The Case for Homework


Kevin Gannon (Grand View University; Twitter:@TheTattoedProf) wrote an excellent rebuttal to an essay published in the New York Time recently. Mark Bauerlein, himself also a professor (Emory University), penned some thoughts about teaching in “What’s the Point of a Professor?” Dr. Gannon took exception to many of the notions expressed by Dr. Bauerlein, and rightly…

My Recipe for a Google Tablet


The tablet market is simply stupid in my personal opinion. Apple developed a brilliant product in the iPad – full disclosure: I have one – and every technology clambered aboard the tablet bandwagon. I imagine engineers at Sony or Motorola being driven by corporate taskmasters to create a tablet to destroy the iPad and become…

Not All You Read on the Internet Is True


I read an article recently about the difficulties of choosing digital content in K-12 education. I think the article was miss-titled. The author didn’t really discuss choosing digital content, more about managing digital content. But the author’s comments did spur some thoughts of my own. K-12 education may have some special issues related to digital…

Australia Includes Sign Language in National Curriculum


Australia Includes Sign Language in National Curriculum. Australia is getting “it.” Australia is recognizing the importance of having a multilingual society. Thus, Australia’s legislature has passed a new national language curriculum that includes Sign Language plus 14 other languages. According to the new plan, first and second graders would be exposed to a new language…