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Apple March 8, 2022 Event

Apple announced several products during their March 8, 2022, event. Studio Display Mac Studio iPad air iPhone SE iPhone 13 and 13 Pro color addition Some of the products will...

Eastman files motion for exculpatory information and continuance

In response to the January 6 Select Committee Brief to Eastman Privilege Assertions, Eastman has filed a new motion with the court. A request for the court to require...

February 2022 Employment Report

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today that total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 678,000. The unemployment rate edged down to 3.8 percent The employment number exceeded forecasts The...

Teaching

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The Power of Flawless Teaching: A Dream?

For generations educators have asked the question, "Is flawless teaching a dream or possible reality?" We've used various words and phrases to ask, such as educational leadership, teacher as master learner, criterion based instruction, engineered classrooms, total quality schools and management, programmed instruction, direct instruction, and direct learning.Jim Murphy explains what Flawless Execution is, how fighter pilots use it and how business executives adapt...

Sticklebacks, Diatomites, and Marsopolis

Brian Crosby describes why he thinks learning is messy. That's also the name of his blog: Learning is Messy - Blog. Currently he's describing a field trip to study sticklebacks and diatomites as well as a multischool project in which students plan how to survive on Mars.My class got started this week on a 7 week project we will participate in with almost 500...

Microsoft Innovative Teachers Program

The Microsoft Innovative Teachers program offers targeted help with using technology to transform teaching and learning, and gain opportunities to be recognized for your innovations in the classroom. Have you tried the Microsoft Lesson Plan that uses hidden text? How about using Excel to reference live data from a Website? I'd like to know what you think of them, if you've tried them.

Second Grade Writing Lesson Plan

Miguel Guhlin outlines a 2nd Grade Writing Lesson Plan. The plan appears useful with and without a Tablet PC.

“I cannot teach anybody anything …”

I appreciate Ronald M. Ayers's quote in the masthead on his blog: "I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think."--Socrates. This is a refreshingly historic and cosmopolitan view of teaching and learning. It's a view I search to find among more people in education.

SuprGlu, Burden of Proof,

I see Tim Lauer uses SuprGlu to gather content from many sites and compile it into one web page. Has anyone tried it with digital ink content? U. S. Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen Breyer dissented Monday from a majority opinion written by Justice Sandra Day O'Conner. Ginsburg said she was persuaded that education policy considerations, convenience and fairness call for...

Precision Teaching and Direct Instruction for Education ISVs

Carl Binder and Cathy Watkins offer a useful report about precision teaching and direct instruction as measurably superior instructional technologies in schools. Thse two technologies have been around since the 1960s. Both started in special education classroom settings (PT with students with disabilities and DI with students from low income homes - yes that was sometimes sped in the 1960s). Thousands of teachers practiced...

“Good Morning, Miss Dove” and a Tablet PC

I’ve been rereading a formerly required story about a memorably focused teacher, “Good Morning, Miss Dove.” Ironically, I don’t remember which teacher required our class to read the story in an early version. Probably it was either Mrs. Chaney in the fifth grade or Mrs. Spurr in the seventh grade at Theodore Roosevelt Grammar School in Burlingame, California. I think President Roosevelt would have...

Grant Deadline: June 15, 2005

June 15, 2005 is the deadline to submit an application (proposal) for a $2,500 grant from the Jordan Fundamentals program. Michael Jordan and Nike established the program. The $6 million in education grants they awarded to date -- benefits, recognizes and rewards teachers in underprivileged schools who strive beyond challenges and limited resources to achieve excellence through instructional creativity, innovative teaching and high...

Unlimited Potential Program Grants

Microsoft Unlimited Potential (UP) Program is a four part global grant initiative designed to help narrow the technology skills gap and aid global workforce development by providing technology skills through Community-Based Technology and Learning Centers (CTLCs). Qualifying educational programs may apply for these grants. Application procedures and deadlines vary.UP Grants; The Fresh Start Program for Donated Computers provides qualifying K12 schools that receive certain...

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