Archive for September 2010

New York Times Magazine: The pen that never forgets

In the spring, Cincia Dervishaj was struggling with a take-home math quiz. It was testing her knowledge of exponential notation — translating numbers like “3.87 x 10²” into a regular form. Dervishaj is a 13-year-old student at St. John’s Lutheran School in Staten Island, and like many students grappling with exponents, she got confused about…

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NBC New Orleans: Back to school with Qwizdom

In addition to CBS, the Times Picayune, New Orleans Magazine and a few others, NBC 6 just posted this bit from last week’s media events. “They are learning, but they don’t know they are learning. They think they are just having fun. That changes the way that we look at educating our children.

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The Scholastic Interview: World Peace and Other 4th Grade Achievements

Wayne D’Orio of Scholastic Administrator Magazine attended the Edustat Conference in Philadelphia a few months back. In this interview, he takes a break from talking with school administrators and dives in with John Hunter – a 4th Grade Teacher who is the subject of a new documentary film by Chris Farina. Meet them both…

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Dallas Morning News: Qwizdom in the classroom

Dallas Morning News columnist Karel Holloway paid a visit to Heather Mars’ 4th grade classroom to see how Qwizdom is shaking things up. “If you look around, every single student is engaged. That’s awesome,” said Mars.

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California High School Credits Technology with Improving Educational Experience

By Scott Aronowitz 09/10/10 New Millennium Secondary School (NMSS) of Carson, CA, has reported that its use of Web-based communications management system eChalk has resulted in improved student and teacher communication and greater parental involvement in the education process. The public charter school was founded in 2008 as part of the Los Angeles Unified School…

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Barrett Values – new identity + site launch

Congratulations to our friends at Barrett Values Centre, perhaps one of the most rewarding client relationships in Sensible City’s history. To follow is a video we’d love everyone in our network to watch (because you might just be touched by the profundity of what they do).

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