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12. Make Your Classroom a Happier Place for Children with Dyslexia

12.  Make Your Classroom a Happier Place for Children with Dyslexia | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Are Children in Your Class Suffering Needlessly? Today I want to talk about what we can do, as teachers, to improve the school experience for our students with reading and/or spelling difficulties....
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SoundCloud Officially Secures $170 Million Investment, Names New CEO

SoundCloud Officially Secures $170 Million Investment, Names New CEO | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
SoundCloud on Friday announced it has reached an agreement on a significant investment from The Raine Group and Temasek.
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Why Malcolm Gladwell, Seth Godin, Google, and a Harvard Expert Say Colleges and Universities Are Broken

They aren't just complaining. They're offering alternatives.
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Tens Of Thousands More Women And Minorities Are Taking Computer Science

Tens Of Thousands More Women And Minorities Are Taking Computer Science | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
The Advanced Placement program has scored a win for diversity with the help of Silicon Valley.
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25 Cute And Cool School Supplies To Add To Your Shopping List

25 Cute And Cool School Supplies To Add To Your Shopping List | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
For kindergartners, teens and students in between.
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Florida School District Bans Homework, Says To Read Instead

Florida School District Bans Homework, Says To Read Instead | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
The decision was based on education research.
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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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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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Disney’s ‘Magic Bench’ Fixes AR’s Biggest Blind Spot

Disney’s ‘Magic Bench’ Fixes AR’s Biggest Blind Spot | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Forget the clunky headset. All this brain-bending experience asks of you is that you take a seat.
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The best laptop you can buy right now (2017)

The best laptop you can buy right now (2017) | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
It's getting harder to buy a bad laptop, but what separates a good laptop from a great one is how it balances power, efficiency, portability, and comfort
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One in four D.C. public schools have had at least three principals since 2012

One in four D.C. public schools have had at least three principals since 2012 | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Leadership churn can hinder academic achievement, experts say.
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The Ongoing Battle Between Science Teachers And Fake News

The Ongoing Battle Between Science Teachers And Fake News | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
In a world of fake news and junk science, how do science teachers help their students distinguish fact from fiction?
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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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