In the News
BBC News is reporting, "By 2009, all computers in Russian schools are to be run on Linux - which means they will not have to pay to use licensed software, such as Microsoft's Windows."
On the Blogosphere
Taylor the Teacher writes, "District installed new Internet filter today because the other one was too much like we lived in a democracy. All blogs, including my own class blog and all student blogs on blogspot are blocked. I mean, we can’t have kids WRITING every day!..."
Change Agency writes, "EduCon 2.0 is both a conversation and a conference...It is, hopefully, an innovation conference where we want to come together, both in person and virtually, to discuss the future of schools. We are looking for people to present ideas, facilitate conversations, and share best practice."
Take a look at EduSim's new offerings.
At Classroom 2.o
James Hollis writes, "Since I'm not in the classroom this year, I thought I would see if anyone wanted me to create a customized activity they could use inside the classroom on their SmartBoard. I could then get an authentic reaction to the lesson and post it on my SmartBoard blog."
After a wonderful essay, Connie Weber asks, "Where is the leadership in your school, and do you feel you can enter into the leadership in a smooth and healthy way?"
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