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Guardian Education Centre: secondary school workshops

theguardian.com - All links and information in this article are current as of 14 May 2015. All secondary school workshops are free of charge. Full day workshops run from 10am-2.30pm and two hour after school worksho...

Promises to My Learners as a Maker Educator

Shared by Kathleen Ralf

usergeneratededucation.wordpress.com - I used to teach a graduate course in professional ethics for the educator. One of the assignments I did is have these inservice educators develop a list of promises to their students. I asked them ...

Integrated Learning: Broadcasting and Social Studies

Shared by LeslieAWhite1

edutopia.org - High Tech High School encourages vocational and academic teachers to collaborate and integrate as they can. Sometimes this is done across the grade level, so that the 11th grade math teacher is wor...

Climbing Rungless Ladders

Shared by John Chase

vigornotrigor.wordpress.com - Talk with most ed reformers about the importance of the Common Core and many will bring up the need for higher learning standards and more academic rigor in the classroom. Unfortunately, misguided ...

The Problem with Teacher PD and How to Solve It

Shared by Beth Still

fractuslearning.com - We have all sat through required professional development that had no impact on us. The problem with PD is that we don’t have enough choice, we don’t have enough time, and it doesn’t always meet ou...

An Open Letter From Your Adjunct Professor

Shared by Kevin Levin

huffingtonpost.com - We meditated together, cried together, struggled together, learned together. Thank you for cultivating your curiosity as, class after class, we dove into The Pen and the Bell: Mindful Writing in a ...

American Kids Are Poorer Than They Were Decades Ago, Education Report Shows

Shared by John Chase

huffingtonpost.com - Poverty, which affects a growing number of American students, begins its negative impact on learning as early as the beginning of kindergarten, according to a National Center for Education Statisti...

Dear Hillary - 2015 Version

Shared by Dave Zirkle

danielskatz.net - You have been a declared candidate for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States since April of this year. While your campaign for the nomination is quite new, many in the press ...

The Life Cycle of Student Work

gowhereyougrow.wordpress.com - What is the life cycle of student work in your class? Does it look like this? When was the last time that a student ran into your class eager to go through a pile of student work? It is my fervant ...

CIPA, COPPA, and FERPA Beyond Digital Citizenship

Shared by Amanda Dykes

upsidedown.edublogs.org - Hey everyone! I’m back, I hope! It has been a busy end of school year! I never imagined it could be busier than actually being in the classroom, but it is! I have a few flights over the next few da...

You Draw It: How Family Income Affects Children’s College Chances

Shared by Rob Townsend

nytimes.com - Now let’s get to the reason for this exercise: Reality forms a remarkably straight line. We asked you to take the trouble to draw a line because we think doing so makes you think carefully about th...

What's the best lesson you taught this year?

edutopia.org - I know teachers work their tails off all the time, but, sometimes, the stars align and you have a near-perfect day, where the kids are on point, the prep was done just right, and everything runs sm...

Free Technology for Teachers: Create Animated Videos and Presentations at the Same Time on Wideo

freetech4teachers.com - Create Animated Videos and Presentations at the Same Time on Wideo Wideo is a neat service for creating animated, Common Craft style videos in your web browser. I've been using and talking about th...

Why Schools Need Tech Specialists

teachercast.net - Click and wait, is that on the standards?  There is something going on with the router, or the wireless access point.  It is bad.  This is the opposite of the work I love to post.  This is me prepp...

World History Teachers Blog: Add Sound and Annimation to a Google Drive Presentation

Shared by Ken Halla

worldhistoryeducatorsblog.blogspot.com - One of our teachers just asked me how to add sound to a Google Drive presentation. I like this tutorial explaining the answer as it shows how you can actually go to a specific spot in a video. Ther...

New federal report: more poor kids, more charters, higher test scores - LA School Report

laschoolreport.com - There are more children living in poverty today than there were two decades ago. Charter schools are ubiquitous, popping up in more neighborhoods all over the country. And the achievement gap betwe...

World History Teachers Blog: Student Videos for Review

Shared by Ken Halla

worldhistoryeducatorsblog.blogspot.com - Today, my students reviewed some important events in different periods of history between 1500 and the present by creating short documentaries with their phones. I assigned groups of students an im...

This researcher asked kids what's wrong with U.S. schools. Here are their ideas.

Shared by Todd Beach

upworthy.com - This is true even if we take it one state at a time—no single state, no matter how wealthy or small, matches the top scoring countries. And yet, the U.S. spends more per student than many other cou...

Being a Connected Educator Is...

Shared by TerryHoganson

fractuslearning.com - In 2000, I began my career in education. At that point in time, it was just that, a career. I did the job. I went to school, worked with students, and went home to grade papers and write lesson pla...

State Historian Weible On Upcoming History Conference

newyorkhistoryblog.org - When the 36th annual Conference on New York State History convenes at Niagara University on June 18-20, 2015, it will once again provide a forum for all of New York’s historians to discuss their wo...

