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An Irreplaceable Replacement, This Sub Gets The Job Done

Shared by MindShift

npr.org - One of the toughest jobs in education is the substitute teacher. The pay is low, schedules are unpredictable and respect can be hard to come by. But because the average teacher missed 11 days of sc...

Favorite Tech Tools For Social Studies Classes

Shared by Tami Brass

ww2.kqed.org - Educators are looking for ways to help students participate in a digital world, but the choices for digital engagement in the classroom can be overwhelming. Many teachers have little to no money to...

How to Get the Most Out of Student-Owned Devices in Any Classroom

ww2.kqed.org - Allowing students to bring their own devices to class can be a cost-effective way to quickly get access to the internet and to the many useful tools those devices carry. But students don’t always g...

Happiness Is a Post-Standardized-Test World

Shared by Pasi Sahlberg

blogs.edweek.org - Note: Rick is taking a hiatus while he's off talking about his new book, The Cage-Busting Teacher. Meanwhile, this week's guest posts will be written by Lily Eskelsen García (@Lily_NEA), president ...

EdPuzzle | UKEdChat - Supporting the Education Community

Shared by Joe Dale

ukedchat.com - Website: edpuzzle.com Description: A superb site where you can crop YouTube & other online videos, add audio messages and quiz questions which provide individual assessment feedback to check unders...

6 Teaching Strategies to Model Learning

teachhub.com - I remember Mr. Ford. One day during my freshman year in biology, Mr. Ford walked in. He was a substitute. “Hi everybody. I’m Mr. Ford. Mrs. Phillips will be out for the next two weeks and I’ll be h...

Ask a Tween: What Is Dating Like?

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theatlantic.com - Share on Facebook Tweet http://www.theatlantic.com/video/index/393947/what-is-dating-like/ Ask a Tween What Is Dating Like? May 22, 2015 | 6-part series Video by The Atlantic In this installment of...

Summer Reading List: 5 Books on Professional Development

edutopia.org - The summer is almost here. If you are like most educators, this is when you find the time to read your "teacher books" and learn about all those exciting strategies and resources that will give you...

If websites were people and started dating [video]

Shared by Guy Kawasaki

holykaw.alltop.com - This video will win you over after the first five seconds. Go on, try it. The Instagram girl perfectly captures what Instagram would be if it were a person.

Selective High Schools Work Together to Diversify Student Population

blogs.edweek.org - Many selective high schools do not reflect the demographic makeup of their districts. Narrow admissions policies and lack of awareness among potential students are among the reasons that leaders sa...

High School Senior Suspended On Last Day Of School Over Dress Length

huffingtonpost.com - An Idaho high school senior is speaking out after she was suspended with just minutes left in the school year because of a dispute about the length of her dress. West Side High School senior Evette...

What Summer Can Be--for Students and Teachers

blogs.edweek.org - This post is by Adam Carter, team lead for Academics at Summit Public Schools. In one month, Summit Preparatory Charter School, our flagship campus, will come alive with the buzz of hundreds of edu...

Teachers Have No Voice or Choice in Testing, So Why Would They Support It?

blogs.edweek.org - This is the fourth of a four-part conversation on the opt-out movement. As a 5th grade teacher whose students recently completed 11 days of grueling, federally mandated high-stakes testing, I find ...

Coding Creativity: Winning #makewonder Student Coding Videos

blogs.edweek.org - Jennie Magiera is the digital-learning coordinator for the Academy for Urban School Leadership, a network of 29 Chicago Public Schools. She previously taught math to 4th and 5th graders. As an Appl...

Jeb Bush Speaks Out: Talking education policy with Florida’s former governor

educationnext.org - Fifteen years ago, Florida governor Jeb Bush signed into law an ambitious education reform package. The A+ Plan for Education package made Florida the first state to assign to schools grades A thro...

How Can I Create and Implement Podcasting In My Classroom?

teachercast.net - Jeffrey Bradbury, the creator of TeacherCast.net and TeacherCast University is a highly respected educational consultant. He has presented at ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education...

Website Grader

offers.schoolwires.com - Schoolwires is dedicated to K-12 education, and to the people who are part of every local school community—students, families, teachers, administrators, and supporters of education. From the beginn...

Illness Made This Teen Miss Her Prom, So Her Brother Staged A Second One

huffingtonpost.com - Thanks to her big brother, and the generosity of her community and friends, one Fountain City, Wisconsin teen recently got to experience the joys of prom -- even though she was unable to attend her...

Digital Learning Report Card 2014

edexcellence.net - When the Foundation for Excellence in Education released its first “Digital Learning Report Card” in 2011, the state-by-state outlook for ed-tech innovation was worrying. Twenty-one states received...

Special Report on Early Literacy - Education Week

edweek.org - This Education Week special report takes a wide-ranging look at new efforts to address the challenges of early-grades reading instruction, particularly in light of the waning influence of the feder...

The American Dream in crisis: A conversation with Robert Putnam

edexcellence.net - Last week, Fordham hosted Robert Putnam for a discussion of his new book Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis, which argues that a growing opportunity gap is leaving many American children behind...

Selective High Schools Struggle to Diversify Enrollments

edweek.org - To make the competitive Pre-Collegiate STEM Academy at Middleton High School reflect the economic and racial diversity of her urban district in Tampa, Fla., Principal Kim D. Moore says it takes a c...

