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50 Education Technology Tools Every Teacher Should Know About via Edudemic Technology and education are pretty intertwined these days and nearly every teacher has a few favorite tech tools that make doing his or her job and connecting with students a little bit easier and more fun for all involved. Yet as with anything related to technology, new tools are hitting the market constantly and older ones rising to prominence, broadening their scope, or just adding new features that make them better matches for education, which can make it hard to keep up with the newest and most useful tools even for the most tech-savvy teachers. Here, we’ve compiled a list of some of the tech tools, including some that are becoming increasingly popular and widely used, that should be part of any teacher’s tech tool arsenal this year, whether for their own personal use or as educational aids in the classroom. Social Learning These tools use the power of social media to help students learn and teachers connect.

North Dakota activates National Guard to protect the pipeline instead of our tribes On Saturday, August 3rd, while most Americans were relaxing into a 3-day Labor Day weekend, an oil company’s private security force loosed dogs upon peaceful Native American protesters trying to stop the destruction of burial sites on the northern border of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota. This happened just one day after the tribe’s historic preservation officer had filed in court the location of the archaeological site on private land located in the pipeline corridor. The next morning the Dakota Access Pipeline crew were observed moving their heavy construction equipment 15 miles to the site identified in the federal court filing and began to dig and bulldoze the site containing stone cairns with Native American remains. An estimated crowd of 300 followed the crew to the site and were met by a private security force and attack dogs.

As Comment Period Closes, Diverse Voices Call for Overhaul of Fast-Track Pipeline Approval Process Yesterday marked the close of the comment period for the public to weigh in on the renewal of Nationwide Permit 12 (NWP12). NWP12 serves as a blanket permit that can be used to fast-track the construction of massive oil pipelines by artificially treating them as thousands of small, individual projects that are exempt from the environmental review required by the Clean Water Act and the National Environmental Policy Act. With the permit up for renewal, thousands of people from across the country have weighed in – including over 50,000 comments submitted yesterday from the Sierra Club alone – to express serious concerns about this process. By effectively shutting out public input and allowing dangerous crude oil and fracked gas pipelines to be rubberstamped behind closed doors, the continued use of NWP12 poses a serious threat to critical water resources, Indigenous rights, communities, and the climate.

The Official Web Page of the United Farm Workers of America In 1938 he and his family moved to California. He lived in La Colonia Barrio in Oxnard for a short period, returning to Arizona several months later. They returned to California in June 1939 and this time settled in San Jose. They lived in the barrio called Sal Si Puedes -"Get Out If You Can." Cesar thought the only way to get out of the circle of poverty was to work his way up and send the kids to college. He and his family worked in the fields of California from Brawley to Oxnard, Atascadero, Gonzales, King City, Salinas, McFarland, Delano, Wasco, Selma, Kingsburg, and Mendota. 7 Websites To Help Improve Students' Grammar Grammar is one of the most difficult concepts to teach students of any age. As an educator, you can find yourself tearing your hair out over it. Instead, it’s worth giving online tools a try. They can give your students the skills they need to understand grammar, and the tools to give it a try for themselves.

Land Grab Cheats North Dakota Tribes Out of $1 Billion, Suits Allege But that last-resort land turns out to hold a wealth of oil, because it sits on the Bakken Shale, widely believed to be one of the world's largest deposits of crude. Until recently, that oil was difficult to extract, but hydraulic fracturing, combined with the ability to drill a well sideways underground, can tap it. The result, according to several senior tribal members and lawsuits filed last November and early this year in federal and state courts, has been a land grab involving everyone from tribal leaders accused of enriching themselves at the expense of their people, to oil speculators, to a New York hedge fund, to the federal government's Bureau of Indian Affairs. The rush to get access to oil on tribal lands is part of the oil industry's larger push to secure drilling rights across the United States. Recent estimates show that the U.S. contains vast quantities of oil and gas.

WINTERIZE STANDING ROCK NOW! by Nikki Allen Standing Rock needs firewood and water! As many of you know Standing Rock still needs much help. The priority and needs change often and we will continue updating this fund as they do. For now they still need firewood and recently the water service has ceased and we are needing to send large water trucks. There is still many needs for winterization of all camps including Wood, Better stoves, Heaters, Wool Socks, MRIs, Gas, ect. Oceti Sakowin has become One Nations Camp and they are committed to the task of pushing through this winter and stopping this snake!

Alternative Dakota Access Pipeline Route Would Cross More Tribally Owned Land and Bodies of Water - Standing Rock Fact Checker Dakota Access protestors have been highly critical of the pipeline’s proximity to the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation – despite the reality that the project does not cross Reservation land at all. According to the Environmental Assessment (EA) conducted by the US Army Corps of Engineers, the “Lake Oahe crossing will be installed via HDD beneath the river from private lands adjacent to Corps owned lands.” “The Proposed Action and Connected Actions and associated cumulative effects where practicable have been co-located with existing utilities and across USACE easements and fee owned property.

Bill to transfer certain land from Secretary of the Army, and for other purposes. (H.R. 6235) When President-elect Trump takes office on January 20, the House, Senate, and White House will be controlled by the same party for the first time in six years. Things are going to happen fast. Congress is expected to move quickly on Trump's agenda using the same tactics immune to the filibuster that Democrats used to enact the Affordable Care Act in 2010. Now more than ever we need transparency in Congress. Over the last year we’ve helped 10 million Americans track Congress using bill alerts. We hope to continue GovTrack Insider, where we put the most important legislation into plain English.

President Obama, They Shoot Horses And Teenage Boys On The Dakota Access Pipeline On a beautiful sunny day in June, 2014 President Barack Obama came to the banks of the Cannonball River on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. June is the month of the Strawberry Moon and celebrates the first harvest of wild fruit. The occasion was Cannonball Flag day and Native Americans from Standing Rock and the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservations turned out to welcome the President. For one day the hills and buttes and prairies of North and South Dakota were the center of rare media attention, and the people who welcomed the President into their homes and hearts were ecstatic. Greg Abbott: Remove Kelcy Warren from his chair on the Texas Parks & Wildlife Commission Most people may know Kelcy Warren as the man behind the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline. The Dallas-based billionaire and CEO of Energy Transfer Partners has been making headlines for fast-tracking a 1100 mile crude oil pipeline across the Midwest and under the Missouri River, just north of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. No environmental impact assessment, no respect for cultural sites, and no regard for the local and widespread communities living along the river. A similar story is unfolding out in West Texas, where Warren's company has split through the pristine Big Bend region with the 200 mile Comanche Trail Pipeline and nearly-complete 143 mile Trans Pecos Pipeline. These Pipelines mark the way for massive natural gas and oil developments in the Trans Pecos region.

IHANKTONWAN/YANKTON SIOUX ASSERT SOVEREIGNTY FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, May 23, 2016 YANKTON SIOUX CONTACT: Thomasina Real Bird, Yankton Sioux Tribe (303) 673-9600 or Jason Cooke, Yankton Sioux Tribe (605) 384 3641 Faith Spotted Eagle, Ihanktonwan Treaty Chair 605 481 0416 Construction crews have begun the tearing of earth near the Sacred Rock Spirit Camp, near Cannonball on the Standing Rock Reservation.

FAA : Keep the Drone Cameras in the Sky in Standing Rock - Tell the FAA to lift the No Fly Zone Keep the Drone Cameras in the Sky in Standing Rock - Tell the FAA to lift the No Fly Zone and impose no more on Standing Rock protestors. The FAA has suppressed the 1st Amendment by creating a No Fly Zone over Standing Rock: Banning Drones with cameras from Filming and Documenting Attacks on Water Protectors and Illegal activities by Dakota Access Pipeline. Drones have provided an “eye in the sky” for the water protectors in Standing Rock and people around the world. They have been invaluable in documenting human rights abuses from the police, as well as the progress and illegal activities occurring at the Dakota Access Pipeline. However, on Oct. 26 at 11:40pm, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) over the area where people are peacefully protesting, preventing civilian drone pilots from documenting the police brutality transpiring at the Dakota Access Pipeline. Men, women and elders are heard screaming on video, “Why are you hurting us?!”

Notice of Inventory Completion: Office of the State Archaeologist, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA Start Preamble National Park Service, Interior. Notice. The University of Iowa Office of the State Archaeologist Bioarchaeology Program has completed an inventory of human remains, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, and has determined that there is a cultural affiliation between the human remains and present-day Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations. Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains should submit a written request to the University of Iowa Office of the State Archaeologist Bioarchaeology Program.

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