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Special Tech Teach: These Are a Few of My Favorite Forms: DIfferentiated Forms

Special Tech Teach: These Are a Few of My Favorite Forms: DIfferentiated Forms | college and career ready | Scoop.it

I talked about Google Forms in general, and gave an example of how you can create a differentiated Google Form using the "Go To Page Based on Answer" option. Many people were interested in this particular Form, so I decided to create a tutorial. 

Here is the video tutorial I created!


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Close Reading of Advertising Promotes Critical Thinking | MiddleWeb

Close Reading of Advertising Promotes Critical Thinking | MiddleWeb | college and career ready | Scoop.it
Expert Frank Baker outlines approaches to helping students understand the sources, structure and impacts of commercial marketing in print and visual media.

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Student Assessment Inventory for School Districts | Achieve

Student Assessment Inventory for School Districts | Achieve | college and career ready | Scoop.it
Concerned about too much #testing? Check out our assessment inventory tool: http://t.co/ApntaEDAZw http://t.co/1xqVyQKbv3

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"The public and teachers are more divided than Democrats and Republicans."

When it comes to what constitutes a superb education in America, the general public and teachers have vastly different views, say Peterson, Henderson, and West in this book, a compilation of research reported originally in Education Next. Surveys fielded by over 5,000 teachers and members of the general public (2007–13) conclude that, overall, teachers and the public disagree most on issues pertaining to tenure, pensions, union efficacy, charter schools, school vouchers, and standardized testing.

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12th Graders to take TIMSS Advanced Global Exam on High-Level Math and Physics

The Education Department is planning for U.S. participation next year in the TIMSS Advanced global exam on high-level math and physics, according to a notice published today in the Federal Register.

 

The U.S. does participate regularly in the basic TIMSS test, the Trends in Mathematics and Science Study. That exam is given every four years to fourth and eighth graders around the world. U.S. students in both grades topped the international average in both math and science on the most recent test, in 2011, with fourth graders performing especially well.


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Mel Riddile's curator insight, July 24, 3:41 PM

Because of the over-testing of students in the U.S., testing seniors is a really bad idea. By the time our students reach 12th grade, they have been tested repeatedly throughout the grades and have never received any feedback and no consequences. As a result, they consistently engage in what teachers refer to as “Christmas-treeing” tests. They simply fill in the dots and go through the motions. I would not want my career riding on the performance of a 12th grader on yet another meaningless test.

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Technology and Graduation Rate: A Direct Correlation ~ Huffington Post

Technology and Graduation Rate: A Direct Correlation ~ Huffington Post | college and career ready | Scoop.it

by Matthew Lynch

 

"...technology has made it possible for students who fall off the traditional path to jump back on and finish what they spent most of their childhood working towards. This may be in the form of taking remote classes from home, remedial classes in on-campus computer labs or even by enrolling in full-time online schools, public or private. The technology available for these options benefits students who face difficulties with a normal school schedule including teenage parents, students with short-term or long-term illnesses, teens with substance abuse struggles, or those who had poor academic performance due to learning disabilities or bullying."


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 24, 10:19 PM

What is interesting is that other sources indicate there is a growing digital divide. Could it be both are happening? We have some communities graduating students in greater numbers and others struggling. Is it possible what we look for is what we find in research sometimes?

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Text ComplexityToolkit - YouTube

Tools for Examining Text Complexity - part of a Common Core workshop series on qualitative features of texts.
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Innovation enters the classroom | 360 Research | Resources | Steelcase

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What should Michigan's next student assessment look like? State wants your ... - MLive.com

What should Michigan's next student assessment look like? State wants your ... - MLive.com | college and career ready | Scoop.it
What should Michigan's next student assessment look like? State wants your ...

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Navigating the Common Core - Education Next

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Complexities threaten implementation
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Education Reports

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Recent full text reports and discussion papers, relating to education, identified from Cunningham Library's Australian education daily news service and other news alert services.
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 Australian academic reports here....

