Thu 20 June 2013

T3 - June 20, 2013 - Stop using should

The Problem with "Should"

Jon Spencer lays out the problems with using should.

See, the problem with "should" is that it places all of teaching into rigid, binary, either/or, right/wrong boxes. It takes away the individuality, the autonomy, the creativity and the contextual knowledge required to teach well …

Thu 13 June 2013

T3 for June 13, 2013 - Subversion, writing, and McDonalds

Is subversion the only way?

Doug Johnson writes about the decisions one must make when deciding what to do when your vision doesn't align with your organization's goals.

Writing vs Speaking

John August brings us a TED talk by John McWhorter titled Txtng is killing language. JK!!!. Mr. August discusses …

Thu 06 June 2013

T3 June 6,2013 - Quitting, the box, and a font

In Pursuit of Happiness

First up is an impassioned teacher's resignation video. Her speech won't be a revelation for teachers. I'm posting it for those out there who feel the same way, You're not alone.

One fascinating aspect of watching this on Youtube is the number of I quit videos …

Thu 16 May 2013

Thursday 3 for May 16, 2013

I read about Forecast on Macdrifter. This isn't your everyday weather site. A couple of things make it unique. On the main website there is a time machine button, which allows you to look at what the weather was in the past. The other neat feature is that …

Thu 07 February 2013

T3: Copyrights, bosses, and MOOCs

Prince George’s considers copyright policy that takes ownership of students’ work

One of the main cornerstones of education is sharing. What one teacher or student creates is freely shared with others, for the benefits of the system. Unfortunately, Prince George is currently review a policy that would assign all …

Thu 31 January 2013

Thursday 3 for Jan. 31, 2013 - Educon 2.5

EduCon 2.5 took place this past weekend in Philadelphia. I was extremely lucky and grateful for a chance to attend last year, and attend isn't quite the right word to use. A better word would be experience.

What is EduCon?
EduCon is both a conversation and a conference.

It …

Thu 24 January 2013

Thursday 3s for Jan. 24, 2013: Student tech skills, tablets vs. IWBs, and menu calendar

5 technology skills every student needs before they leave high school

Jeremy Kaiser writes about 5 technology skills every student needs before they leave high school. Technology moves fast, but even this article which is almost 2 years old holds relevance today. What is missing is the mobile component, which …