Oct 23rd #HipHopEd Twitter Chat Featuring Hip Hop Genius

UPDATE: Click here for a link to the archived chat that occurred on the 23rd. Thanks to all who joined–and thanks to Amil Cook for “chirpifying” the chat! ORIGINAL POST: Two years a.

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College Unbound

I spend a lot of time in conversations about how to improve high schools.  In these conversations, it is almost always assumed that the best measure of a high school’s success is whether studen.

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First Different, Then Better Education Innovation

Photo by Angelis Baez Like all conferences, education convenings can be boring.  This sucks for those of us who attend them.  It also sucks for the millions of young people who are counting on us to.

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The (High)Way to Fix Wall Street

I’ve got a new idea for how to handle Wall Street.  Well, actually, it’s an old idea… As you may know, our federal government is working on legislation to regulate Wall Street to pr.

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Turning Guns Into Roses

Schools inside juvenile prisons are often not centers of inquiry, imagination and social justice.  But there are a few that are trying hard to provide life-altering educational experiences for all .

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Beamer… Honda… Walking: The Greening of a Pop Song

Early this year, rappers Lloyd Banks and Juelz Santana released a pretty unremarkable song called “Beamer, Benz or Bentley.”  It has a catchy beat and hook though and it has gotten a lot.

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Finding the Bright Spots in Education: Reflecting on the Heath Brothers’ New Book, Switch

“To pursue bright spots is to ask the question ‘What’s working, and how can we do more of it?’  Sounds simple, doesn’t it?  Yet, in the real world, this obvious questio.

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Sharing is…Illegal?? The Flimsy Case Against Open Source

Whether in software, education or any other field, open source development is central to innovation.  By “open source” I mean that people are sharing their intellectual property, program .

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You Are Not a Gadget and Rappers Are Not Ringtones: The Relationship Between Hip Hop and Web 2.0

Jaron Lanier, the man credited with inventing the term “virtual reality,” has just written a book about the digital moment we find ourselves in… You Are Not a Gadget is a self-procl.

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Edmodo: Twitter for Teachers? How About for Kids in Prison?

Twitter could be a great tool for teaching and learning.  Groups of students and educators could use it to engage in multiple ongoing dialogues, which could be viewed all together or in separate stre.

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