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Mom: What should we teach our children about success in this dog-eat-dog world?

Sarah Blaine is a mother, former teacher, practicing attorney and education activist in New Jersey who authors the parentingthecore blog. She has written a number of pieces on this blog documenting her own evolution into education activism, including, “You think you know what teachers do. Right? Wrong,” and “Pearson’s wrong answer — and why it […]

Why do more U.S. women study abroad than men?

Here’s a post about a different kind of gender gap — one in who studies abroad and where. This was written by Matt Carotenuto, associate professor of history and coordinator of African studies at St. Lawrence University in New York state. He is a study-abroad alumnus and current coordinator of St. Lawrence’s long-standing Kenya Semester […]

The Magical Twelve ESL Credits

In New York, children from other countries are supposed to learn English via magic. That's about all I can conclude from the mandates that have been issued by Merryl Tisch and her gang of geniuses up there. Since I started teaching ESL, beginning students have been entitled to three periods a day of instruction in English language. Show More Summary

Tech & Learning Announces 2015 Awards of Excellence Winners

33rd ANNUAL AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE WINNERS ANNOUNCED BY TECH & LEARNING MAGAZINE Outstanding Education Technology Products Saluted NEW YORK, NY – (October 5, 2015) – Tech & Learning magazine today name..

Embed Collector Tool

Some people don’t have websites handy or their blogs won’t allow iframe embeds. They should still be able to have their students do stuff and get it all in one place. This is the Internet! And this tool is meant to deal with that. You can see a working example with three submissions (via a […]

Easy Analytics for Instagram

I recently discovered a cool tool for tracking Instagram analytics. It’s called StatShot. Signing up for StatShot is easy – just connect your Instagram account to it, and you’re done. It’s a freemium tool based on the number of Instgram followers you have. It’s free for up to 5000 followers. After that, it’s $5 a […]

Calgary Public Library IdeaLab on Kickstarter

I picked up a bookmark at my local branch the other day, and just now followed the URL to a new Kickstarter project by the Calgary Public Library Foundation for IdeaLab. They're looking for $100,000 to help fund a makerspace-type...

Another perspective on ProQuest buying the Ex Libris Group.

Topic: Vendors  Let’s not lose sight of the fact that we’ve lost another “content-neutral” discovery vendor as a result of this acquisition.  That’s not a good thing for libraries, although most librarians ignore this reality.  In the end, I believe they’ll regret doing so. Show More Summary

“Kill All by 10-8-15”

In a message smeared recently onto a bathroom wall in the Eastern Kentucky University student center, someone promised to “KILL ALL BY 10-8-15.” That’s Thursday. Students, staff, and faculty have been living and working under this threat for several days now, and it’s been hard to settle upon the proper emotional and logistical response. Show More Summary

Copying Google Forms/Sheets Between Users

When working with Google Forms, there are two elements- the sheet (where the responses go) and the form. It’s not obvious how you might allow another user to copy both a form and a sheet in Google. So... assuming you set the document so that anyone can see it (or share it […]

Audio Editing Made Beautiful on #Chromebook #FAIL

Ever had to do any audio editing on a Chromebook? I have, and the only client out there that was out there costs TOO MUCH money. I won't even mention the client since it is darn expensive and I have no doubt that many folks paid a lot...Show More Summary

SLA Webinar on Disaster Preparedness

The international information professional organization SLA (Special Libraries Association) is organizing a webinar on Thursday, October 22 entitled Disaster Preparedness and Response Cross-collaboration: We Are All in This Together.The speaker is Dr. Show More Summary

Alberta Law Reform Institute Final Report on Matrimonial Property Valuation

The Alberta Law Reform Institute has issued its final report on Matrimonial Property Act: Valuation Date.The Matrimonial Property Act (MPA) in Alberta sets out the default rules that govern the division of spouses’ matrimonial property after separation and divorce. Show More Summary

Webcast of the Quebed Bar Association Federal Election Debate

This is a follow up to the Library Boy post of October 6, 2015 entitled Quebec Bar Association Federal Election Debate Live Webcast Tomorrow.Yesterday, the Quebec Bar Association organized a debate about justice issues with representatives...Show More Summary

Ohio passes legislation aimed at cleaning up scandal-ridden charter school sector

The Ohio legislature has passed legislation that attempts to clean up the state’s scandal-ridden $1 billion charter school sector. Meanwhile, both Republican and Democratic politicians in the state are expressing concern about a $71Show More Summary

#TBT: Michelle Rhee Waving A Ruler In Your Face (2012)

From 2012: "This picture of Rhee waving a ruler in your (teachers') face(s) was on the CT Capital Report, which I've never seen before but looks like it comes from the old broom shoot." (This Week In Education)

FDA says Pearson is marketing ADHD product without proper approval

Pearson, the giant education company, has been marketing a program called Quotient ADHD System, which, the Web site says, “is an innovative device that objectively measures three core symptoms of ADHD: hyperactivity, attention and impulsivity.”...Show More Summary

Quotes: Schools Tend To Have Dis-Equalizing Effects, Say Studies

One of the things we know about high-achieving schools is they have an equalizing culture... All kids have access to the same content, more language [arts], challenging math. What you see is less difference in the kind of expectations, learning experiences, and opportunities for the students throughout the school. Show More Summary

Charts: Numbers Of Homeless Students On The Rise (Partly Due To Better Tracking)

"There were about 1.4 million homeless students nationwide in the 2013-14 school year, according to the Department of Education, twice as many as there were in the 2006-07 school year, when roughly 680,000 students were homeless." via FiveThirtyEight (There Are Way More Homeless Students Than There Used To Be)

TeacherTown Ranked 93rd Out of 95 for Child Well-Being

Until recently the non-profit corporate parasites feeding off Gates cash, along with the education industry profiteers feeding off the taxpayers, were waging a public relations campaign to have Memphis known nationwide as Teacher Town. Show More Summary

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