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Everything Schools Discussion Boards on Pedagogy

Facebook Schools MOOCs on Engagement.”  That’s a provocative title.  It’s also beyond hollow.

The research at the heart of this EdSurge buzz, coming out of Penn State, looked at three Coursera MOOCs and their supplemental faculty-run Facebook pages.  …

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The case of a semi-open-access academic journal

I began reading Dana Boyd’s article “open-access is the future: boycott locked-down academic journals” with skepticism because I couldn’t imagine how a journal could be published freely considering the cost of editing and printing. I knew most of the reviewing was carried out voluntarily by people working in or retired from the field but I hadn’t realized that so much of the editing was also done by volunteers.…
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Poverty data for each Illinois Political District – just released


A few years ago the Heartland Alliance provided poverty data for community areas of Chicago, which enabled me to create maps showing this information, which I have shared in this pdf presentation.

Today they released a new set of data, showing poverty levels for every Illinois House and Senate district in Illinois.
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Building a PLG

One of the best resources for learning something new is people.  This week I joined some fellow educators in the district wanting to get a headstart with Google Apps for Education.  I had my first experience using a Chromebook and got some hands-on experience with Google Classroom.  We practiced viewing posts and commenting on posts and sharing Google docs in Google Drive.  Many of these features were already familiar to me but the experience still had value.…
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Week 3: Maps, Maps, and More Maps


​I began my third week of learning about GIS mapping by finding that when I forwarded a photo from my phone to me email account I lost the map coordinates noted in the details, so I went back to the internet to find an app that would allow my phone to act as a GPS and I found one called GPS Coordinates by Woozilli available through the Google Play function on my Google Nexus phone.…
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From OER to OMG!

The inside of my head is currently a whirling vortex of information, ideas and resources all jumbled together and moving so rapidly it is next to impossible to catch one single thought to hold onto.

I began my week of exploring OER by watching an edWeb webinar a webinar titled "Using OER Smarter, Better & Faster for Elementary Mathematics."  The webinar included a short YouTube video  called “Why OER Matters”
The video addresses many of the points presented in one of the videos included in our week one reading/viewing list. 

The webinar itself discussed the qualities of effective OERs (alignment with learning outcomes, quality of explanation of subject matter, utility of materials, quality of assessment, quality of technological interactivity, quality of instructional and  practice exercises, assurance of accessibility)  ) It included this link to a document for assisting educators in selecting OER for their classroom: http://www.setda.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Digital_brief_3.10.15c.pdf

It presented  some resources that I had not as of yet explored: Rubistar, MIT Open Courseware, PHET, ReadWorks.org.  I look forward to exploring these more in depth at a later time.…
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The Disability Insurance Mystery

All of us understand just how crucial common medical insurance is, however did you know that disability insurance is just as essential? On the occasion that you are hurt at work, and also could not work, disability insurance will offer you peace of mind-you will certainly still able to provide for your family.…
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Is Parole Necessary

For those that do unknown, parole is a weight loss program that is utilized to permit criminal transgressors very early launch from the prison system.

It is designed to show long term periods of 'good behavior' as well as reform and also rehab, although it has actually come under a lot of objection at various levels for allowing wrongdoers to roam complimentary prior to serving their time.…
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Do You Need a Copyright?

Copyright is a legal fiction designed to shield the jobs of artists, developers and innovators.

Essentially, it is a legal bar, allowing exclusivity for those that develop works in the kind of an intangible possession which can be offered or relinquished, and also which ends upon a specific period of time.…
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syndicating 5261 posts from 517 #etmooc blogs