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The Smart Way to Use iPads in the Classroom

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The school has an unconventional take on the iPad’s purpose. The devices are not really valued as portable screens or mobile gaming devices. Teachers I talked to seemed uninterested, almost dismissive, of animations and gamelike apps. Instead, the tablets were intended to be used as video cameras, audio recorders, and multimedia notebooks of individual students’ creations. The teachers cared most about how the devices could capture moments that told stories about their students’ experiences in school. Instead of focusing on what was coming out of the iPad, they were focused on what was going into it.

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Yet another important read which makes the point that it's important "to recognize that it’s the adults and students around the iPads."

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Using Storytelling in eLearning Can Drive Behavior Change

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Humans have engaged in storytelling throughout history. Through their power to engage listeners (or viewers) and influence their behavior and even thei

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Sketchnotes of all 9 DTT Digital Summit presentations

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Sketcher Jen Giffen captured all nine sessions of the Ditch That Textbook Digital Summit in visual notes!

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10-Minute Teacher Podcast recommended by @rmbyrne

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I don't listen to many podcasts because many of them feel like the hosts are just talking to fill time. But the 10-Minute Teacher Podcas

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Podcasts may help teacher clarify doubts, instigate research and make students more interested in deepening their knowledge about  a subject.
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The Invention of Zero: How Ancient Mesopotamia Created the Mathematical Concept of Nought and Ancient India Gave It Symbolic Form

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"If you look at zero you see nothing; but look through it and you will see the world."

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8 Cool Resources for Students to Use to Conduct Interviews – Teacher Reboot Camp

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9 Fundamental Digital Skills for 21st Century Teachers

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Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education

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HyperSay - Live presentations for connected audiences!

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Hypersay increases student participation by turning powerpoint-based classes into connected sessions. Students use their devices to answer real-time quizzes, access shared content, ask questions and take notes. 

All in one package, completely free.


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A great tool for the connected classroom.

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It’s Not About the Tool - by Laurie Guyon

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Credit Where Credit Is Due - by Sarah Eaton

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5 TIPS TO PREVENT PLAGIARISM IN YOUR CLASSROOM

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How to prevent plagiarism in the 21st century classroom

by: Sarah Elaine Eaton, PhD

date: December 6, 2017

Plagiarism remains a hot topic in the 21st century. The 2017 case of former Toronto District School Board director Chris Spence, who was found to have plagiarized his PhD dissertation,[1] brought discussions around plagiarism to the forefront among educators, researchers and members of the general public. There is no question that plagiarism is a serious academic and professional issue.

The question is: What can we do about it?

The term plagiarism means “theft of text,” but that doesn’t quite cover modern-day understandings of what it means to steal from someone else’s original work. Scholars and policymakers today agree that plagiarism goes beyond merely copying written text. It can include stealing another’s ideas, text, music, images, art, computer code, multimedia and so on. There is no single definition of what constitutes plagiarism in modern educational institutions.[2]

Plagiarism can be either intentional or unintentional. Intentional plagiarism is when an individual knows they are doing something wrong but does it anyway. This is generally considered more offensive than unintentional plagiarism, which happens when someone lacks the understanding of how to cite and reference others’ work appropriately.

Given the lack of a consistent technical definition of plagiarism in a world where the copy-and-paste functions of computers make it easy to lift just about anything from an online context and use it somewhere else, we need to flip our thinking to keep up with the times. Instead of focusing on plagiarism after it has happened, it is more productive to proactively teach children why it is important to give others credit for their original work and how to do that. Teachers can be agents of change when it comes to teaching children about Creative Commons[3] and copyright, for example. A key lesson for 21st-century students is that not everything on the Internet is open access. Opening up conversations around ethical ways to use others’ work can help students develop more refined decision-making skills for themselves.

