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about 12 hours ago

Good take from Karl Fisch - . I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s unfair to everyone to have different policies within the same school. It’s just not transparent and it makes it harder for everyone to figure out what they need to do to be successf…

about 20 hours ago

So when r organizers fr/ @edcampme @EdCampBgr @EdCampWME @EdCampOOB & @MooseCampPBE gonna get together 2 become the ME EdCampSuperFriends? Loving @marsenault & @alicebarr ’s challenge-based PD model… we need to chat at the pier about this! #edcampoo…

Jul 31, 15

Next Monday night, on July 27th at 7 pm, I’m going to share a short presentation at the monthly OKC area WordPress User’s Group meeting. This is a free meetup at Oklahoma Christian University the last Monday of each month. via Pocket

Jul 31, 15

I love Facebook as a professional development tool, if only for the way it encourages easy conversation and the spread of ideas. Teachers in our district have embraced it as a way to easily reach their audience- students, parents, and peers, and I’m…

Jul 31, 15

Four big questions to ask about a lesson, unit, or activity… Deeper learning. via Pocket

Jul 31, 15

Grant Wiggins, a visionary education reformer who has made a tremendous impact now and will continue to do so even after his recent passing, and was one of the developers of “Understanding by Design” (with Jay McTighe), shared a powerful “guest” blo…

Jul 31, 15

If you build it, will they come? Just because you create a makerspace (PDF) in your school doesn't guarantee that your community will embrace it. via Pocket

Jul 31, 15

Editor's note: This post is co-authored by Gina Silveira, Principal of Schaefer Charter School in Santa Rosa, California, and Jessica Parker, Associate Professor in the School of Education at Sonoma State University. via Pocket

Jul 31, 15

I don’t know the full context of this statement so this isn’t a personal attack in any way but rather a concern about an attitude that reveals 2 huge issues in education. 1. Teachers are Superheroes. via Pocket

Jul 31, 15

At one of our district TILT (Tech Integration Leadership Team) meetings this past year, it was mentioned in a conversation about some of our classrooms being "Technology Rich" versus a classroom that is truly utilizing technology to where we could s…

Jul 31, 15

Here’s a must for mac ‘n’ cheese lovers, rich and tender with a bit of nutritious winter squash puree (canned or frozen is convenient). Kids can help make them by fitting the muffin cups with paper liners, measuring the cheese and sprinkling the top…

Jul 31, 15

Educators and students are quickly becoming more comfortable with classroom technology, allowing them to shift from thinking about the technical side of integrating a new tool to focusing on how it improves learning. via Pocket

Jul 31, 15

Nearly all schools are embracing social media these days. Some districts do a great job and deserve an ‘A’ on their report card. Other districts, well, let’s just say they don’t meet expectations. Some shortfalls stem from a state of information ove…

Jul 31, 15

Today’s post is authored by Jamie Todd Rubin, our Evernote Ambassador for paperless living. One of the things I love about Kindle book is that they are easy to mark up. You can highlight passages and add notes, and it is wonderful. via Pocket

Jul 30, 15

In many districts around the country, students endure long commutes to and from school - sometimes as much as 90 minutes! Educators are beginning to consider equipping school buses with wireless Internet connections to help extend the classroom beyo…

Jul 29, 15

NPR delivers breaking national and world news. Follow top stories on business, politics, health, science, technology, music, arts and culture. Everything and more from NPR. via Pocket

Jul 29, 15

Windows 10 is finally here, and your computer will automatically prompt you to upgrade. But if you’d rather start fresh, you can do a clean install—you just need to follow a few steps in the right order.http://lifehacker.com/5983652/how-to... via Po…

Jul 29, 15

After using the ASUS Chromebook Flip C100 I’m left with just two questions: 1) Why doesn’t every school provide one for every student? The Chromebook Flip would save schools money and provide a more effective learning tool then 20th century alternat…

Jul 29, 15

The Gooru recently posted “4 Tips for Making Professional Looking Google Documents.” Here are a few more tips for using Google Docs for professional looking documents. Using the “Table” menu insert a table to organize the content on the page. via Po…

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