Saturday, May 19, 2012


A great infograph on Homeschooling from the Fluency 21 blog, very interesting.

Homeschool Domination
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Sunday, May 13, 2012

Google Brains

A great article and infograph on the Committed Sardine Blog that I wanted to share, 'Are our brains being boggled by Google.' Of course the internet and search has changed our information stream, what type of long-term effect is/will it have.

Read on....

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

This is 21st Century Learning

The term '21st Century Learning or 21st Century Skills' has been saturated, very much so, in my opinion. I hear the term(s) everywhere.....from teachers, parents, principals, superintendents and what are we all really talking about.

I feel we're addressing the needs of the 21st Century, with building Skills for Academic and Professional Success! We're of course twelve years in to the 21st Century and many mindsets are still stuck in the 90s. You don't need laptops, tablets, smart boards to build Skills for Academic and Professional Success, these skills come in many different forms.

A great article in the NY Times about a middle school in Queens that is having their students engage in a real hands-on project. They're building teamwork skills, collaboration, problem solving, research, contacting local officials, cross referencing their ideas......the skills they learn with this in depth project will no doubt benefit them academically and professionally!

Read the entire article here.....

Monday, May 7, 2012

MIT Video Lessons

So many people (educators and non-educators) are making 'how-to' videos for students and publishing them to YouTube. Of course Khan Academy is the most vast and well known, however smaller entities are popping up with some really great content.

MIT has recently started a program where they encourage their students to create S.T.E.M. videos for K-12 students and post them on their new YouTube channel. As of today they have forty-three videos created and they cover a wide array of topics and are very creative. Check them out for some great Professional Development and maybe you can have your class create a similar project to share.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Harvard and M.I.T.

The NY Times reported today that Harvard and M.I.T. are working together to offer some free online courses. They're calling this edX and will be offering five free courses this fall. Read the entire article here and check out the courses!