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Google will shut down Google+ four months early after second data leak

Google will shut down Google+ four months early after second data leak | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Google+ has suffered another data leak, and Google has decided to shut down the consumer version of the social network four months earlier than it originally planned. Google+ will now close to consumers in April, rather than August. Additionally, API access to the network will shut down within the next 90 days.
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Educator: In Finland, I realized how 'mean-spirited’ the U.S. education system really is

Educator: In Finland, I realized how 'mean-spirited’ the U.S. education system really is | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
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How To Actually Teach Your Kid The Value Of Money

How To Actually Teach Your Kid The Value Of Money | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Raising a financially literate child doesn't have to be difficult.
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How To Talk To Your Kids About Natural Disasters

How To Talk To Your Kids About Natural Disasters | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Here are some age-appropriate ways to discuss these traumatic events.
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Forces of nature: great women who changed science

Forces of nature: great women who changed science | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Recognize women who changed science with this free collection of print-at-home posters.
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South Carolina school district replaces snow days with e-learning days 

South Carolina school district replaces snow days with e-learning days  | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Anderson County School District 5 has implemented e-learning days during which students will learn at home when inclement weather shuts down the district.
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Every Kid in a Park | All Fourth Graders Get Your FREE National Parks Passes 

Every Kid in a Park | All Fourth Graders Get Your FREE National Parks Passes  | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
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Betsy DeVos at FIRST Robotics competition: She was asked about visiting struggling schools in Detroit, Michigan - The

Betsy DeVos at FIRST Robotics competition: She was asked about visiting struggling schools in Detroit, Michigan - The | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
DeVos spent Friday afternoon at the 2018 First Robotics World Championship at the Cobo Center in Detroit, home to many of the state's lowest-performing schools.
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How To Raise Kids Who Care About The Environment

How To Raise Kids Who Care About The Environment | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
In honor of Earth Day, we asked parents and conservationists for their advice.
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Oklahoma School Funding: Blake Shelton's Name Found In Oklahoma Girl's Textbook | FOX23

Oklahoma School Funding: Blake Shelton's Name Found In Oklahoma Girl's Textbook | FOX23 | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
An Oklahoma parent took to Facebook to voice her concerns after she claimed to find that her daughter was using the same school textbook as country music star Blake Shelton.
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Cobb County Proposes Cutting Libraries After Dumb Decision To Build The Braves A Stadium

Cobb County Proposes Cutting Libraries After Dumb Decision To Build The Braves A Stadium | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
The people of Cobb County, Ga. have a budget conundrum on their hands, thanks to craven former county chairman Tim Lee’s insistence on spending almost $400 million in public money for a stadium without giving the public a chance to vote on it. Despite a record-high tax digest, the county is $30 to 55 million in the hole after unlocking a $21 million rainy day fund to fill out the 2018 budget. (Tax cuts passed by Lee have also contributed to the shortfall.) The parks budget has already been beset by issues; non-profits have seen their funding dry up. The latest public institution on the chopping block is the library system, only months after Cobb County unveiled a fancy $10 million new library.
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Long-rumored TUSD blacklist revealed; many on it for little reason

Long-rumored TUSD blacklist revealed; many on it for little reason | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
The Tucson Unified School District's blacklist appears to have been kept under wraps for two decades.
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Where To Donate To Honor Each Of The 26 Sandy Hook Shooting Victims

Where To Donate To Honor Each Of The 26 Sandy Hook Shooting Victims | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Thursday marks five years since the horrific tragedy in Newtown.
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Social media detox: Christina Farr quits Instagram, Facebook

Social media detox: Christina Farr quits Instagram, Facebook | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Christina Farr used to spend 5 hours a week posting and interacting with friends on Instagram. She quit cold this summer, and her life changed dramatically for the better. 
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What's old is new again.

What's old is new again. | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
“We do not learn from experience…we learn from reflecting on experience.” -John Dewey I was recently in a meeting with Bjorn Paige, principal of ACMA (Arts and Communications Magne
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Fonts That People Actually Use

Fonts That People Actually Use | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
How to use the font pair of Roboto and Arial. Examples of the best websites for this font pair.
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Fonts That People Actually Use via @jonsamuelson
And NONE of them are Comic Sans!

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The most effective teachers turn to their colleagues for advice (while weaker teachers don’t bother) –

The most effective teachers turn to their colleagues for advice (while weaker teachers don’t bother) – | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
The better a teacher performed, the more likely they were to go out and obtain feedback on how to be even better. By Bradley Busch
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8 graphic novels to get your kids hooked on comics

8 graphic novels to get your kids hooked on comics | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Our A.V. Club Field Guide To Parenting is designed to guide you toward the best kids’ books, shows, movies, and music, just like we do with The A.V. Club for adults. Every month or so, we will feature a new subject with a few essential pop culture takes parents should know, saving you from the mountains of kids’ dreck out there.
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Loose Canon – Reimagine School Reading

Loose Canon – Reimagine School Reading | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Loose Canon helps your school organize independent book choices in your own private ecosystem. With our year to year tracking, your school can offer the most popular titles again the next year.
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We need to WIGGLE! | DonorsChoose.org project by Mrs. Schmidt

We need to WIGGLE! | DonorsChoose.org project by Mrs. Schmidt | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
My students need Hokki Stools to help them be successful in the classroom. Wiggly friends would benefit from these most as it would provide them with success within the classroom. My students are a group of fun, loving and creative individuals who have the whole world at their fingertips. Our class is made up of children with a variety of backgrounds and histor
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11 Children's Books That Honor Martin Luther King Jr.'s Legacy

11 Children's Books That Honor Martin Luther King Jr.'s Legacy | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
And his impact on the civil rights movement.
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Exclusive: Florida Public School Teacher Has A White Nationalist Podcast

Exclusive: Florida Public School Teacher Has A White Nationalist Podcast | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Dayanna Volitich suggests Muslims be eradicated from the earth, believes anti-Semitic conspiracy theories ... and teaches middle school social studies.
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Good theft vs. bad theft

Good theft vs. bad theft | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Whenever somebody asks me to draw a line between inspiration and rip-off, I can’t really do much better but send them this chart from Steal Like An Artist. It’s
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'Sesame Street' Wins $100 Million Grant To Create Programming For Refugee Children

'Sesame Street' Wins $100 Million Grant To Create Programming For Refugee Children | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
The MacArthur Foundation grant is the largest of its kind.
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