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Risky Business

Reading this most excellent post by Ira Socol this morning got me thinking about the word “risk” and its use in a learning context. So often I hear that we in education need to “take more risks,” or that our kids need to do that, that “risk-taking” is an important part of learning. And I totally […] The post Risky Business appeared first on Will Richardson.

Social Justice Is for Everyone, Including Teachers

Norm Scott says it's hard to "out social justice Randi," and in a lot of ways he's right. UFT Unity is certainly diverse. And Randi hits every note when she speaks. There is no doubt whatsoever that she's aware of racial inequality. She's a great advocate for the LGBT community. Show More Summary

Placement: BOUNDARY EXCEPTION BEING DENIED

Christene:  My son has boundary exception for four years. He is in a typical classroom, with a para professional and a few pullout services. He has made great progress. Today, Continue Reading ?

LRE: NON-PUBLIC SCHOOL SERVICES

Peggy:  My children attend a private school in a neighboring district. The district of location previously provided special education services at the private school. For the upcoming school year, the Continue Reading ?

Evaluations: EVALUATION FIRST OR READING REMEDIATION PROGRAM

Danielle:  My daughter is about to enter the 8th grade. Her last evaluation was in 2013 and it showed a drop in her IQ of about 20 points as well Continue Reading ?

Special Ed: STUDENTS WITH NO IEP/504 PLACED IN SELF-CONTAINED CLASSROOM

Khadijah:  Can students who do not have an IEP or 504 be placed in self-contained special education classrooms?

Using a time machine in your lessons

Imagine how your lessons would be transformed if you had the right echnology.

Classroom Edition: Dumb-Ass Fiddling with a Smart-Ass Book

Susan Ohanian When I received a promo piece announcing the Penguin/Random House publication of a Classroom Edition of Andy Weir’s The Martian, with “classroom-appropriate language and discussion questions and activities,” I immediately ordered the book. Show More Summary

AM News: Charter Backers Lobby RNC, Trump VP Pick's Education Record, & More

Charter backers take attendance fight to Cleveland, some delegates not impressed | The Columbus Dispatch ow.ly/1Ja5302qu5W Mike Pence’s Record on Education Is One of Turmoil and Mixed Results nytimes.com/2016/07/20/us/… At the WhiteShow More Summary

Trump Jr. Shares His Insights On Public Education

Nothing like watching the GOP Convention. It turns out that we teachers are to blame for almost everything. The whole narrative about money moving more and more to the 1% is completely false. Otherwise, how could Donald Trump Jr. say...Show More Summary

Cultivating a Maker's Attitude #maker #makerspaces #makered

This blog entry first appeared in TCEA TechNotes blogat http://www.tcea.org/blog “Being a maker is about having an attitude,” remarked Peggy Reimers (shown left) during a workshop. A reluctant convert to 3D printing, I had often asked...Show More Summary

Bend It Like Beckham, er… Google Sheets! #edtech

This blog entry first appeared at TCEA TechNotes Blogat http://www.tcea.org/blog “Bend it like Beckham” is a term that meant little to me as someone not interested in soccer. That is, until I saw an engaging movie with my family a few years ago. Show More Summary

MS Classroom Video Walkthroughs #msftedu @microsoft_edu

View Playlist Check out these videos for walkthroughs of how to use the virtual Microsoft Classroom environment, as well as different aspects of Classroom, including setting up integration with OneNote Class Notebook. Setup and explore the MS Classroom environment. Show More Summary

Geocaching in a Real World, Augmented Reality Geosphere

This blog entry first appeared in TCEATechNotes blog at http://www.tcea.org/technotes New digital technologies (such as augmented reality, virtual reality, and geocaching) enable us to transform our experiences in the real world. InShow More Summary

Books on Sale! via Packt Publishing

Be sure to check out Packt Publishing! They have all their books on sale for $10. I'm not sure how long this will last but definitely worth checking out! Everything posted on Miguel Guhlin's blogs/wikis are his personal opinion and do not necessarily represent the views of his employer(s) or its clients. Read Full Disclosure

HowTo Get Videos into your iOS Camera Roll @readdle

Ever wonder how you can get videos (Youtube or otherwise) into your Camera Roll so you can use them in other iOS apps? You're not alone!Just today, I received the following question via email:What is the best/easiest way to downloadShow More Summary

Patron Privacy, Internet Usage, and New Proposed Legislation

If the Intelligence Authorization Act (H.R. 2596) becomes law, the FBI would no longer need a court order for surveilling e-mail; rather, it would only need to obtain a national security letter.

Friends Group Opens Airport Bookstore

The Friends of the Chattanooga Public Library are taking their book sales sky high with a new standalone bookstore in the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport.

Human skin clothes for fashion

Here's an Infocult approach to fashion: grow clothes from the DNA of a famous designer. [G]raduate student Tina Gorjanc has created a line of “human leather” goods. And the leather isn’t from just any ol’ human, but from the skin...

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