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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Education News: November 28, 2010

November 25 | The "Teaching Boys" issue of this e-journal explores the reasons that boys underachieve compared to girls and the strategiess that teachers are using to teach boys effectively -- ASCD Express

November 23 | The CEO of ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) lists the top eight ways that education is benefitting from technology | Mashable

November 22 | Districts nationwide continue the trend of adopting systems of merit pay for teachers, awarding teachers more money if they can demonstrate that their teaching has caused students to learn -- Hechinger Report

November 22 | Sec'y of Education Duncan answers questions about what must be done--and what is being done--to improve public education in the United States -- Wall Street Journal

November 22 | The creator of the World Wide Web itself decries the growth of Facebook and other social networking sites that wall off their users' data from other users of the Web, citing this as a threat to the open standards and neutrality that have made the Web a valuable public resource -- Scientific American

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Education News: November 21, 2010

November 21 | A teacher shares the guidelines he gave his students when introducing wikis into his course as a way of reviving his students' interest in learning and encouraging them to collaborate -- Edutopia

November 21 | Researchers explore the possibility that evermore ubiquitous technology is harming students' attention spans and brain development, even as we add technology more and more to our schools -- New York Times

November 19 | More public schools experiment with various forms of single-sex education, offering particular all-boy or all-girl courses or else keeping boys and girls in the same building but separated throughout most of the school day -- eSchool News

November 19 | Columnist greets the release of a new report by NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education) with skepticism, doubting that universities will actually implement its calls for more field experience for their education majors -- Washington Post

November 18 | New York City Mayor Bloomberg's choice of a publishing executive to lead the city's school system prompts consideration of what credentials (such as experience as an educator) one needs to qualify as a good educational leader -- Time

November 17 | First-ever Global Education Conference offers round-the-clock sessions by presenters from across the world to participants "attending" online from across the world, as well -- Edutopia