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Battling Against Traditional Perceptions of Teaching and Learning
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My goal with blended learning has always been to shift the focus from me to my students. I want to place them at the center of learning. I want them to ask questions, conduct research, engage in conversations, collaborate with peers, … Continue reading →
Langston Hughes Creates a List of His 100 Favorite Jazz Recordings: Hear 80+ of Them in a Big Playlist
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Image by The Library of Congress, via Wikimedia Commons “Langston Hughes was never far from jazz,” writes Rebecca Cross at the NEA’s Art Works Blog. “He listened to it at nightclubs, collaborated with musicians from Monk to Mingus, often held readings accompanied by jazz combos, and even wrote a children’s book called The First Book […] Langston Hughes Creates a List of His 100 Favorite Jazz Recordings: Hear 80+ of Them in a Big Playlist is a post from: Open Culture. Follow us on Facebook
Schools go green to support Grenfell fire victims
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Pupils in schools across England go green to show their support for the Grenfell fire victims.
Why Cartoon Characters Wear Gloves: A Curious Trip Through the History of Animation
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It’s rare for Disney to overlook a marketing opportunity. For years, Mouse Ears were the film studio’s theme park souvenir of choice, but recently the gift shops have started stocking white four-fingered gloves too. Perhaps not the most sensible choice for dipping into a bucket of jalapeño poppers or a $6 Mickey Pretzel with Cheese […] Why Cartoon Characters Wear Gloves: A Curious Trip Through the History of Animation is a post from: Open Culture. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Googl
Herbie Hancock to Teach His First Online Course on Jazz
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MasterClass is on fire these days. In recent months, the new online course provider has announced the development of online courses taught by leading figures in their fields. And certainly some names you'll recognize: Dr. Jane Goodall on the Environment, David Mamet on Dramatic Writing, Steve Martin on Comedy, Aaron Sorkin on Screenwriting, and Werner Herzog on Filmmaking. Now add this to […] Herbie Hancock to Teach His First Online Course on Jazz is a post from: Open Culture. Follow us o
5 Ways to Participate in #ISTE17 even if you’re not there #notatiste17
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A conversation with Peggy George in episode 105 of the 10-Minute Teacher. From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today Peggy George @pgeorge was one of the most photographed people last year at ISTE 2016, however – SHE WASN’T THERE. Peggy is an expert on getting the most of ISTE by attending virtually. Today, she’ll teach five tips for getting the most out of ISTE whether you’re at ISTE or riding home on the […] The post 5 Wa
Willie Nelson & Ray Charles Sing a Moving Duet “Seven Spanish Angels”: A Beautiful Bridge That Crosses Musical & Racial Divides
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Having grown up in Georgia surrounded by blues, gospel, and country music—and having studied the classical composers when he was learning piano—Ray Charles was bound to become a polymath of musical genres. He is often credited with creating soul music, but a less remembered but equally important part of his career was recording one of […] Willie Nelson & Ray Charles Sing a Moving Duet “Seven Spanish Angels”: A Beautiful Bridge That Crosses Musical & Racial Divides is a post from: Open Cul
Gov. Scott Ushers in More Opportunity, More Equity for Kids Signing HB 7069
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(ORLANDO, Fl. June 14, 2017) In an historic win for kids, Florida Governor Governor Rick Scott today signed HB 7069, providing more and better opportunities to thousands of children throughout the state, particularly the most vulnerable. With schools unevenly funded and resources rarely flowing to the classroom directly as is normally intended by law, HB […]
Blended Learning Hype or Taking Us to New Heights?
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A global search for education blog post. From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter No, blended learning is NOT hype, at least not in my experience. However, I will say that I have seen people say that they are blending learning when it is not blended learning at all. I have interviewed a thought leader from the Christensen Institute about the eight types of blended learning, shared my five essential, […] The post Blended Learning Hype or Taking Us to N
VERY OFFENSIVE TO TEXAS A&M AGGIES WHO BELIEVE IN CONSERVATIVE VALUES
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Education News - just get enough LGBTQ people to yell loud enough, and everyone else who supports “diversity” will cave!
