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Hewlett-Packard EdTech Innovators Awards for 2010

This IAE Blog entry is based on the article:

Vanides, J. (November, 2010). 10 Amazing Ed Tech Examples from the 2010 HP EdTech Innovators Awards. Retrieved 12/2/2010 from http://www.guide2digitallearning.com/blog_jim_vanides/10_amazing_ed_tech_examples_2010_hp_edtech_innovators_awards.

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Integrating Project-based Learning with Information and Communication Technology

Recently I read about Ypsilanti New Tech High School in Michigan. It is a high school that is based on project-based learning and high tech.

Feldscher, K. (11/30/2010). Ypsilanti New Tech High School's unconventional approach resonating with teachers, students. Retrieved 12/1/2010 from http://www.annarbor.com/news/ypsilanti/ypsilanti-new-tech-high-school-students-and-staff-adjust-to-changes-excited-about-new-direction/.

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Volunteer Led Robotics Projects and Robotics Contests in Precollege Education

My older daughter visited me over Thanksgiving holidays. She is a woman of many talents, including being a very good computer programmer with interests in a number of different fields. She is particularly interested in computer games and in the roles of robotics in education.

For a number of years she has worked as a volunteer in helping teams of precollege students build robots that they then use in robotics competitions. While continuing to participate as a volunteer at this individual team level, she has also risen to the level of being a (volunteer) judge at regional and national contests.

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Our Educational System Should Strive Toward Heterogeneity Rather than Homogeneity

In this IAE Blog entry I want to share with you some ideas from an article published by the American Enterprise Institute, a non-profit think tank.

Hess, F. (November, 2010). Doing the same thing over and over. American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research. Retrieved 11/28/2010 from http://www.aei.org/outlook/101007.

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Shorter Is Often Better—In Grant Writing and in Teaching

Here is one of my favorite quotes:

I have made this letter longer than usual, only because I have not had the time to make it shorter. (Blaise Pascal; French mathematician, physicist, religious philosopher, and child prodigy; 1623–1662.)

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