How's Your State Doing?

Use this interactive map to find out how individual US states are performing with regard to the "10 elements of high quality digital learning."

Tweeting the Civil War -- UPDATE

Here's a review of the Tweeting the Civil War project.

Tweeting the Civil War

See the Civil War unfold 150 years later—through Twitter.

The reenactment began on Jan. 1, 2013, the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, and continues to the anniversary of the end of the Civil War in 2015.

Higher Ed and Even Higher Tech

A must-read on how Internet technology is challenging the higher education model—by the inimitable Clay Shirky.

Udacity and other online teaching/learning systems are to education as MP3s are to the traditional music publishing industry.

Wordy but worth it.

Clio: Visual History

Just ran across Clio:

Clio is dedicated to developing innovative American history projects that are designed to engage students, to assist educators and researchers, and to appeal to a wide public audience through documentary films, the World Wide Web, and other new media.


Online Course for Teachers

The Minnesota Historical Society, in partnership with the Minnesota Humanities Center, has recently launched its first online professional development offering: African American History in Minnesota.

Google's Course Builder

Google has announced/released its "experimental first step in the world of online education." 

Course Builder is Google's open source solution that they hope you will use " create your own online courses, whether they're for 10 students or 100,000 students. You might want to create anything from an entire high school or university offering to a short how-to course on your favorite topic."

Crash Course in World History

If you haven't seen these "Crash Course in World History" videos, you owe it to yourself to check them out immediately! I learned more about the Industrial Revolution in that 10 minute video than I did in a full college course.... or at least it was more memorable this way!

These videos are a brilliant example of how to engage 21st century learners:  


Colonial Williamsburg offers an online/on-site history activity for kids called RevQuest.

More here.

Robert Stephes: The Geek Squad and Education

You can now watch the keynote by Robert Stephens at the Minnesota e-Learning Summit in July. It's worth the time - he's got some strong opinions. Plus, he's funny!


(Thanks to Paul Wasco for the link!)