ViewChat: An Awesome iPad Collaboration Tool

This is a guest post from Sabba Quidwai ( askmsq ) of EdTechTeacher - an advertiser on this site.… After a few months with iPads in my classroom, the experience that I began to cherish the most with my students

Free Technology for Teachers

Confronting School Reforms That Work Against Democracy

Meier: Does a climate of fear help create excuses for more and more emergencies that can't be turned over to "the people"? …

Bridging Differences

AM News: Get Ready For Low Common Core Test Scores This Spring

Under half of students projected to test well EdSource Today: Projections released Monday predict that fewer than half of students in California and other states will score at grade level on tests next spring on the Common Core standards. Poll: Voters …

This Week In Education

A Look at the Whole Child Approach (Like Football)

If a football team wants to win, it must be able to execute all of the plays in its playbook, not just a couple. That means the quarterback must throw, receivers must catch, running backs must carry the ball, kickers …

Lily's Blackboard

Time to Celebrate American Education Week!

Despite what some misguided media may say, there are plenty of wonderful, amazing and compelling things happening in our public schools. Check out what we saw in Nashville, Tennessee. [View the story “American Education Week-Nashville” on Storify]  …

Lily's Blackboard

Where have you been?

I've been everywhere, man.I've been everywhere, man.Crossed the deserts bare, man.I've breathed the mountain air, man.Of travel I've had my share, man.I've been everywhere. Johnny Cash*   Gary Stager's post "Where I've been" …

Blue Skunk Blog

Your children deserve better than this, first-grade teachers tell parents

Karen Hendren and Nikki Jones are highly regarded first-grade teachers at Skelly Elementary School in Tulsa, Oklahoma. They wrote an open letter to the parents of the children in their classes that explains why they have decided not to administer…

Answer Sheet

On Hope

Maybe it’s the cold, or this time of year, as they days grow darker and the workload grows heavier.  Maybe it’s the number of plates I have spinning right now, no more than ever, but no fewer than ever, either. …

Bud the Teacher

Dimming the American Dream with Debt

(We are very excited to have a guest blogger! He is Julian Vásquez Heilig, Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies and the Director of the Doctorate in Educational Leadership at California State Sacramento. He is also a …

Lily's Blackboard

Senate Passes Child-Care Development Bill, Sending it to President’s Desk

The Child Care and Development Block grant program, which hasn't been updated since 1996, helps low-income families pay for child care. …

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