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Why I Hate School But Love Education||Spoken Word

As the cyclical and seemingly never ending debate about education rages on, the topic - somewhat ironically, often poses more questions than it provides answ...

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This is exactly what I explore at: www.facebook.com/sstandardsmatter in not referring to common Core, I'm referring to COMMON SENSE

 

We need to teach our students about the common sense of success!

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Jonathan Jarc's curator insight, February 7, 2013 2:13 PM

A student shared this with me and it is hard to deny!

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12 Fabulous Academic Search Engines

12 Fabulous Academic Search Engines | Urban Educational Success | Scoop.it
In the world of academia, Google search engine does not always serve the purpose because most of the time its search results are not exact . I am a huge fan of Google but when it comes to academic...

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Alternatives to Google for Research.

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Guest column: Step away from that textbook

Guest column: Step away from that textbook | Urban Educational Success | Scoop.it

My name is Kerry Matthews. I'm a teacher and I want to make a confession.

 

I threw out the textbook.

 

I spent 19 years in the classroom, teaching elementary school science. Today I teach teachers how to teach. My first piece of advice to those teachers is: Do it. Throw. Out. The. Textbook.

 

 


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Susan Friedman Stack's comment, November 1, 2012 12:45 PM
I have shared this belief for many years especially when working with students reading well below grade level. It would be like forcing me to pay attention and try to understand calculus!
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How to Upload an iMovie to Edmodo | Wired Educator

How to Upload an iMovie to Edmodo | Wired Educator | Urban Educational Success | Scoop.it

From Apple Distingished Educator Kelly Croy:

 

Edmodo has been a wonderful resource for my classroom. As an English teacher, I love that my students can post a paper that they have written and receive feedback from their classmates and teachers, and store their work right on the site.

 

My students and I do a lot of digital storytelling. Like many teachers, I “trick” my students into writing by having them create scripts and writings for digital projects. For the longest time I could not figure out how to get an iMovie into Edmodo. Here’s the solution and it’s quick!


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How to Grade Teachers « Sigmund, Carl and Alfred

How to Grade Teachers « Sigmund, Carl and Alfred | Urban Educational Success | Scoop.it
How to Grade Teachers. October 10, 2012. National Affairs: Great teachers matter enormously to the success of their students. While this seems like common sense, it has also been borne out by decades of empirical research: Several ...
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Q&A: What Disney can teach us about urban planning | SmartPlanet

Q&A: What Disney can teach us about urban planning | SmartPlanet | Urban Educational Success | Scoop.it
Q&A: What Disney can teach us about urban planning. By Rachel James | October 12, 2012, 3:30 AM PDT ...
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Parents Say Classes Overcrowded, District Says Not So - CBS Local

Parents Say Classes Overcrowded, District Says Not So - CBS Local | Urban Educational Success | Scoop.it
CBS LocalParents Say Classes Overcrowded, District Says Not SoCBS LocalDETROIT (WWJ) - Some Detroit public school parents are speaking out over what they say is a problem of overcrowded classrooms at their school.
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ChartBin Online Data Visualization Tool

ChartBin Online Data Visualization Tool | Urban Educational Success | Scoop.it
ChartsBin is a web-based data visualization tool that will allow you to quickly and easily create rich interactive visualizations with their own data to be used in PowerPoint presentations or Keynote slides...
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25 Sites to Download Royalty-Free Stock Photos and Textures

25 Sites to Download Royalty-Free Stock Photos and Textures | Urban Educational Success | Scoop.it

Royalty-Free Stock Photos and Textures are very useful in every graphic project for web or print, especially if they are free. 

Here is a list of 25 of the best sites to download royalty-free stock photos and textures.


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Visual cues can greatly enhance your elearning effectiveness!

 

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Meridian School District overcrowding - KIVI-TV

Meridian School District overcrowding - KIVI-TV | Urban Educational Success | Scoop.it
Meridian School District overcrowdingKIVI-TVWhen the bell rings at Hunter, 752 students flood the hallways. In fact, that elementary school is so overcrowded one class doesn't even have a classroom.
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The Good Teachers Unions Can Do

The Good Teachers Unions Can Do | Urban Educational Success | Scoop.it
The way people talk about teachers unions these days, you’d be forgiven for thinking they serve no useful purpose.
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A Presentation Skills Guidebook For Beginners

A Presentation Skills Guidebook For Beginners | Urban Educational Success | Scoop.it

Use this Presentation Skills Guidebook – Beginner’s edition as your handy checklist to refer to in the days leading up to your presentation.


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The Top 17 Free Digital Stotytelling Apps for The iPad

The Top 17 Free Digital Stotytelling Apps for The iPad | Urban Educational Success | Scoop.it

The iPad is such a boon in education. It is making a slow but steadfast revolution in the way instruction is both delivered and received ...


