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How Teachers Can Stop Being Scared Of Twitter - Edudemic

How Teachers Can Stop Being Scared Of Twitter - Edudemic | Education | Scoop.it
Twitter is more than a simple messaging platform. It's a conversation about your passions and it's easy to get completed addicted. That's a good thing.
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This social studies teacher says he has discovered how to use Twitter in a way that makes it "the best professional development I never paid for."

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8 Tips to Create a Twitter-Driven School Culture

8 Tips to Create a Twitter-Driven School Culture | Education | Scoop.it
Administrators can create a more connected school culture by modeling Twitter use and encouraging staff to work, play, and learn through the medium.
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"Twitter is one of the most powerful tools that you can use for your professional development -- 24/7. It's estimated that hundreds of thousands of educators around the world are currently using Twitter to connect, share, and collaborate."

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Lifelong learning should play a role in Global Citizenship Education | Education of Adults

Lifelong learning should play a role in Global Citizenship Education | Education of Adults | Education | Scoop.it
Lifelong learning should play a role in Global Citizenship Education
‘Global citizens’ are more involved in their communities and are aware of the global ties of their actions. Lifelong learning can play a crucial role in Global Citizenship Education to raise awareness of global inequalities, to foster democratic change and to empower citizens worldwide.

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Lifelong learning should play a role in Global Citizenship Education
‘Global citizens’ are more involved in their communities and are aware of the global ties of their actions. Lifelong learning can play a crucial role in Global Citizenship Education to raise awareness of global inequalities, to foster democratic change and to empower citizens worldwide.


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Lifelong learning keeps our ideas flowing

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"Rich dumb kids are more likely to get a degree than poor smart kids."

"Rich dumb kids are more likely to get a degree than poor smart kids." | Education | Scoop.it

Education alone cannot close the growing issue of income inequality, but it is a crucial element, according to Nobel-winning economist Paul Krugman, who spoke here on Monday to college and university leaders.

Pointing to research that shows family income has an enormous impact on the ability of Americans to get into and finish college, Krugman said more investment in higher education could help address the problem. He put it bluntly: "Rich dumb kids are more likely to get a degree than poor smart kids."

Joining Krugman on a panel at the American Council on Education's annual meeting, Vassar College President Catharine Bond Hill talked about her school's effort to expand access to disadvantaged students. Vassar tops The New York Times College Access Index for doing the most to attract economically diverse students.

At Vassar, nearly one-quarter of students are eligible for federal financial aid through Pell Grants, nearly double what it was about four years ago.

 


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10 Digital Tools for Teaching You Can Learn This Summer

10 Digital Tools for Teaching You Can Learn This Summer | Education | Scoop.it
You've reached the time of year that EVERY teacher dreams of from the first day of school: summer break. Now, as you pack your bags and head for that
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Blended learning: The great new thing or the great new hype?

Blended learning: The great new thing or the great new hype? | Education | Scoop.it
To what extent is this a new model of learning in a digital age? How are private corporations employing old rhetoric to advance new avenues into public education? Most importantly, is blended learning becoming yet another overhyped myth on the crowded road of technology-as-education-reform panacea?
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Part 1: Forty Educational Websites For Your Summer 2015 Toolkit

Part 1: Forty Educational Websites For Your Summer 2015 Toolkit | Education | Scoop.it
Welcome to a post and the summer of 2015… at least in the USA. I have a real treat for you in the coming weeks. I will be sharing some of those websites I feel should be in every teacher’s toolbox!...

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Marisa Martinez's curator insight, June 24, 4:37 PM

Summer 40 education websites for your patrons.

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All Kids Can Code: 4 Factors for Success

All Kids Can Code: 4 Factors for Success | Education | Scoop.it
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"Recently, all of the 9 schools in the Avondale Elementary School District have jumped into the 21st Century and replaced their outdated technology classes with year-round coding courses required for all students."

