From the New York Times - "James P. Steyer came here from San Francisco last week on a whirlwind tour to try to engage the country’s power brokers in his new crusade to put children and education at the top of the nation’s political agenda."
From Amazon - "New features and enhancements—including tiered administration, group management, and premium customer support—make it easier for organizations to use Whispercast at-scale" h/t Audrey Watters
From Chris Brogan "I wanted to tell you that I see a lot of shifts in the whole online/social networks landscape. Some of it kind of saddens me. The rest of it points to the weakening state of effectiveness of various platforms as business tools. You can disagree. That’s fine."
Finland has announced that in their new national curriculum, they will emphasize phenomena-based project studies instead of traditional subjects. The Ringstabekk school—with 425 students aged 13 to 16 years just outside Norway’s capital, Oslo—has been doing this for 40 years with great success.
Good post on options for teaching students remotely - I can flip the presentation using the video above. The video explains how you can use Blackboard Collaborate which is something we have in Fairfax County. But there are other alternatives as you can see below.