Saturday, December 4, 2010

Education & Digital Learning Current Awareness for December 4/10

Research & Reports

International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNOCL) - Two New Reports

The International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNOCL), November 2010

The Social Costs of Academic Success Across Ethnic Groups
“Acting white” is not just urban slang, according to this study in the November/December issue of Child Development, "acting white" among their peers carries a major social cost to high-achieving black students, and this social phenomenon may extend to other student groups when they are in the racial minority. US focus, of course.

Child Development, November-December 2010

Digital Learning Now - Report
The recently commissioned Digital Learning Council has recommended major changes to state education policy that include abolishing seat-time requirements, linking teacher pay to student success, and overhauling public school funding models. [Education Week]

Education Week, December 1, 2010

Youth & Technology

College Students Admit To "Shocking" Text Messaging Habits in Class
A recent study by two psychology professors at Wilkes University finds that college students really go-to-town with text message during class, in fact an amazing "91% admitted they have used their phones to text during class".

ReadWriteWeb, December 2, 2010

Growing up with sex and tech
Today’s hypersexualized world is a confusing place to come of age, says Toronto documentary filmmaker Lynn Glazier. And it’s leading to an epidemic of sexual harassment among teens and kids with warped views — of themselves and the opposite sex, she says.

Toronto Star, December 4, 2010


Power to dismiss P.E.I. school board in new bill
Legislation introduced in the P.E.I. legislature Wednesday gives the education minister the power to fire a democratically-elected school, talk about parliamentary privilege!?

CBC, December 2, 2010

Educators Explore How to Use GPS for Teaching
Educators are exploring how students can use GPS technologies to tackle real-world problems in science and other areas

Education Week, October 20, 2010