Friday, November 30, 2007

» 2007 The Edublog Awards

» 2007 The Edublog Awards:

Best of 2007 in different areas..

Increase in Teacher Resignations - New York Times

Increase in Teacher Resignations - New York Times

More teachers resigned during the last school year than at any time in recent history, according to figures released yesterday by the United Federation of Teachers, the city’s teachers union. According to the figures, 4,606 certified teachers resigned last year, not including teachers who retired or had problems with certification. The numbers have been steadily increasing since 2001, when 2,544 resigned; last year 4,273 teachers did so. Of the 7,069 teachers who were hired in 2006, nearly 14 percent resigned by the end of the year, the union said, up from about 11 percent the year before.

School officials unite in banning Wikipedia | Seattle Times Newspaper

School officials unite in banning Wikipedia :

"The Great Meadows (N.J.) Middle School librarian hasn't been a fan of the online encyclopedia for years. This fall, she decided it was time to make others at her school aware of the Web site's pitfalls."

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Randy Pausch on Oprah

Watch a video of Randy Pausch when he appeared on the Oprah Show in September 2007

Randy Pausch is a married father of three, a very popular professor at Carnegie Mellon University—and he is dying. He is suffering from pancreatic cancer, which he says has returned after surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. Doctors say he has only a few months to live.