All Blogs / Industries / Education / New

More sinkholes open up under countries on opposite ends of the Earth

5 hours agoEducation / Learning : Infocult

Sinkholes ripped out the ground from under two English-speaking nations on either end of the Earth this week. In Britain, a pit yawned right through a street and bits of St. Albans lawns. Residents reported hearing a crash as the...

Weekly Web Harvest (weekly)

Podcast: the only way to get evidence-based policy is to embrace ambiguity in science / Boing Boing “The reality is that, in the world of science and research, the “truth” is messy, and evolving. There’s this moment in an interview that every researcher dreads: “Yes, Dr Knowitall, but are you certain?” But researchers say to […]

Surprise! NEA Endorses Hillary

I’ll just repeat what I wrote last March 26: The union also sent questionnaires to 20 people it thinks might run for President. Fifteen of them are Republicans, including John Bolton and Ben Carson. One is independent Bernie Sanders. That makes 16 wasted stamps. The four Democrats are Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Martin O’Malley and […]

Eli Broad and the Clintons: Update of the Update

By Ken Derstine @ Defend Public Education! October 3, 2015 On October 1st, the LA Times printed an article by journalist Evan Halper that went into the opposition in teachers unions to union leaders endorsement of Hillary Clinton for president. Show More Summary

The back-to-school-night speech we’d love to hear

This was inspired by an occasional feature in Mad magazine called “Scenes We’d Like to See” — and counter-inspired by some back-to-school talks we’ve actually heard. It was written by Alfie Kohn, author of 14 books on education, parenting, and human behavior, including, most recently, The Myth of the Spoiled Child and Schooling Beyond Measure. […]

Second Palo Alto Library Closed For Bed Bugs

Topic: Libraries Another library is closed because of a bed bugs - this time it's the Rinconada Library in Palo Alto, the second library in this city affected in the last few weeks, and at least the third library in the Bay Area to host the tiny pests. From Second Palo Alto Library Closed For Bed Bugs | NBC Bay Area Tweet

Seed libraries sow more than good will

Topic: Libraries They call it a seed library, but you won’t get any fines for overdue seeds. In fact, the library doesn’t want you to return the seeds you borrow. When you have grown them, and saved seeds from the plants you grew, seed...Show More Summary

OCLC prints last library catalog cards

Topic: Cataloging DUBLIN, Ohio, October 1, 2015—OCLC printed its last library catalog cards today, officially closing the book on what was once a familiar resource for generations of information seekers who now use computer catalogs and online search engines to access library collections around the world. From OCLC prints last library catalog cards Tweet

Full Court Press

Not taking any chances, NEA brought in Hillary Clinton to address the board of directors this morning in advance of their vote on endorsing her.

Internet Archive Founder Brewster Kahle on Preserving Knowledge and Affordable Housing

Topic: Librarians Brewster Kahle wants all knowledge to be accessible digitally. He has worked for over 25 years to make that dream a reality. Kahle is the founder of the Internet Archive, a free online library that preserves books, movies, music, software and even websites via its Wayback Machine. Show More Summary

The Future of the Internet Is Flow

Topic: Internet The Future of the Internet Is Flow Forget the clunky Web. The future of the online world will be a river of information flowing through time From The Future of the Internet Is Flow - WSJ Tweet

Superior Multi-function Photography App Shines

Top-notch photography app crams in professional functionality

American Museum of Tort Law (the "Ralph Nader" Museum) Opens in Connecticut

Check out the September 28, 2015 article in The New Yorker on Ralph Nader's Tort Museum.Last month, the American Museum of Tort Law opened in Winsted, Connecticut.The museum is the idea of the famous American consumer advocate and lawyer Ralph Nader who comes from Winsted:"Nader’s consumer-protection advocacy is the lifeblood of the museum. Show More Summary

Canadian Forum on Civil Justice September 2015 Access to Justice Newsletter

The non-profit Canadian Forum on Access to Justice (CFCJ) publishes a monthly newsletter about Access to Justice.The latest issue of the newsletter includes: an article on the Final Report of the CFCJ’s Cost of Civil Justice Attrition in BC's Courts news about the United Nations Global Study on Legal Aid news about conferences

Why Arne Duncan’s Replacement Will Have a Much Tougher Job

Arne Duncan’s decision to leave his post as secretary of education—with just one year to go in his boss’ presidency—could mostly be about family, or it could mostly be about politics, or it could be a jumble of the two. But it is clear that Duncan’s successor John King, who is already working as a deputy U.S. Show More Summary

It happens

We learn via an email from BCNet that the online video company MediaCore has been acquired (by Workday, who like quite the behemoth in the making) and the platform is shutting down. As a result BCNet’s “MSO with MediaCore will no longer be operational.” Bummer. MediaCore looked like a promising option. Particularly because there are […]

CTO: 7 tips for doing first things first @tx_cto_council

Originally published at SchoolCIO: Over the years, I've had the chance to chat with many CTOs and tech directors Directors about starting out in a new place of employment. This list of 7 tips for "new" CTOs on what to do first is based on those conversations. Show More Summary

Learning at #TechDaySA #edtech #txed

Planning to attend the no-cost, learning event known as TechDaySA ? If it's not on your calendar for November 7, 2015, you might want to check it out! Visit online We invite you to join us for our FIRST "TCEA Area 20 Tech Field Day"....Show More Summary

Looking for Jobs

If you’re an American educator, then chances are you have applied for different jobs in various school districts. Aside from the value inherent in the process of getting to know who you are, what you’re about, how to format your education...Show More Summary

In Newark Only a Corporate Relay Grad Degree Will Get You a Raise

The CorpEd teacher contract that Weingarten and Christie helped to put together has expired, even though it remains in effect. I found this interesting detail in a piece at Huffington Post: One major reason the union hasn't asked toShow More Summary

Copyright © 2015 Regator, LLC