Monday, March 17, 2014

Some common sense on accountability

I think it is worth extending this thinking to what motivates students.

Friday, March 7, 2014

David Coleman’s Latest Khan | the becoming radical

David Coleman’s Latest Khan | the becoming radical:

I really appreciated this analysis of David Coleman (of Common Core infamy) and Sal Khan (of anybody can teach and get Gates money). It gets to the heart of the various outside factors impacting (negatively, in my view) on education.

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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Intriguing Connection

I am very intrigued by the connection between cost savings and opportunities for students to learn coding.

Could this be a tipping point type thing?

Friday, January 24, 2014

How to Really Build a Community of Practice

I found this article deeply interesting and compelling, and not just because I really enjoy working with the Arduino.

For me, this article was really about how to organically build a community of practice.

How Arduino Is Becoming The World's Social Network For Hackers And Makers ⚙ Co.Labs ⚙ code + community:

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Everything Old Is New Again

I found this article from the great blog Paleofuture to be really intriguing and interesting.

I was particularly struck by the number of designs for remote learning through technology over the past hundred years. What struck me more than anything was our myopic view of what is "disruptive" in education. Just look at the radio book, and then compare it to the almost daily press reports about the role that tablets will play in schools.

It's a good reminder that knowing about the past, particularly in educational technology, needs to be a critical part of our work.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

From @johnkuhntx: Ed Reform’s Atari Problem – @ THE CHALK FACE

I am very interested in the connection the author makes between the early gaming industry and current trends in the education industry (a work I use intentionally).

From @johnkuhntx: Ed Reform’s Atari Problem – @ THE CHALK FACE:

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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Conversation Starter

I found this to be a conversation starter.
If we are going to change education,  we need to know where we are going first.