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How To Implement Open Education Resources - OER

How To Implement Open Education Resources - OER | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
There has been a major shift in the way students are currently learning. Fewer youth are reading books, and more are using devices to search for information.
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Student Centered History: Technology and Critical Thinking: We Need to Teach Hard Things

Student Centered History: Technology and Critical Thinking: We Need to Teach Hard Things | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
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Jon Stewart: Cheating teachers go to jail. Cheating Wall Streeters don’t. What’s up with that?

Jon Stewart: Cheating teachers go to jail. Cheating Wall Streeters don’t. What’s up with that? | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Watch the hilarious video.
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How to Turn Any Classroom Into a Makerspace | Edudemic

How to Turn Any Classroom Into a Makerspace | Edudemic | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
There is magic found in rolling up your sleeves & tackling a project, a sense of empowerment that results from solving problems and manifesting big ideas.
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The evolution of the web

The evolution of the web | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Interactive infographic about the evolution of browsers and the web. This infographic features major web browsers since 1993 such as Mosaic, Netscape, Opera, Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox, and Chrome, as well as key developments in web technologies such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
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Makey Makey Math - Coding Probability Simulators #makerED

Makey Makey Math - Coding Probability Simulators #makerED | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
As I gear up to present student work at ETFO's ICT Conference in Toronto, I'd like to share some ideas: 1. Coding allows for students to learn across math strands instead of in isolation. 2. Coding...
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Every Meeting Ever - YouTube

Don't be that guy in meetings. And don't use cables. Make your meeting room wireless for $149 at http://airtame.com/meetings Want to sponsor our next video? ...
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K-2 students be shoppin’!!!!

K-2 students be shoppin’!!!! | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Shopping is an authentic, mathematical activity that calls on a wide range of skills. It’s also fun! This post will give you ideas about how to scaffold shopping exercises to meet students’ needs at various levels.
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AT&T continues to throttle internet speeds opposing FTC actions and the FCC’s rules

AT&T continues to throttle internet speeds opposing FTC actions and the FCC’s rules | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
After a high profile suit against AT&T filed by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) late last...
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California faces test as it changes school performance measures

California faces test as it changes school performance measures | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - California will no longer rely solely on student test scores as a measure of how well a public school is performing, the latest effort to balance criticism of standardized
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The Mathematics Behind Getting All That Snow Off Your Street | WIRED

The Mathematics Behind Getting All That Snow Off Your Street | WIRED | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Plow driver J.J. Giugliano Jr. battles the snow on Pleasant Street near Monument Square in Charlestown. Lane Turner/The Boston Globe/Getty Images This winter has dumped a lot of snow on the east coast. A lot of snow. Boston, to offer an example, has seen 99.9 inches of the stuff, just eight inches shy of its…
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Where Have All The Teachers Gone?

Where Have All The Teachers Gone? | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Enrollment at teacher training programs is down in many parts of the country, raising fears of a looming teacher shortage.
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Opt-out forms lands student in hot water

Opt-out forms lands student in hot water | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
More students, parents and teachers standing up against PARCC, the state's new online standardized test.
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How @Pharrellhat Went Viral - Medium

How @Pharrellhat Went Viral - Cuepoint - Medium
A year ago I created a parody Twitter account that blew up. Here‘s what I learned.
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My Favorite Teachers Use Social Media: A Student Perspective

My Favorite Teachers Use Social Media: A Student Perspective | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
High school freshman Katie Benmar writes that teachers who enhance learning with technology hold students' attention.
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Teacher terrified by surprise 'active shooter' drill in eastern Oregon schoolhouse files federal lawsuit

Teacher terrified by surprise 'active shooter' drill in eastern Oregon schoolhouse files federal lawsuit | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
A teacher terrified "shot" by a play-acting gunman acting out a surprise "active shooter" drill in an Oregon schoolhouse has filed suit against the school district.
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Google who? Oregon cities want their own fiber networks

Google who? Oregon cities want their own fiber networks | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
At least a few cities wonder if they couldn't do it better - or at least more affordably - than Google Fiber.
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Oh God, Teacher Arranged Desks In Giant Circle

Oh God, Teacher Arranged Desks In Giant Circle | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
OVERLAND PARK, KS—Appearing stunned and unsettled as they entered her classroom Wednesday, students from Ms. Frederickson’s fourth-period social studies class were reportedly overcome with panic 
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April Fools Video Prank in Math Class - YouTube

I played a trick on my math class for April Fool's Day. In this one, I'm showing a "homework help" video that gets some trigonometry wrong. How embarrassing!
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The Health Concerns in Wearable Tech

The Health Concerns in Wearable Tech | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Some researchers and consumers are now asking whether wearable computers will be considered harmful in several decades’ time.
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The Bandwidth Gap: The States Where School Internet Is Slowest

The Bandwidth Gap: The States Where School Internet Is Slowest | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Nearly every school in America has some form of Internet connectivity—but that alone doesn't mean all kids have equal access to the web.
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Colorado senator takes PARCC tests, expresses shock | The Spot — The Denver Post

Colorado senator takes PARCC tests, expresses shock | The Spot — The Denver Post | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
State Sen. Jerry Sonnenberg, R-Sterling, can empathize with students taking the PARCC test. He took it last week and reported his own problems.
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Southern Oregon elementary school will change harsh consequences for tardiness after Facebook post prompts widespread complaints

Southern Oregon elementary school will change harsh consequences for tardiness after Facebook post prompts widespread complaints | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
School officials said their practice of separating students behind a cardboard shield during lunch "was never intended to isolate or stigmatize students." But that was exactly what it looked like to parents, grandparents and anyone on Facebook who saw the photo of little Hunter, dejected behind a screen as his classmates eat together at a nearby table.
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Monthly Hackathons at CodeHS and Building CodeHS Lite — Working at CodeHS — Medium

Monthly Hackathons at CodeHS and Building CodeHS Lite - Working at CodeHS - Medium
Every month we do a full-day hackathon to prioritize fun projects. Sometimes we all build a project as a team. You have one day to finish.
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