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Getting an Accurate Fix on Schools

Getting an Accurate Fix on Schools | Education | Scoop.it
The de Blasio administration should mend, not end, the Bloomberg evaluation system.
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One out of every four children are graduating in New York City. There must be a way of "providing a plausible system for measuring student progress" as they proceed through the highschool journey.  Catch the students before they become a statistic at the end of four years. 

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Building a Better Teacher - NYTimes.com

Building a Better Teacher - NYTimes.com | Education | Scoop.it
There are more than three million teachers in the United States, and Doug Lemov is trying to prove that he can teach them to be better.
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I know this is an old(er) article but one that we should all have in our archives.

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Beyond the Ed-Tech Hype: EDUpreneurs Focusing on Content and Design - Ed Central

Beyond the Ed-Tech Hype: EDUpreneurs Focusing on Content and Design - Ed Central | Education | Scoop.it
Moving Beyond the Ed-Tech Hype: Three EDUvations that will have a lasting impact in the future.
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eLearning Jargon Explained: 5 Terms Every Newbie Needs to Know

eLearning Jargon Explained: 5 Terms Every Newbie Needs to Know | Education | Scoop.it
Business owners, managers and executives new to the eLearning field sometimes find it hard to grasp industry concepts and terms. Though most of the t

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» How Social Learning Bests Innovation - Psych Central News

» How Social Learning Bests Innovation  - Psych Central News | Education | Scoop.it
A new study appears to cut some slack for those who like to learn by watching others. In fact, the new research from Indiana University holds that it is
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The results of this research are so interesting.  This team effect is something we have experienced in business and it is nice to hear the research behind what drive continuous growth and evolution of ideas.

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The Visual History Of Classroom Technology - Edudemic

The Visual History Of Classroom Technology - Edudemic | Education | Scoop.it
It's been quite awhile since the early days of classroom technology. However, it's still something worth knowing about as we all race into the future of edtech.
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Nice visual on the evolution of technology.  Would love to see this in the form of disruptors.

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Instead of Making Resolutions, Dream

Instead of Making Resolutions, Dream | Education | Scoop.it
Forget the small stuff, for now. What's your big objective?
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Last year's article but relevant always.  Take a step back and dream...

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Made With Play: Game-Based Learning Resources

Made With Play: Game-Based Learning Resources | Education | Scoop.it
Edutopia's Made With Play series takes a look at game-like learning principles in action and commercial games in real classrooms -- and offers tips and tools for bringing them into your own practice.
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Learning to code? There's an app for that.

Learning to code? There's an app for that. | Education | Scoop.it
From Candy Crush Saga to Instagram, developing mobile applications has never been more potentially lucrative. But how about learning to code on a smartphone?
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Making technology learning more accessible....equlaizing capabilities...

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STI Buys Chalkable For $10M To Bring Its Educational App Store And Learning Platform To K-12 Schools | TechCrunch

STI Buys Chalkable For $10M To Bring Its Educational App Store And Learning Platform To K-12 Schools | TechCrunch | Education | Scoop.it
With entrepreneurs beginning to wake up to the huge demand for better learning tools, and the opportunity for technology to remove some of the long-standing..
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Smart acquisition to expand offerings and to continue to grow share of the wallet.

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Five Tips for Building Strong Collaborative Learning

Five Tips for Building Strong Collaborative Learning | Education | Scoop.it
  via Edutopia Teachers share successful tactics for helping kids learn from each other with examples from math and English classes. At The College Preparatory School (College Prep) in Oakland...
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These five tips - consider classroom geography, focus on process and understanding, build accountability to each other, enhance peer teaching,  encourage sensitivity to style - are also keys to successful team leadership.  

