Thoughts inspired by Paul Krugman

who in his column this morning wrote, as quoted by bobswern,…

…In short, we’re giving huge sums to the financial industry while receiving little or nothing — maybe less than nothing — in return. Mr. Philippon puts the waste at

Poster power on Twitter

I’ve noticed an increasing number of Tweeters are getting around the 140 character limit by using links to graphics. I worry that this may raise Twitter’s level of discourse above its usual bumpersticker simplicity, requiring that nuanced views actually be …

One-To-One Technology ‘Is Really About Building Effective Relationships’

My thanks to Larry Ferlazzo for the invitation to respond to his EdWeek Teacher Blog question: What are the Dos and Don’ts of having a successful one-to-one computing (where every student at a school gets a device) program? Check out …

BFTP: A better question

A weekend Blue Skunk “feature” will be a revision of an old post. I’m calling this BFTP: Blast from the Past. Original post, March 2, 2009. (Be sure to read the comments from the original post.) As

Desktop & iPad vs Laptop: the results

Last spring, our district decided that the standard teacher equipment set up would be a desktop computer and an iPad tablet. Only special teaching circumstances would dictate that a teacher needed a laptop.

This was met with a, let’s say, …

Open Learning Analytics

The future of systems such as business, government, and education will be data centric. Historically, humanity has made sense of the world through discourse, dialogue, artifacts, myth, story, and metaphor. While those sensemaking approaches won’t disappear, they will be augmented …

Books: The Deseg Case That Wasn’t Brown [It Was Yellow]

Brown v. Board of Education wasn't the first school desegregation case, and the case didn't involve African-American children, according to a book being written by a Adrienne Berard (pictured).  

Titled "When Yellow Was Brown," the book "chronicles an important and …

Charts: Juking The Stats In Chicago (Again)

Chicago Magazine's latest story about the precipitous drop in homicide stats during 2013 is alarming for a number of reasons, not the least of which is the realization that it's pretty easy to juke crime statistics without generating much attention (and …

Media: Colbert To Broadcast Move Probably Bad News For Education

There's been lots of reaction to the news that Colbert is going to leave Comedy Central and replace Letterman on broadcast television, but what does it mean for attention to education on TV? 

For years now, Colbert has been riffing …

Morning Video: PBS NewsHour Visits P-Tech High

 

From last night's broadcast: "Why six years of high school might pay off in the workforce Hari Sreenivasan tells the story of Pathways in Technology Early College High School"…