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Is Your Classroom Overdecorated?

I usually shy away from this type of thing because classrooms are as individual as the teachers and students who inhabit them, but over the years I’ve heard many long and sometimes heated debates among teachers over bulletin boards, displays of student work, and decorations. Since the kids spend much of their days in these … Continue reading "Is Your Classroom Overdecorated?"

School Security Summit: Safeguarding Privacy

Safeguarding student privacy and the security of networks remains a key priority for education leaders. Note: This blog entry originally published by TCEA TechNotes blog. Read other awesome blog entries by the TCEA team online at www.tcea.org/blog...Show More Summary

5 #OneDrive Tips You May Have Missed

Looking for tips that will improve your productivity? Microsoft OneDrive offers incredible benefits, so why not take advantage of it? It’s an app that I use every day, both on my Windows computer and my mobile phone. Did you know you...Show More Summary

5 Solutions for Filling Out Forms on iOS Devices

“My admins are looking for a way to do teacher evals,” wrote a colleague, “using self-created forms that have drop-down boxes, not just text. Any suggestions?” This question got me thinking about all of the different ways to do forms. Show More Summary

What's Your District's Privacy Process?

“What approaches do you have in place to safeguard student data and privacy?” From student assessment data to personally identifiable information to counting how many times students visit the restroom, administrators are working to put tracking systems in place. Show More Summary

Engaging Learners with MS Forms

Dump those old paper rubrics and flip the learning! Empower yourself and your students to use Microsoft Forms for the quick evaluation of academic work. This makes grading easy and simplifies the process for students. In fact, it can create a culture of collaboration and self-assessment. Show More Summary

AM News: Keeping ICE Out Of Schools, States Using PARCC, & More

TRUMP/DEVOS White House weighs federal tax credit - POLITICO http://ow.ly/RNDv309dmz5 7 Senators Who Opposed DeVos But Attended/Send Kids To Fancypants Schools | The Daily Caller ow.ly/hK4e309dcaz Former Obama staffer contradicts DeVos...Show More Summary

Support for moving forward

15 hours agoEducation / Learning : Learnlets

I have to admit I’ve been a bit surprised to see that movements towards improving elearning and learning strategy  haven’t had more impact. On the learning design side, e.g. the Serious eLearning Manifesto and our Future of Work project, it still seems there’s a focus on content presentation. Show More Summary

News Briefs for February 1, 2017

Backstage Library Works microfilms ten years of the Palestinian newspaper al-Hadaf, Library of Congress becomes a Digital Public Library of America “content hub partner,” Toledo Lucas County Public Library and Chattanooga Public Library recognized for Passport Acceptance programs; and more News in Brief from the February 1, 2017 issue of Library Journal.

Curriculum Standards: ELA CORE CURRICULUM STANDARD

Jane:  It is a state standard that student be able to speak to an audience. I have two students in inclusion general ed 7th grade who have 0’s due to Continue Reading ?

Where's the Beef?

There was an interesting piece on NBC News, which seems to have originated from Telemundo, with which they are affiliated. I'm a Long Island resident, and what caught my attention was that 25 employees had been fired for taking part in the Day Without Immigrants. Show More Summary

Behavior: IEP HELP FOR BEHAVIORS OUTSIDE SCHOOL HOURS

Margaret:  My son has an IEP and he did great last year. This year his team is brand new and they are telling me they will not help with behaviors Continue Reading ?

Fun Challenge Engages Kids With Words

Games, creative activities give 360-degree view of common sight words

Primary Research Group Report on Inter-Library Loan Services for Research University Faculty

New York-based Primary Research Group has just published a report called International Survey of Research University Faculty: Use of Inter-library Loan Services:"The study presents data from a survey of more than 500 international research...Show More Summary

Revisiting One of My Favorite Books: Our Iceberg is Melting

I wrote about this some time ago, but can’t find my blog entry. SO, I’m copying-n-pasting from someone else’s (Leading Blog: A Leadership Fable – thanks!): From Our Iceberg is Melting… SET THE STAGE: 1. Create a sense of urgency. (not panic) “Problem. Show More Summary

Retention: HOW TO RETAIN A SPECIAL NEEDS HOMESCHOOLER?

Lynn:  I recently started homeschooling my daughter mid year. She is in 6th grade with Down syndrome and does not want to go to middle school yet. She was in Continue Reading ?

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