Category Archives: Public Education

Common Core Lessons & Material for English & Humanities

Edistement!, a division of the National Endowment for the Humanities, has released a series of Common Core Lesson plans for the 2014 school year. The resources are organized into categories of Literature & Language Arts, History & Social Studies, and … Continue reading

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Infographic: The Evolution of the College Degree

Source: TopDegreesOnline.org

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Those Terms of Service on Popular Ed Tech Websites DO Matter!

This is reblogged from my post at PLP Voices I recently attended a prominent and popular educational technology conference. As I always do, I made sure to visit the vendors’ floor. I like to be able to chat with company … Continue reading

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Infographic: How the Internet is Revolutionizing Education

We can all agree that, for better or worse, the internet is having a profound impact on education. I believe that the growing pains we are currently experiencing with new technologies will ultimately change how we teach, assess, and access … Continue reading

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SXSWedu – Can the Liberal Arts Survive in an Age of Innovation?

The next session I am attending is a topic near and dear to my heart as a liberal arts major, “Can the Liberal Arts Survive in an Age of Innovation?” The speakers are David Maxwell, President of Drake University, Liz … Continue reading

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PBS LearningMedia – Thousands of Classroom Ready Digital Resources

PBS LearningMedia is a free resource for educators and students that provides access to tens of thousands of digital resources: images, video, audio, and more. You can easily browse PBS LearningMedia’s website by content, grade level, state/federal standards, and collections. It even … Continue reading

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Digital Tools Help Students’ Creativity & Writing Skills

In spite of popular believe, the results of a new PEW Survey indicate that digital tools improve student writing skills as well as social interactions. Of the AP and NWP (National Writing Project) teachers surveyed: 96% agree (including 52% who … Continue reading

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Why Malala’s Education Fight Matters

Malala Yousafzai is the brave young woman that survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban for fighting for her right of education. If you have followed Malala’s struggle, you have been touched by her bravery, strength, and perserverence in her quest for … Continue reading

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When Should Students Become Responsible For Their Own Success?

Originally posted on Mindful Stew:
I don’t blame Steffon for his distrust issues; after all, he’s bounced around from foster parent to foster parent.  I don’t blame Sara for her constant angst and depression; after all, she’s just come out…

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Redefining the Classroom: The AUSL & Chicago Public Schools

Jen Carey is LIVE blogging for us from the EdTechTeacher iPad Summit USA. You can also find these posts on her site – indianajen.com. Day 2 Morning Keynote: Redefining the Classroom: The AUSL and Chicago Public Schools by: Autumn Laidler … Continue reading

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