Carlos Mendoza III
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Educator Musing: Commercial Markets Determining The Future Of Schooling

“Capitalism is the worst economic system in the world – except for everything else we’ve tried.” Pat Dorsey – MorningStar.com Ambient Insight, founded in 2004, is an international market research firm that uses predictive analytics to identify revenue opportunities for global eLearning and Mobile Learning suppliers.  They released a new report predicting that the worldwide market for Self-paced eLearning products and services will grow…See More
Jul 20, 2011
Kristin Powers commented on Carlos Mendoza III's blog post Educator Musing: McGraw-Hill and 360Ed Partnered To Create A Spark
"Greetings! I work for 360Ed and we are thrilled to see your interest in what we are doing! Feel free to shoot me an email at kpowers at 360ed dot com. I'd love to discuss in more detail our vision of how Spark can excite students and give…"
Jul 19, 2011
Carlos Mendoza III posted a blog post

Educator Musing: McGraw-Hill and 360Ed Partnered To Create A Spark

“Today’s world is very different from the world baby boomers like me grew up in.  Is it a wonder, then, that by high school, very often both good students and bad ones, rich ones and poor ones, don’t much like school?”            James Paul Gee – Author of What Video Games Have To Teach Us About Learning and Literacy  “Research and experience have already shown that games can be applied very effectively in many learning contexts, and that games can engage learners in ways other tools and…See More
Jul 17, 2011
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Educator Musing: Failing To Make The NCLB Cut

"The law has created dozens of ways for schools to fail and very few ways to help them succeed. We should get out of the business of labeling schools as failures and create a new law that is fair and flexible and focused on the schools and students most at risk."U.S. Department of Education Secretary – Arne Duncan It’s all about the test scores.  Administrators, pressured to reach or maintain test scores to No Child Left Behind (NCLB) adequate yearly progress benchmarks, insists that teachers…See More
Jul 15, 2011
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Educator Musing: We Can Have Teachers Without Borders Part 3

Location! Location! Location!What Does Location, Location, Location Mean?It means identical homes can increase or decrease in value due to location. It's repeated three times for emphasis, and so you will remember the phrase. It's the number one rule in real estate, and it's often the most overlooked rule. The best locations are those in prime spots such as:·           Within Top-Rated School Districts·           Close to Outdoor Recreation and Nature
·           Homes with a…See More
Jul 9, 2011
Carlos Mendoza III posted a blog post

Educator Musing: McGraw-Hill and 360Ed Partnered To Create A Spark

“Today’s world is very different from the world baby boomers like me grew up in.  Is it a wonder, then, that by high school, very often both good students and bad ones, rich ones and poor ones, don’t much like school?”            James Paul Gee – Author of What Video Games Have To Teach Us About Learning and Literacy  “Research and experience have already shown that games can be applied very effectively in many learning contexts, and that games can engage learners in ways other tools and…See More
Jul 1, 2011
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Educator Musing: Students Have A Right To Mock Teachers On Facebook?

"Isn't the principal a dummy!" said a boy to a girl."Say, do you know who I am?" asked the girl."No.""I'm the principal's daughter.""And do you know who I am?" asked the boy."No," she replied."Thank goodness!"There is a hot debate raging on Twitter and Facebook. Do students have the right to mock their teachers online? Education Week is holding a forum discussion on this question.  I encourage everyone to participate. The responses to …See More
Jun 26, 2011
Carlos Mendoza III posted a blog post

Educator Musing

Hi! Welcome. My name is Carlos Mendoza.  This blog is my reflections on 21st century learning.  The goal is to promote/provoke discussions on education.Education needs to be different from its current form to meet the needs of 21st century society.  I am concerned that the reforms and legislations of the last twenty years have not been effective in improving public education.  I am hopeful that the use of innovative technology and new 21st century pedagogy will create the learning systems…See More
Jun 16, 2011

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Silverado High School/Teacher
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http://educatormusing.blogspot.com/
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Hi! I'm an educator seeking to converse on 21st century learning. I write a blog - Educator Musing. I serve on the board of a local public elementary school district in California. I'm working on a Ph.D in Education specializing in e-learning.

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Educator Musing: Commercial Markets Determining The Future Of Schooling

Posted on July 20, 2011 at 8:51am 0 Comments

“Capitalism is the worst economic system in the world – except for everything else we’ve tried.”

 Pat Dorsey – MorningStar.com

 

Ambient Insight, founded in 2004, is an international market research firm that uses predictive analytics to identify revenue opportunities for global eLearning and Mobile…

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Educator Musing: Failing To Make The NCLB Cut

Posted on July 13, 2011 at 12:11am 0 Comments

"The law has created dozens of ways for schools to fail and very few ways to help them succeed. We should get out of the business of labeling schools as failures and create a new law that is fair and flexible and focused on the schools and students most at risk."

U.S. Department of Education Secretary – Arne Duncan

 

It’s all about the test scores. …

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Educator Musing: We Can Have Teachers Without Borders Part 3

Posted on July 8, 2011 at 4:53pm 0 Comments

Location! Location! Location!
What Does Location, Location, Location Mean?
It means identical homes can increase or decrease in value due to location. It's repeated three times for emphasis, and so you will remember the phrase. It's the number one rule in real estate, and it's often the most overlooked rule. The best locations are those in…
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Educator Musing: McGraw-Hill and 360Ed Partnered To Create A Spark

Posted on June 30, 2011 at 11:30pm 1 Comment

“Today’s world is very different from the world baby boomers like me grew up in.  Is it a wonder, then, that by high school, very often both good students and bad ones, rich ones and poor ones, don’t much like school?”

            James Paul Gee – Author of What Video Games Have To Teach Us About Learning and Literacy

 

 “Research and experience have already shown that…

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