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Getting the Right SCOPE:How to Equip Online Faculty of the 21st Century with Perfected Knowledge and Skills » Academic Leadership Journal

The expansion of online learning students can be best described as being permanently fixed in a catapultive state. The growth is not only shocking (when you look at the numbers), but it is sobering, for it offers a glimpse of what education will look like as we move towards the next half century.

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California loses federal funds for teacher database

The California Department of Education must return a $6-million federal grant intended to help develop a database to track teacher and administrator information, officials said Thursday.
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Edu-Traitor! Confessions of a Prof Who Believes Higher Ed Isn't the Only Goal | HASTAC

Here goes: I do not think going to university should be the be-all and end-all of K-12 education. The importance of going to college should be intrinsically the rationale by which we justify public support of higher education. Higher education is incredibly valuable, even precious, for many. But It is bad for individuals and society to be retrofitting learning all the way back to preschool, as if the only skills valuable, vital, necessary in the world are the ones that earn you a BS, BA, or a graduate and professional degree.

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Arne Duncan to Override ‘No Child Left Behind’ Requirement

Arne Duncan to Override ‘No Child Left Behind’ Requirement | Ed News | Scoop.it
The Secretary of Education announced he would waive rigid federal proficiency requirements for states that could prove they were taking appropriate steps to improve their schools.
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The Innovative Educator: Webdoc - Great Tool to Bring Learning to Life Through Multimedia

What is cool about webdoc is that you can so easily embed or drag and drop all sorts of content / media right onto the page and it is also designed for discussion / conversation that can have media included as well. It can be used as an alternative to textbooks, or to create a student learning portfolio, or for many other uses.

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Turning Static Text Into Interactive Discussions | MindShift

Turning Static Text Into Interactive Discussions | MindShift | Ed News | Scoop.it

A new company called Highlighter offers a way to help publishers enable marginalia, of sorts, on their websites. It allows readers to leave comments not just at the end of blog posts but throughout. Visitors to websites can also highlight, annotate, save and share passages and comments.

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Degrees of Separation: Your College Major Matters More Than Ever - Education - GOOD

Degrees of Separation: Your College Major Matters More Than Ever - Education - GOOD | Ed News | Scoop.it
People with associate's degrees can out-earn bachelor's degree holders, if they pick the right major.
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Red Flag: Public Colleges Hiring Too Many Part-Time Faculty : NEA Today

Red Flag: Public Colleges Hiring Too Many Part-Time Faculty : NEA Today | Ed News | Scoop.it

So it’s no surprise that colleges and universities – not just in Florida, but all over the country – are turning to contingent or adjunct faculty, who almost always earn less money than their full-time peers, to fill their ranks. (At Miami Dade, for example, the average salary of a lecturer is about $30,000 less than that of a full-time professor.)

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Seth's Law: Can a Bullied Boy Leave California a Legal Legacy?

Seth's Law: Can a Bullied Boy Leave California a Legal Legacy? | Ed News | Scoop.it
The 2010 death of Seth Walsh was part of a rash of bullying suicides that stunned the U.S. Can California turn outrage over the incident into law?
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L.A. Schools Rehires 450 Teachers Laid Off In June : NPR

L.A. Schools Rehires 450 Teachers Laid Off In June : NPR | Ed News | Scoop.it
The Los Angeles school district has rehired 450 elementary school teachers who had been laid off in June.
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Education Review: Web site offering free math lessons catches on ‘like wildfire’

Education Review: Web site offering free math lessons catches on ‘like wildfire’ | Ed News | Scoop.it

Here’s how Salman Khan thinks schools should work: Students should learn lessons online and do homework and projects in class.

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America's Top Colleges - Forbes

America's Top Colleges - Forbes | Ed News | Scoop.it
Forbes Top Colleges ranks the 650 best undergraduate schools in the nation based on educational outcomes like career success, low debt and reported satisfaction with the college experience.
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A Letter to Administrators — Cybrary Man

A Letter to Administrators — Cybrary Man | Ed News | Scoop.it

I know that you have awesome responsibilities and are very busy having to work with your staff, your superiors, the school board, parents and the local community but please do not lose sight of the classroom teacher, the pupils in your school and their parents.

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Cultivating a Learning Environment: Six Suggestions : 2¢ Worth

Cultivating a Learning Environment: Six Suggestions : 2¢ Worth | Ed News | Scoop.it

We are preparing our children for a future of frightening uncertainty, but astounding opportunity, and to prosper within that future, our children must become skilled, resourceful, and habitual learners — not just lifelong learners but adopting a learning lifestyle.

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Communicative Relationships: The Purpose of Assessment

Communicative Relationships: The Purpose of Assessment | Ed News | Scoop.it

I have come to the conclusion that the ultimate purpose of assessment is to help learners develop effective lines of communication. What you might call ‘communicative relationships’. The learner who can talk with their teacher, their peers and themselves about their learning will care less about what grade they got and more about what they need to do to improve.

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4 Excellent Indie Games With Real Educational Value

4 Excellent Indie Games With Real Educational Value | Ed News | Scoop.it
The secret sauce of educational gaming is an experience that's so entertaining, you can't even feel your neurons firing. We've highlighted four indie titles that make the grade.
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How You Can Legally Make $1,000 In One Night In NYC

How You Can Legally Make $1,000 In One Night In NYC | Ed News | Scoop.it

Skillshare, a startup that lets any person teach a class and charge students for tickets, says 15% of its instructors have made that much money.
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/what-is-skillshare-2011-8#ixzz1UCiAHMbA

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Earning Report: Women Need Ph.D.s to Match Men with Bachelor’s - Georgetown University

Women must obtain doctorates to earn as much as men make with bachelor’s degrees, according to a new Georgetown report.

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9 Questions for Reflective School Reform Leaders » Copy / Paste by Peter Pappas

9 Questions for Reflective School Reform Leaders » Copy / Paste by Peter Pappas | Ed News | Scoop.it
Schools will need to become places that create engaging and relevant learning experiences, provoke student reflection, and help students apply the learning to life. Here's nine reflective questions for school leaders to consider.
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50 Reasons to Invite Facebook Into Your Classroom | MindShift

50 Reasons to Invite Facebook Into Your Classroom | MindShift | Ed News | Scoop.it

Teacher Elizabeth Delmatoff in Portland saw a 50% increase in grades after implementing a social media program in her classroom. How can Facebook benefit your class? Online Colleges enumerates 50 ways.

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Ten common myths about teaching | Featured on eSchool News | eSchoolNews.com

Ten common myths about teaching | Featured on eSchool News | eSchoolNews.com | Ed News | Scoop.it
It seems everyone has an opinion about teachers and their profession these days … and most of them aren’t teachers.
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