Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Chris Matthews takes off the Gloves!!!

Chris Matthews finally confronted the hidden issue in the campaign...Mitt is White and Barak is Black..

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The World Beyond the Word

Here is a great slide share from Stephen Downes on the world after text only!!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Big Jay McNeely - Live in LA blowing up a storm

Maybe it will blow away the pain of thinking about Paul Ryan as Mitt Romney's running mate. The people need to speak!!

Monday, August 06, 2012

GYOD (Grow your own dinner)

A great Ted Talk that the Innovative Educator (Lisa Neilsen)brought to my attention and I thought I would bring to you. Stephen Ritz, a South Bronx teacher, made school real for his students. If only we all had his courage and imagination.

Saturday, August 04, 2012

BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)

I am a huge advocate of BYOD in school. If you have thought at all about the issue, then this video is for you. If you have not thought at all about the issue then this video is a great place to start. If you do not care about the issue, then this video may just tickle your curiosity. Give it a look. A

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

American UprisingAmerican Uprising by Daniel Rasmussen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

American Uprising changed the way I look at the world. The measure of a book to me is
that it teaches me something about something I am interested in and changes my mental image of this subject. In the case of American Uprising that subject was slavery. I never understood the relationship between the sugar islands and the Louisiana Purchase. I knew there were sugar plantations in Louisiana but not to the extent that they existed. Sugar Slavery was different from Slavery in the rest of American states and territories and this book illuminates that difference clearly.

The book's problem is that it lacks the usual historical method of verifying of its conclusions about how the Uprising occurred. The nitty gritty of the uprising is not what is important about this book. The real value of the book is its illumination of slavery in the new American territory. This may not have been what Rasmussen set out to do, but it is what he accomplished brilliantly.

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