Category Archives: Project Based

How To Bring Our Schools Out of the 20th Century

Time Magazine – How To Bring Our Schools Out of the 20th Century by Claudia Wallis and Sonja Steptoe You’ve probably already read this article (and if you haven’t you should – here’s the link), or have read about this … Continue reading

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Top 5 of the Year

The top 5 most read posts in my first 10 months blogging at Learning Is Messy: . . . 1) Paper, Pencils and Books May Not Boost Student Achievement  2) Too Much Time For Change To Happen?  3) Hoping To … Continue reading

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So Much Learning To Do – But So Little Time

Tuesday we embark on our second field trip of the year. As reported in my last post, we will be traveling to Squaw Valley to ride the Cable Car so we can get pictures, video and personal observations of landforms. … Continue reading

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Let’s Re-Visit-”Working, Breathing, Reproducible, Intriguing Models”

I haven’t posted in awhile – been one of those convergences of report cards, parent conferences, inservices, family activities, etc. I have several posts in the works – might even get to one today or tomorrow. In the meantime I … Continue reading

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What’s Happened To Meaningful, Instructive, Constructive, Respectful Discussion?

I have been a contributor to a discussion about the role of teachers, styles of teaching and accountability on another blogger’s blog this past week. It is unfortunate that the discussion became just another example of how discourse has become … Continue reading

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Constructive Learning Is …

An interesting discussion at Borderland inspired this – feel free to add your comments: Constructive learning is learning about something you had no intention of learning about because of what you did or are doing to produce something. You learn … Continue reading

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Report: Technology in Schools: What the Research Says

I have used this blog on several occasions, and others in the edblogosphere have used their blogs to ask where the examples and research are that support integrating tech into the school curriculum? I have my own experience to tell … Continue reading

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Society May Be Willing To Invest In Children If They Are Seen As An Immediate Value To Society

We of the edbloggosphere have bemoaned the snail’s pace progress in educational change. One of the issues I believe is that kids are perceived by society as only having the potential to contribute to society sometime in the future. If … Continue reading

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A Little More Ranting

After experiences and conversations of late I felt this needed to be restated: The key with technology use in education is that IT NOT be about teaching technology. That is one of the big hurdles people have to get over. … Continue reading

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15 Seconds (not minutes) Of Fame

Oh-oh! The downside of doing an interview is living up to it! (Down to it?) I was contacted by Harris Salat over at Visual Thesaurus a few months back. He interviewed me over the phone and here’s the finished product.

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