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Education Tweets Sprout

Education Tweets Sprout

Recently, someone asked me if I was creating all the content at my blog. I said, “Only the stuff you read there.” Do I have multiple personalities for different topics? If so, I’m hoping there’s a little Andy Rooney as well as a bit of Henny Youngman in my opinions. In a way, my mind is sort of made for the Twitter world, where short bursts of nonsense, or perceived brilliance last only 140 characters. … Read entire article »

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Education SoMoClo: Social Media, Mobile, & Cloud

Education SoMoClo: Social Media, Mobile, & Cloud

Recently, I had a meeting with corporate leaders at the Aberdeen Group, a company that conducts primary research studies. The discussion was about Social Media/Mobile/Cloud Computing technologies—SoMoClo™. In my opinion, it’s the next education IT movement. What they do best is “take a large community of like-minded individuals… bring them together at an educational event… where they have an opportunity to connect… to solve problems through technology,” says Andrew Borg, Senior Research Analyst at Aberdeen. … Read entire article »

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Closing Schools Is Unacceptable

Closing Schools Is Unacceptable

Let me preface this by saying that it’s easier to look at things from the outside—in, without knowing all the decision circumstances, but closing schools as an education-correction option is ridiculous. You can’t handle education problems in the same way you would an old recipe, which requires lard—just toss it out. I may be old-fashioned enough to think that things can be fixed with creative thinking and a lot of hard work. Probably the reason … Read entire article »

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All My Teachers Have Tech, But No One Uses It!

All My Teachers Have Tech, But No One Uses It!

I absolutely hate hearing someone say, “We have technology equipment, but my teachers don’t use it!” It drives me down Crazy Street! There is absolutely no way that scenario should have been played in that way. Note that I didn’t say played to an ending like that. If teachers have tech and aren’t using it, the problem isn’t in the tech, and it’s not with the teachers, it’s with the engine that should be cheerleading … Read entire article »

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BioBuilder Brings Biology Engineering to Class

BioBuilder Brings Biology Engineering to Class

As a former life science teacher, as well as an elementary classroom guppy farmer, I’m always interested in creative ways to teach science, as well as looking for more unique and experiential ways to fill STEM classrooms with eager, young scientists. I was fortunate enough to find one, while talking with Natalie Kuldell, Ph.D. at MIT. Kuldell is an instructor with the Department of Biological Engineering. Now, don’t let that MIT role scare you, Kuldell … Read entire article »

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