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NJ Spotlight | NJ Given Chance to Move Beyond No Child Left Behind

NJ Spotlight | NJ Given Chance to Move Beyond No Child Left Behind | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it

New Rules -- and Labels -- for Schools
Under No Child Left Behind, all New Jersey schools were determined to have made or not made “adequate yearly progress” (AYP) targets among every subset of children. If they did not -- and last year about half of all schools did not -- the schools faced a range of sanctions as more years passed.

Under the new system, New Jersey schools will now be divided into five categories, each with their own consequences:

 

Priority Schools: The 5 percent lowest-performing schools in overall achievement, give or take some leeway for those showing progress. 

 

Focus Schools: The next 10 percent of schools with the widest gaps in achievement between different subsets of students. 

 

At Risk Schools: Another 5 percent of schools that are on the cusp of being Focus or Priority schools, where they failed to meet progress targets for two consecutive years. 

 

Reward Schools: The schools in the top 10 percent of achievement overall or having the narrowest achievement gaps.

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How Impressive Are 'The Incredible Years'? Researchers Can't Say

How Impressive Are 'The Incredible Years'? Researchers Can't Say | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it

A new review of the research about The Incredible Years, an intervention composed of training programs for children, parents, and teachers intended to reduce children's aggression and improve their social skills, has found no clear conclusions can be drawn about the program's effectiveness for preschool age children with disabilities.

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Online menu helps food-allergic kids | EdNewsColorado

Online menu helps food-allergic kids | EdNewsColorado | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it
The AllerSchool system, which debuted this year in Colorado Springs District 11, lets parents see exactly what ingredients are in each day's school lunchroom...
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Technology opens up new worlds for children with autism

Technology opens up new worlds for children with autism | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it
Devices such as iPads and interactive whiteboards allow parents and educators to better assess what the children want and need...
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Five ways to promote a culture of smart thinking

Five ways to promote a culture of smart thinking | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it

Innovation has been a core theme in business over the past few years. The mantra is that companies need their employees to work smarter, not harder. As discussed in the book “Smart Thinking,” there are some straightforward things leaders can do to help everyone in their organization think more effectively.

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Making Videos on the Web by Richard Byrne

A guide for teachers and students. Create videos without purchasing any software or camera equipment.
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Blocking tech in classrooms impedes learning: Teachers

Blocking tech in classrooms impedes learning: Teachers | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it
Blocking social networks and banning cellphones in schools makes it difficult for teachers to do their jobs effectively in a digital world, a new report says.
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Seven Things Apple Doesn’t Tell You About iCloud | Mac|Life

Seven Things Apple Doesn’t Tell You About iCloud | Mac|Life | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it

Sure, there’s plenty to love about iCloud. After all, it’s a giant step up from Apple’s previous cloud efforts like MobileMe and .Mac, and it’s free. So what’s to complain about? Unfortunately, iCloud can’t do everything, so here’s a look at what Apple doesn’t tell you about their cloud service.

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Android 5.0 'Jelly Bean' May Arrive By Summer

Android 5.0 'Jelly Bean' May Arrive By Summer | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it

It's no secret that Android 4.0 ICS has been majorly disappointing. With hardly any hardware that supports it and less than one percent of the Android smartphone and tablet population running ICS, it's practically doomed. A report claims Google might just leapfrog ICS with Android 5.0 Jellybean later this year.

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Nook 8GB Tablet coming on February 22 to better compete with Kindle Fire

Nook 8GB Tablet coming on February 22 to better compete with Kindle Fire | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it

The Nook Tablet's biggest problem so far has been that it costs $50 more than Amazon's Kindle Fire while targeting the same budget-conscious Android tablet market. That's likely to change...

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The Game Changer: Dwight Jones faces tough odds in his new role leading Clark County School District in Nevada | District Administration Magazine

The Game Changer: Dwight Jones faces tough odds in his new role leading Clark County School District in Nevada | District Administration Magazine | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it

My friend, colleague, and role model...

