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Vicki Davis

Once Upon A School - 0 views

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    This from my email: "This is Natasha Dantzig for the TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) Conference. I'm writing to let you know that organizers of the TED Prize have announced an open challenge in support of author and philanthropist Dave Eggers and his 2008 TED Prize wish to collect 1,000 stories of private citizens engaged in their local public schools. Each year, three individuals are granted the TED Prize, which provides winners with a wish to change the world, $100,000 in seed money, and the support of the TED community in making the wish come true. As an extension of Eggers initial wish, the open challenge asks individuals to design and implement new projects for local public school students. The three winning entries will receive a pass to the sold out TED2009 Conference to be held in Long Beach, California on February 4-7, 2009. " Good luck with sharing. I find it interesting that the projects that are emerging between public and private schools and crossing the lines and boundaries between us (which is what we should be doing) could only be submitted by a public school person and then, may not be considered because it can only be for public school students. In some ways, the writing of the proposal itself is limiting because it doesn't see the vision of what is truly happening in education.
Tony Richards

The Atlantic Online | January/February 2010 | What Makes a Great Teacher? | Amanda Ripley - 12 views

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    "What Makes a Great Teacher? Image credit: Veronika Lukasova Also in our Special Report: National: "How America Can Rise Again" Is the nation in terminal decline? Not necessarily. But securing the future will require fixing a system that has become a joke. Video: "One Nation, On Edge" James Fallows talks to Atlantic editor James Bennet about a uniquely American tradition-cycles of despair followed by triumphant rebirths. Interactive Graphic: "The State of the Union Is ..." ... thrifty, overextended, admired, twitchy, filthy, and clean: the nation in numbers. By Rachael Brown Chart: "The Happiness Index" Times were tough in 2009. But according to a cool Facebook app, people were happier. By Justin Miller On August 25, 2008, two little boys walked into public elementary schools in Southeast Washington, D.C. Both boys were African American fifth-graders. The previous spring, both had tested below grade level in math. One walked into Kimball Elementary School and climbed the stairs to Mr. William Taylor's math classroom, a tidy, powder-blue space in which neither the clocks nor most of the electrical outlets worked. The other walked into a very similar classroom a mile away at Plummer Elementary School. In both schools, more than 80 percent of the children received free or reduced-price lunches. At night, all the children went home to the same urban ecosystem, a zip code in which almost a quarter of the families lived below the poverty line and a police district in which somebody was murdered every week or so. Video: Four teachers in Four different classrooms demonstrate methods that work (Courtesy of Teach for America's video archive, available in February at teachingasleadership.org) At the end of the school year, both little boys took the same standardized test given at all D.C. public schools-not a perfect test of their learning, to be sure, but a relatively objective one (and, it's worth noting, not a very hard one). After a year in Mr. Taylo
Claude Almansi

Dans le labyrinthe du domaine public | Slate - 0 views

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    Alexis Boisseau - 21 septembre 2011 "Comment sait-on qu'une œuvre fait désormais partie du domaine public et que, tout en restant une création de son auteur original (ce qu'on appelle le «droit moral», qui est éternel), on peut la rééditer ou réinterpréter sans payer de «droits patrimoniaux»? La loi est un bon premier guide, mais elle est tellement truffée d'exceptions qu'on ne peut se soustraire à des recherches parfois très longues. Dans la situation la plus courante, quand l'œuvre est «individuelle», les droits subsistent pour les ayants droits 70 ans après le 1er janvier qui suit la mort de l'auteur. Cette règle est née d'une directive européenne qui n'a été transposée en droit français qu'en 1997 et remplace, pour les œuvres qui n'étaient pas dans le domaine public au 31 décembre 1995 la durée de 50 ans de protection qui était en vigueur avant."
Ted Sakshaug

Public Domain Photos and Wallpapers - 0 views

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    This is a place for free public domain photos and desktop wallpapers. Large collection of High Resolution photos and wallpapers, Thousands of high quality public domain pictures, easy to search, All photos on Photos8.com are public domain. You may use these images for any purpose, including commercial.
Errin Gregory

