With the Ohio School Boards Association Capital Conference schedule my blogging took a hit, though there were a few sporadic tweets from the conference under the #OSBACC hashtag.  There was a lot to absorb.  There were interesting sessions booked simultaneously, causing me to hop around a bit more than I normally feel is polite. Topics covered included a legislative update from the leaders of the House and Senate Education committees, blended learning, energy cost savings, flipped classroom, data-driven quality improvement, communicating with the public on school finances, communicating with the public on student achievement, and so many, many more. 

Inside Higher Ed: Carnegie-Mellon University launches database to identify digital learning best practices. “To support the open-access initiative, the institution will form a council of higher education leaders, education technology experts and industry representatives to distribute the data and guide the conversation.” Alas, they did not call me.

Samsung rolls out Android tablet program for Canada…  “the Android-based Samsung Galaxy 10.1 tablet and Samsung’s classroom software, which includes tools for polling and quizzes, screen sharing, bulletin boards, learning management, content management, group collaboration, announcements, and device management.”

Uneven rollout shows that Technology in the Classroom, if used, can be very helpful.  If not used, it isn’t much help.  Perhaps because of the institution of higher learning involved in this article, I am reminded of the saying that sitting in church on Sunday doesn’t make you a good Christian any more than sitting in the garage makes you a car. Disclaimer: uneven rollouts such as these are pretty common at all levels of schooling and all manners of religiously-affiliated, non-sectarian, and public schools. 

The very smart folks at Getting Smart show us the latest in blended and online learning resources and how-to guides can someone please get this to the good people of Southwest Baptist U?

Bob Wise guest column: Digital Learning can boost Rhode Island schools 

Somewhat off the usual topics here… from Edweek- Students Planned Majors often don’t match academic interests the report calls for career counseling as early as 8th grade.  Doubtless there needs to be more engagement with students about their career goals.  On the flip side, when I was in 8th grade, I wanted to be a stock broker.  Can you imagine?

9 signs you may have inattentive adult ADHD  it’s a pretty serious problem. And I will have lots to say about it at some point in the

Infographic from the fine folks at the Christensen Institute: blended learning facts and figures

Bonus Link: some old-school Nirvana to start the day.  Of course, with just about 30 months in the national spotlight before his tragic suicide, and considering it’s been nearly 20 years, all Nirvana is old-school Nirvana.

 

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