Monthly Archives: May 2011

Desiderata

Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even … Continue reading

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Testing: Narratives from weighted numbers

via xkcd.com xkcd almost always makes me laugh. Check back through the archives for his cartoon thread on the dangers of Raptors some time. My mind is usually numbed by sports commentary but in this case I felt a resonance … Continue reading

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Are standardized tests worth the price? | for the love of learning

I’ll be blunt… I would rather no information – no data – nothing! than the grossly misleading and misused data that is extracted from standardized testing. There is absolutely nothing I can extract from standardized testing that I can’t find … Continue reading

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xkcd: Extended Mind (Wikipedia)

via xkcd.com I’m afraid this is true of me. Wikipedia, in particular, has become my encyclopaedia of choice. Its at my side watching TV and movies on my Netbook. Its in my pocket every waking minute. Young people are like … Continue reading

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The Essential Elements of Digital Literacies | Synechism

via dougbelshaw.com Another reflective look at integrating technology into learning environments. Posted via email from edustange’s posterous

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An Open letter to Warren Michelson, Donna Harpauer, and Brad Wall

These are difficult times in Saskatchewan education; for teachers and all the many other stakeholders in education. I’ve taught here in my home province since 1983, except for one stressful September when teachers worked to rule, I have never left … Continue reading

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Failure is an Option: Helping Students Learn from Mistakes | Faculty Focus

Failure is one of the best teachers. Most of what I learned about home maintenance I learned from my mistakes. The military understands the benefits of failure and actually gives soldiers tasks that they know will lead to failure at … Continue reading

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Connected Learning is not Cheating

I took a Physics class and struggled with it. I couldn’t ever seem to “get it” and I finally dropped the class. I knew that I would take it the next semester, so I routinely went to the homework binder … Continue reading

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A Learning Culture without Grades

Pointslessness: An Experiment in Teenage Psychology Posted by Shawn on May 14, 2011 at 10:36 pm. But, in a system with no points, what were they getting away with? It quickly became a very surreal post-modern classroom. Students began to … Continue reading

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Sober Second thoughts but the passion doesn’t cool

via thedoghousediaries.com Saturday morning and I’m checking my bloated Google Reader while watching a Danish movie on NetFlix. It is a bit of a celebration to mark a very busy time and the end to a week without home internet. … Continue reading

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