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Lessons from a Jar

I suspect that the more time our children spend exploring ideas authentic to them on their terms, the more deeply they'll understand the world around them and the better able they'll be to make a significant mark on the world.
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Is Email a New Genre of Writing?

If you are reading this article, then undoubtedly you are a person who is using the Internet on a regular basis to gain information for business and personal reasons. Furthermore, you probably use email continually for communications with friends, family, and colleagues. But did you ever stop to think that email may be a new genre of writing? If this is the case, then it probably deserves to be taught in secondary school as an essential writing category. Not doing so could put teenagers and young adults at a disadvantage.
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Redefining the Fundamental Infrastructures of Schools to Reflect Today’s Technologies

Today, the resources that support schools are very different from what they were even 20 years ago. It is probably safe to say that most schools have telephone systems, a computer-based library check-out system, computer labs, Internet access, and much more. Some have moved towards computer-based curriculum management tools and other internal and external web resources. But most of these focus on the logistics of schools and their operations. What we really need are systems to diagnose students in order to move towards the next stage of education: one to one instruction.
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