Cushing Academy has all the hallmarks of a New England prep school, with one exception…. This year, after having amassed a collection of more than 20,000 books, officials at the pristine campus about 90 minutes west of Boston have decided the 144-year-old school no longer needs a traditional library. The academy’s administrators have decided to discard all their books and … Read More
Just stumbled across this rather good presentation by Sacha: A Teacher’s Guide To Web 2.0 at School View more documents from Sacha Chua. Thinking more and more that teachers, parents and children should be outlining a list of problems and inviting technologists, education 2.0 or whatever wonks to suggest some solutions
Westminster is among up to 700 independent schools now opting for IGCSEs in at least one subject area. The number of entries is believed to have increased by more than a third in just two years. The disclosure comes despite the fact that Labour refuses to formally recognise the qualification, meaning it cannot be studied in state schools. The Tories … Read More
Thought this was worth thinking about. One of the things that Shirkey writes about is how the new social tools and the powerline graph of user use / success / downloads / etc… has meant that there is no longer a high cost of failure. He uses SourceForge and MeetUp as two examples where if a software project or a … Read More
There’s some grim jargon here – but I like the premise, namely that you can design spaces (or classrooms) in such a way as to make your job as a teacher easier.