LeadLearner: The 4 Stages of Failure

Shared by TerryHoganson

leadlearner2012.blogspot.com - The 4 Stages of Failure I really enjoy Justin Tarte's twitter feed as there is always a plethora of ideas and thoughts to apply to my practice.  This weekend, Justin pushed out this comparison betw...

World History Teachers Blog: Quizlet Reviews for WHI

Shared by Ken Halla

worldhistoryeducatorsblog.blogspot.com - My WHI students have their state exam next week.  Here is our review sheet.  But if you want Quizlet questions, here is the mother lode as it breaks down the entire content into each unit complete ...

Whose Culture? Whose Curriculum?

ibiologystephen.wordpress.com - Denis Lawton, in Class, Culture and the Curriculum (1975), defines culture as everything that has been created by humans in society, including tools, technology, language, literature, attitudes and...

Making Black Lives Matter in Classrooms: The Power of Teachers to Change the World

Shared by Ryan Folmer

huffingtonpost.com - On Saturday, May 16, 2015, NYU Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools held a conference titled, Race, Rights, and Responsibility: What Educators Can Do to Help...

First Video Blog Now Online

readingsuperintendent.wordpress.com - I am pleased to post our first official Reading Public School video blog.  This semi regular video segment will highlight some of what is happening in our school district.  This week’s segment was ...

Showing Up

Shared by Molly Myers

blogs.edweek.org - Teaching is a relationship, and the first rue of relationships is that you have to show up. Take it from a previously-divorced guy. You cannot maintain a relationship through proxies, in absentia, ...

Scholarship fund for undocumented students launches fundraising drive

Shared by Molly Myers

washingtonpost.com - TheDream.US, the nation’s largest scholarship fund for immigrant youths who entered the country illegally as children, is embarking on a campaign to raise at least $30 million to help undocumented ...

Legislators Respond to Concerns About SBAC

Shared by Brian Forte

blogcea.org - Legislators today demonstrated they are listening to the concerns of teachers, students, and parents by rolling out Substitute Senate Bill 1095 that eliminates the SBAC exam for 11th graders and es...

Houston’s Learning Curve

Shared by Ed Darrell

politico.com - The first time Madelinne Gomez journeyed from San Pedro Sula, Honduras, to Houston it was 2008 and she was 8 years old. Madelinne’s father had been killed when she was four and she hoped to rejoin ...

Heights student instills ‘confidence’ in peers

Shared by Gina Daniels

newarkadvocate.com - PATASKALA – High school, for many students, is about growing and preparing for the next step in life, whether that step involves college, the military or a real-world job. Licking Heights High Scho...

Road to the White House: One Superintendent’s Tech Journey

content.easybib.com - At Imagine Easy Solutions, where we build reading and writing products for schools around the United States, we love to see innovation in the classroom and learn from the top innovators in the coun...

The Learning Gap Infographic | Best Education I...

scoop.it - The Learning Gap Infographic presents the difference between learning hours spent of middle class kids and kids born into poverty. Middle class kids have likely spent 6,000 more hours learning than...

Education commissioner-elect tours Albany school

Shared by smccarville

legislativegazette.com - MaryEllen Elia, the new state education commissioner-elect, talking with 1st grade students during her tour of the Pine Hills Elementary School in Albany on Wednesday. Elia was unanimously voted in...

Teacher training applications fall 12%

Shared by ed_podesta

tes.co.uk - The number of people applying for teacher training courses has slumped by 12 per cent over the past year. Figures from university admissions body Ucas reveal a sharp drop in the number of applicati...

Memo: 10-year voucher expansion could shift up to $800M from school districts : Wsj

host.madison.com - Up to $800 million could be spent over the next 10 years to expand the taxpayer-funded statewide school voucher program as proposed by GOP lawmakers, according to a new legislative memo. The statew...

Memo: State voucher expansion could cost up to $800M over 10 years : Wsj

host.madison.com - An expanded statewide taxpayer-funded school voucher program could cost up to $800 million over the next 10 years, according to a new legislative memo. The current statewide voucher program is capp...

Grant Wiggins, Who Inspired Shifts in Classroom Instruction, Dead at 64

Shared by Charlie Marsh

blogs.edweek.org - Friend and intellectual opponent alike, Wiggins didn't pull his punches. "He came, over the last several years, to embrace an opportunity to facilitate serious and spirited discourse about educatio...

Teachers, students size up new civics test requirement

channel3000.com - Last week, the state budget committee approved a new test that requires high schoolers to pass a civics exam, in order to graduate. While some students may look at it as just another test, their te...

Florida's Hiatus on Third Grade Retention a Good Start

Shared by Ed Darrell

huffingtonpost.com - Lawmakers in Florida recently took a step in the right direction when they voted to put on hold a section of the state's longstanding education reform policy. For the first time since 2003, parents...

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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