Engaging Students Is More Than Sparkledust

I’m troubled by the use of the term student engagement. I’m troubled because the phrase has been so overused as to lose any real meaning in most cases. I’m concerned that in some cases it seems that engagement means being…

What’s Your Story? Telling Beautifully Illustrated Stories with Your Photographs

I’m an amateur shutterbug. I’ve always love photography but the advent of the digital camera, I really became enamoured of the process.  I’ve spent years practicing at all the details of shooting with a digital single-lens reflex camera (DLSR).  I can…

Boldly Going Where No One Has Gone Before (or Have They)?

I love this time of year.  There is an excitedment about starting again, starting fresh.  There is an opportunity to learn from prior experience and  yet forging a new path while letting go of things that didn’t go quite as…

Leaping into Transforming Instruction

For many years, I sought the right words to describe my vision for instructional technology. It’s not that I didn’t know what I wanted but being able to clearly and succinctly describe IT was a struggle. And a lesson that…

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