State Assessment Consortia Lose Traction!

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http://www.edweek.org/ew/section/multimedia/map-the-national-k-12-testing-landscape.html

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My Favorite Ted Talk Ever (so far)

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click here for What We Learned from 5 million Books by two Harvard researchers.

Culturomics is a form of computational lexicology that studies human behavior and cultural trends through the quantitative analysis of digitized texts– presented here by Jean-Baptiste Michel and Erez Lieberman Aiden

The guys are charming and funny and the results of their research, in charts, are revelatory– in the possibiliities they illumine.

 

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More on Games

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Digital Learning Day– Ways for Students to “See” and Reflect on their Digital Lives

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Teacher, Kevin of Meandering Minds blog uses Voicethread and Google Docs to guide students in viewing and analyzing their digital life. Give it a look and listen– not a bad look-back for non-students, too, but critical for student growth.  

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Thoughts on 3 D Printers, Video Gaming, Productivity

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With the advent of science and technology, as 3D printers and other innovations boost production efficiency, will most global citizens adjust to a schedule of reduced work hours? A world of more leisure was predicted in the 60’s and 70’s but it has largely not been realized until now. Are we moving towards a yet […]

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the impact of google on education

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Source: TopMastersinEducation.com

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