From the monthly archives:

December 2010

21 Things That Will Become Obsolete in Education by 2020

This article, 21 Things That Will Become Obsolete in Education by 2020, by Shelley Blake-Plock, asks us to envision schools without desks, homework, paper, High School Algebra I, and computers (as we know them). Many in our field (that intersection of education and technology) will nod and cheer as they read. I wonder, though, how […]

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Zeitgeist 2010

Google’s Zeitgeist page is a compilation of the most searched queries. Google created a “2010 in review” video based on the queries for the year. The video represents what we were interested in during the year, from Haiti to the oil spill to the Soccer World Cup. As you watch it, count how many of […]

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Top Ten of 2010

I decided to take some time during the winter school break to review my 2010 blog posts, reflect, and plan for 2011. On my list: commit to 2 posts per week (more when time and ideas are abundant) stick to my primary themes of leadership for technology in education, professional development and sharing good resources […]

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Yahoo to Shut Down Delicious?

Several news sources are reporting that Yahoo intends to shutter Delicious. This would be a loss. I love Delicious and use it as my social bookmarking site. My hope is that instead of closing it down Yahoo manages to sell it off so that it has a chance to continue, but JUST IN CASE, Delicious […]

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Intellectually Promiscuous

I heard my favorite quote of the week last Friday as I listened to WBUR. The title of the piece was: Exhibit Shows Process Behind JFK’s ‘Ask Not’ Inaugural and Kennedy Museum curator Stacey Bredhoff was showing and discussing handwritten pages of JFK’s inaugural address. They talked about the longstanding debate about who wrote the […]

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Bad Wizard

Do you recall that moment in the Wizard of Oz when Toto pulls back the curtain to reveal the wizard as a man working the controls? The dialog that ensues includes this exchange: Dorothy: Oh, you’re a very bad man! Wizard: Oh, no, my dear, I – I’m, a very good man. I’m just a […]

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High School Programming Class

There are too many exciting alternatives to boring high school programming classes to be offering only classes like C++ or java where students code for the same old assignments. I say let’s get our HS students developing apps for the iOS or games. The tools are free and the apps could sell! Check out this […]

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Webinar: Microsoft Live@edu Deployment Best Practices

from Microsoft: Microsoft Live@edu Deployment Options and Best Practices Office Hours Live Dec 14 10:00AM-11:30AM Pacific Time Join Microsoft Live@edu Solution Specialists for a how to session on deployment of Live@edu. During this session we will share best practices and case studies of deployments, plus you will have the opportunity to ask questions and have […]

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Google Science Fair

Press Release…. On the 11 January 2011 Google is launching the inaugural Google Science Fair. We have partnered with NASA, CERN, National Geographic, Scientific American and the LEGO Group to create a new STEM competition that is more open, accessible and global than ever before. We wanted to reach out to educators prior to launch […]

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Just for fun!

How “millennial” are you? Take the quiz and share your score. Or, share how you might use this as a conversation starter at a Professional Development event. Fun Google Map Directions 1. Browse to Google Maps. 2. Select “Get Directions.” 3. Enter Taiwan as start location. 4. Enter China as end location. 5. Click “Get […]

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