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National science standards likely to raise 'ruckus'

National science standards likely to raise 'ruckus' | The 21st Century Educator | Scoop.it
New academic standards promise to revive simmering debates about how to teach science in the USA's public schools.
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Math teacher shows students the art of numbers // Video // Slideshow - Government - The News Herald

Math teacher shows students the art of numbers // Video // Slideshow - Government - The News Herald | The 21st Century Educator | Scoop.it
PANAMA CITY BEACH — Math isn’t all numbers; sometimes it includes art and singing, especially if you’re a student in Kathleen Jones’ math classes.
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“Flipped classrooms”: You keep using that word...

“Flipped classrooms”: You keep using that word... | The 21st Century Educator | Scoop.it
... but I do not think it means what you think it means. One of my favorite lines from "The Princess Bride." If you’re not familiar with the movie, this
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Top Five iPad Apps for Teaching Across All Content Areas

Top Five iPad Apps for Teaching Across All Content Areas | The 21st Century Educator | Scoop.it
Ever since I was a kid, I loathed back to school commercials. They always showed parents gleefully skipping through aisles of pencils and notebooks as the kids, sullen and dejected, sluggishly follow
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Education Technology: 7 Ways to Bring Apps, Gadgets, Online Services Into School Classrooms

Education Technology: 7 Ways to Bring Apps, Gadgets, Online Services Into School Classrooms | The 21st Century Educator | Scoop.it
Are you a teacher or college administrator looking for some bright ideas on how to integrate digital learning into their school or university campus?
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I'm flipping head over heels for no homework in project-based learning

I'm flipping head over heels for no homework in project-based learning | The 21st Century Educator | Scoop.it
A wise veteran teacher told me something my first year of teaching that I will never forget, “Every few years, someone is going to tell you how you teach i
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Former Teacher of the Year flips classroom procedures | www.gulfbreezenews.com | Gulf Breeze News

Former Teacher of the Year flips classroom procedures | www.gulfbreezenews.com | Gulf Breeze News | The 21st Century Educator | Scoop.it
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The science of how temperature and lighting impacts our productivity - The Buffer blog: productivity, life hacks, writing, user experience, customer happiness and business.

The science of how temperature and lighting impacts our productivity - The Buffer blog: productivity, life hacks, writing, user experience, customer happiness and business. | The 21st Century Educator | Scoop.it
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Students pioneer the iPad frontier - The Buffalo News

Students pioneer the iPad frontier  - The Buffalo News | The 21st Century Educator | Scoop.it
In the long history of technology innovation, the iPad is an infant. But since its unveiling three years ago, the skinny, 10-inch wonder device has been transforming education at every level.
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How Obama-endorsed P-TECH high school is changing education [Q&A]

How Obama-endorsed P-TECH high school is changing education [Q&A] | The 21st Century Educator | Scoop.it
In his State of the Union speech, President Obama recognized the IBM-backed Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) in New York.
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Introverted Kids Need to Learn to Speak Up at School

Introverted Kids Need to Learn to Speak Up at School | The 21st Century Educator | Scoop.it
Every child should be graded on class participation -- and parents don't help their children when they argue otherwise.
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Part II: Parental involvement in education: What kind? To what ends?

Part II: Parental involvement in education: What kind? To what ends? | The 21st Century Educator | Scoop.it
This is Part II of a two-part series on parental involvement by Alfie Kohn. While everyone wants parents to be engaged with what their children are doin
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Blogging in the 21st-Century Classroom

Blogging in the 21st-Century Classroom | The 21st Century Educator | Scoop.it
This year, I admitted a hard truth to myself. I wasn't having my students write enough. In an attempt to follow Kelly Gallagher’s advice that students should write more than we can assess, I decided
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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, April 13, 2013 2:37 PM

I see the same thing I have seen since becoming a teacher: some students write well and others do not. The platform might assist some and, at the same time, limit others. Blogging is a platform and needs to be used mindfully.

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For Pittsburgh teachers, iPads keeping students charged

For Pittsburgh teachers, iPads keeping students charged | The 21st Century Educator | Scoop.it
Changing the Classroom: One in an occasional series on teaching in Pittsburgh Public Schools
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Collaboration Strikes Again -- Or Are Schools Striking Collaboration?

Collaboration Strikes Again -- Or Are Schools Striking Collaboration? | The 21st Century Educator | Scoop.it
Learning Forward is the nation's largest nonprofit membership association focused solely on ensuring success for all students through effective professional learning and school improvement.
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District 211 students to get iPads next year

District 211 students to get iPads next year | The 21st Century Educator | Scoop.it
More than half of students in Palatine-Schaumburg Township High School District 211 will have new iPads next year, leased with $1.13 million diverted from classroom computer purchases and lab upgrades.
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Pittsburgh region educators rely more on technology, less on lectures

Pittsburgh region educators rely more on technology, less on lectures | The 21st Century Educator | Scoop.it
When students in Clyde Qualk’s physics class know the answer to a question, they don’t have to raise their hands. Sometimes, they don’t have to
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Ideas for Digital Citizenship PBL Projects

Ideas for Digital Citizenship PBL Projects | The 21st Century Educator | Scoop.it
More and more, we're hearing the term "Digital Citizenship." I think we should simply call it "Citizenship."

In our increasingly connected world, what it means to be a citizen is contextualized by m
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Using Google Hangouts for Teacher Development

"How is your family? Whoa! What's that on your head? Is that a wig?" "Give her a mustache!" "Great pirate!" "What did you eat for your Thanksgiving feast? Nice hat!" Between the guffaws and be
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Should I teach problem-, project-, or inquiry-based learning?

Should I teach problem-, project-, or inquiry-based learning? | The 21st Century Educator | Scoop.it
Lately, there have been a bunch of buzzwords floating around the education world that all seem to mean the same thing. You’ve probably heard them: problem-
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Preparing for the National Day of Unplugging: No Time Like the Present

Preparing for the National Day of Unplugging: No Time Like the Present | The 21st Century Educator | Scoop.it
If you're new to unplugging, I've pulled together 15 ways to help you get acclimated to a new way of thinking about how you spend your time, alone and with others.
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Should I teach problem-, project-, or inquiry-based learning?

Should I teach problem-, project-, or inquiry-based learning? | The 21st Century Educator | Scoop.it
Lately, there have been a bunch of buzzwords floating around the education world that all seem to mean the same thing. You’ve probably heard them: problem-
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The Time-Tested Dos and Don'ts of Using Classroom Technology

The Time-Tested Dos and Don'ts of Using Classroom Technology | The 21st Century Educator | Scoop.it
After years of experimentation and reflection, English and digital media teacher Paul Barnwell offers his current take on smart—and not-so-smart—ways to use technology in the classroom.
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Don't Run Away From Teaching Pop Culture

Don't Run Away From Teaching Pop Culture | The 21st Century Educator | Scoop.it
Educators must learn to teach about inappropriate media content in their students' lives, Marc Hauser writes.
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