Top posts

Here is a running list of what I consider to be my top posts on this blog (newest ones on top).

2009

  1. Video – Did You Know? 4.0 (Sep 14)
  2. We trust you with the children but not the Internet (Sep 11)
  3. Don’t teach your kids this stuff. Please? (Aug 26)
  4. Education and Learning to Think (Aug 19)
  5. “I’m not good at math.” “I’m not very good at computers.” (Aug 16)
  6. Sometimes you hit a home run, sometimes you strike out (Aug 15)
  7. Slide – Any educator that buys wall maps or globes should be fired (Aug 13)
  8. Why is it so hard for us to do the right thing? (Aug 2)
  9. NECC – Why aren’t you having a bigger impact? (Jul 30)
  10. Do most educational games suck? (Jul 23)
  11. NECC – Effective leadership in an era of disruptive innovation (Jul 13)
  12. 15 questions to ask about the technology leadership in your school district (Jul 12)
  13. Are our training efforts helping educators or enabling codependence? (Jul 10)
  14. Walking out on bad presenters (Jun 25)
  15. Technology boot camp for administrators (Jun 19)
  16. CASTLE Summer Book Club – We have liftoff! (Jun 15)
  17. Help wanted – Parents who are blogging about their local schools? (May 29)
  18. What if you could find every school, district, or university Twitter feed in one place? (May 25)
  19. What if every Iowa educator on Twitter could find each other? (May 25)
  20. Top 10 K12 Online 2008 podcasts for busy school administrators (May 24)
  21. Top 20 TED Talks podcasts for busy school administrators (May 23)
  22. Are educational leadership faculty seen as ‘leaders’ by the leaders that they serve? (May 19)
  23. It’s not ‘the tests.’ It’s us. (May 14)
  24. 8 indispensable items for presenters (May 9)
  25. Survivor, witch hunts, and the quest for teacher quality (May 2)
  26. Help wanted: Model 21st century schools? (Apr 20)
  27. Facebook, college students, and lower grades (Apr 15)
  28. Immunizing your graduates from economic downturns (Apr 5)
  29. Would you send your child to school with a laptop from home? (Mar 25)
  30. Help wanted: Sites that connect classrooms across the globe? (Mar 11)
  31. The Iowa series – Wrap-up (Mar 7)
  32. Help wanted – Building a new secondary school (Mar 3)
  33. High school grading: Mastery v. handing things in (Feb 24)
  34. The Game of School – Wrap-up (Feb 22)
  35. It’s not a revolution unless someone gets hurt (Feb 5)
  36. A taste of honey (Feb 2)
  37. Beware outside consultants? – Willard Daggett, Ruby Payne, me (and others), and hiring organizations (Dec 26, 27, & 30, 2008; Jan 3)

2008

  1. It’s time to play… Spot that holiday violation 2008! (Dec 17)
  2. World-class potty training (Dec 6)
  3. Tech coordinator pushback (Dec 2)
  4. Top 50 P-12 Edublogs? – Technorati shakeup (Nov 28); see also Top 50 P-12 Edublogs? – June 2008 (Jun 4)
  5. I said, they said (Nov 27)
  6. Teaching administrators about Wikipedia (Nov 19)
  7. Student-delivered PD: An idea whose time has come? (Nov 5)
  8. K12 Online 2008 – My presentation is up! (Oct 28)
  9. Can a computer lecture better than a human? (Oct 22)
  10. 2008 Education Blogosphere Survey results (Oct 19)
  11. DRAFT – Statewide 21st century learning system (Oct 9)
  12. Survey results – It’s the first day of school (2008)! (Sep 27)
  13. I don’t like my district’s AUP (Sep 12)
  14. We need to build community capacity (a.k.a. Agreeing with Jeff Utecht) (Sep 6)
  15. What’s the best way to ensure mastery of low-level content? (Aug 29)
  16. From the head of Zeus (Aug 17)
  17. Video games and learning: Individualization, simulation, and complexity (Aug 3)
  18. Productive and powerful (Jul 29)
  19. Leadership Day 2008 – Summary (Jul 23)
  20. Are 21st century skills a solution to a problem that doesn’t exist? (Jul 19)
  21. The personalization – and polarization – of America (Jul 16); see also Narrowcasting (Feb 13, 2007)
  22. Leadership Day 2008 – We have neglected our leaders (Jul 7)
  23. Ed tech quarantine? (Jun 18)
  24. What I get to do every day (Jun 9)
  25. Why don’t we do more pre-testing? (Jun 2)
  26. Contest: Dismaying class assignments (May 30)
  27. So what if schools don’t prepare kids for the 21st century? (May 21); see also Overblown alarmism and empty rhetoric (Mar 14, 2007)
  28. Blocking the future (May 2)
  29. Low ability teachers, low ability students? (May 2)
  30. The importance of educator perceptions (Apr 23)
  31. 2008 Fantastic Commenter Award (Apr 22); see also Know a great commenter? (May 15, 2007)
  32. Dear Jon letter (a.k.a. The world doesn’t care about you) (Apr 12)
  33. Four charts (Apr 9)
  34. Creating our own lament (Apr 8)
  35. A tale of two posts: The vortex and the virus (Mar 27)
  36. The world is spiky (Mar 12)
  37. Cell phone cameras in the K-12 classroom: Punishable offenses or student-citizen journalism? (Mar 6)
  38. Data done right (Feb 6)
  39. School law blogs (Jan 21)
  40. Do the math (Jan 16)
  41. Convergent v. divergent thinking in K-12 schools (Jan 15)
  42. Right of refusal (Jan 7); see also Conditions of employment (Jan 8) and Right of refusal – Follow-up (Jan 28)
  43. Great blogs for busy administrators (Jan 3)

