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A Video Camera in Every Classroom

A Video Camera in Every Classroom | Education News Today | Scoop.it
It's just the kind of thinking, where video is about surveillance, that we get confused notions of why having classroom cameras can make a difference for teachers.
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Good or bad idea?  I think good...if I were still teaching, I would want parents and administrators to be able to see me, my actions, my accountability, and how I treat my students.  Conversely, and possibly most importantly, I would like to show my students how they act, choose, and are accountable for their own learning.  Thoughts?

 

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Parents Upset As Elementary School Bans Halloween - Aol

Parents Upset As Elementary School Bans Halloween - Aol | Education News Today | Scoop.it
Video - Parents are fuming at one West Seattle elementary school after officials there canceled Halloween. The school says costumes in the classroom are a distraction to the children's education.
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Common Core Standards: Why They Are a Good Idea

Common Core Standards: Why They Are a Good Idea | Education News Today | Scoop.it
In this op-ed, an instructional coach and former eighth-grade teacher shares why the new standards will benefit students and teachers.
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Op-Ed Alert!  Other Opinions welcome!

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Better school food = hungrier kids, happier nutritionists - Washington Post (blog)

Better school food = hungrier kids, happier nutritionists - Washington Post (blog) | Education News Today | Scoop.it
New York Times (blog)Better school food = hungrier kids, happier nutritionistsWashington Post (blog)The long-awaited U.S. Department of Agriculture standard upgrades on school lunches have finally gone into effect this year.
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