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Now You Can Email Your Tweets - Seo Sandwitch Blog

Now You Can Email Your Tweets - Seo Sandwitch Blog | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Email your tweets, a new feature set to be added on Twitter.The main advantage that it would offer to its users is that the tweet can be shared with people who are not present on Twitter.
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Arizona administrators scramble to fill 1,000 teacher vacancies

Arizona administrators scramble to fill 1,000 teacher vacancies | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
It’s not the first time school districts have found themselves scrambling to hire teachers in Arizona.
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America meets a lot. An analysis of meeting length, frequency and cost. - Attentiv

America meets a lot. An analysis of meeting length, frequency and cost. - Attentiv | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Meetings are ubiquitous in today’s organizational culture. Some organizations even have meetings to plan future meetings.  But what does all this meeting time mean to your organization as a whole? Or, perhaps more telling, what does it mean to the country and the economy? Data pulled from professorial and private studies give insight into what all [...]
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They're No. 1: U.S. Wins Math Olympiad For First Time In 21 Years

They're No. 1: U.S. Wins Math Olympiad For First Time In 21 Years | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
America's top math students went head-to-head with competitors from more than 100 countries — and they won. "If you can even solve one question," their head coach says, "you're a bit of a genius."
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How to use MineCraft with your Students | TeacherCast LIVE from ISTE 2015 - YouTube

Throughout the entire ISTE 2015 conference teachers were buzzing over Minecraft. This year, I had the privilege of speaking to members of Microsoft's Minecra...
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Cover Story: “Playdate” - The New Yorker

Cover Story: “Playdate” - The New Yorker | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
“I hope Bill Gates doesn’t screw it up!” my daughter said, when she and seven hundred trillion other kids heard that Microsoft bought Minecraft.
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Haunting chalkboard drawings, frozen in time for 100 years, discovered in Oklahoma school

Haunting chalkboard drawings, frozen in time for 100 years, discovered in Oklahoma school | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
The Oklahoma City School District will work to preserve the chalkboards which carry lessons on pilgrims.
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Governor Chris Christie calls for end of Common Core in New Jersey

Governor Chris Christie calls for end of Common Core in New Jersey | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is calling for an end to the Common Core standards in New Jersey, saying that the system isn't working for students in the state.
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Evers statement on JFC budget action | Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Evers statement on JFC budget action | Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
MADISON — State Superintendent Tony Evers issued the following statement on action by the Joint Committee on Finance on the 2015-17 education budget.
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Minecon Panel Submission London 2015 - Creativity with Redstone Panel

This is my official panel application for Minecon London 2015. Everyone that wants to apply has to submit a one minute video pitch. So here is mine.
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Kids in the Maker Movement — Kids & Family | Make:

Kids in the Maker Movement — Kids & Family | Make: | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
A kids’ Maker Movement is building momentum. Kid Makerspaces have been increasingly cropping up, ensuring that kids are involved in the Maker Movement.
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Cobb teacher accused of putting boy with autism in trash can

Cobb teacher accused of putting boy with autism in trash can | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
A veteran Cobb County special education teacher is accused of putting a second-grader with autism in a trash can, saying his behavior was similar to Oscar the Grouch on Sesame Street, according to school system police.
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San Francisco Middle Schools No Longer Teaching ‘Algebra 1′

San Francisco Middle Schools No Longer Teaching ‘Algebra 1′ | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Parents of high-achieving students say delaying the course until high school will slow children's progress.
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Have You Read "The Worst Story Ever Written?" Clear Your Schedule!

Have You Read "The Worst Story Ever Written?" Clear Your Schedule! | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Lots and lots of things might lay claim to being the “worst story ever written.” But the reigning champion, according to huge swathes of fandom, is probably The Eye of Argon, first published in a fanzine in 1970. You can read the whole thing online.
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The Science Of Grading Teachers Gets High Marks

Is evaluating teachers an exact science? Many people — including many teachers and their unions — believe current methods are often too subjective and open to abuse and misinterpretation. But new…
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I Lie About My Teaching

I Lie About My Teaching | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
It's hard to get a true sense of what a classroom is really like—especially from the adult who runs it.
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Hudson science teacher suspended for using cell jammer

Hudson science teacher suspended for using cell jammer | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
A Hudson science teacher was suspended without pay for taking a class experiment a little too far.
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I'm totally and irrationally in love with Google Photos

I'm totally and irrationally in love with Google Photos | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
When Google announced its new Photos service, I was skeptical. Why would anyone give their entire photo library to Google, a company infamous for mining data for ads?! How could…
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Scott School Creativity Camp | Stop Motion Animation

Scott School Creativity Camp is going on June 22-26 from 8-11am. Sessions are still available and filling up fast. To register, go to http://scottcc15.eventbrite.com ...
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Why Chrome Uses So Much Freaking RAM

Why Chrome Uses So Much Freaking RAM | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Chrome may be the best browser around, but it eats up your PC’s RAM like turkey on Thanksgiving. If you’ve ever looked at your task manager, you’ve probably flipped out at the sheer number of Chrome processes and the memory they hog. Here’s why Chrome uses so much RAM, and how to curb its gluttony. The Best Web Browser for Windows The Best Web Browser for Windows The Best Web Browser for Windows The battle for best browser on Windows is especially close, but we have to pick Google Chrome for… Re
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The only technique to learn something new

The only technique to learn something new | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
I had a friend who wanted to get better at painting. But she thought she had to be in Paris, with all the conditions right. She never made it to Paris. Now she sits in a cubicle under fluorescent lights, filling out paperwork all day.
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"Don't force yourself to learn something if you don't want to or it's not a natural talent."