NCEE » Statistic of the Month: Teachers’ Salaries, Class Size and Teaching Time

Shared by HargreavesBC

ncee.org - This year’s edition of the OECD’s annual report Education at a Glance offers new insight into what factors influence how education systems invest in teachers. This data looks at how each country sp...

Unintended Innovations » More Than A Tech

morethanatech.com - Placing a device in the hands of every child in grades 3-12 has been a tremendously positive experience for the vast majority of our students, staff, and parents. We have seen the many of the same ...

5 Ways to Assess Joy - Brilliant or Insane

brilliant-insane.com - There’s been a lot of talk about teaching and learning with vision in my world over the last few years, and the importance of inspiring joyful learning has been a part of each of these conversation...

Parent Trigger Testimony: A One-way Street to Private Control #SB14

cloakinginequity.com - Parent Trigger is a one-way street to non-democratic, private control of our public schools. During the last round of Parent Trigger law attempts, I wrote about it in the posts Parent trigger laws:...

ASCD EDge - Characteristics Of A Culture of Learning

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edge.ascd.org - Millions of students struggle with schooling (Below the Surface: Solving the Hidden Graduation Rate Crisis, 2015, Alliance for Excellent Education). Classrooms were designed in the 1950’s and many ...

8 ways to improve your digital teaching | eSchool News

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eschoolnews.com - Ed. note: Innovation In Action is a new monthly column from the International Society of Technology in Education focused on exemplary practices in education. We all remember that one dedicated teac...

Nice Online "Summer Reading Challenge" From Curriculet

Shared by Drew Minock

larryferlazzo.edublogs.org - Curriculet is is a site I’ve sometimes used for advanced ELLs and mainstream students. It provides higher level stories, books, and “units” in English and Social Studies, and ready-made exercises a...

Academic and Research Director at EdX (Cambridge, MA)

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edsurge.com - Be the voice of the educator for edX. This role will be instrumental in aiding our partners, who are ready to push the envelope, in bringing their concepts for new courses to edX. As an experienced...

Going Beyond the Standards

Shared by Pernille Ripp

pernillesripp.com - I sat in my empty classroom on Monday, spring break just started, and looked at what I have to cover in quarter four of 7th grade English.  What the standards tell me a 7th grader needs to know.  G...

Homework vs. No Homework Is the Wrong Question

Shared by Heather Cash

edutopia.org - The real question we should be asking is, "What do we believe should happen after the end of the school day to help ensure that students retain what they have learned and are primed to learn more?"...

The Challenge Of Personalizing Learning In Real-Time

Shared by Pernille Ripp

teachthought.com - The Challenge Of Personalizing Learning In Real-Time The conversation on the need to use student achievement data in education is fast-tracking its importance in today’s classrooms. But with so muc...

Skaffl Mobile Learning Platform

Shared by Monica Burns

classtechtips.com - Skaffl is a mobile learning platform for classrooms with access to one to one iPad technology.  Whether students use the same devices everyday or share them with other classes in a cart, Skaffl wor...

Flipgrid: Need Responses from the GEC Community

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globaleducationconference.com - I'm using a cool tool called Flipgrid to elicit responses from the GEC community. You do not need to have a Flipgrid account to respond to my Flipgrids. If you have technical issues, take a look at...

5 ways to combat teacher stress in the classroom

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mrkempnz.com - In December last year I was honoured to be named in Huffington Posts Top 12 Global Education Blogs of 2014. The bloggers on this list have been asked to contribute to Huffington Post’s Education bl...

University Inc.

aft.org - The president is a CEO. The strategic plan bristles with marketing schemes and business partnerships. Corporations are installing offices and think tanks on campus, staffing them with administrator...

Technology and Ethics: Essential Graduation Requirements

Shared by Phil Taylor

blogs.edweek.org - Technology, in its infancy, was an extraordinary advance for schools. Mainframes were purchased and rooms were set aside and special equipped to house them. They financed the installation of comput...

Why I Do the Same Student Projects Over Again

Shared by Pernille Ripp

spencerideas.org - I once gave the advice to new teachers that they should rip apart their lesson plans at the end of the year. I said something to the extent of "If you're doing the same unit in two years that you w...

My Students Don't Want to Make All the Time And I Am Okay With That

Shared by Pernille Ripp

pernillesripp.com - We seem to think that all students want to just be left alone to make and create.  That if given the choice, the students would love school so much more if we just provided them with big picture go...

Social Entrepreneurship in the Arts

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graphite.org - Social entrepreneurship is a hot topic in education right now. The idea that students can identify and solve social problems isn't new. But as more teachers look for ways to combine in-class learni...

Watch. Connect. Read.: Today's #Kidlit Sticker (2014-2015 School Year Gallery)

Shared by John Schu

mrschureads.blogspot.com - I am working on printables, art lessons and Art lessons! I will send some your way!! Love to see the kids drawing! Oh, how I love Kelly's work! Can't wait for this one! :D Mr. Schu - we just talked...

Classroom clutter–what to keep and what to toss

Shared by Pernille Ripp

thecornerstoneforteachers.com - EP16: Is your classroom overflowing with stuff? Are you holding onto random materials and supplies “just in case” you need them one day? In this episode, you’ll hear how I was once forced to pare d...

History Lesson: Giving Students Freedom to Create Their Own Projects

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edweek.org - In Kentucky, there are end-of-course assessments that count as students’ final exams. Unfortunately, since the testing schedule can place test dates a month away from the end of the school year, te...

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