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To Foster Productivity and Creativity in Class, Ditch the Desks!

To Foster Productivity and Creativity in Class, Ditch the Desks! | Education | Scoop.it
“ Second-grade teacher Erin Klein wanted a classroom where students could move around freely, sit comfortably, and work together. So she got rid of her desks.”
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Teacher evaluation system is latest education battleground - Baltimore Sun

Teacher evaluation system is latest education battleground - Baltimore Sun | Education | Scoop.it
Powell River Peak Teacher evaluation system is latest education battleground Baltimore Sun After years of holding schools accountable for student test scores, the idea of using those scores to evaluate teachers and determine their pay has become...
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Educational Technology Is Making Achievement Gaps Even Bigger

Educational Technology Is Making Achievement Gaps Even Bigger | Education | Scoop.it

This is not a story of the familiar “digital divide”—a lack of access to technology for poor and minority children. This has to do, rather, with a phenomenon Neuman and Celano observed again and again in the two libraries: Granted access to technology, affluent kids and poor kids use tech differently. They select different programs and features, engage in different types of mental activity, and come away with different kinds of knowledge and experience.

 


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A misleading title, but an interesting article.

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Grading teachers not so easy

Grading teachers not so easy | Education | Scoop.it
“Large-scale study says new teacher evaluation systems don’t reflect teacher quality.”
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Pray to stay – expulsion threat for pupils who don’t say prayers

Pray to stay – expulsion threat for pupils who don’t say prayers | Education | Scoop.it
“Pray to stay – expulsion threat for pupils who don’t say prayers (Slightly worrying.”
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Henry Miller on Reading, Influence, and What’s Wrong with Education

Henry Miller on Reading, Influence, and What’s Wrong with Education | Education | Scoop.it
“"Our whole theory of education is based on the absurd notion that we must learn to swim on land before tackling the water.”
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Earth Challenge

Earth Challenge | Education | Scoop.it
“Learn the world countries and capitals! Earth Challenge is a simple and engaging game that puts the world at the tip of your fingers. Featuring a stunning presentation of the globe that makes ...”
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‘What Is Good Teaching?’

‘What Is Good Teaching?’ | Education | Scoop.it
“A documentary shows what goes on in the classroom, and serves as an unwitting primer on how to teach disadvantaged students. (My comment on Joe Nocera: ‘What Is Good #Teaching?”
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What if your child is 'the bully'?

What if your child is 'the bully'? | Education | Scoop.it
“A third of parents suspect their child may have been involved in bullying, suggests a survey. So how do they feel and what should they do? (What if your child is 'the bully'?”
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Protests widen against Obama-backed Common Core education reforms

Protests widen against Obama-backed Common Core education reforms | Education | Scoop.it
“A fierce battle in New York is the latest sign that populist resistance to the Obama administration-backed Common Core education reforms shows no signs of slowing — and that the opposition isn’t limited to red states.”
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Common Core: Obama Education Plan Sparks Nationwide Protest

Common Core: Obama Education Plan Sparks Nationwide Protest | Education | Scoop.it
“NewsMax | Parents, teachers want local control.”
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Pirates & Superheroes as a front for education Nerd Reactor

Pirates & Superheroes as a front for education Nerd Reactor | Education | Scoop.it
“The other day, I stumbled across this TED Talk given in 2008 by author Dave Eggers titled Once Upon a School.”
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Colorado at a Crossroads: Two Visions of Education Reform | Americans for Prosperity

Colorado at a Crossroads: Two Visions of Education Reform | Americans for Prosperity | Education | Scoop.it
“RT @AFPWA: How two Colorado elections could impact education across the country: http://t.co/Ruv3u5QKi3”
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Retronaut - 1900: “Visions of 2000″

Retronaut - 1900: “Visions of 2000″ | Education | Scoop.it
“RT @theretronaut: 1900: Education in the year 2000 (http://t.co/rfzie5rE3a) http://t.co/g2KND7bMPa”
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With Teacher Tenure Threatened, Trouble in Every Direction for Public Education - Truth-Out

With Teacher Tenure Threatened, Trouble in Every Direction for Public Education - Truth-Out | Education | Scoop.it
With Teacher Tenure Threatened, Trouble in Every Direction for Public Education
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On June 10, 2014, Judge Rolf M.
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The Decline of Public Education - Huffington Post

The Decline of Public Education - Huffington Post | Education | Scoop.it
“The Decline of Public Education Huffington Post According to the latest National Assessment of Educational Progress, and reported in The Washington Post, "the nation's high school seniors have shown no improvement in math and reading performance...”
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What Applying to Charter Schools Showed Me About Inequality

What Applying to Charter Schools Showed Me About Inequality | Education | Scoop.it
Charters are not a comprehensive solution to public education's problems.
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Why Some Teachers May Question 'New' Education Trends - Capital Notes (blog)

Why Some Teachers May Question 'New' Education Trends - Capital Notes (blog) | Education | Scoop.it
“Capital Notes (blog) Why Some Teachers May Question 'New' Education Trends Capital Notes (blog) Often frustration with the public education system is directed at teachers, even when they are following the standards and guidelines set out by the...”
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New Tool Invites Students to Zoom into History ...

New Tool Invites Students to Zoom into History ... | Education | Scoop.it
“By Suzie Boss - Edutopia (Image credit iStockphoto) "Samantha Shires, a middle-school social studies teacher in Guilford County, North Carolina, wants her students to understand that history doesn't unfold in a series of unrelated events.”
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Southern Illinois: Homage to Home

Southern Illinois: Homage to Home | Education | Scoop.it
“This blog is written by National Geographic Education Intern, Ellen Esling, as a part of the Geography Awareness Week Blog-A-Thon. When I think of Geography, the first image that comes to my mind ...”
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Secret Teacher: we can't be outstanding every day, so why judge us on that?

Secret Teacher: we can't be outstanding every day, so why judge us on that? | Education | Scoop.it
“Outstanding lessons are nigh on impossible to deliver on a daily basis, so why are we judging our teachers and schools by them? (Fantastic article that really highlights the key flaws within Education at present.”
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Five Reasons Why Your Child Won't Be a Scientist (and What You Can Do About It)

Five Reasons Why Your Child Won't Be a Scientist (and What You Can Do About It) | Education | Scoop.it
“Unfortunately in too many cases, children who are "doing well" in science are memorizing, not thinking critically, and end up being successful with grades, but unprepared for college level science.”
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Twitter / amazingnesspics: Education System in Finland ...

Twitter / amazingnesspics: Education System in Finland ... | Education | Scoop.it
“RT @amazingnesspics: Education System in Finland http://t.co/zfsjR4dYgc”
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Great Teachers Don't Always Want to Become Principals

Great Teachers Don't Always Want to Become Principals | Education | Scoop.it
“Is there a way for teachers to make more money and advance in their careers without leaving the classroom?”
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Pacers’ George Hill, and the teacher who inspired him

Pacers’ George Hill, and the teacher who inspired him | Education | Scoop.it
“Love my team! Pacers’ George Hill, and the teacher who inspired him http://t.co/7XfLLF3P6d via @indystar”
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