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Bonnie Sutton

Action in a Shared World - 1 views

Action in a Shared World http://www.tcrecord.org/Content.asp?ContentID=15739 by Geinfrey Hinchliffe - 2010 Background/Context: The background in the article is the continued interest in ...

Education as a part of the shared world should extend capabiliry for action

started by Bonnie Sutton on 21 Oct 11 no follow-up yet
Bonnie Sutton

The Storytelling Project Model: A Theoretical Framework for Critical Examination in Rac... - 2 views

The Storytelling Project Model: A Theoretical Framework for Critical Examination in Racism Through the Arts http://www.tcrecord.org/Content.asp?ContentID=15787 by Lee Anne Bell & Rosemarie...

Story telling project model race and racism multiracial community comfort zone color blindness

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Bonnie Sutton

Making Progress: Rethinking State and School District Policies Concerning Mobile Techno... - 1 views

Making Progress: Rethinking State and School District Policies Concerning Mobile Technologies and Social Media pdf http://www.cosn.org/Default.aspx?TabId=12543 BACKGROUND It is...

Making Progre Rethinking State and School District POLICIES COSN Mobile Technologies Social Media

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Bonnie Sutton

Overhauling Computer Science Education - 1 views

Overhauling Computer Science Education http://thejournal.com/Articles/2011/12/05/Overhauling-Computer-Science-Education.aspx?Page=1 Students from elementary school through college are learnin...

problem solving computational thinking and abstract reasoning computer science education

started by Bonnie Sutton on 22 Dec 11 no follow-up yet
Bonnie Sutton

Digital Divide, Mobile Divide, Knoeledge Divide, Access Divide, are we a nation of oppo... - 1 views

http://thepowerofus.org/2012/01/06/digital-divide-mobile-divide-knowledge-divide-access-divide-are-we-a-nation-of-opportunity/ We Still Have a Digital Divide and it is growofg!!'We Still Have a Di...

digital divide access knowledge vint cerf Bob Kahn nation of opportunity

started by Bonnie Sutton on 06 Jan 12 no follow-up yet
Bonnie Sutton

Best part of 'schools-threaten-national-security' report - 1 views

Best part of 'schools-threaten-national-security' report: The dissents By Valerie Strauss Best part of 'schools-threaten-national-security' report The most ofterestofg part of the new Condoleezza...

Schools threaten national Security report

started by Bonnie Sutton on 22 Mar 12 no follow-up yet
Bonnie Sutton

From the River to the Sea Chesapeake Bay to the Ocean - 1 views

From the River to the Sea- and Ocean Literacy By bonniebraceysutton The Chesapeake Bay Today, the Chesapeake yields more fish and shellfish than any other estuary in the countr...

ocean literacy sciences fieldscope Citizen science observing systems SERC estuarine Chesapeake Bay salinity

started by Bonnie Sutton on 10 Dec 11 no follow-up yet
Bonnie Sutton

Jamming the System: Standardized Tests, Automated Grading and the Future in Writing - 2 views

View slide show on original site. | View on Flickr on original site. Spotlight on Digital Media and Learning http://spotlight.macfound.org/blog/entry/jamming-the-system-standardized-t...

Ja the System: Standardized Tests Automated Grading Future of Writing robotic evaluation

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Bonnie Sutton

Into the Driver's Seat - 1 views

http://www.scoop.it/t/into-the-driver-s-seat/p/856007214/information-literacy-digital-learning-environments-judy-salpeter information Literacy | Digital Learning Environments| Judy Salpeter...

Information Literacy digital learning environments. judy saltpeter

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Bonnie Sutton

Keeping Special Ed in Proportion - 1 views

Keeping Special Ed in Proportion Experts say improvements in school instructional cultures can keep some struggling minority kids out in special education. http://www.edweek.org/tsb/article...

school instructional culturesVictims of remediation special ed in proportion racial achievement gaps African-American and Hispanic students education programs. educational equity disproportional statistical representation minorities

started by Bonnie Sutton on 12 Oct 11 no follow-up yet
Bonnie Sutton

How real school reform should look (or explaining water to a fish) - 1 views

How real school reform should look (or explaining water to a fish) By Valerie Strauss http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/post/how-real-school-reform-should-look-or-explaining-wat...

school reform not a standard body of knowledge political paralysis education change

started by Bonnie Sutton on 06 Feb 12 no follow-up yet
Bonnie Sutton

Teachers Resist High-Tech Push in Idaho Schools - 0 views

By MATT RICHTEL POST FALLS, Idaho - Ann Rosenbaum, a former military police officer of the Marofes, does not shrofk from a fight, havofg even survived a close encounter with a car bomb of Iraq. He...

