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Ol Tools for 21st Century Learners: 14 Resources for AppSmashing with ThingLink. In November I launched the ThingLink AppSmash Challenge to encourage educators to share great ways to combine two or more apps together to create, publish and share content using ThingLink as a presentation tool.

ol Tools for 21st Century Learners: 14 Resources for AppSmashing with ThingLink

The goal of the challenge was to create resources to help educators discover new possibilities for teaching and learning with an iPad to better meet our teaching and learning needs. Why AppSmash? SAGE Advice for New Teachers. I recently re-connected with a former 6th grade student of mine.

SAGE Advice for New Teachers

It felt like yesterday that she was in my classroom, but the reality is that this week, she’s about to embark on her first student-teaching assignment. She asked me, “Mr. Wiley, what advice do you have for me?” It is Personal and Dangerous Now. 2013 has been an interesting year.

It is Personal and Dangerous Now

Education is being juggled more than ever between pedagogy and corporate control AND it is personal — for you — for me — for our children. The marketing strategy of adaptive learning systems is that of 24/7 services that you can access at any time, in any place and at any pace.

Professional Development

The Conversation We Need To Have With Leadership. Posted by Shelly Terrell on Friday, August 15th 2014 This post is part of Scott McLeod’s Leadership Day 2014 PD should give your Ts a GEM: it should “Grow You”, “Engage You”, and “Mean something to you” — GNichols (@Think_teach) August 6, 2014 This year, many of us will spend hours in school meetings feeling demotivated, bored, unappreciated, and stressed. Parents and Technology.

Instructional Tech Resources

Google and Ed Tech (iPad Focus) VanSD Tech. Standardized Testing. Education Policy. New To Me (Still need to Organize) EdTech, Equity and Social Justice. Tech Assisted Language Learning.

Open Ed Resources. International Teaching. Teaching and Learning.

Oregon History

Common Core. Project Based Learning. Politics. The deprofessionalization of teaching. Research Specific. Video Resources for Educators. Portland and Oregon. Reclaiming the Conversation on Education: Brian Jones. Academic Innovations, Publisher of Career Choices. What Work Requires of Schools is the title of the initial SCANS report.

Academic Innovations, Publisher of Career Choices

This 61 page report defines the five competencies and three-part foundation that constitute the SCANS skills. Single copies are available for $31.50, plus $4 for handling from: National Technical Information Service (NTIS), Technology Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, Springfield, VA 22161, 1-800-553-6847. NTIS Order Number: PB92-146711INZ. This product may also be ordered by fax at (703) 321-8547, or by e-mail at orders@ntis.fedworld.gov. You think you know what teachers do. Right? Wrong.

(By Charles Rex Arbogast/ AP) You went to school so you think you know what teachers do, right?

You think you know what teachers do. Right? Wrong.

You are wrong. Here’s a piece explaining all of this from Sarah Blaine, a mom, former teacher and full-time practicing attorney in New Jersey who writes at her parentingthecore blog, where this first appeared. By Sarah Blaine.

4th grade

Take a Break. Would greater teacher independence help student performance? JUDY WOODRUFF: Next: addressing the high turnover rate among public school teachers.

Would greater teacher independence help student performance?

John Tulenko of Learning Matters Television, which produces reports for the NewsHour, looks at a Boston school where the teachers have taken charge. JOHN TULENKO: For more than 20 years, Susan Sluyter loved being a public schoolteacher. But starting around 2001 with passage of the education law known as No Child Left Behind, her feelings began to change.

SUSAN SLUYTER: I started to feel deadened. Northwest Conference on Teaching for Social Justice. “Rethinking Our Classrooms, Organizing for Better Schools”Saturday October 18, 2014 8:00 – 4:30 Madison High School Get Directions2735 NE 82nd Ave.Portland, Oregon 97220 Participants must register by October 9th to guarantee a lunch!

Northwest Conference on Teaching for Social Justice

University School Literacy and Culture. In this groundbreaking study, Betty Hart and Todd Risley entered the homes of 42 families from various socio-economic backgrounds to assess the ways in which daily exchanges between a parent and child shape language and vocabulary development.

University School Literacy and Culture

Their findings were unprecedented, with extraordinary disparities between the sheer number of words spoken as well as the types of messages conveyed. After four years these differences in parent-child interactions produced significant discrepancies in not only children’s knowledge, but also their skills and experiences with children from high-income families being exposed to 30 million more words than children from families on welfare. Follow-up studies showed that these differences in language and interaction experiences have lasting effects on a child’s performance later in life. The Early Catastrophe Betty Hart & Todd R. On LAUSD's Failed iPad Program — Chambers Daily. Howard Blume: Los Angeles school district officials have allowed a group of high schools to choose from among six different laptop computers for their students — a marked contrast to last year's decision to give every pupil an iPad.

On LAUSD's Failed iPad Program — Chambers Daily

Contracts that will come under final review by the Board of Education on Tuesday would authorize the purchase of one of six devices for each of the 27 high schools at a cost not to exceed $40 million. How a Radical New Teaching Method Could Unleash a Generation of Geniuses. The results speak for themselves: Hundreds of thousands of kids drop out of public high school every year.

How a Radical New Teaching Method Could Unleash a Generation of Geniuses

Of those who do graduate from high school, almost a third are “not prepared academically for first-year college courses,” according to a 2013 report from the testing service ACT. The World Economic Forum ranks the US just 49th out of 148 developed and developing nations in quality of math and science instruction. “The fundamental basis of the system is fatally flawed,” says Linda Darling-Hammond, a professor of education at Stanford and founding director of the National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future. “In 1970 the top three skills required by the Fortune 500 were the three Rs: reading, writing, and arithmetic. In 1999 the top three skills in demand were teamwork, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills. Seven things teachers are sick of hearing from school reformers. A senior from TechBoston Academy reacts as President Obama walks into her classroom with Melinda Gates (C) and Education Secretary Arne Duncan (R) in Boston in 2011.

(JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images) Teachers have long been accustomed to “going along to get along” but increasingly are raising their voices to protest standardized test-based education reforms of the last decade that they see as harmful to students. In this post, Georgia teacher Ian Altman explains what he and his colleagues are really sick of hearing from reformers. Altman is an award-winning high school English teacher in Athens, where he has lived since 1993, as well as an advocate for teachers and students. He has presented at several national conferences and published in the Journal of Language and Literacy Education.