With the recent announcement that Google Classroom will be available to all Google Apps for Education schools by the week of August 11th, schools that have also adopted iPads are interested in exploring the platform to determine if it will integrate into their existing deployment to provide a helpful and approachable workflow solution. While there …
The California state Senate has elected Kevin de Leon, a Latino, as leader. On Monday, the Senate named as its next leader a Los Angeles Democrat who is best known for championing policies benefiting low-wage workers and their children.
By voice vote, the 40-member chamber elected Sen. Kevin de Leon to succeed Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg of Sacramento, who will step down Oct. 15, about seven weeks after this year's legislative session has ended. De Leon, 47, will become just the second Latino leader of the Senate, and the first in more than 130 years.
Steinberg described de Leon as a lawmaker who is not afraid to lead. He cited his role last year in pushing a bill that gave immigrants in the country illegally a way to obtain driver's licenses, an attempt that succeeded after several years of failure. "Kevin is smart. He is seasoned. He is hungry to get big things done," Steinberg told his colleagues before the vote.
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He suggests the best way to build equitable classroom technology use is to create a culture of trust. That takes time, but Mills said teachers need to give students a chance to prove themselves before displaying mistrust. “Instead of automatically saying, ‘I don’t trust you,’ why not create opportunities where you can trust them,” he said.
As we all know, our minds are changing as technology integrates more and more into our lives. The use of technology in traditionally social situations has become so rife it that games have been invented in order to keep people off their phones. In schools, it is evident that children and teenagers spend more time taking …
5 Ways Teacher-Powered Schools Are Transforming American Public Education Huffington Post (blog) In education, accountability trickles down: federal leaders pressure states, states pressure districts, districts pressure principals, and principals...
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Stick a few hundred kids together in a building for six hours and you can bet that a few are going to misbehave. How teachers and administrators should react to rule infractions -- especially more serious ones -- is perennial problem. What’s a better way? The overarching principle emphasized in the report is the creation of more positive environments in schools and classrooms, and more supportive relationships among students, teachers, and administration.