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Online Safety Costs

Seeing that the Department of Education is hosting a cyber-bullying summit this week caused me to wonder aloud something that I and others have wondered before: How much of the cyber-bullying and other online safety issues would be helped if … Continue reading

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Race To The Top “Winners” (2nd round) Announced – So Why Do I Feel Like We All Lost?

So the RttT 2nd round “winners“ were announced today and what bothered me about it the most I think, is that it shows that a very narrow-minded policy is going forward and the negative side of me sees only bad … Continue reading

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Is There A Change of Heart Brewing About Race To The Top?

I have long questioned why a policy like Race To The Top that is supposed to be about promoting innovation in education, has had such a narrow focus on charter schools, relying on standardized test scores to evaluate teachers, as well … Continue reading

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Embed of My TEDx Talk

You’ll have to pardon me here. I originally meant to embed this video in my last post, but at the time I was at the airport and couldn’t make it work, so here is my TEDxDenver ED presentation embeded … … Continue reading

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My Tedx Denver ED Presentation Video

UPDATE 2 (7/15/2010)- OK, the video is back up sans my intro because my mic had an issue at first and the sound wasn’t great, so they edited that part out… not a big loss. I showed a slide of … Continue reading

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First Images and Report About TEDxDenver ED

As each presenter shared onstage Janine Underhill made a “Graphic Representation” of what they were saying, doing and showing on an ENO interactive whiteboard. I was jumping around pretty quickly so I am amazed by just how she kept up … Continue reading

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TEDxDenver ED Presentation links

I’ve had numerous requests for links to the student work highlighted during my TEDx Denver ED talk tonight. Just about everything is linked to right here on this blog. Just look at the top of the right hand column under … Continue reading

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TEDxDenverED Presentation

I’ve been known to advocate … pontificate? …  for teachers having more voice in general. Well now I’m being asked to do just that … the advocate part that is. I’ll be presenting a TED Talk at TEDxDenverED, on Monday, June … Continue reading

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Update: Our High Hopes High Altitude Balloon Project

Thursday we launched our balloon. It reached an altitude of over 107,800 feet, the flight lasted about 90 minutes, the coldest temperature encountered was -80F, our camera took almost 500 pictures. My 4th grade students have each already posted on their … Continue reading

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Update: Our “High Hopes” High Altitude Balloon Project

Travis Fields, a graduate student in mechanical engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno, and the scientist leading our high altitude balloon project visited our school today to talk to our 4th graders.  He explained some of the science that … Continue reading

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