 

Before the sun rises most days, Dwight D. Jones is at the office. Since becoming superintendent of the Clark County School District (CCSD) in Nevada last December, 4:30 a.m. arrivals are common. “There’s just hardly enough time in the day,” Jones says.

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Social Media: It Does Have a Place in the Classroom

Social Media: It Does Have a Place in the Classroom | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it

Social media is the latest cultural “bad boy.” Like rock’n roll before it, social media is being blamed by critics for corrupting the youth of America.

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How Higher Education Is Going Digital [INFOGRAPHIC]

How Higher Education Is Going Digital [INFOGRAPHIC] | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it
Etextbooks and online learning communities are just a few of the ways colleges and universities are dabbling in digital. This graphic breaks it down.
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Colorado teacher-evaluation bill signed into law - The Denver Post

Colorado teacher-evaluation bill signed into law - The Denver Post | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it
Rules that change how teachers and principals will be evaluated — and how they will earn or lose tenure — were signed into law this morning by Gov.
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A Last-Minute Deal on Teacher Evaluations – SchoolBook

A Last-Minute Deal on Teacher Evaluations – SchoolBook | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it
UPDATED | After an all-night negotiating session in Albany, New York State education officials and the state teachers union reached an agreement on a new teacher evaluation system on Thursday, just hours before a deadline imposed by Gov.
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Nagler launches online certificate program for educators - NorthJersey.com

Longtime Teaneck resident and nationally recognized technology expert Deborah Nagler is taking classroom technology into her own hands.
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Report says giving iPads to kindergartners increases test scores

Report says giving iPads to kindergartners increases test scores | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it

A program that last fall provided iPad tablet computers to a group of kindergarten students in Maine was shown to improve their test scores, a report released last Wednesday shows. The students used the devices for pre-reading lessons, and preliminary tests showed their scores were statistically higher in recognizing sounds and writing letters than those of students who did not use the devices, the report found.

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The Super Book of Web Tools for Educators

A guide to educational technology for teachers, administrators, and students.
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Free Technology for Teachers: Flipping Your Classroom With Free Web Tools - Guest Post

The Flipped Classroom is gaining steam in schools across the world. Flipped classes focus on student interaction and engagement in class and a major component is the technology that can be used to create, deliver, and collaborate.

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Using technology in the classroom requires experience and guidance, report finds

Using technology in the classroom requires experience and guidance, report finds | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it

It’s older, more experienced teachers – not younger, so-called digital natives – who are experimenting more with new technology in the classroom, a new report suggests.

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Five iOS Features OS X Mountain Lion Will Bring to the Mac | Mac|Life

Five iOS Features OS X Mountain Lion Will Bring to the Mac | Mac|Life | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it

The internet is buzzing with news about OS X Mountain Lion’s emergence this summer and we can't help but get excited about how Apple will revolutionizing operating systems...yet again.

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Will you use SkyDrive for iPhone and Windows Phones?

Will you use SkyDrive for iPhone and Windows Phones? | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it

SkyDrive is Microsfot's personal cloud storage for your documents, notes, photos and videos, but will you use it?

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YouTube for Schools Makes its Debut | District Administration Magazine

YouTube for Schools Makes its Debut | District Administration Magazine | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it

The Web 2.0 video site launched YouTube for Schools on Dec. 12, which allows schools to sign up for the site’s education channel, YouTube EDU, which previously only hosted videos from colleges and university professors. By joining this site, schools automatically disable certain often distracting features, such as posting comments.

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Primary Ideas: Google Earth in Math

Primary Ideas: Google Earth in Math | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it

Some interesting ideas for using Google Earth in math class

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Matthew Rowland's curator insight, April 15, 2013 7:53 PM

This is an awesome source. How to use Google Earth in the math classroom.

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Educators for Excellence: NYC will use outside evaluators for the weakest teachers

Educators for Excellence: NYC will use outside evaluators for the weakest teachers | @iSchoolLeader Magazine | Scoop.it
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