5 Ways to Get the Most Out of #iste17
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A conversation with Terry Freedman in episode 104 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast. From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today Terry Freedman @terryfreedman author of Education Conferences: Teachers’ Guide to Getting the Most out of Education Conferences talks about how to get the most out of ISTE 2017 or any conference you attend. Listen Now Stream by clicking here. The transcript will be uploaded and posted right here as soon as soon as it is [&
Deep State: Education Officials Quietly Push Transgender Ideology Onto Schools
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Education News - Department of Education says officials will investigate schoolteachers who do not comply with children’s demands to be called by the
How to use Snapchat for classroom learning success
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Snapchat is turning into more than just an amusing app that lets people send pictures and videos, only to disappear after a few seconds. Many educators are finding ways to make learning fun for their students by incorporating Snapchat into their lessons.
A Leadership Boot Camp done right at Georgia Southern University
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This past September, I was recruited for combat duty by the Georgia Southern University Leadership Boot Camp. My job was to turn students into a well-oiled, combat-ready leadership machine. Ok, that is a bit of an exaggeration, but I was the keynote speaker and a break-out session presenter However, this blog entry is about what I saw the Georgia Southern people doing right and some ideas for you to use on your campus.
TOP EPISODE: Social Emotional Learning for Special Needs with Puppets #spedchat
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A season 1 encore episode. From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter The top Wonderful Classroom Wednesday of Season 1 is… Social emotional Learning with Puppets and Special Needs! You loved this episode! Such a heartwarming story and novel idea. Puppets are a great tool to have in your toolkit, particularly with younger special needs children. You loved the story of the child who was unlocked with […] The post TOP EPISODE: Social Emotional Learn
Let the children Play. Joseph Chilton Pearce.
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A child will pick up a spool of thread, and that will become an automobile, or a match box will become a bed, or a chest of drawers: where one object can stand for another. That’s the basis of metaphoric thinking for the rest of our lives.
4 ways to strengthen computer science education
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States are progressing toward a number of goals that aim to make computer science education a priority, but there is still more to do--especially when it comes to adopting K-12 computer science standards, according to a new report. State of the States Landscape Report: State-Level Policies Supporting Equitable K–12 Computer Science Education also highlights key strategies and issues state leaders must address regarding computer science education. So far, 7 states have adopted K-12 computer
8 Great Books on Formative Assessment
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June 22, 2017 Today as we were working on formative assessment apps to use on Android, we thought of reposting this collection of books to help teachers learn everything related to formative... ....read more
College Campus Horrors and How to Survive Them
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They're scary and they're kooky, obnoxious and spooky -- they're the stuff of your college campus nightmares! Here's how to survive the potential horrors of dorm life.
A five-year old GOT the connection between addition and subtraction
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I just got this in from a customer... how PRECIOUS!QUOTELydia, who is not yet five years old, has just started the subtraction section of Math Mammoth 1A. She made an amazing discovery and wanted to tell you about it. A photo of her letter is attached, which a translation here."Dear Math People,I found outWhen you do a subtractionBackwardsIt's addingDid you know about that?Lydia"UNQUOTELydia's mom also said that she feels Lydia is going to be so amazed when the workbook points this out a few pag
Online Classes vs. Traditional Classes: Pros and Cons
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Online classes are no longer a novelty; they are quickly changing the entire structure and experience of college. For some, this is a welcome change. For others, it can feel intimidating. But with more and more colleges offering online courses, and [...read more] The post Online Classes vs. Traditional Classes: Pros and Cons appeared first on My College Guide.
Spring Into Action and Get a Head Start on Financial Aid
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When we review the first October FAFSA in 2016, one of the takeaways will be that it helps to be prepared. Although “Be prepared” is the well-known Scout motto, even students who participated in Scouting seem to forget its many benefits when it comes time...
Cambrian College Wants Your Opinion
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Cambrian College is reaching out to students, prospective students, and others in an ... Continue Reading
Top 9 Money-Saving Dorm Room Essentials
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Four blank walls, small closets, communal bathrooms and a stranger sleeping in an identical bed three feet from you. Yep, your first dorm room can feel more like prison than an awesome college experience. That’s why it’s essential to transform your dorm room into a nurturing and organized living space where your mind can thrive. […] The post Top 9 Money-Saving Dorm Room Essentials appeared first on cheapscholar.org.
Slowing Down Summer
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Growing up, I loved summer for its perfect blend of laziness and activity. I spent my days sleeping in and hanging out with my friends at the pool, and then, once I was in high school, my evenings were filled with community theater rehearsals and low-key plans with friends. As an adult, especially the last […] The post Slowing Down Summer appeared first on Listen & Learn Music.
