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Advanced Placement U.S. History Lessons

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edsitement.neh.gov - Introduction  |  Encounters and Beginnings  |  Colonial North America  |  American Revolutionary Era  |  The Early Republic  |  Antebellum America: Transformation of Politics  |  Antebellum America...

Collecting Human Voices With a StoryCorps App

Shared by House Divided

nytimes.com - David Isay is a Guggenheim fellow, a longtime audio documentarian and a voice familiar to anyone who has listened to public radio in the last 15 years. He is also the founder of StoryCorps, a Brook...

How (and Why) You Should Keep Your Students Engaged

Shared by Garth Holman

throughtheeyeofapupil.weebly.com - Earlier this month, I saw a tweet from Alfonso Gonzalez (@educatoral on twitter) saying that "kids who dropout in HS actually became disengaged in middle school." My immediate reaction to this was ...

Should We "Blow Up" the System?

Shared by Mike

michaelkaechele.com - I spent the weekend co-facilitating a workshop on PBL (I am in training in this model). I found the situation to be extraordinary. This was a group of people who will be starting a PBL / STEM schoo...

Everything To Like About Kevin Carey’s #EndofCollege And Reasons to Pause

medium.com - Carey’s take on higher education disruption is not unique for ignoring politics some people would rather not deal with. Many technological solutions to social problems have a blind spot for politic...

Experienced voices webinar and PD in KY--What a week! 

Shared by Garth Holman

teachersfortomorrow.net - Well today is my first official day of spring break.  My wife and 3 kids had spring break this last week, so we were not able to take a trip this year.  But I have found some ways to stay busy and ...

Free Technology for Teachers: The Week in Review - Keep Calm and Go Skiing

freetech4teachers.com - The Week in Review - Keep Calm and Go Skiing Good morning from the FreeTech4Teachers.com world headquarters in Woodstock, Maine. For a few seconds this morning I thought that this week's week-in-re...

Nancie Atwell Gets It Exactly Right

blogs.edweek.org - At my age, in this still hierarchical time, people often ask me if I'm "passing the torch." I explain that I'm keeping my torch, thank you very much--and I'm using it to light the torches of others...

US History Teachers Blog: National WWII Museum & Teachers

Shared by Ken Halla

ushistoryeducatorblog.blogspot.com - The National WWII Museum is chalk full of goodies for teachers.  For example there is a teacher page as well as a section on Pearl Harbor, Iowa Jima, D-Day, the home front, African Americans and Hi...

Supporting Technology Integration with a Student Driven Help Desk

edsurge.com - In standards-driven schools, students and teachers often find themselves constrained by the regulations and rules instituted by policy-makers and administrators. This is common in any school system...

Learning From the Full Experience

dbceducation.com - This post originally appeared as “The Perfect Person for Imperfect Circumstances” on my EdWeek Teacher blog, Road Trips in Education, on March 18, 2015. My friend and colleague Martha Infante broug...

edtechroundup - TMETRU09

edtechroundup.wikispaces.com - 7pm-9pm Missed it? Don't worry! You can catch relive the experience: Video stream: http://www.justin.tv/clip/0a53a9807983cc4c Tweets tagged #TMETRU09 Photos on Flickrtagged #TMETRU09 Feedback @prim...

Sorry but You're Not a Connected Educator Unless - Brilliant or Insane

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brilliant-insane.com - I pointed to a bright orb in the sky, referring to it as the sun. “The sun?” a woman replied incredulously. “That’s not the sun. It’s just a big light bulb!” Okay, that didn’t really happen, but th...

When the Internet Delivers Its Own Content, What’s Left for the Teacher?

theatlantic.com - Whenever a college student asks me, a veteran high-school English educator, about the prospects of becoming a public-school teacher, I never think it’s enough to say that the role is shifting from ...

Daphne Bramham: B.C. continues its massive restructuring of public education

Shared by Shauna Nero

vancouversun.com - A blunt reading of the B.C. government’s plan for public education is this: Impoverish it, neuter critics (including teachers and elected school trustees) and centralize control. Once control is ce...

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Gazette » “Get Out Of The Way!” Says Principal Powers

gazette.teachers.net - @MrPowersCMS In my youth I believed leading by example was the right model for leadership. In order to get everyone on board you must set the example. I don’t ask people to do that which I am not w...

How Did We Get Into This Mess?: Cult of Compliance: Boy with Down Syndrome Forced to Remove Letter Jacket

thismess.net - Principal forces student with Down syndrome to remove high school letter jacket: http://t.co/9dsd9hxZNC pic.twitter.com/WxLdUQjyaa — USA TODAY Sports (@USATODAYsports) March 27, 2015 USA Today Spor...

The idea you can put a number against a child's ability is flawed and dangerous

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theguardian.com - For the past 14 years Alison Peacock has run an unconventional school. Grades are not the focus; children aren’t told attainment levels and the information is only disclosed if parents ask. As head...

Libraries and Librarians: Essential to Thriving Schools

Shared by Jason Eifling

blogs.edweek.org - I love libraries! I'm composing this blog post in a recently opened library in Palo Alto, and have always loved visiting libraries big and small, in schools and in some of the largest cities in the...

SLJ Reviews Duolingo for Schools | Test Drive

Shared by Heidi Harris

slj.com - Duolingo has just released Duolingo for Schools for grades 6 and up, based on its very appealing free site for foreign language learners. The site hopes to become a top tool for language teachers a...

ASCD EDge - Teach Love

edge.ascd.org - When people find out I'm an English teacher, they typically say one of the following: and of course, "How do you spell (insert 15 syllable word here)?" In short, I don't care about your grammar -- ...

Kids Speak Out on Student Engagement

Shared by Matthew Ochs

edutopia.org - A while back, I was asked, "What engages students?" Sure, I could respond, sharing anecdotes about what I believed to be engaging, but I thought it would be so much better to lob that question to m...

Catherine Cortez Masto: Harry Reid would like Nevada's former attorney general to succeed him.

Shared by Matthew Ochs

slate.com - If Cortez Masto runs, she could be quite competitive. After being term-limited out of the attorney general’s office, she became executive vice chancellor of the Nevada System of Higher Education, w...

Why Kids Should Grade Teachers

Shared by Matthew Ochs

m.theatlantic.com - A decade ago, an economist at Harvard, Ronald Ferguson, wondered what would happen if teachers were evaluated by the people who see them every day—their students. The idea—as simple as it sounds, a...

Why Creativity in the Classroom Matters More Than Ever

edudemic.com - In his popular TED talk, Ken Robinson made the powerful point that most of the students doing work in your classrooms today will be entering a job force that none of you can visualize. That talk is...

As testing opt-out movement grows, so does pushback from schools

washingtonpost.com - (bigstock) As the spring standardized testing season continues, the opt-out movement around the country is growing. The New Jersey Assembly, for example, voted on Thursday to allow parents to opt o...

LA Charter School Teachers Trying To Unionize

Shared by Chuck Green

crooksandliars.com - Charter school teachers in Los Angeles are trying to unionize within one of the largest charter school chains -- Alliance College-Ready schools. After being told by charter school managers that the...

Boy with special needs told to remove varsity letter jacket

Shared by Ed Darrell

msnbc.com - A Kansas mom is outraged after her son, who has special needs, was forced by his school to remove his varsity letter jacket. Jolinda Kelley of Wichita, Kansas, bought a varsity letter for her son M...

mrpotter

I teach High School Social Studies in Western New York. History nerd and tech geek. This is me, not my employer.

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