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How Can We Make Middle School Less Awful?

How Can We Make Middle School Less Awful? | Education Tips and Info | Scoop.it
Every morning, the sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-graders at Paul Cuffee Middle School in Providence, R.I. join together in what’s called a Circle of Power and Respect.
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A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: 16 Mobile Apps for Teacher-Librarians

A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: 16 Mobile Apps for Teacher-Librarians | Education Tips and Info | Scoop.it

There are so many great apps out there and so little time to see them all. Some are available for just the iPad, and some are available for iPhone and Android. Teacher-librarians are always on the lookout for great apps and programs for their students and colleagues.


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Deborah Rinio's curator insight, February 7, 8:50 AM

Although these Apps are listed as being for librarians, they are really great for anyone. Teachers and students!

Lourense Das's curator insight, February 8, 4:50 AM

16 Mobile apps for teacher / school librarians. Interesting to check out

Sarah McElrath's curator insight, February 8, 7:23 PM

Great list of links. Love the visuals.

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Online learning will make college cheaper. It will also make it better | TIME.com

Online learning will make college cheaper.  It will also make it better | TIME.com | Education Tips and Info | Scoop.it
How digital learning can become a part of every campus (Digital #learning is the most important innovation in #education since the printing press, according to @MIT: http://t.co/d8fEMtClhI #edtech)...
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15 Social Networks for Teachers From edshelf

15 Social Networks for Teachers From edshelf | Education Tips and Info | Scoop.it

A collection of social networks for teachers, such as Edmodo, Tioki, Twitter, Sophia, Everloop, and more.


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#2 Wheels on the Bus

#2   Wheels on the Bus | Education Tips and Info | Scoop.it

 We liked this because it was one of the first songs we could remember from our first days at school...


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Teaching Children With ADHD: Classroom Strategies To Engage The Easily Distracted

Teaching Children With ADHD: Classroom Strategies To Engage The Easily Distracted | Education Tips and Info | Scoop.it

There seems to be one in almost every classroom. That student that just can’t get it together. Maybe it’s the homework that never gets turned in or the desk that resembles a pigpen. Possibly the student is disruptive, blurting out inappropriate remarks or just can’t stop tapping her pencil even when you have asked her a million times to stop.

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34 Fun Ways to Celebrate the End of School

Celebrating the end of school together as a family is such a great way to create lasting memories. The last day of school is the perfect opportunity to start a new tradition that your kids can look forward to year after year.
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Today's Bullied Teens Subject To 'Sticks And Stones' Online, Too : NPR | Teacher Learning Networks

In her new book, Slate senior editor Emily Bazelon explores teen bullying, what it is and what it isn't, and how the rise of the Internet and social media make the experience more challenging.Linda Alexander's insight: I listened to this complete...

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Peter Mellow's curator insight, February 20, 2013 6:03 PM

Thanks to Linda Alexander for this great link! :-)

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What's Best? Single-Sex or Coed School

What's Best? Single-Sex or Coed School | Education Tips and Info | Scoop.it

When we consider the educational options for our children, we may wonder whether it is better to send my child to a single-sex or a coed school?"

There is no easy answer to this question. Even research comparing single-sex and coed schools has not resulted in definitive answers about which is better for children.

Knowing the advantages of each might help us decide.

 

 

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Top 100 FREE Apps for Kids (Preschool)! - Smart Apps For Kids

Top 100 FREE Apps for Kids (Preschool)! - Smart Apps For Kids | Education Tips and Info | Scoop.it
Kids apps reviews, giveaways and good free apps of the day.
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Yay for Recess: Pediatricians Say It’s as Important as Math or Reading

Yay for Recess: Pediatricians Say It’s as Important as Math or Reading | Education Tips and Info | Scoop.it
Play time can be as important as class time for helping students perform their best.

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Peter Mellow's curator insight, December 31, 2012 11:12 AM

As George Sheehan once said "Play is where life lives".

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Ways to Improve Fourth Grade Spelling

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Ways to Improve Fourth Grade Spelling: Your Education Questions Answered.

Question: My daughter was never taught to read phonetically. Now when she meets a new word, she can't sound it out. She's in fifth grade, and this is becoming quite a problem in her social studies and science classes. Where do we get help for her?

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How Can We Make Middle School Less Awful?

