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Kathy Schrock

This article originally appeared in the Discovery Education blog " Kathy Schrock's Katch of the Month " in February 2020 and is re-posted here with permission. _ I monitor each person that follows me and make sure they are educators that are going to be interested in the things I post about. I think the most important component of a Professional Learning Network (PLN) is to both know the audience you are engaging with and who, in that audience, you can turn to for ideas and support.

The TeacherCast Ultimate Guide To Podcasting

TeacherCast

Welcome to the TeacherCast Ultimate Guide to Podcasting. This blog post and the majority of the content linked to it are a culmination of recording over 1,000 podcasts over the span of 8 incredible years. This Ultimate Guide to Podcasting is broken down in several categories listed below. The information in each of these sections is intended to give the reader a taste of what is possible while also providing links to full articles or podcasts on the topic.

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The 2019 Global Education Conference - Full List of 130 Sessions and 10 Keynotes!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Click here to register to attend the conference live or to have access to the conference recordings afterwards. It is designed to significantly increase opportunities for building education-related connections around the globe while supporting cultural awareness and recognition of diversity. Currently accepted regular sessions with links to their descriptions are immediately below. Go to [link] 4. There is still time to be a partner/sponsor.

Tangled up in debt

The Hechinger Report

When the time came to hand the baby to her own mother, she would stifle her tears, letting them roll only when she had closed the door behind her. Lozano could tell, a cosmetology license was a realistic way to ensure a better life, and she was willing to make sacrifices. While also working nights at a Pizza Hut, she borrowed $21,000 to cover tuition and salon supplies and put in eight-hour days at the school for the better part of a year. million to $3.4

Not all towns are created equal, digitally

The Hechinger Report

It is “college day,” and the students in this old farming town 60 miles north of Denver are applying to a handful of state universities and community colleges, their transcripts printed out for quick review. Most hope to eventually land tech-related jobs. And their cash-strapped school district has struggled to provide them with even the most basic digital tools. In November, the town put a referendum on the ballot asking voters to approve a tax increase to funnel $4.2

Truth, truthiness, triangulation and the librarian way: A news literacy toolkit for a “post-truth” world

NeverEndingSearch

We can celebrate the journalistic freedom to publish without interference from the state. We can also celebrate our freedom to share multiple stories through multiple lenses. But it has always been up to the reader or viewer to make the reliability and credibility decisions. In our attempts to discern truth , we are confounded by a 24/7 news cycle. Not as an attempt to pitch traditional media against social media or peer review against popular publication.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

“High school students will be allowed to carry mace in the 2016–2017 school year after the Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education agreed to remove prohibitive language and amend its policy,” the Salisbury Post reports. ” And the state of North Carolina sues the feds in response: “ North Carolina’s Suit to Keep Federal Funding After HB2.” “How Hard Is the New SAT ?” But how do they compare to the old one and the ACT ?”

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

I think it is worthwhile, as the decade draws to a close, to review those stories and to see how much (or how little) things have changed. I thought for a good long while about how best to summarize this decade, and inspired by the folks at The Verge , who published a list of “ The 84 biggest flops, fails, and dead dreams of the decade in tech ,” I decided to do something similar: chronicle for you a decade of ed-tech failures and f**k-ups and flawed ideas.