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How Do Educators Feel About the Student Privacy Debate? From the Floor of ISTE 2015 (EdSurge News)

edsurge.com - With more than 20,000 educators in attendance, ISTE offers a great opportunity to gauge how teachers truly feel about contentious issues making the headlines. Last year we asked how they felt about...

Not How Smart Are You But, How Are You Smart?

Shared by John Chase

vigornotrigor.wordpress.com - “These great thinkers [Gardner, Armstrong ] have proposed a much healthier question regarding intellect, not how smart are you but, How are you smart?…The ways in which you are smart are a part of ...

Start with a Question: How Edtech Entrepreneurs Should Talk to Teachers

kerryhawk02.com - How Edtech Entrepreneurs Should Talk to Teachers Edtech entreprenuers, teachers, and administrators all need one another. Sometimes, however, we are not speaking the same language even though we ar...

How People Around the World Take Exams

Shared by Cameron

theatlantic.com - In America, perhaps all the testing helps explain why “all-nighters” and Adderall abuse are the norm on many college campuses. But there is an unhealthy obsession with acing the test abroad, too. F...

School charges mom $77,000 to access emails about her son

fox4kc.com - GOODRICH, Mich. — A mother said she was given a $77,000 price tag when she tried to get information from her son’s school. She said the school is essentially refusing to honor a request she has eve...

The Students at the Center of Your Education Movement | The Jose Vilson

Shared by Mike

thejosevilson.com - I recently had the pleasure of having brunch with a set of folks whose social justice work I love and respect, one of whom was eventually fired for teaching social justice. I normally start by just...

Dear Future Grade 7 & 8 Students...

brianaspinall.com - My name is Mr. Aspinall and you will be my ninth homeroom class. However you are more than just a number and you are more than just my new students. You will also be my new teachers.   I would like...

STEP Students Witness History at Supreme Court

american.edu - Incoming freshmen Ciera Jeffries, Greg Vives, and Rafael Rivero were cleaning tables and moving furniture when they heard the Supreme Court’s decision on same-sex marriage. “My whole family texted ...

Teacher Bob Sprankle needs your help

youcaring.com - Bob’s special ability to help students tap their own creative energy earned him such accolades as Maine's Technology Teacher of the Year (2005) and made him a sought-after speaker at educational co...

How a one-hour School Edcamp transformed our PD

lauragilchrist4.com - If you’ve been to an edcamp, you get it. You’ve experienced the freedom and joy of choice-based teacher-led learning.  I left my first edcamp in 2012 on a high. I still remember driving back from O...

Can the Maker Movement Infiltrate Mainstream Classrooms?

Shared by Thomas Riddle

ww2.kqed.org - At the White House Maker Faire recently, where President Obama invited “makers” of all ages to display their creations, the  President investigated a robotic giraffe, a red weather balloon and shot...

Kansas Is Becoming A Hard Place To Teach, So Teachers Are Crossing The State Line

kcur.org - In the next couple of years, Kansas education will face some of its most unstable times ever. The Legislature has cut classroom funding. There’s no school finance formula and the the whole system m...

10 Commandments of Innovative Teaching - A.J. Juliani

Shared by Tim Monreal

ajjuliani.com - As a new teacher I remember getting into my classroom for the first time. I set up the space like classrooms I had seen before and enjoyed; I got my lesson plans in order; packed the filing cabinet...

Do Students of Color Need Leaders Who Look Like Them?

nationaljournal.com - When the number of non-white public school students surpassed white students for the first time last year, it made headlines across the country. But few people asked the next natural question: How ...

Teaching With the #CharlestonSyllabus

slj.com - The day after the shootings in Charleston, SC, where a gunman opened fire in the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church and killed nine people during a Bible study, Keisha Blain found ...

Schools minister Nick Gibb: ‘There is no recruitment crisis’

Shared by ed_podesta

schoolsimprovement.net - In his first education interview since the general election, Mr Gibb was asked by TES about school leaders’ increasing difficulty in filling teaching jobs. “I don’t believe there is a crisis,” he s...

Exclusive Interview: Robert Reich on the War Against Teachers and Public Education - CAPITAL & MAIN

capitalandmain.com - It’s no secret that former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich has some misgivings about the direction of the American economy. But the prolific writer, radio commentator and longtime University of C...

Colorado Court Rules Use of Public Funds for Private Schools Is Unconstitutional

Shared by Tim Monreal

nytimes.com - DENVER — Colorado’s highest court on Monday struck down a voucher program that allowed parents in a conservative suburban school district to use taxpayer dollars to send their children to private s...

Teacher Guides for Technology And Learning

Shared by Jason Eifling

globaldigitalcitizen.org - Welcome to the official guide to technology and learning by Edudemic! This part of Edudemic is meant to offer you, the teacher, some of the best and most popular resources available today. We’ve co...

The downside of no downtime for kids

Shared by Ed Darrell

pbs.org - Is a summer packed with science and sports camps, reading assignments and math practice the only responsible choice? Have you failed if your fifth grader isn’t learning to code or build tools with ...

Do Firsts and 2:1s at uni allow students to 'coast' through?

Shared by tony fox

independent.co.uk - In a speech given by the politician yesterday at Universities UK in London, he said he believes that the UK’s standard model of classes of honours is not capable of providing the recognition hardwo...

National Board Remembers Visionary President and CEO Ronald Thorpe

nbpts.org - ARLINGTON, VA—July 1, 2015 — An education leader who called for elevating teaching to the ranks of esteemed professions such as medicine and engineering, Dr. Ronald Thorpe, president and CEO of the...

The Crucial Role of Parental Involvement

Shared by Charlie Marsh

theedadvocate.org - It is beyond any doubt that low-performing schools would benefit from developing strong parent-school partnerships. However, it is not always easy to promote such a culture of shared responsibility...

Who Speaks for Teachers? The Supreme Court Will Have an Opinion

Shared by Jesse Conant

aheadoftheheard.org - This week, the Supreme Court took a case that will ensure the excitement of the last few weeks will continue another term – at least for those in education. SCOTUS has confirmed it will consider Fr...

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