How to Use Vocaroo to Make Voice Recordings to Post On Your Blog

Vocaroo… is a free service that you can use to create short audio recordings. Creating a recording on Vocaroo is a simple process that does not require you to create an account or have any special browser plugins. Just go

Free Technology for Teachers

Digital Literacy Leadership Dare

Looking to the future of digital literacy (Flickr image from by Schlüsselbein2007) This morning, on the final day of our digital literacy leadership workshop, we watched Chris Lehmann’s Ignite talk about “School 2.0,” and I borrowed some of his ideas …

Digital Writing, Digital Teaching

Sen. Rand Paul, Potential Presidential Candidate, Talks Education—Sort Of

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., spoke to the National Urban League, where he touched briefly on school choice topics, including charter schools and vouchers. …

Politics K-12 - Education Week

Five U.S. innovations that helped Finland’s schools improve but that American reformers now ignore

Finnish educator and scholar Pasi Sahlberg is one of the world’s leading experts on school reform and educational practices. The author of the best-selling “Finnish Lessons: What Can the World Learn About Educational Change in Finland?”and a former director general…

Answer Sheet

Twitter Friday: News & Commentary Here, On Facebook, & Via Twitter

It's Friday and so I'll be updating the site -- lightly -- via Twitter (which also posts to Facebook and here). See it all below. Have a great weekend! Tweets about "@alexanderrusso"… // <![CDATA[ // &lt;![CDATA[ !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?&#39;http&#39;:&#39;https&#39;;if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);;js.src=p+&quot;://;;fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,&quot;script&quot;,&quot;twitter-wjs&quot;); // ]]&gt;

This Week In Education

[Makeover] These Tragic “Write An Expression” Problems

We need to do something about these problems, which recur all throughout school Algebra. The original title of this post called them “horrible,” but they’re truly “tragic” – the math education equal to Julius Caesar, Othello, and Hamlet – …


Five Best Blogs & Tweets: Clinton Launches #BabyTalking Campaign

Clinton Launches Baby-talking Campaign In Oakland #babytalking  Unions put teachers on streets — for votes -  Print View  Self-proclaimed "naive" NYC Teaching Fellow Florina Rodov aims to open her own school next @…

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Learn how to start your own school #principalcast #edchat

I had the great privilege of joining the fun over at #Principalcast on Sunday. Spike, Theresa and I had a great time talking and geeking about education and I shared our journey of starting a school. If you missed Principal …

iLearn Technology

Calif. Newspaper Can’t Access Teacher Growth Scores With Names, Court Rules

The latest in a back-and-forth between The Los Angeles Times and the nation's second-largest district over access to teacher "value added" information. …

Teacher Beat - Education Week

Senate Education Aid Bill Inches Forward; House Budget Panel Issues Ed. Report

The Senate Appropriations Committee officially released its education spending proposal for fiscal year 2015, and the House Budget Committee unveiled a series of education policy proposals. …

Politics K-12 - Education Week