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The Persistent Appeal of Technology in Learning

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The technology they use in their personal lives just makes sense for use in their learning as well. If a student badly wanted a new tablet or app for his or her own personal use but wanted nothing to do with it for any kind of learning whatsoever, we may need to look at the disconnect.

But there are other reasons why education consistently turns to technology


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Neil Riley's curator insight, June 1, 2013 1:43 AM

Huge advocate of Life Long Learning and the use of personal technology breaks down the barrier between the 'classroom' and the workplace.

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I like the emphasis on connections---making connections among curricular disciplines and technology uses.
NikitaWilliams's curator insight, June 6, 2013 9:55 PM

A must read for all educators involved in technology education. Anyone who reads this will know exactly what to look for in a resource for helping develop Design & Digital Technology understandings.

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Using Football Science to Tackle STEM Education

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More people watch the Super Bowl than vote in a Presidential election.
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What Students Do Better Than Teachers

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What Students Do Better Than Teachers


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Both Dewey and Whitehead commented that children live in the present and long-term goals are the work of adults.

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50 Questions To Promote Metacognition In Students

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50 Questions To Help Students Think About What They Think
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NPR: To Boost Attendance & Scores, Many Schools Add Gym & Art back to the mix

NPR: To Boost Attendance & Scores, Many Schools Add Gym & Art back to the mix | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it
After years of cutbacks, Milwaukee Public Schools are re-hiring teachers for classes beyond the basic . They are hoping to retain students as well as boost attendance and test scores.

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California Senate Elects Latino Leader

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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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Social Media in Education

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Image Credit: Edudemic Social Media in education—we’ve all listened to presentations, discussed classroom applications on the way to lunch, and shared best practices as best we can. Today I’m think...
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Education Reform is the new New Math - Washington Post (blog)

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Education Reform is the new New Math Washington Post (blog) Both our current set of education reforms and those of the late '50s and '60s were pushed through in large part because of concerns over America falling behind the rest of the world in...
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Frustrated Orange teacher decries 'toxic culture of education' - Orlando Sentinel

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Frustrated Orange teacher decries 'toxic culture of education' Orlando Sentinel Since then, nearly 30,000 people on YouTube have viewed the University High School teacher's impassioned attack on high-stakes testing, Common Core academic standards,...
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Teacher Protections Violate Student Rights, Calif. Judge Finds

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The ruling, which the state's teachers' unions have vowed to appeal, finds that California laws governing teacher tenure and dismissal violate the constitutional rights of students.

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K-12 District Leaders Evolving Into Smarter Ed-Tech Consumers - Education Week News

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Education Week News K-12 District Leaders Evolving Into Smarter Ed-Tech Consumers Education Week News School leaders debating whether to buy educational technology often find themselves weighing the promised benefits against their worst...
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Baseball Pitches

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  MAIN ACTIVITIES Vocabulary expansion, prediction, sports idioms SUITABLE FOR  Upper Intermediate (B2) and above TEACHER'S NOTES    (Click here for a pdf of the Teacher's Notes.) STEP 1 Show ...

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Cultivating teacher leaders at your school

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Teacher leaders are the backbone of our work, and we as school administrators can't do it alone. Let's take a look at some innovative efforts that are changing schools around the country.

 


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An Educator’s Guide to the Immigration Debate | Teaching Tolerance

An Educator’s Guide to the Immigration Debate | Teaching Tolerance | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it

 

"Who’s Invited? 


It’s a question barely asked for the first 85 years of the country’s history. Even as the states voted to ratify the Constitution, the doors to immigrants—at least to Western European immigrants—were wide open. The nation needed settlers to fill up the newly-organized territories that extended to the Mississippi and, except for some worries about immigrants entangling the country in foreign intrigue, most immigrants were welcomed without question and with little red tape.


The process of immigration was virtually unregulated. There was no national office to oversee the admission of immigrants. If a person could afford to pay for passage, he was almost guaranteed entry into the United States. Only those with terrible diseases (such as yellow fever or smallpox) were kept out, and they were simply quarantined until they were no longer contagious.


In the mid-1840s, when the first great wave of poverty-stricken Irish immigrants arrived, new factories and a growing web of railroads absorbed the unskilled labor. Even though Irish labor was welcome, the Irish themselves weren’t—groups like the nativist Know-Nothing Party saw these immigrants’ Catholicism, poverty and lack of education as a cultural threat.


