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.
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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.
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 […]
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.
“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.”
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.