Here, from the White House, is the text of President Obama’s speech on Friday to the graduation class at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis. Obama is the 16th U.S. president to speak at the Annapolis graduation since its founding … Continue reading ?
In the most recent issue of The Lawyers Weekly, Erik Arnold summarizes a study he wrote with Errol Soriano on trends and practices concerning the use of expert evidence in common law jurisdictions around the world.The study, which was...Show More Summary
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton just vetoed a line item inserted into the state’s higher education legislation that would have given $1.5 million to Teach For America over two years. This is what he said in an explanatory letter to the … Continue reading ?
It's odd to live in a country where one billionaire can single-handedly control the education of our public schoolchildren. Gates, of course, sends his own kids to private school, so they won't be subject to the untested, unproven nonsense for which our children serve as guinea pigs. Show More Summary
I've been having a play around with Scribefire, which is a blogging application you can use from within your browser. In this test, I tried the 'blog this page' feature, which enables you to, er, blog the web page you have open. It's...Show More Summary
Architect Alastair Parvin presents a simple but provocative idea: what if, instead of architects creating buildings for those who can afford to commission them, regular citizens could design and build their own houses? The concept is...Show More Summary
May can be a month of extremes in weather and the formation of tornadoes is one example of those extremes.
cc licensed ( BY NC ) flickr photo shared by Tom Sigh, I found a case where my script was not working (it was for photo ownsers who never set themselves a nickname). I had to dig in deeper than I have gone with XPath, and was mostly my own ignorance as to whay I was having trouble extracting the right string. Show More Summary
I’ve been meaning to do this for a long time but somehow never did. I want to see what happens if we build a custom Google Search Engine for VA educational content. I know we duplicate things a million times over. I’m hoping this might help. It’s low effort enough to make. Essentially, I’d like [...]
Let’s keep this relatively short and simple shall we? I’ve spent just a month shy of 10 years in education, and I feel as though some days I know just about as much as I did on day one in the teaching field. I’m not going to call it an industry, because that term would [...]
Here's a terrific reading of Robert Graves' "Welsh Incident". The voice is Richard Burton's. The creeping monsters are from Wales, or not. (thanks to Charles Cameron)
On Wednesday, OPB ran one of the better stories I have heard within mainstream media on the Common Core standards; the piece was reported by Rob Manning. The piece focused on adoption within Oregon, and contains gems like this quotation...Show More Summary
I don’t get to attend the meetings between educators and policymakers when they talk about teacher ‘accountability,’ but this is how I envision the conversation often plays out… Happy viewing!
A poem made of TZ episod titles? Oh yeah, brought on by Todd Conaway. Mine is called Be Sure The Job Is Done… I Shot An Arrow Into The Air And When The Sky Was Opened The Four Of Us Are Dying Where Is Everybody? You Drive The Fear A Hundred Yards Over The Rim A Nice Place To Visit The Grave The Fear The Lateness Of The Hour The Silence What’s In The Box He’s Alive
cc licensed ( BY NC ND ) flickr photo shared by craig.letourneau.photography I’ve known Cole Camplese for some time, we’ve blogged together, presented together, hung out all night after dull conferences together, drank together, I’ve dropped in and stayed at his house several times. Show More Summary
Fifty-eight members of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences said they were "deeply concerned" about the "cost and consequences" of the university's massive open online courses.
Having recently spoken in Hamilton about the Ten Trends at a CORE Breakfast my mind is already thinking forward to what lies on the horizon for 2013, so it was with interest I read this morning the latest McKinsey report on Disruptive Technologies: advances that will transorm life, business, and the global economy. What I like [...]
Fact #1: A lot of people in the education establishment don’t like U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. Fact #2: The guy who chose Duncan doesn’t particularly care about Fact #1. Fact #3: That guy’s opinion is the only one that matters. I mention this because there will be a new business item introduced at [...]
Isaac Sweeney describes two new programs at his college that he hopes are a sign of more innovative things to come in higher education.
Here’s an interesting review of Mal Lee’s Bring Your Own Technology. It’s good because, in my opinion, it’s pretty spot on. I also think the format is interesting. Related articles At What Age Should Kids Be Exposed To Technology? [You Told Us] (makeuseof.com)