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Jon Tanner

Maine DOE - Center for Best Practice - 52 views

    Shorts videos and case studies of education best practices from the Maine Department of Education.
Bill Kuykendall

As spring arrives, Maine flower growers weather challenges of late-winter snow, cold - ... - 10 views

    Here is a nice little video featuring an appealing character telling a topical story produced by Troy Bennett for the Bangor Daily News. One brief, clean interview illustrated with video stills and a bit of action. Multimedia reporting 101.
Kelvin Thompson

U. of Maine campus experiments with small-scale, high-touch open courses | Inside Highe... - 14 views

  • MOOCs are the new “thneeds,” the oddly-shaped items peddled by the Once-ler in The Lorax: Everybody seems to want one, even if nobody yet knows exactly what they are or what they mean.
Lorri Carroll

10 years after laptops come to Maine schools, educators say technology levels playing f... - 73 views

  • We have math teachers doing online skill-based type of things and online quizzes,” Robinson said. Students use a site called, Glogster where they create digital posters, and upload photos and music for reports.
    • Steve Ransom
      Pretty low-level use for math... there are so many more powerful things that laptops could be used for.
  • Having laptops means all students can do the same quality report, regardless of their parents' income, “because they all have the same tools,”
  • We tried filtering. It's a losing battle,” Robinson said. “There's always a way around it. Now our approach is teaching responsibility.”
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  • “At our house, there are signs, 'No Facebook from 7 to 9:30,'” Angus King said. “Part of it is supervision, he said. You don't hand the keys to your car to your teenager without rules.
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