5 tips to prevent plagiarism in your classroom
WHAT ELSE CAN INDIVIDUAL TEACHERS DO TO BUILD STUDENTS’ UNDERSTANDING OF PLAGIARISM?
TALK ABOUT PLAGIARISM OPENLY.
Just as we talk about how to make responsible choices in other areas of life, talk to your students about why it’s important to give others credit for their work. This is not limited just to text. Many people have been trained to cite other people’s written work, but it does not occur to them that we also need to cite photos we find on the Internet, for example. The key principle to convey is that we give others credit for words, images, music, code and any other work created by an individual or a group. It is important to teach students that some things online are proprietary (not to be used without express permission) and others can be shared (with credit). The topic of copyright is complicated and it can be easy to feel too overwhelmed to even talk about it. The point is not to get lost in legalities, but rather to raise learners’ awareness that even when material is online, we start with the intention of giving credit to the creator.

DO HANDS-ON ACTIVITIES.
Learning what plagiarism is can be a good first step. Learning how to avoid it is an even better one. Interactive lessons convey key concepts in a powerful way.[4] There are some excellent online learning games for plagiarism prevention[5] that allow students to learn about the topic in a fun and non-threatening way.

SCAFFOLD WRITING PROJECTS.
Making writing a multi-phased activity that gives students a chance to talk about why the topic interests them and what they want to focus on. Foster emerging ideas through drawing, mind maps, outlines or other activities that help students to develop their own ideas before they begin a writing project.

WRITE IN CLASS.
Providing dedicated in-class writing time gives students a chance to practice their writing skills in a supportive learning environment. Make your classroom a space where it is fun for students to write.

INCLUDE FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT WITH WRITING ACTIVITIES.
Emphasize that learning is a process, not just a product. Offer feedback on drafts of writing, making sure to point out what students are doing well and how to strengthen their work (including crediting their sources). Remember, formative assessment is all about helping students to improve.

Educators play a key role in helping students to understand what it means to cultivate a personal ethic of academic integrity. Preventing plagiarism is just as important, if not more important, than imposing punishments after it has happened.

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Notes

[1]As highlighted in news reports like this one: www.theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/former-tdsb-director-guilty-of-plagiarizing-his-phd-panel-says/article35403977

[2] S. E. Eaton, “Comparative Analysis of Institutional Policy Definitions of Plagiarism: A pan-Canadian university study,” Interchange: A Quarterly Review of Education (2017): 1-11.

[3] https://search.creativecommons.org

[4] An excellent example of a hands-on plagiarism workshop can be found here: www.csus.edu/indiv/s/stonerm/understanding%20plagiarism%20workshop%20lesson%20written%20lesson%20plan.pdf

[5] See, for example: www.lycoming.edu/library/instruction/tutorials/plagiarismgame.aspx

 

 

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How to Think Like a Futurist: DevLearn 2017 Closing Keynote

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Dr. Jane McGonigal’s closing keynote offered practical ideas about how to think like a futurist by using first-person thinking, not dry facts.

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The Lost History of an American Coup D’État | Andrew LaFrance & Vann Newkirk | The Atlantic

The Lost History of an American Coup D’État | Andrew LaFrance & Vann Newkirk | The Atlantic | immersive media | Scoop.it

By the time the fire started, Alexander Manly had vanished. That didn’t stop the mob of 400 people who’d reached his newsroom from making good on their promise. The crowd, led by a former congressman, had given the editor-in-chief an ultimatum: Destroy your newspaper and leave town forever, or we will wreck it for you.

They burned The Daily Record to the ground.

It was the morning of November 10, 1898, in Wilmington, North Carolina, and the fire was the beginning of an assault that took place seven blocks east of the Cape Fear River, about 10 miles inland from the Atlantic Ocean. By sundown, Manly’s newspaper had been torched, as many as 60 people had been murdered, and the local government that was elected two days prior had been overthrown and replaced by white supremacists.

For all the violent moments in United States history, the mob’s gruesome attack was unique: It was the only coup d’état ever to take place on American soil.


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The Power of Narratives: Why We Need More Than Facts to Change

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''You cannot take away someone's story without giving them a new one.''

