Monday, 29 October 2012

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NC Teacher: I Quit, Are Textbooks an Obstacle to Learning?, 10 Things You Didn't Know Dropbox Could Do, A Celebration of Learning, The 20 Best Learning Management Systems, The 7 Steps to Innovative Leadership, ROSALIND - platform for learning bioinformatics through problem solving., ICTmagic, Yes, teachers ought to inspire, but they can't work in isolation, 20th Century Assessment In A 21st Century Learning Environment, Why Sandy Has Meteorologists Scared in 4 Images, How do you stop online students cheating?, Incredibly Eerie Photos Show Huge New York Transportation Hubs Completely Abandoned Ahead Of Hurricane Sandy, Technology Tidbits: Thoughts of a Cyber Hero: SendHub, One Supreme Court ruling may stop you from reselling just about anything
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937 stories were shared by your friends yesterday.
Here's the best 15 of the bunch
NC Teacher: "I Quit"
dianeravitch.net  ❘   Shared by Milton Ramirez, Diane Ravitch and 4 others
Kris L. Nielsen Monroe, NC 28110 Union County Public Schools Human Resources Department 400 North Church Street Monroe, NC 28112 October 25, 2012 To All it May Concern: I'm doing something I thought I would never do—something that will make...
Milton Ramirez Diane Ravitch C4LPT JackieGerstein Ed.D. Scorebusters Mark Burgess
Are Textbooks an Obstacle to Learning?
edumusings.com  ❘   Shared by Cybercalci, Diana Dell, Ph.D and 3 others
Posted on Saturday, October 27th, 2012 at 10:03 am. Written by Ben Stern Reposted from SmartBlog on Education :   In  "We Don't Need No Stink'n Textbooks,"  Tom Whitby convincingly argues that textbooks are as obstructive to learning as they are...
Cybercalci Diana Dell, Ph.D Jon Smith Kent Polen Tom Whitby
10 Things You Didn't Know Dropbox Could Do
mashable.com  ❘   Shared by RSC SW,  Sean Junkins and 3 others
Between hosting webpages and emailing files straight to your folders, there's a lot you can do with Dropbox that you never knew before.
RSC SW  Sean Junkins JP Hale Tom Boito chickenseychelles
A Celebration of Learning
connectedprincipals.com  ❘   Shared by Vijay Krishnan, Cybercalci and 2 others
One of the schools I work at recently decided to try a new way of recognising student achievement. We are having an ongoing discussion about how to recognise achievement, when that might happen during the school year, and what that might look like as...
Vijay Krishnan Cybercalci Greta Shelly Shelly S Terrell
The 20 Best Learning Management Systems
edudemic.com  ❘   Shared by Edudemic, juandoming and 2 others
From Moodle to Edmodo to Inquisiq r3, there's a lot of tools you can use to manage, track, and deliver courses and training programs in your school. They're called Learning Management Solutions (LMS) or sometimes Learning Management Systems. Either...
Edudemic juandoming Miles MacFarlane welearnmore
The 7 Steps to Innovative Leadership
convergemag.com  ❘   Shared by Steven W. Anderson, Cybercalci and 1 other
PHOENIX — Education Secretary Arne Duncan asks schools and states to innovate. Schools ask teachers to innovate. Teachers ask students to innovate. But school administrators need to lead the way by innovating. And at the T+L conference in Phoenix on...
Steven W. Anderson Cybercalci George Couros
ROSALIND - platform for learning bioinformatics through problem solving.
scoop.it  ❘   Shared by juandoming, Cybercalci and 1 other
Ernst & Young's report on the future of universities made a big splash this week, fuelled by apocalyptic headlines heralding the end of the university world as we know it.No one who has any feel…...
juandoming Cybercalci Ana Cristina Pratas
ICTmagic
ictmagic.wikispaces.com  ❘   Shared by Martin Burrett and  Mark Anderson
Martin Burrett  Mark Anderson
Yes, teachers ought to inspire, but they can't work in isolation
guardian.co.uk  ❘   Shared by Dughall McCormick and UK Education Matters
Will Hutton: It's the lack of opportunities, not teachers' expectations, which prevents disadvantaged children from escaping their background
Dughall McCormick UK Education Matters
20th Century Assessment In A 21st Century Learning Environment
teachthought.com  ❘   Shared by olekroll and Robert Nava
10/27/2012, Terry Heick , Leave a comment Testing is a major challenge in education. Agreeing on what's to be tested and how it's to be administered is a matter of much debate. It's also a big business. According to SmarterBalanced.org , the...
olekroll Robert Nava
Why Sandy Has Meteorologists Scared in 4 Images
theatlantic.com  ❘   Shared by Braintrack and Joe Sanchez
She's huge. She's strong and might get stronger. She's strange. She's directing the might of her storm surge right at New York City.
Braintrack Joe Sanchez
How do you stop online students cheating?
bbc.co.uk  ❘   Shared by David Hopkins and olekroll
Imagine taking a university exam in your own home, under the watchful eye of a webcam or with software profiling your keystrokes or your syntax to see whether it really is you answering the questions. Online university courses have become the Next...
David Hopkins olekroll
Incredibly Eerie Photos Show Huge New York Transportation Hubs Completely Abandoned Ahead Of Hurricane Sandy
businessinsider.com  ❘   Shared by Brian Lockwood  and Daniel Hudson
The MTA has posted several pictures to Flickr showing subway stations and Grand Central totally abandoned ahead of Hurricane Sandy. MTA MTA MTA MTA
Brian Lockwood  Daniel Hudson
Technology Tidbits: Thoughts of a Cyber Hero: SendHub
cyber-kap.blogspot.com  ❘   Shared by David Kapuler and Shelly S Terrell
SendHub is a site I've covered before that is ideal for creating another line for your phone for free.  This is great for education as it allows teachers to send texts to groups of students, parents, etc for free from any online device. Here is...
David Kapuler Shelly S Terrell
One Supreme Court ruling may stop you from reselling just about anything
arstechnica.com  ❘   Shared by Mark Oehlert and Gail LeGrand
Wiley v. Kirtsaeng may be the IP case of the decade—affecting all from eBay to libraries.
Mark Oehlert Gail LeGrand
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newyorker.com  ❘  Shared by cinnamon_carter, Friend of Robert Bell
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google.org  ❘  Shared by Tikva Morowati, Friend of Esther Dyson
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