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The Non-Bad iPad Hackers of LAUSD

The Non-Bad iPad Hackers of LAUSD | gettin' schooled. | Scoop.it
Last year, 40 tablet computers w
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this illustrates exactly what i think is wrong with many well-intentioned pushes for "technology" in schools--teachers are often not trained or prepared to let students go off the beaten path with that technology. as the piece says, the powers that be seem to want students to just have "glowing versions of their textbooks." why not integrate facebook, youtube, and other apps into lessons, instead of banning them? 

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Were Brutalist Buildings on College Campuses Really Designed to Thwart Student Riots?

Were Brutalist Buildings on College Campuses Really Designed to Thwart Student Riots? | gettin' schooled. | Scoop.it
Chances are good that if you went to college in the United States after, say, 1975, your campus featured at least one imposing, bunker-like concrete building in the architectural style known as “Brutalism.” Colorfully translated from Le Corbusier’s...
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interesting! bluemont hall, the building that's home to the college of education at kansas state university (i.e., the building where i spent most of my time), is classic brutalist. i've never heard this explanation for the style, but i have heard that bluemont hall was once designated as a fallout shelter.

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