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Many, Many Examples Of Essential Questions

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Essential questions are, ask Grant Wiggins defines, “‘essential’ in the sense of signaling genuine, important and necessarily-ongoing inquiries.” These are grapple-worthy, substantive questions that not only require wrestling with, but are worth wrestling with–that could lead students to some critical insight in a 40/40/40-rule sense of the term.

I collected the following set of questions through the course of creating units of study, most of them from the Greece Central School District in New York. In revisiting them recently, I noticed that quite a few of them were closed/yes or no questions, so I went back and revised most of them, and added a few myself–something I’ll try to do from time to time.

Or maybe I’ll make a separate page for them entirely. Or, who knows. Nonetheless, below are many, many examples of essential questions. Most are arts & humanities, but if this post proves useful, we can add some STEM inquiry to the mix as well. Let me know in the comments.

Many, Many Examples Of Essential Questions

Decisions, Actions, and Consequences

What is the relationship between decisions and consequences?
How do we know how to make good decisions?
How can a person’s decisions and actions change his/her life?
How do the decisions and actions of characters reveal their personalities?
How do decisions, actions, and consequences vary depending on the different perspectives of the people involved?
Social Justice

What is social justice?
To what extent does power or the lack of power affect individuals?
What is oppression and what are the root causes?
How are prejudice and bias created? How do we overcome them?
What are the responsibilities of the individual in regard to issues of social justice?
How can literature serve as a vehicle for social change?
When should an individual take a stand against what he/she believes to be an injustice? What are the most effective ways to do this?
What are the factors that create an imbalance of power within a culture?
What does power have to do with fairness and justice?
When is it necessary to question the status quo? Who decides?
What are the benefits and consequences of questioning / challenging social order?
How do stereotypes influence how we look at and understand the world?
What does it mean to be invisible? (context: minorities)
In what ways can a minority keep their issues on the larger culture’s “radar screen?”
What creates prejudice, and what can an individual overcome it?
What are the causes and consequences of prejudice and injustice, and how does an individual’s response to them reveal his/her true character?
What allows some individuals to take a stand against prejudice/oppression while others choose to participate in it?
What are the causes and consequences of prejudice and how does an individual’s response to it reveal his/her morals, ethics, and values?
Culture: Values, Beliefs & Rituals

How do individuals develop values and beliefs?
What factors shape our values and beliefs?
How do values and beliefs change over time?
How does family play a role in shaping our values and beliefs?
Why do we need beliefs and values?
What happens when belief systems of societies and individuals come into conflict?
When should an individual take a stand in opposition to an individual or larger group?
When is it appropriate to challenge the beliefs or values of society?
To what extent do belief systems shape and/or reflect culture and society?
How are belief systems represented and reproduced through history, literature, art, and music?
How do beliefs, ethics, or values influence different people’s behavior?
How do individuals reconcile competing belief systems within a given society (e.g., moral beliefs conflicting with legal codes)?
When a person’s individual choices are in direct conflict with his/her society, what are the consequences?
What is morality and what are the factors that have an impact on the development of our morality?
What role or purpose does religion / spirituality serve in a culture?
What purpose or function do ethics / philosophy have in governing technological advances?
How do our values and beliefs shape who we are as individuals and influence our behavior?
Adversity, Conflict, and Change 

How does conflict lead to change?
What problem-solving strategies can individuals use to manage conflict and change?
How does an individual’s point of view affect the way they deal with conflict?
What personal qualities have helped you to deal with conflict and change?
How might if feel to live through a conflict that disrupts your way of life?
How does conflict influence an individual’s decisions and actions?
How are people transformed through their relationships with others?
What is community and what are the individual’s responsibility to the community as well as the community’s responsibility to the individual?
Utopia and Dystopia

How would we define a utopian society?
How has the concept of utopia changed over time and/or across cultures or societies?
What are the ideals (e.g., freedom, responsibility, justice, community, etc.) that should be honored in a utopian society?
Why do people continue to pursue the concept of a utopian society?
How do competing notions of what a utopian society should look like lead to conflict?
What are the purposes and/or consequence of creating and/or maintaining a dystopian society?
What is the relationship between differences and utopia?
Chaos and Order

