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Empowering Students to Pursue Their Passions, Google-style

Empowering Students to Pursue Their Passions, Google-style | Blogging in the HS Classroom | Scoop.it
"How many of you think that you have uncovered something in your Freshman project that you'll want to do the rest of your life?" Over half of my ninth graders raised their hands and I was moved to tears. YES! This is why I teach.
The Freshman project wasn't my idea. Google lets their employees use 20% of their time to work on any project they choose. (Over 50% of their products come from this 20% time.) When I saw Dantae Thrash's video in Evansville Indiana this past summer, I realized that they had hit on something in Evansville's public school systems. For senior projects, students are required to spend 100 hours on a project of their choice (that the school has approved), and students like Dantae are finding careers and passions.

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E-learning tools and resources for schools and education - Mind Map

E-learning tools and resources for schools and education - Mind Map | Blogging in the HS Classroom | Scoop.it
This is a collection of usefull web . and social media applications for anyone in education. I have tried them all and I have seen the potential in them. Now it is up to you and your imagination to use them in your teaching or when studying!

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20 Twitter Hashtags Every Teacher Should Know About | Edudemic

20 Twitter Hashtags Every Teacher Should Know About | Edudemic | Blogging in the HS Classroom | Scoop.it

Twitter chats are such a great way to stay connected and informed in your professional circle, and education is no exception. Through education chats, you can find out about new methods for teaching, tech resources, even jobs for teachers. Most chats are held weekly, and offer an opportunity to have a regularly scheduled conversation with like-minded educators.


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Dramatically Bringing Down the Cost of Education with OER

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A Blaine (MN) High School student is shown with a printed online textbook. Instead of mass-produced textbooks, the more than 3,100 sophomores in the state's largest district are learning from an online curriculum developed by their teachers over the summer with free software distributed over the web.


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