Monthly Archives: March 2012

Will Digital Open Badges be a College Alternative?

The essence of Digital Open Badges can be boiled down to a simple premise: institutionalized education ain’t got no choke hold on learning. Certainly, the accreditation techniques that schools and universities use to measure performance are useful and time-tested (stringent admission guidelines, term … Continue reading

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The Relentless Fun of Algebra 1

There’s a certain amount of trickery involved in good teaching. Ask students about their favorite class, or remember your own favorite from elementary or middle school, and I’m sure it won’t be the class where you learned the most—it’ll be … Continue reading

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Lunchroom Moms Needed

Remember how you felt as a middle schooler around noon? You’re antsy and hungry and then, finally, the bell rings and it’s the best period of the day—lunchtime! Time to hang out with friends, giggle at cute boys, snack on … Continue reading

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Making the Most of Chicago’s Unusually Early Spring

Chicago, along with much of the United States, has been blanketed with unusually high temperatures for the beginning of March. And while local news has already rolled out the mandatory “My Meanie Property Manager Won’t Turn on the A/C” stories, I … Continue reading

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Digital Bread Crumbs

As an elementary school student, I remember how frustrated I got with teachers who refused to answer my questions directly. I can still feel my precocious 3rd grader self shaking with disbelief. ”How can there be no right answer? And what do … Continue reading

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MentorMob & Partners Win at Digital Media & Learning Competition!

Last week I traveled to San Francisco with MentorMob’s illustrious co-founder, Kris Chinosorn, and partners to attend the Digital Media & Learning Competition. Ninety teams (out of hundreds of applicants) from all over the United States gathered at the beautiful … Continue reading

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