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The Consumerization of Truth, Part II: Sandy Hook

by Thomas Bittman  |  July 16, 2013

When I wrote The Consumerization of Truth, and Virtual Villages, little did I know that I was about to be thrust into the middle of wildly divergent worldviews. My blog...

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The Consumerization of Truth, and Virtual Villages

by Thomas Bittman  |  December 11, 2012

How is it possible that we have wildly divergent worldviews in a society connected by email, the Internet, Google, and Facebook? It's because of email, the Internet, Google, and Facebook....

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A Eulogy of Slowness

by Andrea Dimaio  |  September 26, 2011

A few days ago I entered a famous sanctuary in the city of Pompeii. Whereas many people know Pompeii for the ruins after the Vesuvius eruption of 79 a.C., the...

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Guest Blog: A Student’s iPad Experience

by Thomas Bittman  |  April 6, 2011

(This blog post was written by my teenaged son, Danny) I've been using the iPad in school since April 2010. Since I bought the iPad, I've probably gone through ten...

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PLATO: Social Software, 1970's Style

by Guy Creese  |  May 25, 2010

A recent post on Peter O'Kelly's blog took me to a web site entitled, "PLATO History: Remembering the Future," which focuses on the history of PLATO, a computer system originally...

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Pupils Can Rate Teachers On Line: What’s Next?

by Andrea Dimaio  |  June 23, 2009

Some time ago I debated the issue of whether teachers should use social software and what sort of challenged they are going to face. A recent decision by a German...

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Teachers and Social Networks: To Facebook Or Not To Facebook?

by Andrea Dimaio  |  June 6, 2009

Yesterday I spent a lovely evening with my son’s classmates, their parents and teachers for the traditional school-year-end pizza party. As my wife is a teacher too, I ended up...

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21st Century Skills For Dummies

by Thomas Bittman  |  January 30, 2009

21st century skills have been a hot topic in the world of education, and there is an overwhelming amount of 21st century skill information on the web. However, it’s not...

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Cloud Computing and K-12 Education

by Thomas Bittman  |  November 26, 2008

Recently, I started working on a committee developing a technology plan for our school district.This has been a huge eye-opener for me. The web, social software and cloud computing will...

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