The need for labor, coupled with a seemingly endless expanse of open country, kept immigration wide open until the 1880s. That decade brought the first restriction in the form of the Chinese Exclusion Act, passed only after the West Coast railroads were built and the low-cost labor the Chinese supplied was no longer needed. This decade also ushered in federal control, most notably in the establishment of immigrant intake stations, such as Ellis Island."

 

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HT Maureen Costello who also has a bunch of other posts on tolerance.org 


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Albert Einstein's Reply to a Female Fan's Confession Should Be in Every Science Textbook

"I hope you will not think any the less of me for being a girl!"
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Art Teaching for a New Age

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Today's students have grown up using powerful creative technology in a way that no previous generation has. So what do we need to teach them?

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"Art making has changed radically in recent years. Artists have become increasingly interested in crossing disciplinary boundaries—choreographers use video, sculpture, and text; photographers create "paintings" with repurposed textiles. New technologies enable new kinds of work, like interactive performances with both live and Web-based components. International collaboration has become de rigueur. Art and design pervade the culture"

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New Classroom Poster on How to Critically Judge...

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New Classroom Poster on How to Critically Judge Online Content http://t.co/MXArJUrIsz (via @medkh9) #edtech #edchat (New Classroom Poster on How to Critically Judge Online Content ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, June 25, 11:49 AM

Very interesting article!

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10 Great Multicultural Children's Books

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The lack of diversity in children's books is, sadly, nothing new -- as NPR pointed out in a new article on the subject, book critics have been talking about the problem for some 50 years. The lates...

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Jeff LeMaster's curator insight, June 25, 11:41 AM

it's a small world after all

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Suspensions, Expulsions, Arrests Don't Work: On School Discipline, We Can Do Better

Suspensions, Expulsions, Arrests Don't Work: On School Discipline, We Can Do Better | Innovation Disruption in Education | Scoop.it

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.


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Bob Farrace's curator insight, June 17, 7:54 AM

It merits repeating: "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."

This principle is the hallmark of NASSP's Breaking Ranks framework. Supportive relationships are an essential condition, not just for discipline, but for any school-improvement initiative.

Nancy J. Herr's curator insight, June 17, 9:49 AM

The article makes the point that maybe we can't do everything at once, but the important think is to pick an issue and work on it. You are planning for next year now. Make your discipline policies a priority,

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Common Core, in 9-Year-Old Eyes

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Chrispin Alcindor, a Brooklyn fourth grader, was once a top student. But rigorous new academic standards — and the exams that accompany them — have frayed his confidence.
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10 Ways Literacy Can Promote A Deeper Understanding Of Math

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10 Ways Literacy Can Promote A Deeper Understanding Of Math

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The technology of touch

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As we move through the world, we have an innate sense of how things feel -- the sensations they produce on our skin and how our bodies orient to them. Can technology leverage this? In this fun, fascinating TED-Ed lesson, learn about the field of haptics, and how it could change everything from the way we shop online to how dentists learn the telltale feel of a cavity.

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3 Ways of Getting Student Feedback to Improve Your Teaching

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During the summer, you'll want to improve your teaching and lessons, but how do you decide where to start? Your students! I use these three ways to get feedback from my students on my lessons, activi
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What Makes a Great School Leader?

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This is the time of year when, for many different reasons, some teachers consider taking positions at other schools. I've received a number of calls from friends and colleagues this spring asking for (For admin.
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Resources for Assessment in Project-Based Learning

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Resources by Topic:

Best Practices for PBL Assessment
PBL and Standardized Tests
Research on PBL Assessment





Project-based learning (PBL) demands excellent assessment practices to ensure that

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instruction was effective and that learning took place

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Students Learn Best When You Do This

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Students Learn Best When You Do This

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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, June 3, 7:14 PM
rather powerful stuff! Learning is the important thing, right?
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5 Tools to Help Students Learn How to Learn

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Helping students learn how to learn: That's what most educators strive for, and that's the goal of inquiry learning. That skill transfers to other academic subject areas and even to the workplace where employers have consistently said that they want creative, innovative and adaptive thinkers. Inquiry learning is an integrated approach that includes kinds of learning: content, literacy, information literacy, learning how to learn, and social or collaborative skills. Students think about the choices they make throughout the process and the way they feel as they learn. Those observations are as important as the content they learn or the projects they create.


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