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The Surprisingly Simple Change That Totally Turned One School Around

The Surprisingly Simple Change That Totally Turned One School Around | Engineering Better Teachers | Scoop.it
All we are saying is give kids a chance.
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Standardized test questions kids have to answer that don’t even count

Standardized test questions kids have to answer that don’t even count | Engineering Better Teachers | Scoop.it
Parents and students may not know this, but all of the questions kids have to answer on standardized tests don't actually count. Here's why.
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How to Develop Digital Literacies in yourself and others

A presentation for JISC Regional Support Centre West Midlands' event, Discover-e 2012: Preparing Learners for a Digital Future http://info.rsc-wm.ac.uk/events/e...
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Misdirection and self-interest: How Heinemann and Lucy Calkins are rewriting the Common Core

Misdirection and self-interest: How Heinemann and Lucy Calkins are rewriting the Common Core | Engineering Better Teachers | Scoop.it

Kathleen Porter-Magee attacks Calkins et al. on "co-opting" common core. I haven't read the book but it seems to be another front in th war against Calkin's "balanced literacy program." ....."Instead of a helpful resource, their new book simply defends existing--and poorly aligned--curricular material."

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Little Story Maker App: Listening, Reading, Customizing, Personalizing | Langwitches Blog

Little Story Maker App: Listening, Reading, Customizing, Personalizing | Langwitches Blog | Engineering Better Teachers | Scoop.it

Langwitches blog: I am completely impressed with the “Little Story Maker” App by Grasshopper Apps. (Thank you to Karen Lirenman, a first Grade teacher from Surrey, BC, Canada) I happen to visit my little niece in Canada this past week.

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The Irreplaceables | TNTP

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The Irreplaceables, a new report by TNTP, documents the real teacher retention crisis in America’s schools: not simply a failure to retain enough teachers, but a failure to retain the right teachers.
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Education leaders: Quality trumps quantity in instructional time « Des Moines Register Staff Blogs

Education leaders: Quality trumps quantity in instructional time «  Des Moines Register Staff Blogs | Engineering Better Teachers | Scoop.it
Education leaders: Quality trumps quantity in instructional time « Des Moines Register Staff Blogs from The Des Moines Register...
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mathematics « Co-Creating Solutions: A Blog by CTL

mathematics « Co-Creating Solutions: A Blog by CTL | Engineering Better Teachers | Scoop.it

Mathematical Reasoning and Sense Making in Middle Grades – Where Is It??? 0

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Reflections on Connected Learning's Mozilla Webmaker Episode: Digital Literacy Through Making and Sharing | NWP Digital Is

Reflections on Connected Learning's Mozilla Webmaker Episode: Digital Literacy Through Making and Sharing | NWP Digital Is | Engineering Better Teachers | Scoop.it

Connected Learning’s most recent webcast features Mark Surman, Executive Director at Mozilla, and members of the Mozilla Open Bages project, Carla Casilli and Doug Belshaw, along with Jon Worona and Elizabeth Dill who are both librarians. Howard Rheingold serves as the moderator. You can view the entire webcast and find resources and links related to the conversation here.

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George Will: Chicago facing test of wills over education

George Will: Chicago facing test of wills over education | Engineering Better Teachers | Scoop.it
Unions can wound themselves by injuring their industries (e.g., steel and autos), but primary blame for improvident contracts with public employees belongs to the elected public officials who grant them.
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Testing mandates flunk cost-benefit analysis

Testing mandates flunk cost-benefit analysis | Engineering Better Teachers | Scoop.it
Here’s a cost-benefit analysis of the accountability movement now being administered in public education, primarily in the form of testing mandates. It flunks.
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Socialization

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Socialization
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News Distribution Network - Shared Video

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College Celebration Day at Southern Connecicut State University for 7th graders from New Haven Public Schools 

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Making the Case for Student Controlled Devices

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The following is a guest post by Sam Gliksman, one of SimpleK12's presenters.
Click here to watch Sam's Webinars inside the Teacher Learni
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Cyberbullying Not as Common as Regular Bullying [STUDY]

Cyberbullying Not as Common as Regular Bullying [STUDY] | Engineering Better Teachers | Scoop.it

STOP the Fear mongering to keep tech out of schools. Cyberbullying has become a critical issue in recent years, but according to a new study, face-to-face bullying is still far more common.

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Initial Impressions of sCoolWork - Digital Writing, Digital Teaching

Initial Impressions of sCoolWork - Digital Writing, Digital Teaching | Engineering Better Teachers | Scoop.it

@hickstro Earlier today, I had the opportunity to talk with the co-founders of sCoolWork, Alex Dayan and Sachar Tal, about their service and how it might help students come better writers.

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School Models Show How To Increase Teacher Pay Within Current Budget

School Models Show How To Increase Teacher Pay Within Current Budget | Engineering Better Teachers | Scoop.it
As part of its “Opportunity Culture” initiative to help close achievement gaps and meet rising global education standards, Public Impact used financial analyses to show that redesigning teacher roles to allow them to reach more students could...
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Mark Anderson's Blog » The iPad & Critical Pedagogy

Mark Anderson's Blog » The iPad & Critical Pedagogy | Engineering Better Teachers | Scoop.it
This past year preparing for the launch of iPads has been an interesting one for sure.
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How to Determine the Author's Attitude Towards the Topic

How to Determine the Author's Attitude Towards the Topic | Engineering Better Teachers | Scoop.it
This video gives some good information about how to determine and analyze the author's point of view and attitude towards the topic. Why is this an important skill? Watch the video and find out!
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Political Pioneers or Bed Texters?

Political Pioneers or Bed Texters? | Engineering Better Teachers | Scoop.it
Youth may not all be digital activists, but participatory politics are a significant dimension of their political lives.
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ISTE 2012 Tuesday Keynote Featuring Yong Zhao

Dr. Yong Zhao addresses ISTE 2012 attendees on the topic of " Global, Creative, and Entrepreneurial: Defining High-Quality Education." How do you prepare stu...
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