Pandemic May (Finally) Push Online Education Into Teacher Prep Programs


For proof, check out the “ Handbook of Research on K-12 Online and Blended Learning.” There’s a lot left to learn about how to teach kids and teens online, the handbook acknowledges.

Laser Cutters in the Classroom

Kathy Schrock

THE FLUX BEAMO FLUX , a CO2 laser cutter/engraver company, asked me to take one of their models for a spin and find resources to support their use in the K-12 environment. I have long been a user of the paper cutting machines you see in craft stores.

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A New Social Science? Statistics Outgrowing Other STEM Fields

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a statistical-services company based in Rockville, Maryland. “It’s Across the country, universities and colleges are dedicating new resources so their respective statistics departments can expand to meet this growing demand.”. Statistics Outgrows All Other STEM Fields From 2010-2013.


The Consensus Around “Open”

Iterating Toward Openness

The Open Data Handbook defines open data as: Open data is data that can be freely used, re-used and redistributed by anyone – subject only, at most, to the requirement to attribute and sharealike. The Open Source Initiative defines open source as software licensed in a way that meets ten criteria. Members of the open community immediately recognize such behavior and call it out as openwashing : “to spin a product or company as open, although it is not.”

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Migrating to Cloud-Based Online Tool Suites Is a No-Brainer for School Districts

The 21st Century Principal

Our district''s use of Google Docs has meant using the online tools to share things like meeting agendas, schedules, and address lists. Also, it has meant being able to collaborate online in the creation of other documents like school improvement plans and handbooks. However, if the truth be known, companies like Google have much better resources for maintaining the security of data than school districts.

Truth, truthiness, triangulation and the librarian way: A news literacy toolkit for a “post-truth” world


The Verification Handbooks are a wonderful lens into this complicated process.). Meet CORA (the Community of Online Research Assignments). We were guaranteed a free press, We were not guaranteed a neutral or a true press.

The Histories of Personalized Learning

Hack Education

How much of “personalized learning” as imagined and built and sold by tech companies is precisely this: metrics, marketing, conversion rates, customer satisfaction? He debuted it at the 1924 American Psychological Association meeting.

A traditional model of organizational knowledge creation

Connecting 2 the World

For example, a graduate with an associate’s degree in accounting may be competent for recording inventory, but not creating a company’s tax return. When absorptive capacity meets institutions and (e)learners: Adopting, diffusing and exploiting e-learning in organizations. The handbook of competency mapping: Understanding, designing and implementing competency models in organizations, 2nd edition.