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Education Research Report: Problems with the Use of Student Test Scores to Evaluate Tea... - 14 views

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    Student test scores are not reliable indicators of teacher effectiveness, according to a new Economic Policy Institute report, Problems with the Use of Student Test Scores to Evaluate Teachers. The paper was co-authored by a group of distinguished education scholars and policy makers, including four former presidents of the American Educational Research Association, a former assistant U.S. Secretary of Education, EPI Research Associate Richard Rothstein, and others. The authors find that the accuracy of these analyses of student test scores is highly problematic. They argue that the practice of holding teachers accountable for their student's test score results should be reconsidered.
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The LA Times: Practicing Educational Research without a License - Living in Dialogue - ... - 9 views

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    The heavy focus on measuring teacher quality can give the false impression that teacher quality is everything. Study after study, however, has shown that poverty is a stronger factor than teacher quality in predicting achievement. The best teachers in the world will have limited impact when children are undernourished, have high levels of lead in their bodies, live in noisy and dangerous environments, get too little sleep, and have no access to reading material.
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Teacher Development: Fueling Teachers to Go High-Tech | Edutopia - 21 views

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    How one elementary school trains and supports its staff to blaze a new digital trail.
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Ten Tips for Personalized Learning via Technology | Edutopia - 22 views

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    GREAT article, complete with links to lesson plans and rubrics. Elementary-school focused. Ten Tips for Personalized Learning via Technology To challenge and support each child at his or her own level, the educators of Forest Lake Elementary deploy a powerful array of digital-technology tools. Discover what your school can learn.
Susan Sedro

Instructify » Blog Archive » The new education-friendly face of Dungeons and ... - 6 views

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    n order to introduce the concepts of the game to young children and really show off the educational value, Wizards of the Coast has released The Heroes of Hesiod, a free, stand-alone adventure with everything you need to play in a downloadable PDF. Anyone who has played D&D remembers the countless books you needed, the debating of the rules, and the general confusion that came with the open-ended game play. This made the learning curve steep and the age requirement high. The rules for The Heroes of Hesiod, however, are stripped down to the core and basic enough for its six-and-older age group. It takes about thirty minutes to play and, depending on what concepts you want to emphasize, can reinforce a variety of subjects from mathematics to leadership to creative thinking. Even if you've never played D&D you can easily play this with a group of kids. It requires no prior knowledge of the game whatsoever.
Susan Sedro

Instructify » Blog Archive » Making movies with Stopmotion Animator - 4 views

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    Stopmotion Animator is a freeware download that allows users of PC computers to use a webcam to easily and quickly create stop-motion movies.
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Google Reader (244) - 6 views

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    In this article, we are going to look at some ways to help reduce email overload by looking at strategies and methods for getting the most out of email without letting it run your life.
Susan Sedro

When is Good - 10 views

shared by Susan Sedro on 10 Apr 10 - Cached
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    An easy way to find out when everyone is free for your next meeting or event. Click the grid for all the times that are good for you - you get a link to email to your invitees. They see your proposed times and click on when they are free. You visit your results page and see when everyone can do. No sign-up form. No password to choose. No fuss at all.
Susan Sedro

5 Questions To Help Organize Your Desk | Productivity501 - 13 views

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    I loved this practical blog post! "This post is a series of questions to ask about the stuff that is currently on your desk. Asking these questions will  help you find the cause of a messy desk and give you some ideas for stopping the disorganization at its root."
Susan Sedro

Paragon Learning Style Inventory - 18 views

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    The Paragon Learning Style Inventory (PLSI) is a self-administered survey that provides a very reliable indication of learning style and cognitive preference. It uses the four Jungian dimensions (i.e, introversion/ extroversion, intuition/sensation, thinking/feeling, and judging/perceiving) that are also used by the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Murphy Meisgeir Type Indicator, and the Keirsey-Bates Temperament Sorter. But this is the only instrument that can be self-scored and works with ages 9-adult.
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Worldometers - real time world statistics - 12 views

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    Real-time meters of world statistics.
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Homepage - ReadWriteThink - 0 views

shared by Susan Sedro on 11 Apr 08 - Cached
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    newly relaunched site is collaboration between IRA and NCTE. Contains lesson plans, activities, readings, etc.
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mental_floss Blog » 10 Futuristic Ads From the Past - 12 views

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    10 Futuristic Ads From the Past
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http://onlineultrasoundschool.com/2009/50-fun-iphone-apps-to-get-kids-reading-and-learn... - 11 views

shared by Susan Sedro on 08 Jan 10 - Cached
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    fun iphone apps to get kids reading and learning
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Blooming Orange: Bloom's Taxonomy Helpful Verbs Poster - 18 views

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    "Blooming Orange: Bloom's Taxonomy Helpful Verbs Poster"
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AT&T Knowledge Network Explorer - 10 views

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    Filamentality is a fill-in-the-blank tool that guides you through picking a topic, searching the Internet, gathering good Internet links, and turning them into online learning activities.
Susan Sedro

YouTube - Phishing Scams in Plain English - 6 views

shared by Susan Sedro on 30 Oct 09 - Cached
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    A short guide to recognizing and avoiding phishing scams. This video comes in an unbranded "presentation quality" version that can be licensed for use in the workplace.
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e-Comic - 22 views

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    Comic Book Creator is a tool allows the creation of dynamic web comic books. An author can create an e-comic book by combining images of characters, pictures, background, text in balloons which can be placed in the frames of the pages of the book in that way and style desired. The produced dynamic web comic books are highly interactive flash based books that provide a great page flipping animation control opportunity as well as features like zooming, printing and easy navigation.
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Teaching with Classroom Response Systems... - 0 views

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    Derek Bruff, assistant director of Vanderbilt University's Center for Teaching, has written a book that reviews the uses of clickers and offers advice for institutions and professors. The book -- Teaching With Classroom Response Systems: Creating Active Learning Environments -- is just out from Jossey-Bass. Bruff responded to e-mail questions about the themes of the book.
Susan Sedro

ProjectExplorer.org - 0 views

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    ProjectExplorer, Ltd. is a not-for-profit organization that produces FREE online films and educational programming for the kindergarten to 12th grade community. Our virtual fieldtrips showcase destinations around the world. Learn more>
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