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Poor training for new teachers does permanent harm to students

Poor training for new teachers does permanent harm to students | Educational Trends and Tidbits | Scoop.it
As principals, we've seen it time and again as we peek inside one of our classrooms — that deer-in-the headlights look. It's not from students' faces. It's from first-year teachers who often seem overwhelmed by the task at hand.
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Web-Watch: The Balanced Literacy Diet

Web-Watch: The Balanced Literacy Diet | Educational Trends and Tidbits | Scoop.it
By Thomas DeVere Wolsey This week, I share a website I recently discovered while visiting with a colleague from the University of Toronto. The Balanced Literacy Diet website takes an innovative app...
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School Ditches Textbooks for Open Educational Resources -- THE Journal

School Ditches Textbooks for Open Educational Resources -- THE Journal | Educational Trends and Tidbits | Scoop.it
The Amarillo Area Center for Advanced Learning in Texas is replacing textbooks with digital open educational resources (OER) for its math and science classes using iPads.
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The Ultimate Education Reform: Messy Learning & Problem Solving

The Ultimate Education Reform: Messy Learning & Problem Solving | Educational Trends and Tidbits | Scoop.it
If we can teach kids to solve messy problems before they graduate, they might have better luck solving messy problems when they start running the world, says Tim Holt.
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The 21st century skill students most lack

The 21st century skill students most lack | Educational Trends and Tidbits | Scoop.it
Cognitive scientist Daniel Willingham identifies what he thinks is the 21st century skill that young people lack the most.
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The 10 Best Web Tools For Flipped Classrooms

The 10 Best Web Tools For Flipped Classrooms | Educational Trends and Tidbits | Scoop.it
  via Edudemic While flipping the classroom is still one of the hottest trends in education, it’s got nothing on time-saving and downright useful apps and web tools. In an effort to provide a ...
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Eight Ways to Model Technology Use

Eight Ways to Model Technology Use | Educational Trends and Tidbits | Scoop.it
  via ASCD One way school leaders can ensure technology gets into classrooms is to show how they use it themselves. A well-kept secret in the main office is that principals can (and should) te...
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The 100 Best Video Sites For Educators

The 100 Best Video Sites For Educators | Educational Trends and Tidbits | Scoop.it
  via Edudemic Bringing multimedia into the classroom is a great way to engage students in learning. Supplementing lessons, opening up new interests, and offering inspiration, online videos ma...
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The Future of Tablets in Education: Potential Vs. Reality of Consuming Media | MindShift

The Future of Tablets in Education: Potential Vs. Reality of Consuming Media | MindShift | Educational Trends and Tidbits | Scoop.it
By Justin Reich The Someday/Monday dichotomy captures one of the core challenges in teacher professional development around education technology. One the one
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Experienced and new teachers learn from each other when it comes to technology | wcsh6.com

Experienced and new teachers learn from each other when it comes to technology | wcsh6.com | Educational Trends and Tidbits | Scoop.it
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Ed. Funders Giving More to Same Few, Say Studies

Ed. Funders Giving More to Same Few, Say Studies | Educational Trends and Tidbits | Scoop.it
Researchers also found a growing share of philanthropic dollars going to 'challengers to the system'—mainly charter schools.
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More STEM Girls Please!

More STEM Girls Please! | Educational Trends and Tidbits | Scoop.it
STEM studies aren't keeping up with STEM career opportunities. The solution? More girls! Anne Jolly has six new ideas to boost female interest & participation.
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4 Tools To Help Avoid Summer Learning Loss - Edudemic

4 Tools To Help Avoid Summer Learning Loss - Edudemic | Educational Trends and Tidbits | Scoop.it
Combating summer learning loss over the summer for young readers is a challenge that many teachers face.
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Top Ways Kids Hide Their Online Behavior From Parents

Top Ways Kids Hide Their Online Behavior From Parents | Educational Trends and Tidbits | Scoop.it
Parents should openly discuss the use of technology with their kids. A parent has the right to protect a child (as the parent). You would establish rules for the use of the family car, right?
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Why Can Some Kids Handle Pressure While Others Fall Apart?

Why Can Some Kids Handle Pressure While Others Fall Apart? | Educational Trends and Tidbits | Scoop.it
Scientists think bouts of panic in stressful situations can be traced to genetics. But don’t freak out. Biology is not necessarily destiny.
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Cool Cat Teacher Blog: 15 Wrong Ways to Implement the Common Core

Cool Cat Teacher Blog: 15 Wrong Ways to Implement the Common Core | Educational Trends and Tidbits | Scoop.it
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27 Ways To Be A 21st Century Teacher

27 Ways To Be A 21st Century Teacher | Educational Trends and Tidbits | Scoop.it
  via Edudemic You can’t swing an iPad in the hallway without hitting someone talking about becoming a 21st century teacher, 21st century student, or something involving the 21st century. Whil...
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Computers Can't Replace Real Teachers

Computers Can't Replace Real Teachers | Educational Trends and Tidbits | Scoop.it
  via CNN Editor's note: Wendy Kopp is CEO of Teach for All, a global network of independent organizations dedicated to expanding educational opportunity, and founder and board chairwoman of T...
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Students' Vietnam project on iTunes

Students' Vietnam project on iTunes | Educational Trends and Tidbits | Scoop.it
For two combined classes at Topeka High School, a unique, semester-long project on the Vietnam War is all but complete.
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Workshop uses 'Brain breaks' to combat child obesity

Workshop uses 'Brain breaks' to combat child obesity | Educational Trends and Tidbits | Scoop.it
“Brain breaks,” students jumping out of their seat and counting by twos to 30 or by 10s to 100, are often used in Lindsay Rasure’s kindergarten class at Fort Branch Elementary School in South Gibson County.
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Study: Prettier Charts Can Be Harder for Students to Read

Study: Prettier Charts Can Be Harder for Students to Read | Educational Trends and Tidbits | Scoop.it
Common Core State Standards are calling for more focus on students reading charts and graphics, but new research shows engaging graphics can reduce students' understanding of chart data.
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Why Our School Is Going Beyond Printed Newsletters

Why Our School Is Going Beyond Printed Newsletters | Educational Trends and Tidbits | Scoop.it
Stapled pages sent home in a student’s backpack don’t cut it in the digital age.
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