September 26, 2011 Mike Gwaltney 2 responses

It’s not 1892 anymore

We have all gone to school. We all know that school is organized around academic subjects like math, English, history and science. But why? -It is not easy to question something that everyone takes for granted. It is especially not easy when the very source of all our concerns in […]

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September 26, 2011 Mike Gwaltney no responses

Advanced Placement: A Race to Nowhere?

“Honestly, the best thing to do would be to get rid of the AP Program, and just design a course that prepares students for the college-level experience.” A few nights ago, we hosted a screening of the film Race to Nowhere (find screening locations on the film’s website.) The quote above is […]

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How to Make a Class Backchannel

Yesterday I posted a “Twitter Matrix” for education, which generated a fair amount of buzz in the micro-blogging world. A few people sent me messages asking if I could explain how I make my class backchannel, so here goes. First of all, I think of the backchannel as the conversation […]

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Twitter for Education

UPDATE: See also my post “How to Make a Class Backchannel” I know many teachers and are exploring using Twitter as a learning tool, both for themselves and for their students. Administrators are imagining ways it could be helpful for staff development and for communicating with stake-holders. Here’s a visual to help […]

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February 22, 2011 Mike Gwaltney 2 responses

Photos Across the Curriculum

ITSC ’11 Mid-Day Three My last day at ITSC 2011 began with a high-energy session by Dean Shareski (@shareski) and Alec Couros (@courosa). “Photos Across the Curriculum” challenged participants to consider how valuable images are in 21st century education. Dean’s assertion: “Visual Literacy today is as essential as reading and […]

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