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Top 10 Educational Technology Blogs for Teachers

Top 10 Educational Technology Blogs for Teachers | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Today we received some good news from Teacher Certification website. They have published a list of the Top 50 School Technology blogs and our blog Educational Technology and Mobile Learning was...
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Why Lego's CEO Thinks More Grown-Ups Should Play At Work

Why Lego's CEO Thinks More Grown-Ups Should Play At Work | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
"We believe in play as a transformative agent in society, and we need more creativity to solve the world’s problems."
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Why young kids need less class time — and more play time — at school

Why young kids need less class time — and more play time — at school | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
For years, educators have tried different unsuccessful strategies – more testing, more instruction– to reverse these trends. The answer is not more class time. Here's why.
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How Trigger Warnings Are Hurting Mental Health on Campus

How Trigger Warnings Are Hurting Mental Health on Campus | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
College students are increasingly demanding protection from words and ideas they don’t like. Here’s why that’s disastrous for education.
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The Internet Of Sound

The Internet Of Sound | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
How do birds communicate? By singing. And now it's the turn of the machines. A new crop of businesses are now creating what’s referred to as the Internet of..
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Kids have three times too much homework, study finds - CNN.com

Kids have three times too much homework, study finds - CNN.com | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Students in the early elementary school years are getting significantly more homework than is recommended by education leaders, according to a new study.
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High Schoolers And Snooze Buttons: A Public Health Crisis?

High Schoolers And Snooze Buttons: A Public Health Crisis? | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Pre-dawn school start times are unhealthy and must change, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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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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YouTube Gaming is here to take on live streaming powerhouse Twitch

YouTube Gaming is here to take on live streaming powerhouse Twitch | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Twitch, youve got some serious company. Almost exactly a year after the live game streaming pioneer was purchased by Amazon for $970 million, Google has unveiled YouTube Gaming.
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The Teach For America Bait and Switch: From 'You’ll Be Making a Difference' to 'You’re Making Excuses'

The Teach For America Bait and Switch: From 'You’ll Be Making a Difference' to 'You’re Making Excuses' | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Idealistic young people are lured by TFA's promises. But what happens once they're placed in classrooms has left some alums questioning the organization's approach.
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A Quick Letter to EdTech Salespeople

A Quick Letter to EdTech Salespeople | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
One of my bigger frustrations is getting form-letter Emails from companies that are trying to sell our school district something, particularly something that falls under the category of educational technology. As we head into another school year, I thought I would offer a bit of advice to vendors out there who would like to work with our school district.
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Seven of the 25 worst-paying cities for high school teachers are in North Carolina

Seven of the 25 worst-paying cities for high school teachers are in North Carolina | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
High school teachers spend their workdays imploring teenagers to retain the basics of linear inequalities, cell anatomies and balancing chemical equations -- none of which exactly pique the interes...
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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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