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Low Income Students' Test Scores Leap 30% With Smartphone Use, Kids are Heroes, 42 Interactive History Lessons From Google, Having to Say Yes to Drugs, 8 Simple Ways To Start Using Video In Your Classroom, Teachers 'Buying Breakfast' For Hungry Pupils, Engaging Students in Math, ServerBeach takes 1.45 million edublogs offline just 12 hours after sending through a Pearson DMCA notice for a 20 question list, Screencasting is an efficient and effective tool for maximizing instructional time., Should We Connect School Life to Real Life?, What happens when you disagree with the kids?, 10 Colleges That Give the Most International Student Financial Aid, Just How Near is the Future, Anyway?, Your Employees are Engaged...REALLY? - Forbes, Too Little is all You Need toFail
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Low Income Students' Test Scores Leap 30% With Smartphone Use
mashable.com  ❘   Shared by Michael S. Mills, Eric Sheninger and 6 others
Qualcomm's Wireless Reach Initiative aims to conquer the digital divide between those who can afford wireless internet access and those who can't.
Michael S. Mills Eric Sheninger Answer Underground T. Love Doug Peterson David Hollingshead Milton Ramirez Kyle Pace
Kids are Heroes
kidsareheroes.org  ❘   Shared by Robert Bell, juandoming and 2 others
Kids Are Heroes Day 2012 Our 5th Annual Event!
Robert Bell juandoming JackieGerstein Ed.D. Mark Oehlert
42 Interactive History Lessons From Google
edudemic.com  ❘   Shared by Brian C. Bailey, Mario Addesa and 2 others
If you're looking for a free and useful tool to help bring history to life, Google has you covered. The search giant has been making big strides into education lately and classrooms around the world are benefiting. The Google Cultural Institute is an...
Brian C. Bailey Mario Addesa David Hollingshead John Goldsmith
Having to Say Yes to Drugs
tonybaldasaro.com  ❘   Shared by Mary Ann Reilly, Lyn Hilt and 1 other
To put it simply, I am convinced that students enter our schools with a variety of abilities and the labels we used to describe those varieties (disabled, special ed, "sped", atypical, etc) are manifestations of our system of schooling.  Frankly,...
Mary Ann Reilly Lyn Hilt Tony Baldasaro
8 Simple Ways To Start Using Video In Your Classroom
edudemic.com  ❘   Shared by Edudemic, EdTech Maestro and 1 other
There are hundreds of video sites perfect for your classroom . They wouldn't exist without useful videos. Therefore, it's safe to say that video is playing a big role in the lives of today's students. But how much of a role does it play in the...
Edudemic EdTech Maestro Kevin Tame
Teachers 'Buying Breakfast' For Hungry Pupils
news.sky.com  ❘   Shared by John Tomsett, Mario Addesa and 1 other
Rising numbers of children are going to school on an empty stomach, according to a new report. Four in five teachers (79%) claim their pupils are turning up for lessons hungry, with more than half (55%) saying the numbers have increased in the past...
John Tomsett Mario Addesa Joseph Rowntree Fdn.
Engaging Students in Math
edutopia.org  ❘   Shared by Tom Whitford, Mario Addesa and 1 other
The last month has seen a plethora of discussions about the necessity for teaching math beyond what most jobs consider necessary. Much of it started from Andrew Hacker's now infamous article on whether math is necessary , to which a bunch of us...
Tom Whitford Mario Addesa Chris Pawluk
ServerBeach takes 1.45 million edublogs offline just 12 hours after sending through a Pearson DMCA notice for a 20 question list…
wpmu.org  ❘   Shared by George Siemens, Miguel Guhlin and 1 other
In case you don't already know, we're the folk not only behind this site and WPMU DEV , but also Edublogs … the oldest and second largest WordPress Multisite setup on the web, with, as of right now 1,451,943 teacher and student blogs hosted. And...
George Siemens Miguel Guhlin Tony Richards
Screencasting is an efficient and effective tool for maximizing instructional time.
gettingsmart.com  ❘   Shared by Benji Chan and Mario Addesa
October 16, 2012 - by Susan Oxnevad As educators in the 21st century, one of our goals should be to design student driven experiences that offer flexible learning paths, using a variety of tools to meet the diverse needs of all students. Of course,...
Benji Chan Mario Addesa
Should We Connect School Life to Real Life?
blogs.kqed.org  ❘   Shared by Stephen Harris and THOUGHTstream
Should We Connect School Life to Real Life? October 5, 2012 | 6:00 AM | By MindShift Excerpted from Will Richardson's new TED Book Why School :  How Education Must Change When Learning and Information Are Everywhere . Richardson offers provocative...
Stephen Harris THOUGHTstream
What happens when you disagree with the kids?
georgecouros.ca  ❘   Shared by Todd A. Hoffman and Greta Shelly
cc licensed ( BY SD ) flickr photo shared by law_keven Today I am at the " 21st Century Learning Leadership Forum "  and it started off with a student panel.  Every student was very articulate, intelligent, and shared some valuable insights about...
Todd A. Hoffman Greta Shelly
10 Colleges That Give the Most International Student Financial Aid
usnews.com  ❘   Shared by Scorebusters and Distance Education
The U.S. News Short List, separate from our overall rankings, is a regular series that magnifies individual data points in hopes of providing students and parents a way to find which undergraduate or graduate programs excel or have room to grow in...
Scorebusters Distance Education
Just How Near is the Future, Anyway?
techvibes.com  ❘   Shared by John Goldsmith and Techvibes
Posted by Dan Verhaeghe on 2012-10-16 8:23:00 AM This Thursday night in Toronto, entertainment purveyors Embrace are launching their speaker series with internationally renowned American futurist Ray Kurzweil. The magazine Scientific American...
John Goldsmith Techvibes
Your Employees are Engaged...REALLY? - Forbes
forbes.com  ❘   Shared by Angela Maiers and Expertus
Recently, I dropped in on an innovative workspace for one of my software technology clients– it's a very cool office space. An open-plan, communal space with worktables in rows, very low partitions between areas, and no private offices. Note that I said workspace, because it wasn't very clear to me [...]
Angela Maiers Expertus
"Too Little" is all You Need to Fail
stevekeating.me  ❘   Shared by Irene Becker and Steve Keating CSE
Ever wonder why some people fail and others succeed? I don't think it's all that hard to figure out. Almost all successful people have one thing in common. Now, different types of successful people have different things in common; athletes have great...
Irene Becker Steve Keating CSE
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