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Ames High band: Modeling innovation, risk-taking, and feedback

I’m pretty impressed with the Ames High School band directors. Not only are Chris Ewan and Andrew Buttermore facilitating a great band program musically (250+ students who give amazing performances), they also are modeling instructional innovation and risk-taking with technology. Show More Summary

Libraries Remember Robin Williams

Reading, MA Canton, MI Video piece featuring Robin Williams from Free for All Films He will be sorely missed.

Hello [The Wire] Baltimore

As usual in my house yesterday I had NPR Radio on in the background. The show Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me had a segment with Baltimore filmmaker John Waters as guest. PETER SAGAL: In April 2011, we talked to a man who’s made some of ourShow More Summary

Bunk y Omar Conversan con Miradas

I happily resume my role in ds106 as an open participant. With the new season starting in September at UMW being based on The Wire, I finally have the right reason to watch the whole series again (one of only two I’ve ever watched start to end; not only am I a MOOC dropout, I bail on TV too). Show More Summary

Not Quite Elves at the North Pole

I could not help myself but remix when I saw the tweet by Tim Maughan (actually retweeted by @savasavasava) How the magic of Christmas is made – by bored teenagers in a dingy factory in Yiwu #ufd2014 http://t.co/jMB0PZq5iO — Tim Maughan...Show More Summary

Ritz's Attacker and the School Privatizers

by Doug Martin CECI front-woman Claire Fiddian-Green’s latest assault against Indiana supt. of public ed. Glenda Ritz was her response to the Associated Press recently concerning the “memo” CECI staff sent to Arne Duncan’s office. In...Show More Summary

The Tao of Posts

I’ve been having quite a few conversations around student portfolios eportfolios online representations of their learning over time. These conversations have mostly centered on using WordPress and, almost inevitably, the first instinct is to create a series of pages that are aligned to either courses or assignments. Those pages usually contain a number of different […]

Winning Isn’t That Great and Losing Isn’t That Bad

Thanks to Chris Layton for inspiring this post. We had a lovely conversation at #DENSI2014 and this is my reflection from that discussion. The conversations and ideas around these ideas and their role in society can make your head spin. They range from: “Awards for students are harmful” “Learning is not a competition” “There are […]

Three Steps to Walkthrough Checklists with @Evernote

Note: This blog entry composed 100% in Evernote and originally published with Postach.io at http://mguhlin.postach.io“How can I quickly collect and organize my walkthroughs? I don’t want to carry another piece of paper," asked a campus administrator. Show More Summary

It’s Not Amazing When the Web Forgets You

In prepping my recent call for OER Reuse Stories (which, ahem, I have collected a grand total of ZERO new ones) I was reviewing the original ones I collected the first time I did an Amazing Stories talk on 2009. By the way, that site still works despite using a defunct CoolIris embed. Show More Summary

With Scrim and Rolling Desks, a Journalism School Seeks a Tech Edge

A little over a century after his death, Joseph Pulitzer still looms large at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. The building that houses the school bears his name. Every year the school announces the Pulitzer Prizes...Show More Summary

Ken Derstine Commentary

From Defending Public Education: Which Side Are You On? by Ken Derstine July 14, 2014 The union movement of today has been transformed from what the unions were when most started in the 1930’s, increasingly taking on the characteristics of company unions. Show More Summary

Dark pit appears in Siberia

2 months agoEducation / Learning : Infocult

The Earth's war against humanity took to the eastern Russian front, as a dark pit mysteriously appeared in eastern Siberia. The thing yawns wide into a splendidly black circle: Here's what it looks like from the air: Russia Today soberly...

Hollywood Cemetery – Preliminary Thoughts

I’m pretty excited about a new project we’ll be working on this year. We’re going to look at a local historically significant, but still active, cemetery through a variety of disciplinary lenses. Hollywood Cemetery is the permanent home of two presidents of the USA (James Monroe and John Tyler) and one president of the CSA […]

Little Trick, Big Numbers

I often want to know just a bit more about numbers I see in tables. As I was looking at some thing today, I stumbled on the Wikipedia page for “List of Most Viewed YouTube Videos“. After being more than a bit amazed at the utterly staggering numbers. I wanted to know what they translated […]

ISIS does horror

2 months agoEducation / Learning : Infocult

The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, has apparently turned its hand to Gothic video. Esquire describes some gory imagery, turned to terror's effect. The first series of images is a jeep driving alongside cars and strafing them...

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