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Digital Tools for the Common Core | MiddleWeb

Digital Tools for the Common Core | MiddleWeb | The 21st Century Educator | Scoop.it
Teaching consultant Mike Fisher has ideas on how to upgrade your lessons for the Common Core by involving students in creating their own apps and infographics.
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Five Reasons I Love Using QR Codes in My Classroom

Five Reasons I Love Using QR Codes in My Classroom | The 21st Century Educator | Scoop.it
There are so many tools that educators can use to get students interested and engaged in their work. Like most teachers today, I integrate technology into my instruction everyday. I'm lucky to work i
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Free digital textbooks surge in popularity

Free digital textbooks surge in popularity | The 21st Century Educator | Scoop.it
As college textbook prices continue to climb, a free alternative to traditional textbooks has gathered steam—and its provider claims that students at more than half of U.S. colleges are taking advantage.
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New Reasons to Dislike Multi-Choice Testing

New Reasons to Dislike Multi-Choice Testing | The 21st Century Educator | Scoop.it
The multiple-choice problem is becoming a bit of an issue.

While it has been derided by educators for decades as incapable of truly measuring understanding, and while performance on such exams can b
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Teaching social media in schools: What should the curriculum focus on?

Teaching social media in schools: What should the curriculum focus on? | The 21st Century Educator | Scoop.it
As the use of social media becomes less of a novelty, many wonder what students should be taught when it comes to mass, online social interactions.
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Gallup: Student Engagement Drops With Each Grade

Gallup: Student Engagement Drops With Each Grade | The 21st Century Educator | Scoop.it
Education Week Teacher's take on the latest news, ideas, and resources for teacher leaders.
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Digital Reading on the Rise for Children (With a Qualifier)

Digital Reading on the Rise for Children (With a Qualifier) | The 21st Century Educator | Scoop.it
Digital reading is rising fast among children ages 6 to 17, but this is not necessarily translating into a greater desire to read, a new Scholastic report says.
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25 Signs You Might Be A 21st Century Teacher

25 Signs You Might Be A 21st Century Teacher | The 21st Century Educator | Scoop.it
 
 
by Terry Heick, TeachThought.com
You might be a 21st century teacher if…

You think of clouds as good things.
You check twitter for news. And only twitter.
The blogosphere…
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Will Longer School Year Help Or Hurt US Students? : NPR

Will Longer School Year Help Or Hurt US Students? : NPR | The 21st Century Educator | Scoop.it
Will longer school year help or hurt US students?
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Garfield High teachers won't give required test they call flawed

Garfield High teachers won't give required test they call flawed | The 21st Century Educator | Scoop.it
Teachers at Seattle's Garfield High are refusing to give district-required tests known as Measures of Academic Progress, or MAP, saying they are flawed exams that waste time and don't help teachers or students.
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Creating Device Neutral Assignments for BYOD Classes -- THE Journal

Creating Device Neutral Assignments for BYOD Classes -- THE Journal | The 21st Century Educator | Scoop.it
Educators don’t have to alter lessons for each device, argues BYOD expert Ron Milliner.
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Why Schools Are Turning to Google Chromebooks

Why Schools Are Turning to Google Chromebooks | The 21st Century Educator | Scoop.it
The browser-based netbook/notebook hybrid offers a low-cost, low-maintenance alternative to more traditional mobile computing devices.
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3 investments good leaders make in creating other leaders

3 investments good leaders make in creating other leaders | The 21st Century Educator | Scoop.it
I was extremely fortunate to be hired as a third-grade teacher fresh out of Penn State University in 2000 by principal Maureen Cheever at Hubbard Woods Sc
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Moving Education Forward: It Starts With School Leaders

Moving Education Forward: It Starts With School Leaders | The 21st Century Educator | Scoop.it
It is now time to re-evaluate our education policy, starting with the voice, tools, and support that we provide for our school leaders, the principals and administrators responsible for overseeing the scholastic performance and physical operations...
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Grades as measurements

Grades as measurements | The 21st Century Educator | Scoop.it
I have gone to great lengths in my classroom over the past few years to teach my students everything I know about grading and assessment. Why? Because I am
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Children Still Prefer Print Books to E-Books

Children Still Prefer Print Books to E-Books | The 21st Century Educator | Scoop.it
The popularity of e-books, however, is growing, according to a Scholastic survey of 6- to 17-year-olds.
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Deeper Learning: Why Cross-Curricular Teaching is Essential

Deeper Learning: Why Cross-Curricular Teaching is Essential | The 21st Century Educator | Scoop.it
It is time that teachers and administrators realize that public education has reached a dam in the river. We have gone about as far as we can go with isolated instruction and learning. While it may
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dakinane's curator insight, January 30, 2013 2:13 PM

Especially at secondary schools where the 'silo' mentality has to end but better integration at primary is needed too, especially in this world of literacy and numeracy projects they are taught almost as a separate unrelated entity to any other form of learning.

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Can Google Help Students Master the Art of Online Search?

Can Google Help Students Master the Art of Online Search? | The 21st Century Educator | Scoop.it
Free resources aim to help learners find reliable information quickly.
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How To Integrate Blogging Into Math Classes - Edudemic

How To Integrate Blogging Into Math Classes - Edudemic | The 21st Century Educator | Scoop.it
Math classes don't typically conjure up images of students blogging. But here's a look at how to integrate blogging into math-based classes.
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ASCD Express 8.07 - Strength-Based Learning Strategies for Special Needs Students

ASCD Express 8.07 - Strength-Based Learning Strategies for Special Needs Students | The 21st Century Educator | 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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Armed-janitor plan draws mixed reaction from Montpelier parents

Armed-janitor plan draws mixed reaction from Montpelier parents | The 21st Century Educator | Scoop.it
MONTPELIER, Ohio — As the mother of three children in Montpelier Exempted Village Schools, Teresa Hickman calls the district’s plan to arm the custodial staff with guns an effective way to prevent incidents like the shootings in Newtown, Conn.
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Building a professional learning network on Twitter

Building a professional learning network on Twitter | The 21st Century Educator | Scoop.it
Thanks for reading SmartBlog on Education's Friday Feature. We're here to help educators like you engage, innovate and discuss. This week, veteran educator
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Using digital media to enhance educational transfer

Using digital media to enhance educational transfer | The 21st Century Educator | Scoop.it
Educational transfer is the point of education, right? If students can’t use what we’ve taught them in new, real-life situations, then we end up with s
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'Dramatic' Increase in Reading Needed for Common Core, Guides Say

'Dramatic' Increase in Reading Needed for Common Core, Guides Say | The 21st Century Educator | Scoop.it
Veteran Education Week reporters Catherine Gewertz and Erik Robelen bring you news and analysis of issues at the core of classroom learning.
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Motivation, Not IQ, Matters Most for Learning New Math Skills | TIME.com

Motivation, Not IQ, Matters Most for Learning New Math Skills | TIME.com | The 21st Century Educator | Scoop.it
Part of our math skills are innate, but a larger part isn't
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