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Nigel Coutts

Politics, Education and Lessons from 2016 - The Learner's Way - 8 views

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    It is difficult to have not noticed that the Presidential Election in the United States of America has been somewhat controversial. The same conclusion can be drawn about 'Brexit'. The implications of these events will keep historians, political analysts and indeed educators busy for many years. Regardless of your political leanings there are genuine implications for educators in these events and a considered response now and in the coming months (even years) will be required. 
Paul Beaufait

A Sociological Eye on Education | Rigor mortis - 7 views

  • The challenge is to state education policymakers across the country who have hitched their teacher-evaluation systems to measures that seek to isolate teachers’ contributions to their students’ learning: Develop clear and consistent guidelines for assigning teachers to rating categories that take into account the inherent uncertainty and errors in the value-added measures and their variants.
  • If policymakers aren’t willing to take measurement error into account in a defensible way in teacher-evaluation systems, don’t talk to me about rigor—rigor is dead.
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    Pallas expounded on "rigor" in teacher evaluation.
Jamie Camp

Streaming Event Session Information - 10 views

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    Links to the archive of Diane Ravitch's talk on March 8, 2011 in Wisconsin.
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    Diane Ravitch @ Univ of Wisconsin Madison March 8, 2011. This is right in the middle of the Wisconsin public education crisis.
Lisa Reas

Gapminder: Unveiling the beauty of statistics for a fact based world view. - Gapminder.org - 2 views

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    Wonderful statistics!
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    Unveiling the beauty of statistics for a fact based world view.
Ebey Soman

Paradigms of Foreign Policy - 0 views

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    There are a few paradigms used in the formation of the foreign policy. You may have heard of liberalism or realism, but do you have any clue as to what those terms mean? These are just a few paradigms and their sub-paradigms that help shape Foreign policy around the world.
Kate Klingensmith

The Obameter: Tracking Barack Obama's Campaign Promises - 0 views

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    maybe relevant for political science classes, definitely interesting for all!!
Frances DiDavide

Maps of War ::: Visual History of War, Religion, and Government - 1 views

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    I hope this site helps you place today's current events into a greater historical context. Each map is well-researched and based in fact, and none of the work is meant to be biased or political. No spin or opinion, just fact-based conclusions about the history of war. Maps-of-War is created by a Flash-Designer hobbyist and professional history- buff. Enjoy your visit and feel free to save or share our work for your own use!
Judy Robison

FactCheckED - 2 views

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    a portion of the Annenberg Public Policy Center's FactCheck.org site devoted to materials for the classroom, focused on media literacy and research skills directed at identifying factual information. Includes lesson plans.
Clif Mims

EdTech Action Network - 0 views

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    "ETAN provides a forum for educators and others to engage in the political process and project a unified voice in support of a common cause - improving teaching and learning through the systemic use of technology. ETAN's mission is to influence public policy-makers at the federal, state and local levels and to increase public investment in the competitiveness of America's classrooms and students."
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