Technology and teaching at LFA

I had an interesting opportunity recently to have a structured debate about the role that digital tools can play in teaching and learning with Nancy…


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Perspective on UFT's scathing "report card" for Chancellor Klein

An interesting exchange has been taking place between New York City Chancellor of Education Joel Klein and teachers. Here’s the chain of recent…


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TLN bloggers shine on!

ON THE TLN WEBSITE: Renee Moore (TeachMoore) shares her particular insights about the "Broader, Bolder" vision of school reform. "The children of the…


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Makes me wanna holler

I've been tagged! Fellow TLNer, John Holland  at Circle Time passed this meme on from Jose Vilson's, "Howl If You Hear Me" post. Maybe it's because…


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It's collaborate or perish, Brett. . .

I've got a bit of a confession to make, y'all:  I still haven't gotten over the unexpected criticism that Brett and the boys of Kitchen Table Math…


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Teaching for higher test scores?

​It is not surprising that New York State is reporting steady improvement of student performance on standardized tests in reading and math.  What is…


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The big jump to pedagogy 2.0

Future learning environments must capitalize on the potential of Web 2.0 by combining social software tools with connectivist pedagogical models.…


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Introducing digital tools to teachers

Scott McLeod---the brains behind Dangerously Irrelevant---wrote an interesting post recently titled Ed Tech Quarantine.  In it, Scott argues that…


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...Do something

As if to answer the question I raised in my last post, I came across this comment by James (aka Mr. J, of The Mind Prepares) on a really great…


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Stop making sense!

In his June 17 post at The Quick and the Ed (“Dueling Manifestos”), former U.S. News reporter turned think-tank crewman Tom Toch was so bold as to…


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