Anyone else having this problem? Pretty soon we’re going to be launching a place where students and teachers can share their experiences with virtual learning. We’re calling it The Virtual Education Bulletin Board, or “The VEBB.” We hope to have it up next week, so please stay tuned and tell your friends it’s coming soon!

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If any group of people are experts in close quarters education, it’s New Yorkers.

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Some ideas from a homeschooling parent. Link here.

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Life for students sure changed quickly! It seems that by next week we’re all going to be experts in video conferencing. What impact will this have on education going forward? Colleges are great early adopters since they can test technologies in limited ways before rolling it out to larger groups. RAND recently published an article […]

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Here is the two-prong rule we use in determining whether to post a comment: 1. It’s not personal to the teacher. You loved or loathed Mr. X? Great, but neither of those feelings is useful to the next person. We’ll let something nice slip by in context, but we will not let a negative personal […]

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Background In the prior version of the site the ratings weren’t very informative, so users derived the bulk of their information entertainment from generalized comments. There are four kinds of comments:1. Complimentary2. Derogatory3. Vile4. Informative Care to guess which one most people leave? It may surprise you, but it’s #1. The rest follow in order […]

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More tips from a teacher. We have found that a whiteboard is huge help in preventing awkwardly intruding on one another during classes and meetings.

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Just as a diversion, here’s a video from the front row of the Nitro rollercoaster at Six Flags in Jackson, NJ. What’s cool about it (apart from the speed and turns) is how long it is. Lots of coasters are a long wait for a super-short ride. This one delivers.

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It’s the third week of April and some states have just announced they’re planning to keep schools closed until mid-May at the earliest. The whispers about opening up in time for year-end are not very encouraging. For college and high school students, especially seniors, this is an especially difficult time. For most of our members, […]

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If you have a computer, fast internet connection, and a spot in your home to work while we’re all on lockdown, you are one of the fortunate ones. For some students, particularly in China, remote learning is more of a challenge. Link here.

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Here is a link to DrivePedia article where some clever teachers keep their students on their toes.

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