Kate Fridkis: Growing Up Weird
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Kate Fridkis works as a lay clergy member at a synagogue and writes a blog called Eat the Damn Cake, which is syndicated on The Huffington Post and Psychology Today. She also writes a column for Home Education Magazine. Her work has appeared in Cosmopolitan, Slate, Salon, and others. Kate has published her first book, Growing Eden (2013)––a memoir about being pregnant in New York City and making the kind of choices that sometimes result in growing up, or at least growing.
Relaunching E-Learn: A magazine and online platform designed for and by the teaching and learning community
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Laureano Díaz, Blackboard Blog, Jun 24, 2017 This should not be confused with eLearn Magazine, which has long been published by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and in which my paper E-Learning 2.0 appeared all those years ago. It is the
A Little Less Stress for Alberta Students Writing Final Exams
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If you crack under pressure, you might appreciate the reasons why teachers in ... Continue Reading
Difference Between PAD and PVD
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Undefined concepts: unraveling the interpretations of Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) and Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) When we enter the ever-changing world of medicine, sometimes there is a limit to the exhausting order that might rule in all sciences. Some medical doctors would use the term Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD) ambiguously (1), but according to the […]
Millennials Show Alarming Gap Between Financial Confidence and Knowledge
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Millennials are overconfident and under-prepared when it comes to managing their money, according to new research funded by the National Endowment for Financial Education® (NEFE®) and conducted by George Washington University. They consider themselves far more knowledgeable financially than they actually are. “Millennials are known for having unrelenting belief in their own abilities. This generation […] The post Millennials Show Alarming Gap Between Financial Confidence and Knowledge appe
Millennials Show Alarming Gap Between Financial Confidence and Knowledge
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Millennials are overconfident and under-prepared when it comes to managing their money, according to new research funded by the National Endowment for Financial Education® (NEFE®) and conducted by George Washington University. They consider themselves far more knowledgeable financially than they actually are. “Millennials are known for having unrelenting belief in their own abilities. This generation […] The post Millennials Show Alarming Gap Between Financial Confidence and Knowledge appe
Grace Llewellyn: Guerrilla Learning
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Grace LlewellynI would love to see us as a society not thinking so much in terms of “education,” but rather thinking more broadly in terms of “life.”We tend to see things in boxes and categories, which doesn’t always serve us. When people say “education,” sometimes I like to say, “If you substitute the term ‘life’ for ‘education’—every time you say ‘education’ or ‘learning,’ try saying ‘life’ instead—that might invite you to look at things in a different way.” (I probably stole that idea too, mo
Difference between tadpoles and frogs
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Amphibians have been around for over 350 million years with the earliest known frogs appearing somewhere around 190 million years. These amphibians are crucial to the environment as they provide scientists with an indication of the quality around them. Frogs begin their lifecycle in egg form and then hatch as aquatic larvae known as tadpoles. […]
How to Overcome These 3 Devastating Budget-Busters
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It happens to everyone, including even the most money-conscious student. No matter how well you think you planned your budget, after a few months, your bank account has less money in it than you expected. There’s simply no avoiding an unexpected budget-busting expense at least once every few months, not to mention the smaller purchases […] The post How to Overcome These 3 Devastating Budget-Busters appeared first on cheapscholar.org.
Free ebooks and apps – May 16
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The post Free ebooks and apps – May 16 appeared first on Vegan Homeschool. This post may contain affiliate links. This means that if you make a purchase through a link I may receive a small commission. This won’t cost you anything, but it will help support this site. Please see my Disclosure Policy for full … Continue reading → The post Free ebooks and apps – May 16 appeared first on Vegan Homeschool.
When Should Students Begin Looking for Scholarships?
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There is really nothing better than using other people’s money to pay for school. College scholarships are a wonderful supplement to federal, state and institutional financial aid. In some cases, colleges simply grant scholarships to deserving students based on their FAFSA information as part of...
Studying Abroad is a Worthwhile Investment
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The global perspective and broadened viewpoint of students who study abroad could be ... Continue Reading
ABCya! online patterning games
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ABCya! has a great selection of online games for preschool through 5th grade. I’d like to introduce you to 3 different patterning games, suitable for the whole range of these grades, believe it or not! The more advanced levels of …read more
GRE a Valid Alternative to LSAT? Harvard Fails to Provide Evidence
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As I've previously reported, Harvard Law recently announced they'll begin considering applicants' GRE scores as an alternative to the LSAT. Some questions we might ask to determine a law school admission test is valid: Does it adequately predict:  1L GPA?  Overall law school GPA?  Bar exam passage rates?  Success in future career? The American Bar Association's Standard 503 states (