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Researchers Sound Alarm Over Black Student Suspensions

Researchers Sound Alarm Over Black Student Suspensions | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
African-American students are suspended at more than three times the rate of their white peers, a nationwide analysis shows.

Not surprised unfortunately  :(

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Fishers kids swap chairs for exercise balls

Fishers kids swap chairs for exercise balls | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
Angelika Thompson's fourth-grade students at Fishers Elementary School will have to balance their bodies along with their studies when they start the new school year on Aug. 15.

"A study at the Mayo Clinic supports chairless classrooms, saying that exercise balls improve students' posture and muscle strength. Students also can burn off excess energy. And their concentration may improve."

I definitely support this idea and would love to use it in my classroom if it works as well as they claim and I could get the funding...

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Project-Based Learning: Success Start to Finish

Visit http://www.edutopia.org/manor. Go inside Manor New Technology High School, where an unwavering commitment to an effective schoolwide PBL model keeps bo...

Great video!

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English Language Learners - Videos, Articles, Resources, Experts

English Language Learners - Videos, Articles, Resources, Experts | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.

ASCD's ELL Research page, definitely a good resource.

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‘Reading Rainbow’ resurfaces as an app – Schools of Thought - CNN.com Blogs

‘Reading Rainbow’ resurfaces as an app – Schools of Thought - CNN.com Blogs | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it

By Sarah Edwards, CNN (CNN) -- Butterfly in the sky I can go twice as high. . . Remember those lyrics from the once popular children’s show “Reading Rainbow”? Well, it’s back, but this time not on TV - on iPad.

So excited!  I loved RR as a child!

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Imaginations More Active Despite Less Play Time, Study Shows

Imaginations More Active Despite Less Play Time, Study Shows | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
Researchers say children's play is becoming more creative—even as the time to do it shrinks.
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Study: 'Daily Report Cards' Improve Behavior of Students With ADHD

Study: 'Daily Report Cards' Improve Behavior of Students With ADHD | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
Education Week reporter Nirvi Shah tracks news and trends of interest to the special education community, including administrators, teachers, and parents.

"So-called "daily report cards" appear to improve the behavior of students with ADHD, a new What Works Clearinghouse review of a study concludes."

Formative assessment for the win!

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Teaching Ahead: A Roundtable - Is the Traditional School Schedule Outmoded? Archives - Education Week Teacher

Teaching Ahead: A Roundtable - Is the Traditional School Schedule Outmoded? Archives - Education Week Teacher | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it

Sounds good to me!

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Virtual Summer Camp for Teachers - 2012

Virtual Summer Camp for Teachers - 2012 | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
Welcome to the 4th Annual Virtual Summer Camp for Teachers! Here you will find multiple opportunities for Professional Development over the summer: learn new web tools, investigate the Common Core, explore essential applications and more!
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Schools Should Rethink Bigger Classes In Early Grades: Study

Schools Should Rethink Bigger Classes In Early Grades: Study | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it

Small class sizes are crucial for learning at the younger grades, but may be less important as children mature, according to a new study.

"Small class sizes are crucial for learning at the younger grades, but may be less important as children mature, according to a new study"

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Title IX Promise Unmet for Pregnant Students

Title IX Promise Unmet for Pregnant Students | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it

Title IX is most often associated with school sports, but the gender-equity law applies to many aspects of schooling.

"Passed 40 years ago to ensure all students have equal educational opportunities, the law is most often associated with student athletics. But it was intended to apply to many aspects of students' schooling by strengthening the legal rights of pregnant teenagers, victims of sexual harassment, and others who may not get a fair shot at an education because of their gender."

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Educational Technology Guy: 10 Technology Skills Every Educator Should Have

Educational Technology Guy: 10 Technology Skills Every Educator Should Have | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it

Great list!  Still working on #4 and #10

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Study: Early Spatial Learning Promotes Math Competency

Study: Early Spatial Learning Promotes Math Competency | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
Education Week staff writer Lesli A. Maxwell and contributing writer Julie Rasicot are reporters and bloggers with a long track record of covering education.

"Early, robust exposure to spatial learning—playing with puzzles, putting shapes together to make recognizable objects—not only can help kids better understand math, but can also help with other tasks such as reading maps and understanding diagrams about how to assemble things."

