When I saw this clock, I just had to write about it. How cute would this math clock be in a classroom? l love it. You can get it at ThinkGeek.com for under $30. What time is it? Half past the square root of 64!
I’ve seen a bit of criticism of Michelle Rhee’s shake-up of the Washington D.C. school district, which includes a program co-sponsored by Harvard that pays middle-school students up to $100 for meeting attendance and performance goals. But with her exemplary background in public management (with a master’s degree in public policy from Kennedy School of… [Continue]
For kids ages 10 to 14 who are online, the Internet is a bigger time sink that TV. This is not surprising, but was recently released in a study by Google’s DoubleClick Performics. I think most parents probably already knew this. For example, my high-school student watches about 2 hours of television per week, usually… [Continue]
There is a growing backlash in some communities and states wanting to forbid teachers from using social networking and text messaging to communicate with students. Based on the argument that online “friending” crosses the appropriate boundary between teacher and student, these communities are proposing laws that would forbid it. What do you think? You can… [Continue]