And Maddest of All to See Education As It Is & Not As It Should Be

The way I tackle life comes from one of my favorite books,  Miguel De Cervantes’ Don Quixote of La Mancha. Briefly, the protagonist of the story, an idealist, is told he is mad and responds, I have lived nearly fifty years, and I have seen life as it is. Pain, misery, hunger … cruelty beyond belief. […]

Happy Holidays from Shelly & Rosco!

This year has been amazing because you have shared with us and inspired us. In April 2009, I began my journey using social media (Twitter, Facebook, Nings, Second Life, blogs, etc.) to develop my passionate/personal learning network (PLN). I was so inspired by my PLN that I sought out to visit you at various conferences and […]

11 of '11 Projects Transforming Education

Adam Simpson, an educator in Turkey, recently challenged bloggers to reflect on and post 11 of their best blog posts of 2011 (11 of 11). Reading several of the blogger’s posts and different takes on it has spurred me to reflect on my past year blogging and collaborating with my passionate/personal learning network (PLN) who […]

30+ Holiday Apps for Creativity & Learning

Part of the Cool Sites series Recently, I presented a webinar with Simple K12, Holiday Apps for Creating Gifts. Children, adolescents, and teens can create very meaningful gifts for friends and family members using several fun apps. The apps are very easy to use, often free, and have various multimedia options. Many integrate images, audio, […]