Public Domain Collections: Free to Share & Reuse | The New York Public Library - 0 views

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    Did you know that more than 180,000 of the items in our Digital Collections are in the public domain? That means everyone has the freedom to enjoy and reuse these materials in almost limitless ways.
Vicki Davis

Young Epidemiology Scholars Competition - 1 views

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    Guidance Counselor Alert: "The YES Competition was established in 2003 by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the College Board to inspire talented high school students to apply epidemiological methods to the investigation of public health issues and, ultimately, encourage the brightest young minds to enter the field of public health. The Young Epidemiology Scholars (YES) Competition, the nation's leading public health competition for high school students, has opened the application process for its 2010-11 Competition. The online registration, guidelines and a new YES project guide are now available online at www.collegeboard.com/yes. The deadline for entries is 9 AM EST, February 1, 2011." I do wish that they would have multimedia as a part of this competition as some of the best competitions out there engage this medium. However, this is something that those going into health should look into.
Claude Almansi

COMMUNIA Facebook about page - 1 views

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    "COMMUNIA Non-Profit Organization Basic Information Founded 1 September 2007 Company Overview COMMUNIA ("commons" in Latin) is the European thematic network on the digital public domain funded by the European Union in the context of the eContentPlus programme. The project will end on 28 February 2011. Mission Building a network of organisations that shall become the single European point of reference for high-level policy discussion and strategic action: on all issues related to the public domain in the digital environment and on related topics, Products Three major conferences and eight thematic workshops on the many aspects of the digital public domain. Website http://communia-project.eu"
Anne Bubnic

Wikipedia:Public domain image resources - - 0 views

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    Public domain image resources is a copy of the master wikipedia page at Meta, which lists a number of sources of Public domain images on the Web. The presence of a resource on this list does not guarantee that all or any of the images in it are in the Public domain. You are still responsible for checking the copyright status of images before you submit them to Wikipedia.
Dave Truss

» Intruding. In Public. Bud the Teacher - 3 views

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    She was hesitant to invade the students' "personal" spaces, space that they were sharing in public. She didn't want to intrude. Intrude. I don't believe that we have the luxury of ignoring our students when they share in public. I don't believe that we should duck away from engaging them for fear of finding ourselves in awkward situations.
Dennis Richards

Have You Joined The Forum's National Campaign for Public Education Yet? | The Forum for Education and Democracy - 0 views

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    The Forum for Education and Democracy is a national education "action tank" committed to the public, democratic role of public education - the preparation of engaged and thoughtful democratic citizens.
Fred Delventhal

Public Domain Clipart optimized for word processors - 0 views

  • WPClipart is a collection of high-quality public domain images specifically tailored for use in word processors and optimized for printing on home/small office inkjet printers. There are thousands of color graphic clips as well as illustrations, photographs and black and white line art. Nearly all are in lossless, PNG format. As of Friday, 12/12/2008 there are 23,907 images.
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    WPClipart is a collection of high-quality public domain images specifically tailored for use in word processors and optimized for printing on home/small office inkjet printers. There are thousands of color graphic clips as well as illustrations, photographs and black and white line art. Nearly all are in lossless, PNG format. As of Friday, 12/12/2008 there are 23,907 images.
Jeff Johnson

School Choice Crucible: A Case Study of Boulder Valley - 0 views

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    SCHOOL CHOICE is a controversial public education reform -- but not as controversial as it should be. Support for choice remains strong in the face of mounting evidence that long-standing controversies are being decided in favor of the critics of choice. Our study of the choice program in the Boulder Valley School District adds to the growing body of research documenting serious flaws in the theory, procedures, and outcomes of school choice. Advocates of school choice contend that competition gives parents a voice and the power to vote with their feet. Schools that consistently perform poorly will lose "clients" and be forced to go "out of business," resulting in overall improvement in both achievement and parental satisfaction. Advocates of choice also contend that school choice can better accommodate a diversity of student interests and needs than the "one-size-fits-all" approach they ascribe to traditional public schools. Finally, they contend that school choice can reduce inequities. School choice is really nothing new, according to them, for parents have long chosen schools by choosing their place of residence.
darkbird18 Wharry

