Elearning and global competency #flatclass #globaled 01/13/2012

Education Insights - Site Home - MSDN Blogs What is so great about the new Microsoft partners in learning network is the translator that is part of it. It will translate to 36 languages and translate into other languages. Also …

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Five Best Blogs: Cowardly States Offer To Do As Little As Possible

The cowardly lion phenomenon NCTQ:  Only the District Columbia, Maryland,Massachusetts, New York and Rhode Island have indicated that they plan to actually use the data for decision-making.  Now let’s make a deal. Michael J. Petrilli:  Not only does the Alexander package represent smart policy, it also serves …

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NYC’s Evaluation Impasse: From ‘Transformation’ to ‘Turnaround’?

New York City schools Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott has lobbed the next volley in an escalating conflict with the teachers' union—and the state department of eudcation—over a new evaluation system. He plans to convert many schools using the "transformation" School …

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Romney Resume Review

He won New Hampshire, but middle class deserves more than lip service.…

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NC Educator Vows to Fight Lawmakers ‘Tooth and Nail’

'We are dealing with the future of our children and we will fight tooth and nail for them.'…

Education Votes

The School That Launched 1,000 iPads

Patrick Larkin is the principal of Burlington High School in Burlington, Massachusetts. His school has one of the most forward-thinking policies regarding cell phones and tablets. This year his school put iPads in the students' hands…. Patrick and his team

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Teach This! Teaching with lesson plans and ideas that rock #teaching 01/12/2012

The Lesson Cloud: FREE LESSONS This website has a lot of free lesson plans including some for: language arts, math, science, social studies, foreign language.  tags: education teaching lessonplans free A Lesson Plan for Chinese New Year w/ Props and …

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Infographic – Multitasking: Your Brain on Media

This is an interesting infographic from Rasmussen College. Multitasking: This is Your Brain on Media… illustrates the increase between 1999 and 2009 in media consumption among people eight to eighteen years old. The infographic illustrates not just the increase

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Educators Will Work Without Paychecks to Keep District From Failing

“We need the students to know that we’re here and we’re not abandoning them,” says teacher.…

Education Votes

Collaboration Marks Evaluation Reform in Michigan District

Some critics of America’s public schools say teachers don’t want to be held accountable for the challenges of struggling schools. Not true. In fact, teachers demand to be held accountable and they’re the first to say, “The status quo must …

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