A junior faculty member reflects on his growth as a teacher and says he feels as if he finally has a pedagogical philosophy to state.
A new report on the state of America’s community colleges says that while these institutions are “expected to shoulder the bulk of the challenge” of lifting America’s postsecondary graduation rates, many are not equipped to do the job. The report, … Continue reading ?
American Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten caused an uproar when she called for a moratorium on sanctions tied to Common Core. I don’t have an opinion on that one way or the other, but I do know the AFT and Weingarten really, really like moratoria. My dictionary defines moratorium as a “suspension of activity [...]
Shawn Cornally says: I asked the lead tech developers of several Cedar Rapids companies what they look for when hiring, and they all responded with, “The applicant’s Github [open source] portfolio.” Not their GPA. Not their test scores or transcripts. Their what-have-you-done files. The only way a student can have a Github portfolio is if they have [...]
Around the world, governments have stepped up their efforts to measure and compare the quality of higher-education institutions, says Ellen Hazelkorn.
You may view “Star Trek” as just another science fiction movie, but world renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson doesn’t. Tyson, in the video below, explains that he is a big fan of Star Trek — all of the various television … Continue reading ?
My child has a learning disability. Her Individual Education Plan (IEP) puts her in general education with accommodation. She also receives one hour of pullout reading services each day. She excels in this placement. The school wants to place her in a special education team-taught class because she has an IEP. I want her to [...]
Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy NBC Nightly News coverage of yesterday's 50-school closing day, plus NYT coverage (Despite Protests, Chicago to Close 49 Schools) and a roundup of local coverage at District 299.
CPS approves largest school closure in Chicago's history ChicagoTribune: Months of argument and anguish over Mayor Rahm Emanuel's push for sweeping school closings came to a climax Wednesday as his hand-picked Board of Education voted to shut 49 elementary schools and transfer thousands of children to new classroom settings. Show More Summary
Looking for a cross-platform encryption tool? As I've shared in the past, one of my favorite apps for encrypting content is AESCrypt.com, which is available for Mac, Windows, and Linux. AESCrypt.com does have an Android version (Crypt Lite4All). Show More Summary
At the just concluded ASTD International Conference and Exhibition, on exhibit were, finally, two instances of something that should’ve been obvious. And I’m not alone in having waited. Several years ago, Dr. Will Thalheimer was touting a ‘learning follow-on’ solution, a mechanism to continue to reactivate knowledge after a learning experience. He’s talked about the [...]
Increasingly we are hearing concerns from educators that new education reforms are being rushed, including the Common Core State Standards. At the same time, new teacher evaluation systems are being put into place as well. Here to evaluate the risks … Continue reading ?
Big money doesn’t always win the day. At least it didn’t in a school board race in Los Angeles in which a few million dollars showered on a favored candidate failed to overcome the poorly funded campaign of a fifth-grade … Continue reading ?
Teachers and principals in New York have expressed strong concerns about the new high-stakes standardized tests supposedly aligned with the Common Core State Standards that were recently given to students across the state. The following letter to New York Education … Continue reading ?
Probably the most well received talk at TED Tea Party City was Alien Woman, who shared her personal and moving story of thwarting the alien invasion. This Fantasy TED Talk assignment is brought to you by the ds10zone: Create a scene from a TED Talk being given by a fictional character. Show More Summary
The Exploratorium in San Francisco offers this extensive site that looks into many aspects of baseball.
cc licensed ( BY SA ) flickr photo shared by cogdogblog I’ve lost track of the count, but for 3 or 4 years, Jon Breitenbucher has invited me to remotely present 50+ Web 2.0 Ways to Tell a Story for faculty participating at the College of Wooster’s annuam Faculty Fellowship institute. Show More Summary
If you were hoping to cash in that Borders gift card for the latest Dan Brown novel — or at least hoping to get some cash for it — you're too late. A Manhattan federal judge on Wednesday ruled that the bankrupt and defunct book chain owes nothing to the roughly 17.7 million people who hold $210.5 million in unredeemed gift cards. Full story
Regular readers of this blog know that I don’t always agree with Dr. Jason Glass, Director of the Iowa Department of Education. But I’m going to be one of the first to say how sorry I am that he’s leaving Iowa for his new position as Superintendent of the Eagle County (CO) Schools. I have [...]
The Onion reports on a British royal's pregancy, like so: Kate Middleton Suffering From Morning Sickness (thanks to Jesse Walker)