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Why I Still Believe in the iPad’s Positive Impact on Classrooms

Edsurge

Way back in 2002, when Friendster was the biggest social network and people were gathering in Internet cafes, the State of Maine implemented the first 1:1 laptop initiative in the country. Mirna Reyes-Henderson, a world language teacher and department head at Foxcroft Academy, points out that good classroom management includes using the iPad as a tool to reinforce classroom learning and interaction.

Strategies for Supporting ELL Students in Math

edWeb.net

elementary and middle school classrooms, learning and understanding the language of mathematics can be a challenge. Kelly Urlacher started her education career as a teacher in 2002. edWeb Blog access and equity ELL Students MathFor many of the 4.5

1st Grade digital PBL: Does it work?

Neo LMS

In my previous blog on the subject , we explored some of the better online resources for the elementary school teacher hoping to blend their elementary school classroom. Why is digital PBL so rare in foundational and elementary phases?

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U.S. K-12 Educational Technology Policy: Historical Notes on the Federal Role

Doug Levin

” This letter marked the launch of the implementation of the first federal program dedicated to ensuring universal access to information and communications technology for improved teaching and learning in the nation’s schools. On November 22, 1996, U.S.

The Biggest Give-Away Yet - Thank You Readers and my Personal Learning Network!

Kleinspiration

Autographed Books : (per Amazon): In The Book Whisperer , Miller takes us inside her sixth grade classroom to reveal the secrets of her powerful but unusual instructional approach. He co-wrote the book, Flip Your Classroom: Reach Every Student in Every Class Every Day.

How to Prepare for the SAT

Ask a Tech Teacher

I’ve based my selections on the following criteria: ease of use — accounts are easy to set up with access to both the site and materials quick and intuitive. USATestprep is standards-aligned teacher-directed test preparation for elementary through high school.

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An upscale Florida auction yields millions for local preschool programs

The Hechinger Report

Liam Frometa, 5, left, and Christopher Ramos, 5, right, play with their classroom’s smart board at Fun Time Early Learning Academy in Naples, Fla. They’re also accustomed to the routine and structure of a classroom setting and know how to interact with their peers, she said.

Basal Readers: 5 Ways to Make Them Work for Your Class

Edsurge

elementary schools.”. Jo Boaler, author of “ Mathematical Mindsets ,” reminds us that the federal government’s 2002 No Child Left Behind Act put pressure on teachers to follow “scripted” curriculum and strict pacing guides. When I was adding books to my classroom library last year I thought it would be a great idea to include some of her books so my third graders could fall in love with her storytelling the way I did. This is what a community of readers should look like.

At this one-of-a-kind Boston public high school, students learn calculus in Spanish

The Hechinger Report

The idea behind the Muñiz Academy, named for the longtime principal of Boston’s first dual-language elementary school (the Rafael Hernandez K-8 school), was that many Hispanic students would do better in schools that support their cultural background and, with it, the Spanish language.

When school districts fall into debt and can’t get out

The Hechinger Report

The district relied on seven portable classrooms, and some teachers were assigned to teach in modified storage closets. In Whitmore Lake, it was a constant struggle to keep the district’s financial troubles from touching the classroom, district officials say.

Schools in the poorest state become even poorer

The Hechinger Report

This fall, students at Enterprise Attendance Center in the small city of Brookhaven may get to draw, paint and make crafts in an elementary art class — the first the school has had in 12 years. billion on elementary and secondary education. The currency change happened in 2002.

The History of the Future of E-rate

Hack Education

The act called for “universal service” so that all Americans could have access to affordable telecommunications services, regardless of their geographical location. The agency issued an order to support affordable access to high-speed broadband in particular (not merely “access to the Internet”) and to boost access and bandwidth of schools’ WiFi networks.

Research Shows Technology Strategies That Positively Impact Student Learning

EdTechSandyK

The finding that "Consistent student access to the technology, positive attitudes towards the technology (by both teachers and students), and teacher training in the technology led to the greatest student achievement gains" (1999, p.

How A Strengths-Based Approach to Math Redefines Who Is “Smart”

MindShift

I felt like they cared for me,” said Martha Hernandez, who graduated in 2002 and is now a social worker. In most Complex Instruction classrooms the majority of class time is spent with students working in groups of four on a rich task that has multiple entry points and ways it could be solved.

How the federal government abandoned the Brown v. Board of Education decision

The Hechinger Report

Families in Williams’s virtually all-black neighborhood were set to lose access to the schools that have served their community for half a century. The one thing that would help keep my kids—or any child—off the streets is access to good education.

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Is Head Start a failure?

The Hechinger Report

Lady Bird Johnson, a great champion of “Project Head Start” during her time as first lady, visits a classroom at the Kemper School in Washington, D.C., Evaluations of classroom climate and teacher competence are well above the national mean.

Education Technology and Data Insecurity

Hack Education

Furthermore, at launch, Pokémon Go demanded users sign over a great deal of personal data and grant permissions to the app that, for a time , gave it access to a user’s entire Google account. Fears of FERPA are frequently stoked to stymy certain projects – perhaps unnecessarily in some cases – but schools have not always been cautious about who has access to student data. Some professors apparently like this idea of surveilling their classrooms very much.).

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Wahoo! The 2013 Global Education Conference - Still Time to Present + Plan to Attend!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

It is designed to significantly increase opportunities for connecting classrooms while supporting cultural awareness and recognition of diversity and educational access for all. These global connections have brought the world beyond the textbook into the classroom.