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    Archive for April, 2008

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    Maybe next year?

    I’m not holding my breath.   Jay Mathews’ Washington Post article (free registration required) about the best education blogs somehow managed to exclude me.  I think I know why.  One of the very first things I did as a doctoral student was to try to statistically “disprove” (I was a kid; I thought you could actually “prove” […]

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    Internet Safety and Schools

    I’ve been domiciled in Virginia now for over 6 months, and I enjoy learning the nuances of the Commonwealth.  Today, I learned that Virginia is the first state in the nation to mandate that public schools offer Internet safety classes for all grade levels.  I’m now curious to see what the actual regulation(s) look like, […]

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    And in a separate story…

    a snake bit a girl named Manuela Ramirez while visiting Yankee stadium.  That punchline follows this crazy story.

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    Texting in class

    Interesting story from Inside HigherEd about one professor’s approach to “punishing” students caught text messaging during class time.  This debate won’t go away for a while, and I hope it actually leads to productive discussions on the topic. My first reaction was that if the students are not “fully” paying attention, the professor is not […]

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    Hiding behind privacy concerns?

    I teach a research design course to a group of doctoral students in a local middle school.  I wanted to demonstrate Google Docs to them and encourage them to use it since they’re working in small groups on a research project.  4 people, 1 report; perfect situation for Google Docs.  But, sure enough, when I went to […]

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