Monthly Archives: December 2010

Home – Doug Johnson’s Blue Skunk Blog

Ethical instruction needs to be on going. A single lesson, a single unit, or a single curriculum strand will not suffice. Teachers should integrate ethical instruction into every activity that uses technology. * Johnson’s 3 P’s of Technology Ethics: Privacy … Continue reading

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Seth’s Blog: Three ways TV changed everything (and what’s next)

… TV isn’t what it used to be. No more three-channel universe. That means that the cable/internet virus changes everyone in a very different way. Call it the million channel world (mcw). The mcw brings addressability. There is no mass … Continue reading

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10 Ways Social Media Will Change in 2011

Mobile will become our gateway to the world 2010 marked the year in which infrastructure, technology and design finally intersected in the mobile space. For the first time, sales of smartphones outpaced sales of desktops and laptops, iPhone and iPad … Continue reading

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Obsolescence in Education by 2020 – Judging the pace of change

1. Desks The 21st century does not fit neatly into rows. Neither should your students. Allow the network-based concepts of flow, collaboration, and dynamism help you rearrange your room for authentic 21st century learning.2. Language Labs Foreign language acquisition is … Continue reading

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Why we grade failure in Saskatchewan

Arne Duncan, then Chicago public schools chief, with President Obama in 2008. Now secretary of state for education, Duncan wants to recruit more top students to teach in US public schools. Photograph: Jeff Haynes/ReutersState schools in the US are failing … Continue reading

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via languagegarden.files.wordpress.com What a wonderful concrete poem idea. I love the visual power of it. When I taught senior English literature I particularly enjoyed the concrete poems of e.e. Cummings and Earl Birney. Then again, I loved teaching poetry in … Continue reading

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CBC News – Saskatchewan – Late school work will mean lower marks, minister confirms

The minister of education says she is preparing a province wide grading policy that will require teachers to deduct marks if students don’t do their work. “We need to do a better job of consistent language that’s clear and concise,” … Continue reading

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Including Samuel Preview

via youtube.com “Inclusion is not about placing a child with a disability in a classroom or school. This is only a tiny piece of the puzzle. Rather inclusion is about how we deal with diversity, how we deal with difference, … Continue reading

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Alfie Kohn vs Dwight Schrute

via youtube.com Daniel Ballantyne (@ballantynedj) shared this on Twitter. Why is it the entertainment industry can have a greater impact than our dry, academic discourse on rewards and punishments? Posted via email from edustange’s posterous

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Grok – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

To grok something is to both comprehend (relate intellectually) and apprehend (relate emotionally and spiritually)its quiddity, its essence, its being. In an ideological context, a grokked concept becomes part of the person who contributes to its evolution by improving the … Continue reading

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