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Google Classroom: Edit Slides Not Copy - Teacher Tech

Edit Google Slides<p>Old school thinking back when we used PowerPoint was to create copies of the presentations for back up files or to just update the …

Less test-iness over L.A. teacher evaluations

Sebastian, who goes by one name, takes issue with the new teacher evaluation system in Los Angeles. Her rating has declined, unfairly in her view.<p>The San Pedro High teacher is hardly the only one with concerns.<p>Some see the observation-based system — negotiated by the district and unions — as too …

5 Ways Gifted Students Learn Differently

What distinguishes gifted children from other children? This question has been under debate for some time. However, as educators, understanding how …

Teaching

Comment on The 7 questions every new teacher should be able to answer by annemarie

A huge mind shift is needed as educators tend to teach the way they were taught. This change in approach should start at the universities.

Teaching

School on Chicago's violent South Side sends 100 percent of its graduates to college

Like many other high school seniors this June, Juwaun Cooper-Muhammad recently walked across a stage to accept his diploma, graduating summa cum laude from Chicago's Urban Prep Academies.<p>But Cooper-Muhammad's story is a little different.<p>"I witnessed people get robbed. I've been robbed a couple …

College & University

Revolutionizing Teacher Professional Development

<i>This post originally ran on the New Tech Network blog.</i><p>When I was hired to help open our school in 2006, I had no idea what I was getting in to. No …

Education Technology

To Get to School, These Kids in China Climb a 2,600-foot Cliff

How far would you go to get to school?<p>This far?<p>This is what the commute to school is like for about a dozen schoolchildren from a remote mountain village in China. There's no room for a school on the mountain, so students are forced to scale a 2,600-foot cliff, climbing on rickety wood ladders and …

Commuting

There may be something more important to your kids' success than how much money you have or where you live

If you want your kids to earn big salaries as adults, what should you buy them now? Piano lessons? Coding camp? Mandarin class?<p>None of the above. A new study shows the secret to your child's future success could be far simpler — and more affordable — than any of those options.<p>Instead, you should …

Research

It’s all about me – personal branding and getting it right

When I started the MBA I was expecting to learn about business principals and strategy, and how I could apply them to what I do. I was less prepared …

Marketing

California's schools will soon be on the hook for things like suspensions, attendance and graduation rates

California's schools are going to have to answer for more than just test scores, by the year after next. The state may also judge them on suspension rates, graduation rates, attendance and the rate at which students who are still learning English are becoming proficient.<p>Those are the measures the …

Why Middle School Should Be Abolished

They do a terrible job of educating kids, especially the ones who need it most.<p>America should do away with middle schools, which are educational …

Why Principals Matter

Earlier this year, Nadia Lopez was ready to quit her job at Mott Hall Bridges Academy. Lopez founded the public middle school in 2010, hoping to provide educational stability to students in Brownsville, Brooklyn—the poorest neighborhood in New York City. Four years later, though, she worried her …

New York City

10 Best Convertible Drives in the U.S.

There’s nothing as freeing as cruising down the highway with the sun on your face and wind wreaking havoc on your hair. Some drives are better suited than others for dropping your...er, top, including the iconic coastline curves in Big Sur, the Florida Keys' Overseas Highway, and past the red rocks …

National Parks

8 Apps Tech Savvy Entrepreneurs Use To Achieve Their Goals Faster

Credit<p>Are you among the tech savvy entrepreneurs? Do you use your smart phone most of the time? What if I tell you that there are apps that can help you achieve your goals faster? You see, as an entrepreneur I understand that time is money. And just like me, so many other smart entrepreneurs who …

The Surprising Things That Make Great Leaders | Inc.com

If you want to be a great leader who attracts other great people, you first must find great qualities within yourself.<p>But leadership qualities often come as a paradox, packaged along with their contradictions.<p>Here are seven surprising but important traits of great leaders--see which you should be …

Leadership