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Educating Through Service

Educating Through Service | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
This weekend, I along with 29 other young people will give away five million dollars. Our goal: to help solve our nation's education problem by integrating service into the school curriculum.

Just like my Philanthropy course at UMD!  Fully support this idea.

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Study: Kids Eat Healthier When Teachers and Parents Participate

Study: Kids Eat Healthier When Teachers and Parents Participate | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
School-based nutrition programs have more success when parents, teachers and school staff get involved.

"Kaiser Permanente has just published a study in the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity that verifies how a system-wide participatory approach will have more organic, positive results."

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5 Inspiring Education Books to Read This Summer

5 Inspiring Education Books to Read This Summer | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
Books featuring inspiring parents, teachers and education heroes.

And the Summer of Professional Development continues!

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New Social Site Learnist Aims to Become 'Pinterest for Educators' -- THE Journal

New Social Site Learnist Aims to Become 'Pinterest for Educators' -- THE Journal | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
Online test prep company Grockit has launched a new social learning site, Learnist, which it likens to "the Pinterest for educators and students." With it, users can collect and pin content from around the web, like YouTube videos and websites,...

Definitely a resource to check out.  Looks promising!

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The Global Read Aloud

The Global Read Aloud | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it

"Global collaboration is necessary to show students that they are part of something bigger than them. That the world needs to be protected and that we need to care for all people. You can show them pictures of kids in other countries but why not have them speak to each other? Then the caring can begin."

Sounds awesome!

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3 Simple Steps to Do-it-yourself Professional Development -- THE Journal

Today every teacher needs to be in charge of his or her own professional development, if for no other reason than district budgets require everyone to be so much more creative.

"Today, every teacher needs to be in charge of his or her own professional development"

The Summer of Professional Development is already underway!

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Teachers Guide on The Use of Graphic Organizers in The Classroom

Teachers Guide on The Use of Graphic Organizers in The Classroom | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it

The power of graphic organizers!

 

Gone are the days when planning and thinking were done mainly by pen and paper.Technology have made it pretty much easier to think in different other ways. Free mind mapping , brainstorming and concept mapping applications are ubiquitous online and more and more teachers are using them . The 21st century education is based , on a large part of it, on the visual output.

 

The benefits of graphic organizers in education

 

- Teachers can use graphic organizers to engage visual learners and help them organize their thoughts


- Graphic organizers help students make powerful connections between ideas and concepts


- They help students develop their convergent thinking by providing a framework for the development of new ideas through analysis, reflection and display.


- They also help students promote their divergent thinking by using such techniques as brianstorming to generate ideas.


- They can be used for developing vocabulary skills and improve reading, writing and communication skills.


- Students can easily learn new concepts and think in new novel ways using graphic organizers


- They help students focus on connections rather than words 

 

- Finally , graphic organizers can help both teachers and students develop creative and critical thinking skills.

 

Read more:

http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2012/06/teachers-guide-on-use-of-graphic.html

 


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Formula written for math success

Formula written for math success | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it

"Mastery of fractions and early division is a predictor of students' later success with algebra and other higher-level mathematics, based on a study done by a team of researchers led by a Carnegie Mellon University professor."

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Math game adds up to win

Math game adds up to win | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it

 

"The Fantasy Baseball Math Program was a great way to expand Pirates Charities educational programming; the program has a clear connection to baseball, but it also has proven academic outcomes for the kids who participate."

Isn't it amazing how well project based learning works!

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All in the Wrist: Can a Bracelet Measure Student Engagement?

All in the Wrist: Can a Bracelet Measure Student Engagement? | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it

Education Week Teacher's take on the latest news, ideas, and resources for teacher leaders.

"The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has put $1.4 million into the development of an "engagement pedometer," a bracelet intended to measure students' emotional responses to instruction, according to Reuters"

I think we're all going a little too far here...

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Free Online Resources Engage Elementary Kids (Tech2Learn Series)

Fifth-grade teacher Nicole Dalesio keeps her class motivated to learn by encouraging them to create multimedia presentations and projects using technology to...
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National PTA to Hear from 'Too Much Homework' Coalition

National PTA to Hear from 'Too Much Homework' Coalition | Education-Caitlin | Scoop.it
Michele Molnar is a veteran journalist who has written about education at the local and national levels, as well as about business and community associations.
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