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ISTE's Podcast. The EdReach Network » » LiTTech Show. Ed Tech Crew. Podcast for Teachers (Techpod): Podcasting and Educational Technology for K-12 and All Educators by Podcastforteacher@gmail.com (Dr. Kathy King) Moving at the Speed of Creativity Podcasts by Wesley A. Fryer. Why Schools Need to Bring Back Shop Class. Sir Ken Robinson, Ph.D, is the author of Creative Schools, The Element, Finding Your Element and Out of Our Minds.

Why Schools Need to Bring Back Shop Class

The Education Committee of the US Senate is currently considering the re-authorization of No Child Left Behind. Ken Robinson: Do schools kill creativity? The Google Educast. The Daring Librarian. Kathy Schrock's Kaffeeklatsch. Moving at the Speed of Creativity. Watch. Connect. Read.

The Library Voice. Edutech for Teachers. Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog. Technology to Enhance Teaching and Learning in the Classroom. TeachThought - Learn better.

Teacher Tech. EdTech Solutions - Teaching Every Student - Karen Janowski. Richard Byrne (rmbyrne) THINGLINK - Tech Tools. Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners. Socrative. Popplet. Piktochart. Weebly. Little Bird Tales - Home.

Google Apps for the Classroom. 15 MORE Things You Can Do With Google Classroom. Dragon - Dragon NaturallySpeaking. Ramsey Musallam 3 rules to spark learning Talk Video TED.com. I teach chemistry.

Ramsey Musallam 3 rules to spark learning Talk Video TED.com

Salman Khan: Let's use video to reinvent education. 3 Key Qualities for a School Makerspace. Over the past year I had the privilege of leading a team to create makerspaces in 15 high schools around the Bay Area.

3 Key Qualities for a School Makerspace

Our goal was to learn how to help educators create makerspaces in schools and use making in the classroom. Building a culture of creativity and discovery in education. How-to-build-your-makerspace?utm_content=buffer3895a&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter. Want to Start a Makerspace at School? Tips to Get Started. As the Maker Movement starts to gain momentum, schools that are trying to find ways to foster the do-it-yourself environment can learn a few lessons from another nexus in the universe: public libraries.

Want to Start a Makerspace at School? Tips to Get Started

Dale Dougherty, founding editor and publisher of Make Magazine — and the de facto leader of the Maker Movement — has a vision to create a network of libraries, museums, and schools with what he calls “makerspaces” that draw on common resources and experts in each community. Libraries and museums, he said, are easier places to incorporate makerspaces than schools, because they have more space flexibility and they’re trying to attract teens with their programs.

“Schools have already got the kids,” Dougherty noted wryly, at the recent American Library Association Midwinter Meeting in Seattle. Membership, policy, and professional development for educators - ASCD. Standards for the 21st-Century Learner Lesson Plan Database. WATI.org : Wisconsin Assistive Technology Initiative. Below are a number of links outside the WATI website.

WATI.org : Wisconsin Assistive Technology Initiative

This is not intended to be an exhaustive list, as there are many other sites that have more extensive lists of links. These are just a few that the WATI consultants like. The Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology (QIAT) website includes the work done to date to develop a comprehensive set of quality indicators for effective assistive technology services by school districts.

NATE -- the National Assistive Technology in Education Network -- brings together information from the many fields and disciplines that are involved in assistive technology services in educational settings. www.natenetwork.org. Communicator Feature Comparison from Enabling Devices. Edudemic. Classroom Technology News. Lindblom Library - Home. Education Week American Education News Site of Record. TIME - Current & Breaking News. The New York Times - Breaking News, World News & Multimedia. Why Government Spends More Per Pupil at Elite Private Universities Than at Public Universities. This post first appeared at Robert Reich’s blog.

Why Government Spends More Per Pupil at Elite Private Universities Than at Public Universities

Imagine a system of college education supported by high and growing government spending on elite private universities that mainly educate children of the wealthy and upper-middle class, and low and declining government spending on public universities that educate large numbers of children from the working class and the poor. You can stop imagining. That’s the American system right now. Government subsidies to elite private universities take the form of tax deductions for people who make charitable contributions to them. In economic terms a tax deduction is the same as government spending. These tax subsidies are on the rise because in recent years a relatively few very rich people have had far more money than they can possibly spend or even give away to their children. Private university endowments are now around $550 billion, centered in a handful of prestigious institutions. A professor’s encounter with two Teach For America recruiters.

Teach For America founder Wendy Kopp (The Washington Post) Teach For America is an organization that recruits new college graduates, gives them five weeks of training in a summer institute and then places them in some of America’s neediest schools.

A professor’s encounter with two Teach For America recruiters

Popular with the Obama administration, TFA has increasingly generated criticism about its limited training program and its requirement that corps members stay only two years in a school. Karen Lewis Has Already Redefined Chicago Politics. She has left the race, but the movement continues to build.

Karen Lewis Has Already Redefined Chicago Politics

Lewis’s campaign could have offered a template for how a populist message—carried by the right candidate and backed by aggressive grassroots voter registration, education and turnout—can neutralize the oligarchs’ money. The news that Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis will not run for mayor of Chicago due to illness is heartbreaking.

Speaking as a colleague, comrade and friend, I can say with certainty that Karen Lewis is one of most brilliant and committed labor leaders today. Underneath her down-to-earth demeanor are nerves of steel. After she took office, I attended several debates between Lewis and Etoy Ridgnal, a local director of Stand for Children, a corporate-backed booster for school privatization. At one point, Lewis interrogated Ridgnal about the rightwing billionaires who fund Stand for Children—like the Walton Family Foundation, started by Walmart’s founders. 4 Ways Technology Can Help Empower Teachers And Students. All too often, technology is treated as a silver bullet for perceived problems in education.

4 Ways Technology Can Help Empower Teachers And Students

This sometimes leads to knee-jerk investments, using scarce resources to invest in software or hardware without a clear notion of how either might actually empower learning. Instead of having more technology as a goal, we should have more human interaction, personalization, access, and content mastery as the goals, and then think about what tools can get us there.