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The Public Domain Review - A Good Place to Find Public Domain Media

The Public Domain Review - A Good Place to Find Public Domain Media | Texas Schools and 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
The Public Domain Review is a website that features collections of images, books, essays, audio recordings, and films that are in the public domain. Choose any of the collections to search for materials according to date, style, genre, and rights. Directions for downloading and saving media is included along with each collection of media. As you might guess, nearly all of what I found in the collections on The Public Domain Review is content of a historical nature. The collections include short descriptions that explain the significance of the media you're accessing.
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How to build your own LEGO Mars rover Curiosity - NBCNews.com

How to build your own LEGO Mars rover Curiosity - NBCNews.com | Texas Schools and 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
NBCNews.comHow to build your own LEGO Mars rover CuriosityNBCNews.comTwo weeks before NASA's Curiosity rover lifted off for Mars last fall, one of the engineers who helped build the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) spacecraft launched his own attempt...
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Teachers Guide to The 21st Century Learning Model : Connected Learning

Teachers Guide to The 21st Century Learning Model : Connected Learning | Texas Schools and 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it

"Connected learning is a necessity in this digital age. More and more of our students learning, attention, and access to information is taking place outside of classrooms and through online networks and exchanges. Connected learning, however, can help them cultivate the skills necessary for fulfilling adult lives and careers and that formal instruction alone could not afford."


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Emmily Pollard's curator insight, April 6, 8:15 AM

Many issue here that overlap with our learning throughout Module 1. Life-long learning, shared purpose, equitable, Social  and Participatory Learning.

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Without good public schools, no liberties or rights | Mike Norman | Fort Worth, Arlington, No...

Local districts join another round of lawsuits saying the Texas Legislature still hasn't come up with a proper school finance plan.
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Can We Fix Computer Science Education in America? | Techland | TIME.com

Can We Fix Computer Science Education in America? | Techland | TIME.com | Texas Schools and 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
The tech industry is one of the few bright spots in a dim economy. So why aren't we teaching kids the skills they need to participate in it?
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The Effects of Texting on your Grammar

The Effects of Texting on your Grammar | Texas Schools and 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it

It is amazing 'how our kids and students are using their mobile devices. Sometimes I wonder how life would be for them without these gadgets. As a teacher advocating the use of technology ( including the mobile one ) in education , I feel good about the dexterity with which our learners hande their mobile devices but I also have some serious caveats as to how much time should our students and kids spend on this technology. I don't like to sound pessimistic but I am afraid there should be some limits or to put it mildly , an adult supervision should be exercised.


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New high school is latest to focus on project-based learning | eSchool News

New high school is latest to focus on project-based learning | eSchool News | Texas Schools and 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
At the newest high school in Plano, Texas, a lesson on Hurricane Katrina could look a lot like this: Students would study the science of weather patterns, review the historical impact of the 2005 natural disaster, and read personal stories from...
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Land Board Vote Cuts $300 Million Out of Texas Public Schools Budget, by Morgan Smith

Land Board Vote Cuts $300 Million Out of Texas Public Schools Budget, by Morgan Smith | Texas Schools and 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
A little-watched board that operates out of the General Land Office cast a vote last week leaving public schools $300 million short — and the lawmakers who put that money into the 2012-13 budget scratching their heads.
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DFW districts apply for program to help guide Texas schools | Schools | News from Fort W...

DFW districts apply for program to help guide Texas schools | Schools | News from Fort W... | Texas Schools and 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
It's a rare turnabout for a public school district to find itself in an advisory role telling Texas what to do on matters such as accountability testing, digital learning and local control.
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An Updated Guide to the School Finance Lawsuits, by Morgan Smith

An Updated Guide to the School Finance Lawsuits, by Morgan Smith | Texas Schools and 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
The latest school finance lawsuit following the state's $5.4 billion cut to public schools suggests that schools need more competition. ...
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