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5 Free Tools to Remove Annoying Features around YouTube Videos

5 Free Tools to Remove Annoying Features around YouTube Videos | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
YouTube is a great video resource for us in education.  It is probably the primary source everyone thinks of when looking for a video online.
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Set up a VPN in 10 minutes for free—and yes, Americans urgently need one, thanks to Congress

Set up a VPN in 10 minutes for free—and yes, Americans urgently need one, thanks to Congress | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
“A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any other invention with the possible exceptions of handguns and Tequila.” — Mitch Ratcliffe Soon every mistake you’ve ever made online will not only be available to your internet service provider (ISP) — it will be available to any corporation or foreign government who wants to see those mistakes
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Picking teams and picking music in P.E.

Picking teams and picking music in P.E. | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
BYU education professor David Barney recently published two studies on P.E. practices that can help kids have better experiences: listening to music and picking teams privately.
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A lawyer rewrote Instagram’s privacy policy so kids and parents can have a meaningful talk about privacy

A lawyer rewrote Instagram’s privacy policy so kids and parents can have a meaningful talk about privacy | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
In Britain, more than half of 12- to 15-year-olds are on Instagram, according to OfCom (pdf), the country's communications regulator. So are 43% of 8- to 11-year-olds. But how many of them understand what they signed when they joined? Pretty much 0%, according to “Growing Up Digital”, a report released Jan. 5 (pdf) by the UK Children’s Commissioner
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Students who opted out of PARCC cost N.J. more than $1M, state says

Students who opted out of PARCC cost N.J. more than $1M, state says | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
The state overestimated the number of students who would participate in the standardized tests.
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What’s the worst that could happen with Betsy DeVos as education secretary? Two scenarios.

What’s the worst that could happen with Betsy DeVos as education secretary? Two scenarios. | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Will she develop a Trump version of Obama's “Race to the Top?"
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li.st: What's A Bullet Journal and Why You Should Start One by Morgan Perry (@morganlynnperry)

li.st: What's A Bullet Journal and Why You Should Start One by Morgan Perry (@morganlynnperry) | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
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Recess four times a day? Why some schools are now letting kids play an hour a day.

Recess four times a day? Why some schools are now letting kids play an hour a day. | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
'I tell parents all the time kids aren’t hard-wired to sit still all day, so we believe in essence we are giving children back their childhood.' And there are academic benefits.
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Should Schools Abolish Grade Levels?

Should Schools Abolish Grade Levels? | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Sorting kids by age or ability creates problems, according to our panel of education experts.
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'Pokemon Go' Has Added Benefits, And Risks, For Those With ASD

Many with autism are attracted to the popular "Pokemon Go" game and say it can promote socialization, exercise and other skills, but experts caution it may not
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Longtime Onalaska principal looking for new challenges at State Road

Longtime Onalaska principal looking for new challenges at State Road | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
After 12 years at the helm of Onalaska’s Northern Hills Elementary, Principal Curt Rees has made the jump to La Crosse.
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Focus: Many schools list no bullying incidents

Focus: Many schools list no bullying incidents | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
With all the talk about bullying in schools, a new federal report shows a remarkably rosy picture — 60 percent of San Diego County school districts and charter organizations report zero harassment or intimidation on the basis of race, sex or disability.
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Proposed Texas textbook describes Mexican-Americans as ‘lazy,’ new coalition works to block it

Proposed Texas textbook describes Mexican-Americans as ‘lazy,’ new coalition works to block it | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
The textbook is meant to accompany a course on Mexican-American studies, but opponents say it is offensive and full of factual inaccuracies.
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No grades, no timetable: Berlin school turns teaching upside down

No grades, no timetable: Berlin school turns teaching upside down | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Pupils choose their own subjects and motivate themselves, an approach some say should be rolled out across Germany
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Why More Rural Districts Are Moving to a Four-Day School Week

Why More Rural Districts Are Moving to a Four-Day School Week | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
An increasing number of rural districts are moving away from the five-day model.
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No Test Left Behind:How Pearson Made a Killing on the US Testing Craze

No Test Left Behind:How Pearson Made a Killing on the US Testing Craze | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
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Teens Benefit From Later High School Start Times

