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Beyond TPACK and SAMR: Introducing trudacot to teachers

If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to this blog via e-mail or my RSS feed. I also am on...
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It’s not just a poverty issue

Ta-Nehisi Coates said: The lives of black Americans are better than they were half a century ago....
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Let kids make informed decisions about real things in the real world

Will Richardson said: Sure, the CCSS wants to promote and measure critical thinking skills. But...
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The exam sham

Mike Crowley said: Teachers are being judged and schools rated based on test and exam results....
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Become a reading warrior

Pernille Ripp said: I declare myself a reading warrior, and I believe you should as well. No...
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Happy 9th birthday! (a few thoughts on blogging and online learning)

Today is Dangerously Irrelevant’s 9th birthday. That’s a long time in blogging years (sometimes...
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Principles for school districts’ social media policies

My newest article is out. This one is about some general guidelines and principles for school...
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Imagine that you wanted to slowly kill public education

Imagine that you are a policymaker who is generally anti-government, anti-union, and...
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Dear Governor Branstad, we need both

Governor Terry Branstad, from the Des Moines Register: “We gave all this across-the-board...
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It’s not that you don’t have enough money, it’s that you don’t spend it wisely

Like Kansas with its poor, Governor Terry Branstad wants Iowa schools to be more accountable for...
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