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Unlocking Learning Mastery | Edutopia - 8 views

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    Gamification is one response. By embedding diverse achievements into activities and assessments, learning progress can be refracted infinitely. These systems would be able to more flexibly respond to unique learner pathways and abilities, and would further serve as encouragement mechanics -- instead of one carrot stick, there are hundreds. And not just carrots, but every fruit and vegetable imaginable.
Tess Alfonsin

Remind 101 - 6 views

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    Looking for a safe way to text your students/athletes/club members or parents? Remind101.com allows you to instantly message a class of students or their parents from your computer. Teachers never see students' phone numbers and students never see theirs.

    It's easy.

    Set up a class
    Give your students the randomly generated number to join by text message.
    Once in your class, you can message the group and even schedule messages for later.
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How to Manage the "Late to the Game" Parent | Edutopia - 4 views

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    Guest blogger Holden Clemens (pseudonym) describes the frustrations of working with "late to the game" parents and how to better manage parent communications. 
Vicki Davis

Reviews and Ratings for Family Movies, TV Shows, Websites, Video Games, Books and Music - 2 views

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    reviews ratings, advice and all sorts of stuff like that. Great resource for parents, educators and students
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    Common Sense Media Education Program
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    Kevin Jarrett pointed out to me that Common Sense media now has movie reviews for kids to help you determine what is appropriate for your children. Again, you have to take everything under advisement ad make decisions for yourselves but as long as we go to whatever Hollywood dishes out, they'll keep doing it. (After all, they did research and found that a "G" rating was a "death sentence" for a movie. That is crazy.)
Joseph Alvarado

Work with teachers, don't fire them - CNN.com - 6 views

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    An interesting article that examines the recent events of Rhode Island school district firing teachers and how effective that really is. Teachers need parents support.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Are your students falling into these 2 Web danger zones? - 17 views

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    College students' lives can be changed - and even destroyed - in the time it takes to click a mouse. Take a look at these real-life examples of the harm digital technology can cause.
Fred Delventhal

Motivation Station - 0 views

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    Make it an exciting new school year for your kids!
Jeff Johnson

Kids, Parents and Teachers Disagree on How Much Homework Is Too Much - washingtonpost.com - 0 views

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    HOMEWORK.

    If you think kids are the only ones who disagree with teachers about the need for homework, you may be surprised to learn that many parents don't like homework any more than their kids do.

    A new survey shows that parents and teachers don't always agree on why homework is assigned -- or how involved parents should be in helping their kids get it done.
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