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Contents contributed and discussions participated by Clifford Baker

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80 Online Tools, References, and Resources | Edutopia Group Discussions by and for Educ... - 8 views

    "80 "must see" trial, free, and paid websites recommended by Edutopia community members."
Clifford Baker

Technology Tools - 10 views

    Good Web 2.0 resource compilation
Clifford Baker

POETRY PAIRINGS - The Learning Network Blog - - 5 views

    "In our weekly "Poetry Pairing" series we collaborate with the Poetry Foundation to feature a work from its American Life in Poetry project alongside content from The Times that somehow echoes, extends or challenges the poem's themes"
Clifford Baker

Editorial Observer - Cutting and Pasting - A Senior Thesis by (Insert Name) - - 9 views

  • “This represents a shift away from the view of education as the process of intellectual engagement through which we learn to think critically and toward the view of education as mere training. In training, you are trying to find the right answer at any cost, not trying to improve your mind.”
  • Not everyone who gets caught knows enough about what they did to be remorseful.
  • “The big sleeping dog here is not the moral issue. The problem is that kids don’t learn if they don’t do the work.”
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  • The Pritchard axiom — that repetitive cheating undermines learning — has ominous implications for a world in which even junior high school students cut and paste from the Internet instead of producing their own writing.
  • When many young people think of writing, they don’t think of fashioning original sentences into a sustained thought. They think of making something like a collage of found passages and ideas from the Internet.
Clifford Baker

Free Technology for Teachers: New Sharing and Editing Options in Google Docs - 8 views

    "Google announced that they would be rolling-out the new version of the document editor to all users over the next couple of weeks. The new version includes real-time updates (no more refreshing to see what your collaborators have written), chatting with collaborators within your documents, margin settings, and floating images."
Clifford Baker

2¢ Worth » It Was Good Enough for Me - 4 views

  • We are not working under these conditions because of our zip code or because of some unavoidably cyclical function of our reality. These constraints do not happen like weather patterns that we simply have to hunker down and wait out. They happen because of decisions that people make due to greed, misinformation, politico-social agendas, or ignorance.
  • “What was good enough for me is good enough for ‘your’ children.”
  • What interests me are products that help students learn to learn by empowering them to gaze upon the world they are learning about and to interact with the world, not by giving them better access to the classroom and instructor.
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