Norms for a Tech-Using Educator – Guest post

I challenged Blue Skunk Readers in last Monday's post to create a set of norms for educators to adopt when working with technology and technology departments. Librarian Christie Burke rose to the challenge by leaving this comment: First, I'd like …

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4 Ways to Transform Student Projects with ThingLink for Video

This is a guest post from Lisa Johnson of EdTechTeacher.org, an advertiser on this blog. Clearly, ThingLink is becoming a popular interactive visual image editor for educators across the world. So it is truly no surprise that ThingLink for Video…

Free Technology for Teachers

NPR: New Teacher’s Union Leader Promises More Activism

“Equity is every kid getting what every kid needs,” she said. “We think every public school should look as good as your best public school. That’s the standard we want every state to meet.” At a Spanish restaurant in Miami’s …

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Great Things Are Happening in Public Schools (all you have to do is visit)

NEA’s Back to School Tour (#NEAB2S) visited Florida and saw some amazing things happening in local public schools. Dedicated teachers, great support staff, innovative programs and engaged students. We even saw an endangered species! Here are some of the photos …

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Text Message Abbreviations Field Guide (IM Speak for Adults)

Do the text message abbreviations your children and grandchildren send leave you confused as a cow on astroturf? No more! While we shouldn’t use this in academic writing, learn to speak the IM (instant messaging) language to communicate with your …

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Just Because I’m NEA President, Doesn’t Mean…

Just because I’m NEA president, doesn’t mean I can’t still do lunch duty. What a privilege to serve the students at Highlands Elementary in Kissimmee, Florida. Just because I’m @NEAToday president, doesn’t mean I can’t do lunch lady duty. @FloridaEA…

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In the NBA as well, “Racism in the United States is as virulent as ever”

The occasion of my posting this is a column by William Rhoden in today's New York Times about yet another racist owner in the NBA, this time the man with the controlling interest in the Atlanta Hawks, Bruce Levenson.  The …

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U.S. Students from Educated Families Lag in International Tests

So I lifted the title of this post from the very nice piece over at Education Next. Recommended reading if you have a few minutes. If you have a few more minutes, you might want to go through the …

Profit of Education

‘We must push back against the misguided and dangerous belief that a new generation of teachers can emerge spontaneously’

The Urban Teacher Education Consortium is a national consortium of teacher educators who are dedicated to development strong preparation programs for cities across the country. Members of the consortium have just released a position paper on the training of teachers,…

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H&R Block Budget Challenge: Financial literacy and personal finance

http://www.hrbds.orgAs I recently wrote about in a Discovery Educator Network blog post, financial literacy is one of the important literacies for our students to acquire. Financial literacy, sometimes referred to as economic literacy, according to Atomic Learning…

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