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Educational Twitter Hashtags

Educational Twitter Hashtags | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it

Using #hashtags makes it possible to search easily for tweets on a particular topic. Here is a poster of the most popular educational Twitter hashtags.  


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10,000 American Toddlers now Taking Amphetamine Based ADHD Drugs

10,000 American Toddlers now Taking Amphetamine Based ADHD Drugs | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
We're talking about 2 and 3 year-olds here.

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Cali Estes's curator insight, September 17, 10:34 PM

Babies given scripts at such a young age, will we see a new breed of addict soon? Cali Estes The Addictions Academy and The Addictions Coach.

Lon Woodbury's curator insight, Today, 1:50 AM

The old adage "First do no harm" seems to have been lost sight of regarding medicating young people. -Lon

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For Teachers, Many Paths Into The Classroom ... Some Say Too Many

For Teachers, Many Paths Into The Classroom ... Some Say Too Many | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
One in five newly hired teachers has skipped university preparation for teaching. Indiana is the latest state to make entering the classroom easier.
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There should be alternative paths to teaching for individuals with college degrees, especially in math, science & technical skill areas.  The caveat is that these job candidates must pass some sort of content area test, showcase their knowledge of the curriculum development & student assessment processes and demonstrate classroom management skills during the hiring process. Frankly, I don't believe classroom management skills are a given without hours upon hours of observation and practice. And I also agree that the for-profit model, as in charter school operations, doesn't fare very well.  However, the independent schools have used "content specialists" with college degrees for decades with enormous success.  If the higher education schools consistently provided top-shelf teacher candidates, the issue would dissolve all by itself. 

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, September 15, 10:06 PM

It is likely we need to rethink the way teachers are prepared for the classroom, but no preparation is not an option. We already are losing many teachers and the challenges are changing rapidly.

 

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Linda Alexander's comment, September 16, 11:00 PM
Ivon, I agree with you! Faculty retention is a growing problem.
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Steve Jobs Was a Low-Tech Parent

Steve Jobs Was a Low-Tech Parent | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
Apple’s leader limited his children’s screen time, and a surprising number of other technology executives do too.
Linda Alexander's insight:

We've read about tech leaders strictly limiting access in their homes (and selecting the low-tech Waldorf Schools), yet another article with additional, helpful information.  Children under 10 are the most susceptible to becoming addicted.  Some parents limit text messaging to Snapchat (as it deletes your messages).   

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, September 13, 11:26 AM

This begs a question. Why the hard sell of digital technologies in public Schools? It contradicts what is happening in other settings i.e. Silicon Valley execs send children to Waldorf Schools.

 

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Why Flunking Exams Is Actually a Good Thing

Why Flunking Exams Is Actually a Good Thing | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
To learn how to study, start by bombing a pretest.
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Fascinating  article and new research on testing...

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Conservatives Are Furious Over the Mildest Revisions to the AP U.S. History Exam

Conservatives Are Furious Over the Mildest Revisions to the AP U.S. History Exam | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
In 2010, Virginia gave a new history textbook to its fourth-graders: Our Virginia: Past and Present. Written by Joy Masoff—an author, but not a trained historian—she deals with the usual founding facts of commonwealth history: Jamestown, Colonial Williamsburg, Thomas Jefferson, and the Revolution. But when Masoff gets to the Civil...
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It is always fascinating to read about such dramatically opposing worldviews!

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Pimps use social media to lure at-risk teens into prostitution

Pimps use social media to lure at-risk teens into prostitution | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
Parents should be alert to the fact pimps in Texas use social media to recruit young girls, with the likelihood it's happening elsewhere.

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To Keep Poor Students in School, Provide Social Services

To Keep Poor Students in School, Provide Social Services | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
Poor students don’t just need teachers. They need social workers.
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Huge fan of the community school model (or wrap-around services).  Funding streams and a whole system's perspective are the primary  roadblocks. 

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The Learning Myth: Why I'm Cautious About Telling My Son He's Smart

The Learning Myth: Why I'm Cautious About Telling My Son He's Smart | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
By: Salman Khan
Join the #YouCanLearnAnything movement


My 5-year-­old son has just started reading. Every night, we lie on his bed and he reads a short book to me. Inevitably, he’ll hit a word
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Well, I've already messed up by telling my children they're smart...too late to change that!  I have intuitively understood, however, that the brain is a muscle and that IQ/intelligence is not fixed.  So, I get 1 point for that!

