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Jim MoultonFebruary 1, 2007

Last night, I was getting ready for some sessions I will be doing at the eTech Ohio conference in February. One of my sessions is titled "Technology with a Purpose: Focusing Digital Technology as a Tool to Support Literacy," and it was while I was putting slides together for it that I got to thinking: I worry that the average participant is going to want to hear how technology can be a silver bullet and do what no mere mortal, teacher or otherwise, has been able to do to date -- namely, impart literacy to kids who have yet to attain it.

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Diane Demee-BenoitJanuary 25, 2007

A wiki, in case you're still unfamiliar with the term, is a wonderful tool for collaborative learning and knowledge sharing, once you've got the hang of it.

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Chris O'NealJanuary 24, 2007

I was talking to a group of high schoolers the other day, and we were chatting about school issues. We spoke about their favorite subjects (none said recess, thank goodness), the typical challenges high schoolers face, socializing, and, of course, technology's place in their lives.

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Diane Demee-BenoitJanuary 17, 2007

Edutopia.org visitors have been suggesting Web-based resources for K-12 teachers and students. Here are just a few sites you may not know about.

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Ron SmithJanuary 15, 2007

William of Ockham was a fourteenth-century logician and Franciscan friar in England. He came up with the lex parsimoniae, or the law of succinctness, which says entities should not be multiplied beyond necessity. Occam's razor, as it came to be known, states that when given two equally valid explanations for a phenomenon, one should embrace the less complicated. Or, as architect Mies van der Rohe famously said, "Less is more."

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Sandy MittelsteadtJanuary 10, 2007

As a longtime educator and a classroom English teacher for twenty-seven years, I've seen all kinds of student "bad behavior."

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Jim MoultonJanuary 3, 2007

I was working with a group of principals a while back around how to provide building-level leadership in a district that is committed to making effective use of technology to engage students and support their achievement. "Pressure and support," I told them, "are what you have to provide."

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Diane Demee-BenoitDecember 17, 2006

Edutopia.org's blogs launched in mid-March 2006, and their popularity has been spiraling upward, thanks to our talented bloggers and to you, our readers, who visit us daily, bookmark the blog, post your comments, and email suggestions for new postings. Here's my roundup of the picks of 2006.

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Sara BernardDecember 9, 2006

A salient theme grew out of the responses to two recent Edutopia Poll questions, "What will do the most to keep teachers in the profession?" and "Should teachers receive incentive pay for improving student performance?" posted on October 4 and November 7 respectively -- respect.

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Jim MoultonDecember 4, 2006

In one of the scenes in the GLEF video segment Journey North: Children Practice Real Science, the teacher tells her students they are "going to follow the path of the monarchs."

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