I'm Dan and this is my blog. I'm a former high school teacher, former graduate student, and current head of teaching at Desmos. More here.


  1. Doug Belshaw

    March 29, 2008 - 10:03 am

    Thanks for making an issue that has provoked a lot of discussion and which involves shades of grey into a black/white affair. A post showing your usual delicate handling of issues, Dan… ;-)

  2. Benjamin Baxter

    March 29, 2008 - 12:45 pm

    Agreed, Dan.

    Tech in the classroom done right > no tech in the classroom > tech in the classroom done wrong.

    Let’s figure out what works, first. To link you back to your own blog, it seems plenty of people don’t mind doing it wrong.

  3. dan

    March 29, 2008 - 6:55 pm

    I don’t mean to imply that there is only one right way to bring teachers to meaningful technology, just that Doug’s way (which presupposes a teacher’s love of classroom blogging before he’ll approve their blogging) needs work.

  4. Graham Wegner

    March 29, 2008 - 9:46 pm

    Dan, I do find it slightly ironic that you’re using an isolated Leigh Blackall quote to portray the flipside of your point. This is the same Leigh Blackall of Teaching Is Dead, Long Live Learning fame you’re referencing, right?
    You might find that Doug and Leigh have more in common than you realise!