Has freshman year in college become grade 12½? | Get Schooled. Local college instructor Rick Diguette has written many provocative pieces for the blog.
Today, he provides another great column on a topic that gets little discussion -- student writing skills. By Rick Diguette Once upon a time I taught college English at a local community college, but not any more. Don’t get me wrong, I’m still on faculty and scheduled to cover three sections of freshman composition this fall. But it has become obvious to me that I am no longer teaching “college” English.
A Google Spreadsheet Formula Everyone Should Know About. Google forms are fabulous for gathering information, but sometimes, the data in the spreadsheet can be difficult to view.
In this post, I’ll share a simple-to-implement formula that will make it much easier to deal with (and even print) form-fed data! The Original Data: Moodle Advanced Forums. Your photos, automatically in 3D. Helping teachers create paperless classrooms. Common thinking about what kinds of folks make good 21st century teachers generally runs as follows: “They’re constantly in the process of being trained and being a lifelong learner,” he says.
The 'he' saying this is Jeff Murphy, a director of instruction for the Florida Virtual School and he's being quoted in a recent article from Education Week. I cannot tell you how tired I am of hearing this sort of talk. The last thing I want is to be 'trained' more. And, I'm sorry, but 'lifelong learner' has just worn out its welcome as a catch phrase.
Classroom 2.0. The Chronicle of Higher Education. Google Launches a Community Service Search Engine. We expected that President Obama might use the enormous social media influence he accumulated during his campaign to encourage community service.
And earlier this year, Serve.gov was launched as part of this direction. Today, however, Google has gotten in on the project, launching All For Good, a website that aggregates volunteer opportunities from around the US from a number of charities and other websites. All For Good is also now being used to power the search portion of Serve.gov.