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Generalist; End poverty at a profit for all

Creationist Demands Critical Thinking in Indiana

Creationist Indiana state Sen. Dennis Kruse wants students in Indiana schools to demand scientific evidence for anything they doubt. His stated intent is to get Creationism into the classroom, along with Global Warming denial. But what happens when the students … Continue reading

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Women in science and technology: a challenge

I just now replied to this message from the Black Data Processing Africa mailing list. How much of this did you know about? to BDPA-Africa On Tue, Oct 16, 2012 at 2:14 PM, chifu_wa_malindi <chifu2222@gmail.com> wrote: > Ada Lovelace Day: … Continue reading

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Local Content and Political Will in Rwanda

Rwanda is trying to become the third country to roll out XOs to all of its primary-school children, after Peru and Uruguay. The eventual aim is to make Rwanda the high-tech hub of Africa, beating out even South Africa. Here … Continue reading

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Collaborative lesson planning in Japan

A basic idea of the Prussian system of education starting in the 18th century was the application of factory automation principles of production efficiency from the Industrial Revolution. In this system, every student would learn the same lesson from the … Continue reading

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EduJam! Prizes for Sugar Activities by children

The much-criticized article in The Economist claiming that OLPC has been a failure in Perú begins: GIVING a child a computer does not seem to turn him or her into a future Bill Gates—indeed it does not accomplish anything in … Continue reading

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¿Español? ¡Sí!

I have copied and reformatted the following from the WikiEducator mailing list, as an illustration of how easy it is now to find OERs on a particular subject: On Fri, Mar 16, 2012 at 02:27, Tom Caswell <caswell.tom@gmail.com> wrote: > … Continue reading

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Vote early and often–legally

This is part of a series I intend to write on the issues of civics: How should government work? How does government work (or not)? What can we do about it? These essays are intended to form the basis for … Continue reading

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