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This educator writes that use of the phrase "achievement gap" can imply racial bias.
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As evidence on summer learning loss mounts, more districts are using that time to try out innovative learning strategies.
Richard Byrne explains shares a video from Google which explains how to use the newly updated Google Art Project to visit museums around the world.
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A nationwide survey reveals that students have different views of the usefulness of laptop computers, smartphones, and tablets, depending on the task at hand.
Spoiler alert: They don't like iPads as much as you think they do. Oh, MLTI, why didn't you ask the kids?
Last week Brian posted an update of reading apps for Android devices. Today I’m revisiting the major reading apps for the iPad, iPad Mini, iPhone and iTouch.
Lots of great reading lists here for every grade level. Ideas for teachers, too. Just remember, let the readers choose their own books so that they actually enjoy what they read. It is summer, after all.
The president said he would ask for changes to the E-rate program so that 99 percent of schools could upgrade to high-speed broadband and wireless service.
The Obama Administration wants to improve higher education and the economy by increasing access to high-speed broadband and wireless for K-12 schools.
Kevin Welner responds to Monday's NY Times article about ability grouping.
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This variance suggests that the tests should only be used as one component of a multi-faceted approach to determining when a student-athlete is ready to return after sustaining a concussion.
Donalyn Miller, aka "The Book Whisperer," weighs in on summer reading lists: she's not a fan. "Reading belongs to readers, not to teachers. If we want children to see reading as anything more than a school job, we must give them the chance to choose their own books and develop personal connections to reading, or they never will."
"These are hard times for those who live by the pen. But technology will not decide their fate. The future of writers—and the articles, novels, and nonfiction books they create—ultimately rests with those who read them."
Edward Tenner writes a thoughtful essay about writing, publishing, journalism and how technology is changing all of them.
Even though only one state has adopted the standards, some teachers have already scrapped old lessons and instructional styles to embrace new ones.
The annual School Library Journal report on average book prices is out--and the prices continue to creep up. I'd love to have a chart that compares this to the average book budget allocations in school libraries, I'm pretty sure we'd see that they're not keeping pace.
For more on how and why, see this press release from the Seattle Public Library, which created this record-breaking chain of books to launch their summer reading program: http://www.spl.org/about-the-library/library-news-releases/book-domino-record-531
Tony White discusses the inspiration and workflow behind his new climate change novel published for mobile and other platforms by the Science Museum in London.
There's no doubt that Google's algorithm is more complex -- and volatile -- than ever. The days where SEO was all about meta tags and backlinks is long gon
Initial votes suggest stalemate on plans to avert interest rate hike on certain loans for 7 million students.
In the latest bill to rewrite No Child Left Behind, House Republicans want to give states maximum flexibility, except when it comes to teacher evaluations.
The Democrats' proposal for a new NCLB, known as the Harkin bill, explained.
Senators reintroduce proposal to create federal office of rural education policy to give rural students and teachers a stronger voice in policy-making.
Are new standards really leveling the playing field? Or is the game prearranged so that many, if not most, of the players will fail?
See also, this week's NY Times Learning Network, which invites comment and consideration of the Common Core controversy and includes links to many related articles and opinion pieces: http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/06/06/teachers-what-are-your-thoughts-on-the-common-core-standards/
Crowd-sourced redesigned covers for classic literature make for fascinating viewing.
Publisher's Weekly explores Google Glass--the headset device recently released by Google.
Not just for teaching science, this great resource from NASA explains podcasts from soup to nuts.