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Why You Truly Never Leave High School | New York Magazine

Why You Truly Never Leave High School | New York Magazine | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
New science on its corrosive, traumatizing effects.

 

By Jennifer Senior

 

"In the past couple of decades, studies across the social sciences have been designed around this new orientation. It has long been known, for instance, that male earning potential correlates rather bluntly with height. But it was only in 2004 that a trio of economists thought to burrow a little deeper and discovered, based on a sample of thousands of white men in the U.S. and Britain, that it wasn’t adult height that seemed to affect their subjects’ wages; it was their height at 16. (In other words, two white men measuring five-foot-eleven can have very different earning potential in the same profession, all other demographic markers being equal, just because one of them was shorter at 16.) Eight years later, Deborah Carr, a sociologist at Rutgers, observed something similar about adults of a normal weight: They are far more likely to have higher self-esteem if they were a normal weight, rather than overweight or obese, in late adolescence (Carr was using sample data that tracked weight at age 21, but she notes that heavy 21-year-olds were also likely to be heavy in high school). Robert Crosnoe, a University of Texas sociologist, will be publishing a monograph with a colleague this year that shows attractiveness in high school has lingering effects, too, even fifteen years later. “It predicted a greater likelihood of marrying,” says Crosnoe, “better earning potential, better mental health.” This finding reminds me of something a friend was told years ago by Frances Lear, head of the eponymous, now defunct magazine for women: “The difference between you and me is that I knew in high school I was beautiful.”

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Quite an interesting and well-written article...and it certainly feels, from personal experience, to be quite accurate.

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100 Search Engines For Academic Research ~ te@chthought

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100 Search Engines For Academic Research


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3 Different Things You Can Do With Google Classroom - Edudemic

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by Nikolaos Chatzopoulos


"Google’s advance in the education field has brought to schools around the globe affordable devices and effortless access to educational content. Google’s latest solution for learning is called Google Classroom. Although Google Classroom will be available at the beginning of the school year to all schools that have adopted Google Apps for Education, the Mountain View based company granted access to Google Classroom to a select few individuals in July. I was fortunate enough to be one of these early adopters/testers of Google Classroom, and I can honestly say that I am impressed by its simplicity, and its ability to seamlessly integrate Google Docs, Sheets,Drive, Gmail, and more in order to provide a wonderful and highly productive user experience."

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8 Free (and Nearly Free) Resources for English Language Learners -- THE Journal

8 Free (and Nearly Free) Resources for English Language Learners -- THE Journal | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
These digital and online tools can help your English language learners build vocabulary and improve their reading abilities while often putting them in control of their own learning.


by Dian Shaffhauser


"As schools struggle to get their heads around the proficiency expectations laid out in the Common Core and other newly revised state standards, perhaps nobody will struggle more than educators working with English language learners (ELLs). After all, ELLs have to build their content knowledge and their language skills simultaneously. On top of that, as it says in a report by nonprofit education consultancy WestEd, "Often, especially if they are recent immigrants, they also have to learn about and adapt to the culture of U.S. schools."


"One way that teachers can optimize their time with their ELLs is through the use of technology. These eight free (and nearly free) digital and online resources encourage students to improve their English by putting them in control of their own learning."

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Los Angeles Unified Cancels iPad Contract -- THE Journal

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by Dian Shaffhauser


"The largest school iPad deployment in the nation has been put on hold. In aletter to the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education, Superintendent John Deasy announced his decision to implement a new request for proposals (RFP) solicitation for personal computing devices for the district. "Moving forward," he wrote, "we will no longer utilize our current contract with Apple Inc." The tablet devices had already been deployed to 52 schools."

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Math Project Ideas Offer Examples of Project-Based Learning ~ Edutopia

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"These 160 math projects, from schools across the US, provide overviews, activities, assessment rubrics, work product descriptions, and ideas for reflection. Although they vary in format, you can adjust them to your students' learning situation, curriculum demands, etc. Projects from Teach21 PBL (West Virginia Dept of Education), and Math Matters in Indiana are very detailed and provide excellent project-based learning lesson plan templates."

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How many words is this picture worth?

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Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, August 24, 7:37 AM

Wish I knew the context of this photo or where it came from. Is it digitally altered? The photo was shared, but no original source given. Yes, the picture is worth more than a thousand words, and as a teacher I can see the possibilities of using this in the classroom after a study or refresher about the life of MLK. As a librarian, not knowing the source bothers me tremendously. I hope someone who reads this will add the missing information.

