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50 Education Twitter Hashtags Perfect For Parents

50 Education Twitter Hashtags Perfect For Parents | Learning, Teaching & Leading Today | Scoop.it

As a parent, it’s important to be a part of the discussion about education. Informed parents can make a difference, not just in the lives of their own children, but in schools, policy, and more.

 

You can stay in the loop and contribute your opinion by taking part in these Twitter chats and using these hashtags. Check out our list, and you’ll find more than 30 of the most relevant and useful hashtags for parents interested in education today.


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Education Collections: Excellent iPad App Store Featured Section This Week

Education Collections: Excellent iPad App Store Featured Section This Week | Learning, Teaching & Leading Today | Scoop.it

"Every Thursday the Featured area of the iPad App Store gets a refresh and adds some new and often topical featured sections. This week one of these is titled ‘Education Collections’ and it’s one of the best and most complete sections of this type that I’ve seen."

 

See also: http://goo.gl/DkzGT and then link to iTunes.


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Back to school: How parent involvement affects student achievement (At a glance)

Do all the PTA meetings, take-home flyers and Back to School nights actually generate increases in student achievement? (RT @smconstantino: Gr8 research summary on effects of fam eng on achievement.
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Presence Project | Life Moves Fast. Be Here Now.

Presence Project | Life Moves Fast. Be Here Now. | Learning, Teaching & Leading Today | Scoop.it

"A project from Stanford's Learning, Design, Technology program -- Howard

 

'In an always-on digital age, it isn’t just adults who struggle with distraction, multimedia multitasking, and their negative physical and emotional side effects. At key ages for brain development, children and tweens are trying to navigate their own uses of personal communication technologies. The tension that results between family members around one another’s habits has been hugely–and somewhat ironically–disconnecting.


We’ve observed that families need and want catalysts for dialogue–and action–around their use of digital devices. Yet our focus isn’t just on limiting screen time. We’ve developed a physical toolkit and supporting media to encourage collaborative reflection and exploration.'"


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