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Ravitch on Public Education

Scholar Diane Ravitch was one of the most vocal and visible objectors to now Sec of Education DeVos. Here is a nice video (PBS with Tavis Smiley) explaining her positions.

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Class notes

I was once quite interested to the role of technology and study behavior. So many of the topics that have interested me over the years seemed to fall into the category of “technology can make it better because it can … Continue reading

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Only fair

I just finished a Kindle book called Layering for Learning. The book concerns opportunities educators have to layer (add) questions, annotations, comments on online content (video, web pages) to create instructional content. My expectation is that this layering would be … Continue reading

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New FCC and e-rate

Educators – if your school makes use of the e-rate, you should probably pay attention to what is going on with the FCC. According to Education Week, the FCC has rescinded a report describing the success of the e-rate program. … Continue reading

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Ed phrases for Twitter

Doug Johnson has been offering insightful blog posts for a while and I encourage your discovery of his blog (Blue Skunk – I have no idea what this means). His latest post includes an ed jargon bingo card that must … Continue reading

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Twitter echo chamber

So much has been written about the echo chamber effect with social media, I am not glad to see some social scientists collecting data to demonstrate the effect. I think demonstrating a methodology will be the first step in proposing … Continue reading

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Kindle books

I just finished my second Kindle book and thought some might be interested in the experience of writing for Amazon rather than writing for a more traditional publisher. I have written books for both outlets. I would suggest that from … Continue reading

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We have reached the limits

I am getting to the point I am willing to make the argument that the limits of the present K12 education system have been reached. I say this considering the resources citizens of this country are willing to spend on … Continue reading

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Layering for learning

I am working to put the final touches on a new Kindle book I have decided to title Layering for Learning. While a strange title, it does accurately describe the processes I encourage teachers and students to apply. I created … Continue reading

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Dropbox writing tool

If you make heavy use of DropBox, you might want to take a look at Paper – upgraded DropBox writing and sharing tool. DropBox would like to compete with Google docs. I would not consider switching at present because I … Continue reading

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