some random links…

“Game shows are designed to make us feel better about the random, useless facts that are all we have left of our education.
– Chuck Palahniuk

A couple of random but powerful links came to me this morning.  As is often the case these links came to me from all over the place; some more surprising then others.

The first was sent to me by the elementary literacy specialist here at CMS.  This was a little surprising as she is an admitted technophobe (and my wife).  It was one of the many posts that my NetVibes had marked as unread.  Take a quick look at the “Seven Stupid Mistakes Teachers Make Using Technology” from the always fantastic Blue Skunk blog.

The Second was this video, which i think does a fantastic job of demonstrating what i believe should be our goal in EdTech:

I love the focus on Personal Learning Networks;  I really feel that this is the term that we should all be using.

Finally this video found itself in front of me this morning (found here).  I find it to be a great little motivator if you are in need of a “pick me up” today.