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Who Dominates Learning?

Got an e-mail this morning that was titled “Google’s Dominance in U.S. K-12 Schools Revealed In EdWeek Market Brief Special Report.” According to the summary, Google is now a “bona fide education company” because it meets schools’ demand for “simple, easy-to-integrate products.” Yay. Show More Summary

WP JSON to Timeline JS

As part of some thoughts on building out a series of reflective views for student portfolio blogs, I thought seeing your WordPress posts in the TimelineJS view might be a useful way to look back over your progress. I intend to wrap this...Show More Summary

Privileging an ideology of individualism

Audrey Watters said: These new technologies, oriented towards consumers and consumption, privilege an ideology of individualism. In education technology, as in advertising, this is labeled “personalization.” The flaw of traditional education systems, we are told, is that they focus too much on the group, the class, the collective. So we see education being reframed as […]

A Great Way to Personalize Geography and Culture

Beautiful photos and stories build cultural knowledge, self-awarene

Judging school success by test scores. And only test scores.

John Merrow said: Apparently it’s pretty simple for the folks administering the Broad Prize in Urban Education: Successful School Reform boils down to higher test scores. There is no public sign that anyone at the Foundation is questioning whether living and dying by test scores is a sensible pedagogy that benefits students. There is no public […]

Maintaining Innovation

“Innovation” might be the most used word to frame the current narrative of change in education. It’s been used to drive the use of technology but also as my friend George done, used to change mindsets. It’s difficult to argue against...Show More Summary

TakingITGlobal: Tobacco Trivia

This site contains a game that tests your knowledge of tobaccos’ harmful ingredients, health costs, financial costs, side effects, and more.

Free Digital Library Earns Top Grades From Teachers

Seemingly boundless library includes popular, well-loved authors and series.

Weekly Web Harvest for 2017-05-14

Judge rules emoji are proof of intent One piece of evidence used against the defendants was an emoji-filled text message they sent to Dahan, which mentioned the house and included the emoji chain “?.” Animating the Virtual DOM by sdrasner...Show More Summary

Tech Director Chat #41 – Making Technology Work…..Kind Of

Does technology work in the classroom? Sure, f it turns on, runs reliably, but does it actually shift instruction? Does technology fundamentally change the process or system of how we instruct students? Yes….and no. Blended learning makes it easier to host asynchronous discussions with students, and gives them access to resources and materials that would […]

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