Mass. Drops PARCC Tests, Classic Alfie Kohn, Swearing In Class

July 30th, 2015

It looks like another state is dropping a common standardized test. Sounds like good news to me. Then it’s a classic article on education’s truths by Alfie Kohn, and dealing with students who swear in class. On to an Iraqi girl’s response to ISIS, a computer memory breakthrough, tech-based assessments, a happiness quote, and hero drug dealer.

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Four Easy Steps to Touch Typing by Adam Fort

July 29th, 2015

Four Easy Steps to Touch Typing by Adam Fort offers tips to improve typing skill for adults and children alike. In a day when efficiency can make the difference between success and failure, you can ill afford to be a less than proficient typist. With these tips, all you need is the commitment to practice. […]

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Be Safe & Social, High School Internships, Another Pearson Fiasco

July 28th, 2015

Here is great advice for parents to help their kids be safe with social media. Then it’s a high school with required internships, and the Pearson test giant screws up again. On to a viral birthday party, insights into flipped learning, what great teachers have, a nice quote, and a wearable robot.

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We Need Teacherpreneurs, PD and Twitter, A Common Core Suicide

July 27th, 2015

Do you know what a teacherpreneur is? It’s time to find out and try to be one. Then it’s how Twitter supports professional development, and a Common Core casualty. On to a Facebook spat, how social skills improve grades, how to judge schools, a Neil deGrasse Tyson quote, and a very long wave ride.

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Tech Supporting STEM, Why Teach Coding, Soccer Head Injury Update

July 26th, 2015

If you want some ideas as to how technology can support STEM courses, here it is. Then it’s why we should teach programming, and a update on soccer head injuries. On to tips on changing your Twitter name, a Twitter intro for teachers and students, flipped classes and equity, a school readiness quote, and a super cool surfing video.

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