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Amplify Guide to K-12 Android Apps

Amplify Guide to K-12 Android Apps | Education | Scoop.it
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This is a nice group of apps that support the learning processes. It's encouraging that the solution is built on the foundation of Wireless Generation.
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Open hardware for education with littleBits library of electronic modules | opensource.com

Open hardware for education with littleBits library of electronic modules | opensource.com | Education | Scoop.it
Open hardware for education with littleBits, a library of electronic modules.
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I LOVED my Heathkits but I already had a drive to learn about electrical engineering.  For kids that have never been hands-on with hardware, this can be the spark that ignites an increase in the desire to learn what makes our technologies work.

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What Drives Success?

What Drives Success? | Education | Scoop.it
Culture pushes some groups to achieve. We can learn from them.
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"...the strikingly successful groups in America today share three traits that, together, propel success. The first is a superiority complex — a deep-seated belief in their exceptionality. The second appears to be the opposite — insecurity, a feeling that you or what you’ve done is not good enough. The third is impulse control."

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11 Note-Taking Tips For The Digital Classroom - Edudemic

11 Note-Taking Tips For The Digital Classroom - Edudemic | Education | Scoop.it
Does the physical act of writing something down help you to remember it? What is the most effective way to take notes? How does all of this play into a more digital classroom?
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10 Tips For A Smarter iPad-Based Classroom

10 Tips For A Smarter iPad-Based Classroom | Education | Scoop.it
10 Tips For A Smarter iPad-Based Classroom
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True Grit: The Best Measure of Success and How to Teach It

True Grit: The Best Measure of Success and How to Teach It | Education | Scoop.it
Can you predict academic success or whether a child will graduate? You can, but not how you might think.

When psychologist Angela Duckworth studied people in various challenging situations, includin
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True grit!

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How Video Content is Revolutionizing Learning Infographic

How Video Content is Revolutionizing Learning Infographic | Education | Scoop.it
We know what the Internet has done to make the world a very connected place. We know how mobile devices have granted us instant access to information.
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broadening reach through video...

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The 70:20:10 L&D Model for Developing a High-Performing Workforce - Learnnovators - Bringing INNOVATION to LEARNING

The 70:20:10 L&D Model for Developing a High-Performing Workforce - Learnnovators - Bringing INNOVATION to LEARNING | Education | Scoop.it
We believe that the 70:20:10 framework is going to evolve further to play a major role in organizational learning in workplaces around the world.
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We have developed core curriculum over the course of this last year working with various leaders and educators. We will be using the 70:20:10 framework as a major factor in our rollout plan to enhance the learning process.
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8 Things That will be Less Dominant in Learning Organizations of the Future

8 Things That will be Less Dominant in Learning Organizations of the Future | Education | Scoop.it
What will schools look like in fifteen or twenty years?  There are plenty of educational futurists that embrace the challenge to cast visions of these futures.  While I don't consider myself a futu...
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We will definitely need influenctial change leaders and lots of planning to make it to this end state.

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5 Things That Really Smart People Do

5 Things That Really Smart People Do | Education | Scoop.it
Don't get in the way of your own learning. Here are five ways to step aside and continue to increase your smarts.
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Meet The Nate Silver Of Education. Bruce Baker Will Bring Sanity To Reform Hype | TechCrunch

Meet The Nate Silver Of Education. Bruce Baker Will Bring Sanity To Reform Hype | TechCrunch | Education | Scoop.it
Public school children have become lab rats of policymakers who are eager to see change faster than we can study what works. Experimental reforms are often..
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Why Great Teachers Are Fleeing the Profession - Speakeasy - WSJ

Why Great Teachers Are Fleeing the Profession - Speakeasy - WSJ | Education | Scoop.it
Everybody agrees: a great teacher is the difference between success and failure, for a school, a class, and a student. But right now, great teachers are leaving the profession. What can be done?
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Why educating the educators is complex

Why educating the educators is complex | Education | Scoop.it
Teaching is both craft and profession -- and more.
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"...teaching is a deeply social and emotional activity."
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U.S. students lag around average on international science, math and reading test

U.S. students lag around average on international science, math and reading test | Education | Scoop.it
American 15-year-olds below average in math, average in science, slightly better in reading.
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