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Education

In the 500 years since Columbus's Big Misunderstanding in the "West Indies", our education system has come a long way.  After manhandling the country away from the natives (who's "schools" probably consisted of ridiculously worthless lessons like feeding your family, shelters that last, and building fires without...

Here is a collection of links to resources for bringing the Winter Olympics into your classroom. Twitter hashtags: #Olympics, #Vancouver, #WinterOlympics, #Vancouver2010, #OlympicGames, OG2010, #WinterGames Olympic dot org, the official website of the Olympic movement. Videos, looks ahead, looks behind, peeks into the workings of the IOC....

Where do you point your students for news? Fox? NBC? NPR? NY Times? CNN? When you want something a bit different, something less corporate, where do you look? Media Matters? The Daily Show? Indy Media? Rush? Huffington? Crooks and Liars? What if you want ground-breaking, objective, mixed...

In a fantastic session at NCSS Annual Conference, a couple of education specialists from the National Archives and Records Administration presented a small sampling of the incredible wealth of primary source materials available for free.  From Nixon's resignation letter to Regan's landmark Berlin speech (his...

Dr. Aaron Willis, begins his presentation at the NCSS (National Council for the Social Studies) Annual Conference on using Google Earth in the classroom with some basic assumptions of learning. He says, "Learning should be: Inquiry-based Evidence-based Interdisciplinary Assessed Authentically Have a narrative structure From there he dives into the heart of...

Following his speeches (here and here) on the disappointing performance of our nation's colleges of education, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced the appointment of Inquisitor General of Education Dick Cheney as Supreme Master of All Required Teaching, Instruction, and Evaluation (SMARTIE), effective immediately. As...