Liz Gannes

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Coursera Aims to Help Teach K-12 Teachers to Teach

So, how will MOOCs reach kids? By teaching their teachers. Coursera said today it had partnered with seven schools of education as well as multiple museums in order to provide K-12 teachers and parents with free courses on “content development, the common core curriculum, teaching through tinkering, character education, and implementing flipped and blended learning strategies.”


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus