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iPad Use for Every Learner - Univesal Access and UDL

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? The iPad is a popular tool in classrooms today, but many apps are limited in functionality. As teachers become more comfortable with technology use they can begin to invent new ways to use the devices for learning. Explore a Collection of AppSmash Resources Please explore this collection of AppSmash Activities created by talented members of the ThingLink EDU community to discover new ways to combine the best features of favorite apps and facilitate student driven learning experiences through creativity, sharing and publishing.

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

Professional Development

The Conversation We Need To Have With Leadership. Posted by Shelly Terrell on Friday, August 15th 2014. Parents and Technology. Instructional Tech Resources. Google and Ed Tech (iPad Focus) VanSD Tech. Standardized Testing. Education Policy. Still need to Categorize. 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. 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.

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. I felt like I had lost inspiration. 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.

Northwest Conference on Teaching for Social Justice

University School Literacy and Culture. A summary from "The Early Catastrophe: The 30 Million Word Gap by Age 3" by University of Kansas researchers Betty Hart and Todd R.

University School Literacy and Culture

Risley. (2003). American Educator. Spring: 4-9, which was exerpted with permission from B. Hart and T.R. On LAUSD's Failed iPad Program — Chambers Daily. 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. At home in Matamoros, Juárez Correa found himself utterly absorbed by these ideas.

He looked around the room. Paloma was silent, waiting to be told what to do. 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.

Seven things teachers are sick of hearing from school reformers

(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.