Mark Barnes

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I Don’t Get Digital Badges

I Don’t Get Digital Badges<p>Digital badges appear to becoming the next, “new” thing in education. What follows is a description of digital badges as …

Joshua Prager: In search for the man who broke my neck

In search of the man who broke my neck

When Joshua Prager was 19, a devastating bus accident left him a hemiplegic. He returned to Israel twenty years later to find the driver who turned …

Education: Collections - Routledge

Google Keep vs. OneNote vs. Evernote: We name the note-app winner

Google shook things up last week when it dusted off its old Notebook service and relaunched it as Keep. Google's new software muscles in on the space currently dominatedbyMicrosoft OneNote and Evernote, two note-taking apps that save your text, Web links, photos, audio recordings, and more, helping …

The Right to Thrive: Connected Learning at the Digital Edge

A few months ago, I interviewed a former high school teacher and asked him what his hope was for the digital media and learning community in 2013. …

High School

The Next Generation of Online Learning Platforms

Online education continues to grow at a stunning rate, with kindergarten through 12th grade programs expected to rise an additional 30% yearly. At …

Manti Te'o's NFL Draft Stock Is Soaring For A Completely Irrational Reason

While 0.1 seconds doesn't sound like much, ESPN commentator and former Indianapolis Colts GM Bill Polian says it means everything.<p>Here's what he wrote on ESPN Insider today:<p>"It's true that in the overall player evaluation process for the NFL draft, a 40-yard dash time is just one number. But to NFL …

Conflicting Reports Surround Colt McCoy's Future with Cleveland Browns

Link to Media<p>It's unclear as to whether Colt McCoy will be a member of the Cleveland Browns next season.<p><b>UPDATE: Thursday, March 28 at 9:38 a.m. ET by Patrick Clarke</b><p>According to <i>The Plain Dealer</i>'s Mary Kay Cabot (via Twitter), the Browns have no plans to release Colt McCoy this offseason but are …

Football (U.S.)

Most Surprising Outcomes in Forbes' 2013 MLB Team Valuations

On Tuesday, <i>Forbes Magazine</i> released its 2013 MLB team valuations report, an annual look at each team's overall worth.<p><i>Forbes</i> uses a variety of factors to give an accurate accounting of each team's value, including operating expenses, revenue, broadcasting fees and value related to MLB Advanced Media.<p>…

Baseball

Matt Barkley Pro Day Results: QB Didn't Help Draft Stock During Throwing Session

Link to Media<p>Matt Barkley had a chance to prove his doubters wrong at his pro day on Wednesday, but the quarterback failed to accomplish that goal.<p>Heading into the scouting process, the biggest concern about Barkley as a pro quarterback was his arm strength—or lack thereof. He did little to dispel …

Football (U.S.)

Lee Westwood hopes 'brilliant' new short game will deliver Masters glory

It is to Lee Westwood's credit that there has been no bigger critic of his infamously ropey short game than the man himself. With the Masters now …

Shaka Smart Staying on as VCU Rams Head Coach

Link to Media<p>Shaka is staying at VCU. I’m sorry Minnesota Golden Gopher basketball fans, but ESPN's Andy Katz is reporting that Shaka Smart is staying on as the head coach of Virginia Commonwealth. Those reports are stating that Shaka Smart’s new deal with VCU will keep him as the Rams head coach …

VCU Rams

Tim Tebow's Mechanical Tweaks Will Improve Chances of NFL Success

Link to Media<p>Tim Tebow’s NFL career hasn’t mirrored the success he experienced in his college career at Florida. While the polarizing quarterback has shown the ability to win on football’s biggest stage, he hasn’t been given the chance to put it all together.<p>Tebow joined the New York Jets last …

NFL

Can LA Lakers Make 2013 NBA Playoffs Without Metta World Peace?

Link to Media<p>In a Los Angeles Lakers season that has seen more than its share of dramatic ups and downs, the latest injury to Metta World Peace could, surprisingly, be the reason LA ultimately falls short of a postseason berth.<p>According to the <i>Orange County Register's</i> Kevin Ding:<p>It really shouldn't …

Basketball