From Gideon Rosenblatt - via Idealware and Groundwire: Civic engagement can mean a lot of different things – from the casual forwarding of a friend’s email to deep involvement on a board of directors. Some engagement is lightweight and some is deep, and that’s OK – we can’t expect everyone to have the same degree... Continue Reading →
From Zoe Weil: At the end of this school year approximately three million students will graduate from U.S. high schools. They will not be ready for what awaits them. These are the students who have passed their No Child Left Behind tests year after year. They are verbally, mathematically, and technologically literate. They have been... Continue Reading →
From Clayton M. Christensen, Michael B. Horn, Louis Caldera, and Louis Soares: Disruptive innovation is the process by which a sector that has previously served only a limited few, because its products and services were complicated, expensive, and inaccessible, is transformed into one whose products and services are simple, affordable, and convenient and serves many... Continue Reading →
If we want to see true school reform, we have to recognize that it will look different in various contexts. It might be unschooling for some, home schooling for others, community schools for others and progressive public schools for others. It might mean building a new structure or it might mean transforming the factory into... Continue Reading →
Maine has been a leader in adopting educational technology in support of its students. In 2002, through the Maine Learning Technology Initiative (MLTI), the state began providing laptops to all students in grades 7-8 in a one-to-one laptop program. In 2009, Maine expanded the project to high school students. The one-to-one laptops paved the way... Continue Reading →
From Kima via Cooperative Catalyst: "Today, I watched a profoundly disturbing film. It completely shattered my view of education as a progressive force in the world. Even if the system in place is seriously outdated, I never really questioned the intrinsic value of education as a way out of poverty, as a way to move... Continue Reading →
"My guess is we’ll see more of this theme of advertising as the “Born after 90′s” generation matures. Gone are the gold gilded lifestyles promoted in the past ... perhaps we’re seeing the first signs of a maturation of mindset; past monetary status seeking to transcendental self awareness? Someone call Buddha, he’s gonna love this."
"What someone says can represent varying levels of value, whether it is an opinion or expertise. Who you are connected to is also important. We are judged by the company we keep. When combined, actions and relationships create a foundation for social capital."
"At a minimum, Twitter is an extension of each one of us. It feeds our senses and amplifies our voice. We’re connecting to one another through shared experiences creating a hybrid social network and information exchange tied by emotion and interest. "While Twitter provides the technology foundation, it is we who make Twitter so unique... Continue Reading →
"McKinsey’s new survey research finds that companies using the Web intensively gain greater market share and higher margins."