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Make Sure you Use these Twitter Tools

Make Sure you Use these Twitter Tools | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Twitter has recently made it possible for users to email their tweets right from the Twitter mainstream, a feature which was available only in  third party tools. While this...
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Why This Mom Won't Let Her Son Accept A Perfect Attendance Award

Why This Mom Won't Let Her Son Accept A Perfect Attendance Award | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
"The messages we are sending to our kids when we reward attendance is wrong for so many reasons."
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Why fear has no place in design

Why fear has no place in design | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Here are the initial reactions of my friends and family when I told them I
was named a Stanford d.school fellow:

* Concern: "Did you quit your job to become an interior designer?"
* Shock: "Are you getting another degree?"
* Confusion: "Isn't that out of y
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Teacher Of The Year In Oklahoma Moves To Texas For The Money

Teacher Of The Year In Oklahoma Moves To Texas For The Money | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Oklahoma teachers are some of the lowest paid in the country. After it was clear they wouldn't be getting a raise in 2017, the former teacher of the year called it quits.
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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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4 Ways to Quickly Tackle New Skills as a Team

4 Ways to Quickly Tackle New Skills as a Team | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Creative projects often require us to pick up new skills – and fast. Learn how the Flatiron School accelerates the learning process through collaboration.
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18 States Sue Betsy DeVos And Education Dept. Over Delay Of Borrower Defense Rule

18 States Sue Betsy DeVos And Education Dept. Over Delay Of Borrower Defense Rule | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
The rule was created to protect students from the fallout from abuses and failures by for-profit colleges. A new court filing says that the Education Department's delay of the rule is unlawful.
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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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