It’s Okay To Be Smart • Physicist is both to my mouth and ears so awkward… ““Physicist is both to my mouth and ears so awkward that I think I shall never use it. The equivalent of three separate sounds of “i” in one word is too much.” Michael Faraday (1791-1867) was not fond of […]
The Canadian Association of Law Libraries Mentoring Program is open for 2014.This is a unique opportunity for CALL members to grow professionally and network within the profession:"The CALL Mentorship Program is an initiative intended to connect law library professionals pursuing new professional development with more experienced professionals. Show More Summary
Submitted to the Indy Star, March 8, 2014Tim Swarens writes that "Diane Ravitch’s opposition to accountability isn’t realistic," (March 7) because we need to "identify those who excel and those who lag behind."Agreed. But we don't need to test every child every year on every subject to find this out. Show More Summary
My family calendar, now on Google, reminds me that tomorrow is the day my mother’s father passed away, in 1957, years before I was even born. I guess you can say he would have been something like 112 years old. I hardly know much about Harry. Show More Summary
cc licensed ( BY NC ) flickr photo shared by Thomas Hawk I have never been the Devil’s advocate but occasionally I play him on the Internet. This started as a comment on Jim’s post so reading that might make this make some sort of sense. There are no halcyon1 days of yore. I keep […]
Should government funds be spent trying to educate severely disabled children like the late Ethan Rediske, who was severely brain-damaged, blind and confined to a wheelchair? Andrea Rediske, his mom, explains in this powerful post why the answer is “yes” — but why insisting on giving him and other severely disabled children standardized tests is ludicrous. […]
What is Social Emotional Learning? According to the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning, it involves the processes through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes and skills...Show More Summary
Anne Rice has tackled vampires, werewolves and witches in her fiction, but now the bestselling novelist is taking on a real-life enemy: the anonymous "anti-author gangsters" who attack and threaten writers online. http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/mar/04/anne-rice-protests-bullying-amazon-petition The...Show More Summary
http://www.ohio.com/news/library-s-shelfies-put-witty-twist-on-social-media-photos-1.471428 What do you get when bookshelves pose for a picture? A group shelfie, of course. Go ahead and groan, but give the Akron-Summit County Public Library credit for a pretty good visual pun.
This great little game lets users move a boat around in the water by changing the boat’s speed or the water current’s speed.
cc licensed ( BY SA ) flickr photo shared by Tom WoodwardLeave me to my drink. cc licensed ( BY SA ) flickr photo shared by Tom Woodward cc licensed ( BY SA ) flickr photo shared by Tom Woodward cc licensed ( BY SA ) flickr photo shared by Tom Woodward cc licensed ( […]
cc licensed ( BY NC ) flickr photo shared by Jack Zalium I’m slinging the axe, and going deep into the mine, building a new syndication site for my colleagues at Virginia Commonwealth University. It’s a bit under wraps, or so I guess, so I can be deliberately vague. Show More Summary
How’s this for innovative marketing? The International Baccalaureate® is a non-profit educational foundation that offers several intellectually challenging programs for students from the ages of 3 to 19 that are used in schools around the world. In the United States, there are some 1,495 schools that offer one or more of the IB programs, and there […]
Here's the trailer for "Take Away One," about the story of educator and author Mary Baratta-Lorton, whose revolutionary ideas about hands-on learning "transformed nearly every classroom in America" and whose murder remains a mystery. Screening in NYC next week. More about it here.
More than 400 educators, citizens, bloggers, activists and parents met in Austin, Texas for the first Annual Network for Public Education Conference. The press release just doesn't seem to be getting much press. Diane Ravitch was on the Ed Show last night on MSNBC. Show More Summary
As Jim has noted, we are working on an article on the theme of innovation lost. One section of the piece as it stands is a fairly full-throated attack on the Learning Management System. Jim pulls out one of the critiques in his most recent post, we have drafted others. But to my mind, the […]
"Death by a thousand cuts," I recall my Dad complaining after something had occurred. Then, he'd laugh and things would be OK again. But it wasn't until much later that I asked, "What does he mean, 'death by a thousand cuts?'" Although...Show More Summary
A few announcements from the Google Education branch that may get some folks excited: New Chromebook Announced View online Google Play for Education Announcements (source) Reassign apps as needed - When students transfer or change grades, schools shouldn’t lose the investments they’ve made in great apps. Show More Summary
Note: I wrote this blog entry and it's been sitting in my DRAFT pile. I thought I'd share it. A few brief moments ago, I reached saturation point. I found myself "dragging," uninterested in writing blog entries and more fascinated by reading books. Show More Summary
cc licensed ( BY NC ND ) flickr photo shared by Scott Maxworthy It’s almost ready to share. I’ve been working on and off since August (a project I thought I could do in a month) on turning the ds106 Assignment Bank into a customizable WordPress theme that could be used for any kind of collection of “Things to Do”. Show More Summary