By Jake New

A musical at Stanford is canceled after Native American students protest its content, but a separate production exploring controversial art is performed instead.

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A student performs in a production of “Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson” at Washington University in St. Louis.

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By Suzie Boss

Suzie Boss
Across the arc of a project — from entry event to final presentation — teachers can find opportunities to deepen students’ literacy skills.

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By coolcatteacher Vicki Davis – 25542

Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher
Beyond knowing what someone likes and needs, the secret to a successful tech gift is understanding what devices they have and how they use them.

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By Elena Aguilar

Elena Aguilar
What books are looking forward to reading this winter break? You might like to add one of these to your list.

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By Michael Stratford

President expands his temporary protected status for “Dreamers” and offers temporary work authorization for international graduates of American universities.

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By Ry Rivard

Allegations against the comedian, an active fund-raiser and speaker in higher education, have led one college to drop his name, while others stand by him.

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Temple University
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Bill Cosby speaking at a Temple University commencement in 2012.

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By Michael Stratford

Among the new provisions in the retiring Democrat’s final proposal to rewrite the Higher Education Act are a student unit record system and incentives for colleges to graduate more Pell Grant recipients.

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By Jake New

When a gunman opened fire in Florida State University’s Strozier Library, he attacked “the very heart of campus.”

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Students gather at Florida State after learning of the shooting at the library.

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By Carl Straumsheim

Adoption of open educational resources has to be about more than replacing textbooks, advocates say — and academic libraries can help.

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By Matt Reed

The ECMC-Corinthian deal.

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By Barbara Fister

Which is more important, libraries or librarians? Who gets to decide what the library will be in the future?

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By Joshua Kim

3 essential skills that they don’t teach us in grad school.

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By Itir Toksöz

Personal and institutional explanations.

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By Rosemarie Emanuele

The murder of the Jesuits in El Salvador.

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By Eric Stoller

A hashtag provides rallying point for conversation.

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By Nicholas Provenzano

Nicholas Provenzano
Nerds need gifts, too! How about a pen made magnets, a Bluetooth cassette adapter, or a crust cutter that reduces your sandwich to Tetris pieces?

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By G. Rendell

Don’t be toxic.

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By Matthew Weyers – 410991

Byron Middle School fifth grade students at their Kiva Fundraiser Night.
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Matt Weyers
Two adventurous fifth grade teachers explore their new PBL pilot program as they learn what it means to align student projects with learning standards.

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By Keyana-Stevens-774566

Keyana Stevens
Planning to do some winter reading? There are so many great books out there, and it’s hard to know where to start! This playlist of author interviews and book reviews will give you some inspiration for your next great read.

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By Anne OBrien

Anne OBrien
See what it looks like when a district that has a strong collaborative culture undertakes a major initiative like implementing the Common Core.

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By Bob Lenz

Bob Lenz
Standardized assessments, even when they include open-ended questions and are performance-based, only give us part of the picture of a student’s readiness for college and career success.

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By Ry Rivard

System leaders want to increase tuition rates, but a popular governor is pushing instead for more emphasis on online and competency-based education, and three-year degrees.

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UCLA students protest proposed tuition increases.

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By Paul Fain

National “free tuition” group changes its name and pitch with plan to support state and city tuition scholarships while continuing to push on the federal level.

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Campaign’s Morley Winograd on Capitol Hill this week

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By Carl Straumsheim

At a U.S. House hearing, representatives for publishers and colleges argue over whether federal government should get involved in determining how institutions can use copyrighted works.

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By Kaitlin Mulhere

This year’s winners hail from Pennsylvania State University Berks, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Stanford University and Monroe Community College.

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By Jake New

New NSSE results question link between selectivity and student engagement, and suggest that colleges may need to focus more on student sleeping habits and academic advising.

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National Survey of Student Engagement

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By Colleen Flaherty

Marquette TA becomes focus of debate for telling a student his facts criticizing gay marriage were incorrect. Critics say she squelched a student’s view, but many academics say she’s become a target just for doing her job.

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Cheryl Abbate

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By Zaid Ali Alsagoff


MISSION

Looking forward to visit Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) for the first time. I will be giving a talk (25 Nov) and a workshop (26 Nov) during my visit, and Insya-Allah these events and other accidental connections/conversations with educators there will be beneficial for UNIMAS.
Also, I am pretty sure I will learn a lot from UNIMAS as I discover it and its’ people. For example, did you know that UNIMAS launched its first MOOC earlier this year entitled: ICT Competency.

Now you do!

TALK

‘DNA of a 21st Century Educator’ (25 Nov)

During your lifetime you have probably experienced inspirational educators, or witnessed inspiring lectures. But, what about you? Are you such an educator? If not, why not? In this interactive talk, we will explore some of the ingredients top educators in the 21st century have, and how we can learn from them to reinvent ourselves to reach our true potential as an educator. Are you up for the challenge?

WORKSHOP

‘Designing 21st Century Learning Experiences’ (26 Nov)

In this 1-day hands-on workshop, we will explore how to design interactive and engaging student learning experiences using technology. We will actively look at how we can transform face-to-face (F2F) learning using the ‘Flipped Classroom‘ and ‘Gamification‘ methods. Then we will explore how we can use social media and web 2.0 to engage students, empower collaborative online learning spaces, and development interactive content. Participants will be engaged throughout the workshop with learning activities, including the gamified group challenge during the afternoon. It will be fun, engaging, and participants will get a taste of how they can use technology to transform the students’ learning process.

After this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Discuss how the brain learns.
  • Apply Gagne’s 9 events of instruction to design more engaging learning content and environments.
  • Use web 2.0 tools to design and publish interactive and engaging learning content.
  • Apply Flipped Classroom and Gamification methods to your teaching and learning.
  • Use interactive web tools to engage and assess students during face-to-face learning sessions.
  • Use Social Media to interact and empower students to collaborate online.

The slides be coming soon (below here) :)

TOOLS

Here is a collection of 150+ awesome learning tools to spice up your learning and teaching. Please use the ‘Filter (tags)’ to narrow down on the type of tool you are looking for (authoring, quiz, lms, etc.).

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By Joshua Kim

Any lessons from today’s home wireless devices for tomorrow’s campus network needs?

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By Steven Mintz

Five forms.

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