A Container for Thought
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A Container for Thought
A curation of articles, reflecting my passions as both a learner and an educator.
Curated by Lance W.
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An iPad on Every Desk: A Trojan Horse, Teachers Say

An iPad on Every Desk: A Trojan Horse, Teachers Say | A Container for Thought | Scoop.it
Teachers believe that a plan to waste money on ipads for students has an ulterior motive to make classrooms more dependent on standardized testing.
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Who is your Masood Ashraf Raja? U of North Texas & Advocacy or: Library as cause, not just collections - The Ubiquitous Librarian - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Who is your Masood Ashraf Raja? U of North Texas & Advocacy or: Library as cause, not just collections - The Ubiquitous Librarian - The Chronicle of Higher Education | A Container for Thought | Scoop.it
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PRESS RELEASE: CUNY Sends Student Leaders to Jail! Defend Khalil and Taffy!

PRESS RELEASE: CUNY Sends Student Leaders to Jail! Defend Khalil and Taffy! | A Container for Thought | Scoop.it
PRESS RELEASE: STAND WITH TAFFY AND KHALIL AT THEIR FIRST COURT DATE Date: Tuesday, November 19, 2013 Time: 8:45 AM Place: Manhattan Criminal Court, 100 Centre Street, Arraignment Part AR1 or AR2 R...
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197 Educational YouTube Channels You Should Know About - InformED

197 Educational YouTube Channels You Should Know About - InformED | A Container for Thought | Scoop.it
RT @marshallgjones: 197 Educational YouTube channels you should know about http://t.co/ypLKlosS4T #edtech #aect #OER #irockrh

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
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Veronique's curator insight, November 20, 2013 12:43 AM

#EME2040

Ness Crouch's curator insight, December 23, 2013 3:17 AM

I need to check out these Channels. I'm gathering useful channels on our school Youtube Page.

Alberto Cardoso's curator insight, February 24, 2014 6:30 PM

Educational YouTube Channels

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Surviving the post-employment economy

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The author argues that in the new economy, it's people, not skills or majors, that have lost value.
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Black, Low-Income and Special Needs Students Pushed Out through Suspensions and Arrests, NYCLU Analysis Finds | New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) - American Civil Liberties Union of New York S...

Black, Low-Income and Special Needs Students Pushed Out through Suspensions and Arrests, NYCLU Analysis Finds | New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) - American Civil Liberties Union of New York S... | A Container for Thought | Scoop.it
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Harvard and MIT's Online Education Startup Has a New Way to Make Money

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Even non-profits need to eat.
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How a Radical New Teaching Method Could Unleash a Generation of Geniuses | Wired Business | Wired.com

How a Radical New Teaching Method Could Unleash a Generation of Geniuses | Wired Business | Wired.com | A Container for Thought | Scoop.it
Students in Matamoros, Mexico weren't getting much out of school -- until a radical new teaching method unlocked their potential.

Via John Shank
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An Assessment, and a Small Intervention: On Pedagogy and Intellectual CommunitySocial Text

An Assessment, and a Small Intervention: On Pedagogy and Intellectual CommunitySocial Text | A Container for Thought | Scoop.it
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Public school children living in poverty across US in highest numbers since 1960s

Public school children living in poverty across US in highest numbers since 1960s | A Container for Thought | Scoop.it
A new study by the Southern Education Foundation has revealed that the number of low income students enrolled in schools across the United States has surged in recent years to new astronomical numbers.
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Dr. Henry Giroux Addresses the Ontario Common Front Assembly with a call for a new kind of politics

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The UNT Library Budget Cuts: The Back Story

The UNT Library Budget Cuts: The Back Story | A Container for Thought | Scoop.it
It seems I need to be forthright with my reasoning behind supporting the library at this time of possible cuts.  Revealing my biases in supporting the library come from my unique, yet not uncommon ...
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What Really Happened to Margaret Mary Vojtko, the Duquesne Adjunct Whose Death Became a Rallying Cry?

What Really Happened to Margaret Mary Vojtko, the Duquesne Adjunct Whose Death Became a Rallying Cry? | A Container for Thought | Scoop.it
On Friday, Aug. 16, Margaret Mary Vojtko, an adjunct French professor who’d recently lost her job at Duquesne University at the age of 83, suffered a heart attack on a street corner in Homestead, Pa.
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Adjunct. The modern indentured servant.

Adjunct. The modern indentured servant. | A Container for Thought | Scoop.it
By Sinnamon Rohl I’m an adjunct. That means that when I am in the classroom with you, I’m your professor. But when I am in the company of other faculty or administration in the educational institut...
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The unpaid internship for credit must end | Al Jazeera America

The unpaid internship for credit must end | Al Jazeera America | A Container for Thought | Scoop.it
Universities are colluding with companies to exploit their students and violate labor laws
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JM Coetzee: Universities head for extinction

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Novelist and academic JM Coetzee's foreword to University of Cape Town fellow Professor John Higgins's new book.

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The 50 Most Amazing University Libraries in the World

The 50 Most Amazing University Libraries in the World | A Container for Thought | Scoop.it
If there’s anything the editors of BestMastersPrograms.org love more than classes and books, it’s universities and libraries. It’s no surprise, then, that university libraries rank right up there among our favorite places.

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
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Privileged places and spaces!

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Irini Kassidis's curator insight, October 30, 2013 9:42 PM

I didn't realise there were so many beautiful libraries around the world.

Helena Dias's curator insight, October 31, 2013 6:30 AM

I love to read and I love to visit libraries.... and I was in some of these ones, sometimes as tourist other times as a student.... 

Bronwyn Desjardins's curator insight, October 31, 2013 3:47 PM

Wow! I can dream...

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Teach for America rises as political powerhouse - Stephanie Simon

Teach for America rises as political powerhouse - Stephanie Simon | A Container for Thought | Scoop.it
Teach for America is best known for sending bright young college graduates to teach for two years in poor communities. But it’s much more than a service organization. It’s a political powerhouse.
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Why Do Teachers Quit?

Why Do Teachers Quit? | A Container for Thought | Scoop.it
And why do they stay?
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, October 21, 2013 4:21 PM

A lack of respect is a substantial reason. I left because of it and many others stay despite it. It is not a lack of respect from students and parents. It is from colleagues and administrators.

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Mooc creators criticise courses’ lack of creativity

Mooc creators criticise courses’ lack of creativity | A Container for Thought | Scoop.it
Original vision lost in scramble for profit and repackaging of old ideas, say pair

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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"...what he calls the 'biggest failing of the big Mooc providers': they are simply repackaging what is already known rather than encouraging creativity and innovation."

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gregmhagar's curator insight, October 18, 2013 1:47 PM

From the article: 

 

“Moocs today…are quite different from the ones that Stephen and I developed. Our goal was to encourage the development of learners through open and transparent learning, where the process of knowledge generation was iterative – improving on the ideas of other learners and generating new knowledge through continual…improvement. Most Moocs today are more didactic.”

 

Siemens adds that the pedagogy employed by the major providers is “several decades behind” what is needed."

Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, October 19, 2013 1:09 AM

Stephen Downes' Full Article

Julie F's curator insight, November 3, 2013 5:25 AM

Pay attention to the piece of the anti-moocs information.

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E. D. Hirsch Sees His Education Theories Taking Hold

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The education theorist E. D. Hirsch, criticized as elitist a generation ago, has seen his ideas adopted by hundreds of schools.
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Truthout Interviews with Henry A. Giroux

Ted Asregadoo speaks to Henry A. Giroux -- Global TV Network Chair Professorship at McMaster University in the English and Cultural Studies Department and bo...
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