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Featured Blog Posts – December 2011 Archive (5)

Another Tarnished Silver Bullet

The latest trend in education may be to shift teaching and learning from the classroom to the internet. We are seeing more and more states tuning to this as an answer to their education woes. Colleges have been transitioning in that direction for years. Online course have exploded over the years. I served on a committee for the New York State United Teachers examining those online possibilities for the secondary level back in the turn of the century, about the year 2000.

My personal…

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Added by Thomas Whitby on December 23, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Musing of a (new) education Insurgent

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Added by Mark E. Weston Ph.D. on December 22, 2011 at 6:38am — No Comments

Edublog Awards Don’t Suck!

Last night was the Edublog Awards Presentation, also known as the “Eddie” Awards. This event happens once a year at this time honoring those who excel in the area of Educational Social Media. Categories include educators, students, groups, and vendors. It originally started out recognizing Blogs and Bloggers, but has now expanded to all forms of Social Media as Social Media itself has expanded. This is an example that schools should emulate; the ability to be flexible and change to meet the…

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Added by Thomas Whitby on December 15, 2011 at 12:14pm — No Comments

I Ain’t Emailing!

I am often intrigued by the controversy surrounding the contraction, “ain’t” which, to the best of my knowledge, has been created by the American education system. Contractions are an informal form of the English Language and should not be used when formal language is required. We generally speak informally, but when it comes to writing, we employ the formal language. That being said, the acceptable contraction for “am not” is “ain’t”, therefore it can only be correctly used with the pronoun…

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Added by Thomas Whitby on December 10, 2011 at 4:43pm — 1 Comment

Who Is the Best EDU Consultant?

I had a busy morning today. I observed a student teacher for her final observation, and I made it home in time to participate in the weekly noon #Edchat on Twitter. As I participated in the #Edchat I was struck by the fact that it had a great deal to do with a conversation I had with my student’s cooperating teacher in a high school that morning.

The conversation that I had with this high school teacher took place in the school’s…

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Added by Thomas Whitby on December 6, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

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