Every university auditorium should be required to have power outlets prevalent throughout the room. Good thing someone brought their own power adapter to this one.
I read an Edudemic article this morning about the future of school social networks: Now, a movement is afoot to create student-friendly social networking sites, which would be limited to education and bound to particular districts or schools. These sites would give students the chance… Continue reading →
ProPublica’s newest news app uses education data to get more social. A really interesting app from ProPublica that analyzes data released by the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights. Even though it hits just a few data points it is fascinating to compare various districts and schools.
Imagine if Honda, in order to compete in the American market, had been required by federal law to adopt the preestablished labor practices, management structure, dealer network, and vehicle portfolio of General Motors. Imagine further that Honda could only sell cars through GM dealers. Those… Continue reading →
It’s taken a while but I got around to reading the Center for American Progress report, Disrupting College. It was a really fascinating read, highly recommend it. One quote particularly stood out. While describing the disruption that occurred in the computer industry the authors characterize the… Continue reading →
I was reading this article about online courses on the MindShift blog today. It starts off with this image. What a horribly depressing vision of a computer lab. While it is how the lab in my high school and those at Whitman were set up it… Continue reading →
My high school’s new grading system makes it trivial to view other students’ info (read: grades). Implications?. Fascinating Reddit thread with advice to a student who found a major vulnerability in the school’s online grades system. Reminds of what Daniel found a couple years ago. (via Ian Stewart)
College professors and students jump into the wiki world. It turns out that not all universities are content to view Wikipedia as an inaccurate and untrustworthy knowledge pool. Professors at various east coast schools are having students work in groups to improve entries. Sounds like a great use of all that journal access colleges have. (via Three trends that will shape the future of curriculum)
What’s the New Narrative in the Education Revolution?. An interview with Will Richardson about changing education. Schools should be re-geared to be more about learning and helping students get content on their own. Teachers should become co-learners, supporters, and mentors.