I just saw Doug Fisher's presentation on ELL students in the Language Arts classroom. I got me reflective on tech's role in collaboration in the classroom.
The Carnival of Education #177 has arrived and my article, "How to Find a Job in Education that You Love" is featured.
NCLB might be losing the highest students, but it is also causing the loss of the middle-of-the-line student's electives.
As I commented on Dangerously Irrelevant's blog, we need to respect those who do not share our tech enthusiasm, yet keep the battle waged.
Supporting computer literacy should not be conditional. Joanne Jacobs challenges in her recent article, "Computers Don't Boost Poor Kids' Grades," that computers in many homes are only used to games and not for literacy. I say, it's a start.
Don't just take the first job handed to you. Here's a step-by-step guide in finding a job in education on your terms.
Is D the hew F? I comment on The Core Knowledge Blog.
Is the Internet as we know it really coming to an end in 2012? Well, not if Google and the porn industry have anything to say about it.
How does an administrator control the quality of their staff if the union won't let them transfer an ineffective teacher? According to The Washington Post, some unions are loosening up on their hold over administrator's rights.
I know the use of new teachers in harder-to-teach classrooms is frowned upon, but maybe they have some pros in the face of so many cons: energy, passion, and flexibility.
Here is a list of graduation speeches that I find particularly wonderful. Enjoy!
Education needs to reach beyond those within education for ideas on how to solve its problems. Maybe the X Prize Foundation can figure it out.