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Snow Is Down and Heat Is Up in the Arctic, Report Says - - 0 views

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  • that melting occurred on almost 40 percent of the ice sheet during the summer, and in August, the ice sheet reflected less of the sunlight than at any time since the beginning of satellite observations in 2000.
  • But she also had no doubts about the long-term trend toward a warmer Arctic with less ice.
    Saving the Arctic (Module 3 moodle link)
Dennis OConnor

Full-Time Cyber Schools Expanding Despite No Evidence Of Their Effectiveness,... - 2 views

  • One of my doctoral students sent me this document.  Note that I have a great deal of respect for Gene Glass as a scholar, so this should be a must read for folks in our field!!!
  • Cash-strapped states and school districts are using online education — including full-time virtual schools with no face-to-face contact between students and teachers — as a lower-cost alternative to traditional public schools. In states such as Florida, virtual schools are used as a loophole in laws that limit the size of classes.
  • “We have to make sure that cyber schools don’t become just a cheap way of providing second-rate service to disadvantaged schools and students,” Glass said.
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  • As virtual schools continue to grow, Glass and Welner offered several recommendations for state legislators and other policymakers.
  • The full report, “Online K-12 Schooling in the U.S.: Uncertain Private Ventures in Need of Public Regulation” and the model legislation were produced by the National Education Policy Center, housed at the University of Colorado at Boulder School of Education, with funding from the Great Lakes Center for Education Research and Practice.
Dan Davies - 3 views

    Horizon Report
Dennis OConnor

The NMC Horizon Report > 2011 K-12 Edition | NMC - 2 views

  • in the K-12 series. In this edition, the New Media Consortium, the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), and the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) collaborate on identifying technology experts and other aspects of the research.View the work that produced the report at
Tammy Makovec

2009 Horizon Report - 0 views

    This report talks about trends in education in the near future and as far out as five years from now. Much of the focus is on collaboration. The report gives a lot of great ideas and suggested tools for using technology in the classroom.
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