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The four K–12 education tech trends emerging in 2017.

Meghan Bogardus Cortez outlined her top four K-12 education trends for 2017. Meghan is an associate editor with EdTech: Focus on K–12. She enjoys following all the ways technology is constantly changing our world. 727 more words

Gerald Gentemann

The Pulitzer Center

In yesterday’s blog post, I mentioned how our class has connected with experts through Skype in the Classroom.  One of the experts was a science reporter named Erik Vance, who helped my 3rd graders really understand the impact overfishing has had on ocean ecosystems. 227 more words

Education

DigitalNC Puts Segregated School Slide Collection Online

DigitalNC has put up a collection of slides showing segregated schools in Durham, North Carolina in the 1930s and 1940s. “The slides include images of classroom scenes, school celebrations, exterior shots of school buildings, a high school class trip to Williamsburg and Richmond, VA, group portraits of sports teams, portraits of teachers and school administrators, and more.”

New Resources

Skype in the Classroom

We have been using Skype for a few years in my classroom.  Sometimes we have chatted with experts for genius hour projects and other times we have talked with classmates who have moved away.   466 more words

Education

Bat Cat and Fat Rat

Bat Cat and Fat Rat 

by Myrna J. Hipolito

This is Bat Cat. This is Fat Rat. Bat cat has a can. It is a can of jam. 58 more words

Reading

HOW TO KNOW IF YOUR SCHOOL IS GOOD FOR YOUR CHILD

Arizona has earned the reputation of being among the worst, 48, 49 or 50th of all United States in education, due primarily to lack of funding and special interest groups requiring schools to incorporate practices known to cause damage to children. 990 more words

For Life

John Derbyshire for Secretary of Education!: Extreme Times Call for Extreme Measures | Fred On Everything

We have all seen the surveys showing that “college” graduates do not know when the Civil War  took place, where Afghanistan might be, and cannot find the Pacific Ocean on a map of the Hawaiian Islands.

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