Loren Fleischer Kent

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This Shopping Spreadsheet Is A One-Stop Way To Boycott The Trumps

The #GrabYourWallet movement is making a list, checking it twice.<p>Brand and digital strategist Shannon Coulter made waves back in October for co-creating the #GrabYourWallet hashtag, which encouraged shoppers to stop supporting businesses that work with Donald or Ivanka Trump or carry their clothing …

Donald Trump

This Scientist’s Ideas Of What Testing Does To Kids Is Really, Really On Point

Lawrence Krauss here asserts here that perhaps equally important as "The Three R's" is teaching the ability to <i>think</i>.<p>To reason, to find answers after …

Strategies for Reaching Quiet, Disengaged, Struggling, and Troublemaking Students

To check my thinking, I spoke to Susan Cain, author of <i>Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking</i>. "I hear too many stories of …

Access To Learning Content Is Not The Same As Equity In Education

One of the big problems with education has to do with content. It is not a problem with the quality of content, the delivery of information, nor access to knowledge. It is a problem with the way we understand what we mean when we think about learning.<p>To solve this problem, we first need to be clear …

Education Technology

Earliest Saber Teeth Used for Fighting, Not Biting

When I hear the word “sabertooth”, my mind immediately jumps to the great sabercats who sliced through throats and bellies with their impressive fangs. But that only represents one lineage and one way to be a sabertooth. Over 265 million years ago, one of the earliest creatures to bear saber fangs …

Paleontology

Archaeologists find possible evidence of earliest human agriculture

Israeli archaeologists have uncovered dramatic evidence of what they believe are the earliest known attempts at agriculture, 11,000 years before the generally recognised advent of organised cultivation.<p>The study examined more than 150,000 examples of plant remains recovered from an unusually well …

Archaeology

Increasing Student Engagement By Grading Backwards

<b>Good Morning. You All Have An F: Increasing Student Engagement Via An Additive Grading System</b><p>by <b>Rob Steller</b><p>In a way, the current education system is …

Pedagogy

What Is Proficiency-Based Grading?

<b>What Is Proficiency-Based Grading?</b><p><i>What Proficiency-Based Grading Means for Your Student by Logan Smith was originally published on gettingsmart.com</i><p><i>Ed</i> …

Pedagogy

Rethinking Grading In A 21st Century Project-Based Learning Environment

<b>Rethinking Grading In A 21st Century Project-Based Learning Environment</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p><i>Summary: In Project-Based Learning, achievements can encourage</i> …

Pocket Spacecraft hopes to launch personalized moon missions

A Kickstarter project wants to open up lunar exploration to regular people around the world through a fleet of tiny, flat spacecraft.<p>Chances are, most of us will never have the opportunity to walk on the moon, but we might have the opportunity to send a tiny spacecraft in our stead. A Kickstarter …

Space Exploration

Carbon Test Determines Whether A Piece Of Ivory Is Legal Or Illegal

The test is based on the spike in radioactive carbon in the Earth's atmosphere during the Cold War.<p>One way poachers get the big elephants they want is by shooting a baby elephant, first. The young animal won't have a lot of ivory on it, but the kill draws in the mother, whom the poachers then …

Science Confirms The Obvious: Smoking Pot Makes You Less Motivated

The brains of habitual cannabis users have trouble synthesizing dopamine, according to a small study.<p>Does smoking a joint make you feel a little bit lazy? According to new research, when your "Reefer Madness" turns into "Reefer Can't-get-off-the-couch," it could be because the cannabis is …

Mozilla’s Web Literacy Standard To Launch in Beta on June 26

Mozilla plans to launch the beta version of its Web Literacy Standard, a new online framework drawn up to help people read, write and participate on the Web, on June 26.<p>The project is an expansion of Webmaker, an initiative originally set up to help millions of people create new tools and content …

School Climate Matters

It really, really does.<p>That's the conclusion of a massive new review of research by experts at the National School Climate Center and Fordham …

Scaffolding Quadratics: 2 Things My 8th Graders Taught Me

Editor’s note: Previous image seen here was selected by English major. 🙂<p>We’re studying quadratics in my 8th grade class. Even the name can strike …

For At-Risk Youth, is Learning Digital Media a Luxury?

Watkins points to research from the recent Horizon Report, as well as the pilot study with Project K-Nect, which clearly show the benefits of …

Sorry, College Grads, I Probably Won't Hire You

If you're at all interested in media, technology or related fields, please learn a little computer programming.<p>Dear college graduates:<p>The next month is going to be thrilling as you cross this major milestone in your education. Enjoy the pomp and circumstance, the congratulations, and the parties. …

College & University

KQED

It’s a common refrain that there aren’t enough women in jobs that require math and science skills like engineering and computer science. Though more …

What It Takes to Become an All Project-Based School | PROJECT BASED LEARNING | MindShift

Here are a few of the statistics New Tech has gathered from their schools: students graduate at a rate six percent higher than the national average …

Inquiry Learning Vs. Standardized Content: Can They Coexist?

So how can you, as a teacher, help move the dialogue forward? First, you can focus on becoming a highly-effective project based learning (PBL) …

The 21st Century Principal

<b>"In a linked world and a relationship economy, isolation costs too much,"</b> writes Jeff Jarvis in his book <i>Public Parts: How Sharing in the Digital Age</i> …

Flipped Classroom 2.0: Competency Learning With Videos

“The best use of class time is to meet the individual needs of each learner, not driving the class with predetermined curriculum,” Sams said. So he …

Why most K-12 schools aren’t ready for the iPad revolution

<i>Mike Reiners is the co-founder and CEO of NOMAD.</i><p>As of February 2013, 4.5 million iPads had been purchased for use in the U.S. K-12 academic environment. One million of these purchases happened in Q2 of 2012 alone, which represented more than the total number of K-12 iPads purchased up to that …

Google Drive for Teachers with ‘How-to’ video links – Learning and Innovation

Google has tripled free storage space, across Gmail, Google+ and Drive, bringing the total to 15GB. This is a serious move by Google as it places the …

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