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The Strange Tale of Merriam-Webster’s Ghost Word

Merriam-Webster is redefining the role of the dictionary in the 21st century. If you don’t follow them on Twitter, I…

Is That a John Dewey T-Shirt? Philosophy Meets Fashion!

Today’s reason to smile. Making educational philosophical thought cool again. Get it in your size (or mine!) here. And for…

The President Reminds Us Why We Teach Poetry

It was 1963 and Robert Frost had died. President Kennedy offered a glorious eulogy for Frost, but it was also…

Love this Book about Books

I saw this list over at Book Riot about their top books about books. It immediately brought to mind my…

Bots in British Lit Class: Watch How a High School Teacher in Georgia Does It

Last year, I posted about a series of projects for integrating computer science into the English classroom. (A group of…

Everyone Should Know How Computers Work. These Videos Can Help.

Whether you work in schools or dabble in digital research methods, you will instantly become a more critical user of…

“I know a lot of talented ruins,” says James Baldwin

How many times have you heard children–and adults–refer to themselves as “not a math person” or “not a reader”? Children in…

This One Question Changes Your Whole Education Paradigm

I invite you to try something with your colleagues in schools, districts, universities, and educational organizations. Ask them one question…

The Harry Potter Spreadsheet (Sure Looks Like Computational Thinking To Me)

Truly, we must do more to understand computer science as embedded in all disciplines. Look at this planning document from…

A Grand Sleight of Hand: The Illusion of the “Digital”

You know how a flip book creates the illusion of motion? That’s kind of what the entire Digital Age is…

Observing Teachers, Minute X Minute

I observe a lot of teachers teaching. Over time, I’ve developed a tool that helps me stay focused while being…

President Trump on Education

Education is often an issue that politicians have strong feelings about.  In recent decades, education has been framed as in a…

♡ for Teachers

Love for teachers takes many forms, including the kind of fast-paced, twisted, and misogynistic kind of love doled out by…

George Carlin on Educational Woes

George Carlin had a way of making audiences laugh, think, and sigh all at once.  In this bit, the comedian takes…

19th Century Philosopher Nails “Personalized” Learning Cold

Anyone who has worked in a university or school knows that tingly feeling one gets when the business needs of…
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