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Articles about technology and education for my colleagues at Iola Scandinavia Schools
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The 32-Million Word Gap

An excerpt from our correspondent's new book on where intelligence comes from -- and why exposure to words as a child matters
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The Racial Achievement Gap, Segregated Schools, and Segregated Neighborhoods – A Constitutional Insult

Publication in: Race and Social Problems 6 (4), December 2014. Abstract Social and economic disadvantage – not only poverty, but a host of associated conditions – depresses student performance. Concentrating students with these disadvantages in racially and economically homogenous schools depresses it further. Schools that the most disadvantaged black children attend are segregated because they …
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Privacy Concerns for ClassDojo and Other Tracking Apps for Schoolchildren

Privacy Concerns for ClassDojo and Other Tracking Apps for Schoolchildren | I-S Teacher Resources | Scoop.it
Many teachers say the ClassDojo app helps them record classroom conduct, but critics are wary of such apps’ ramifications for data privacy and fairness.
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12 Ways to Avoid Student Humiliation

12 Ways to Avoid Student Humiliation | I-S Teacher Resources | Scoop.it
Embarrassing or belittling students may interfere with learning and lead to long-term resentment. Teachers should treat students respectfully and be mindful of their feelings.
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[Marzano 13 Best Practices] Implementation Tips and Biggest Challenges | Edmentum Blog

[Marzano 13 Best Practices] Implementation Tips and Biggest Challenges | Edmentum Blog | I-S Teacher Resources | Scoop.it
Despite the explosive growth of online learning, there is a shortage of research that examines the effect of instructional strategies on student academic outcomes in an online learning environment.
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ASCD Express 10.05 - 12 Steps to Get Students Talking

ASCD Express 10.05 - 12 Steps to Get Students Talking | I-S Teacher Resources | Scoop.it
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner. Our 175,000 members in 119 countries are professional educators from all levels and subject areas––superintendents, supervisors, principals, teachers, professors of education, and school board members.
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The 5 Minute Lesson Plan

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*Update* August 2014 The 5 Minute Lesson Plan is moving to a digital format from September 2014!  There will be a beta testing group. If you would like to see a preview of the software, click here....
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Preparing Your Students for the Challenges of Tomorrow

Preparing Your Students for the Challenges of Tomorrow | I-S Teacher Resources | Scoop.it
Here are six ways to prepare students for their future, including the ability to collaborate, evaluate information accuracy, and make every day a learning experience.
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7 Questions to Ask Parents at the Beginning of the Year

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Seven questions teachers can ask parents at the start of the year with the intention of building a partnership to support their child's learning.
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Education Gap Grows Between Rich and Poor, Studies Show

The widening achievement gap between affluent and low-income students has received less attention than the divide between white and black students, which has narrowed significantly.
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The Teacher Curse No One Wants to Talk About

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By incorporating facts, novelty, examples, analogies, and emotion; and cycling content, telling content-related stories, and making lessons multisensory, we can make learning easier for our students.
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Goal Valuation: Valuing the Goals of School—Strategies to Increase the Intrinsic Value of Tasks in Your Class

Goal Valuation: Valuing the Goals of School—Strategies to Increase the Intrinsic Value of Tasks in Your Class | I-S Teacher Resources | Scoop.it
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Thinking About Classroom Dojo – Why Not Just Tase Your Kids Instead? | Teaching Ace

Thinking About Classroom Dojo – Why Not Just Tase Your Kids Instead? | Teaching Ace | I-S Teacher Resources | Scoop.it
I think this is one of the most important issues in education today, and one that needs to be talked about.  As the new school year is beginning, it is critical to have good classroom management.  Classroom Dojo is not that. Before I begin, I admit that I have never used Classroom Dojo.
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ProTip Wednesday: 7 Easy Standards-Based Grading Hacks | Higher Order Teachers

ProTip Wednesday: 7 Easy Standards-Based Grading Hacks | Higher Order Teachers | I-S Teacher Resources | Scoop.it
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Noam Chomsky on the Dangers of Standardized Testing

Noam Chomsky on the Dangers of Standardized Testing | I-S Teacher Resources | Scoop.it
"The assessment itself is completely artificial. It’s not ranking teachers in accordance with their ability to help develop children who will reach their potential, explore their creative interests...
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How To Get More Out Of Google | Visual.ly

How To Get More Out Of Google | Visual.ly | I-S Teacher Resources | Scoop.it
There is a lot more to efficient Googling than you might think: in a recent study on student research skills, 3 out of 4 students couldn’t perform a
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WeAreTeachers: 5 Ways of Coping With DEVOLSON: The Dark, Evil Vortex of Late September, October and November

WeAreTeachers: 5 Ways of Coping With DEVOLSON: The Dark, Evil Vortex of Late September, October and November | I-S Teacher Resources | Scoop.it
The first few months of school can sometimes feel like a whirling tornado of awful. Here's how to cope.
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The Epic BYOD Toolchest (51 Tools You Can Use Now)

The Epic BYOD Toolchest (51 Tools You Can Use Now) | I-S Teacher Resources | Scoop.it
Edutopia blogger Vicki Davis shares a wealth of apps and platforms that can facilitate teaching and maximize learning within a BYOD classroom and school environment. She counts 51, and these are just her favorites!
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All That Teachers Need to Know about Remind (101) ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

All That Teachers Need to Know about Remind (101) ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | I-S Teacher Resources | Scoop.it
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Google Classroom - @GUHSDtech

Google Classroom - @GUHSDtech | I-S Teacher Resources | Scoop.it
Information, workshops, help, and more from Educational Technology Services in the Grossmont Union High School District.
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