Tag Archive: Policy

Apr 18

Assessment Technology

This article is cross-posted from my class blog, Spring 2012. Reading through what the U.S. Department of Education considers the direction that we should be heading with the use of technology to aid in student assessment, I am reminded of just how far we still have to go with technological advancements in this country. The …

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Apr 10

e-Learning: Not an education panacea

This article is cross-posted from my school blog, Spring 2012. I believe that my discussion about e-Learning will sound eerily like my post about Online Collaboration, though possibly less alarmist. There’s one big reason for this—there’s a lot of online collaboration involved in e-Learning. However, one big difference is that there’s not always a lot …

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Mar 27

Social Media School Policy

We recently had an assignment for one of my Masters classes to write a school policy regarding student-teacher communication, including the use of social media networks. Please read my policy below the break, and leave me some comments and feedback in the comments section below.   Thanks!

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Mar 07

Too Dangergous!

This article is cross-posted from my school blog, Spring 2012. Let me paint you a picture. You’re a teacher of 2nd graders, and one morning you walk in to the classroom and one of your young boys is already sitting at his desk, quietly, intently working on something. You walk over to his desk to see …

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Missouri bans teachers from “friending” students on Facebook

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Jan 31

Our students are begging to use technology… and we ban it.

This article is cross-posted from my class blog, Spring 2012. As I was reading The Daily (my daily news”paper” that I subscribe to on my iPad) just this morning, there was an article by Noreen O’Donnell that reported on a particular middle school that banned the very popular shoe style called “Uggs” because the students were …

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Sep 18

The Global Village

The sixth chapter of Curriculum 21: Essential Education for a Changing World (2010), written by Vivien Stewart, is an examination of how the classroom of the 21st century must play an active role in the global community in order to best prepare its students for citizenship in that global community. As we learned from Wilmarth’s five socio-technology …

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Nov 14

United States v. American Library Association

<soapbox> In researching information regarding the U.S. Supreme Court Case United States v. American Library Association, I was truly amazed how many people (blogs, etc.) are terrified that the government is about to take away their freedom to look at porn. I’m sorry folks, but pornography is not what our founding fathers had in mind …

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Nov 13

My thoughts on open source

I feel to answer the question of “would you use open source tools in education?” is like trying to answer the question “would you use a screwdriver?” My answer to both questions, naturally, is “yes, depending on the goal I’m trying to achieve.” If I’m trying to drive a nail into a piece of cedar, …

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Oct 31

Redefining Copyright 2.0

“I believe the ethical use of information…” …is changing, whether we want it to or not. I do not believe this is from a lack of effort on the part of the education system, but rather society’s view of information as a “raw material,” as Warlick describes it in Redefining Literacy 2.0 (2008). Unlike oil, …

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