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Mis-Educative Technology and Human Capital Management: Part 2

Triumph Learning’s Waggle is a personalized learning system now in use by Clarke County Schools in Athens, Georgia, where Dr. Philip Lanoue is Superintendent. Dr. Lanoue was named Superintendent of the Year in 2015 by the American Association of School Administrators (AASA’s next conference is entitled “Personalized, Accountable, and Visionary). Show More Summary

Who Would Teach with Cuckoos in the General Assembly?

In the graphs below, I label the X-axis as “Years of Republican Led General Assembly,” referring to the years that North Carolina’s legislative branch has been dominated by the Republican Party, the first time since 1870.  I regret using this distinction because I actually respect much of what I think the Republican Party represents.  I […]

Carla Hayden Sworn In as 14th Librarian of Congress

Earlier today, Carla Hayden, the former chief executive of the Enoch Pratt Free Library system in Baltimore and a former president of the American Library Association, was sworn in as the 14th Librarian of Congress during a ceremony in Washington, D.C.Hayden is the first woman and the first African-American to serve as Librarian of Congress. Show More Summary

Supporting ELL/ESL Learners with Tech

“What level of cognitive complexity are students operating at,” asks Dr. Chris Moersch, “when using technology in the classroom?” Technology, asserts Dr. Moersch, needs to be used to think and reason. “It doesn’t matter how much money you throw at it (spending on technology) if you’re using it at a low level,” says Dr. Show More Summary

B. F. Skinner Explains the Proper Use of iPads in School

Have a look at this brilliant overlay of B. F. Skinner's 1950s explanation of the teaching machine onto students today using iPads in school (original Skinner video here). Sadly, the same psychology applies to today's efforts at children doing rat learning and having their behaviors managed. Show More Summary

How to Capture TwitterChat History/Analytics #nisdedchat @TCEA #tcea @danabickley

Earlier this evening, during dinner in fact, friend and colleague Dana Bickley asked via Twitter: At first, I thought, "Wow, why can't you do this with IFTTT.com?" But then Dana clarified....this is a chat that took place in the past. Show More Summary

Got Classroom? #MSFTEDU #MIEExpert #MSClassroom

“How can I connect OneNote Class Notebook assignments to Microsoft Classroom Assignment grades?” What a fantastic question to have pop up in the no-cost TCEA Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) session I facilitated in Wichita Falls, Texas earlier this summer. Show More Summary

Exploring Virtual Teaching Environments

While learning management systems (LMS) of yesteryear (e.g. Moodle, Blackboard, Sakai) remain powerhouses of centralized control for educators, most of the teachers I speak to are no longer interested. It’s as if they are saying, “Ok,...Show More Summary

Leading the Creative Library | Leading from the Library

It helps leaders to harness their own creative potential, but they should also pay attention to creating the right culture and environment that leads to a creative library organization as a whole.

A Gothic presidential ad

We may have the most Gothic campaign ad of 2016: It's very Gothic to see actual blood attached to candidates. Let's see which horror-themed ads come next. (thanks to Jesse Walker)

Changing the T&L Culture of a District – SXSWedu

I’m excited to be partnering with Becky Berg, Superintendent of Marysville School District #25 (MSD25) and Scott Beebe, MSD25’s, Chief Technology Officer, as we are submitting a case study proposal to South by Southwest EDU conference (SXSWedu). I have wrote occasionally here about the work the Eduro Learning …

University of Oklahoma Expands Networked Virtual Reality Lab

Developed by the University of Oklahoma Libraries' Innovation @ the Edge staff and launched early this year, the new Oklahoma Virtual Academic Laboratory (OVAL) is already hosting interactive coursework for students enrolled in architecture, interior design, chemistry and biochemistry, art history, English, journalism, and library and information science classes.

Helsinki’s New Library is Pretty Cool

Uusi keskustakirjasto from WDC Helsinki 2012 on Vimeo. I love the direction Helsinki City Library has gone with their new building. From this article about it, check out some of these highlights: designed for the urban dwellers of Helsinki by the residents themselves That’s the reason why the new library will have, among other things, a […]

Judge Dismisses Final Lawsuit Between Orland Park PL, Bloggers

On May 16 U.S. District Judge John J. Tharp Jr. dismissed a second amended complaint filed by Bridget Bittman, former public information director of the Orland Park Public Library (OPPL), IL, against New Jersey–based blogger Dan Kleinman, who describes himself as a “library watchdog” on his website SafeLibraries

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