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.
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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
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
In January a Duke University student stumbled upon a piece of gossip that would turn out to be valuable to the campus-gossip website CollegiateACB: One of his female classmates at Duke has a side career as a porn star, working underShow More Summary
Leon Botstein says: The essential mechanism of the SAT, the multiple choice test question, is a bizarre relic of long outdated twentieth century social scientific assumptions and strategies. As every adult recognizes, knowing something or how to do something in real life is never defined by being able to choose a “right” answer from a [...]
Image Source: http://goo.gl/Ap9yVv The goal of the technology lending program appears to be a desire to ensure students have access to "loaned equipment" for learning at school and at home. Could this be a move to provide students with...Show More Summary
James Eterno and I went to a forum in Melville, Long Island the other night. James and I are both unionists, advocates and chapter leaders. As a chapter leader, James is kind of my role model. He knows the contract up and down and back and forth. Show More Summary
…and by you, I mean me. …and by blog, I mean reflect. I have written recently about why you can’t click publish. Certainly it’s a thing for many folks. But then there are a bunch of you who say, “I have nothing to write about”. I get it. I haven’t written anything for a month. […]
Jim Groom has a Bavalicious post with musings on where the web went wrong in higher ed, and I highly recommend you read it, as well as some very informed and thoughtful responses in the comments. I am posting an expanded version of my own comment here. Pat Lockley suggests a less sinister rationale for […]
The news of the day is that the DOE has appreantly reversed itself on one of its much-discussed charter co-location decisions -- Success Academy's students aren't "on their own" after all, according to the NY Post (Flip-flop Farina now wants to help charter students). Show More Summary
Sent to the Denver Post, March 7.The Douglas County school superintendent says that students should not just "compare and contrast" but "create and evaluate" and engage in critical thinking ("Educators to state: Let's go above common core," March 6).Agreed. Show More Summary