July 2011 Archives


Above and Beyond

Video "tells the story" of how the 4Cs in school -- communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity - can spark learning Read more

A New Type-face to Help Dyslexics Read Better?

Christian Boer's "Dyslexie" doesn't exactly make the letterforms look conventionally beautiful, but since when is that a prerequisite for well-designed? If it works, it works. Read more

Math Spiraling: down a black hole to nowhere?

Are there too many Math concepts being taught in the early years? Read more

Facebook and education? Social media? Ask kids what they think.

The Southpark Episode A group of teens set me straight this week-end when I asked them about Facebook. Read more

Being Parented To Be Sexualized And Snippy?

Cyberbullying. On-Line Sexting. Promiscuity is a badge of honor that is filtering to younger and younger girls in affluent communities. Time to step in. Read more

Digital Natives: Another Myth?

Are adults relinquishing responsibility for technology to kids? Tom Whitby weighs in. Read more

And the beat goes on . . . from Atlanta test score cheating to Wall Street to oil spills

" . . . the cheating occurred at 44 schools and involved at least 178 teachers and principals, almost half of whom have confessed, the governor said." Read more

Harry Potter: It's been a great ride

"My childhood is over . . ." Read more

What Should Kids Know?

What about reading and writing, civics, life skills, mastery skills, pleasure of knowledge? What kind of Math should high schoolers learn? Read more

Got Jobs? Yup. Got Tech?

A Help Wanted Listing via Fred Wilson post Read more

The State of Education: An Info-graphic

Via a tweet from Guy Kawasaki, via Online Education. Read more

The Social Network Grows Up with Google Plus

What goes round must . . . What circle of "Friends" are you in? Sound familiar? Read more

Supreme Court Justice Touts Video Game Site To Teach Civics & Government

Sandra Day O'Connor Slams No Child Left Behind: Good Morning America Video Read more
The secret message communicated to most young people today by the society around them is that they are not needed, that the society will run itself quite nicely until they - at some distant point in the future - will take over the reigns. Yet the fact is that the society is not running itself nicely... because the rest of us need all the energy, brains, imagination and talent that young people can bring to bear down on our difficulties. For society to attempt to solve its desperate problems without the full participation of even very young people is imbecile.
Alvin Toffler
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