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Texas Studies Suggest Test Design Flaw in TAKS

Texas Studies Suggest Test Design Flaw in TAKS | Ripples | Scoop.it
New studies suggest that TAKS, the state standardized tests in Texas, may contain a serious flaw that makes them virtually useless in measuring the effects of classroom instruction.
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Best Practice Fits All

Best Practice Fits All | Ripples | Scoop.it
When you hear professional development described as "one size fits all", what do you imagine? Heads resting on hands? Glazed eyes? Sidebar conversations running rampant? I can relate-- I have sat i...
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How to Convert Google Spreadsheet Cells Into a Google Document

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HT Create a Custom Search Engine

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Awesome Poster Featuring 7 Ways to Engage Students in Class

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TEACHING IS….

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What If Every Teacher Tweeted?

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What If Every Teacher Tweeted?
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A Checklist for Back to School Night

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Back to School Night is often the first interaction a teacher has with parents and guardians. Here's a helpful checklist for educators of five must-haves for this special night.
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A Rare Must Read- Create a More Connected Classroom

A Rare Must Read- Create a More Connected Classroom | Ripples | Scoop.it
When my wife re-entered the teaching ranks last year, after staying home with our young kids for five years, I was once again allowed to live vicariously through a classroom. As an administrator of...
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HT Drive

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I want to be a #SmartAss by @TeacherToolkit

I want to be a #SmartAss by @TeacherToolkit | Ripples | Scoop.it
Marking is a tribulation in the life of every teacher. It is equally, the most constructive tool that a teacher can use to empower students and aid their learning; as well as your own teaching! Her...
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quoteflections: Uncommon Results

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Crowd-sourcing as a Class

Crowd-sourcing as a Class | Ripples | Scoop.it
The first few days of school can be a bit of a blur for students who are bombarded with syllabi and class rules. One of the ways I like to break the cycle of "sit and get" that first week of school is to use a crowdsourcing activity to put the responsibility of establishing expectations on my
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Video - How to Customize the Theme of Your Google Forms

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Track and Rate Skills

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Let's Get it Started!!! The Keys to Tech Savvy Teaching!

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Want PBL? Get BIE

Want PBL?  Get BIE | Ripples | Scoop.it
BIE is dedicated to improving 21st Century teaching & learning by creating & disseminating products, practices & knowledge for effective Project Based Learning.
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Hip-Hop In The Classroom With Flocabulary...And So Much More For Everyone!

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Tailor the Program to Students

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5 Google Classroom Mistakes

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What Do You Think? Devices or Not?

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Invest in girls

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Everything Teachers Need to Start Using a Chromebook

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How Long To Nap For The Biggest Brain Benefits

How Long To Nap For The Biggest Brain Benefits | Ripples | Scoop.it
Taking a nap, we've seen time and again, is like rebooting your brain.  Everyone likes to get a quick nap in every now and then, but napping may be as much of an art as it is a science. The Wall Street Journal offers recommendations for planning your perfect nap, including how long to nap an
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Things to do with QR Codes

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Build an Online Community to Complement Your in Class Community

Build an Online Community to Complement Your in Class Community | Ripples | Scoop.it
More and more teachers are venturing online with their students to enhance and extend the work done in the classroom. There are myriad benefits to engaging students online and replacing classic pen and paper assignments with more dynamic online lessons, asynchronous conversations and collaborative
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