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6 TED Talks on The Pluses of Gaming

6 TED Talks on The Pluses of Gaming | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Gaming has become a major source of concern for some parents. They are worried about the amount of time their kids spend in front of their screens shooting zombies,or playing Nintendo. I do share the...
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Proposed Texas textbook describes Mexican-Americans as ‘lazy,’ new coalition works to block it

Proposed Texas textbook describes Mexican-Americans as ‘lazy,’ new coalition works to block it | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
The textbook is meant to accompany a course on Mexican-American studies, but opponents say it is offensive and full of factual inaccuracies.
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No grades, no timetable: Berlin school turns teaching upside down

No grades, no timetable: Berlin school turns teaching upside down | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Pupils choose their own subjects and motivate themselves, an approach some say should be rolled out across Germany
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Why Being Constantly Busy Is Killing Your Creativity

Why Being Constantly Busy Is Killing Your Creativity | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
The science of why having a head full of to-do list items makes you way less creative.
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Being Culturally Responsive in Classrooms

Being Culturally Responsive in Classrooms | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Educator Christopher Emdin shares his philosophy for educating urban kids and makes the case that being "culturally responsive" goes
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What a Decade of Education Research Tells Us About Technology in the Hands of Underserved Students (EdSurge News)

What a Decade of Education Research Tells Us About Technology in the Hands of Underserved Students (EdSurge News) | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Despite all the celebratory rhetoric around our nation's
declining dropout rates, during a given year, nearly 20% of students expected to graduate do not. Furthermore, according to John Hopkins and Civic Enterprises, “unacceptably low levels of minority, low-income, English Language Learners,
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Survey: Teaching demands taking toll on educators

Survey: Teaching demands taking toll on educators | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
A new survey reveals teachers are concerned and frustrated with shifting policies, an outsized focus on testing and a lack of voice in decision-making. 
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The Bedley Bros. at Maker Faire 2013: Makey Makey, Drone Dudes

Tim and Scott talk to geniuses Jay Silver and Andrew H. Petersen at the Maker Faire in San Mateo. http:// http://www.dronedudes.com http://www.timbedley.com
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Research Finds The Effects Of Homework On Elementary School Students, And The Results Are Surprising

Research Finds The Effects Of Homework On Elementary School Students, And The Results Are Surprising | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
You might think homework is a great thing, but recent research suggests that maybe it's time to re-evaluate our use of it.
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Minecraft: The video game that builds kids' brain cells

Minecraft: The video game that builds kids' brain cells | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Microsoft's popular video game Minecraft helps kids learn everything from programming, science and math to art, languages and history.
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Feds: 12 Detroit principals stole $1M in kickback scheme

Feds: 12 Detroit principals stole $1M in kickback scheme | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
School supply vendor, who made $2.6M, gave principals money for steering business to him, prosecutors allege.
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Teacher resigns after video shows her pushing down special needs child

Teacher resigns after video shows her pushing down special needs child | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Local media sources report that 71-year-old Amelia Stripling turned herself in to police Friday afternoon.
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Is Mark Zuckerberg Faking That He’s Running 1 Mile Every Day?

Is Mark Zuckerberg Faking That He’s Running 1 Mile Every Day? | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
The Facebook founder made a resolution to start a year of running.
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Chalkdust: Issue 03

Chalkdust: Issue 03 | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Interesting and fun mathematics magazine from UCL. Issue 03 now available, containing fractional calculus, why voting can never be fair, how to count divisors of numbers, and much more, including all your favourite fun columns.
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Diane Ravitch to Obama: ‘I will never understand why you decided to align your education policy with that of George W. Bush’

Diane Ravitch to Obama: ‘I will never understand why you decided to align your education policy with that of George W. Bush’ | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
The historian and public education advocate has updated her 2010 best-selling book, which helped launch the movement against corporate school reform. Here's what's different, what she would tell Obama if he would listen, her thoughts on Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, and more.
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Una de las voces más autorizadas del sistema educativo de EEUU. Crítica, mordaz. Alerta porque algunos de los teóricos del model Bush-Obama asesoran a la FAES.
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Symbols of the 50 States: Icons of Culture, History, Nature, and Pride | Visual.ly

Symbols of the 50 States: Icons of Culture, History, Nature, and Pride | Visual.ly | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Each of the 50 United States take a tremendous amount of pride in their heritage, culture, ancestry, and history. This infographic details 5 or 6 of
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Minecraft has now sold over 100m copies

Minecraft has now sold over 100m copies | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Minecraft has topped the 100m mark, with the block-building title selling on average around 53,000 copies per day in 2016.
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The Bedley Bros. at Maker Faire 2013: ROV's, Robots, Roblox, n More!

http://www.timbedley.com Scott and Tim hit the road to visit the 8th annual Maker Faire in San Mateo, CA. Part "Freak Show" part "Creative Genius," you wil
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How To Teach Children That Failure Is The Secret To Success

How To Teach Children That Failure Is The Secret To Success | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
When children view their abilities as something they can change over time, they're more apt to deal well with challenges, researchers say. And what parents say can help or hurt.
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The First White House Maker Faire

The First White House Maker Faire | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
See the President's daily schedule, explore behind-the-scenes photos from inside the White House, and find out all the ways you can engage with the most interactive administration in our country's history.
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Activities Guide: Enhancing & Practicing Executive Function Skills

Activities Guide: Enhancing & Practicing Executive Function Skills | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Age-appropriate activities and games that adults can use to support and strengthen executive function and self-regulation skills in children.
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Dillan’s Voice

Autism Acceptance Month is dedicated to the stories of people like Dillan. His words remind us how important it is to ensure everyone with a voice can b
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Why Finland has the best schools

Why Finland has the best schools | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
The Harvard education professor Howard Gardner once advised Americans, “Learn from Finland, which has the most effective schools and which does just about the opposite of what we are doing in the United States.” Following his recommendation, I enrolled my 7-year-old son in a primary school i
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