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How the blackboard got its name

The original blackboard was just that — boards painted black. Writing could be done with chalk and wiped off or washed off. In education’s current enthusiasm for video prjectio units and PowerPoint, we need to remember that the blackboard approach to teaching can allow for more interaction with the class and more spontaneity for the […]

Competition at universities not limited to athletics

Yet another buyout/takeover in the educational arena. According to today’s Wired Campus from The Chronicle of Higher Education, Blackboard Inc. plans to purchase Angel learning, another online course-management company. UF’s course-management system initially was WebCT. But then WebCT was purchased by Blackboard. The Poynter Institute’s course-management system for NewsU has been Angel, which I had […]

Little Greenbrier School was school destination for children growing up in the area that became the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Learnin’ and education The children of the Smokies had many learning opportunities — how to churn butter, plant crops, make clothes, gather honey from hives, and preserve meat. But the families in the Smokies wanted their children to have the kind of learning that happens in a structured school setting. Little Greenbrier School began holding […]