“I love a wide margin to my life,” wrote Henry David Thoreau. In a culture obsessed with complete knowledge and control, margins can be the place of freedom and discovery.
The margins of books let readers write back to authors. Marginal landscapes hold unnoticed beauty and overlooked possibilities. Marginal people create new ideas and new movements. This blog asks how we might teach and learn differently if we paid more attention to the margins.
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I am interested in how we learn technologies and how technologies help us learn (or don’t). This blog draws on my range of experience teaching college students, building software, and participating in my own children’s education, both formally in public schools and less formally outside them. I was born and raised in Wisconsin but have also spent time in Connecticut and Washington, DC. I currently live in the Madison, Wisconsin area.