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Five online resources worth checking out…

  1. Shelley Wright shares what life in an inquiry-driven, technology-embedded, connected English classroom looks like (see also her post on a science classroom)
  2. Ewan McIntosh talks about Guy Claxton’s big question: What’s the point of school?
  3. Donald Clark says that 21st century skills are so last century
  4. Dan Rothstein and Luz Santana note that it’s critical to teach students to ask their own questions
  5. Here’s a resource that will help you identify apps for children with special needs

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Five online resources worth checking out…

  1. Mike Kaechele wonders if the 1:1 device of the future will be a flash key we plug into any screen.
  2. Clayton Christensen shows us some ways that online learning is disrupting education.
  3. The Khan Academy is now accepting submissions from outsiders.
  4. Peter Gray believes that we need to throw out our fundamental assumptions that adults need to be in charge of children’s learning.
  5. Alan Levine reminds us that building is more important than badges.

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Five online resources worth checking out…

  1. Nsi2cPam Moran’s awesome post on our tendency to admire problems rather than working on solutions.
  2. Ryan Bretag asks “How would we react to students if they told us they didn’t have time to learn?” and goes on to say that teachers need to stop waiting for their organizations and become collaborative professional learners.
  3. ReadWriteWeb inquires of 3 experts: Could Kinect control your Internet of things?
  4. Christopher Dawson at ZDNet says that teachers should stop banning Wikipedia.
  5. And, for all you WordPress users, appstorm has a boatload of great apps, plugins, and themes for you.

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Five online resources worth checking out…

  1. Nsi2cTom Hoffman deconstructs the English / Language Arts standards from the Common Curriculum.
  2. Sylvia Martinez reminds us that an important online safety report discourages scare tactics.
  3. 10 things teachers should unlearn, from What Ed Said
  4. 19 things teacher librarians should unlearn, from Joyce Valenza
  5. Mashable gives us an infographic on the geosocial universe.

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Five online resources worth checking out…

  1. Nsi2cIn an excellent post about the leadership we need today, Will Richardson notes that “if you’re waiting for the conversation in the coffee shop and the porch swing to act, you’re going to be waiting a long time”
  2. Every educator should read Ira Socol’s post on ‘commons knowledge’
  3. I loved this post about the differences between being creative in the analog world versus the digital world
  4. Inside Higher Ed highlights a disturbing ruling on education researcher’s ability to protect the confidentiality of schools participating in a study
  5. The keynote speakers have been announced for the free K12 Online Conference 2010

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Five online resources worth checking out…

  1. TIME has an excellent overview article on Twitter and how it just may change the way we live.
  2. The Des Moines Register profiled an interesting charter school in Sigourney, Iowa. I’m very lucky to have the innovative superintendent as one of my doctoral students!
  3. Do you know the 10 Golden Rules of Social Media?
  4. Philip Greenspun has some thoughts about how the Web and the weblog have changed writing.
  5. Tom Vander Ark says that “public education is [General Motors] in the 1980s — it's dying and doesn't know it.

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