In a post from The Principal Difference blog, PISA: It's Poverty not Stupid, I learned that when we as a nation are compared to other nations (student test scores) they are definitely not comparing apples to apples.
I learned an interesting way to introduce a group of teachers to Twitter through a "Paper Tweetup" in Paper Tweetup Success. For those of you not familiar with Twitter a TweetUp a real-life meeting organized on the social networking site Twitter using hashtags (#) to connect and share.
The Edublogger shared 10 tips to improve your blogging and possibly help your blogs traffic in Writing Better Blog Posts: What You NEED to Know.
The Innovative Educator shared a great high school student multimedia project highlighting the importance of school libraries while trying to address the challenging issue of allowing students to use personal learning devices (ie. smart phones, iPads, laptops, etc.): See what happens when students are allowed to embrace free range learning.
Guest writer at the November Learning Blog, Michael Gorman, reminded me of everything students can learn about locating resources effectively and efficiently when using the Google Advanced Search options. In his blog post he offers Twelve Reasons To Teach Searching Techniques With Google Advanced Search… Even Before Using The Basic Search.
But my most favorite blog post over the last two weeks I found just the other night and I found it using my Paper.li Twitter newspaper (see previous post). In Own It, a post from college English professor, Andrew Marcinek, author of the iTeach: Learning in a Flat World blog he shares about a project that begs us to stretch what we traditionally think of when we think of English 101: College Composition. He is taking a different route to help students learn how to guide their own learning by having them identify something they want to learn about it and complete the writing process in a new way. They are using Google docs and a new approach to writing through research, collaboration, and cloud computing. Check it out...I am sure you will be wowed.