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Top 5 articles on the ICT & Computing in Education website

What are the 5 most viewed items on the ICT & Computing in Education website? To find out, I trawled through the archives and the data. The answer to that question surprised me. I wonder if it will surprise you as well.

Picturing History, Comics Creators in Conversation | Comic Con 2016

Drawing an exuberant crowd, the panel "Race & Sexuality: A Conversation with Ta-Nehisi Coates, Tee "Vixen" Franklin & Steve Orlando," moderated by comics scholar Jonathan W. Gray featured veteran comics writers and newcomers alike.

AM News: Tonight's Debate, Labor Funding, State Grad Rates, & More

Where Donald Trump And Hillary Clinton Stand On 10 Policy Issues [including education] : NPR Labor funding to outside political groups increases 38% as part of an effort to boost Clinton - WSJ Which States Have Seen the Most Progress (or None at All) on Graduation Rates? - Education Week L.A. Show More Summary

I Hate Subbing

Some of my colleagues love it. After all, it's a chance to make 27 bucks, or whatever it is, for minimal effort. Who really expects you to teach Chinese or physics or whatever? Not anyone reasonable. The teacher is absent, and someone has to go in there and make sure the students don't throw one another out of windows. Show More Summary

Tech & Learning's Stellar Service Awards 2016

Tech & Learning's Stellar Service Awards are upon us and we need your help! We are asking you, the reader, to vote for this year's winners between now and October 28th. Below, we've listed all the ca..

Five Questions with Pam Borden, Law Society of PEI Library

The Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL) has been running a series of member profiles called Five Questions With...The most recent interview is with Pam Borden, Library Manager of the Law Society of PEI Library in Charlottetown.Many...Show More Summary

My Slides from #InternetLibrarian 2016

I’m at Internet Librarian 2016 (20th year for this conference – wow!) this week, learning lots of cool stuff. I’m taking notes, and will probably do a couple of summary posts of highlights I’ve picked up. Here are the two presentations I’ve done: Marketing and Promoting the Library Website from David King and Emerging technology […]

Is the Framework Elitist? Is ACRL?

Many of you who read my blog already know that I came to librarianship from social work, where I was a child and family psychotherapist. As a therapist, one of our major guiding documents (whether we liked it or not) was the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders). The DSM determined what things...

Getting Informed for the Presidential Election 2016

I have always adhered to the adage that reasonable people can reasonably disagree, whether it is in the context of an IEP meeting or even our current political debate. With this in mind, I discussed in a recent blog how...

News Briefs for October 1, 2016

The Arizona State Capitol launches the Arizona State Knowledge Center; IMLS issues Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program and Native American Library Services Enhancement Grants; Video Veracity and Serendipity Films receive an NEH award to help complete "Free for All: Inside the Public Library"; and more News in Brief from the October 1, 2016 issue of Library Journal.

Books: The Agony Of Anxious College-Educated Brooklyn Parents

Having had the chance to read an early copy of Lucinda Rosenfeld's new book, CLASS, last weekend, I wanted to be sure to recommend it to you as quickly as possible -- even though you may not be able to get a hold of a copy for a little while longer and despite the fact that I hope to interview Rosenfeld about her novel in the next few days. Show More Summary

Afternoon Video: Criminalization, Segregation, & Race

#AvaDuVernay's new #documentary 13th #Thirteenth now streaming on #Netflix #netflixandchill — Heartlock Film (@HeartlockMovie) October 15, 2016 This Netflix documentary "Thirteenth" isn't...Show More Summary

High School Graduation Rates Are Soaring

On Monday morning, President Barack Obama got a rapturous greeting from students and educators at Benjamin Banneker High School, a magnet school in Washington, D.C., where 100 percent of students are nonwhite and 100 percent earn a diploma. Show More Summary

Thinking Big in Big Sky Country | Design Institute Design Challenges | Library by Design, Fall 2016

Susan F. Gregory, director of the Bozeman Public Library, MT, welcomed attendees of LJ’s Design Institute (DI) to the Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Silver-certified building this May. Opened in 2006, the facility is at once both warmly rustic, clearly inspired by its spectacular mountain setting, and right on trend with the […]

If you answer ‘yes’ to question No. 8, expect an avalanche of college mail

Answering the pre-exam questions on the PSAT/NMSQT this week will put students into a massive college recruiting database. Many enticing envelopes will follow.

Quotes: You Think Fixing Education Is Hard? Try Poverty.

So is the answer to address concentrated poverty? Sure. Except that, if anything, attempts to address poverty have a worse track record than attempts to improve education. Hell, attempts to address poverty have such a bad track record that even credulous pundits rarely bother writing about it anymore. Show More Summary

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