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YouTube - College Conspiracy
"College education is the largest scam in U.S. history! http://inflation.us"<br />
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[via: https://twitter.com/qui_oui/status/74803663612293120 who says: "Depressingly accurate libertarian documentary about the U.S. #HigherEd "bubble" & economics"]
highereducation  highered  higheredbubble  economics  unschooling  deschooling  corporatism  2011  money  education  learning  k12  elementary  brainwashing  criticalthinking  admissions 
may 2011 by robertogreco
Reading at Some Private Schools Is Delayed - NYTimes.com
"When Drake Roth was 18 months old, he would read the names of characters in “Thomas the Tank Engine” videos from his playpen as they flashed across the screen. At 2, he was onto cereal box labels; at 3, his preschool’s director told his mother to watch what reading material was within his reach on the kitchen table.

But in kindergarten at Ethical Culture School, a private institution on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, Drake seemed to be losing ground, with assignments like learning a letter of the week. The Roths did what parents lucky enough to gain a toehold in an elite school might consider unthinkable: They pulled him out, anxious that despite Ethical Culture’s top reputation, the philosophy that the school shares with a number of its peers — that kindergarten is more of a social year, not an academic one — was not letting Drake bloom."
learning  reading  education  teaching  schools  curriculum  privateschools  racetonowhere  competition  literacy  kindergarten  elementary  2011  tcsnmy 
february 2011 by robertogreco
YouTube - TEDxDenverEd- Brian Crosby - Back to the Future
"Brian Crosby, an upper elementary teacher for 29 years, guides the learning in a model technology classroom in Sparks, Nevada." [via: http://twitter.com/DianeRavitch/status/18883795791 ]
education  elementary  inquiry  ted  teaching  1to1  blogs  blogging  briancrosby  looping  tcsnmy  reflection  classideas  lcproject  1:1 
july 2010 by robertogreco
Start Science Sooner: Scientific American
"Good science education at the earliest grades is supremely important, but in most classrooms it gets short shrift. Studies have found that children in kindergarten are already forming negative views about science that could cast a shadow across their entire educational careers. When researchers interviewed kindergartners from typical classrooms, barely a third of the children showed any knowledge of science, whether from school or other sources. Many children said that science was for older kids and adults, not kindergartners like them. They talked of science being about magic potions or dangerous chemicals; they said science is hard, science is not interesting, and “I am not good at science.” Ask a room of five-year-olds to draw a scientist, and you will likely get lots of pictures of white-coated men in laboratories. Furthermore, even before first grade, fewer girls than boys say they like science."
tcsnmy  education  learning  kindergarten  science  elementary  teaching  schools  curriculum 
february 2010 by robertogreco
UNSCHOOLING: Acme Academy Elementary Curriculum
"This is a plan for elementary that took Carol's unschooling curriculum and expanded it using the California state educational standards' language. It could be customized by someone needing to submit something to a school official. I would also be useful as a "suggestion list" for putting different activities under educationese-sounding headings, if you have to turn something in like a report or portfolio. "
unschooling  homeschool  california  compliance  leagal  education  learning  lcproject  standards  legal  elementary  secondary  affidavit 
november 2008 by robertogreco
Unschooling - Elementary and secondary courses of study for California
"A course of study for kids who are elementary school age. This course of study is based on one originally written by Carol Narigon. It has been modified in various ways including changing wording, adding and deleting material. Some material is from California state standards." "Course of Study Secondary: A course of study for kids who are secondary school age. This course of study is based on one originally written by Carol Narigon. It has been modified in various ways including changing wording, adding and deleting material. Some material is from California state standards."
homeschool  unschooling  legal  elementary  secondary  affidavit  education  compliance  california  standards  leagal  learning  lcproject 
november 2008 by robertogreco
Lit to Go: MP3 Stories and Poems - Lit2Go is a free online collection of stories and poems in Mp3 (audiobook) format.
"Download the files to your Mp3 player and listen on the go, Listen to the Mp3 files on your computer, View the text on a webpage and read along as you listen, Print out the stories and poems to make your own book"
via:cburell  audiobooks  literature  mp3  free  books  storytelling  podcasts  audio  elementary  elearning  education  ebooks  stories  poetry  poems 
july 2008 by robertogreco
A+DEN | Architecture + Design Network
"serves as a resource for K-12 architecture+design educators, school teachers and administrators, design professionals and community members interested in the design process and the built environment as means to enrich the student learning experience."
architecture  design  education  learning  elementary  secondary  teaching  schools  curriculum  lcproject  classideas 
june 2008 by robertogreco
tutpup - play, compete, learn
"Our aim is to provide simple, fun, competitive games that help children learn and gain confidence with Maths, English and other key skills and knowledge."
math  games  spelling  literacy  english  competition  online  learning  practice  children  teaching  skills  elementary  education  reading  puzzles 
june 2008 by robertogreco
The Morning News - The Laptop Club
"project shows how far concepts behind virtual world have penetrated real life. Even with little exposure to computers, children have absorbed ideas about shopping online, interacting socially, even media convergence"
children  glvo  drawing  design  computers  laptops  notebooks  technology  imagination  learning  kids  keyboard  interface  culture  humor  illustration  literacy  education  elementary  drawings  ux  usability  computing  popculture  prototyping 
november 2007 by robertogreco
Main Page - Free-reading
"Free-Reading is an ongoing, collaborative, teacher-based, curriculum-sharing experiment. We're looking to provide a reliable forum where teachers can openly and freely share their successful and effective methods for teaching reading in grades K-1."
reading  instruction  activities  curriculum  books  free  kids  literacy  children  teaching  wiki  schools  opensource  phonics  elearning  ebooks  audio  lessons  spelling  education  preschool  elementary  english  writing 
november 2007 by robertogreco
Technology in teaching | Top marks | Economist.com
"primary schools, it seems, may be different. Technology fits well with the sort of participatory whole-class teaching that predominates in the early years, the study found; in many secondary schools it is consigned to the odd power-point presentation, pa
education  elementary  schools  technology  children  teaching  learning  lcproject  uk  primary 
october 2007 by robertogreco
A kid's-eye view of laptop design | Tech news blog - CNET News.com
"A group of kids from one of our local elementary schools has formed a "mini-laptop club." They don't use electronic machines. Instead, these first-, second- and third-graders draw their own laptops on construction paper and pretend to e-mail each other."
children  glvo  drawing  design  computers  laptops  notebooks  technology  imagination  learning  kids  keyboard  interface  culture  humor  illustration  literacy  education  elementary  drawings  ux  usability  computing  popculture  prototyping 
september 2007 by robertogreco
Study gives teachers barely passing grade in classroom - USATODAY.com
"Fifth-graders spent 91.2% of class time in their seats listening to a teacher or working alone" - see also comments
education  teaching  learning  children  schools  curriculum  time  students  elementary 
april 2007 by robertogreco

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