Monthly Archives: January 2010

Jan. 29, 2010

Are Kids Under 13 Being Left Out? Maybe Not.

Those of you working with students under the age of 13 have probably found that the terms of service of many sites you would like to use with students specifically state that anyone under the age of 13 are strictly prohibited from using their sites. For example, if you look at the terms of service for Ning ( ), you will find the following:

The Ning Platform is not directed to children younger than 13 and is offered only to users 13 years of age or older. If you are under 13 years old, please do not use the Ning […]

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Jan. 18, 2010

NL News: January 18, 2010

Visit this link for the January 18th, 2010 edition of  November Learning News. In this issue, we invite you to:

  • Learn more about BLC10 keynoter Rahaf Harfoush.
  • Contribute to Alan’s upcoming book, Students as Contributors: The Digital Learning Farm.
  • Learn more about and schedule an NL Mini-Conference at your school or in your district.
  • Contribute to Haiti relief efforts.

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Jan. 15, 2010

Alan November Featured in Curriculum 21

Alan November has a chapter in Heidi Hayes Jacobs newly released book Curriculum 21: Essential Education for a Changing World. Through his contribution, Alan discusses how educators can rethink control in their classrooms by introducing new roles for developing empowered learners.

In this book, World-renowned curriculum designer Heidi Hayes Jacobs leads an all-star cast of education thought leaders who explain:

  • Why K–12 curriculum has to change to reflect new technologies and a globalized world.
  • What to keep, what to cut, and what to create to reflect 21st century learning skills.
  • Where portfolios and new kinds of assessments fit […]

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Jan. 14, 2010

Consider Supporting Relief Efforts in Haiti

In support of the tragic event and ongoing relief efforts in Haiti, we urge you to consider making a donation to the American Red Cross.

According to the American Red Cross:

Countless requests have come from people wanting to help.  The best way to do that is to make a donation to the American Red Cross International Response Fund at or by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS. Donors can designate their gifts to Haiti relief.  Donations to the International Response Fund allows the American Red Cross to respond to global […]

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