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Why I try to follow every teacher I can on Twitter, 10 Of The Best TEDTalks On Improving Education, George Lucas Will Donate Disney $4 Billion To Education, What Do Students Think Are The Best Ways To Assess Their Learning?, How To Get Free Kindle Books, Free Technology for Teachers: The Digital Comic Museum, 3 Free (But Powerful) Presentation Tools For Teachers, We need a full-scale, politically neutral review of accountability andexams, What makes Edcamp popular with teachers?, 5 videos on connected learning from the Digital Media and Learning Research Hub [VIDEOS], The Mobile Native: QR What?, Social Media Does Actionable Good During a Crisis, Over 100 ideas for using Twitter in the Classroom, End of era for last airworthy Vulcan, Study Examines Impact Principals Have On Student Achievement
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Why I try to follow every teacher I can on Twitter
georgecouros.ca  ❘   Shared by Fabiola, Carmen Gartner and 3 others
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Fabiola Carmen Gartner Laurie Renton Kevin Honeycutt Aviva Dunsiger
10 Of The Best TEDTalks On Improving Education
teachthought.com  ❘   Shared by Summer Howarth, Nick Jackson and 2 others
11/03/2012, TeachThought Staff , Leave a comment There have been some rumblings that TED Talks may have jumped the shark–a topic our own Nathan Jurgenson took on recently . Either way, there have been some worthwhile talks given on ideas for...
Summer Howarth Nick Jackson Joyce Matthews Stephen Morris
George Lucas Will Donate Disney $4 Billion To Education
huffingtonpost.com  ❘   Shared by 42Projects, Dan French and 2 others
George Lucas is ensuring that the force may be with young Jedis everywhere. The "Star Wars" director will donate the $4.05 billion he will receive from the sale of Lucasfilm Ltd. to Disney to a foundation focused on education, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
42Projects Dan French Kevin Honeycutt Erica Holan
What Do Students Think Are The Best Ways To Assess Their Learning?
larryferlazzo.edublogs.org  ❘   Shared by Jodi Lowery, Philip Cummings and 1 other
November 2, 2012 by Larry Ferlazzo | 0 comments Today is the last day of our first quarter, and I had my IB Theory of Knowledge students work in groups of three to prepare presentations on this topic: How do each of the Ways Of Knowing —...
Jodi Lowery Philip Cummings Wanda Terral
How To Get Free Kindle Books
edudemic.com  ❘   Shared by Emilia Carrillo, Lisa Belfield and 1 other
The Kindle is one of the most popular devices on the market, especially in education. We talk about apps available for the Kindle and other devices on a regular basis, but it's important to remember that the Kindle is above all, an e-reader, and...
Emilia Carrillo Lisa Belfield Conor Cusack
Free Technology for Teachers: The Digital Comic Museum
freetech4teachers.com  ❘   Shared by Sally Loan, Wesley Fryer, Ph.D. and 1 other
Sally Loan Wesley Fryer, Ph.D. Richard Byrne
3 Free (But Powerful) Presentation Tools For Teachers
edudemic.com  ❘   Shared by Mike Ritzius, Lisa Belfield and 1 other
Teachers are presenters. Let's be frank. They get up in front of a room of people and present. They then encourage the students to work together and continue the presentation through other methods. in other words, teachers need to know how to present...
Mike Ritzius Lisa Belfield Kevin Tame
We need a full-scale, politically neutral review of accountability and exams
ioelondonblog.wordpress.com  ❘   Shared by UK Education Matters, Mike Bostock and 1 other
Post navigation Chris Husbands If nothing else, today's Ofqual report into this year's GCSE reminds us that few things in education are more technically complex than assessment. The controversial report itself is a difficult document to navigate....
UK Education Matters Mike Bostock Geoff Barton
What makes Edcamp popular with teachers?
smartblogs.com  ❘   Shared by Edcamp Ottawa, juandoming and 1 other
During the weekend, I attended my fourth #EdcampNYC. I have attended or participated in about a dozen Edcamps nationwide. I think that puts me in a solid position to make a few considered observations on the subject. In the interest of full...
Edcamp Ottawa juandoming Kevin Jarrett
5 videos on connected learning from the Digital Media and Learning Research Hub [VIDEOS]
dangerouslyirrelevant.org  ❘   Shared by Alec Couros, Michael Berry and 1 other
November 2, 2012 by Scott McLeod Here are four very powerful videos from the Digital Media and Learning Research Hub that are guaranteed to make you think hard about learning, teaching, and schooling. You can watch them all in less than half an...
 Alec Couros Michael Berry Emilia Carrillo
The Mobile Native: QR What?
themobilenative.org  ❘   Shared by ISTE SIGML and Scott Newcomb
ISTE SIGML Scott Newcomb
Social Media Does Actionable Good During a Crisis
good.is  ❘   Shared by Andrew Campbell and Jen N' Joni
National disasters have always had a real knack for bringing people together, but social media has taken that concept to another level. Instead of simply uniting the masses physically and in spirit, the evolution of social media has paved the way for...
Andrew Campbell Jen N' Joni
Over 100 ideas for using Twitter in the Classroom
emergingedtech.com  ❘   Shared by Jasmine Dwyer and Arjana Blazic
Jasmine Dwyer Arjana Blazic
End of era for last airworthy Vulcan
bbc.co.uk  ❘   Shared by Andrew Field and Steve Bomford
They were once the UK's most potent nuclear deterrent and were on standby for a role in the Cuban missile crisis. But in recent years there has been just one that kept the flag flying for the Vulcan Bombers. XH558 is the final airworthy aircraft of...
Andrew Field Steve Bomford
Study Examines Impact Principals Have On Student Achievement
huffingtonpost.com  ❘   Shared by Sandra Intrieri and Scott McLeod
It's indisputable that great teachers lead to successful students, as the presidential candidates have touted, but what about students' connection to their school principals? A study published in Education Next has found that the effect of highly effective principals on student achievement is equivalent to 2-7 months of additional learning each school year, while ineffective principals negatively impact student achievement by a comparable amount.
Sandra Intrieri Scott McLeod
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