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7 Great Web Services to Transfer Large Files

7 Great  Web Services to Transfer Large Files | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
There is no blinking the fact that web 2.0 technologies have radically revolutionized the way users interact with internet and if we narrow down our scope to the file sharing area it becomes clear...
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Westlake’s first Pitch Night ends in tie for funding

Westlake’s first Pitch Night ends in tie for funding | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Austin investors were so impressed with student entrepreneurs from Westlake High School’
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10 Design Tips to Make Your Presentation Unforgettable - Niftio

10 Design Tips to Make Your Presentation Unforgettable - Niftio | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Follow these simple and effective presentation principles and design tips and you will design a professional and unforgettable presentation.
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Roxana Eftene's curator insight, May 23, 8:40 AM
easy as 1-2-3
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Trump’s first full education budget: Deep cuts to public school programs in pursuit of school choice

Trump’s first full education budget: Deep cuts to public school programs in pursuit of school choice | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Documents obtained by The Post show how the president wants to reshape K-12 education and college financial aid.
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Conquering Teacher Biases Against Disabilities: Important Strategies

Conquering Teacher Biases Against Disabilities: Important Strategies | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
There are ways to help deal with biases, whether our own or someone else's. This time, let's go through each bia
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'Wootube' is the hit YouTube channel that's making math hella fun again

'Wootube' is the hit YouTube channel that's making math hella fun again | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Now we know what that "e" means.
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Diane Ravitch Urges Boycott of Standardized Tests, Saying They Do Nothing for Kids But Make Testing Companies Rich

Diane Ravitch Urges Boycott of Standardized Tests, Saying They Do Nothing for Kids But Make Testing Companies Rich | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
"Defend Your Child. Defend Learning. Opt Out." I am very glad that I attended public school during a time when we seldom, if ever, took a standardized test. On the rare occasion when we did, there were no consequences attached to our test scores. Our teachers saw our scores, but we did not. She or he learned something about how we were progressing or not. There was no time devoted to test prep, because the tests didn't matter. Practicing for a test would have been like "practicing" for a visit with the doctor. It makes no sense.
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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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Betsy DeVos Refuses to Rule Out Giving Funds to Schools That Discriminate

Betsy DeVos Refuses to Rule Out Giving Funds to Schools That Discriminate | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
The education secretary defended plans to divert money to a school choice agenda, including funds for vouchers to private school, which she said states should regulate.
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Further notes on scenius

Further notes on scenius | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
“Scenius” is a term coined by musician and producer Brian Eno to counter “The Lone Genius Myth,” or the idea that innovation in art and culture comes from a few
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In Arizona, teachers can now be hired with absolutely no training in how to teach

In Arizona, teachers can now be hired with absolutely no training in how to teach | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
One retired teacher is calling it the “Warm Body Law."
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Ex-CPS Boss Gets 4 ½ Year Sentence, Judge Bemoans City Corruption

Ex-CPS Boss Gets 4 ½ Year Sentence, Judge Bemoans City Corruption | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
"Can Chicago ever be a city that works for its people?" federal judge asks.
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Dorothy Retha Cook's curator insight, April 29, 5:30 AM

They can be imprisoned also. Just keep the faith God has. no respect of person, just because we don't see it doesnt mean God is not working His Justice for us to in all our areas of locations. Know that no battle is over until God says its over. Faint not and pray at all times and fret not because of evil doers for they will have their day watch God.

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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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