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10 Hashtags Every Education Leader Should Follow

Leading a group of teachers, a school, or a district or implementing an educational policy comes with enormous — yet incredibly rewarding — …

Social Media

Twitter EDU

UPDATE: This post has been vastly improved on, and made into an ebook.<p>Below, you’ll find the material this ebook is based on, but the ebook is much …

‘World-class’ teacher preparation

When I work with educators, I get asked on a regular basis, “What about the universities? What are they doing to prepare educators who can facilitate …

Think Back on What Your Own Teachers Gave You

My latest book focuses on how to not only assess, but also actually teach writing strategies, in all content areas. This lead me to think back on all …

How The Common Core Became Education's Biggest Bogeyman

Shortly before Thanksgiving, Arne Duncan made a glib remark about the Common Core that quickly blew up.<p>Speaking before a gathering of state schools chiefs, the secretary of education dismissed growing opposition to the new national set of learning standards, saying "white suburban moms" were rising …

4 TED Talks for Educators Interested in Fostering Creativity

#Creativity is quite the buzzword in education circles these days, but many of us aren't sure exactly how to encourage it or evaluate it. Creativity …

Common Core's 'critical juncture'

The rollout of the Common Core academic standards is at a “critical juncture,” as teachers are increasingly skeptical of the initiative — and could turn against it in large numbers, scuttling its chances of success, the president of the nation’s largest teachers union said Thursday.<p>Dennis Van …

Top 10 Education Blog Posts of 2013

15 Wrong Ways to Implement the Common Core @coolcatteacher

54 Teaching and Lesson Plan Ideas for History Teachers #sschat @coolcatteacher

Rubrics for Blogging and Multimedia Projects

Assessment is one of the things that I'm often asked about in my blogging and website creation workshops. One of the assessment resources that I like …

A Radical Way of Unleashing a Generation of Geniuses

Author: Joshua Davis. Joshua Davis Business<p>Date of Publication: 10.15.13.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>You can read a version of this story in …

Technology Integration Professional Development Guide

Students prepare a day ahead for Ben Franklin Broadcast News by downloading images to be used as backdrops for the credits.<p>The Resources for Tech …

How to save your Kindle Notes and Highlights into Evernote

The iPad finally gets a great productivity suite — and it’s not from Microsoft

A new, free productivity app for iPad enables you to create and edit Microsoft Word and Excel documents with a gorgeous user interface rebuilt for the iPad. It’s the app Microsoft wishes it built — but it’s actually from a small, publicly traded company called HopTo.<p>The Campbell, Calif.-based HopTo …

Edublogs

Manage and update your Edublog right from your Android device! This app works perfectly on phones and tablets for Edublogs.org and Edublogs …

Socrative Teacher

Engage, assess and personalize your class with Socrative! Educators can initiate formative assessments through quizzes, quick question polls, exit …

Seven Essentials for Project-Based Learning - Educational Leadership

A project is meaningful if it fulfills two criteria. First, students must perceive the work as personally meaningful, as a task that matters and that …

Pedagogy

Positive school climate boosts test scores, study says

It’s the million-dollar question or, given the size of the California education budget, the $50-billion-dollar question: What makes extraordinarily …

A New App Tells A Neverending Bedtime Story, Of A Kid’s Own Design

InfiniScroll, populated by a winding parade of creatures with tails and tales, is an upgrade for child and parent.<p>A favorite tale of children’s book publishers and parenting blogs is set in a land not so far away, where the evil e-reader is a slayer of the bedtime story. In another version of the …

Bedtime Stories

Panorama Education Wants To Make Polling Parents, Students And Teachers Easier For Educators

New Haven-based startup and current Y Combinator Summer 2013 participant Panorama Education is looking to address a major pain point for educators, students and parents around school with its polling app targeted at K-12 students. The technology is designed to replace cumbersome legacy players, and …

iWork for iCloud beta now open to anyone with an Apple ID

First it was available to developers, then a select few who received invitations, and now the beta of iWork for iCloud is available for all. Apple's made no official announcement, but point your browser to icloud.com, punch in your Apple ID details, and there you have it: Pages, Numbers and …

Developed By Literacy Experts, Learn With Homer Launches On The iPad To Change How Kids Learn To Read

Stephanie Dua spent the last ten years pushing for educational reform, first as the CEO of the Fund for Public Schools under former Chancellor of New York’s Department of Education, Joel Klein, and Caroline Kennedy, before becoming senior advisor to David Coleman at Student Achievement Partners …

Top 10 stops for Central America first-timers

The green cufflinks between North and South America, these seven compact countries would be easy to skip on a map. Yet they represent a complex web of cultures, ancient ruins, tropical wildlife and adventure.<p>For starters, try climbing lava-gurgling volcanoes with perfect cones that poke above the …

Central America

The world's best secret islands

Looking for a romantic spot that's (almost) all yours? Here’s a list from our brand new <i>Best in Travel 2011</i> guide to reignite your love affair with desert islands, with picks from across the globe.<p>1. Torres Strait Islands, Australia<p><i>Image by Killer White Fluff</i><p>As far as you can go in Oz without …

Vietnam War

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