Hour of Code Org Developing New, Free CS Course Mar 19th

Hour of Code Org Developing New, Free CS Course – thejournal.com Code.org, the organization behind Hour to Code, will shortly pilot a new middle school/lower high school introductory computer science course that will be free when it’s released. For a short time it’s also taking applications for free professional development to help teachers prepare.   […]
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For Young People, News Is Mobile, Social, and Hard to Trust, Studies Find Mar 12th

For Young People, News Is Mobile, Social, and Hard to Trust, Studies Find – blogs.edweek.org/edweek/DigitalEducation/ “Fake news” is one of many reasons why tweens, teens, and young adults mistrust news organizations, according to studies from Common Sense Media and Data & Society.   Continue Reading For Young People, News Is Mobile, Social, and Hard to […]
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Poverty and the Soft Bigotry of Low Expectations Mar 5th

Poverty and the Soft Bigotry of Low Expectations – coolcatteacher.com 10MT | Superintendent Anael Alston Shares His Thoughts in Episode #24 for Thought Leader Thursday From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Dr. Anael Alston @DrAAlston talks about common misconceptions that educators have about students in poverty. Born and […]
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5 Tech Tools to Try in 2017 with Jennifer Gonzalez Feb 26th

5 Tech Tools to Try in 2017 with Jennifer Gonzalez – coolcatteacher.com 10MT | 10-Minute Teacher Interview with Jennifer Gonzalez From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Technology moves so quickly! Do you know what to try next? Well, today’s guest and edtech expert Jennifer Gonzalez @cultofpedagogy  gives us some […]
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Schools using art as inspiration Feb 12th

Schools using art as inspiration – districtadministration.com Elementary and middle school students in Bridgeport, Connecticut, dabble in architecture, play music and learn about fashion design with well-known artists and professionals as part of the national Turnaround Arts program.   Continue Reading Schools using art as inspiration – districtadministration.com
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#05: 5 Ideas for Using Game-Based Learning in your Classroom Today Feb 5th

#05: 5 Ideas for Using Game-Based Learning in your Classroom Today – coolcatteacher.com 10MT: A 10-Minute Teacher Interview with Michael Matera From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Michael Matera (@mrmatera) is a middle school teacher, author of Explore Like a Pirate and speaker. As a gamification guru and […]
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Let’s TALK conference seeking presenters Jan 29th

Let’s TALK conference seeking presenters – kentuckyteacher.org Teachers are encouraged to submit proposals to be presenters at the Kentucky Education Association’s Let’s TALK: Conversations About Effective Teaching conference June 12-13 at Edythe J. Hayes Middle School in Lexington. The conference is designed to inform participants about effective strategies for improving professional practice through instructional strategies […]
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Carnegie Learning Adds Summative Assessments to Middle School Math Software Jan 22nd

Carnegie Learning Adds Summative Assessments to Middle School Math Software – thejournal.com Carnegie Learning, a company that offers software- and web-based personalized learning solutions, and Edulastic, an online assessment platform, has teamed up to introduce a new feature to the former’s math software that enables users to add summative assessments.   Continue Reading Carnegie Learning […]
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California Lawmaker Wants Teens to Learn to Identify Fake News Jan 15th

California Lawmaker Wants Teens to Learn to Identify Fake News – thejournal.com A California lawmaker is taking steps he hopes will fight fake news, the Associated Press and other news outlets are reporting. Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez introduced a bill this week to help high schools teach students to distinguish real news from fake.   Continue […]
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Living Life as a Teacher Is Noble Enough Jan 8th

Living Life as a Teacher Is Noble Enough – coolcatteacher.com Appreciating teachers and the role we play in the world From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Wow, you know as a teacher you just can’t turn it off. I was just in Walgreens picking up pictures, and as […]
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