Daily Archives: July 18, 2011

Dan Brown: An Open Letter to Educators

I came across this video today thanks to my search for a vid to go with my post about Open Educational Resources https://profesorbaker.wordpress.com/2011/07/18/the-urgency-of-teachers-sharing-resources-a-moral-imperative/. Dan Brown, who is not the author of the DaVinci Code, is a very articulate person. His … Continue reading

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The Urgency of Teachers Sharing Resources: A Moral Imperative

Before we discuss why sharing is important, crucial, and urgent, we need to agree on what I mean when I say, OER. So, what is an Open Educational Resource? I agree with the way Stephen Downes, one of the two … Continue reading

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Futuro: House of the Future

Icon of 1960s Design: Matti Suuronen’s Futuro House (Video) In 2007, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam, Netherlands came into possession of the prototype of a quite spectacular piece of architecture: Finnish architect Matti Suuronen’s Futuro, the “House of the … Continue reading

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ABC ESL Canada

Shelly Tutor (Owner, Teacher at ABC ESL Canada) wrote: Hi, I provide English classes & homestay for students of all ages including Business English for adults in Canada. Can we work together to benefit your students & your organization? I … Continue reading

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PSA: Bullying – Words Hurt, Don’t Be a Part of It

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela Words hurt. Have you been told that sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me? Words hurt… According … Continue reading

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‘Harry Potter’ Cast: What’s Next For Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson And Wizard Kids

The release of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2” may mark the final — record breaking — chapter for the wizards and witches of JK Rowling’s magical world, but here in dull reality, the moment marks a graduation, … Continue reading

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‘Harry Potter’ Sets Box Office Record With $92.1 Million Opening Day

LOS ANGELES — Harry Potter has cast his biggest spell yet with a record-breaking first day at the box office for his final film. Distributor Warner Bros. reports that “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” summoned up $92.1 … Continue reading

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Summit Charter School Success Formula: Great Teachers, Great Professional Development & Great Pay

What explains the success of Summit? There are many pieces to the puzzle. That is to say, there are many contributing factors. So, let’s ask a different question. What is indispensable to their success? Answer: Great teachers, excellent professional development, … Continue reading

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Summit Preparatory Charter High School

Summit Preparatory Charter High School, part of the Sequoia Union High School District is a college preparatory and charter high school. Everest Public High School is a sister school to Summit, also in Redwood City. Summit was listed as the … Continue reading

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