Teachers Reflecting on Reverse Mentoring

by Andrew Coy… "Reverse mentoring is a concept borne of the information age... Reverse mentoring asks the younger, technologically savvier youngsters to tutor or support the older generation in learning how to leverage social media, blogs, email, cloud-based services, and


Bobby Jindal vs. Public Education

Dear Deborah, I went to Lafayette, La., last week to speak to the Louisiana School Boards Association. These men and women, representing their local schools from across the state, are trying to preserve public education in the face of an …

Bridging Differences

AM News: Data Shows Uneven Treatment Of Black Kids

Black Students Face More Harsh Discipline, Data Shows NYT: Overall, African-American students were three and a half times more likely to be suspended or expelled than their white peers. ALSO Study: Discipline harsher on African-American students in Chicago Chicago Tribune, …

This Week In Education

Crash Course – Plant Cell Biology

Last month I wrote about the YouTube channel Crash Course…. At that time I was highlighting the Crash Course history videos. Today, I want to point out the science videos. Crash Course is now up to six biology videos.

Free Technology for Teachers

A fire to be kindled – guest post by Paul Cornies

Nearly every morning a real treat appears in my GoogleReader - a link to one of Paul Cornies's Quoteflection posts. I've mentioned Paul's work before on the Blue Skunk here and here and Paul's been kind enough to write a …

Blue Skunk Blog

How You Can Connect With Me

From time to time I like to post this information for people who have recently started following Free Technology for Teachers…. If you're interested in connecting with me outside of this blog here are the places that we can

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Polling Report Double Issue Centerfold: Presidential Race and Super Tuesday Edition

Fans of the blog already know that on the 6th of every month I take a look at the polling for the 2012 presidential election. This month is like Christmas and Hanukkah falling on the same day because today is…

A New Jersey Farmer Blog: Where Democracy Lives

Daily Education and Technology News for Schools 03/06/2012

You're invited to a free webinar tomorrow with overview of the Flat Classroom book Free webinar on Tuesday, March 6 at 5 pm with Julie and me as we share the Flat Classroom framework to analyze a global collaborative project …

Cool Cat Teacher Blog

Audio Memos – A Voice Recorder for iPad & iPhone

Audio Memos… is an iOS app for creating and sharing audio messages. The app is available in three versions. The free version is limited to 3MB recordings, the $0.99 version is limited to 15MB recordings, and the "pro" $9.99 version

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Romney, Santorum, Paul, Gingrich: Where they stand now on education

The American public education system is going through historic changes but you couldn’t tell that if you have been following the Republican campaign to tap a candidate to take on President Obama in the fall. Read full article >> …

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