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Contents contributed and discussions participated by Tom March

Tom March

Google Reader joins graveyard of dead Google products - Slate Magazine - 1 views

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    Worth remembering as many of us embrace Google Apps for Schools /Drive and await a Google LMS.
Tom March

Sign Up - SpiderScribe - 2 views

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    Flash-based allows collaboration once people are invited and have an account (free).
Tom March

Education Rethink: What Does It Mean to be a Great Teacher? (Ten Ideas) - 3 views

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    "What Does It Mean to be a Great Teacher? (Ten Ideas)"
Tom March

Lyndhurst to equip district students, faculty with iPads : page all - NorthJersey.com - 4 views

  • "This will take Lyndhurst education to the next level,"
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      Of gaming and distraction? What have they done to prepare the curriculum for learning pace, not seat time?
  • apply it to the classroom
  • we replaced one ink cartridge in the whole district this year."
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      cool!
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  • "We are going to put together what we think meets our needs based on the common core standards, the curriculum standards and our district goals,"
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      Ouch, ouch and ouch. Intrinsic motivation? Personal excellence?
  • iAuthor, a tool that will enable teachers to create their own books by pulling information from existing textbooks and other online materials.
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      Copyright will be an interesting element here.
Tom March

What Americans Keep Ignoring About Finland's School Success - Anu Partanen - National -... - 1 views

  • The answers Finland provides seem to run counter to just about everything America's school reformers are trying to do.
  • "There's no word for accountability in Finnish,"
  • "Accountability is something that is left when responsibility has been subtracted."
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  • Decades ago, when the Finnish school system was badly in need of reform, the goal of the program that Finland instituted, resulting in so much success today, was never excellence. It was equity.
  • The problem facing education in America isn't the ethnic diversity of the population but the economic inequality of society, and this is precisely the problem that Finnish education reform addressed. More equity at home might just be what America needs to be more competitive abroad.
Tom March

Online gamers crack AIDS enzyme puzzle - 1 views

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    The future of education?
Tom March

What if the Secret to Success Is Failure? - NYTimes.com - 6 views

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      Read through this article and highlight or comment on things that you think would resonate with your students or colleagues.
  • He is a big thinker, always chasing new ideas, and a conversation with him can feel like a one-man TED conference, dotted with references to the latest work by behavioral psychologists and management gurus and design theorists.
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      Obviously a school leader who dosn't mind being different! Nice to see.
  • in America that if you worked hard and you showed real grit, that you could be successful,” he said. “Strangely, we’ve now forgotten that. People who have an easy time of things, who get 800s on their SAT’s, I worry that those people get feedback that everything they’re doing is great. And I think as a result, we are actually setting them up for long-term failure.
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    Fantastic article highlighting great pedagogy, true leadership and richer measures
Tom March

School of Education at Johns Hopkins University-Making Thinking Visible - 2 views

  • imagine learning to dance when the dancers around you are all invisible. Imagine learning a sport when the players who already know the game can't be seen. Bizarre as this may sound, something close to it happens all the time in one very important area of learning: learning to think.
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      Agree or not & say why?
Tom March

Future iPhones Could Pair The Touchscreen With The Palm of Your Hand | Cult of Mac - 2 views

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    Getting closer to Sixth Sense!
Tom March

25 More Tech Tips and Tricks - NYTimes.com - 5 views

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    Handy things you may know, but may also find one you didn't - good for beginners as well.
Tom March

Virtues Based Decision Making - Wisdom from the past for today's students | Choicez Media - 2 views

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    an excellent article by David Williams - truly one of our "Cutting Edge-ucators."
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