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How to Grab and Keep Girls’ Interest in Computer Coding

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Tina Barseghian

blogs.kqed.org - There’s growing and well-founded concern about the gender gap in science, technology, engineering and math fields, particularly when it comes to women of color. Women’s participation in computer sc...

How Staying Uncomfortable Is The Key To Success - Edudemic

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Edudemic

edudemic.com - As we near the completion of our third year of being a 1:1 tablet school in Burlington, I continue to ponder what is the next step. Glancing in the rearview mirror, it is hard to believe that nearl...

Chrome Smashing: Creating the Inconceivable

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edutopia

edutopia.org - Despite what Apple and Microsoft would like for us to believe, there isn't always "an app for that." Sometimes, it takes multiple tools to complete a process, and this idea becomes abundantly clear...

NAPLAN 2010 Teaching Strategies

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Mike Leander

schools.nsw.edu.au - Understanding and gaining a meaningful message from texts, including multimodal and multiliteracies, involves an interrelationship between reading, writing, listening and viewing (Brock, 1998; Turb...

What's this "Connected Teaching, Learning & Leadership" all about? - Joe Mazza

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Eric Sheninger

leadlearner.com - For the past 4 months, I’ve been working in a new role in my school district building capacity across 2500 teachers, 100 administrators and 13,000 students for connected teaching, learning & leader...

Ed Tech Coaching: Think you're getting recognition for your learning? Think again. #edchat #profdev

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Dr. Justin Tarte

edtechcoaching.org - Image Credit: Edutopia, Thinkstock My father is a former police officer who took up photography when he retired. A few months ago, I asked him when he was going to try a new hobby. "Aren't you an e...

Charter paean disguised as a donors’ guide

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Fordham Institute

edexcellence.net - The Philanthropy Roundtable recently released an exceptional publication produced by an exceptional author. Even though it’s meant to be straightforward guide for donors interested in charter schoo...

How Teachers Make Cell Phones Work in the Classroom

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Remind101

blogs.kqed.org - When we talk about using cell phones in class, we’re not just talking about using cell phones in class. The idea of mobile learning touches on just about every subject that any technology addresses...

Hottest of the Hot: The Most Exciting Trends in Innovation Right Now

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Entrepreneur

entrepreneur.com - Innovation is the buzzword of buzzwords right now. Everybody is innovating, or wants to be innovating, or tweeting about how they should be innovating, or Instagraming a picture of the innovative c...

How Teachers Are Learning: Professional Development Remix

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JudyArzt

edsurge.com - Personalized learning is on the rise for learners in our schools. Redesigned schools include personal learning plans, playlists of content tailored to fit each learner, adaptive curriculum, and acc...

What Georgia Tech Learned From Its First Online Master's Degree

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Mark E. Weston Ph.D.

edtechtimes.com - We are still riding the wave of MOOCs; however, with the evolution of MOOCs, universities are closer to figuring out where technology marries education.  Georgia Institute of Technology is leading ...

Microsoft Expands Ad-Free Bing Search For Schools

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HuffPostEducation

huffingtonpost.com - LOS ANGELES (AP) — Microsoft is expanding a program that gives schools the ability to prevent ads from appearing in search results when they use its Bing search engine. The program, launched in a p...

4 Stages Of Curiosity

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Remind101

teachthought.com - 4 Stages Of Curiosity & 20 Indicators That Reveal Them That’s probably because there is no single source for it any more than there is a single source for entertainment, anxiety, or confidence. The...

Student reporters honored as #NextGen public media producers | The Rundown

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Tina Barseghian

pbs.org - What do an eighth grade news anchor from Newark, N.J., a three-time student Emmy winner from Michigan and Montana’s Journalist of the Year scholarship winner all have in common? These students, alo...

Mark Cuban's Foray Into the Edtech Industry

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Katrina Stevens

edsurge.com - “When faced with a choice among colleges, go with the least expensive option,” Mark Cuban suggests. “Most 18-year-olds don’t know what they want to do with their life, nor do most 22-year-olds. Sad...

The Wejr Board - 10 Belief Statements About Student Discipline

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Ian Landy

chriswejr.com - As I continue my journey in the first 4 months at James Hill elementary, I wanted to share my beliefs around student discipline with the staff.  Although my views continue to evolve and grow throug...

