Lessons from My Week Without Google

I had heard years ago about Google’s personalized search algorithm that delivered different results to different individuals based on the sites they had previously visited, but it wasn’t until about three weeks ago that I noticed my search results were looking overwhelmingly familiar. It made me wonder what I was missing. What were other people viewing that I was not?

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Entrepreneurialism: A Story about Curiosity and Ingenuity

What’s it worth to know that the Academy’s cupola draws on an illustrious heritage of monuments dating back to the Choragic Monument of Lysicrates? Well, this year it’s worth $175, one dollar for every year of the Academy’s history. What is it worth to know that middle school students never give up on an answer and will form nuanced, artful

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Can middle school students really be curators?

In our faculty work group last week, we discussed the difference between class blogs and student blogs. Ultimately, we all chose the student blogs because they gave the students control over the site, knowing that class blogs probably would not pass the student sniff test of “adult control”. We also saw the incredible potential for students to learn about themselves

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The Case for 21st Century Assessments

The changing nature of what will be expected of our students in the work force in their life times calls for a re-examining of the ‘exit outcomes’ for education. These target skills have been described in various lists, such as: Creative thinking, Decision making, Problem solving, Learning how to learn, Collaboration, and Self-management; OR Self-directed learners, Collaborative workers, Complex thinkers, Quality producers, and Community contributors

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