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Honor Leonard Nimoy by embracing what Spock stood for: logic

Oh, Spock, it was always you. It was you we needed. Captain Kirk and Mr. Sulu and Lt. Uhuru, they were great, but you were the glue that held that iconic TV show and all the movies that followed together.

You were the one who made sense of things. You were the voice of science. Of logic.

You didn’t yell or hurl invectives. You calmly evaluated a wrong-headed idea and rendered judgment: “Highly illogical.”

And you leave us now, just when it seems we need logic the most.
Oh, Spock, it was always you. It was you we needed. Captain Kirk and Mr. Sulu and Lt. Uhuru, they were great, but you were the glue that held that iconic TV show and all the movies that followed together.
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One of the nation's top quants argues at the Department of Education that remediation toward proficiency is the wrong focus for American schools. Gallup's research suggests that successful people (including teachers and students) focus on finding individual strengths (not deficits) and then invest disproportionate time and energy on developing those strengths to a high level. Busteed says, "The most successful people are NOT 'well rounded,' but their teams are." We should focus on talent development and cultivating what George Siemens calls "connected specialization."
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Slides for Session 1 of "Increasing Engagement: Lessons Gifted Education Can Learn from Social Networks:
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Now that I have access to Google Drive, I've been cleaning out my archive of Google Docs. Part of this is involving opening "Untitled" documents to decide if I should trash them or give them proper titles and organize them.

Over the last year or so, I've been faced with creating a number of new courses and workshops. On several occasions (based on the number of untitled drawings I have in Google Docs), I must have thought, "maybe it would help to map this out visually."

Almost all of these drawings, however, were clearly quickly abandoned. (Mostly so quickly that I don't even know what they were about.)

Here's the best illustrative example. I have no recollection why I started this drawing, but revisiting it this morning cracked me up.

Thanks, #GoogleDrive and #GoogleDocs Drawings, for confronting me with my own thought products and helping me realize that I'm really not a "visual thinker" after all.
Account Options>. Sign in · Documents settings · Report abuse. Untitled drawing. Comments. Share. File. View. Help.
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Probably :) But you'll never miss what's missing.
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This issue deserves much more attention than it gets.
 
For the first time in recent history, a majority of students in U.S. public schools are low-income, according to an analysis of federal data.

ETS is a sponsor of our social-media posts in January.
It's a continuation of a trend that's been building for years and a "defining moment" for the U.S. education system, which must find ways to confront the barriers poverty creates for academic achievement in order to thrive, an analysis says.
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Slides from "Beyond Content Delivery: Thinking with the Web" at the 2013 #NAGC  Convention. 
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Is it wrong to read "The Last Print Issue" of Newsweek online?
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you might want to frame the last print issue and place it on your wall!
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How much has the suffix "palooza" drifted in our culture? I've spent part of my morning exploring "Education Datapalooza featuring Secretary Arne Duncan." http://1.usa.gov/TY6o6o  I wonder if Perry Farrell would be proud of this. 
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My slides for the Ohio Association for Gifted Children Fall Conference on "Linked Leadership: The Role of Technology in Gifted Education Leaders' Approached to Informed Decision Making" #gifted   #oagc2012  
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Here are the slides (including links to additional resources) from my presentation this morning on "The Future of Intelligence in a Networked World" at the Hormel Gifted and Talented Education Symposium. (Just tap on the slides to pull up the bullet points and play videos.)

Thanks to all who came to the session. 
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I hope all went well! :-)
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Educator, technophile, dog person.
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  • Bowling Green State University
    Leadership Studies, 2012
  • University of Central Missouri
    Education, 1992 - 1997
  • University of Glamorgan
  • Purdue University
    Educational Psychology - Gifted Education, 1999 - 2002
  • Belton High School
    1992
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