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Letter to My Kansas Representatives

Posted on November 12, 2007 at 12:50pm 0 Comments

October 3, 2007

My Representatives

, D.C. 20510


I am writing you to express my recommendation that you strongly consider not reauthorizing the NCLB law. Our country's constitution does not

give the…


Feds in The Classroom: DANGER Will Robinson!

Posted on September 6, 2007 at 6:57pm 0 Comments

I've posted a podcast on my page by Neal McClusky detailing reasons we should scrap NCLB. Making educational decisions as far away from the classroom as possible surely doesn't continue to make sense to grassroots America, does it? The Federal government as educational policy maker is the biggest WMD (Weapon of Mass Destruction) I can ever imagine! Save our Nation; take back our classrooms! …


Our Intangible Riches

Posted on August 3, 2007 at 7:34pm 0 Comments

This is an incredible article about the true "Wealth of Nations." Guess what it is? Those of us in the profession have never doubted it...education! Use this article with the legislative naysayers...it will be hard for them to ignore. Reason Magazine - Our Intangible Riches

Check out the Political Humor and Images I've recently added.

Posted on August 2, 2007 at 9:36pm 0 Comments

You should get a bit of a feel for my politics by viewing the images I've uploaded to this page. Enjoy and dialog about what you see.

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At 9:05am on July 14, 2009, Erin McGuyer said…
I was wondering how your 21st Century Skills class went this year? I am starting mine in the fall and would love it if you could share your class activities, etc. I already have a copy of your syllabus from previous discussions.
I am especially interested in how you used 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens.
At 1:47pm on February 6, 2009, Erin McGuyer said…
I see that you are teaching a 21st Century Skills course this year. My school is piloting one next year and I would love to be able to use some of your material. Can you give me any advice-pros-cons, etc. ?
At 8:54pm on January 30, 2009, Jack said…
Hi Randy. I was wondering if your students and teachers would be interested in participating in a nationwide SAT Vocab Video Contest @ MIT university. You can view contest details at BrainyFlix.com Please let me know. Thanks!
At 9:21pm on December 27, 2008, Alyshia Olsen said…

I'm sending out messages to everyone I know right now, and this classroom20 network is no exception. (I've also sent this out on other Ning networks you may be a part of.) My name is Alyshia Olsen; I am a 20 year old college student from Olin College of Engineering. I am a part of a group of 6 Olin College students (we're in Needham,MA, and engineering students) who has taken a year off to work on an education related project. Since you are in the 'connecting content and technology' groun, I thought you might be interested! Our project is called AlightLearning, and this is our "short" project description:

Under the assumption that within ten years, the landscape of modern education will have fully integrated what we now define as new classroom media: video, online collaboration, open source curriculum and other web tools, we hope to pioneer a web software tool that acts as a platform for this new media, bringing the power of the web and its tools to students, teachers and parents in a secure, comfortable and innovative environment. Our goal is to have our free software at a pilot middle school by April 15th, 2009, continuing to develop and coordinate with our users to create a product that other schools want to pilot and use at their schools, while allowing individual teachers to implement this tool in their own classroom.

Our project, titled Alight Learning, is currently trying to win an idea competition on Ideablob.com You can find us at http://ideablob.com/3975 . We would love your support in the form of a vote within the next couple days, but more importantly we'd love your feedback and comments. Our description on Ideablob is short, and even the one above hardly gets at many of the issues we would like to take a stab at solving, but at least it's a start.

Feel free to email me back, check out alightlearning.com, anything you like!


Alyshia Olsen
At 11:44am on April 18, 2008, Kevin Honeycutt said…
Great to see you here Randy! I hope all is well where you are. : )
At 11:52pm on December 3, 2007, samccoy said…
Glad to see your excellent work! I have also sent letters to our representative and senators on NCLB; Looking for others from Kansas that I haven't met yet.
At 6:33am on November 5, 2007, Nancy Bosch said…
did you teach you class on 21st century skills? how is it going?
At 7:58am on August 1, 2007, Katie Mathews said…
Thanks for the website that has keyboarding resources!!
At 6:42pm on July 30, 2007, Colin Jones said…
Great to make your acquaintance, Randy.
At 1:53pm on July 30, 2007, Denise Grasso said…
Randy - hi! I just got an account yesterday, so am still experimenting with how to do this! :) In answer to your question, your membership in the Media Center allows you access to UnitedStreaming Plus for the 2007-2008 school year. Your membership in the Media Center, however, does not allow you access to Chalkwaves - hope this helps! Have a good day!



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