Ok, I've already paid my $40 for two years of Flickr, moved much of my image collection over there from PicasaWeb--which was murdered by Google in its attempt to make Google + more attractive--but Flickr has left me desiring more.As I heard on NPR today, Yahoo acquired Tumblr. Show More Summary
How much can antivirus/anti-malware cost a school district? As much as $300,000 for a 3 year contract, depending on the number of "endpoints" you have to protect. Even small districts suffer the cost of protecting Windows and Macintosh computers again viruses and malware.Although great appliances (e.g. Show More Summary
" What else is lost when we go to iPads?," asked a colleague for a school district. His question threw me off a bit as I pondered it for a moment. What's LOST? I reflected, wondering what had been lost. Then, I stumbled around a bit,...Show More Summary
http://mover.io/ Earlier this year, my enthusiasm for CloudHQ knew no bounds (except financing)! I was thrilled at a tool that let me move content from one cloud storage space (e.g. Evernote) to another (e.g. Dropbox). Yesterday, I played...Show More Summary
The Spring 2013 issue of Law Library Journal is available on the website of the American Association of Law Libraries.Among the many articles, the following attracted my attention: Training in FCIL Librarianship for Tomorrow’s WorldShow More Summary
For regular readers of my blog, you may have already guessed that the dancing mushrooms above can only mean one thing….I’m about to succumb to another intensive 5 weeks of DS106, the best digital storytelling course in this universe, although I’m told it will soon be available in many of the other multiverses. For those that many [...]
This past weekend, a few of us tweeted at each other about enabling Google + in schools. Throughout the whole discussion, I equated Google + with Hangouts. While Google+ is great and all, I've really embraced Twitter as the avenue for crafting my PLN. Show More Summary
A national atheist group said Monday that it will donate its literature for use in cabins and lodges in Georgia's state parks after the governor's recent decision to allow Bibles there. David Silverman, president of the Cranford, N.J.-based...Show More Summary
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There are numerous worthwhile speakers in this segment, but at rroughly the 22 minute mark, AEI's Rick Hess shows up onstage in his trademark cargo shorts and flipflops, and delivers a rushed, somewhat impassioned speech that hits aShow More Summary
So far, Florida’s new state superintendent of education, Tony Bennett, is having what seems like an awfully good time. He’s head of one of the most pro-reform school systems in the nation. He’s got the support of both the governor, Rick Scott, who tapped him for the job, and a powerful business and reform community headed by former governor Jeb Bush. Show More Summary
We English professors do our best to lay a solid foundation, but students are never going to build on that foundation unless other professors encourage and expect them to.
Harvard University students signed and delivered a petition to President Drew Faust demanding an investigation into how the school awarded a doctorate in 2009 based on a dissertation that claimed that Hispanics are not as smart as whites. The degree … Continue reading ?
Instead of robust public education, we have Mr. Zuckerberg’s “rescue” of Newark’s schools. - NYT oped contributor George Packer (Inequality and the Modern Culture of Celebrity)
The idea of giving students a choice of where to go school — with public funds — may sound good, but there are problems attached. The following post explains some of them. It was written by David A. Pickler, president … Continue reading ?
A Twitter image update produces an accidentally satirical error: Here is the intended image, which is pretty funny. (via Jesse Walker)
I was reading a summary of a speech given by NEA executive director John Stocks to the union’s board of directors a couple of weeks ago, and he called on the assemblage to “get off defense and get on offense.” He described some of the ways NEA has been on the offensive in the past [...]
What has gone wrong with headteachers? My old head was a nun so severe she could reduce you to a puddle of pitiful inadequacy with one withering look. Her office was always full of girls scrubbing make-up from their faces with dry paper towels. My Doctor Marten boots sat in that office for months (apparently [...]
Here are some interesting items from over the weekend and long-form sites and magazines I don't get to during the week: New Dade Cty teachers union boss Fedrick Ingram rose from poverty to president MiamiHerald ow.ly/lbzVr via @RoxannaElden...Show More Summary
Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Segment via NBC -- apparently the First Lady's only HS commencement speech this year.