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Monday, December 13, 2010

21 Things that Will Become Obsolete In Education by 2010

21 Things That Will Become Obsolete in Education by 2010

Our teacher-librarian (thanks Cecile!) posted this link on Twitter and circulated it to staff as well as a conversation-starter re: the future of education. Some very interesting points, although I don't agree with them all.

My personal faves are #6 (differentiated instruction) and #14 (integration of social media)... hopefully we're all past #7 (wikipedia fear) already?

Take a look and see if any of these might start conversations in your school.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

PISA Results

Good morning!

Interesting stuff when you read the PISA results.  Canada is doing a lot of things right!  Holy China!


Saturday, December 4, 2010

Math 10 concerns

I am wondering what others are considering for the weaker grade 9 math students moving into grade 10. As we prepare course selection booklets we want students to select the appropriate math course as well as have our math teachers recommend the appropriate course.

Is anyone considering a minimal essential type course for either AWP 10 or FPC 10?

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Using Cellphones in class

We had an interesting discussion about this at our admin meeting today.  I have included an interesting article about the ambitious ubiquitious access plan in the US, as well as a Sample AUP from Forest Grove School and a cool Prezi on Social Media for you to peruse.

So, should we allow kids unfettered access to the internet? If so, what steps do we need to take to ensure that it is used properly?  What is the device of the future?  What is the social media of the future? 

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