What is the importance of civilization and what factors support or destroy its fabric?
What are the positive and negative aspects of both chaos and order?
What are the responsibilities and consequences of this new world order described as “global”?
What role does chaos play in the creative process?
What are the politics and consequences of war, and how do these vary based on an individual or cultural perspective?
Constructing Identities

How do we form and shape our identities?
In a culture where we are bombarded with ideas and images of “what we should be,”
How does one form an identity that remains true and authentic for her/himself?
What turning points determine our individual pathways to adulthood?
In a culture where we are bombarded with other people trying to define us, how do we make decisions for ourselves?
Creation

What is creativity and what is its importance for the individual / the culture?
What is art and its function in our lives?
What are the limits, if any, of freedom of speech?
Freedom and Responsibility

What is freedom?
What is the relationship between freedom and responsibility?
What are the essential liberties?
What is the relationship between privacy, freedom, and security?
When does government have the right to restrict the freedoms of people?
When is the restriction of freedom a good thing?
Good and Evil in the World

Is humankind inherently good or evil?
Have the forces of good and evil changed over time and if so, how?
How do different cultures shape the definitions of good and evil?
Heroes and “She-roes”

Do the attributes of a hero remain the same over time?
When does a positive personality trait become a tragic flaw?
What is the role of a hero or “she-roe” (coined by Maya Angelou) in a culture?
How do various cultures reward / recognize their heroes and “she-roes”?
Why is it important for people and cultures to construct narratives about their experience?
What is the relevance of studying multicultural texts?
How does the media shape our view of the world and ourselves?
In a culture where we are bombarded with other people trying to define us, how do we make decisions for ourselves?
The Human Condition / Spirit

In the face of adversity, what causes some individuals to prevail while others fail?
What is the meaning of life, and does that shape our beliefs regarding death?
Illusion vs. Reality

What is reality and how is it constructed?
What tools can the individual use to judge the difference, or draw a line between, illusion and reality?
Language & Literature

How is our understanding of culture and society constructed through and by language?
How can language be powerful?
How can you use language to empower yourself?
How is language used to manipulate us?
In what ways are language and power inseparable?
What is the relationship between thinking and language? How close or far are they apart?
How does language influence the way we think, act, and perceive the world?
How do authors use the resources of language to impact an audience?
How is literature like life?
What is literature supposed to do?
What influences a writer to create?
What is the purpose and function of art in our culture?
How does literature reveal the values of a given culture or time period?
How does the study of fiction and nonfiction texts help individuals construct their understanding of reality?
In what ways are all narratives influenced by bias and perspective?
Where does the meaning of a text reside? Within the text, within the reader, or in the transaction that occurs between them?
What can a reader know about an author’s intentions based only on a reading of the text?
What are enduring questions and conflicts that writers (and their cultures) grappled with hundreds of years ago and are still relevant today?
How do we gauge the optimism or pessimism of a particular time period or particular group of writers?
Why are there universal themes in literature–that is, themes that are of interest or concern to all cultures and societies?
What are the characteristics or elements that cause a piece of literature to endure?
What distinguishes a good read from great literature?
Who decides the criteria for judging whether or not a book is any good?
What is the purpose of: science fiction? satire? historical novels, etc.?
Love & Sacrifice

If any, what are the boundaries of love and sacrifice, and where does one draw the line between them?
What are the factors that move individuals / communities / nations to great sacrifice and what are the consequences?
Nature in the Balance

What are the responsibilities of the individual / society / superpowers in regard to the health of the environment?  (local, regional, national or international context can be used)
What are the consequences of being unconcerned with nature’s balance/harmony?
Our View of the World and Ourselves

