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Invisible Child: Dasani’s Homeless Life

Invisible Child: Dasani’s Homeless Life | Teaching and Learning in Urban Middle Schools | Scoop.it
There are more than 22,000 homeless children in New York, the highest number since the Great Depression. This is one of their stories.
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New ‘Digital Divide’ Seen in Wasting Time Online

New ‘Digital Divide’ Seen in Wasting Time Online | Teaching and Learning in Urban Middle Schools | Scoop.it
As access to devices has spread, children in poorer families are spending considerably more time using them for purposes other than for education.
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The #literacies Chat is Born! « developing writers

The #literacies Chat is Born! « developing writers | Teaching and Learning in Urban Middle Schools | Scoop.it
Below you'll find the birthing story of the #literacies chat, a weekly chat on Twitter bringing together educators, researchers and thinkers fascinated by contemporary literacies.
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Beyond the Book Report: Ways to Respond to Literature Using New York Times Models

Beyond the Book Report: Ways to Respond to Literature Using New York Times Models | Teaching and Learning in Urban Middle Schools | Scoop.it
Some alternatives to that classic classroom assignment, the book report, all inspired by an article, essay, blog post, illustration, interview or work of multimedia in The New York Times.

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Research + Google Docs = Efficiency

Research + Google Docs = Efficiency | Teaching and Learning in Urban Middle Schools | Scoop.it
In order to help make people more productive, Google Docs has a new feature called Research. Say you're developing a flyer for a new product and need to know if a quote you've just used is accurate. Normally you'd have to ...

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Technology Stalled: Exploring the New Digital Divide in One Urban School « Jolle

Technology Stalled: Exploring the New Digital Divide in One Urban School « Jolle | Teaching and Learning in Urban Middle Schools | Scoop.it
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learning during read-alouds | teach mama

learning during read-alouds | teach mama | Teaching and Learning in Urban Middle Schools | Scoop.it
learning during read-alouds: critical thinking--how everyone can encourage it at home or in the classroom #weteach (RT @jenniferlagarde: Learning During Read-Alouds: Critical Thinking, New Literacies http://t.co/smBfn9L9...
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How to Create Social Media Guidelines for Your School

How to Create Social Media Guidelines for Your School | Teaching and Learning in Urban Middle Schools | Scoop.it
Produced in collaboration with Facebook.

Social media is fast becoming as ubiquitous as the air we breathe.
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E D U C A T I O N 2 1: Simply Good Teaching? : A Critique towards Culturally-Relevant Pedagogy

E D U C A T I O N 2 1: Simply Good Teaching? : A Critique towards Culturally-Relevant Pedagogy | Teaching and Learning in Urban Middle Schools | Scoop.it
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Delivering What Urban Readers Need

Delivering What Urban Readers Need | Teaching and Learning in Urban Middle Schools | Scoop.it
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.
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Education Week Teacher Professional Development Sourcebook: Reading Fiction Whole

Education Week Teacher Professional Development Sourcebook: Reading Fiction Whole | Teaching and Learning in Urban Middle Schools | Scoop.it
A language arts teacher uses a "whole novel" approach to give her students authentic literary experiences.
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More blacks tap power of social media - News from USA TODAY

More blacks tap power of social media - News from USA TODAY | Teaching and Learning in Urban Middle Schools | Scoop.it
More blacks tap power of social media - News from USA TODAY...
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There Just 'Ain't No' Wrong Or Right Way To Talk

There Just 'Ain't No' Wrong Or Right Way To Talk | Teaching and Learning in Urban Middle Schools | Scoop.it
One of my neighbors says she is amazed I can write as well as I do given how sloppy I sometimes talk, saying, “Ain’t got no,” “them dogs” or using verbs like “fixing” and “holler.”...
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For 'Connected Educator Month,' Tips From 33 Educators We Admire

For 'Connected Educator Month,' Tips From 33 Educators We Admire | Teaching and Learning in Urban Middle Schools | Scoop.it
We asked everyone who has written for or collaborated with us on the blog to answer two simple questions. Read what these 33 educators have to say to get over 100 great recommendations and ideas.

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Going From One-Size-Fits-All Education, To One-Size-Fits-One - Co.Exist

Going From One-Size-Fits-All Education, To One-Size-Fits-One - Co.Exist | Teaching and Learning in Urban Middle Schools | Scoop.it
Co.ExistGoing From One-Size-Fits-All Education, To One-Size-Fits-OneCo.ExistThe video proved to be a lesson not only in a dance step but in transformative pedagogy. Ange begins by showing us what we think is the way to do the moonwalk.
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qualities - communities - literacies: Don't give up

qualities - communities - literacies: Don't give up | Teaching and Learning in Urban Middle Schools | Scoop.it
"How will you know when you're done?" That's a question I often ask my learners. Sometimes they have an answer. Sometimes they don't. This has been another year of young moms. When I think back, different moms stick ...
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Wiki, Wiki, What?-- Assessing Online Collaborative Writing

An English teacher describes her experiences teaching a large-scale, book-club wiki project she designed for her students.


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Experts Advise on Supporting Low-Income Gifted, Talented Students

Experts Advise on Supporting Low-Income Gifted, Talented Students | Teaching and Learning in Urban Middle Schools | Scoop.it
Education Week reporter Nirvi Shah tracks news and trends of interest to the special education community, including administrators, teachers, and parents.
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Curriculum teaches digital literacy and citizenship

Curriculum teaches digital literacy and citizenship | Teaching and Learning in Urban Middle Schools | Scoop.it
commentary Common Sense Media rolls out a curriculum for middle school kids that respects youth while providing adult guidance for ethical, productive, and safe use of technology. Read this blog post by Larry Magid on Safe and Secure.
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Free Classroom Guides and Educational Downloads for 2012

Free Classroom Guides and Educational Downloads for 2012 | Teaching and Learning in Urban Middle Schools | Scoop.it
NEW! A Parent's Guide to 21st-Century Learning

Discover the tools and techniques today's teachers and classrooms are using to prepare students for tomorrow -- and how you can get involved.
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7 Ways To Keep Students Focused While Using Technology

7 Ways To Keep Students Focused While Using Technology | Teaching and Learning in Urban Middle Schools | Scoop.it

When used effectively, technology plays an important role in enhancing the learning process. Teachers can use digital devices to present supplemental material for lessons or to encourage students to take a more hands-on role in their education.


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Difficult to keep focused as a teacher when you're curating such interesting stuff ;-)
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PBS Teachers | learning.now . Does Home Internet Access Improve Academic Achievement? | PBS

PBS Teachers | learning.now . Does Home Internet Access Improve Academic Achievement? | PBS | Teaching and Learning in Urban Middle Schools | Scoop.it
learning.now is a weblog that explores how new technology and Internet culture is affecting how educators teach and children learn, with host Andy Carvin.

 

Includes implications involving race/class.

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Julie Landsman USN 2012 Keynote Address.avi

Keynote Address from Julie Landsman to the Urban Sites Network on April 14, 2012...
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Districts Gear Up for Shift to Informational Texts

Districts Gear Up for Shift to Informational Texts | Teaching and Learning in Urban Middle Schools | Scoop.it
Because of its emphasis in the common-core standards, millions of teachers are faced with increasing their use of nonfiction.
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Teaching Young Students to use Technology Responsibly | Digital Learning Environments

Teaching Young Students to use Technology Responsibly | Digital Learning Environments | Teaching and Learning in Urban Middle Schools | Scoop.it
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