Understanding Assessment: Resources for Parents

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Tina Barseghian

edutopia.org - Though tests (especially standardized tests) may be the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word assessment, comprehensive assessment encompasses a wide range of methods for evaluating...

Google Lat Long: Go back in time with Street View

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Kyle Pace

google-latlong.blogspot.com - Go back in time with Street View Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 6:00 AM If you’ve ever dreamt of being a time traveler like Doc Brown, now’s your chance. Starting today, you can travel to the past to...

PLC Blog | All Things PLC™

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Rosa Isiah

allthingsplc.info - Some teams do a great job of developing norms. Members agree and commit to them, even posting them on chart paper to be prominently displayed at every meeting. Elementary school teams often add att...

Social Media Literacy and Education

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Valerie Lees

docs.google.com - Social Media Literacy and Education This survey is intended to gather information about education and social media literacy for a conference presentation at the Urban Sites Network Conference of th...

Are Existing Tech Tools Effective for Teachers and Students?

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Kelly Christopherson

blogs.kqed.org - The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation just released a report detailing the results of 3,100 teacher surveys and 1,250 student surveys on the kinds of digital instruction tools that are useful and e...

11 Questions to Ask Yourself When Leveling Up to Badges

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Ginger Lewman

gingerlewman.wordpress.com - I’ve found myself in conversations about badges in education quite often over the past couple of years and lately, it seems the conversations are leaking more over into the traditional school syste...

BLC Pre-Conference Master Classes brought to you by Alan November

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November Learning

novemberlearning.com - Presenters: Kathy Cassidy, Grade One Teacher, Moose Jaw, SK, Canada Children do not learn from technology; they learn from what that technology allows them to do.” Technology tools now exist that a...

ECSFSummit

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Rich Kiker

sfsummit14.com - The Educational Collaborators, in partnership with the Sacred Heart Cathedral Prep, is pleased to announce the San Francisco Summit featuring Google for Education on June 11th and 12th, 2014! This ...

Back-Channeling with Socrative

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Kelly Christopherson

socrative.com - What’s a Back Channel? Through a virtual room such as those available in Socrative, students may pose questions or comments regarding the material at hand in real-time, which the teacher may use to...

Right Up the Middle: How Israeli Firms Go Global - Harvard Business Review

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Harvard Biz Review

hbr.org - Small and midsize companies that want to expand abroad often face a daunting task: finding the sweet spot between multinationals, with their extensive resources and economies of scale, and the smal...

4 Ways to Overcome Age-Related Tension in the Office

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Entrepreneur

entrepreneur.com - Generational tension is all too common in corporate America. In fact, more than one in three people waste five or more hours each week (12 percent of their work week) due to chronic, unaddressed co...

Co-learning…hard work!

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Howard Rheingold

donalomahony.edublogs.org - Co-learners: the Timechecker, the Taskmaster, the Writer, the Reporter. Collaboration, co-operation and co-learning are crossing my digital-tracks a lot at the moment, in both my interaction with H...

Convenience stores slam Beer Store ads showing kids buying alcohol - Toronto - CBC News

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CBC News

cbc.ca - The battle between the Beer Store and Ontario's convenience stores over selling alcohol rages on this week, with the Ontario Convenience Stores Association responding to last week's controversial c...

3 Ways to Use QR Codes to Connect School and Home

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EdTech K–12 Magazine

edtechmagazine.com - For Boss’s Day, my office staff at Howe Elementary in Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., gave me the book QR Codes in Education by David Hopkins. In it, Hopkins describes those ubiquitous squares we see every...

Attending + Schedule - The Learning Revolution

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Steve Hargadon

learningrevolution.com - The Learning Revolution Conference is free to attend.  No registration is required to attend these sessions, but please consider registering at this site so we can keep you updated about upcoming e...

Meaningful Learning with Music

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Todd Nesloney

evanscherr.wordpress.com - I just finished writing a chapter of my life. Today is my last day working on a U.S. Navy base in Sasebo, Japan for the Department of Defense Education Activity. When I woke up this morning I did s...

Star Wars Reads Day: A Growing Force for Literacy

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StarWarsintheClass

slj.com - Star Wars fans around the world—from the youngest padawan to the wisest Jedi—along with authors, artists, and costumed volunteers will be flocking to libraries and bookstores this Saturday, October...

