Required Readings

Charter school PR, freeform study, coding, a glittering bible curriculum, the lionfish story, and plagiarism: Required Readings, 7.22.14

Today’s case study in critical thinking and information evaluation comes to us from the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, which distributed an 18-page “messaging notebook” at a recent conference. Among the contents is a “Say This, Not This” section that suggests replacing words like application and consumers for, respectively, enrollment form and families. …

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In UK: Creationism Takes One More Kick to the Groin, Teach Your Daughters to Code, S. Africa Transitioning to Digital Textbooks: Required Readings 06.22.14

Some would claim a recent ban on creationism in UK public schools is a win for the British Humanist Association, who has been campaigning for such a ban since 2011, but really its a win for all humans (who, by the way, share a common ancestor with chimpanzees).  The UK government …

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Coding for Kinder, tasers, testing kills classes and more!! Required Reading 3/30/2014

Here’s some of the latest: A new kind of mudpie? Some countries are moving coding way up in the curriculum. How would you address a stressed-out, crying student laying on the floor ? If “taser” is your first choice you may have a career waiting for you  in Syracuse. Janet …

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Pop Quiz: Should kids be learning to code?

“Our society is increasingly technological in nature. School curricula must be changed to reflect this reality by teaching all children to code, lest they be left by the wayside in our modern world.” We’ve all heard this argument in some form or another. Is this really a good argument, though? …

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