Quick Key's New Google Forms Add-on Makes It Easy to Send Grades to PowerSchool Apr 13th

Quick Key's New Google Forms Add-on Makes It Easy to Send Grades to PowerSchool – freetech4teachers.com Earlier this year Quick Key added a Google Classroom integration. Recently, Quick Key took that integration deeper by introducing a Google Forms Add-on. Quick Key’s Google Forms Add-on lets you take the quizzes that you create in Google Forms […]
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A Common Core Curriculum Quandary – by Michael J. Petrilli Mar 8th

A Common Core Curriculum Quandary – by Michael J. Petrilli – http://educationnext.org/ Eureka Math Director Jill Diniz teaches a demonstration lesson on exponential decay to grade 9 students from Lafayette Parish School System. One of the most ambitious educational improvement projects in recent years was the adoption of new, more rigorous college- and career-ready academic […]
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Is Charter School Growth Flat-Lining? – by Robin J. Lake Mar 1st

Is Charter School Growth Flat-Lining? – by Robin J. Lake – http://educationnext.org/ A recently released annual update from the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools included a surprising fact: a mere 329 charter schools opened across the country in the 2016-2017 school year. In no year since the Alliance began tracking new charter openings has […]
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Federal Courts Can’t Solve Our Education Ills – by Alfred A. Lindseth Feb 22nd

Federal Courts Can’t Solve Our Education Ills – by Alfred A. Lindseth – http://educationnext.org/ In 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the federal Constitution does not establish a fundamental right to education or to “equal” school funding. In so doing, the court rejected the argument that funding disparities across local school districts should be […]
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Making Evidence Locally – by Thomas J. Kane Feb 15th

Making Evidence Locally – by Thomas J. Kane – http://educationnext.org/ The new federal education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), envisions a powerful role for states in managing the evidence base behind school improvement efforts. Not only must they certify that interventions meet the “evidence-based” requirements spelled out in the law, they also must […]
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How to Add Page Tabs to Blogger Headers Feb 8th

How to Add Page Tabs to Blogger Headers – freetech4teachers.com Blogger has a bunch of little features and options that are often overlooked by new users. One of those options is adding static page tabs to the header of your blog. Someone recently sent me an email about how this option works. In the video […]
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Under New Administration, Small Measures Could Foster Big Change – by Martin R. West Feb 1st

Under New Administration, Small Measures Could Foster Big Change – by Martin R. West – http://educationnext.org/ An admission: This issue of Education Next differs markedly from what our editorial team had envisioned in the early fall. The events of November 8, 2016, took many by surprise, including us. Notably absent here is a profile of […]
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Response: Provide 'Voice' and 'Choice' When Students Set Goals – Classroom Q&A With Larry Ferlazzo – Education Week Teacher Jan 25th

Response: Provide 'Voice' and 'Choice' When Students Set Goals – Classroom Q&A With Larry Ferlazzo – Education Week Teacher – edweek.org Regie Routman, Laura Robb, Dr. Lynell Powell, John Spencer and Jeffrey Benson contribute their commentaries on goal-setting with students.   Continue Reading Response: Provide 'Voice' and 'Choice' When Students Set Goals – Classroom Q&A […]
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Chromebooks That Support Android Apps Jan 18th

Chromebooks That Support Android Apps – freetech4teachers.com I’m beginning to regret that I ever wrote anything about Toontastic 3D. Yesterday, I received an email from someone who upset that Toontastic 3D doesn’t work on her Chromebook. This afternoon I received a phone call from a tech director who was upset that Toontastic 3D doesn’t work […]
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A Better Future for Rural Communities Starts at the Schoolhouse – by Paul Hill Jan 11th

A Better Future for Rural Communities Starts at the Schoolhouse – by Paul Hill – http://educationnext.org/ Donald Trump’s voters in rural areas and small towns made a point: they were left behind while a lot of the country made economic progress and they want that to change. It doesn’t matter whether you consider these voters […]
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