Michelle VanVoorst

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How to teach students to build a positive online identity

Schools must actively work to educate students on social media and online identityHere in our local district, our students know a little something …

Education Secretary: Want To Save On Prisons? Spend More On Schools.

Arne Duncan calls on state and local leaders to make a change.<p>U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will add to the renewed focus on criminal justice reform with a speech Wednesday afternoon calling on state and local government leaders to invest in schools instead of jails.<p>Duncan, in a speech at …

Chicago Plans New Round of Special Education Staff Cuts

The proposed staff reduction will cut about 70 teachers and aides, and has some principals worried that they won't be able to provide adequate …

10 Google Classroom Routines that Work

The school year is starting off more and more smoothly as my new groups of kids are more acclimated to apps for learning like Google Classroom. It's …

10 Tech Hacks for Struggling Readers

<b>By Belinda Luscombe</b><p>Kids who struggle with reading get an early lesson in one of life’s more sucky realities; the earlier a person falls behind, the …

Middle School

A Must Have Gmail Chrome App for Teachers

September 30, 2015 <i><br>Send from Gmail</i> is one of our favourite Chrome apps we have been using for some years now. <i>Send from Gmail</i> provides you with a quick …

Apps

This school has banned all technology in the classroom—and at home

The next time your kid complains about your draconian 30-minute iPad limit, try this one on them: there is a school in London where all internet, TV, smartphones, and other tech devices are banned until at least age 12. (Pause, wait for gasps.)<p>The charter of the Acorn School, founded in 2013, …

London School of Economics

The Data Are Damning: How Race Influences School Funding

Research shows that in Pennsylvania’s public schools skin color, not economics, determines how much money districts get.<p>PHILADELPHIA—In America, schools with a lot of minority students are chronically underfunded. Is that the case because these students are poor, and poor communities have fewer …

Feedly Released A New Collaborative Feature to Use with Your Students

September , 2015<br>Feedly has recently released an excellent new feature called Shared Collections which allows users to curate and share what they read …

Education Technology

Is Collaborative PD Time Being Wasted in Schools?

Complete Coverage<p>Team meetings—as conducted by professional learning communities or data groups, for example—have become an increasingly important …

Teaching