Another photo illustrating classroom technology in different cultures.
A few miles from the New Mexico border, in Chromo, Colorado:
Difficult to tell how many rooms; it could have had up to four classrooms at one point, I reckon. The belfry is still there, but the bell is long gone — a prize for some scavenger if it was not removed for re-use, or for a museum.
Bigger windows that many modern schools, windows students could use to actually look outdoors. Modern school architects seem to want students to be unaffected by the outdoors, or light from outdoors, often.
Was this a standard design, or does “standard school” refer to the program of instruction offered?
There were a few homes and farms close by. The community has always been small. How many students learned to read, learned how to handle numbers, read the greats of American history and literature in these walls? Who were they, and where did they go?
How big a mark can a school, or a teacher, actually make?
- John Little taught 24 students in this building, in 1950; great stories; he writes that it is a one-room schoolhouse, then serving eight grades (don’t miss his photo of the teacher’s home, or cabin)
- Prairie Sagebrush Award 2011, at Sage to Meadow (featuring more photos of the school)
- Chromo School resides on the Colorado Registry of Historic Places, in Archuleta County; “Chromo School, US Hwy. 84, State Register 6/12/1996, 5AA.1907; The 1922 Chromo School served the area’s children from 1922 to 1954, and it continues to function as a community center. The concrete structure is a well preserved example of a rural school complex that also includes a teacherage and privy. Its design is reminiscent of local Hispanic architecture.” Teacherage?
- Nice photo with horses, at Desert Marmot
- Ghostroad Images has nice black and white photos for sale (see 3/32)
Gaza got bombed 97 years ago when the British seized it, in World War I.
In the 21st century, things have not changed enough for the people who live in the area.
But, really: See what some students put up with, just to learn?
We usually had enough chairs in Dallas. Usually.
Those kids don’t have any.
“Technology is a tool, not a learning outcome,” Bill Ferriter says. He’s right, of course.
Tip of the old scrub brush to April Niemela
- The Best Advice On Using Education Technology (larryferlazzo.edublogs.org)
- Learning Out Loud Reshared post from Martin Cisneros: (mwacker.wordpress.com)
- Connecting My Classroom (michellelvidotto.wordpress.com)
- The Best Advice On Using Education Technology (teacherlingo.com)
- Several Useful Resources On Implementing Common Core (larryferlazzo.edublogs.org)
- Must Have List of Common core Checklists for Teachers (educatorstechnology.com)
Try the blogs listed at Teach.com, Teach Make A Difference, in their ranking of teaching blogs.
I’m fascinated at the great teacher resource blogs I don’t see listed; one of the criteria for listing is that at least 50% of the posts must deal with education.
Consequently, it tends to be pedantically-oriented towards classroom technique, with a great diminution of education management and especially policy and politics, which are greater problems in education today, for my money (and lack of money, too).
You will find a lot of useful stuff there.
Was I right? Lots of useful stuff?
Another video from super teacher CGPGrey, right up our Texas alley, on the issue of Texas secession:
Minor error: No provision I can find in any Texas Constitution to allow Texas to split. Language to allow a territory to split into as many as five states was pretty standard for new U.S. territories organized during the 19th century; but that didn’t carry over to the Texas Constitution approved by Congress, not in a unilateral way. One needs to recall that when Texas entered the Union, it carried with it lands that eventually became parts of New Mexico, Colorado, Oklahoma and Wyoming — which was part of the scruff with Mexico, which led to the U.S.-Mexico war of 1846 to 1848.
Still a teacher from another state demonstrates a much clearer conception of Texas history and state and federal law than some of the nutcases in Texas. That so many Texans hold so many false perceptions of law and Texas history is an indictment of Texas education, and Texas’s governor and legislature.
You also should check out:
- “One more time: No, Texas cannot secede; no, Texas can’t split itself (2012 edition)“
- “Texas secessionists ecstatic, over what they don’t know“
And, while we’re thinking about it, did you ever comment on the Digital Aristotle concept, which first introduced this blog to Mr. Grey?
- Can Texas Secede from The Union? (cgpgrey.com)
- The other, erroneous view: Fact check: Texas has both the legal and moral right to secede from a corrupt union (sgtreport.com)
- Texas conservatives want to secede, be more like Russia (allianceforanidiotfreeamerica.wordpress.com)