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Apps for Special Needs / Autism

Apps for Special Needs / Autism | Urban Educational Success | Scoop.it
We are what we app (RT @sjunkins: 268 Great Apps for the Special Needs Classroom. http://t.co/4usL5QLG #spedplc)

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An iPad School - Top 10 Tips

An iPad School - Top 10 Tips | Urban Educational Success | Scoop.it

There is no doubt that learning is central to thinking at ESSA Academy. A visit is based on talk of pedagogy and enhancing student life (iPad and Pedagogy). However, there are many lessons to be le...


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Books out.....iPads in!

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40 Creative Ways Teachers Are Using Cell Phones in the Classroom

40 Creative Ways Teachers Are Using Cell Phones in the Classroom | Urban Educational Success | Scoop.it

So many ruminations on what smartphone technologies offer the wired classroom begin with some permutation of how, at first, cell phones are often the bane of teachers’ existence because they cause disruptions. This isn’t one of those ruminations. Let’s just go straight to the suggestions, shall we?


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Privatizing creativity: the ruse of creative capitalism | Art Threat

Privatizing creativity: the ruse of creative capitalism | Art Threat | Urban Educational Success | Scoop.it
University of Toronto urban development guru Richard Florida has been staggeringly successful in promoting his idea of the “creative class.” He argues that the ..... We teach ourselves digital photography.
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My view: School districts need to stop losing 'irreplaceable' teachers ...

My view: School districts need to stop losing 'irreplaceable' teachers ... | Urban Educational Success | Scoop.it
Facing an intimidating crowd, this student spoke with eloquence and insight about Dorsey High School, about parks and about the important people that set him on his trajectory to success. Then he embarrassed me.
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Preparing Leaders In Urban Education - Michigan State University

Preparing Leaders In Urban Education - Michigan State University | Urban Educational Success | Scoop.it
This fall, eight MSU freshmen are starting the journey toward becoming successful urban teachers as Patterson Scholars. They are the first recipients of a scholarship program created by the mega-selling author James ...
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Why I'll Be Voting Against Charter Schools (I-1240) In Washington State

Why I'll Be Voting Against Charter Schools (I-1240) In Washington State | Urban Educational Success | Scoop.it
This year, like in many previous years, Washington State voters will again have the opportunity to vote for or against legalizing charter schools in our state.
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Edcanvas - The one place for teachers to create and deliver lessons digitally

Edcanvas - The one place for teachers to create and deliver lessons digitally | Urban Educational Success | Scoop.it

Easy, engaging, and free! Rich multimedia content. Share with students. All in one browser tab.


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AAEEBL's comment, October 27, 2012 9:58 PM
We would assert that what's good for the teacher is also good for the learners, and what are teachers anyway besides master learners? At least the best teachers are master learners!
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Free Technology for Teachers: iBrainstorm - Shared Brainstorming on iPads

Free Technology for Teachers: iBrainstorm - Shared Brainstorming on iPads | Urban Educational Success | Scoop.it

"I was recently going through my archives looking for some brainstorming and mind mapping apps when I "rediscovered" iBrainstorm. iBrainstorm is a free brainstorming application for the iPad and the iPhone"


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Learn Something New: Five Great Podcasts for Teachers

Learn Something New: Five Great Podcasts for Teachers | Urban Educational Success | Scoop.it
I read an amazing post today by teacher librarian and blogger extraordinaire Jennifer LaGarde entitled “Want to be a Great Teacher? Try Being a Great Learner First.” In it, Jennifer starts by saying “Hi.
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Chicago Teachers Take a Stand Against Mayor Rahm Emanuel and ...

Chicago Teachers Take a Stand Against Mayor Rahm Emanuel and ... | Urban Educational Success | Scoop.it
Yesterday Rahm hauled a few of his pet principals, (including Ethan Netterstrom, principal at Skinner North) in front of the TV cameras, to claim that in order to be “successful” they need the unchecked power to hire and fire whoever they ...
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An Annotated Map of Today's Protests and of the 'Muslim World'

An Annotated Map of Today's Protests and of the 'Muslim World' | Urban Educational Success | Scoop.it
The violent backlash against the American film is taking place in Muslim societies, but it doesn't seem to correlate with Islam's reach.


This is a good reminder that the generalizing about "all Muslims" is as inaccurate as generalization about "all Christians" or any other group.  The world and people are much more nuanced than that. 


Tags: MiddleEast, Islam, conflict.


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Martin Daumiller's comment, September 16, 2012 2:53 AM
The map is slightly poor. 100% and more world muslim population? There is a great mix-up between muslims living in a country and percentage of muslims living in a country, therefore turning the U.S., Russia, etc. also into the discussion.
Also there is a distinction between not-protesting and not supporting the protests, which should influence the authers comparision of different mentalities.
The main idea against stereotypes and generalization is a very worthy one, but the way is article shows it is flawed.