How Can We Make Middle School Less Awful? | Education Tips and Info | Scoop.it
Every morning, the sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-graders at Paul Cuffee Middle School in Providence, R.I. join together in what’s called a Circle of Power and Respect.
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Apple's Slow But Radical Overhaul Of Education - ReadWriteWeb

Apple's Slow But Radical Overhaul Of Education - ReadWriteWeb | Education Tips and Info | Scoop.it

ReadWriteWebApple's Slow But Radical Overhaul Of EducationReadWriteWebNobody doubts that the classroom of the future will look very different than it does today.


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Do Multitasking and Schoolwork Mix?

Do Multitasking and Schoolwork Mix? | Education Tips and Info | Scoop.it

Question: All of my middle-school friends seem to be multitasking all the time. In class they text during discussions. When they do homework, they also tweet or spend time on Facebook. Most of them get good grades. My parents have made homework a technology-free time. It doesn't seem fair. It isn't like I'm addicted and staying in contact with my friends every minute of the day.

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Motivation for Education

Motivation for Education | Education Tips and Info | Scoop.it

Many parents complain that their children are just not motivated, or are lazy. They are not completing assignments, don't care about their grades and aren't interested in school (aside from their friends). They have too many appealing distractions, like their social lives, their online social lives, and their computers, iPhones and TVs.

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Exploring the National Mall: Smithsonian Museums, Monuments and More

Exploring the National Mall: Smithsonian Museums, Monuments and More | Education Tips and Info | Scoop.it

Take your kids and your out-of-town visitors to see these sites, and be sure to stop at the antique carousel in front of the Arts & Industries Building. Note that with the sequestration still in effect, visiting hours may be curtailed and lines longer. Check websites for times and details.

 

 

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Kids Apps Deals - Free Apps for Education and Kids Wellbeing - May 28 - Fun Educational Apps for Kids: Reviews, Daily Deals and Giveaways

Kids Apps Deals - Free Apps for Education and Kids Wellbeing - May 28 - Fun Educational Apps for Kids: Reviews, Daily Deals and Giveaways | Education Tips and Info | Scoop.it
Free apps for kids …. For today’s 5 a day we have a the full educational apps series by LudoSchool to learn math, times table, time, days of the week and more; A cute colourful and engaging app for the little ones - Dot Collector; A fun art and...

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(Rare!) Helen Keller & Anne Sullivan (1930 Newsreel Footage)

Quite a rare material. Helen Keller, the American author, political activist and lecturer, whom I don't have to explain much about, and her instructor and li...
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Panda Books | Fantastic Fun & Learning

Panda Books | Fantastic Fun & Learning | Education Tips and Info | Scoop.it
Panda books: List includes fiction and nonfiction. Includes picture books and chapter books.
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Why Parents Need to Let Their Children Fail

Why Parents Need to Let Their Children Fail | Education Tips and Info | Scoop.it
A new study explores what happens to students who aren't allowed to suffer through setbacks.

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Kids iPad Learning Apps Winter 2013 « Imagination Soup | Fun Learning and Play Activities for Kids

Kids iPad Learning Apps Winter 2013 « Imagination Soup | Fun Learning and Play Activities for Kids | Education Tips and Info | Scoop.it
Ready for some new educational apps? I figured this was about the time you would be itching to get some new apps. Kids home for several weeks. Extra time. All of that.
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20 Mobile Apps For Learning Through Play

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20 Mobile Apps For Learning Through Play: The Role Of Play In Mobile Learning.

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Lee Wise's curator insight, January 25, 2013 5:29 AM

Thought some would apprecaite this... enjoy!  

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Wacky Books Will Hook Reluctant Readers « Imagination Soup | Fun Learning and Play Activities for Kids

Wacky Books Will Hook Reluctant Readers « Imagination Soup | Fun Learning and Play Activities for Kids | Education Tips and Info | Scoop.it
Imagine you're a book wanting a child to love you -- you got to go for the cheap laughs. Most of us like to laugh, especially kids.
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Top 10 Educational Apps for Preschoolers

Top 10 Educational Apps for Preschoolers | Education Tips and Info | Scoop.it
Come check out the top 10 educational apps for preschoolers. Five of the apps you must purchase and five are free.
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School Could Learn Lessons From Camp | Northstar Publishing

School Could Learn Lessons From Camp | Northstar Publishing | Education Tips and Info | Scoop.it

What if schools were more like camp? In this essay by Sunshine Parenting, the writer points out that children would be a lot happier in school if school learned some lessons from camp.

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