Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Riders on the Storm

"Riders on the storm, into this house we're born, into this world we're thrown"
-The Doors, (1965-1971)
Riders on the Storm

What images does the word "storm" suggest to you: power, majesty, energy, exilaration; or fear, destruction, uncontrolled chaos?

Will Richardson asks "Why is it so Hard for Educators to Focus on Their Own Learning?" while Clay Burell is troubled by "an education system blindered beyond the school boundaries, and educators largely unwilling to reflect on that."

The tools are available. Most of them are free. Is it lack of time or motivation, or something deeper and more irrational that prevents so many of our colleagues from harnessing the power of the storm that is the digital evolution?

"If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thru' narrow chinks of his cavern."
- William Blake,
English engraver, illustrator, & poet (1757 - 1827) "The Marriage of Heaven and Hell"

1 comment:

Unknown said...

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