10 Tools to Help Students Keep Track of Tasks This Year

This is the time of year when many of us make resolutions. If one of your students’ resolutions is to do a better job of keeping track of tasks and assignments, have them take a look at one of the…

Completion data for MOOCs

As I mentioned in the previous post, I am doing some Gates funded research on MOOCs. My part was learning design analysis, while Katy Jordan has been looking at factors influencing completion rates. All this work is Katy’s, …

Making to Learn

The following post was written by Laura Fleming who is the Media Specialist at my school.  It is also cross-posted at her blog Worlds of Learning.  Here Laura describes our philosophy and journey to create a Makerspace for our

Daily Education and Technology News for Schools 12/03/2013

Kristen Swanson @kristenswanson announces that Edcamp has moved to Twitter for the 12 days of edcamp. Just follow and share your best “gifts” to other educators at the #edcampgift hashtag.

If you need to get started on Twitter …

“It was time to push the button.”

That is the final paragraph of Democrats were forced to go ‘nuclear’ at last, the column for tomorrow’s Washngton Post by Pulitzer Prize winning columnist Eugene Robinson.

It is thorough, and every assertion Robinson makes is back up with …

Teachers Hate Pep Rallies!

The following is a guest post by Danielle Shanley, Director of Curriculum and Instruction for New Milford Public Schools, NJ.  Here she reflects on what she say in New Milford HS on a Friday before our annual Spirit Week pep …

The importance of support positions

 In a comment to my recent post, The Librarian Bonus, Renee observes:

I agree with your suggestion. [That librarians fill the role of technology integration specialist.] I just sent your blog post to our Director of Libraries and

What does a self-proclaimed, true S.O.B. look like?

There is likely someone similar to him driving education policy in your state or school district. Watch as Rob Saxton, Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction in the State of Oregon, as he delivers a message to school administrators encouraging them to …

Thinking P-3: Supporting Students From Age 3 to Grade 3, and Beyond

By Gail Connelly, Executive Director, National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP)

Early childhood education may be the single most important part of a successful learner’s P-12 experience. Because of that, early learning is an essential focus for elementary school …

Race to the Top District Winners Already Changing Their Plans

Nine months after the U.S. Department of Education named 16 winners to share $400 million in the first Race to the Top for districts, change orders already are being approved.

The 16 winners have pitched ambitious plans to dramatically improve