The New Classtools Countdown Timer Offers Multiple Timers Set to Music

My friend Russel Tarr has developed a new classroom timer tool. The new Classtools Countdown Timer… has two slick features. You can create and set multiple timers on the same page. This means that if you had students sharing in

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Ten Resources for Helping Students Learn to Code and Program

In many of my presentations… I tell the story of the first time that I wanted to stay after school. That was in the sixth grade when we could sign-up to use one of my elementary school's two computers to

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Movies: Great High School Teacher Darkroom Scene In "Boyhood"

The formless young protagonist of Richard Linkalter's new film, "Boyhood," gets a number of talkings-to during his 12 years growing up onscreen, but none of them is better than the one delivered by his photography teacher (Mr. Turlington, played by …

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Roadmap to a Job-Embedded Growth Model

I remember a few years back during a meeting with teacher leaders, a tipping point that would ultimately change the direction of professional growth at my school.  During this conversation I was passionately sharing my experiences as a connected learner. …

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A Couple of Good Guides to Getting Acquainted With the Features of Google Chrome

One of the things that I always recommend to schools transitioning to Google Apps for Education… is to make Chrome the default browser on all of their computers. Chrome is easy to keep updated, offers a fantastic assortment of extensions,

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Making Curation Easier With @IFTTT

…There is simply no end to the flow of information available on the Internet. When it comes to trying to organize it and do something with it you may run into some challenges. I know I regularly am looking for

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Educators, Administrators and PTA Leaders Break Down the Common Core in New Video Series

By Shannon Sevier, Vice President for Advocacy, National PTA National PTA recently released a video series on the Common Core to educate parents on the standards and empower them to support the implementation of the standards at school and home. …

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Morning Video: Nonprofit Crowdfunding A New Preschool

VOCEL – a small education non-profit for children from under-resourced communities – is behind one of the first initiatives to use crowdfunding to open a preschool, the AFP reports. (TIME via Annenberg Institute)…

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Obama’s ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ Effort Expands to Urban Districts

Sixty big-city school systems pledge to focus on strategies proven to improve outcomes for African-American and Latino boys. …

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Why college remediation needs to be overhauled

Award-winning Principal Carol Burris of South Side High School in New York has written here and here about how college remediation rates are often hyped. In in the following post she expands her examination by looking at the purpose and…

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