Teens Benefit From Later High School Start Times | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Neuroscience News has recent neuroscience research articles, brain research news, neurology studies and neuroscience resources for neuroscientists, students, and science fans and is always free to join. Our neuroscience social network has science groups, discussion forums, free books, resources, science videos and more.
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The Make: 3D Printer Buyer's Guide

The Make: 3D Printer Buyer's Guide | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
We compare and contrast the latest 3D printer models; before you buy, use our test results and compare features to pick the perfect printer for your needs.
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Mapping the Extreme Discipline of Charter Schools in Black Communities

Mapping the Extreme Discipline of Charter Schools in Black Communities | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
A CityLab analysis finds that some charter schools disproportionately suspend and expel students, especially in black neighborhoods.
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Cam Newton Provides A Teachable Moment

Cam Newton Provides A Teachable Moment | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
The popular "teachable moment" happened yesterday

The "Big Game" provided us with a real world opportunity to share with
students today. I love NFL football. I have spent many years talking about
it with 4th and 5th graders over my years of teaching. One of our most
popular math games was "fantasy football math." That would all end today
with the final act known as "Big Game." Tomorrow we would go on with dreary
old "regular" math for a while. 

Last night I saw something interesting in the postgame press conference.
Cam Newton, who I really like, could not get himself through his press
conference. He wore his hood over his head, (BTW I LOVE hoodies) and could
barely answer questions. This goes against how we have seen him act all
year. He acted very child-like and not like a grown man that had to answer
some tough questions. It made me think, what did Russell Wilson say last
year after his terrible defeat? Luckily I have Google, and I could see
video of how he reacted last year. I think you could keep going on down the
list of losing QB's and see what the results are. I only looked at Russell
Wilson and Peyton Manning from the last two years. 

I think this is a great opportunity to teach students a life lesson using
people that many elementary students idolize. I think it would be
interesting to have students look up the videos on their own and compare
and contrast the actions of both quarterbacks. If it were me, I would give
them the assignment in Google Classroom, put students in groups, and let
them research and discuss the differences in a Google Doc before bringing
the class back for a discussion. 

There is a lot of information that would be good for students to process
and reflect on. I would continue to go back to this example throughout the
rest of the school year. 

I am not indicting Cam Newton. No one is perfect. I can't even begin to
imagine how it would feel to be on the losing end of a game of that
magnitude. I love how he gives footballs to kids in the crowd and all the
other things he does for the community and the Play 60 campaign. However, I
think the interview is a great talking point for students. I have provided
the links for Cam Newton's interview, as well as Russell Wilson's from last
year. There will be commercials. You have been warned. 

Cam Newton's Press Conference Link

Russell Wilson's Press Conference Link
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Utah schools can now hire teachers without teaching licenses | KSL.com

Utah schools can now hire teachers without teaching licenses | KSL.com | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Utah public schools facing a teacher shortage can now hire people without teaching licenses or experience after the State Board of Education voted unanimously to allow the new policy to take effect Friday.
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Should Teachers Ask Students To Check Their Devices At The Classroom Door?

Should Teachers Ask Students To Check Their Devices At The Classroom Door? | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Blogger Alva Noë says he doesn't feel that, as an instructor, he has a right to ask students to come to class without technology, "even when I think, even when I know, that it would be a good thing."
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Massachusetts Students Rank Top 10 Worldwide | BDCWire

Massachusetts Students Rank Top 10 Worldwide | BDCWire | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
America continues to drop in worldwide education rankings. But don't blame Massachusetts for that.
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Diane Ravitch to Obama: ‘I will never understand why you decided to align your education policy with that of George W. Bush’

Diane Ravitch to Obama: ‘I will never understand why you decided to align your education policy with that of George W. Bush’ | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
The historian and public education advocate has updated her 2010 best-selling book, which helped launch the movement against corporate school reform. Here's what's different, what she would tell Obama if he would listen, her thoughts on Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, and more.
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ernestprats's curator insight, July 12, 2016 3:33 AM
Una de las voces más autorizadas del sistema educativo de EEUU. Crítica, mordaz. Alerta porque algunos de los teóricos del model Bush-Obama asesoran a la FAES.