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@ MayraLovesBooks. I've only been able to find this url as a source for the picture. I tried using Google Reverse Image Search and with TinEye. http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BvqlwD3CcAAYW00.jpg
Mayra.Loves.Books's comment, August 25, 6:35 PM
That is what I did Jim Lerman , and it bugged me that I could not find a source for it! I will let you know if I find the source.
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"The mission of Plus magazine is elegant and wonderful: "to introduce readers to the beauty and the practical applications of mathematics." The magazine offers up a hearty dose of articles and podcasts on a diverse set of topics including algebra, geometry, mathematics in sports, and so on. The website has a number of fun features, including Dark Energy Say Cheese! and a fun sudoku-esque puzzle, Pandemonion! The sections here include Articles, Packages, Podcasts, and Reviews among others. The Podcasts are a delight and a short list of recent offerings includes "Do infinities exist in nature?" and "How many dimensions are there?" The Articles area is similarly rich and visitors can search through their archive, which includes several hundred items."

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ConnectED Program Offers Schools Almost $2B in Products, Services (EdSurge News)

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"Ten big companies, including Autodesk, Adobe, AT&T & Prezi, promised President Obama that they would give away millions of dollars worth of software and services to schools beginning this school year. Most of those materials are there for the asking--so do ask! (Prezi, a cool presentation software, just put up the link to get your free EDU subscription here.) For the full list, check out descriptions of the program here, with links about how your school can get the materials you want."

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Free Technology for Teachers: Use Google Drive to Share Videos Privately- Free Technology for Teachers

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"Google Drive is full of options that often go overlooked. One of those options is privately sharing videos. To share videos through Google Drive upload them to your Google Drive account, preview them, then share by using the sharing options at the top of the preview screen. The sharing options allow you specify who can access the video. The screenshots below outline the process. (Click the images to view them in full size)."


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Craig Crossley's curator insight, August 21, 7:25 PM

Google drive

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Yes, yes, yes. Google drive and One Drive have some great tools. This is a good tutorial for the process.

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6 Tools for Teachers

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Bill Gates highlights six promising apps and websites for making your teacher’s job easier: BetterLesson, Lightsail, ThinkCERCA, FineTune, Edmondo, and BloomBoard.

Via Elizabeth E Charles, Dean J. Fusto
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Smart Homework: How to Manage and Assess It | MiddleWeb

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3-Part Series by Rick Wormeli


"In the first installment of our smart homework series from author & teaching consultant Rick Wormeli, he made the case for take-home assignments that matter for learning and engage student interest. In Part 2, Rick suggested 13 guiding principles to help teachers create homework challenges that spark deeper learning. In this final article, Rick suggests some good ways to assess homeworkand manage the workload."

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100 Ways To Use Google Drive In The Classroom ~ TeachThought

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100 Ways To Use Google Drive In The Classroom

by onlineuniversities.com


"The Google Docs collection provides a streamlined, collaborative solution to writing papers, organizing presentations and putting together spreadsheets and reports. But besides the basic features, there are lots of little tricks and hacks you can use to make your Google Docs experience even more productive. Here are 100 great tips for using the documents, presentations and spreadsheets in Google Docs."

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11 Things I Wish I Had Known When I Started High School ~ Huffington Post

11 Things I Wish I Had Known When I Started High School ~ Huffington Post | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

by Carly Steyer


"It's a crazy thing: that moment when you realize that your high school days are coming to an end. Looking back at the last few years, I laugh at all the mistakes I made, all the weird things I wore because I thought they were stylish, all the times I freaked out over things which, in retrospect, are quite insignificant. I wouldn't change much of my high school experience, I don't think, even though there were some days where things went horribly wrong. But I do wish I'd known a few things when I stepped into those bustling hallways on the first day of freshman year. Yes, there are definitely a few words of advice that probably could have saved me lots of time, energy and tears."


via Natalie O'Neil

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5 stimulating web apps that will engage K-5 students | eSchool News

5 stimulating web apps that will engage K-5 students | eSchool News | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

by Sheree Schulson


"Sheree Schulson, a second and third grade teacher at Parkside Elementary School in Coral Springs, Fla., shares five interactive apps for K-5 students."
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10 Steps to Close Reading in Your Classroom | MiddleWeb

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by Nancy Boyles

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"What do students need to succeed in close reading? Literacy consultant Nancy Boyles outlines 10 steps in this MiddleWeb guest article, drawn from her recent Corwin book "Closer Reading: Better Prep, Smarter Lessons, Deeper Comprehension." Boyles, a former teacher and now a professor at Southern Connecticut State University, also includes five questions for teachers to consider before students get started."

