I tend to stray from educational strategies that sound like corporate slogans. For the past couple years, I’ve heard educators using the “yes, and…” strategy, and even heard schools building their school missions after it. It intrigued me, but I guess I just wasn’t in the position to put it to the test.
I’ve been inspired by a couple of trends and conversations happening these days. One of them is (obviously) viral stories and how they’re affecting the news and the conversation around education and other “forgotten” topics. In running EdReach, which gains most of its traffic through downloads via Stitcher and iTunes and other podcast platforms, we […]
While the existence of Upworthy and Buzzfeed have certainly made it harder for substantive news and information to reach our news streams, Facebook just made an announcement about a new mobile/sharing/storytelling platform- that is soon to be released: Paper. Paper purports to be a storytelling platform, in the vein of Medium, an app that rises above the […]
At ICE 2012, I hosted a Media Roundtable entitled The Media and Education: Pointing Toward the Positive. It was an eye-opening event, and nothing that we expected. The promo for it is here: http://iceberg.org/node/310
Well, not totally. But most of my fresh, new content can be read at a new collaborative online magazine, EdReach.us. I will continue to use drezac.com as a place to host my personal thoughts, resources, notes, and presentations. However, my voice- will be housed at EdReach.us from now on. What is EdReach? Well, it’s an idea that together- we can […]
The following is my presentation from the Illinois Computing Educators’ Conference from February 2011.
Today is the official launch of EdReach.us, the educational media network, a collaboration by educators from all over the United States. So, why EdReach? Do we really need another Educational blog? There are so many others out there- aren’t there enough? Well, that is true, there are a lot of voices out there. So many […]