Chris O'Neal

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Tags Education Trends
January 4, 2007

My friend and colleague Karen Richardson is the perfect person to give novices a quick primer on Creative Commons. Let me share Richardson's thoughts in this special guest posting.

My friend and colleague Karen Richardson is the perfect person to give novices a quick primer on...

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Tags Teacher Leadership
November 20, 2006

You've all heard by now of Wikipedia, the online, collaborative, social encyclopedia, written in the form of a wiki. As of this past spring, Wikipedia had nearly 3.5 million articles in more than 125 languages.

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Tags Teacher Leadership
October 17, 2006

So, you've heard that the world is now "flat," according to New York Times columnist and author Thomas Friedman. What does this mean for education?

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Tags Teacher Leadership
September 26, 2006

Team building and collaboration are two of the most important components of an effective school. These are critical steps for any school working toward improvement.

Team building and collaboration are two of the most important components of an effective school. These are critical steps...

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Tags Teacher Leadership
September 25, 2006

As computers and Internet access have become more ubiquitous, and the tech savviness of our nation's youth continues to rise, it only stands to reason that the online experience has begun to evolve drastically in the last few years.

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Tags Technology Integration
September 7, 2006

At NECC, I visited several booths that dealt with the open source software movement. (See my previous post.) I had been using Firefox, an open source browser, for quite a while. I had also just begun to use Mozilla, an open source mail client.

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Tags Teacher Leadership
July 25, 2006

The National Educational Computing Conference is one of the best examples that demonstrates a positive relationship between the commercial and classroom sides of education.

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Tags Technology Integration
June 26, 2006

We've all been hearing the hoopla over social networks -- MySpace, Friendster, Facebook, and so on. Students are online sharing some great things: poetry, original artwork, blogs, stories, journals, and more.

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Tags Assessment
May 11, 2006

Schools are faced with tough decisions all the time: if and when to advance a struggling student, what to do with the somewhat gifted, how to arrange teachers' schedules to accommodate teacher needs and still serve student learning needs at the same time. I've worked with lots of school...

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