USA Today – “You may have taken a class in cyberspace if not actually pursued an online education. But have you ever wanted to teach a class online? Supercool School bills itself a white label online education platform that invites anybody to create an online classroom. People have created more than 100 online schools in 13 countries since the site’s beta launch in early January.”
AP – “The History channel says it will give a free DVD copy of its sprawling 12-hour series on American history to any school in the country that wants one. The network is launching a broad educational outreach to accompany “America The Story of Us,” which premieres April 25. Before the series starts, it will mail posters, a teacher’s guide and family viewing guide to 35,000 high schools and middle schools.”
Canoe.ca – “Little or no grammar teaching, cellphone texting, social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter, all are being blamed for an increasingly unacceptable number of post-secondary students who can’t write properly.”
This is a great idea, one that the President should push more, once this health care issue gets resolved.
BBC NEWS – “A review of home education in England is expected to recommend a national registration scheme for home educators. It is also expected to say local authorities should have the right to visit any child taught at home.”
AP – “Reviewers have found 109,263 errors in sample copies of math textbooks to be used next fall in Texas.”
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Technology News World – “By using wikis, city teachers will be able to edit lesson plans directly on a Web site and not need a crash course in computer languages, such as HTML, to do so. They will also be able to tailor the lesson to fit their grade level by tweaking its complexity. “It’s an easy way to edit, so it doesn’t seem so cumbersome,” said Jenine Daly, instructional technology resource teacher for Charlottesville High.”