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Future Ready Schools: Building Technology Infrastructure for Learning | Office of Educational Technology

Future Ready Schools: Building Technology Infrastructure for Learning | Office of Educational Technology | "If this isn't nice, I don't know what is." - K. Vonnegut | Scoop.it
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▶ A new medium for the written word - YouTube

A new medium for the written word. What is Booktrack?
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Republicans Demand Return of Passive Obama - The New Yorker

Republicans Demand Return of Passive Obama - The New Yorker | "If this isn't nice, I don't know what is." - K. Vonnegut | Scoop.it
The G.O.P. threatened that if Obama does not return to his ineffectual ways at once, “he will face the prospect of being a two-term President.”
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Home | "If this isn't nice, I don't know what is." - K. Vonnegut | Scoop.it
Flip learning App, scaffold effective pedagogy with this simple mobile app
that works across all platforms
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Snow days turn digital at more schools

Snow days turn digital at more schools | "If this isn't nice, I don't know what is." - K. Vonnegut | Scoop.it
Sledding hills across the country may be a bit quieter this winter as snowstorms no longer mean a break from schoolwork for some students. An increasing number of districts are using e-learning to kee
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Crowdsourcing Ideas for Better School Policies

Crowdsourcing Ideas for Better School Policies | "If this isn't nice, I don't know what is." - K. Vonnegut | Scoop.it
Crowdsourcing tools are slowly working their way into the education policy world, designed to give teachers and school district employees more say on big decisions that affect their school environment. One site called for employees to submit ideas that could help improve the safety of students and staff at school.
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High-achieving teacher sues state over evaluation labeling her ‘ineffective’

High-achieving teacher sues state over evaluation labeling her ‘ineffective’ | "If this isn't nice, I don't know what is." - K. Vonnegut | Scoop.it
The lawsuit could affect New York State's entire teacher evaluation system.
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Learn to Code, Code to Learn

Learn to Code, Code to Learn | "If this isn't nice, I don't know what is." - K. Vonnegut | Scoop.it
In this demo-filled talk MIT's Mitch Resnick, one of the main creators of the kids coding program called Scratch, outlines the benefits of teaching kids to
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United Way Center Supports Teen Parents, Allows Them To Finish School - CBS Baltimore

United Way Center Supports Teen Parents, Allows Them To Finish School - CBS Baltimore | "If this isn't nice, I don't know what is." - K. Vonnegut | Scoop.it
The United Way of Central Maryland unveils a new way to help young people
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Digital Citizenship k-6

Digital Citizenship k-6 | "If this isn't nice, I don't know what is." - K. Vonnegut | Scoop.it
Digital Citizenship is a suite of resources for early stage 1/stage 1, stage 2 and stage 3 students to support safe online behaviour. This resource includes game-based learning, lessons, videos, and parent and teacher support materials.
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Why child poverty in the US may be much worse than you realize

Why child poverty in the US may be much worse than you realize | "If this isn't nice, I don't know what is." - K. Vonnegut | Scoop.it
However you measure it, the US has a child poverty problem
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Report cites high suspension rates for charter schools - The Boston Globe

Report cites high suspension rates for charter schools - The Boston Globe | "If this isn't nice, I don't know what is." - K. Vonnegut | Scoop.it
Boston charter schools are far more likely than traditional school systems to suspend students, usually for minor infractions such as violating dress codes or being disrespectful.
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Dan Pink's New TV Series Airs Next Monday!

Dan Pink's New TV Series Airs Next Monday! | "If this isn't nice, I don't know what is." - K. Vonnegut | Scoop.it
As I mentioned earlier this month, Dan Pink's new television show, Crowd Control, airs next Monday on the National Geographic Channel (Monday, November 24th at 9PM ET). Dan is best known among educ...
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Blended Learning: Why are superintendents in Washington, D.C. this week?

Blended Learning: Why are superintendents in Washington, D.C. this week? | "If this isn't nice, I don't know what is." - K. Vonnegut | Scoop.it
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22 Ways To Use Twitter For Learning Based On Bloom’s Taxonomy

22 Ways To Use Twitter For Learning Based On Bloom’s Taxonomy | "If this isn't nice, I don't know what is." - K. Vonnegut | Scoop.it
via TeachThought Last year we created a “twitter spectrum,” an image that clarified different ways that twitter could be used in the classroom in (hopefully) authentic ways. TeachBytes has followed that up with an excellent graphic of their own that uses a pure Bloom’s Taxonomy approach. The specific ideas range from “remix trending tweets with video and …
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Showbie - The paperless classroom made simple

Showbie - The paperless classroom made simple | "If this isn't nice, I don't know what is." - K. Vonnegut | Scoop.it
Showbie makes it easy to assign, collect and review student work in iPad classrooms.
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We're Facing a Global Marshmallow Test | Big Think

We're Facing a Global Marshmallow Test | Big Think | "If this isn't nice, I don't know what is." - K. Vonnegut | Scoop.it
We’re facing and failing a global "Marshmallow Test." Even if not individually, we’ve become systemically less good at making smart now-vs.-later decisions. And economics isn’t helping -- it advises "discounting" the future.  
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Venn Diagram - ReadWriteThink

Venn Diagram - ReadWriteThink | "If this isn't nice, I don't know what is." - K. Vonnegut | Scoop.it
This interactive tool allows students to create Venn diagrams that contain two or three overlapping circles, enabling them to organize their information logically.
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Putting students in charge to close the achievement gap - The Hechinger Report

Putting students in charge to close the achievement gap  - The Hechinger Report | "If this isn't nice, I don't know what is." - K. Vonnegut | Scoop.it
In an 11th-grade English class at Pittsfield Middle High School in rural New Hampshire, Jenny Wellington’s students were gathered in a circle debating Henry David Thoreau’s positions on personal responsibility. “Do you think Thoreau really was about ‘every man for himself’?” asked one 16-year-old boy. “He lived alone in the woods and didn’t want to …
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Ten Ideas To Move Classroom Technology Closer To Blended Learning

Ten Ideas To Move Classroom Technology Closer To Blended Learning | "If this isn't nice, I don't know what is." - K. Vonnegut | Scoop.it
Welcome to a post where I reflect on the idea of blended learning. In this post I will attempt to provide 10 ideas that can turn simple technology integration into a blended learning environment. F...
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The eight worst predictions in the history of technology - Telegraph

The eight worst predictions in the history of technology - Telegraph | "If this isn't nice, I don't know what is." - K. Vonnegut | Scoop.it
Technology moves at a dizzying pace, making predictions about the industry nearly impossible. But this doesn't stop people from having a go - often with hilarious results
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MathChat - Math homework help from friends

MathChat - Math homework help from friends | "If this isn't nice, I don't know what is." - K. Vonnegut | Scoop.it
Get MathChat - Math homework help from friends on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.
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