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The Dystopian Future of Schools

<i>“The goalpost has moved. It’s become much more difficult to do your job as an educator and actually prepare students for the 2030s, ’40s and …

13 Things You Didn’t Know You Can Do With GAFE

13 Things You Didn’t Know You Can Do With GAFE<p>By Shawn Beard, Google for Education Certified Trainer<p>What’s so miraculous about Google is the …

Education Technology

Students Who Took PARCC Test Online Got Lower Scores

Benjamin Herold of Education Week reports that students who took the PARCC test online got lower scores than those who took the test with paper and …

Education

‘Hand’s not raised? Too bad. I’m calling on you anyway.’

Do you remember sitting in class, trying to be inconspicuous so that the teacher wouldn’t call on to answer a question you couldn’t answer, or were too shy to express yourself well in front of the class? Here’s a piece about the practice of calling on students who aren’t offering to contribute to a …

Teaching

16 of the coolest apps for Cardboard, Google's DIY virtual reality headset

Google Cardboard is one of the search giant's coolest projects in a long time.<p>Sure, it's not as immediately useful as Google Maps, and you won't find yourself checking it as often as Search — but it's virtual reality! Using your smartphone!<p>With just a piece of cardboard and a compatible smartphone, …

Preparing Students for a Project-Based World

"Everybody's life feels like a series of projects," said Chris Gagnon, who oversees McKinsey's organizational health research. On a podcast about organizations Going From Fragile to Agile Chris talked about project-based organizations. He said projects are how leading organizations develop new …

Question: Did Rafe Esquith Deserve to be Fired?

A reader says the emails cited here are “nauseating.” Were they grounds to fire Rafe Esquith, one of the most celebrated teachers in the nation? What …

United States

Unbelievable: Eastern Michigan University Refuses to Close EAA

The Educational Achievement Authority, which is responsible for 15 schools in Detroit, is under the jurisdiction of Eastern Michigan University.<p>The …

Rick Snyder

6 Education Theorists All Teachers Should Know Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

Posted on December 7, 2015<p>The 6 Education Theorists All Teachers Should Know present 6 people that did some of the major research in education.<p><b>Lev</b> …

A New Collection of Web Tools for Social Studies Teachers

November 19, 2015<br>Below is a collection of some very good websites for social studies teachers which we have curated from Graphite. We have …

Education Technology

5 Movement Strategies for Middle and High School Students.

October 19, 2015<p>Research continues to confirm what many of us already know: Too much sitting comes with a barrage of negative health consequences. A …

Why White Parents Won't Choose Black Schools

Last year when I attempted to pick my daughter up from school, the volunteers in the carpool line tried to put a fourth grader in my car, not the four year old I was attempting to retrieve. Both of us were vehemently shaking our heads, both of us looked totally confused, but the man with the radio …

Parenting

Carol Burris on Common Core

At the age of 62, Carol Burris embarked on a new career as an advocate for public education. She retired from her position as principal at South Side …

Education

As a Parent, I Wish You Knew.... #iWishParent

Welcome to the 3rd part (in a 4 part series) of "I Wish You Knew....". Part 1 was all about what Administrators wished you knew, part 2 was all about …

Should Students Be Able to Show What They Know?

Students should be able to show what they know.<p>Many folks take this as a self-evident truth. Arne Duncan has said it more than a few times, and heads nod as if this is one of those reasonable-sounding things that Duncan says from time to time.<p>But I think it demands closer examination.<p>Because …

Is History a Game to You?

Most are familiar with the adage, ““Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” With all due respect to George Santayana and those …

Upgrade Your Lesson - #LessonUP - Teacher Tech

I have yet to make a perfect lesson. Lesson planning is hard. There are a lot of ideas for lessons that other teachers are doing that I do not know …

Index of The Major Learning Theories and Paradigms Teachers Should Know about

August 8, 2015<br>Learning is a social act embedded within a macro contextual framework that provides it with its essence. Learning about learning or …

Top Free Tools For Making Amazing Infographics

If you haven’t noticed that social media has gone visual, then what the hell have you been looking at?<p>Of course, blogs and articles such as this are …

Adobe Slate- A Great App for Creating Beautiful Visual Stories with Students

August 8, 2015<br>Adobe Slate is an excellent free iPad app for students to use in digital storytelling.The app allows you to animate and bring to life …

Adobe

The Myth of the Black Confederate Soldier

Lost Cause fanatics—including a handful of African Americans—insist that thousands of blacks fought for the Confederacy. Nothing in the historical …

Black History

The Klan, the Courts & White Rule: The End of Freedom

<i>Friends of Padre Steve’s World</i><p><b>Today I am completing, for now anyway, my series on what happened after the Civil War which is taken from my Gettysburg</b> …

Revolutionary badass: The only known woman in George Washington's army

Meet Anna Maria Lane, a.k.a. the only documented female soldier of the American Revolution, a.k.a. the American Mulan.<p>Anna Maria is almost completely …

Ulysses S. Grant Died 130 Years Ago. Racists Hate Him, But Historians No Longer Do.

Why everything your teacher told you about the Union general and U.S. president was wrong.<p>After Ulysses S. Grant, the 18th president of the United States, died 130 years ago today, a million and a half Americans watched his funeral procession. His mausoleum was a popular tourist attraction in New …

Lyndon Johnson

5 Great History Apps

Out of all the history apps available these select few are ones used by Ancient History etcetera’s blog editor, hopefully you find them useful</b> …

The Confederate myths too many Americans believe

History is the polemics of the victor, William F. Buckley allegedly said. Not so in the United States, at least not regarding the Civil War. As soon …

GOP’s fear of a black America: The long, racist history which explains Dylann Roof and stains the so-called “party of Lincoln”

Dylann Roof’s assault was the latest salvo in the racial struggle we have fought since 1865: Who owns America?<p>Dylann Roof’s murder of nine people worshipping at Charleston’s Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church was not about mental illness; it was not about religious freedom; it was not an …

History of American Slavery, Episode 3: Slavery during the Revolutionary War and the life of Elizabeth Freeman.

In Episode 3 of <b>The History of American Slavery</b>, a <b>Slate</b> Academy, hosts Rebecca Onion and Jamelle Bouie explore the shape of slavery during America’s …

Jay Mathews on Grade Inflation in the District of Columbia

Jay Mathews read Caleb Rossiter’s newly published book (<i>Ain’t Nobody Be Learnin’ Nothin’: The Fraud and the Fix for High-Poverty Schools</i>”) and called …

Education