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More Tools to Consider for the 2012–2013 Back-to-School Shopping List

More Tools to Consider for the 2012–2013 Back-to-School Shopping List | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Here’s a quick look at five cutting-edge technologies that can enliven classroom learning this fall.
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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 Being Constantly Busy Is Killing Your Creativity

Why Being Constantly Busy Is Killing Your Creativity | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
The science of why having a head full of to-do list items makes you way less creative.
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Being Culturally Responsive in Classrooms

Being Culturally Responsive in Classrooms | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Educator Christopher Emdin shares his philosophy for educating urban kids and makes the case that being "culturally responsive" goes
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What a Decade of Education Research Tells Us About Technology in the Hands of Underserved Students (EdSurge News)

What a Decade of Education Research Tells Us About Technology in the Hands of Underserved Students (EdSurge News) | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Despite all the celebratory rhetoric around our nation's
declining dropout rates, during a given year, nearly 20% of students expected to graduate do not. Furthermore, according to John Hopkins and Civic Enterprises, “unacceptably low levels of minority, low-income, English Language Learners,
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Survey: Teaching demands taking toll on educators

Survey: Teaching demands taking toll on educators | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
A new survey reveals teachers are concerned and frustrated with shifting policies, an outsized focus on testing and a lack of voice in decision-making. 
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The Bedley Bros. at Maker Faire 2013: Makey Makey, Drone Dudes

Tim and Scott talk to geniuses Jay Silver and Andrew H. Petersen at the Maker Faire in San Mateo. http:// http://www.dronedudes.com http://www.timbedley.com
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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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Questioning Toolkit

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An old site with some interesting content from Alan November. 

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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, 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.
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Symbols of the 50 States: Icons of Culture, History, Nature, and Pride | Visual.ly

Symbols of the 50 States: Icons of Culture, History, Nature, and Pride | Visual.ly | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Each of the 50 United States take a tremendous amount of pride in their heritage, culture, ancestry, and history. This infographic details 5 or 6 of
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Minecraft has now sold over 100m copies

Minecraft has now sold over 100m copies | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Minecraft has topped the 100m mark, with the block-building title selling on average around 53,000 copies per day in 2016.
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The Bedley Bros. at Maker Faire 2013: ROV's, Robots, Roblox, n More!

http://www.timbedley.com Scott and Tim hit the road to visit the 8th annual Maker Faire in San Mateo, CA. Part "Freak Show" part "Creative Genius," you wil
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