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ODE recommends teachers practice this year writing SLOs

ODE recommends teachers practice this year writing SLOs | college and career ready | Scoop.it
Recent calls and social media inquiries to ODE suggest that many teachers are confused about when they have to begin writing Student Learning Objectives, one form of student growth measure being us...

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Graphic Display of Student Learning Objectives – ProfHacker - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Graphic Display of Student Learning Objectives – ProfHacker - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | college and career ready | Scoop.it

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Ann Johnson's curator insight, May 22, 2:01 PM

Great ideas here: "Students can see—at a glance—that . . . none of [the] course assignments are random or arbitrary (an occasional student complaint), but that each assignment links directly to a course learning objective."

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A Bird's-Eye View On Common Core Across The Country

A Bird's-Eye View On Common Core Across The Country | college and career ready | Scoop.it
With conservative commentator Glenn Beck renewing his fight against the Common Core State Standards, it's worth taking a bird's-eye view of the learning benchmarks. Where are they now being implemented, what challenges remain and what does the coming school year have in store?
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Maryland to use much harder #CommonCore #PARCC tests for high school graduation requirement

Maryland to use much harder #CommonCore #PARCC tests for high school graduation requirement | college and career ready | Scoop.it
Starting next year, students will face tougher requirements to graduate from Maryland's public high schools.

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Mel Riddile's curator insight, July 24, 12:08 PM

Maryland is wise to "phase in" the assessments.


The tests, generally given by the time students finish the 10th grade, will be phased in starting with this fall's rising freshmen and sophomores.

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"The public and teachers are more divided than Democrats and Republicans."

When it comes to what constitutes a superb education in America, the general public and teachers have vastly different views, say Peterson, Henderson, and West in this book, a compilation of research reported originally in Education Next. Surveys fielded by over 5,000 teachers and members of the general public (2007–13) conclude that, overall, teachers and the public disagree most on issues pertaining to tenure, pensions, union efficacy, charter schools, school vouchers, and standardized testing.

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'Brute Force Filtering' is alive and well!

'Brute Force Filtering' is alive and well! | college and career ready | Scoop.it
A new report says Internet filtering in school libraries is blocking access to important educational content and undermining students from low-income households.

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Mel Riddile's curator insight, July 24, 2:42 PM

What is 'over-filtering?'


"Over-filtering is filtering beyond the requirements of the actual statute...[T]he law only requires that visual images that are either obscene, or child pornography, or harmful to minors which [according to the law are] sexually explicit images that are legal for an adult to view but because of the subject matter have to be filtered by computers operated by schools or libraries. 

When you think about it, filters are filtering much more than [this] illegal content. They are filtering entire platforms like Facebook or Twitter, and YouTube, or they block access to certain view points.

We have documented situations where the filters are blocking access to alternative religions like wicca or pagaenism. There was a court case about the fact that a school was employing a filter that blocked access...[to] positive websites [discussing topics of importance to the gay community] like the Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, [and sites that are supportive of] parents and friends of gays—while allowing access to sites that opposed gay marriage and opposed civil rights for homosexuals."

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6 Strategies for Funding a Makerspace

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Guest blogger Paloma Garcia-Lopez, Executive Director of the Maker Education Initiative, provides six strategies for funding a makerspace.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, July 24, 5:55 PM

Guest blogger Paloma Garcia-Lopez, Executive Director of the Maker Education Initiative, provides six strategies for funding a makerspace.


BUT provide the appropriate tools, NO "Leatherman" in electronics, excuse-me please!!!

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Start with Growth Mindset -- Here's How | Teaching the Core

Start with Growth Mindset -- Here's How | Teaching the Core | college and career ready | Scoop.it
Teachers interested in helping their students grow noncognitive skills may be confused on where to start -- in this post, I advocate for starting with growth
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Common Core: 5 Technology Tools To Measure Text Complexity

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Common Core: 5 Technology Tools To Measure Text Complexity
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