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Google Classroom Gets An Update Ahead Of New School Year

Google launched a couple of updates to its Classroom educational platform today that will make life a little bit easier for teachers as they get ready for the next school year.<p>Classroom already integrates with Google Docs, Sheets and Slides, but with this update, Classroom will also automatically …

Education Technology

How to Create a Reading Program on Flipboard

Summer reading programs are a great way for kids to learn about topics they like and to sharpen their skills until school starts again. With Flipboard, you can create a reading list on your own or round out an existing program. (If you’re completely new to Flipboard, you can get started with …

Here’s What Happens When A School Pays Its Teachers A Lot, Lot More Money

What if teachers were paid salaries more on par with doctors and lawyers? Lo and behold, the teachers perform better and students learn more.<p>Having a great teacher can change a child’s life, a fact that many people know from experience or at least from countless inspirational movies. And better …

Online Learning: A Bachelor's Level Computer Science Program Curriculum (Updated)

<b>Introduction</b> <br>[<b>Update</b>: See also the follow-up post to this piece, An Intensive Bachelor's Level Computer Science Curriculum Program.]<p>A few months back …

Richard Sherman and the value of preparation

Richard Sherman is a football player for the Seatt…hey, HEY!, you nerds that were about to wander off because I’m talking about sportsball, come on …

Do Teachers Really Hate Common Core?

<b>CORRECTED</b><p>Do Teachers really Hate Common Core?<p>As more and more governors and local politicians denounce Common Core initiatives, and more states …

Reality Pedagogy: Christopher Emdin at TEDxTeachersCollege

The Dark Power of Fraternities

A yearlong investigation of Greek houses reveals their endemic, lurid, and sometimes tragic problems—and a sophisticated system for shifting the blame.<p>One warm spring night in 2011, a young man named Travis Hughes stood on the back deck of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity house at Marshall …

Kristof on marginalized professors--he's partly right

Today in the New York Times Nick Kristof writes that university professors have “marginalized themselves.” We have done so, he suggests, by …

Teaching in America’s highest-need communities isn’t rocket science. It’s harder.

<i>A version of this post originally appeared on</i> TeacherPop<i>, the blog of Teach for America corps members.</i><p>In 2007, when I was 22, I took a position as an …

Education Week

A new analysis shows deep racial and gender divides in test-taking patterns in Advanced Placement computer science.

Book Excerpt: The Sky is Not the Limit

<i>The following is an excerpt from</i> The Sky is Not the Limit, <i>Neil deGrasse Tyson’s memoir.</i> <i>In a recent interview, deGrasse Tyson spoke with Bill Moyers</i> …

Chicago Public Schools CEO announces Latino Advisory Committee--without any Latino teachers

In her January newsletter to teachers, Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett announced a Latino Advisory Committee designed to "provide …

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 …

Has anybody told Obama about the problems his education policies have caused?

White House officials say they didn’t tell President Obama about an impending IRS scandal, and nobody told him the Justice Department secretly subpoenaed reporters’ phone records, and exactly what he knew when about the Benghazi controversy is unclear. This, then, seems like a good time to ask: How …

Welcome, Robot Overlords. Please Don’t Fire Us?

Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free newsletters.<p>This is a story about the future. Not the unhappy future, the one where climate …

Why recruiting top talent isn’t the best way to reform schools

Much of the national discussion about school reform revolves around recruiting and keeping top talent in the teaching field. Here’s a post with a surprisingly different point of view. This was written by Esther Quintero, a research associate at the nonprofit Albert Shanker Institute. It first …

At Tokyo public school, lines of students greet in unison and bow to one another and to the teacher before entering. http://t.co/fIcNo90gqV

Flipboard 2.0.2 Surfaces Magazines Your Friends are Sharing – MacStories

Having just shipped a web editor for managing magazines, Flipboard released a small update this morning that focuses on bringing forward basic readership activity and the magazines your friends are curating, as well as adding more options for sharing articles with a new share menu.<p>Flipboard is …

Apps

The Impossible Bloomberg Makeover

Redesigning the Bloomberg Terminal would be any interface designer's dream. There's obviously much room for improvement since the interface hasn't …

The future of iOS design?

Sweating the details of iOS 7<p>“Completely flat,” “Like Android,” “Microsoft-flat,” etc., etc., etc.<p>The talk about how Apple is going to “flatten out” …

TED Talks Education

<i>TED Talks Education</i> congratulates its speaker Dr. Angela Lee Duckworth, who was named a 2013 MacArthur Fellow on September 25, 2013, for …

IPads in the classroom: The right way to use them, demonstrated by a Swiss school.

Touch-screen tablets for young students have become all the rage. Some districts are even buying iPads for every kindergartner, a move sparking both …

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