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Hello parents, teachers, and blog readers!  We’ve. Hello parents, teachers, and blog readers!

Hello parents, teachers, and blog readers!  We’ve

We’ve received so much interest in The Kid Should See This and for the educational videos featured here — especially for the science vids — that we’d love to focus that attention on the teachers who are bringing science education to life for kids every day. Write in the Middle: A Workshop for Middle School Teachers. Workshop 1.

Write in the Middle: A Workshop for Middle School Teachers

Creating a Community of Writers In this session, participants explore practical strategies — from desk arrangements to classroom organization to writing routines — that allow young adolescents to share their writing in an atmosphere of trust and safety and to recognize their identities as lifelong writers and readers. Official: 10 states to get education waiver.

Ten states got the green light Thursday to pursue school reforms without being tethered to the requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind law.

Official: 10 states to get education waiver

At least 28 more are expected to seek similar approval by the end of the month. Kids will still be tested each year on learning, but the tests will measure how well they are doing against state, not federal, standards. And, states will have more flexibility in deciding what to do about schools with the lowest scores. No Child Left Behind, signed into law in 2002 by President George W. Bush, was meant to improve fundamental skills of students.

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SPED. FlexBooks. How to Learn Without Memorizing. Photo by Edwin Stemp Rote memorization is an inefficient way to learn.

How to Learn Without Memorizing

Just retaining a single formula can mean pounding the same information into your skull dozens of times. If your computer hard drive had this accuracy, you’d probably throw it out. Teacher Tools. Kids. KidzTimez - Todays News for Kids, by Kids. K-12 Rubrics and Assessment.

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Home. NCEE - National Centre for Entrepreneurship in Education. Six Questions for Entrepreneurial Leadership and Innovation in Distance Education. Six Questions for Entrepreneurial Leadership and Innovation in Distance Education by Connie Reimers-Hild, Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and James W.

Six Questions for Entrepreneurial Leadership and Innovation in Distance Education

King, Ed.D., University of Nebraska-LincolnWinter 2009, Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration Introduction Entrepreneurial individuals and continuous innovation are vital components of successful organizations. Therefore, the public and private sectors must develop the entrepreneurial characteristics and actions of individuals with a focus on innovation. Research has shown that entrepreneurial individuals (Krueger, 2000), learners (Reimers-Hild, 2005), educational institutions (King & Cornell, 1992) and leaders (Gupta, MacMillan & Surie, 2004) are needed to address the complex global issues associated with the continuously evolving knowledge economy.

Distance education administrators can become entrepreneurial leaders by recognizing that leadership and innovation are critical throughout every level of the organization. Language Arts Websites.

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3-6 Student Interactives - Language Arts. Language. Reading. Interesting reading. Activities. EDUCATION. Education Resources. Critical thinking. Blooms. «Free digital tools in Blooms. Edublogs - education blogs for teachers, students and institutions. Bloom's Apps - 21nnovate.

Testmoz - The Test Generator. Shmoop: Homework Help, Teacher Resources, Test Prep. The Best Videos For Educators In 2011. This is always one of my favorite year-end lists to do…..

The Best Videos For Educators In 2011

100 Incredibly Useful YouTube Channels for Teachers. YouTube has earned a reputation for featuring brain cell-slaughtering fare such as the truly abysmal Fred and playing host to the some of the most depressingly stupid comments this side of Yahoo!

100 Incredibly Useful YouTube Channels for Teachers

News. But for every participant liberally dishing out misspelled racist, sexist and homophobic talking points, there is at least one whose channel genuinely offers something provocative and educational. It’s said that there’s nothing new under the sun, It’s said that there’s nothing new under the sun, but the first time I saw someone levitating a glider, I couldn’t believe it… Ten years later I was building and flying walkalong gliders with my students.

It’s said that there’s nothing new under the sun,

And now teacher Slater Harrison shares his Air Surfing Foam Walkalong Glider project on his site, Science Toy Maker. He also has videos about variations on the glider, the history of the experiment, and other easy and more challenging science DIYs. An excellent resource. Evernote for Education. Android App: I use the desktop version at home and the office, the Android app on my HTC One smartphone, my tablets, web version on my Chromebook.

Evernote for Education

The desktop version sync's all of the data to your computer (good for backup) and you can also export your notes in a variety of formats for backup. You can create new notes via desktop, web, or mobile version. Common Core. Professional Learrning. Apps for Professional Development. Twitter App (free) Twitter is one of the most active and beneficial social networks on the web.

Apps for Professional Development

All educators would be wise to join the conversation. If you haven’t used Twitter yet, I would recommend that you read these excellent blog posts: The Oxford Institute for Environmental Education. Webinars – Google Apps for Education. General Learn about all of the features and benefits of Google Apps Education Edition.

In this recorded online seminar, you will: Hear why other organizations have made the switch Learn how other organizations are using these services Watch a demo of Google Apps Education Edition Watch Now See a demo of Google Vault. Customer story. 200 Free Online Classes to Learn Anything. Pgrteach. Graphic Organizers.