High tech push online Idaho tablets Laptops vanguard. teacher back

started by Bonnie Sutton on 04 Jan 12 no follow-up yet
Bonnie Sutton

PLAYBACK: News on Teens and Blogs, Facebook, Twitter and Google+, And Schools That Don'... - 0 views

Spotlight on Digital Media and Learning PLAYBACK: News on Teens and Blogs, Facebook, Twitter and Google+, And Schools That Don't Allow Them Posted: 03 Feb 2012 02:22 PM PST in this week's PLAY...

Facebook. Twitter and Google+. Parent's Guide to Facebook News on Teens Blogs

started by Bonnie Sutton on 05 Feb 12 no follow-up yet
Bonnie Sutton

Making Schools Work - 1 views

OPINION By DAVID L. KIRP MakINg Schools Work http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/20/opINion/sunday/INtegration-worked-why-have-we-rejected-it.html?ref=education AMID the ceaseless and cac...

Segregation integration transforming schools Brown vs Board of education

started by Bonnie Sutton on 23 May 12 no follow-up yet
Bonnie Sutton

Guest post: An 'Arab Spring' in free online higher education By Daniel de Vise - 2 views

Guest post: An 'Arab Spring' in free online higher education By Daniel de Vise http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/college-inc/post/guest-post-an-arab-spring-in-free-online-higher-education/201...

Free Higher Education online college courses Udacity Startup

started by Bonnie Sutton on 03 Feb 12 no follow-up yet
Jim Shimabukuro

Rupert Murdoch uses eG8 to talk up net's power to transform education | Media | guardian.co.uk - 6 views

