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HOLOGRAMS GO TO SCHOOL

At the recent Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District (TX) conference, Ron Clark, the animated founder of the Ron Clark Academy presented the opening keynote.

TECH&LEARNING’S 2016 LIST OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE IN EDTECH

After five years and more than 100 honorees, the editors would like to think that this annual list is now officially “a thing.”

GLOBAL INNOVATION AWARDS OPEN

Turnitin has opened nominations for its 2016 Global Innovation Awards program, which recognizes educators who demonstrate excellence in supporting student learning and students who show commitment to writing improvement and academic integrity.

DEVICES, DEVICES, DEVICES: HOW WILL YOU MANAGE THEM ALL?

Where are all your devices, what’s on them, how are they performing, and who’s using them to do what?

SHELF SPACE & STORAGE SOLUTIONS

In the summer of 2015, the two middle schools in the Barbers Hill (TX) Independent School District were getting Acer 740 Chromebooks for all of their classrooms.

MAKERSPACE TOOLS PRODUCT ROUNDUP

Making and makerspaces are becoming ever more popular—not only in K–12 education, but also in universities, libraries, and community spaces throughout the country.

Hillary Scheduled to Address NEA Delegates on July 4

That’s the opening day of the NEA Representative Assembly, which means security hassles and delays – and less opportunity for Sanders supporters to organize any demonstration of their sentiments. NEA has already rescheduled the start of the convention for 10 am – thirty minutes earlier than usual – in an attempt to head off TSA-like bottlenecks. These […]

SCOTUS Upholds U of Texas Admissions Policy

Sanity takes a deep breath today:WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a challenge to a race-conscious admissions program at the University of Texas at Austin, handing supporters of affirmative action a major victory.The vote was 4-3. Show More Summary

Taking Away Recess as Punishment – Does it Help?

“77 percent of school principals report that they withhold recess as punishment, even as they simultaneously sing the praises of recess as a factor in academic, cognitive, and social development. 8 in 10 principals acknowledge that time...Show More Summary

5 minute innovation in education technology

What can you do in five minutes that is different? How can 5 minute innovation be useful in education technology?

What Do We Need to Stop Doing? A Survey | Not Dead Yet

As I look at the many areas in which libraries are working, thriving, and expanding (see Where Are We Headed? An Unscientific Survey, Not Dead Yet, October 15, 2015), the question occurs to me: do we need to consider not doing some things so that we can do those things our researchers need us to do?

New supplementary materials for Cambridge FCE textbooks pages

One whole new section created, one much expanded due to a reader motivating me to find and put up about 20 worksheets I’d forgotten about, and one just renamed to make it easier to find: Objective First page – NEW Complete … Continue reading ?

AM News: Homeless Students, Charter School Rules, School Money

On the streets. With a newborn. And trying to graduate high school | KUOW News and Information ow.ly/pABj301yATQ Late Deal in Albany Could Allow Charter Schools to Hire More Uncertified Teachers - The New York Times ow.ly/WISy301yABp...Show More Summary

Yes, Virginia, APs Can Face Consequences

A big frustration of being chapter leader is to see callous and cruel people working as leaders. Often they get away with murder. I can't say literally, because I haven't got sufficient knowledge to affirm that, but it wouldn't surprise me. Show More Summary

Teacher Issues: TEACHER TROUBLE

Linda:  My son does not respond to his teacher. He refuses to work with her. She also has been writing things in his IEP progress notes that he does not do. She wrote that he knows his colors. He does not know his colors and he won’t sit with her to learn them. Can I suggest a new teacher?

Curriculum: WHAT SHOULD TEACHER FOLLOW FOR GRADUATION TRACK?

Carolyn:  What curriculum does a teacher follow for students on skills and credentials commencement track follow?

Services: REQUIRE PARENT TO SEEK PSYCH SERVICES FOR MINOR CHILD?

Becky:  My 8 yr. old nephew has been in dire need of psych help since the age of 3. He has been labeled ODD but the truth is his mother is an alcoholic addict. She is LEGALLY the only one who can take him to psych. How can we LEGALLY make her? We are watching his anger and strife grow and his life will go down the drain. He has threatened to kill her. The...Read more

Practice Touch-Screen Typing With Engaging App

Nifty way to practice touch-screen typing, plus cool iPad tricks

Congratulations, we killed kindergarten

Apparently between 1998 and 2010 we killed kindergarten. Lots more testing. Much less music and art. Fewer centers and unstructured play time. Fewer student-driven activities. Greater disregard for young children’s variation in development. Show More Summary

TILT – today in librarian tabs v. 3

Before I forget, I’ve actually started a Tiny Letter, also called TILT though it’s a bit more essay-ish than these posts. Subscribe if you like this sort of thing in your inbox. Infrequent messages, well-designed and lovingly delivered. Been thinking … Continue reading ?

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