July 2011


Above and Beyond

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

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 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
It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.
Leonardo da Vinci
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