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UFT Delegate Assembly May 10, 2017

President’s ReportNational—Says Comey had just requested additional funds for Russia investigation. Speaks of DeVos, says she is only in very secure settings, cannot answer question she hasn’t heard in advance. DeVos said if we started from scratch we would treat all methods, even untested, as viable options. Show More Summary

New Mexico Librarians Use Lyric Analysis To Examine Indigenous Hip-Hop

Delores Tucker is often remembered for her criticism of “gangsta rap,” but she can also be credited with prompting a new form of hip-hop scholarship. In 1997 the activist and politician used several Tupac Shakur lyrics to issue a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against the artist’s estate. Show More Summary

Open Content Creation at VCU

I’m going to hit a few of the things I’ve done with people around open educational resource creation.1 In the discussion, I’m going to ignore some complexities around the term ‘open’ in order to avoiding dragging the whole post down....Show More Summary

Indiana, Personalized Learning, Smart Drugs, and the KnowledgeWorks Foundation

By Doug Martin (for a background on what edtech is up to, please see Alison McDowell’s post here—and all of her posts. If you want to witness the frightening scenario many like the KnowledgeWorks Foundation have in mind for AmericanShow More Summary

Libraries We Love

In honor of National Library Week in the US, LT staff got to talking about our favorite libraries around the world. Read all about our favorite places below, and come share your own on Talk. With few exceptions, all of our favorite libraries can also be found on LibraryThing Local—LT’s way of connecting members to […]

Strategizing Your BYOT Implementation, Part 1

Have you stopped, taken a breath, and thought about what BYOT means for YOU and your teachers, students, and parents? That’s a question that is screaming its way into the rarified atmosphere of public schools, like a cataclysmic meteor smashing tidy learning and technology plans. Show More Summary

Dear Rhode Island: That April Fools Day Blended Learning Conference is no Joke!

by Alson McDowellPosted on Wrench in the GearsApril 4, 2017Competency-based education’s march through New England continues. In the fall it was Massachusetts with its fanfare around MAPLE (Massachusetts Personalized Learning Ed-Tech Consortium), and now on April Fools Day the joke appears to be on Rhode Island. Show More Summary

Good Leaders Ask Good Questions | Leading from the Library

New and aspiring leaders may think they’re supposed to have all the answers. It turns out that leaders perform better when they acknowledge what they don’t know and take time to ask good questions.

Adtech and Misinformation: the Middlemen Who Sell to All Sides

When we look at adtech, much of the focus falls on either of these two places: the advertisers who sell specific products via online advertising, or the data brokers who package and sell our information. And this is good - data brokers in particular pose a unique threat, and need much more attention. Show More Summary

Hell Freezes Over

Photo notwithstanding, this isn't about the Eagles. I'm just sitting here pretty much in shock that anyone from UFT would recruit me to do anything whatsoever. But it just happened nonetheless.It's been a very interesting but bumpy ride for me on this blog. Show More Summary

7 Keys to Blended Learning #miee #msftedu @microsoftedu

“We need an educational system,” shares Ken Kay, CEO of EdLeader21, “that encourages self-direction.” How do we accomplish this given all of the new tools we have available? In this article, we’ll explore some simple ways that MS Classroom can support elements of a blended learning environment. Show More Summary

Deconstructing Steve

It doesn’t take a weatherman to see which way the wind blows, and the winds blow off the high plains of this country, through the prairie and lights a fire that will burn all the way to Washington in November. --Steve Bannon, 2010 Christopher...Show More Summary

Minecraft: Education Edition Tutorial Videos

Are you a Minecraft: Education Edition digital native? If so, do we have a treat for you! Take a look at this new video series focusing on introductory videos to everyday tasks in the popular program. These short videos walk you through...Show More Summary

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