NAEP Crafts Plans to Deploy Tablets for Testing - Education Week

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JudyArzt

edweek.org - The architects of one of the most highly regarded gauges of student achievement—the National Assessment of Educational Progress—are preparing for a dramatic expansion of technology-based assessment...

Staunch Majority of California Voters Support Pre-K 

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Arne Duncan

huffingtonpost.com - As state legislators and Governor Brown consider their budget priorities, I hope they will take note of the latest poll results showing four out of five voters support increasing preschool availabi...

Learning In Burlington: A Rant On Reading Online vs. Reading Paper

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Audrey Nay

patrickmlarkin.com - ebook-vs-libros (Photo credit: melenita2012) About a week back the Washington Post ran an article titled Serious reading takes a hit from online scanning and skimming, researchers say.  Immediately...

An Open Letter to Public School Teachers: We Apologize 

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HuffPostEducation

huffingtonpost.com - We are sorry. On behalf of graduates of public schools, parents of children in public schools, those who value public education and teachers unions, we apologize. Your profession has been vilified,...

Vision, Reality Collide in Common-Core Tests - Education Week

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Education Week

edweek.org - In states across the country, field-testing of the exams that will measure students' mastery of the Common Core State Standards is well underway. Much attention is focusing on the questions that th...

Troubling Trend: Fewer High School Grads Are Choosing College

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Entrepreneur

entrepreneur.com - College enrollment surged during the recession, but as the job market continues to recover, albeit slowly and shakily, fewer new high school graduates are continuing on with their education. More t...

The One Thing Every Business Dies Without - Andrew Winston - Harvard Business Review

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Harvard Biz Review

blogs.hbr.org - George Carlin always called people on their BS. He once railed against the idea of “saving the earth,” pointing out that the Earth will be fine with or without us. “The planet isn’t going anywhere....

Blackboard Collaborate | Launching Blackboard Collaborate

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Steve Hargadon

sas.elluminate.com - Please don't close this window until you are in your Blackboard Collaborate online collaboration session.

Using tablets to reach kids with autism - CNN.com

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SmartBrief Education

cnn.com - (CNN) -- Two 5-year-old boys, one with autism, were having some friendly playtime when they had a communication breakdown. One boy didn't respond to the other and walked away. The ignored kid got f...

Dreaming about the future is bad for your career — Gigaom Research

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Scott McLeod

research.gigaom.com - Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere. I write a great deal about the future: the future of tools, the techniques we use to harness them, and the w...

Students create video content to explore literature

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Shelly S Terrell

smartbrief.com - Students at a middle school in Oregon are creating movie trailers to demonstrate their understanding of literary themes and story lines. The students analyze plot lines, research characters and cre...

Cal Poly Pomona women promote engineering to middle, high school girls

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Arne Duncan

dailybulletin.com - Pomona >> More than 20 middle school girls clustered around small plastic robots in a Cal Poly Pomona classroom, trying to teach them not to fling themselves off a table and break. “It’s good for t...

My New Radio Program: “How Can Administrators Help Support an Engaging Curriculum in the Classroom?”

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Larry Ferlazzo

larryferlazzo.edublogs.org - My new BAM! Radio program is on How Can Administrators Help Support an Engaging Curriculum in the Classroom? Kelly Young (who I consider to be my primary mentor) and Anne Reeves are my guests in th...

Video: Shining a Spotlight on Cheating – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

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Chronicle

chronicle.com - Cheating by students. It’s the problem everybody has but nobody wants to talk about. Now educators, researchers, and education-technology companies working on academic-integrity issues in higher ed...

Schools Explore Benefits of Peer Counseling - Education Week

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Education Nation

edweek.org - When Daymar Frank was in the 9th grade, his principal knew him as a feisty troublemaker who teased her about not making enough money to afford a nice car. "Daymar's the reason I drive a Cadillac no...

Rotary Clubs to present annual Ethics in Business Award | Tallahassee Democrat

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Rotary International

tallahassee.com - Rotary Clubs from around the area are gathering today at the Civic Center for their presentation of the annual Ethics in Business Award in Memory of Bill Dugger. The keynote speaker for the luncheo...

Events | Detail

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Learning Partnership

thelearningpartnership.ca - This year's 16th annual Champions of Public Education Toronto Tribute Dinner will be held on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The Toronto Tribute Dinner is the prim...

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