So, there you are, basking in your new-found freedom to report to parents what their children can actually do in Computing and ICT, when the data impresario in your school says they want you to supply the school office with a “Level” for each child. Show More Summary
Following Columbine and 9-11 came No Child Left Behind, which together created a perfect storm of oppressive school practices that would play out most harshly among the poor. With NCLB’s impossible testing targets, urban schools in particular...Show More Summary
Yahoo reports on a very sad death. A police scanner fan fond of Twitter tweeted about a car accident, which turned out to involve her husband. The tweet updates show someone experiencing the gradual awareness of horror and grief through...
(This post ran previously in June.) One of the most famous quotes of the revered Nelson Mandela is about education: Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. Here are a few other Mandela quotes about the importance of education: The power of education extends beyond the development of […]
From last night's MSNBC, All In host Chris Hayes breaks new ground by having Michelle Rhee on the show and declaims lack of philanthropic support and political attention towards reducing child poverty (vs. reforming schools). Rhee tries to get a word in (what's that neon logo glowing behind her?)
Although the project is six years old, I still get regular wikispace member requests for the original 50+ Web 2.0 Ways to Tell a Story Wiki — out of curiousity I sorted the members role to see the earliest subscribers Look at that, no surprise, Nancy White was the first. Show More Summary
Ken Robinson's TED Talk about schools and creativity is one of the most-watched videos online. Click below for some gifs from the speech to remind you of what makes it so good. It's one big series of GIFs so it goes on for a while. Otherwise the post would stretch way down. ted:
As more and more aspects of higher education become digitized or enhanced by technology, the process of applying to college and planning a successful career there has followed suit. The problem? Students still fall through the cracks. A...Show More Summary
Internet2, an education-technology consortium that develops and maintains networks and education and research applications, has added audio- and videoconferencing services to a portfolio of cloud-based offerings available to member colleges. The...Show More Summary
Davidson College has teamed up with the College Board and edX, the nonprofit provider of massive open online courses, to create online teaching modules for high-school students taking Advanced Placement courses in calculus, macroeconomics,...Show More Summary
Our team’s analysis of the Sandy Hook Final Report released by the Connecticut State’s Attorney continues with 10 key lessons learned for school security and emergency preparedness. While additional details may be revealed in forthcoming documents from the Connecticut State Police, 10 important lessons from Sandy Hook have emerged based upon the final report, information [...]Show More Summary
Over at the Atlantic's education page, check out my top education stories of the year and let me know if you agree or disagree. There's something for everyone. Or, try and guess my 9 and see how many you get right. I'm going with #ed2013 but that's probably already been used or won't take off. Image via the Atlantic.
Are you going you ignore a woman in leather boots, a starred bikini bottom, and armed with a whip? Are you? Once she is done inspecting the Japanese Navy, she’s looking for you. Get cracking. I’ve set in motion over the next four days another experiment in the ds106 Daily Create. In the last year, […]
Creating a positive message about students using techno […]
This photo of the Transantarctic Mountains would make a fine illustration for Lovecraft's At the Mountains of Madness (1936). This image of the Transantarctic Mountains was taken from the NASA P-3 airborne laboratory on Nov. 27, 2013, near the end...
The Law Reform Commission of Ireland has released its Report on Aspects of Domestic Violence Law: "The Report examines two specific issues concerning the current law of domestic violence."1. Bail law and domestic violence cases "TheShow More Summary
The November 2013 issue of Connected is available online. The bulletin covers news about the impact of new social media on courts. Most of the items are about the United States, but there is occasional coverage of other jurisdictions. The bulletin is published by the Virginia-based National Center for State Courts (NCSC) and the Conference of Court Public Information Officers.
Now that we are in the most difficult part of the fall semester, with paper grading, holiday responsibilities, and end-of-term planning in full swing, I have noticed an uptick in those distracting emails that some folks love to send....Show More Summary
From Montgomery County Schools Superintendent Joshua Starr — a tweet that education policymakers who like to tell educators what to do should consider: Labor Secretary Tom Perez: “what do you think” is one of most important sentences for any workplace. — Joshua Starr (@mcpssuper) December 5, 2013
I might be more interested in this Twitter feud between Alexander Russo and Sabrina Joy Stevens (see his blog post for details) if it involved a TV show viewed by more than, oh, 100 people or so.