cc licensed ( BY NC SA ) flickr photo shared by Ed Scottlo! Scottlo!…. SCOTTLOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooo Silence. He seems gone. Lucky for him, Rochelle has stepped up in a big way, completely taking over the LoDown show, evolving it so much, that the old pencil head is completely gone from the logo. Show More Summary
A great tool for students, teachers, and parents to use to understand the math vocabulary used today.
Next week at ISTE 2013, lead presenter Diana Benner and I will be engaging the audience of 152 participants with a problem and approaching it from a Problem-based Learning angle a la PBL-Enhanced Professional Learning. Unfortunately, there are going to be a LOT more people in the room than we counted on--150+. Show More Summary
A nice press release from the Twubs folks...the place to go to easily manage hashtags and searches. I have to admit to some level of irritation at Twitter for nuking their API which makes it possible for 3rd parties to connect, including ones as friendly as Monitter.com and others that are swiftly fading from memory. Show More Summary
But leaders of online virtual institutions from around the world, who gathered this week at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, say they are watching MOOCs closely.
As my colleague, John Nash, regularly reminds me, design thinking facilitators know that whenever any sort of change or innovation is discussed, the yes, but objections are inevitable. However, instead of allowing those resistance points to dominate and defeat promising ideas, design thinkers work hard to try and reframe opposition into possibility by asking the [...]
A colleague recently asked me the following: I recently moved from the UK to the US. When I tried to sync my music, iTunes wiped out all my music on my iPad. Instead of copying the music from my iPad to my computer, it removed all the songs off my iPad. Show More Summary
This is a rather morbid, but important infographic for two reasons. One, it is important to realize the birth and death rates around the world. What causes an increased birth or death rate in one part of the country? How does our country compare? Why is our country different from another area? Secondly, it is [...]
A study suggests that the online video presentations have a positive effect on public perceptions of science, but not on how researchers are viewed within their own disciplines.
The company that makes the popular language-instruction system says it has no interest in replacing teachers, even as it makes deals with colleges to use its product as a teaching tool.
Who invented the automobile? Not an easy question to answer!
There are many ways1 to get content into WordPress other than writing in the normal WP post editor. I figured I’d sketch out at least four and why you might choose one over another. Press This I don’t believe many people notice or use the “Press This” bookmarklet that is located under Settings>Writing or under [...]
Just because I can… I got to thinking about Morgan Spurlock’s self experiment on fast food after reading the ever rapier like Jonathan Rees Sentence First– verdict afterwards: What kind of professor “experiments” in front of tens of thousands of students? Gerry Canavan is right – one who already knows the results. Show More Summary
Last week I flew to Madison, Wisconsin from South Bend, Indiana. There was a short layover in Chicago, and the entire trip was supposed to take a little more than 3 hours. It turns out, a small fire on a plane is good enough cause to ground it (thankfully) and thoroughly checked over by the mechanical [...]
Earlier this Spring I visited Ireland where I was privileged to see and learn about the Book of Kells which has me thinking about how history repeats itself in updated terms. At the time the book was written, a scribe was revered among the people of having a skill that …
Learn about the changes to the Google docs interface in this video tutorial.
A retrospective on the career of award-winning American composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim.
Source: http://goo.gl/2UV9N The role of the CTO is, as you might imagine, rife with temptation. For example, consider the following case: “This defendant is accused of lining his pockets with millions of dollars intended to be used to educate the children of the Cuyahoga Heights School District,” Dettelbach said. Show More Summary
This is a wonderful video from Edutopia in which Diana Rhoten discusses what it means to facilitate learning that is seen as relevant by students. Happy viewing! (and a hat tip to Grant Lichtman)
In most English classes the teacher chooses all of the content in addition to all of the assignments. In some classes you’ll get to choose between a few books, assignments, or essay topics that the teacher has provided. The projects tend to tier upward in terms of sophistication and/or length.1 There is essentially one broad [...]