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David Yaggi - 6 views

    Haven't read this yet, though high on my list. What other people are saying about this disturbs me a great deal.
Dean Mantz

PBS Teachers | Access, Analyze, Act: A Blueprint for 21st Century Civic Engagement | PB... - 0 views

    Access, Analyze, Act is a social studies site hosted by PBS.
Sharon Elin

CAST: What is Universal Design for Learning? - 0 views

    UDL provides a blueprint for creating flexible goals, methods, materials, and assessments that accommodate learner differences.
Michael Walker

PLN Blueprint in Five Parts | The Educators' Royal Treatment - 20 views

    Great article detailing a Personal Learning Network.
c newsom

Bauhaus architecture - 4 views

    99 slides of Bauhaus designed and Bauhaus inspired architecture and a yurt and R. Buckminster Fuller. Can be downloaded.
Ruth Howard

A Textbook Example of What's Wrong with Education | Edutopia - 0 views

  • Who writes these things?" people ask me. I have to tell them, without a hint of irony, "No one." It's symptomatic of the whole muddled mess that is the $4.3 billion textbook business. Textbooks are a core part of the curriculum, as crucial to the teacher as a blueprint is to a carpenter, so one might assume they are conceived, researched, written, and published as unique contributions to advancing knowledge. In fact, most of these books fall far short of their important role in the educational scheme of things. They are processed into existence using the pulp of what already exists, rising like swamp things from the compost of the past. The mulch is turned and tended by many layers of editors who scrub it of anything possibly objectionable before it is fed into a government-run "adoption" system that provides mediocre material to students of all ages.
  • There's no quick, simple fix for the blanding of American textbooks, but several steps are key to reform:
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