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April 22, 2015
Digital Compass is a new tool released by Common Sense Media to help kids learn the fundamentals of digital citizenship and digital …Digital Literacy
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Project: Smithsonian Transcription Center
If you have spent much time in museums, you've likely spotted the occasional open back room door ... offering a tantalizing glimpse into the guts of the institution where all the important …Museums
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There are a plethora of screencasting tools available for Mac, PC and Chromebook, but one way to create a …Google
A 10-year-old Wukchumni boy is changing the way one California school district teaches Native history.
Alex Fierro, a fourth-grader in the Visalia …California
The beauty of sharing things in district and beyond is the impact that these projects have. Three years ago Tanna Fiske's 8th grade students used …Collaboration
Getting educators to a place of power with a powerful method
When I think about educational technology, it has never for me been divorced from …Education
4th grade researchers share Capstone Projects with community
This past Wednesday, 4th grade scholars at Richmond Elementary School, in Richmond, …Education
edmodo vs Schoology, digital badges and how to leave a great comment
5th grade Peoples Academy Middle Level teacher Hannah Lindsey returns this week …Education
Crafting Pickaxes, swords and social skills
Since its release in 2009, Minecraft has made its way into 60 million homes worldwide and has become the …Education
Labels get in the way of fully understanding people
In a recent Twitter chat #vted we were discussing digital citizenship and the confounded label …Education
Two years ago, our middle level team undertook a pilot project to begin work on personal learning plans (PLPs). Under the guidance of James Nagle, …Google
Learning on and off-line civics
Whenever I taught civics, I repeatedly told my classes that I would measure my success as a teacher on how many of …Education
What makes an argument worth making?
Recently, I was working with a colleague about getting students more jazzed to dive deep into building claims …Education
Last week we looked at the sugaring operation at Essex Middle School. The students at the Edge Academy built a sugar house a few years ago, and now …Education
“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.”
― George R.R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons
Women make up approximately 51 percent of the U.S. population. Yet in 2013, they make up just 18.3 percent of Congress -- and this is the highest …Leadership
In China, pupils are already being taught in huge translucent boxes to try and halt their vision decline
Children should be allowed to study outside to stop them becoming short-sighted, a new study suggests.
Researchers believe that youngsters are spending so long inside for lessons that it is …Scientific Research
Study the Earth’s ecology with deep-digging tech tools
“Earth Day 2010″ by v-collins, CC 3.0
Earth Day is April 22, and if you’re looking for some …Gardening
Early spring is sugaring season in Vermont. We produce the lion’s share of the domestic output of maple syrup, and we’re pretty proud of it. The …Education
Student teaching STEM Academy arduino strand
Meet Ian. Ian’s a senior at Essex High School, and he’s not just enrolled in the STEM Academy there, he’s …Education
Moderated by Washington West Supervisory Union superintendent Ned Kirsch (@betavt), the #vted twitter chat takes place every other …Education
Making the most of an original generation iPad
Yes, you read that right: you can definitely still use an iPad1 in your classroom. Sure, not every app …
What’s your school song?
A few months ago I wrote about not spending enough time on personal reflection. It is incredibly easy to be immersed in the …Education
24% of teens go online “almost constantly,” facilitated by the widespread availability of smartphones.
Aided by the convenience and constant access …Teens
Help your students’ PSAs find their public
Student-made PSAs are a great way for students to engage in project-based learning with real-world impact. …Education
New podcast episode: Essex STEM Academy
In this episode, we talk with math educator and STEM Academy leader Lea Ann Smith about Essex High School’s …Education
No one would argue the value of data-driven technologies as mission-critical tools, essential for powering teaching, learning and school operations. …Education