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Are Ebook Readers Ready for Primetime?

Started Feb 1, 2010 0 Replies

The technology for ebook readers has steadily improved over the last decade. Amazon's Kindle II has been my favorite since I started using it but Apple's Ipad looks like it could be an interesting…Continue

Tags: Kindle, textbooks, reading, technology, ebook

Assess For Success by Deb Wahlstrom

Started Jan 15, 2010 0 Replies

Have you read Assess For Success by Deb Wahlstrom? Our Department of Instruction is doing a presentation for the Administrative Advisory Council and I'd like to help demonstrate the power of having a…Continue

Tags: Educator's, PLN, PLN, books, assessment

Is it Time to Allow Mobile Phone Use for Educational Purposes?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Linda Bethel Jun 16, 2010. 12 Replies

Steve Dembo reports in a recent blog post, Mobiles to Help Learning? High School in UK says OK, that a high school has taken the initiative to allow…Continue

Tags: of, student, educational, phones, phone

Administrators Front & Center!

Started Oct 19, 2009 0 Replies

Over qualified, over worked, over weight?!@#, over hours, over educated, over others & over whelmed! The life of an administrator is not always easy but it has lots of rewards. I've not found…Continue

Tags: leadership, administrator, groups, PLN, administration

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"Really struggling with student growth models as they relate to teacher evaluation. The state of Illinois will be implementing this bin the next few years. So far there is very little guidance or models. Any help would be greatly appreciated"
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As a society, we place a premium on innovators and entrepreneurs. They are admired, or for some revered in Business, Politics, and even Education. The reason for that bias is that innovators and entrepreneurs are scarce commodities. Most people are employees and not entrepreneurs. There is nothing wrong with that. Most people follow trends; they don’t start them. There is nothing wrong with that. Few people lead while most people follow. Again, there is nothing wrong with that. On the surface…See More
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