Monthly Archives: November 2015

Mastodons at your festal board

Ecologists have suspected for quite a while that the landscape, and especially the vegetation, remembers the way things used to be, when the western hemisphere had an intact mega-fauna, and Homo sapiens had not yet arrived to re-arrange and delete … Continue reading

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When you say “technology,” what do you mean?

Not long ago, I wrote about the OECD study which suggested that massive investment in technology doesn’t seem to result in significant “learning gains.”  There are a lot of assumptions to examine in such studies, of course, but one that’s … Continue reading

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Reading notes: Scientists and teachers in PD programs

It’s hard to keep up with the literature — even the samples that get posted, week after week, on MSPnet. Though this blog is dedicated to skimming the blogosphere for you, this week I am dipping into the MSPnet trove. … Continue reading

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Convergence: Big data, digital texts, and… what?

I’ve written once before in this space about digital curriculum;  and about big data.  Now, thanks to the wonders of human inventiveness, the impulse to engineer society for its own good, and the logic of the marketplace, it’s already hard to explore the … Continue reading

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