The United Nations– History and Core Ideas

Scaling Up Success

“Scaling Up Success tackles one of the greatest challenges facing school districts: How do we take successful programs and best practices serving a few classrooms or students and scale them up to serve schools throughout the district? Using innovations in technology as an example, the essays take a thoughtful and well-documented look at the issues facing districts and the ways in which scaling up can be accomplished. This book brings together some of the best education authors and researchers and provides a compelling study on how districts can scale up technology-based educational innovations as well as for how any innovation or policy might be spread to every student and school.”

–Thomas W. Payzant, superintendent, Boston Public Schools

“A thoughtful and important update on the power and potential of information technology in education, and a must-read for anyone wondering if the computer revolution can and should make it to our nation’s classroom.”

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From Digital Divide to Digital Opportunity (with Dr. A Kuttan)

“In this information age, education and Internet are apt equalizers that empower the disadvantaged. At a time when we need to provide digital opportunities for everyone, this book lays out a game plan that blends wisdom, compassion and practical experience.”

— Jack Kemp, Former HUD Secretary and Co-Founder, Empower America

“This important book highlights ways the ‘digital divide’ goes well beyond issues of access. The authors provide insights into interactive media that empower the dispossessed and aid all people to ‘find their voices’.”

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Children’s Learning in a Digital World

“Meeting the needs of the vulnerable learner: The role of the teacher in bridging the gap between informal and formal learning using digital technologies” (essay)

“The section on informal learning concludes with an essay by Laurence Peters in which it is argued that informal learning is an important technique in education especially for vulnerable learners. He illustrates how Indian children informally self teach each other how to use computers in a public space in town. The main advantage that Peters sees of informal learning over classroom learning is that students aren’t hindered by notions that they are not ‘spellers’ or can’t do math. They can engage in spontaneous learning free of self-sabotaging labels.” Matt Gers, Metapsychology Online Reviews

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Leave Something of Yourself Behind! Why You Must Tell Your Lifestory and How You Need to Start Today.

Presents an inspirational guide to why you need to tell your story, the benefits for doing so in terms of your own mental health and enjoyment as well as the steps that you might take to begin either a traditional memoir or a video or digital portrait of your life.

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