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Advice from Duke University's Director of Copyright and Scholarly Communication to help you design student- and privacy (FERPA)-friendly guidelines for online and social writing activities.
Are you sure you want to delete this scoop?
Make More, a new campaign from the Department of Education, is trying to get youth interested in teaching as older teachers soon retire.
Edmodo is a Premier Online Learning Tool for K-12, for Good Reason. Do you Know Edmodo? I've been aware of Edmodo and respected its capabilities and popularity
Richard Byrne explains how to use the National Archives Experience's Docs Teach interactive tools center.
American 15-year-olds below average in math, average in science, slightly better in reading.
Interesting tidbit from this article: "Starting this spring, any U.S. high school will be able to participate in a new test that is comparable to PISA and will allow schools to compare themselves to the participating PISA countries. Jon Schnur, executive chairman of America Achieves, which has worked with the OECD to develop the test, said 150 high schools — including 51 in Virginia and Maryland — have registered to participate. A handful of schools participated in a pilot test last year and used the results to make changes to curriculum and instruction, Schnur said."
Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and more--these tech tools once were classroom no-nos, but times are changing, and students are on board.
A math teacher explains how she emphasizes effort over achievement.
PISA scores will be released on Tuesday; Richard Rothstein and Martin Carnoy write a scathing post about how they believe the US DOE will use the results.
A short video featuring Chris Betcher demonstrating 6 cool things you can now do when you create a Google form.
There isn't a better time to teach your students about generosity and gratitude than the holiday season. VideoAmy has uncovered 10 great videos that can be used as teaching tools to inspire the giving spirit in students.
Teaching Smarter, Not Harder: 6 Strategies For Performance Teaching
Survey finds that 62% of 16 to 24-year-olds prefer traditional books over their digital equivalents
Librarians already knew this... They also prefer to print their papers out rather than edit them on their devices. Even the youngsters aren't ready to go paperless.
"These study skills may be implemented for any subject and should begin in the upper elementary years before students encounter the more challenging middle and high school curriculums. These strategies will prepare students for the expectation that they will be able to manage time, organize materials and thoughts, and prioritize and plan for the skills they will need to master throughout academic standards and across subject areas."
You don't need a class set of netbooks or iPads to integrate technology into your daily instruction. There are some fantastic, free iPhone apps that are perfect for teachers who are looking to change
For kids, who are often in the very best position to stop the bullying that occurs in their midst, the barriers to intervention are very real and quite formidable.
Video and other materials from the Gates-funded Measures of Effective Teaching study will be opened to researchers for additional studies next year.
Larry Ferlazzo has rounded up links to news articles, opinions and reactions about the 2012 PISA results. One-stop shopping.
Ideas for developing assessments.
By Michele McNeil and Alyson Klein
A new $100 million program aimed at helping high schools better prepare students for college and high-tech careers is getting a divided reaction from advocates worried its value could be undercut by the federal strings and lengthy application form.
The program, called Youth CareerConnect, which President Barack Obama first sketched out in his State of the Union Address, appears to be a mix between the Race to the Top and the Investing in Innovation programs. But it will be operated by the U.S. Department of Labor, not the U.S. Department of Education.
Educators say that email is the norm and the appropriate electronic communication between them and students.
I'm quoted in this article, talking about how I use my Twitter account to model appropriate use of social media.
"The old saying, “If you can read this, thank a teacher,” still resonates. but I would add, “If you are a reader, you probably should thank a library.”"
Happy Thanksgiving to...
the libraries and the librarians!
from John Merrow. Thanks, John.
PBS Learning Media offers a couple of resources that can be used in conjunction with How Does the Brain Work? and Mapping the Brain. Mapping the Brain (teachers page) offers some discussion and research questions for high school students to answer as they view the images.
Museum visits increase test scores, generate social responsibility and increase appreciation of the arts by students.
Need help justifying that field trip to the Portland Museum of Art or Bowdoin, Colby or Bates' art museum? Here you go. Thanks to Joanna Brinker for spotting this one!
Excerpt (Chapter 1) from "Linking Teacher Evaluation and Student Learning" by Pamela D. Tucker and James H. Stronge
Maine teachers with UMaine system library cards should be able to borrow the eBook of this title through the Ursus catalog:
How that simple dot at the end of the sentence became something you use to tell people you're mad. Right. Now.
The thing I love about this is that the texting generation is paying such careful attention to the subtle powers of even the smallest piece of punctuation--this can only be good, especially if it translates into their ability to parse and write poetry.
A college president explains the unintended consequences of President Obama's plans to rate colleges and universities.