Grading Late Work, Open Badges, Class Management Tips

August 29th, 2014

The lead topic today is how should teachers deal with work submitted late. Please weigh in. Then it’s all about open badges, and some great classroom management tips. On to using TED talks in class, free writing ideas, four important skills to teach, a Levine Alison quote, and Homer Simpson takes the ALS Ice Bucket challenge. This may be the best yet.

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Not so Special Ed, Blogging Challenge, Climb Mt. Everest

August 28th, 2014

It seems the the problem with special education in the US is that it’s too special. Then it’s blogging ideas for teachers, and how to climb Mt. Everest with lots of general advice. On to fitness trackers track an earthquake, HS app design classes, schools still start too early, a Bill Cosby quote, and a great mother nature video.

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EduClipper Tips, Back to School Tips, Eating Insects

August 27th, 2014

If you are looking for great education resources, check out Adam Bellow’s EduClipper. Then see some great back to school tips for students, and learn about eating insects. On to a social media screw up, AP course tips, a chance to nominate top education blogs, a David Wees quote, and a serious Ice Bucket Challenge screw up.

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Overworked Students, Future of College, Stinking at Math

August 26th, 2014

Are your teachers overworking high school students? Teachers should coordinate homework better. Then it’s how online courses are changing college, and why American students stink at math. On to tech tools teachers should investigate, a digital back to school activity, how teaching is not a business, a students as widgets quote, and the animal the ruins the most trips to the beach. Can you guess?

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Apprenticeships Just As Good, Become a Journalist, Get Happy/Healthy

August 25th, 2014

It may be time for some high school students to look for an apprenticeship rather than college. Then it’s how to become a journalist or anything else, and getting happy and healthy. On to must have student apps, Bill Gates book recommendations, taking feedback, a sowing and reaping quote, and how football ruins college.

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