CJ Westerberg: March 2011 Archives

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Google Science Fair: Singing Fingers & Musical Paint Strokes?

Mitch Resnick, professor of MIT Media Lab takes us on a quick discovery tour - Video Read more
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The Story of One School : Disaster in Japan

60 Minutes' reporter Scott Pelley reports that the crisis is so vast, unimaginable, and difficult to convey that he he chose one story to capture the devastation and impact on so many lives. He brings us to one elementary school. Read more
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Some Big Questions for Educators & Parents

"Are we intentionally, purposefully, and explicitly modeling these new technology literacies for our students?" Read more
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Morning Joe: Michelle Rhee announcing new alliance with "union boss," plus teacher pay and seniority

On "Morning Joe" this morning: "union boss" George Parker and Michelle Rhee join forces at Students First org. Read more
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The Shift is About to Hit the Fan?

"I Am" documentary by Tom Shadyak, director of Bruce Almighty, The Nutty Professor, and Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. Read more
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Watch: 60 Minutes w/Katie Couric - $125,000 Teachers w/o Tenure

"The difference between a great teacher and a mediocre teacher is several grade levels of achievement in a given year." Read more
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When was the last time you invited a student to a faculty meeting?

Kirstin Olson Hits a Bull's-Eye Front and Center: How to Make Schools More Welcoming for Everyone? Read more
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Don't Take Away My Extra-curricular Activities or Charge Me Extra

Over the past few decades, we have tended to define human capital in the narrow way, emphasizing I.Q., degrees, and professional skills. - NY Times David Brooks Read more
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Apple: "When technology gets out of the way"

Such smart branding from Apple with this new commercial. Read more
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Sir Ken Robinson: The Purpose of Education

It's Personal. Cultural. Economic. Read more
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Stephen Colbert To Mr. Math: "Lies, Damned Lies"

Find out which numbers are lonely, lucky, liberal or conservative! Read more
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Ten Points to Consider When Transforming Towards a Digital Curriculum

"A digital curriculum allows the creation of a society of creators, innovators, and learners." Read more
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Jon Stewart Offers Solution to Education Crisis in DairyLand

Two Videos: Crisis in Wisconsin and Teachers vs. Wall Street Read more
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Education Love-Fest on "Morning Joe"

"Not embracing the status quo and doing everything we can to push for re-invention and self-renewal in education." Howard Shultz, Randi Weingarten, Geoffrey Canada Read more
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The Cost of War : "nobody talks about it"

"Rather than nation-building over in Afghanistan, we ought to be doing be doing more nation-building in the United States." Read more
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A More Global Perspective On Teacher Development

High Stakes Standardized Tests As Measurement? Teacher Development & "What Works" With Students Read more