2007

  1. DABA: Blogs that deserve a bigger audience (Dec 28)
  2. Just say no to Wikipedia (Nov 30)
  3. Responsibility for asking the right questions (Nov 27)
  4. Technology usage and overlap (Nov 21)
  5. Creating digitally-interested administrators (Oct 24)
  6. Duty of care (Oct 10)
  7. 2nd grade tedium (Oct 4)
  8. Surveillance society, safe schools (Oct 3)
  9. Dear superintendent (Sep 26)
  10. Why is staff development so bad? (Sep 12)
  11. School data tutorials (Sep 3)
  12. It’s the first day of school (again)! (Aug 23)
  13. Top edublogs – Aug 2007 (Aug 1) and Linked (Aug 15); see also Top edublogs? (Jan 29)
  14. Leadership Day – Summary (Jul 18)
  15. Vision challenge – Part 1 (Jul 6) and Vision challenge – Part 2 (Jul 21)
  16. Professional development for the leaders (Jul 4)
  17. Misalignment (Jul 2)
  18. Did You Know? 2.0 (Jun 22)
  19. Can we afford to give every child in America a laptop? (Jun 20)
  20. Change Week wrap-up (Jun 11)
  21. Great teacher + inappropriate web site? (May 31)
  22. The aggregate impact of individual choices (May 2)
  23. Principal blogging not allowed (May 1)
  24. Well? What’s your answer? (May 1)
  25. Key question (Apr 26)
  26. Margaret Spellings is under fire (Apr 20)
  27. Don’t hold your breath (Apr 18)
  28. Administrator’s guide to cyberbullying (Mar 30)
  29. The hits just keep on coming (Mar 19)
  30. Are you smarter than a fifth grader? (Mar 17)
  31. Social justice (Mar 2)
  32. Online multimedia textbooks: A strategic investment and Online multimedia textbooks: Follow-up (Feb 20)
  33. Scholarship 2.0 (Feb 16)
  34. Assessing 21st century skills (Feb 14)
  35. A new story + a BHAG (Jan 31)
  36. 100% proficiency on old skills? (Jan 26)
  37. Gone Fischin’ (Jan 19)
  38. The results are in! (Jan 17)
  39. Future of learning manifesto (Jan 6)
  40. What do students need to memorize? (Jan 3)

2006

  1. The future of academic publishing (Nov 6)
  2. Riding llamas in Peru (Nov 8)
  3. Gaming, cognition, and education – Wrap-up (Oct 30)
  4. Not enough time to be data-driven (Oct 18)
  5. Posting student photos on the Web (Sep 27)
  6. Should schools allow teachers to use outside technology tools? (Sep 22)
  7. Are educational leadership faculty future-oriented? (Sep 19)
  8. If you took away technology (Sep 18)
  9. Digital kids. Analog schools. (Sep 14)
  10. Why blog as an administrator? – Wrap-up (Sep 11)
  11. It’s the first day of school! (Sep 5)
  12. Who are our technology leaders? – Part 2 (Aug 25)
  13. Defeatist schools (Aug 24)
  14. Servant leadership? (Aug 23)

And, of course, the most important post of all was my first one! (Aug 15, 2006)

One Response to “Top posts”

Leave a Reply

Switch to our mobile site