How do we know what we know?
What is changeable within ourselves?
How does what we know about the world shape the way we view ourselves?
How do our personal experiences shape our view of others?
What does it mean to be an insider or an outsider?
What does it mean to “grow up”?
Where do our definitions of good and evil come from?
What is the relevance of studying multicultural texts?
How does the media shape our view of the world and ourselves?
In a culture where we are bombarded with other people trying to define us, how do we make decisions for ourselves?
What turning points determine our individual pathways to adulthood?
Past, Present, and Future

Why do we bother to study/examine the past, present or future?
What are the recurrent motifs of history and in what ways have they changed or remained the same?
The Pursuit of Happiness

What is happiness, and what is the degree of importance in one’s life?
To what extent does a culture / society / subculture shape an individual’s understanding or concept of happiness?
Relationships and Community

What are the elements that build a strong friendship?
How do friendships change over time?
What impact does family have during different stages of our lives?
What can we learn from different generations?
How is conflict an inevitable part of relationships?
How do you know if a relationship is healthy or hurtful?
What personal qualities help or hinder the formation of relationships?
How are people transformed through their relationships with others?
What is community and what are the individual’s responsibilities to the community as well as the community’s responsibilities to the individual?
Shades of Truth

Who defines “truth”?
How does perspective shape or alter truth?
Sources

My brain; Grant’s authenticeducaiton.org; L. Beltchenko 2007-2008 and the Greece Central School District, New York; Many, Many Examples Of Essential Questions

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America's Schools Are 'Profoundly Unequal,' Says U.S. Civil Rights Commission | Cory Turner | NPR.org

America's Schools Are 'Profoundly Unequal,' Says U.S. Civil Rights Commission | Cory Turner | NPR.org | immersive media | Scoop.it

"The federal government must take bold action to address inequitable funding in our nation's public schools."

So begins a list of recommendations released Thursday by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, an independent, bipartisan agency created by Congress in 1957 to investigate civil rights complaints. Thursday's report comes after a lengthy investigation into how America's schools are funded and why so many that serve poor and minority students aren't getting the resources they say they need.

The 150-page report, titled "Public Education Funding Inequity: In An Era Of Increasing Concentration Of Poverty and Resegregation," reads like a footnoted walking tour through the many ways America's education system fails vulnerable students — beginning with neighborhood schools that remain deeply segregated and continuing into classrooms where too many students lack access to skilled teachers, rigorous courses and equitable school funding.


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Extending the Silence after asking a question - increase teacher "pause" time to improve learning

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Why the Controversial "Black Museum" Is 'Black Mirror''s Most Important Episode | Jason Parham | Wired.com

Why the Controversial "Black Museum" Is 'Black Mirror''s Most Important Episode | Jason Parham | Wired.com | immersive media | Scoop.it

Utopianism rests upon a single, fundamental truth: that we can be better than we were before. But what if we can’t? What if we’re stuck in a loop, slave to new innovations that only amplify hate, human flaw, and social fragility? In the techno-dystopian wheelhouse that is Charlie Brooker’s darkly imaginative anthology series, Black Mirror, that is often the case at hand.

In Brooker’s inverted paradise, proximity comes at a price. What one is willing to give up for it—either to create the gulf or to clear it—is the source of all the sad chaos that outlines his futurescape. His stories are of a world in the throes of madness—be it dread brought on by devices that govern human emotion (“Nosedive”; “The Entire History of You”) or the mayhem that arises out of one’s inability to access, or sustain, a particular social standing (“The National Anthem”; “Shut Up and Dance”). What at first feels like a twisted fairytale slowly unravels into a vision of the quotidian, as if Brooker is saying: our emerging reality is much more unnerving than pure fiction.

For all its technological sprawl, Black Mirror is a show about the flesh and bone of human suffering:


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Some of The Best Academic Search Engines for Teachers and Student Researchers via Educators' technology

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 Digital Technologies Hub

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Support for the Australian Curriculum Digital Technologies with lesson plans, case studies, advice for school leaders, activities for students and for families. See links to the digital technologies industry events and programs. Get support with the development of computational thinking and coding skills in Australian students.

