Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Fed Chair Bernanke takes hit on investments

Fed Chair Bernanke takes hit on investments
If your investments didn't fare so well last year, here's a small consolation: Neither did Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's.

Mass. man let teens fight in his home

A Massachusetts man says he allowed his teenage son and several other boys to hold supervised fights at his home because he believed it would be safer than if they had fought on their own. Read more ...


This new web tool makes it easy for instructors to share text, audio, and video with students. Registration is required, but free. Use the FAQ and About sections to orient to the resources. Also look at Ezra Katz's sample course LectureShare 101 (once registered). ____JH

(Thanks to Jane's E-Learning Pick of the Day for this reference.)


  • Give students access to course materials without the burden of maintaining your own webpage or the hassle of complex web-based solutions
  • Post audio and video content easily
  • Make class announcements that your students will actually read—via e-mail, RSS (coming soon), or SMS
  • Effortlessly make your course available to anyone if you choose
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Editorial: Cookie-cutter education needs to stop

The recent discovery of students' cookie- cutter essays for the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test put into question the exam's effectiveness at measuring educational standards statewide.

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