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Make Coding Mandatory in K-12, Not Optional

Make Coding Mandatory in K-12, Not Optional | SMFHS Digital Beat | Scoop.it
Coding breaks barriers of geography, enabling collaboration, creative storytelling, knowledge representation and innovation, as well as leveraging the diverse expertise of people in multiple places to solve the world's most pressing problems,...
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Educational Leadership:Students Who Challenge Us:Eight Things Skilled Teachers Think, Say, and Do

Educational Leadership:Students Who Challenge Us:Eight Things Skilled Teachers Think, Say, and Do | SMFHS Digital Beat | 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.
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No Rich Child Left Behind

No Rich Child Left Behind | SMFHS Digital Beat | Scoop.it
Family income is now a better predictor of children’s success in school than race.
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27 Ways To Be A 21st Century Teacher - Edudemic

27 Ways To Be A 21st Century Teacher - Edudemic | SMFHS Digital Beat | Scoop.it
So what does it take to become a 21st century teacher? This handy chart details more than two dozen ways to get started. A must-read and share.
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What teachers need and reformers ignore: time to collaborate

What teachers need and reformers ignore: time to collaborate | SMFHS Digital Beat | Scoop.it
Darling-Hammond: The reform impulse that gave rise to construction of new learning standards and assessments will only work if we invest in the capacity of educators to work together effectively.
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10 talks on making schools great

10 talks on making schools great | SMFHS Digital Beat | Scoop.it
With just over a month to go before the 2012 presidential election in the US, eyes around the world are on the contest between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. The election may well come down to a few key issues.
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Take time and poke around popular TED Talks surrounding education. 

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Apple - iTunes U - Learn anything, anywhere, anytime.

Apple - iTunes U - Learn anything, anywhere, anytime. | SMFHS Digital Beat | Scoop.it
iTunes U gives educators an easy way to design complete courses with audio, video, and other content and distribute them through the iTunes U app.
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Check out open courses on iTunes U- for free!

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New Technology Helps Schools to Communicate With Their Community

New Technology Helps Schools to Communicate With Their Community | SMFHS Digital Beat | Scoop.it
As technology changes how we work and live, school districts find themselves in the position of choosing what, if any, new technology will a. help their students learn more easily and b. help them communicate more effectively with their public.
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Better HS grad rates reduce crime

Better HS grad rates reduce crime | SMFHS Digital Beat | Scoop.it
Boosting the graduation rate of male high school students in Ohio by just 5 percent would save the state as much as $535 million annually in crime costs, according to a new report by the Alliance for Excellent Education.
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Food for thought. 

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How Students Benefit From Using Social Media - Edudemic

How Students Benefit From Using Social Media - Edudemic | SMFHS Digital Beat | Scoop.it
A look at four different ways that students benefit from using social media in their everyday lives, despite concerns about the overuse of social media by today's youth.
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Teachers vs Technology: Who Rules The Classroom?

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How Technology Can Lend Teachers a Helping Hand (Teachers vs Technology: Who Rules The Classroom? #edchat #skolechat http://t.co/i5Z00eWkOf)
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What Students And Parents Think About Mobile Technology - Edudemic

What Students And Parents Think About Mobile Technology - Edudemic | SMFHS Digital Beat | Scoop.it
It's hard to gauge how students and parents feel about any one topic. When it comes to the influx of mobile technology, the question is even harder.
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WDWDT: A New App That Keeps Teachers, Students, Parents In Sync

WDWDT: A New App That Keeps Teachers, Students, Parents In Sync | SMFHS Digital Beat | Scoop.it
There's a new app called WDWDT (stands for What Did We Do Today?) and is a messaging service custom-built for students, parents, and teachers.
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Gone in a snap – Snapchat temporary photo sharing

Gone in a snap – Snapchat temporary photo sharing | SMFHS Digital Beat | Scoop.it
Related posts: Troubleshooting Social Media: Issues, Bugs, and Temporary Fixes Podcast: Sharing Social Media Thoughts, Early Experiences & Advice: A conversation with Lorrie Jackson Podcast: Sharing Social Media Thoughts, Early Experiences &...
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Another popular app that has possible implications in our hallways.

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Welcome to Flubaroo

Welcome to Flubaroo | SMFHS Digital Beat | Scoop.it
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Flubaroo automatically grades student submissions when integrated with Google Apps. 

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