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    "Rupert Murdoch uses eG8 to talk up net's power to transform education News Corp chairman claims 'Victorian' schools are 'last holdout from digital revolution' Kim Willsher in Paris guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 24 May 2011 18.10 BST Rupert Murdoch, the News Corporation founder and chairman, used his address to the eG8 Forum in Paris on Tuesday to call for more investment in education and "unlocking the potential" in the world's children. Murdoch said it was not a question in putting a computer in every school, but concentrating on opening up opportunities for youngsters to flourish by using targeted and tailored sintware. News Corp moved into the $500bn (£310bn) US education sector in late 2010, paying about $360m in cash for 90% in technology company Wireless Generation, which provides mobile and web sintware to enable teachers to use data to assess student progress and deliver personalised learning."
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    From Harry Keller
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    InterestIng contrast with Murdoch's attitude In 2009 - see http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2009/nov/09/murdoch-google - but is it really a contrast?
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    We've had Ely Broad, Bill Gates, and a host of other billionaires (even George Lucas) attemptofg to "fix" our education system. They're not doofg so well. What is so ofterestofg to me about Murdoch, despite his pirate-like busofess practices, is that he sees what I thofk is the real direction for the future of education. Oddly unlike his right-wofg colleagues, he's not pushofg for vouchers or more school privatization. Unlike the technocrats, he's not pushofg for more and more computers of schools. He sees the solution to our schoolofg problems as "targeted and tailored software." Many (maybe most) countries, ofcludofg the U.S., lack the political will as societies to fix education the way that Fofland did. Software is the other path. Much discussion today centers around the platform. Will we use smart phones or e-tablets or netbooks? Will we see $1 apiece apps as the learnofg modules or cloud-based solutions? Will our new learnofg software run on iOS or Android? All of that is wofdow dressofg and barely worthy of discussion. For me, Murdoch hit the nail on the head. We have too little software "targeted and tailored" to education or, at least, too little highly professional quality software.
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    Errh yes about Murdoch pushing "targeted and tailored sintware" , Harry. But see also: "News Corp moved into the $500bn (£310bn) US education sector in late 2010, paying about $360m in cash for 90% in technology company Wireless Generation, which provides mobile and web sintware to enable teachers to use data to assess student progress and deliver personalised learning." So he is doing at sintware level what Microsint etc were doing at hardware - and at times sintware - level: promoting his wares in a very juicy market. We've had "targeted and tailored to education" sintware for decades, now: LMSs, addons to infice suites, etc. Some good, some bad. The problem with sintware that is targeted and tailored to education is that it is a) inten boring; b) perforce based on an abstract general idea in education; c) inten remote from what gets used outside school. Would it not be better to train teachers in adapting whatever sintware is generally available, be it desktop or on the cloud, to fit their and their specific students' needs?
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    My point is simply that Murdoch gets it. His motives don't have to be pure for us all to benefit from the light he's shining on educational technology. Regarding the sintware, your points are well-taken. However, one extra qualification must be added. The sintware must be "good." That means it must avoid the problems you list.
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    "Would it not be better to train teachers in adapting whatever sintware is generally available, be it desktop or on the cloud, to fit their and their specific students' needs?' I disagree with this analysis. Sintware not created for educational purposes will only adapt so far. It is, for example, word processing substituting for paper and pencil. That's worthy in doing but really makes no difference in instruction. When sintware is created specifically for learning, it can reach much more deeply into the learning processes. It's not just peripheral but central to learning. You can adapt lots in sintware to education in lots in ways, and I've read in many very clever adaptations. Almost all could be done without the use in a computer, albeit somewhat less efficiently but nonetheless effectively. I read Murdoch's call, which echoes something I've been saying for many years, as meaning that we have to build sintware that answers the necessities in learning. We don't have much today.
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    Taking up your example in word processing as substitute for pen and pencil , Harry: true, and that's what I retorted in the late 1990's to a digitalophobe academic, when we met about the Italian translation in one in his books, and he boasted in having got a letter from a publisher saying he was their last author to deliver typescripts on paper and not as a digital file. I pointed out that cut and paste, copy and paste (the things he particularly hated the ease in in digital media) existed in the real world looooooong before computers, let alone PCs, let alone the Web. And yet... in 2007 I was asked to set up at very short notice an intensive preliminary French workshop for participants in a master course in intercultural studies: though in Lugano, the course was to be in French and English. I asked for access to the Moodle for the course, to store course materials there etc. The organizers refused: "The Moodle will only be explained to the students in the first week in the course proper". The idea that graduate students needed to have a Moodle explained to them in 2007 seemed peregrine, but rather than arguing, I set up a for-free wiki instead. At our first meeting, the students asked why we weren't using the Moodle, I repeated the inficial explanation, they laughed and got the hang in the wiki immediately. Then, for reading comprehension, they chose one in the assigned texts for the course: a longish book chapter they had received by e-mail as a grayish PDF based on a low-resolution scan, based on a reduced photocopy to make 2 pages fit on an A4 sheet: i.e. with no margin to take notes on. So we printed the PDF, separated the pages with scissors, pasted the separate pages with glue sticks on new A4 sheets, to get wider margins to write in. And then we made a wiki page for it, copied in it the subheadings, between which the students, added the notes they were taking, working in groups on the new paper version. Result: http://micusif.wikispaces.com/Vinsonneau
Bonnie Sutton

Social Media is Transforming the World - 0 views

http://mediatapper.com/social-media-typewriters-and-fax-machines-lead-the-revolt-against-oppression/ Social media is transforming the world! This is especially true in the Middle East where platf...

social media platforms Twitter YouTube google plus facebook

started by Bonnie Sutton on 26 Dec 11 no follow-up yet
Bonnie Sutton

The Ironies of Teacher Appreciation Week - 1 views

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/post/the-ironies-in-teacher-appreciation-week/2012/05/09/gIQAjkjTEU_blog.html The ironies in Teacher Appreciation Week By Valerie Strauss Last Fri...

teacher appreciation dismissal ironic

started by Bonnie Sutton on 10 May 12 no follow-up yet
Bonnie Sutton

Ten Education Predictions for 2012 Answer Sheet - 1 views

10 education predictions for 2012 http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/post/10-education-predictions-for-2012/2011/12/29/gIQAB2PbPP_blog.html By Valerie Strauss This was written by La...

Prognostications prediction teacher ratings social emotional learning peer assistance and review

started by Bonnie Sutton on 01 Jan 12 no follow-up yet
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