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Teaching Is Not a Business

Teaching Is Not a Business | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
Reformers misunderstand how central human relationships are to the educational process.
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Amen! It doesn't matter what education sector, it's all about building trusting and caring relationships. 

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NY TIMES: Where We Came From, State by State

NY TIMES: Where We Came From, State by State | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
Charts showing how Americans have moved between states for 112 years.
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Interactive maps that show where most folks arrived from state-by-state.  Just plug yours in at the bottom.  Interesting!

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Severe obesity in kids on the rise

Severe obesity in kids on the rise | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
The decline of childhood obesity rates seen in a couple of recent studies may be nothing more than an illusion, according to a new study published Monday in JAMA Pediatrics.
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Anthony Fazzary's curator insight, August 13, 7:52 PM

Dont always go by studies..... Go by actions and lifestyles... What lifestyle are you offerring your child? 

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Jordan Jenkins- I Belong to No One by Youth Media Project

Jordan Jenkins- I Belong to No One by Youth Media Project | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
Sometimes stories are just stories, tales told to entertain our friends. But sometimes they

contain lives, sometimes they explain the shadows in between rips, or the whispered

confessions to the moon when everybody else is asleep.

We all have a story to tell. We own the things that have happened to us. It is our life and we

have every right to speak up about our own suffering.

I was six the first time a man touched me in the places a bathing suit should cover. My body

became a crime scene with ripped caution tape wrapped around my hips before I knew what

was happening. My suffering began the moment he lead me into that dark room.

I spent the next few years locking every single memory of him away in a wooden box in the

darkest corners of my mind.

I was fourteen when the box started to crumble. Nightmares haunted my sleep and a dark cloud

hovered above me during the day. My screams would wake me up in the middle of the night and

I would spend the next hour shaking in bed, too afraid to move.

I was fourteen the first time memories started slipping through the holes in the box. One second

I was following my friend into her garage and the next I was laying naked on a wood floor

with my wrists encased in a stone hard grip. The box was shattered and its sharp edges were

shredding me from the inside out.

I was fourteen the first time I began to feel the poison running through my veins.

I was fourteen the first time I drew blood from my wrist in an attempt to drain the sickness that

that man infected me with. I turned every place he ever touched me into a rigid scar.

I was fifteen the first time I sat on a roof of one of the tallest buildings in town and wondered if

the fall would kill me.

I was fifteen the first time I stood in front of a train and waited for it to hit me. But when the train

roared by, I stepped to the side, the wind whipping my hair around and streaking my tears over

my cheeks. I didn’t want the last thing I saw to be the conductor's face frozen in terror.

I was fifteen the first time I took a breath of toxic white smoke and held it in my lungs until they

burned.

I was fifteen the first time I let the sweet smelling smoke wrap around my mind and take me up

into the stars.

I was fifteen the first time I put my life in danger to feel a rush because my fate was in the hands

of chance and for a second I couldn’t feel his fingers brushing over my hips.

I was sixteen the first time I willingly let a stranger use my body for his pleasure. None of the

strangers ever thanked me for letting them touch me. Instead, I thanked them for helping me

destroy myself a little bit more.

I was sixteen the first time I realized what was happening.

I was sixteen the first time I lost my breath because of what I was doing to myself, the first time I

whispered my story through a clenched jaw and shaking fists, the first time I managed to take a

real breath again.

I was sixteen when I realized that I wanted to get better.

I am sixteen and I am taking my body back.
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Telling the Kids: ‘We're Moving.’

Telling the Kids: ‘We're Moving.’ | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
Telling my children we were moving from Atlanta to Nashville was easier than I thought it would be. Getting over worrying about how the move would affect them was not.
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Does moving hard-wire us for change and newness later in life.  Some great questions and lines of thought.

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10 Social Media Skills for The 21st Century Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Social Media Skills for The 21st Century Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
Source: www.educatorstechnology.comSee on Scoop.it - Australian Curriculum Implementation

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Leslie Kelsey's curator insight, September 16, 12:43 PM

This infographic captures the essence of our SDOCE LEC learning! 

