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Skype’s Snapchat-inspired makeover puts the camera a swipe away, adds stories

Friday, Microsoft launced a completely revamped version of its Skype application, with a new set of features that draw obvious inspiration from messaging rivals, like Messenger and Snapchat.  It will be interesting to see how it fares.

Source: Skype’s Snapchat-inspired makeover puts the camera a swipe away, adds stories | TechCrunch

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Glutton for punishment?

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Not an Open and Shut Case

via Remember ‘Open Schools’? Probably Not, And Here’s Why : NPR Ed : NPR

There is a difference between the philosophy of the open classroom and the construction of classrooms without walls.  Problems arise when you continue to teach a “closed” approach in an “open” space.  Also, in building open learning areas, acoustics are critical—and typically ignored.

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What these teens learned about the Internet may shock you! – The Hechinger Report

When the AP United States history students at Aragon High School in San Mateo California, scanned the professionally designed pages of http://www.minimumwage.com, most concluded that it was a solid, unbiased source of facts and analysis. They noted the menu of research reports, graphics and videos, and the “About” page describing the site as a project […]

Source: What these teens learned about the Internet may shock you! – The Hechinger Report

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Does It Have To Be So Complicated? | Harvard Graduate School of Education

Education, especially education reform, isn’t easy. Yet, does it always have to be so complex? With the help of members of the Ed School community, we found that the answer sometimes is a simple no.

Source: Does It Have To Be So Complicated? | Harvard Graduate School of Education

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Please, don’t “reach out”

“Reach out” is my latest annoys-me-so much phrase.  I get it all the time.  People reaching out to me.  Wanting to reach out to someone else.

Don’t reach out to me.  Contact me.  Approach me. Give me a call.  But please,  don’t “reach out.”

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How ‘High Standards’ Are Like ‘7-Minute Abs’

I have to agree with Rick Hess on this.

I’ve never really been able to get on board the high standards train. It’s not that I’m opposed to “high standards”—it just usually plays out like the 7-Minute Abs scene in There’s Something About Mary.

Source: How ‘High Standards’ Are Like ‘7-Minute Abs’ – Rick Hess Straight Up – Education Week

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