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How Classroom Design Impacts Learning and Engagement Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

How Classroom Design Impacts Learning and Engagement Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | Education | Scoop.it
The How Classroom Design Impacts Learning and Engagement Infographic presents the key areas in which the built environment can influence student progress.
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Helpful Or Harmful? Educators Struggle With Social Media

Helpful Or Harmful? Educators Struggle With Social Media | Education | Scoop.it
A couple of years ago, two people in Urbana were hit by darts fired from a blow-dart gun. They weren't seriously injured. That’s not what this story is
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This One Is for the Teachers

This One Is for the Teachers | Education | Scoop.it
This one is for the teachers who made it through another year full of hurdles. The long days and worrisome nights, the frustrated parents, the conferences. The detentions. The decisions. The reviews. The observations.
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6 Ways To Use Reading to Prevent the Summer Slide - NEA Today

6 Ways To Use Reading to Prevent the Summer Slide - NEA Today | Education | Scoop.it
If students don't pick up books in the summer months, they may succumb to the summer slide. Here are a few tips to encourage reading over the break.
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This Online Game Shows the Hard Choices Teachers Face Every Day

This Online Game Shows the Hard Choices Teachers Face Every Day | Education | Scoop.it
Teachers and administrators have to make dozens—even hundreds—of hard decisions every day. A recently released game shows but a few of them.
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"Michael regularly gets up, walks out of class and roams the hallways without your permission. He enters and exits as he pleases, with no regard for your direction. What do you do?"

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Teaching the Teachers, 140 Characters at a Time

Teaching the Teachers, 140 Characters at a Time - Bright - Medium
Educators around the world are gathering on Twitter for professional development. What has the network done for your edu…
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Districts Turn 'BYODevice' Disorder to Their Advantage

Districts Turn 'BYODevice' Disorder to Their Advantage | Education | Scoop.it

While some school officials still fear 'bring-your-own-device' efforts will disrupt learning, others say the eclectic mix of technologies is proving to be effective.

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"Administrators and teachers say they're learning to embrace the eclectic jumble of technologies students use, in the belief that taking a flexible approach will benefit not only students' academic development but also classroom instruction."

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Teachers: How to #EdChat

Teachers: How to #EdChat | Education | Scoop.it
Twitter Chats such as #EdChat promise exceptionally tailored professional learning for teachers, if you know how to "do" a Twitter chat such as #EdChat.

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Glued to the screen: A third grade class where kids spend 75% of the day on iPads - The Hechinger Report

Glued to the screen: A third grade class where kids spend 75% of the day on iPads - The Hechinger Report | Education | Scoop.it
MINEOLA, N.Y. — When the 24 third-graders in Morgan Mercaldi’s class arrive at the Jackson Avenue School every morning, they take their iPads out of their backpacks and put them on their desks. The tablets will remain there, or in hands and laps, until the children put them in their packs to take them home. …
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Teens are downloading Jott like crazy

Teens are downloading Jott like crazy | Education | Scoop.it
If you haven't heard of Jott, go ask a teenager.
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"The app's AirChat feature allows users to send data and texts without a connection to the Internet. Jott uses Bluetooth and Wi-Fi radios to create a closed network with other devices that are within 100-feet of each other."

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Digital Learning 'Playbook' Released by Pittsburgh Network

Digital Learning 'Playbook' Released by Pittsburgh Network | Education | Scoop.it
A nationally recognized collaboration in Pittsburgh has created a guide for other cities to build cross-sector networks to support hands-on and digital learning.
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55 Most Helpful Education Technology Websites | Find Online Education.com

55 Most Helpful Education Technology Websites | Find Online Education.com | Education | Scoop.it

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Infographic: Ed tech can change the world

Infographic: Ed tech can change the world | Education | Scoop.it
Educational technology is making a huge impact on how students learn, how teachers teach and how education is done.

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¡It feels great to be part of this innovation!

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How does technology change your classroom?

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U.S. Millennials Know Technology, But Not How to Solve Problems With It, Study Says

U.S. Millennials Know Technology, But Not How to Solve Problems With It, Study Says | Education | Scoop.it
Despite U.S. millennials' widespread use of technology, they still score "dead last" among adults from various countries in their ability to problem-solve with it, a report says.
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Taking the cloud to school | ZDNet

Taking the cloud to school | ZDNet | Education | Scoop.it
A look at how learning management systems improve student engagement and streamline teachers' chores.
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3 Edtech Myths

3 Edtech Myths | Education | Scoop.it
New edtech might not cure all ills. Beyond being cool and fun, developers, teachers, schools, and parents must consider optimal circumstances and unintended consequences.
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The 10 Best- And Worst-Paying Education Jobs

The 10 Best- And Worst-Paying Education Jobs | Education | Scoop.it
The oft-given advice to “do what you love” might be of particular relevance to education professionals, many of whom commit to years of study and multiple degrees to secure jobs that may not always guarantee a healthy paycheck. But the education sector includes a broad variety of occupations paying anywhere from just over $25,000 annually to well into the $100,000s.
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