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
The four-month-old Shelby White and Leon Levy Information Commons replaced the branch’s media section, providing a wood-paneled center with space for 70 laptop users, a 36-seat classroom and 7 meeting rooms, including a digital studio...Show More Summary
More than ten years after becoming one of the first novelists to embrace the e-book format, Stephen King has become one of the first novelists to reject it. King’s book, Riding the Bullet, was published as a one of the first e-books by Simon & Schuster in 2000 and sold for $2.95. Show More Summary
Uri Treisman says: When you visit most math classrooms it’s like you’re in a Kafkaesque universe of these degraded social worlds where children are filling in bubbles rather than connecting the dots. It’s driven by a compliance mentality on tests that are neither worthy of our children nor worthy of the discipline they purport to [...]
The West London Free School Trust received some good news this morning. Our proposal to open a new primary school in Earls Court has been approved by the Department for Education, one of 102 free school proposal given the green light today. If you add that to the new primary we're opening in September and [...]
How’s this for a trick: Jeb Bush’s “Chiefs for Change,” a group of former and current state education superintendents, have attacked American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten for something she didn’t say — without even mentioning her name! She … Continue reading ?
I'm in one of two Queens high schools that has a teacher cafeteria. It's under threat of closure, as not enough teachers are patronizing it lately. A food truck has parked by our school and has become pretty popular. Mayor Bloombucks...Show More Summary
An annual national survey of school curriculum concludes that there is a “large gap” between how high school teachers perceive their graduating students’ readiness for college and what professors expect freshmen to know. While a vast majority of high school … Continue reading ?
Recognizing and using word prefixes helps with reading comprehension and specificity in writing.
Yahoo apparently brought in a high priced expert consultant to help them plan a rollout of a flickr update cc licensed ( BY NC SA ) flickr photo shared by WilWheaton First all the change in the layouts, which I admit I like as a design- it forefronts the image. Show More Summary
In today's story of Japanese creepiness, a Tokyo firm will make you a doll of your very disturbed self. 3d printing horrors: A bunch of women had themselves "cloned" around their weddings, it seems: Some more charming details: Kaneko-san shows...
The CLA Government Library and Information Management Professionals Network, part of the Canadian Library Association (CLA), has launched 13 Questions With..., a series on its website that profiles a member of the Canadian library and...Show More Summary
On this episode of TTT we invite you to go to IncitED to learn more about these projects and support them if you can: Imagining Learning – Creating a National Collective Voice through Listening Open Road Learning Community for Teens: Learning Without School (It's Natural) Youth Voices Summer Program: Connected Learning with the NYC Writing [...]
This week's issue of the Weekly Checklist of Canadian Government Publications lists the Handbook for Police and Crown Prosecutors on Criminal Harassment: "Criminal harassment, which includes 'stalking,' is a crime. While many crimesShow More Summary
Here's a new way to see Google Glass as scary: Glass-wearers as zombies. Ian Bogost explains: While some wearers might be glassholes and some might be glassed-out (and some might be both), a better characterization of this new trend must...
Just wanted to draw your attention to a great article I finally got around to reading: How Users Search the Library from a Single Search Box, May 2013 College & Research Libraries, vol. 74 no. 3 227-241. It's the story...
A small, preliminary study, a talkative researcher, media hype, plus underlying cultural stereotypes and fears. Sound familiar? Retro Report via Kottke.
If evaluation systems are a vessel meant to ferry teachers to better practice, then observation systems remain the lead weight tied to the back, dragging systems down with unwaveringly positive feedback that obscures true insight into teacher practice. - Mac LeBuhn in new DFER paper, The Culture of Countenanc.
3 Megabits per second (Mbps). That’s the peak download speed of Sprint’s 3G mobile phone service. That’s also how Iowa and the United States define ‘broadband’ Internet access: a minimum of 3 Mbps download speed and 0.75 Mbps upload speed. Only 66%of Iowans have access to even this minimal level of ‘broadband’ in their homes. Moreover, [...]
As the search committee began to review applications, it became clear that none of the candidates were the next "Dr. Incredible."