As you undoubtedly know, today is the start of a new year on the Gregorian calendar, the one used in most of the world. Although there’s really nothing magic in this January 1 transition point.
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Speaking of Twitter, people other than the owner are also posting incredibly stupid opinions on that site. Such as this one about the purpose of school from the Secretary of Education.
After four days of running around the conference,1 I only have the mental space for a few quick thoughts.
At the end of September, members of ISTE received an email from the president of their Board of Directors, announcing that the board had voted to merge with another educational organization, ASCD.1 I assume the ASCD mail list received a similar message.
It seems like a rather odd combination, for reasons I still can’t quite pin down.
Ask most people in this country to free associate with “Fourth of July” and they’ll probably respond with stuff like fireworks, bar-b-que, parades, and overly-militaristic displays.
Because, as expressed by the great philosopher David Letterman, Independence Day “is the time of year when Americans indulge in their two favorite pastimes: drinkin’ and blowin’ stuff up.”