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Write in the Middle: A Workshop for Middle School Teachers. 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.

STORY: Obama hopes housing, education moves deflect controversies.

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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. Unfortunately, you’re stuck with your brain. The good news is that you don’t need to learn by memorization. A few years ago, I noticed that smart people seemed to learn differently than most other people. Teacher Tools. Kids. KidzTimez - Todays News for Kids, by Kids. K-12 Rubrics and Assessment.


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.


3-6 Student Interactives - Language Arts. Language. Reading. Interesting reading. Activities. EDUCATION. Education Resources. Critical thinking. Blooms. «Free digital tools in Blooms. This list is distinctive as the resources are a) free and b) almost exclusively browser based.

«Free digital tools in Blooms

The list is also sorted by Blooms, meaning you are able to more easily consider your student outcomes FIRST. There are a few exceptions. 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

You might also be interested in: Part Two Of The Best Videos For Educators — 2010 The Ten Best Videos For Educators — 2010 And you might also want to see The Best Funny Videos Showing The Importance Of Being Bilingual — Part One and The Best Videos Illustrating Qualities Of A Successful Language Learner. Here are my choices for The Best Videos For Educators In 2011: The World Wildlife Fund created this amazing forty second video: The world is where we live from WWF on Vimeo. 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. It’s said that there’s nothing new under the sun, 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. You can also use your camera phone or web cam to take a snapshot and Evernote can even recognize the text in the image. 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. 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.

Webinars – Google Apps for Education

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 Hear directly from Arizona State University about their migration to Google Apps Education Edition, followed by a live Q&A session with Google and ASU. 200 Free Online Classes to Learn Anything. Pgrteach. Graphic Organizers.