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#MobilityShifts – Day 4: Open Access, Mobile Devices, and Connected Learning [guest post]

#MobilityShifts – Day 4: Open Access, Mobile Devices, and Connected Learning [guest post]

This conference gets better and better. Given the quality and pace of thought coming from some of the speakers, I’ve been severely challenged (even at my reasonably rapid touch-typing speed) getting down some of the ideas to share here! I attended three sessions today: Does What We Know Belong to All? The Intellectual Property Principles...

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#MobilityShifts – Day 5: Emerging Learning Environments, Peer to Peer Grading and an Interview with Cathy Davidson [guest post]

#MobilityShifts – Day 5: Emerging Learning Environments, Peer to Peer Grading and an Interview with Cathy Davidson [guest post]

Starbucks on the corner of 29th and Park in NYC has to be the friendliest coffee shop I’ve ever been in. I’m writing this post in its cosy confines after telling my excited four year-old son via Skype that he’ll see Daddy again tomorrow morning. I’ve one more post in me after this one, but...

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The primary motivation of education policymaking

Upcoming travel and events December 3-5 – International School of Amsterdam, The Netherlands February 3 – Virginia Is for Learners Innovation Network, TBD, VA February 25-26 – Missouri Educational Technology Leaders CTO Clinic, TBD, MO March 10-13 – Central & Eastern European Schools Association (CEESA) Annual Conference, Budapest, Hungary June 8-9 – Roanoke County Public...

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If education is the key, then school is the lock [VIDEO]

“If education is the key, then school is the lock. Because it rarely ever develops your mind to the point where it can perceive red as green and continue to go when someone else says ‘stop.’ Because as long as you follow the rules and pass the exams, you’re cool. But are you aware that...

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Quirky kids, Frisbee, and dead fish [SLIDES]

Quirky kids, Frisbee, and dead fish [SLIDES]

I appreciate the point of these slides and that they have valid relevance. On the other hand, I think that many schools have made substantial changes in the way they interact with learning and to make broad generalizations about schools and education that imply that they are useless or harming is de-energizing for those of...

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How the U.S. Chamber of Commerce wages war on public schools

How the U.S. Chamber of Commerce wages war on public schools

Want to know how to wage war against public schools? The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s ongoing campaign provides us some pointers… 1. Decide on a catchy title for your campaign. How about Breaking the Monopoly of Mediocrity? Nice title! Pat yourself on the back! Wait a minute… Does this mean that the U.S. Chamber wants...

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Which answers would you prefer? [VIDEO]

Upcoming travel and events December 3-5 – International School of Amsterdam, The Netherlands February 3 – Virginia Is for Learners Innovation Network, TBD, VA February 25-26 – Missouri Educational Technology Leaders CTO Clinic, TBD, MO March 10-13 – Central & Eastern European Schools Association (CEESA) Annual Conference, Budapest, Hungary June 8-9 – Roanoke County Public...

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ISTE Follow-Up 31: Miscellaneous education blogs (THE PUSH 2014)

ISTE Follow-Up 31: Miscellaneous education blogs (THE PUSH 2014)

Final category! Below are all of the education blog categories for which I’ve solicited ‘the best of the best’ over the past few months. What’s left? And if you know of a blog for one of the previous categories that’s worth submitting, please submit to the list! (there’s a form at the end of this post) What are...