Lady Gaga and the future implications of connectivity

John, I’m not sure you caught the latest clip from Lady Gaga  and Google highlighting the way Gaga interacts with her fans in large part due to the…


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Read this: ed groups urge Duncan to curb NCLB

I knew I couldnt' be the only person who realizes there is SOMETHING the U.S. Department of Education can do to mitigate the harmful effects of NCLB…


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New teacher evaluation models for New Millennium teachers

So I’ve finally stolen a few minutes from my incredibly hectic life to poke through a new report titled Making Teacher Evaluation Work for Students…


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Attacks on teacher seniority off-target

Experience does matter. Professionals are needed who can consistently provide quality education to a wide-range of ever-changing students. See what…


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Guest view: teachers’ report points in right direction

Teacher evaluation: a new direction. A guest response to Teachers’ Report Points in Right Direction report on teacher evaluation has some pondering…


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Lessons learned on cell phones in school

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been conducting a bit of a mini-experiment on using student-owned cell phones—tools that I believe are disrupting the…


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Are your students frozen in intellectual amber?

One of my best digital friends is Steve Muth—one of brilliant minds behind VoiceThread, my favorite Web 2.0 tool of all time. Steve and I have been…


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Swamped: One teacher's to-do list

I stole a couple extra minutes today and wrote down my full to-do list. It was scary. -Teach my regular classes (200 mins) -Grade quizzes on Ch. 5-6…


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#WakingGiant the summer of the teacher

Jose- I was just about to write a post about the powerful teacher voices rising in America and BAM! the first tweet I read is yours, Of course, I’m…


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Managing information in the 21st Century [slide]

I don't have a whole heck of a lot of time to write today, but I figured you might be interested in this slide that I've created for an upcoming…


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