June 2012 Blog Posts (57)

The Power of the Lurker by Steven Anderson

The Power of the Lurker by Steven Anderson

June 12, 2012

http://blog.web20classroom.org/

Any one who knows me or reads my blog and Tweets knows I am a big advocate of social learning. The idea that we don't have to be the smartest or be an expert in everything should be a big relief in the classroom. When I started teaching I did everything I could to make sure I knew more than my…

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Added by William Brennan, Ed.D. on June 30, 2012 at 5:00am — No Comments

Seeking Systemic Change: Higher Education in a Digital, Networked Age by Mary Grush

I had the fortunate opportunity to stumble on George's work in 2007 and continue to follow George through many online communities.  You can read more about George's work on Connectivism: A Learning Theory for the Digital Age at http://www.elearnspace.org/Articles/connectivism.htm  I found this Q & A with Mary Grush from…

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Added by William Brennan, Ed.D. on June 29, 2012 at 8:00pm — No Comments

social aggression

Hello, school leaders.  I hope this message is read by others with similar issues.  I am certain many of you can relate to the frustration of responding to new bully laws and guidelines.  You have all heard, "nothing was done about this." Does anyone out there have any suggesstions, ideas, programs, anything that will help us to respond to and stop this behavior.  I did everything by the law and more but still do not feel that I am successful.  There must be a way to help the…

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Added by Lydia Johnson on June 29, 2012 at 11:20am — No Comments

Can the American People Avoid Disaster and (Possibly) Save the World?

Can the American People Avoid Disaster and (Possibly) Save the World?

Not If U.S. Political, Corporate, and Financial Decision Makers

Destroy the Planet First

Denny Taylor

June 2012 

 

To read, please click on the link below.…

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Added by Michael Keany on June 29, 2012 at 6:44am — No Comments

Too Much Technology? By Dave Meister on ConnectedPrincipals.com

Too Much Technology? By Dave Meister on ConnectedPrincipals.com

By Dave Meister on June 27, 2012

ConnectedPrincipals.com

       What is it that makes a public school valuable?  Is it the information it provides?  Is it the opportunities that are available there? Going forward in these times of inter-connectivity, where the physical school building and the learning…

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Added by William Brennan, Ed.D. on June 29, 2012 at 5:30am — No Comments

The Education System That Pulled China Up May Now Be Holding It Back

The Education System That Pulled China Up May Now Be Holding It Back

China wants inventors and entrepreneurs, but its schools, built around the notorious gaokao exam, are still designed to produce cookie-cutter engineers and accountants.

 

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A student, studying for the gaokao, naps on a desk during his lunch break in a classroom in Hefei.…
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Added by Michael Keany on June 28, 2012 at 4:04pm — No Comments

Who Joins Teach for America? The Answer May Surprise You by Wendy Kopp

Wendy Kopp

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Added by Michael Keany on June 28, 2012 at 11:47am — No Comments

Game-Based Learning to Teach and Assess 21st Century Skills BY ANDREW MILLER

Game-Based Learning to Teach and Assess 21st Century Skills

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Added by Michael Keany on June 27, 2012 at 7:31am — No Comments

Out of School Behaviors: A Principal’s Responsibility? by Karen Siris, Ed. D.

Out of School Behaviors: A Principal’s Responsibility?

Out of School Behaviors: A Principal’s Responsibility? is an Alumni Op-Ed written by Karen Siris, Ed. D., Class of 1972.

I have never regretted my decision to become an elementary school principal. However, the responsibility of being in loco…

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Added by Michael Keany on June 27, 2012 at 7:18am — No Comments

10 Surprising Things Banned in Schools Today

10 Surprising Things Banned in Schools Today

June 25th, 2012 by Staff Writers

http://www.onlinecollegecourses.com/2012/06/25/10-surprising-things-banned-in-schools-today/…

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Added by Michael Keany on June 26, 2012 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Curriculum and Tech Leaders Must Have 'Common' Language By Ian Quillen

Curriculum and Tech Leaders Must Have 'Common' Language

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Added by Michael Keany on June 26, 2012 at 3:01pm — No Comments

Grading art in a standardized-test world By Katie Lyles

My View: Grading art in a standardized-test world
June 25th, 2012
06:00 AM ET…
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Added by Michael Keany on June 26, 2012 at 2:59pm — No Comments

Blogging is the New Persuasive Essay Posted by Shelley Wright

Blogging is the New Persuasive Essay

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Added by Michael Keany on June 26, 2012 at 2:47pm — No Comments

The Extraordinary 2012 Graduates — and Their Teachers

The Extraordinary 2012 Graduates — and Their Teachers

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Added by Michael Keany on June 25, 2012 at 11:14am — No Comments

Making Homework Meaningful BY DOMINICK RECCKIO

Making Homework Meaningful

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Added by Michael Keany on June 25, 2012 at 11:11am — No Comments

What the Heck Do We Do with Social Media? BY BETTY RAY

SocialEdCon: What the Heck Do We Do with Social Media?

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Added by Michael Keany on June 25, 2012 at 11:03am — No Comments

Welcome to SmartBlog on Education

For several years, I have been involved with social media as an educator — asking questions and sometimes providing answers with other educators. I was once asked for my special power. My answer: “My ability to connect the dots.”

It enables me to look smart without knowing the answer to the question, because I connect people with questions to those with answers. That is one of the advantages of being a connected educator. Social media is a great vehicle for these connections because…

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Added by Tom Whitby on June 25, 2012 at 10:53am — No Comments

Questions about APPR

Teaching by posing essential questions is one of the most powerful strategies in an educator’s arsenal. I would like to pose these essential questions for the people in the government and the education department to ponder as they enact the new teacher/principal evaluation laws. They are in no particular order, and they are but a few of the questions that could be asked.

• Why is there no discussion about the unethical nature of using test scores to evaluate teachers and…

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Added by Andy Greene on June 25, 2012 at 7:02am — 3 Comments

Quiet teacher changed a school By Jay Mathews

Quiet teacher changed a school

The teachers we hear most about are larger than life — charismatic, aggressive, loud. Educators like Jaime Escalante, Rafe Esquith, Dave Levin, Mike…

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Added by Michael Keany on June 21, 2012 at 11:30pm — No Comments

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