A very cold Friday morning to you.  After reviewing the page counts yesterday, it’s tempting to drop the edblogging and just reminisce about current events and pop culture circa 1990. Instead I’ve decided to combine the two for today.  

Alright, stop, collaborate and listen:  Code.org founder on why so few women in CS 

Anything less than the best is a felony: Education Elements is closer to where the market is for hybrid learning management systems than most people would like to admit, according to Michael Horn in a Forbes piece

If there was a problem, Yo, I’ll solve it: Tom Vander Ark updates his original Getting Smart piece from three years ago

You better hit bull’s eye, The kid don’t play: English learners struggle with Common Core and Common Core backlash casts shadow on future testing

Quick to the point, to the point, no faking: digital initiative comes to Horry County, SC.  

Conducted and formed, This is a hell of a concept: Straight A Fund powers innovation in Cincinnati and Milford with case-based STEM learning full disclosure: I will be doing some work on this project

Double BONUS LINK- no Vanilla Ice here, just plain ice. The Green Bay Packers hosted the NFL game with the coldest temperature of all time (Ice Bowl, 1967) and the Cincinnati Bengals hosted the NFL game with the coldest wind-chill of all time (Freezer Bowl, 1982).  Both teams host playoff games Sunday and it looks like Green Bay may approach Ice Bowl conditions weather-wise, while it will just be cold and snowy here in Cincinnati. As it happens, the Packers are my favorite team and the Bengals are the team I root for out of a sense of civic obligation. (I am paying for this stadium, Mr. Brown.)