Monthly Archives: October 2009

Connecting: Rigor and Relevance

by Paige Kuni Johnson
October 7, 2009

This post originally appeared on the Breakthrough Learning in a Digital Age blog.   Recently, at a conference on education reform, I heard a state superintendent from one of the country’s highest performing states share a comment I found concerning. He said he believed there would be a tension between … 







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Education 1.0 and the Desire to Upgrade

by Scott Traylor
October 6, 2009

This post originally appeared on the Breakthrough Learning in a Digital Age blog. A new high school is being built near my office. The old high school had served its function well over time, but in recent years the level of maintenance necessary to keep the school functioning translated into … 







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Literacy 2.0: The Potential and the Pitfalls

by Lisa Guernsey
October 5, 2009

This post originally appeared in the Breakthrough Learning in a Digital Age blog.   A young girl, age 5, sits down at her family’s computer and logs into Webkinz with some help from her mother. She’s got a plush toy on her lap. It’s a Clydesdale horse named Mirabelle who, … 







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The Purple Potty Theory of Passion

by James Paul Gee
October 1, 2009

This post originally appeared on the Breakthrough Learning in a Digital Age blog.   “Grit” is required for success today in the United States. “Grit” is passion plus persistence. Jobs that require basic or even higher, but standard, skills will often be low paying, done overseas, or automated. Success will … 







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