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Wrestling with the loss, I wrote to him here on the Radical. For me, writing to my Dad made sense simply because he read everything that I wrote. My post was one way for me to say thank you and goodbye to him all at once. 10 Reasons Every Teacher Needs A Professional Learning Network - 10 Reasons Every Teacher Needs A Professional Learning Network.
Why Research Fails in the Classroom. Personalized learning is one of the buzzier buzz words in higher education.
Connected to Learn: Teachers' Experiences with Networked Technologies in the Classroom. Report: Young Canadians in a Wired World, Phase III: Connected to Learn For more than twenty-five years, Canadian teachers have been at the forefront of getting students online and preparing them to use the Internet in safe, wise and responsible ways.
Thanks to the SchoolNet program in the 1990s, many young Canadians had their first experiences with networked technologies in their classrooms and school libraries. However, MediaSmarts’ recent Young Canadians in a Wired World, Phase III study shows that even now, our so-called “digital natives” still need guidance from their teachers. But over the past decade, as digital technology has become nearly ubiquitous and an increasingly central part of young people’s lives, Canadian schools have fallen behind in integrating it. As the 2009 paper What If? Networked technologies are well-established in elementary and secondary classrooms. Six-year-old exposed to porn on class-provided tablet, Ottawa father says.
An Ottawa father is livid after his six-year-old son came home from school Friday claiming to have watched a pornographic video in class on a school-issued tablet.
Sean McLean, whose son is in Grade 1 at St. Marguerite d’Youville Catholic elementary school, said he picked his son up after school on Friday, Feb. 12, and was driving to a family dinner when his son “blurted out that a boy in his class had shown him a pornographic video.” According to McLean, the incident unfolded when a teacher handed out school-owned tablets and allowed students to “play and learn on them.”
McLean pressed his son further, asking if he had seen pictures or a video, and asked him to describe what he’d seen. IoT And The Looming Mobile Tidal Wave. If you thought handling BYOD was hard, wait until you see what managing mobile devices for the Internet of Things entails. 11 IoT Programming Languages Worth Knowing (Click image for larger view and slideshow.)
Everything for Everybody: Doing Away With Gender In Design. It will come as no surprise that, when it comes to design, I can be a bit of a junky.
The bigger, the badder, the crazier, the better. One of the most fulfilling and enriching parts of working in and writing about design is that I am hardly ever at a lack for new, interesting, beautiful things to see and think about. That is not to say, though, that there aren’t some things that I could live without when it comes to design—things that I am totally and completely sick to death of seeing. Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose: Tony Hsieh, Author: 9781609412807: Amazon.com: Books. The Hive Hypothesis. How Zappos CEO's obsession with raving helped him create a billion-dollar company.
Flickr / Stewtopia Tony Hsieh at SXSW in 2009 On the way to his very first rave ever, Tony Hsieh, 26 years old and not yet the CEO of e-commerce site Zappos, was already excited for the night to be over.
He found electronic music annoying and didn't understand the appeal of packing into a space to dance to some repetitive beat without words. As he waited in the 20 minute line outside the gigantic empty warehouse, he secretly wondered how long he'd have to stay there. "What I experienced next changed my perspective forever," he writes in his book Delivering Happiness: A Path To Profits, Passion, And Purpose. The people packed into the enormous warehouse were dancing differently than anything he'd ever seen at in a nightclub. Andragogy Visually Explained for Teachers. Prt%3A978-1-4419-1428-6%2F1.pdf?auth66=1427162177_def8360ed41743a0efbb53aac1c04258&ext= Formative Assessment Is Transformational! I think formative assessment is one of the single most important things that teachers can do -- and already do -- for their students.
In fact, great teachers use formative assessment whether or not they know it. 50-Pound Weight-Loss Story. Re-imagined Authenticity. Over the last couple of weeks, a YouTube video (above) of New York artist Richard Renaldi has continued to populate my Facebook News Feed. Renaldi’s project Touching Strangers is such that he positions strangers together in an intimate poses and photographs them. Despite lack of prior contact, these photographs depict what look to be quite sincere expressions of emotion. Moreover, the subjects interviewed in the video say that they feel some sort of connection towards those with whom they posed. Notes to Self: Stage Two. Being & Becoming: Profiles as Identities. This is post #2 in a series outlining my ongoing dissertation research into how scholars using online networks build identity positions, reputations, and influence.
The original call for participants for the research project is here, and the first post in the series is here. . *** 3: Key Measures of Academic Influence. Introduction 3.1 Assessing how well an author is cited 3.2 Assessing how far journals and books are cited 3.3 Who cites a little or a lot: Hub and authority patterns Summary.