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Learning From Charters to Shape a District - Getting Smart by Alison Anderson - BlendedLearning, Charter Schools

Learning From Charters to Shape a District - Getting Smart by Alison Anderson - BlendedLearning, Charter Schools | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Superintendent, Pat Deklotz and assistant superintendent of Teaching and Learning, Theresa Gennerman hosted our tour of the three charter schools that have developed right inside their traditional elementary and high schools.
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Philadelphia Eagles open sensory room for fans with autism

Philadelphia Eagles open sensory room for fans with autism | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
The "no reentry" rule that's applied at most major venues can make a family coping with sensory needs think twice about whether they go to an event like a professional football game.
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Design Thinking with Kids

Design Thinking with Kids | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
In recent years, design thinking has becoming an increasingly common buzzword in many different sectors, including education. Over the past few months we have been working to refine a design thinki…
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Number Of Teachers Quitting The Classroom After Just One Year Hits All-Time High

Number Of Teachers Quitting The Classroom After Just One Year Hits All-Time High | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
The number of teachers leaving the classroom within a year of qualifying has reached its highest level for more than 20 years - at a time when student numbers are rising.
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‘Easier Than Robbing A Bank:’ City of Chicago Almost Lost More Than $1 Million In Phishing Scam

‘Easier Than Robbing A Bank:’ City of Chicago Almost Lost More Than $1 Million In Phishing Scam | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
The City of Chicago’s Department of Aviation thought it was paying an approved vendor more than $1 million for services earlier this year. But your tax dollars didn’t reach them.
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Here’s the first picture of a black hole

Here’s the first picture of a black hole | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
The Event Horizon Telescope imaged the supermassive beast lying some 55 million light-years away in a galaxy called M87.
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We found the man who has the last perfect bracket in the world. Here's what he said. | NCAA.com

We found the man who has the last perfect bracket in the world. Here's what he said. | NCAA.com | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
We tracked down Gregg "center road" Nigl, the man who has correctly predicted all 48 games so far in the 2019 NCAA tournament and owns the world's only verifiably perfect NCAA bracket.
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Texas Says Most of Its Students Aren’t Reading at Grade Level. But Are The Tests Fair? - The New York Times

Texas Says Most of Its Students Aren’t Reading at Grade Level. But Are The Tests Fair? - The New York Times | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Many educators in Texas are pushing back against a testing system they say is setting children up to fail.
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Why CAPTCHAs have gotten so difficult

Why CAPTCHAs have gotten so difficult | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Demonstrating you’re not a robot is getting harder and harder. That’s because spambots are getting smarter. So how do researchers design a CAPTCHA that’s tough enough for robots, but easy enough for humans?
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Vander Esch purchases new weight room for Salmon River High School

Vander Esch purchases new weight room for Salmon River High School | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Leighton Vander Esch wanted to do something for Salmon River High School. He also knew he was going to need a place to workout while back in Riggins for the
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‘The Social Network’ Was Right About Facebook All Along

‘The Social Network’ Was Right About Facebook All Along | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Director David Fincher's movie is not necessarily historically accurate, but its lessons about privacy and power still ring true nearly 10 years later.
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‎The Joy of Professional Learning - The Games Edition in the Apple Books Store 

‎The Joy of Professional Learning - The Games Edition in the Apple Books Store  | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
‎This book introduces twenty recipes that are a playful approach to professional learning. They represent what our team has learned over more than a hundred years of combined experience in education. We organized our book by the sort of materials each recipe requires (boards, cards, dice and quizzes)…
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Bill Gates spent hundreds of millions of dollars to improve teaching. New report says it was a bust. - The

The project, costing $575 million, was pursued despite concerns from the start that it wouldn't work. Here's why it didn't.
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The Global Technology Entrepreneurship Program for Girls

The Global Technology Entrepreneurship Program for Girls | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Every year Technovation invites girls around the world to learn and apply the skills they need to solve a community problem using technology.
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Public school teachers much less racially diverse than students in US

Public school teachers much less racially diverse than students in US | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Racial or ethnic minorities made up 20% of teachers in public elementary and secondary school teachers in 2015-16, but 51% of students.
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Diversity, Equity And Justice - Teaching Tolerance 

Diversity, Equity And Justice - Teaching Tolerance  | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Teaching Tolerance provides free resources to educators—teachers, administrators, counselors and other practitioners—who work with children from kindergarten through high school. Educators use our materials to supplement the curriculum, to inform their practices, and to create civil and inclusive school communities where children are respected, valued and welcome participants.
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The first picture of a black hole opens a new era of astrophysics

The first picture of a black hole opens a new era of astrophysics | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Astronomers used a network of telescopes around the world to take a picture of the supermassive black hole in the galaxy M87.
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Zuckerberg’s new privacy essay shows why Facebook needs to be broken up

Zuckerberg’s new privacy essay shows why Facebook needs to be broken up | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Mark Zuckerberg doesn’t understand what privacy means—he can’t be trusted to define it for the rest of us.
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How Creative Leaders Tap Into the Power of Questions

How Creative Leaders Tap Into the Power of Questions | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it

Innovation expert and author Warren Berger has spent years studying how questions can transform our business and personal lives and tap into our creative potential. In this episode of our Creative Confidence Series, he shares insights from his new book, The Book of Beautiful Questions, featuring hundreds of big and small questions that harness the magic of inquiry to tackle challenges we all face—at work, in our relationships, and beyond.
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Memphis principal using social media to read bedtime stories to students

Memphis principal using social media to read bedtime stories to students | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Principal Archie Moss Jr. knows just how to bring the words on any page to life.
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The Datasaurus Dozen - Same Stats, Different Graphs: Generating Datasets with Varied Appearance and Identical Statistics through Simulated Annealing | Autodesk Research

The Datasaurus Dozen - Same Stats, Different Graphs: Generating Datasets with Varied Appearance and Identical Statistics through Simulated Annealing | Autodesk Research | Ed Tech Chatter | Scoop.it
Datasets which are identical over a number of statistical properties, yet produce dissimilar graphs, are frequently used to illustrate the importance of graphical representations when exploring data. This paper presents a novel method for generating such datasets, along with several examples. Our technique varies from previous approaches in that new datasets are iteratively
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