The Daily Find: January 22nd


Meet Sugata Mitra
Here is an opportunity to meet another one of the featured speakers at this year’s Annual Conference. As a way of introduction, watch the short video below where you will hear Sugata talk about the origins of The Hole in the Wall experiment in India and some of his latest work with what is being called “The Granny Cloud…[MORE]

Video Challenge:
Can you meet the challange?…THE CHALLENGE
As we lead up to the conference, I want to put a challenge out there for the online community. In the spirit of a distributed community, what can you teach the distributed members through video? Here is the challenge. Think of something that you believe would be of interest or value to the community and…[MORE]



Knowledge as design.- Instruction as Bricolage
By Linda Vasu
This is David Perkins’ metaphor, which implies that knowledge has a purpose and is purposeful and meaningful. Those of us who have been teaching for a while are Perkins fans because he got it right in 1986, with his seminal work Knowledge as Design. We follow Kieran Egan because we believe in his practical premise that schools should inspire imagination in students. We’ve read Edward Tufte’s Envisionin…[MORE]

Balancing the scorecard, Multiple measures for teacher effectiveness including student perceptions
By Jonathan E Martin
Here’s news that seems to be surprising some people: what students think about their teachers’ teaching is accurate and relevant. Any and all efforts to improve schooling for our fast-changing era must, I believe, respect, honor and care about what students tell us.   Let’s use the evidence of our students’ perceptions alongside…[MORE]

10 Ways to improve your technological life, or “What my mother really needs to know about technology”
By Demetri Orlando
A December 2010 NYT article by Sam Grobart inspires this post. The first five items are directly from his list (edited with my comments); the second five are my additions. I like this blunt advice for those not breathing from the technosphere on a daily basis. What would you add?…[MORE]


These two twitter papers are created from different data sets. However, there are many similarities between the lists so you will see similarities in the papers. That being said, there are stories that are unique to each. This is similar in nature to the traditional newspaper where there are common stories (purchased from the AP) and unique stories that only that paper reports. These are created from the NAISAC11 Community List and from the NAISAC11 Twitter account.

If you don’t have a Twitter account, this is a great time to start exploring Twitter as a resource and a possible addition to your personal professional development as the NAISAC11 community is very active and is exchanging a wealth of wisdom. You can get your free Twitter account at We would love to see you join the conversation.

The Community Daily (NAIS Twitter Community LIST daily paper)

The NAIS11 Daily (This is the Twitter paper created from those that #naisac11 follows)


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