Monthly Archives: November 2013

How successful people make themselves luckier


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How I get all my students to be good at math


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A Parent Reviews “Reign of Error”


Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Dienne Anum, a regular commenter on this blog, reviewed “Reign of Error.” She is a parent of two. As I have often said and written, parents are the sleeping giants. Once they become…

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Thanksgiving by Comparison


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“Today is Thanksgiving. Wish I could be there.” (November 28, 2003)


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Over 400 Retailers Are Offering Deals On New “Bitcoin Black Friday” Website


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An army of robot baristas could mean the end of Starbucks as we know it


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The Meaning of “Personalized” Learning


Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
All too often these days, we hear certain buzz words: “personalized learning,” “individualized learning,” “customized learning.” Usually they are used all together, as in “personalized, individualized, customized learning.” Buyer beware! What these words…

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Handwritten Stories in a Digital Age: PostSecret.com and More


Originally posted on The WordPress.com Blog:
In our digital age, we interact with new technologies each day, yet some of us also pine for the past: we cherish handwritten things and value — even fetishize — physical objects. Posts…

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Anthony Cody: Common Core and RoboGrading


Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Anthony Cody wonders in this post whether the Common Core standards are designed to facilitate computer grading of student essays. Cody includes a commentary by Alice Mercer, who describes a writing task on…

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