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Ed Tech Crew 161 - An interview with Tom Barrett - 2 views

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    Great podcast interview with Tom Barrett
Tony Richards

The Atlantic Online | January/February 2010 | What Makes a Great Teacher? | Amanda Ripley - 0 views

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    "What Makes a Great Teacher?

    Image credit: Veronika Lukasova

    Also in our Special Report:

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    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
Tony Richards

SimplyBox - Think Inside the Box - 0 views

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    Thanks to Di Wilson for this link - looks good.
Tony Richards

Bing - 0 views

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    Microsoft serach tool
Tony Richards

FRONTLINE: digital nation: your digital nation | PBS - 0 views

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    This site follows up the promo video - jump in and have a look.
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