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The 30 Best Digital Storytelling Resources for Imaginative Writing Projects

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Here are 12 of the very best digital storytelling resources from all over the Web—tools for engaging learners in the digital art of storytelling.

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A Very Good Checklist for Assessing 21st Century Learning Skills

A Very Good Checklist for Assessing 21st Century Learning Skills | immersive media | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education

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Teaching Foundational Reading Skills (K-3) Free Mooc from the Friday Institute

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The Teaching Foundational Reading Skills MOOC-Ed will help you more effectively prepare your students in grades K–3 with the skills they need to become successful readers. This is a critical challenge for elementary school teachers: In 2015, only 36 percent of fourth-graders scored at or above the proficient level on the National Assessment of Educational Progress. Reading competency at fourth grade strongly predicts future success in school, since reading becomes increasingly central to learning in all content areas as students advance to higher grades.


This MOOC-Ed is organized around the recommendations of the Foundational Skills to Support Reading for Understanding in Kindergarten Through 3rd Grade Practice Guide, published in July 2016 by the U.S. Department of Education's What Works Clearinghouse. This Practice Guide, developed by a panel of expert researchers and practitioners, provides educators with specific, research-based recommendations for effective teaching practices. It focuses on the foundational skills that enable students to read words, relate those words to their oral language, and read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to understand what they read. The foundational reading skills addressed in this course are shown in the framework below.


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What Learners Want

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I teach gifted students, grades 2 through 6, part time at two Title 1 schools. I pull them out of their regular classes for 3 hours of gifted programming each week. Sadly, but predictably, even though they are classified as gifted, they lack some basic skills in language arts and math (ones like basic grammar…

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On and On: Appalachian Accent and Academic Power | Meredith McCarroll | Southern Cultures

On and On: Appalachian Accent and Academic Power | Meredith McCarroll | Southern Cultures | immersive media | Scoop.it

Let’s go around the room and say where we’re from.” It was my first day in a class called “Experiencing Appalachia” during my first year of college.

“Raleigh,” someone said.

“Just outside of Charlotte,” said another.

“High Point.”

The professor continually nodded as the circle made its way to me.

“Haywood County,” I said.

Her eyebrows raised in respect.

My home was only about a hundred winding miles from the classroom in which I was sitting, but “Haywood County” suddenly became more than a place to me. It was a marker of identity.

On day one of class, I learned that the region’s boundaries have been constantly contested. I was told that migratory patterns explain some of the dialects of the mountains. And I came to understand that I was Appalachian.

I knew that I was a mountain girl. My family had been in Haywood County for generations and one branch of my family tree started or stopped—depending on your perspective—when the Cherokee were marched through. But I had to take a class called “Experiencing Appalachia” to even know that I was Appalachian.


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'Quiet Desperation' of Academic Women | Scott Jaschik | Inside Higher Ed

'Quiet Desperation' of Academic Women | Scott Jaschik | Inside Higher Ed | immersive media | Scoop.it

Interviews with 80 female faculty members at a research university -- the largest qualitative study of its kind -- have found that many women in careers are deeply frustrated by a system that they believe undervalues their work and denies them opportunities for a balanced life. While the study found some overt discrimination in the form of harassment or explicitly sexist remarks, many of the concerns involved more subtle "deeply entrenched inequities."

While the study was conducted, with support from the National Science Foundation, at the University of California at Irvine, the report's authors and most of those who were interviewed for the research state that they don't believe the problems discussed are unique to Irvine. The women interviewed who had worked elsewhere or discussed such issues with colleagues elsewhere portrayed their concerns as entirely typical of what goes on at research universities. And the authors -- also at Irvine -- stress that they don't view the campus as exceptional.


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EDU Quick Tip — Use a Powtoon to Introduce Tough Topics

EDU Quick Tip — Use a Powtoon to Introduce Tough Topics | immersive media | Scoop.it
One of the most amazing things about animation is its power to take the sting out of controversial or daunting subjects. As with so many things, first impressions matter. That’s why teachers tell us every day that they us

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