Category Archives: The information age

What are the real outcomes of seemingly unlimited information?

The desire for transparency

Earlier this week was the 75th anniversary of “A date which will live in infamy” as President Franklin D. Roosevelt described the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor in the U.S territory of Hawaii. The fact that the United States was … Continue reading

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When we were young

As the facilitator circled the table asking the typical questions, such as “Where are you from?” and “What do you do?” I felt like I was being a bit oppositional. If I admitted to being born in Indiana, anyone who … Continue reading

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Leader-shifts

After watching a fifth grader standing confident before a class full of peers and parents to deliver a poised speech on Oklahoma, I got to watch my own son mumble through a presentation on Maryland. Now, his was actually more organized, including economy, … Continue reading

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Living in a “weed-out” world

In higher education, the “weed-out classes,” freshman year classes that aim eliminate students that cannot survive a rigorous major, may not contribute to what a student needs for the current degree in science and technology fields. Often these classes are based … Continue reading

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The complexity conundrum

While working with the development of a secondary language arts and literature curriculum, I had a co-worker say “If you don’t live by the 6 + 1 trait writing model, we are not going to get along.” At the time … Continue reading

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The school of social networking

With students glued to Facebook rather than paying attention in class, teachers begin to wonder if they could teach better using a social network instead. Social media and e-learning may be useful, but Facebook is by no means universal. The … Continue reading

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To cheat or not to cheat

                  “To cheat or not to cheat, that is the  question Whether ’tis nobler to in the mind to suffer The sleepless nights of outrageous homework Or to take arms against a … Continue reading

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When an A is not an A

Recently I took my daughter to National Portfolio day in Dallas, where over 50 leading art colleges were present to review students’  art work – a sort of hotbed of creative students. My daughter quickly realized that while considered extremely … Continue reading

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Cross country classes

Working on training projects with teams members across the US and Canada gave me a  taste of the difficulty that occurs with on-line collaboration.  At first, I was reluctant to bother other team members except as required. However I soon … Continue reading

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Unwilling to share

When secondary students think about collaboration on the Internet, it might mean spreading news about a party using Facebook, or spending a night battling in StarCraft with players across the continent. Throw the word “education” into the mix and they … Continue reading

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