Monthly Archives: May 2006

An Education Summit Meeting For Change!!!

Possibly the most recurring theme that makes the rounds of the edbloggosphere is why the nation, states, school districts, schools and teachers have not been more open to change. Change in how schools do school, embrace technology and project-based, problem-based … Continue reading

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CELL-EXLL, SFA, GLAD Are Too Much and Not Enough

Since a few years before NCLB really raised it’s head, standardized testing was already a fact of life for “Title 1” schools (law for “Improving The Academic Achievement Of The Disadvantaged”) and we started to have mandatory “Research-based literacy programs” … Continue reading

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Uh-Oh! We Might Have Messed Up School Reform! (I Told You So)

From “Are We Fixing the Wrong Things?” By Yong Zhao, – University Distinguished Professor of Education and Director of the U.S.—China Center for Research on Educational Excellence, Michigan State University: “Creativity—and not standardization—may be the driving force behind an effective … Continue reading

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Who’s Going To Build The Fence?

Just a thought. Who is going to work in the hot sun in the desert for low wages to build this fence between the U.S. and Mexico to keep the illegal migrant workers out? Umm??? Never mind.

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Can Computers Help Schools?

Jay Mathews, Washington Post Education Reporter, delves into the topic Can Computers Help Schools? Mr. Mathews immediately shows his lack of background in educational technology or best practice use of technology when states: “School districts have embraced the computer age … Continue reading

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Legislate Or Educate?

In response to the Deleting Online Predators Act, or DOPA legislation being considered by congress and that is burning up the edublogosphere: 30,000 people are killed by in auto crashes each year and many more injured. Air crashes kill and … Continue reading

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Are We Safer In The Dark? – REDUX

In light of today’s Dopey… I mean DOPA legislation I’m resurecting a recent post: You have a toddler at home. The street in front of your house could be dangerous. They could get hit by a car or picked up … Continue reading

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Being Different Is A Solution, Not A Problem!

Another example of our “Messy” learning. Being Different Is A Solution, Not A Problem! is a 60 second Public Service Announcement we made for our local PBS station KNPB. Each group of four students designed a scene in the video … Continue reading

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Real, Messy, Learning – (But What Is It?)

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