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Low Income Students' Test Scores Leap 30% With Smartphone Use

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Qualcomm's Wireless Reach Initiative aims to conquer the digital divide between those who can afford wireless internet access and those who can't.
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Free Technology for Teachers: An Interactive Map of The Odyssey

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Haruki Murakami: 'I'm an outcast of the Japanese literary world. Critics, writers, many of them don't like me'

Haruki Murakami: 'I'm an outcast of the Japanese literary world. Critics, writers, many of them don't like me' | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
The books interview: The cult novelist talks to Steven Poole about mystery and music in his fiction
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Back-to-School Pictures: Exploring Education Around the World

Back-to-School Pictures: Exploring Education Around the World | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
As kids go back to school in the U.S., take a peek into classrooms worldwide, from Botswana to Syria.
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How the job of a teacher compares around the world

How the job of a teacher compares around the world | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
Chinese teachers are treated with the greatest respect, while Finland’s education system offers the best value for money
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Comment: My daughter's homework is killing me

Comment: My daughter's homework is killing me | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
Memorisation, not rationalisation. That is the advice of my 13-year-old daughter, Esmee, as I struggle to make sense of a paragraph of notes for an upcoming Earth Science test on minerals. “Minerals have crystal systems which are defined by the # of axis and the length of the axis that intersect the crystal faces.” That’s how the notes start, and they only get murkier after that. When I ask Esmee what this actually means, she gives me her homework credo.
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L.A. cancels iPads-in-the-schools program: a failure of vision, not technology

L.A. cancels iPads-in-the-schools program: a failure of vision, not technology | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
The Los Angeles school system canceled its iPad deployment because administrators weren't ready for the technology, not because the technology wasn't ready for students.
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Room 13 Rocks!: Rocket Writing

Room 13 Rocks!: Rocket Writing | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
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Your Project - Google Science Fair 2014

Google Science Fair is a global online competition open to students from 13 to 18 years old. What do you want to change?
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John Hattie, The Educators - BBC Radio 4

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Sarah Montague asks what really makes a difference to a child's ability.
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Read With Me: 5 Tips to Foster a Love for Reading

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Edutopia blogger Lisa Dabbs shares her enthusiasm for reading with five tried-and-true suggestions for developing a lifelong book habit in young readers who may or may not have discovered the magic of the printed page.
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Testing democracy: NAPLAN produces culture of compliance

Testing democracy: NAPLAN produces culture of compliance | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
There has been widespread and well-justified critique of the NAPLAN tests in Australian schools. Concerns have focused on the ways the testing severely narrows the school curriculum, compounds disadvantage…
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Freebies Pack: Hand-Drawn SVG Icons - MonsterPost

Freebies Pack: Hand-Drawn SVG Icons - MonsterPost | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
We adore freebies and we can't argue that. Today we'd like to present you number of vector icons as well as other design elements that are related to educational subject matter.
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Improbable Thruster Seems to Work by Violating Known Laws of Physics — NOVA Next | PBS

Improbable Thruster Seems to Work by Violating Known Laws of Physics — NOVA Next | PBS | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
So-called Cannae Drive apparently uses electromagnetic radiation to interact with “quantum virtual plasma” to create momentum.
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See This Teacher's Amazing Response To The Question, 'But When Are We Gonna Have To Use This?'

See This Teacher's Amazing Response To The Question, 'But When Are We Gonna Have To Use This?' | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
Things that matter. Pass 'em on.
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Ten things to do with an unwanted U2 album

Ten things to do with an unwanted U2 album | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
Pete Cashmore: Apple is giving all its users a free copy of U2’s new album, Songs of Innocence. But for those who aren’t delighted with their gift, here are a few alternative uses for it
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The Paperless Classroom Online Courses: Best Online Courses for Educators

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NationBuilder

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NationBuilder is the world's first Community Organizing System: an accessible, affordable, complete software platform that helps leaders grow and organize.
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Newspaper Headline - ImageChef

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Newspaper Headline - Customize This Template
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Shakespeare Unbound

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Like Shakespeare's stories but think the tights are boring and the old-fashioned language is hard to follow? Splash and...
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Power Practice: Traits of Good Writing, Gr. 6-8, eBook

Power Practice: Traits of Good Writing, Gr. 6-8, eBook | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
Offers exercises for brainstorming, main ideas and details, using descriptive words, sequencing, recognizing cause and effect and using correct punctuation.
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Austin's Butterfly: Building Excellence in Student Work - Models, Critique, and Descriptive Feedback

Ron Berger from Expeditionary Learning demonstrates the transformational power of models, critique, and descriptive feedback to improve student work. Here he tells…
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How to turn small talk into smart conversation

How to turn small talk into smart conversation | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
Tips from a comedian and a journalist on the art of going from small talk to big ideas. Try these out at the next summer wedding reception.
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The Very Best of the New iPad App

The Very Best of the New iPad App | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
As the launch date of our brand new iPad app is fast approaching, we have received enthusiastic feedback from the teachers who participated in the app pilot program. The participants' excitement wi...
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48 iPad Apps for Teaching and Learning Geography / Earth Science

48 iPad Apps for Teaching and Learning Geography / Earth Science | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
After a year or two of tinkering and experimenting with apps for teaching / learning Geography, I have (finally) compiled this list of what I deem to be the most useful iPad apps for teaching Geogr...
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How Drones Will Change the Way You Eat – The Plate: Mary Beth Albright

How Drones Will Change the Way You Eat – The Plate: Mary Beth Albright | Progressive, Innovative Approaches to Education | Scoop.it
Mike Toscano of the Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (the drone advocacy group—I love DC) recently told Marketplace that drones—aircraft operated by computers, sans onboard pil...
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