Haldor Hove's curator insight, September 16, 4:02 PM

#smartlæring i et nøtteskall

Pamela Perry King's curator insight, Today, 1:25 PM

Excellent advice on PLN's

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Teacher tools for creating quizzes or polls | Listly List

Free tools or websites that teachers can create or share quizzes and polls. Please add your recommendations. | Interact | Create A Quiz, Learningpod, Socrative | Student Response System, ExamTime Quizzes, Google Forms + Flubaroo, Joomla Quiz Deluxe, Learning Management System (LMS), course management software for e-Learning, web-based online training platform, Moodle, Testmoz, and PollEverywhere

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23 Useful Websites for Teaching and Learning English ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

23 Useful Websites for Teaching and Learning English ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it

September 6, 2014
Below are some valuable resources for ELL and ESL teachers. With these resources, you can find great ways to communicate more effectively, explore lessons, and be a great ELL teacher.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, September 7, 3:52 PM

Interesting index of resources.  Something for every language teacher here! 

Bibhya Sharma's curator insight, September 13, 2:13 PM

You will definitely like this....

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The New History Wars

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Students need an unvarnished picture of our past and the skills to understand and interpret that picture.
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New Research on Eating Disorders: Nice Girl Effect Can Serve As Early Warning Sign

New Research on Eating Disorders:  Nice Girl Effect Can Serve As Early Warning Sign | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
Laurel School's Center for Research on Girls receives national attention in print, online and on the radio. This page provides links to the articles, blogs, interviews, etc.
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News Release: Please click on the first link to read the research report.  

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Kids And Screen Time: What Does The Research Say?

Kids And Screen Time: What Does The Research Say? | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
Kids read emotions better after spending several days without electronic media, according to new research.
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Interesting...and what about adults?

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Why Art Teachers are The Most Important Teachers in the School

Why Art Teachers are The Most Important Teachers in the School | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
I know that I'll be sparking quite a bit of controversy in this post, but I feel that in light of recent budget cuts and a general misunderstanding about
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Topography of Religion

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"The Pew survey sorts people into major groupings--Christians; other religions, including Jewish and Muslim; and 'unaffiliated,' which includes atheist, agnostic and 'nothing in particular.'  Roll your cursor over the map to see how faiths and traditions break down by state."


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I love these interactive maps by State! Very interesting.  

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Tom Franta's curator insight, August 25, 12:51 PM

Interactive map showing religion by state

MsPerry's curator insight, August 25, 3:27 PM

APHG-Unit 1

CT Blake's curator insight, August 29, 7:09 PM

Awesome interactive map showing the relative religious composition of states.

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Blogging It Forward - Her Next Chapter (On Writing, Girl Empowerment & more)

Blogging It Forward - Her Next Chapter (On Writing, Girl Empowerment & more) | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
  When Lisa Kaplin invited me to participate in a blog hop a few weeks ago, I had no idea what that was, but soon understood how it worked and was game to give it a try. Everyone, I’m pleased to introduce you to Lisa! Here’s her entry in the blog hop: http://smartwomeninspiredlives.com/writing-well/ Here are...
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Lori Day on writing as a career,  her focus (empowering girls), and lists a few other noteworthy writers. 

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The Narcissism Epidemic

The Narcissism Epidemic | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
Did your parents tell you to love yourself before you can love others? Do you take selfies? If so, you may be a narcissist. A male teenager is the United Kingdom’s first selfie addict who attempted
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30% of young people may be narcissist.  Wow!  At an art museum, my husband and I notice that tourists were spending more time taking their own pictures than looking at the art. 

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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, August 13, 11:48 AM

Does the writer have something here?  Or just jumping to conclusions? -Lon

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The Map Of Native American Tribes You've Never Seen Before

The Map Of Native American Tribes You've Never Seen Before | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
Aaron Carapella couldn't find a map showing the original names and locations of Native American tribes as they existed before contact with Europeans. That's why the Oklahoma man designed his own map.
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Michael Obel-Omia: I know I'll be judged by what I wear and how I speak

Michael Obel-Omia: I know I'll be judged by what I wear and how I speak | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
As an African-American man predominantly surrounded by white people, I feel a need to be reserved, cautious, aware, well-spoken and even better dressed. I know that I am being judged by my words, by my actions, by my appearance.
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