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The Future of Learning The How (and Why) It’s Time to Create Digital Student Portfolios

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Jesse Lubinsky

hollyclark.org - Warning: True Confession of an Educator Ahead…I always find it quite confusing when educators tell me that students in their classroom are reading at a 7th grade reading level. What does that reall...

How ‘Deprogramming’ Kids From How to ‘Do School’ Could Improve Learning

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Jenny Luca

blogs.kqed.org - One day, Adam Holman decided he was fed up with trying to cram knowledge into the brains of the high school students he taught. They weren’t grasping the physics he was teaching at the level he kne...

25 Pedagogy Ideas that Teachers found on Twitter | UKEdChat.com - Supporting the #UKEdChat Education Community

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AZHSPRIN

ukedchat.com - In our survey, we asked teachers to tell us about resources that they found on twitter which they then implemented in the classroom. Here are 25 of the most commonly shared ideas: FiSH Feedback – E...

Trouble the Image | Theory and Practice

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Matt Renwick

mattrenwick.com - Engagement in practitioner research is one way to trouble the images held by the education community, the policy community, and the public. – Nancy Fitchman Dana Kimberly Schools Create Award-Winni...

The 5 Best TED Talks for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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Jeanne Halderson

educatorstechnology.com - December 18, 2014 TED talks are invaluable resources for teachers professional development. They cover a wide variety of education related topics and provide a very good source of inspiration for t...

Computer Science for Kids: 10 Resources

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Pam Jimison

blog.remind.com - This past week,  Navasota Intermediate took part in the Hour of Code, an international movement designed to demystify code for students and teach them the basics. As a fifth grade teacher, I did th...

The Frustrating Search for Good Common-Core Instructional Materials - Curriculum Matters - Education Week

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Education Week

blogs.edweek.org - This morning we have for you what might be the most unsurprising bit of news: Denver education officials undertook a big search for good common-core curricular materials, came up empty-handed, and ...

Instagram photo briefly locks down school - Toronto - CBC News

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CBC News

cbc.ca - Police say a student's online post sparked a brief security alert at a school east of Toronto. The school in Whitby, which was not identified, was put on hold-and-secure mode Thursday while police ...

How Congress can address over-testing without overreaching

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Fordham Institute

edexcellence.net - Senator Lamar Alexander, Representative John Kline, and their respective staffs have successfully freaked out sizable portions of the education-reform crowd—especially those who spend our days insi...

Draft College Rating System Emphasizes Accessibility, Post-College Success | News

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The Harvard Crimson

thecrimson.com - The U.S. Department of Education released on Friday a draft plan for a new college rating system that would evaluate institutions of higher education based on a multi-faceted framework, including s...

An open letter to America from a public school teacher – Quartz

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Larry Ferlazzo

qz.com - I’m sorry. You entrusted me with your children, and I have failed them. Please know that I had the best of intentions. I didn’t want to leave a child behind. I wanted to help them win this race to ...

Vlogging and learning

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Steve Wheeler

steve-wheeler.blogspot.com - Hawaiin educator Amy Burvall is well known for her series of videos in the History Teachers series. They are well worth a view, even if you are not that much into history. Her recent keynote speech...

Did I Plagiarize?

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Vicki Davis

vickidavis.me - This might be a good poster to place in your classroomThe original link FAntastic graphic to share with students to help them figure out if they plagiarized. Filed under education teaching writing ...

What Teachers Think: Feedback on Edtech Tools from Coast to Coast

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EdSurge

edsurge.com - In 2014, EdSurge planned, hosted, and orchestrated six Summits, from Baltimore to Seattle, St. Louis to Los Angeles, to Nashville and back home to Silicon Valley. Along the way, educators gave thou...

Self Expression at a Young Age: Bringing Blogging to the Classroom

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EdSurge

edsurge.com - Let's face it. We all love blogging--It is addicting, fascinating, and just plain fun to do! So why not let our students blog? I found a site through working on my Action Research project for my cl...

5 Options Allow GenDIY to Rethink College

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edReformer

gettingsmart.com - Finish high school, go to college, graduate four or five years later and go to work–only it doesn’t work that way very often for Millennials. High rates of young adult unemployment, expensive degre...

Differentiating Math Instruction with Khan Academy

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EdTech Retweet

electronicbrains.ca - It is nearly impossible to deliver instruction that meets the needs of every single student in your classroom in one lesson. Experienced teachers know that once a lesson is delivered, and students ...

Life of an Educator: My 10 dreams for my son's education

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Todd Bloch

justintarte.com - Something pretty special happened recently for my wife and I. We are now officially the parents of @emorytarte. So, now I can call myself an educator AND a parent, and the statement, 'you're not a ...

Capacity Building Through a Twenty-First-Century Collaborative Network

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Tom Murray

all4ed.org - Capacity Building Through a Twenty-First-Century Collaborative Network Panelists Michelle Benham, Director of Instructional Technology, Dysart Unified School District Teresa Heatherly, Director of ...

Innovation vs. Compliance in Education

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Keith Peters

tomwhitby.wordpress.com - I watched a Ted-Talk recently where the speaker addressed innovation in education. The focus of the talk was on a proposed solution to the problems in education. It boiled down to a lack of innovat...

Why Teachers Need a Shot of Uncomfortable - Brilliant or Insane

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Cherie

brilliant-insane.com - Brilliant or Insane is a blog that champions education and praises teachers. We vilify high stakes testing and the Common Core–teachers’ worst enemies, and we lead the no-grades movement, which wil...

