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"Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms" by W. Richardson

Richardson, W. (2009). Blogs, wikis, podcasts, and other powerful web tools for classrooms. Thousand Oaks, CA, Corwin Press. The second ed…

Started by Mark E. Weston Ph.D.

5 Mar 21, 2011
Reply by Beth Barnhill

Death of a New Year's Resolution

I pulled up the note on my iPod the other day, the one that I wrote last December to chart all my New Year's Resolutions.  I'm doing pretty…

Started by Sara-Elizabeth Cottrell

2 Sep 14, 2010
Reply by Pat Tymchatyn

The Dumbest Generation

Bauerlein, M. (2009). The dumbest generation: How the digital age stupefies young americans and jeopardizes our future: Or, don't trust any…

Started by David Peter

6 Feb 19, 2010
Reply by Aaron Eyler

"Resistance by Scientists to Scientific Discovery" by Bernard Barber

Barber, B. (1961). "Resistance by scientists to scientific discovery." Science 134(3479): 596-602. In the study of the history and sociolo…

Started by Mark E. Weston Ph.D.

0 Jan 4, 2010

"The Predictable Failure of Educational Reform" by Seymour B. Sarason

Sarason, S. B. (1990). The predictable failure of educational reform: Can we change course before it's too late? San Francisco, Jossey-Bass…

Started by Mark E. Weston Ph.D.

0 Jan 4, 2010

"The Self-Organizing School: Next-Generation Comprehensive School Reform" by Alan Bain

Note: The following review appeared in Weston, M. E. (2009). The learning, self-organizing school. Educational Forum, 73(4), 368-369. The…

Started by Mark E. Weston Ph.D.

0 Jan 4, 2010

Visible Learning (2009) by John Hattie

This book is based on15 years of research--involving many millions of students and syntheses of over 800 meta-analyses--that comprise the l…

Started by Mark E. Weston Ph.D.

1 Jan 2, 2010
Reply by Aaron Eyler

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