Wednesday, 18 July 2012

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Yammer the next step for social networking in schools?, Making Your Digital Classroom MoreInteractive, My Year Volunteering As A Teacher Helped Educate A New Generation Of Underprivileged Kids vs. Can We Please, Just Once, Have A Real Teacher, Education in brief: Is Gove going?, Back2school 2012
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Yammer – the next step for social networking in schools?  ❘   Shared by Richard Prowse, Tony Parkin and 2 others
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Making Your Digital Classroom More Interactive  ❘   Shared by Brian C. Bailey, FEED THE TEACHER and 1 other
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My Year Volunteering As A Teacher Helped Educate A New Generation Of Underprivileged Kids vs. Can We Please, Just Once, Have A Real Teacher  ❘   Shared by Luann Lee, Alfred Thompson and 1 other
By Brandon Mendez, James Miller Elementary School Student Counterpoint: You've got to be kidding me. How does this keep happening? I realize that as a fourth-grader I probably don't have the best handle on the financial situation of my school...
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Education in brief: Is Gove going?  ❘   Shared by Peter Spencer, GameToLearn and 1 other
Gover and out? Will the popular twitter hashtag #govemustgo be redundant in a few weeks, at least for education? Rumours abound in Whitehall that Michael Gove is to be moved in a reshuffle widely expected in September. A name whispered to replace...
Peter Spencer GameToLearn Game to Change
Back2school 2012  ❘   Shared by European Schoolnet and Insafe
A Back to School 2012 gift from Insafe   As the school year comes to an end, Insafe is already preparing the Back2School gift! New this year, a countdown to the 2012 campaign will begin on 3 September, with one new gift being released each day that...
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Morning Report
Today's headlines from our Editor
Suicide Bomb Kills Syrian Defense Minister
A suicide bomber successfully detonated his weapon at the headquarters of the National Security Bureau in Damascus on Wednesday, killing Syrian Defense Minister Daoud Rajiha. Fighting remains fierce around the capital city. In related news, Turkey reports that two Syrian generals are amongst the latest round of refugees to flee the nation, bringing the total number of fleeing generals to 20.
Bernanke Warns Of Fiscal Cliff
Federal Reserve chairman, Ben S. Bernanke, testified before Congress on Tuesday, and delivered a dire warning. Reiterating the Fed's June report, Bernanke told legislators that economic growth has slowed, and is likely to remain slow. An economic cliff is looming over the nation; the combination of higher taxes and cuts in federal spending set to go into effect at the end of the year "would probably knock the economy back into a recession and cost a lot of jobs," Bernanke said.
Lin Signs With Houston
The New York Knicks sparked outrage on Tuesday when they passed on the chance to keep star point guard Jeremy Lin by failing to match an offer by the Houston Rockets. Linsanity swept the city and the nation earlier this year when Lin came off the bench in February and led the Knicks on an amazing run of wins before his season was cut short by a knee injury.
Photo of the Day: Two young boys express their desire for peace during an anti-Syrian regime demonstration in Binnish last week. Credit: AFP/Getty Images/Newscom
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