Favourites: Week ending July 21, 2012

BoinBoing ran a piece about sneaking back in with privacy-destroying regulations.

The Examiner asks Is concern for privacy gone in the age of facebook?

Yahoo News ran a story stating Ancient ‘New York City’ of Canada Discovered

Truth-out.org ran a story with the headline–and I am not shitting you–Texas GOP Declares: “No More Teaching of ‘Critical Thinking Skills’ in Texas Public Schools”

The NY Times Ran an op-ed piece about the ever-widening Opportunity Gap  that exists in the US. Something for us Canadians to keep an eye on ourselves.

Michael Geist’s blog contained an enlightening piece discussing the recent Supreme Court decisions regarding copyright.

In an Education Next post entitled “Best Practices Are the Worst” Jay P. Greene reviews “Surpassing Shanghai: An Agenda for American Education Built on the World’s Leading Systems” Blistering!

It’s been over 10 years since the Pan Canadian science framework document was published and, in my opinion, high time for another look. It’s nice to see what our colleagues in the US have been doing in the meantime.

Oh my, will anyone care for the oceans?  BoingBoing ran a piece detailing yet another kick in the pants for ocean science.

The Atlantic ran a piece showing some beautiful pics from the National Geographic photo contest.


About Maurice A. Barry

Coordinator: Teaching and Learning Commons, Faculty of Education, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Parent & Husband. eLearning consultant/coordinator. Program Development Specialist - eLearning (Department of Education; Retired). Writer: over 40 Math/Physics texts/webs. Developer & Manager of web content. Geek. Not into awards but loves comments.
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