De Blasio Recognizes Obstacles Standing in Way of Schools Plan Dec 31st

De Blasio Recognizes Obstacles Standing in Way of Schools Plan – nytimes.com/ While announcing his choice of Carmen Fariña as the next chancellor of New York City schools, Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio acknowledged that his agenda could face hurdles.       Continue Reading De Blasio Recognizes Obstacles Standing in Way of Schools Plan – nytimes.com/
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The Week in Review – The One Where I Get My Truck Stuck Dec 29th

The Week in Review – The One Where I Get My Truck Stuck – freetech4teachers.com Stuck in my own drivewayGood morning from the Free Technology for Teachers world headquarters in icy and snowy Woodstock, Maine. How icy is it? On Thursday I got my truck stuck in my own driveway while going out to get […]
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Google’s top trending searches 2013

  Google’s top trending searches, global: 1. Nelson Mandela 2. Paul Walker 3. iPhone 5s 4. Cory Monteith 5. Harlem Shake 6. Boston Marathon 7. Royal Baby 8. Samsung Galaxy S4 9. PlayStation 4 10. North Korea Google’s top trending searches, Washington D.C.: 1. Boston Marathon 2. Aaron Hernandez 3. iPhone 5s 4. Lil Wayne […]
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International Education: Computers Jump to the Head of the Class Dec 29th

International Education: Computers Jump to the Head of the Class – nytimes.com/ The rapid development of artificial intelligence threatens many white-collar jobs, and the value of education, experts say.       Continue Reading International Education: Computers Jump to the Head of the Class – nytimes.com/
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Police file on US school shooting to be released Dec 27th

Police file on US school shooting to be released – edweek.org   Continue Reading Police file on US school shooting to be released – edweek.org
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Photos of our Ice Storm in Oklahoma City (Dec 2013) Dec 27th

Photos of our Ice Storm in Oklahoma City (Dec 2013) – speedofcreativity.org The last couple of days we’ve had freezing rain in Oklahoma City and temperatures that have hovered just below freezing. This morning I got up early (relative to the sleeping teens in our house!) and took some photos of the ice on shrubs, […]
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Crazy Crawfish’s Blog: Are the RSD (Recovery School District) and LDOE (Louisiana Department of Education) Actively Covering Up School Wide Test Cheating that Bolsters their Performance? Dec 26th

Crazy Crawfish’s Blog: Are the RSD (Recovery School District) and LDOE (Louisiana Department of Education) Actively Covering Up School Wide Test Cheating that Bolsters their Performance? – nepc.colorado.edu/blog Crazy Crawfish Source:  Crazy Crawfish’s Blog I have been told the RSD and LDOE are actively covering up cheating on student test scores so I have embarked […]
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Old skills make a comeback for the youngest students Dec 25th

Old skills make a comeback for the youngest students – districtadministration.com Kindergarteners nationwide are stretching their small hands across keyboards to learn the basics of typing in preparation for the online Common Core assessments.   Continue Reading Old skills make a comeback for the youngest students – districtadministration.com
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Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Chicago's Grand School Closing Cost Scandal Dec 25th

Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Chicago's Grand School Closing Cost Scandal – nepc.colorado.edu/blog Mike Klonsky Source:  Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog Movers haul books from closed schools to shuttered Von Humboldt Elementary for storage. The amount the districtis paying to empty the closed schools is poised to triple.  WBEZ Linda Lutton Board will vote today to triple […]
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Angry Birds makes for happy kids Dec 25th

Angry Birds makes for happy kids – kentuckyteacher.org By Amy Wallot amy.wallot@education.ky.gov In an effort to spice up a check presentation assembly, the staff at Southern Elementary School (Fayette County) came up with an idea that was one of the most fun activities I photographed all year – live action Angry Birds. Southern Elementary was selected by […]
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