ipl2 Information You Can Trust Internet Public Library.url - 0 views

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    The Internet Public Library (IPL) features a searchable, subject-categorized directory of authoritative websites; links to online texts, newspapers, and magazines; and the Ask A Question online reference service.
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    ipl2 is the result of a merger of the Internet Public Library (IPL) and the Librarians' Internet Index (LII). Very good online internet libaray and online database research tool.
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    ipl2 is the result of a merger of the Internet Public Library (IPL) and the Librarians' Internet Index (LII). Very good online internet libaray and online database research tool.
Brendan Murphy

Don't Blame Teachers for Our Education Failures - Newsweek - 27 views

  • why not copy and fund some of their parental-support programs for existing public schools?
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      Was is somthing so obvious not in every article on education reform?
  • Charter schools often receive the same amount of public funding per student as public schools, and also benefit from their ability to raise and use charitable donations.
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      This I didn't know.
  • Surely, classroom teachers would have more opportunity to teach and teach well if they had enough books and study materials for all their kids
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      More of the obvious.
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  • Charter schools are not required to accept special-needs children or children with learning disabilities
  • So isn’t there a way for school systems to strengthen their professional development programs or put forth proposals for more effective teacher observation, mentoring systems or remedial teacher training, if necessary?
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      There are plenty of ways to do this, but nobody can seem to agree on the right way, besides it would cost money.
  • what the HCZ does is first recognize that the amelioration of poverty does not begin and end with an excellent education, but also requires a full belly, parental education, safety, advocacy, and the expectation that every student will succeed
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      Do we ask our schools to do too much?
  • I just can’t believe that holding only teachers accountable—and not the school systems they work for—is the fair or even the best way to improve public education.
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      It's not fair, but it is easy.
Vicki Davis

Pest Control Information for School Kids and Teachers - PestWorldforKids.org - 0 views

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    This site provides resources and games explaining to elementary students what we consider to be "pests".
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    Just got this in my email. I could see some really fun, funny public service announcements -- cross curricular project for science and technology. This is what they sent me: "The contest challenges students in grades 4 through 8 to use their biology and entomology knowledge, as well as their creativity, to create educational public service announcements (PSAs) that discuss the health and property risks posed by household pests. The grand prize winning entry will receive $3,000 for their school's science department! We know that this award could mean a lot to one of the many schools in the country that are being forced to cut budgets and programs in this difficult economy. As a non-profit organization, NPMA is committed to science education, and never promotes specific products or services. I know that Cool Cat Teachers covers a wide range of topics, but we are hoping that the many science teachers who read your content would be interested in the contest for their schools. We would deeply appreciate your help in spreading the word about this fun and educational contest. The press release below has more information on the contest rules and details. Additional information, including sample PSAs and lesson plans for creating PSAs, are available at www.PestWorldForKids.org."
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    Science contest on this website for creating a PSA.
Vicki Davis

Blogging and Free Speech Rights of Public Employees « Educational Insanity - 0 views

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    Excellent post discussing free speech rights of public employees.
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    Great discussion emerging on Jon Becker's blog about free speech and blogging of public employees. I learned as much from the comments as the blog post itself.
Jeff Johnson

Why are public schools so bad at hiring good teachers? - By Ray Fisman - Slate Magazine - 0 views

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    WHY ARE PUBLIC SCHOOLS SO BAD AT HIRING GOOD INSTRUCTORS?
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."
Melinda Waffle

Finding and using public domain photographs - 16 views

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    Images in the public domain
Ruth Howard

Filmic Texts and the Rise of the Fifth Estate: Iraqi Doctors: On the Front Lines of Medicine - 0 views

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    Multimedia approach addresses complexity in a way that a linear narrative cannot. Students remix film and create multimedia project "public nature of digital media renders the university classroom a potential site of intervention in issues of broad public concern"
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