TeacherCast.net: Educational Blogs, Podcasts, App Reviews and more | Coding in the Classroom . . . Teach your students a new language Part 1

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Jeffrey Bradbury

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...

OU Digital Tools: Some Thoughts on Blog Hubs: What are they for anyway?

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Hybrid Pedagogy

oudigitools.blogspot.com - Some Thoughts on Blog Hubs: What are they for anyway? Adam Croom was kind enough to do a quick hangout video that provides a walkthrough of how the FeedWordPress plugin is integrated into the creat...

The Thing with a College of Teaching – Part Three

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Hélène Galdin-O'Shea

lisa7pettifer.wordpress.com - Which of these would you apply to your role as a teacher, and to what extent? There has been much debate of this in the blogosphere this week.  In respect of teaching, are these in any way intercha...

High schoolers wise up about social media when applying for colleges - CBS News

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Secondary Principals

cbsnews.com - High schoolers are increasingly aware that those embarrassing Facebook posts or tweets could cost them a shot at getting into their dream college. The test prep company Kaplan found that only 16 pe...

Texas leadership standard: Instructional Leader

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Derek McCoy

technicallyteamann.com - While researching standards for my post on leadership, I discovered the tenets of leadership as defined by the state of Texas. Intrigued, I decided to delve a bit deeper into each standard, and see...

2015-2016 Teaching and Principal Ambassador Fellowship Program Applications Now Available!

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Gary Sanders

ed.gov - “The Ambassador Fellows are a critical investment in ensuring that the decisions affecting students are informed and implemented by our nation’s best teachers and leaders. The answers to our most c...

The Secret of Motivation

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zoe elder

heatherfblog.wordpress.com - I saw this question tweeted today by @surreallyno : Why is it that traditionalists rarely, if ever, emphasize curiosity as a driver of academic performance? Any ideas? “The point being made is that...

Edu Change & Advocacy: Educators Must Be Practioners

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jcorippo 

changingislearning.blogspot.com -        As a student, did you ever have a teacher that could talk the talk, but did not walk the walk?        Well, I’ll never forget having on obese PE teacher in middle school.  I am not here to d...

Edu Change & Advocacy: What Teachers Could Learn, But Often Don't.......Teachers Learn Some Bad Ideas in Teacher School

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jcorippo 

changingislearning.blogspot.com -       Again, this is an extension of the first two and operates under the myth that students will only respect you if you keep a distance.  I think good teachers struggled with this always.  Indeed...

Will China Be The Next Education Superpower?

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Paul Gibbs

edreach.us - Editor’s Note: This guest post was written by Todd Maurer, one of the leading authorities on the Asian education markets.  Todd is a partner in Educated Ventures and founder of Sinica Advisors, whe...

Exitticket: Creating Individualized Instruction for Students

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Rik Rowe

edudemic.com - When it comes to crafting individualized instruction for your students, ExitTicket tops the class. Tested against other apps in its category, this app emerged as the fullest-featured piece of exit ...

Rating Plan Would Put Colleges Into One of Three Categories - NYTimes.com

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JudyArzt

nytimes.com - In a report released Friday, the Obama administration offered its first public glimpse of a planned system for rating how well colleges perform, saying it wanted to group schools into three broad c...

Charter High Schools & SAT: What Do the Data Suggest?

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Chris Lubienski

christienken.com - Charter schools are marketed to the public as incubators of innovation offering superior levels of student achievement and college and career readiness when compared to traditional public schools. ...

Predictions for K-12 Education in 2015

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Rob Furman

edudemic.com -  It is tough to think about what is on the horizon for K-12 education in 2015 without thinking about the changes that have occurred in the last few decades and the challenges that have remained con...

What I Wish I'd Known as a New Teacher

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Lisa M

edutopia.org - The end of October can be a difficult time for new teachers. I know this from personal experience, and also because there's a graph out there that shows the dip that new teachers take in the fall a...

Life of an Educator: Our students need 'different,' not more...

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greg pearson

justintarte.com - We've all been there and we've all done it. As the teacher, we teach something but the students don't understand it. In our minds the material and skills are quite simple and straight forward, but ...

Full Show: Public Schools for Sale? | Moyers & Company

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Rick Seaman

billmoyers.com - BILL MOYERS: This week on Moyers & Company, the high cost of turning our schools into profit centers. DIANE RAVITCH: In terms of the public coffers there are billions of dollars, but I think what’s...

Questions Before Answers: What Drives a Great Lesson?

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Chris Stogdill

edutopia.org - Recently, I was looking through my bookshelves and discovered an entire shelf of instruction books that came with software I had previously purchased. Yes, there was a time when software was bought...

Politico: Will Education Reform Be Jeb Bush’s Albatross?

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Barbara Bray

dianeravitch.net - Politico.com asks whether Jeb Bush will be politically wounded by his punitive, privatizing education reform. It is not just Common Core, which is under fire by many Republican governors and educat...

The 7 Skills Students Must Have For The Future ...

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Charles Fischer

scoop.it - A powerful talk by Tony Wagner attempts to uncover the 7 skills students must have in order to prepared for the future. The post The 7 Skills Students Must Have For The Future appeared first on Edu...

25 colleges to accept nontraditional students' online course credits

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EdTech Retweet

educationdive.com - The nontraditional students targeted by the initiative are adults who don’t have a college degree or credential, but have some postsecondary coursework completed — an estimated 31 million people, a...

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