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15 Apps Every Principal Should Have -- THE Journal

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Whether fostering collaboration, easing communication or tracking Common Core, these mission-critical apps keep today’s principals connected with their colleagues, students and parents.


by Greg Thompson


"There may be hundreds of thousands of apps in the various app stores, but only a minuscule percentage of those are actually useful, and an even smaller percentage are relevant to the job duties of the mobile-minded principal. To help separate the wheat from the chaff, THE Journal asked five tech-savvy principals in five different states to reveal their favorite work-related apps. "

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Four Skills to Teach Students In the First Five Days of School ~ Mind/Shift

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by Katrina Schwartz


"The first few days of school are a vital time to set the right tone for the rest of the year. Many teachers focus on important things like getting to know their students, building relationships and making sure students know what the classroom procedures will be. While those things are important, Alan November, a former teacher-turned-author and lecturer says the most important ideas to hammer home will help students learn on their own for the rest of the year."

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MaryFran's Google Docs Tutorials

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A list of online resources used to compliment Google Docs workshop given by MaryFran Lynch.
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What a Peruvian School Designed by IDEO Looks Like (EdSurge News)

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by Christina Quattrocchi


"Innova Schools aspires to be more than just an example of how first world ideas about blended learning and design thinking can be adapted in a developing country. It is trying to transform its country by closing the academic achievement gap, building Peru’s next generation of leaders, and making a profit while doing so."

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David Hain's curator insight, August 23, 12:02 AM

The school of the future?

Antonia Rudenstine's curator insight, August 23, 10:20 AM

Nice to see a new school model from IDEO.

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Get The Math

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"How does math get used in the "real world?" The short answer is that it is used to create hip-hop music, in fashion design, and through a number of other endeavors. This interactive website combines video and web interactive to help young people develop algebraic thinking skills for solving real-world problems. The series is funded by The Moody's Foundation, along with assistance from WNET and American Public Television. The sections of the site include The Challenges, Video, and Teachers. In The Challenges area, users will find video segments profiling the various young professionals who use math in their work, along with interactive tools to help students solve the challenges they are presented with. Moving on, the Teachers area includes resources for teachers, such as a training video showing how to use project materials in the classroom, along with student handouts. Visitors shouldn't miss the Basketball challenge, featuring NBA player Elton Brand talking about the problems presented by free throw shooting."

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4 Top-Rated Interactive Whiteboard Apps for Flipped Classrooms -- THE Journal

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Common Sense Media’s service Graphite, which offers independent ratings and reviews of learning apps and websites, has compiled this list of apps that facilitate collaboration among mobile devices in a flipped classroom.

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Pleasure Jim!
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Ten Popular Ed Tech Tools That Were Updated This Summer

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A couple of weeks ago I published a round-up of popular ed tech tools that were updated this summer. I had a couple of readers ask if they could print the post to pass out in their schools. Yes, you can. To make it easier to print I put the post into PDF format. In creating the PDF I changed some of the "click here" items to written URLs for finding video demonstrations of updated features. The PDF is embedded below, you can also click here for the PDF.


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Nickel Allergies on Rise as Devices Meet Skin ~ NY Times

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by Rachel Abrams


"As wearable devices become more popular, some doctors and consumers have expressed concerns about a lack of regulatory oversight to monitor the frequency of skin allergies and other reactions to certain metals or plastics used in the products.

"Nickel, one of the most common allergens in the United States, can be found in things like hand-held devices and jewelry. But unlike Europe, the United States has no restrictions on its widespread use in consumer products. That worries some doctors who say that the growing use of mobile and hand-held devices combined with a lack of regulatory oversight could lead to a spike in allergic reactions".

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How one school is encouraging middle-grades students to read, share books reading ~ Edutopia

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by Andrea Hernandez and Karin Schreir Hallett

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"Educators at a school in Florida are helping to create a community of readers by challenging students in grades 4 to 8 -- and teachers -- to read a book from every letter of the alphabet and share their thoughts about it. In this blog post, educators Andrea Hernandez and Karin Schreier Hallett share details of the program and describe the badges that can be earned."

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Excellent Google Drive Resources for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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by Med Kharbach


"On the occasion of the first back-to-school week, I compiled this list of excellent resources to help teachers make the best of Google Drive in their classrooms. I firmly believe that Google Drive is one of the elemental web tools with huge educational potential that every teacher should be able to tap into. However, the thing with so many of Google's services is that their power and usefulness lies in their hidden features. The resources below cover some of these features."

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