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Mapping the Concentration of Poverty in U.S. Public Schools - CityLab - 60 views

  • 1) Poor kids are six times more likely to attend ‘high-poverty’ public schools
    "Who attends America's "high-poverty" public schools-and where."
Davida Lindsay-Harewood

Nutley Public School District - 4 views

    In Social Studies this year your child's learning will focus on the world's continents via the "Five Themes of Geography." The five themes are Location (the specific or general positioning of something on the earth), Place (the physical and human characteristics of an area), Human-Environmental Interaction (the way the world appears a a result of how humans have interacted with the environment), Movement (the way people, ideas, and goods travel from place to place), and Region (areas of the world that have common characteristics).
Matt Renwick

5 Social Media Must Knows for Every Teacher | Getting Smart - 112 views

  • we must embrace opportunities for social media to expand capacity and facilitate education
  • Communication, Collaboration and Coordination
  • Use social media for a call to action.
Matt Renwick

Why some schools are giving letter grades a fail - The Globe and Mail - 41 views

  • Instead of reporting to parents only two or three times a year, teachers began regularly communicating using an online student portfolio system called Fresh Grade.
  • ritish education researchers Paul Black and Dylan Wiliam published a widely-cited article demonstrating how increasing descriptive feedback raises student academic achievement
    • Matt Renwick
      Inside the Black Box
  • standardized tests don’t predict later life success such as employment and income level
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  • Instead of Ms. Samson telling students how they are doing, they are expected to articulate to her what they learned in class, how it relates to their learning goals and where they’re struggling.
  • Ms. Samson is still required to give students a letter grade at the end of each semester, but the letters have taken on a whole new meaning to her and her students.
  • The move away from grades matches a growing belief among employers that traditional assessment is not the best way to help students develop the skills they need to succeed in today’s world.

Social Media Prank shows Danger of Public Status Posting | - Supporting th... - 64 views

    Video worth watching. Great for a discussion point with students.
Jim Aird

How to Improve Public Online Education: Report Offers a Model - Government - The Chroni... - 18 views

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    • Tuesday, April 23, 2013
  • patchwork collection of online courses that's difficult for students to navigate.
  • they can improve their online-education efforts to help students find streamlined, affordable pathways to a degree.
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  • "Taken together, these steps result in something that looks less like an unorganized collection of Internet-based classes, and more like a true public university."
  • I am always miffed at the people within Higher Ed who recognize that nothing about pedagogy has changed in 50 years except computers and PowerPoint but they still rationalize that nothing needs changed or fixed.
Amy Burns

Welcome · Digital Public Library of America - 151 views

    Fantastic collection of free resources, including apps to take researching to a new level.
Tracy Tuten

Public vs. Private Universities: A Reply From the Trenches | Mother Jones - 0 views

    Thoughts on why private education may be better than public
Roland Gesthuizen

Gmail - Living in Public: What Happens When You Throw Privacy Out the Window - rgesthui... - 190 views

    "I am an extremely private person. I don't broadcast my location, I use privacy tools to keep advertisers from tracking me, and almost never give any app access to Facebook. Of course, a lot of people don't have a problem with living publicly. I've always wondered what the benefits and downfalls of doing so are, so I decided to give it a three-week test run. Here's how it went."
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