Death of Creative Teaching, Ending Dropouts, Porn Hurts Kids

April 16th, 2014

Are common core/test-centered reforms killing teacher creativity? I think so. Then it’s a school that has ended dropouts, and how Internet porn is hurting kids. On to teaching with mobile devices, learning with backchannels, what to do when kids don’t know, an Albert Einstein quote, and cool morphing furniture from MIT.

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College Screws Everyone, Enjoying Flipped, Operating with Glass

April 15th, 2014

It seems that athletes aren’t the only students who aren’t getting what they should from their college experience. Then see why students like a flipped classroom, and how one doctor uses Google Glass during operations. On to a stupid teen tweet, an amazing lego calculator, a teacher jailed for criticism, a futuristic quote, and teachers going negative.

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Safe Science Crafts for Children by Ashley Hardway

April 14th, 2014

Safe Science Crafts for Children by Ashley Hardway offers four safe scientific experiments you and your children can do at home. Once you get started with these activities, your children may not want to stop. Once you open the doors to scientific experimentation, your children just might never want to stop. Intro Science can be […]

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A Teacher, A Student, & A Researcher Diss the Common Core Testing

April 13th, 2014

Here are three powerful and well reasoned takes on what’s wrong with common core testing. See if you agree. Then it’s a who teacher quits over Facebook policy, here come the Hispanics, big data problems, a Gary Player quote, and more college girls take up stripping. A New York public school teacher on the infuriating […]

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eBooks & Reading Comp, Test-Drive CC Tests, Playful Learning

April 12th, 2014

One study shows better reading comprehension with real books over ebooks. I think we need more studies on this. Then take a test-drive of some common core tests, and see the benefits of playful learning. On to building your Instagram portfolio, cool architecture, lot of leadership resources, a path quote, and wearable technology running on body heat.

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