Tag Archive: reform

Apr 30

Diigo Links (weekly)

Here are this week’s amazing links: Education is an end in itself not a preparation for the workplace | chronotope It’s a well observed truth that because everyone has had an education, everyone feels well placed to comment on all aspects of education. Often that takes the form of “My experience of education was like this so …

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Apr 23

Diigo Links (weekly)

Here are some great resources I found this week: Free Technology for Teachers: Kitchen Science – Let’s Make Butter SciShow Kids recently released a new video titled Let’s Make Butter. The video provides directions for making butter in your kitchen then goes on to explain the science of what happens in the process of making …

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Nov 20

Diigo Links (weekly)

More amazing resources! Check out these links: What It’s Like on the Inside: A Wall to Invite Others In If you follow my other blog, then you know that I have set a challenge this year to tell 10 new data stories in 10 months. My goal is to only use data that we don’t …

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Oct 24

Diigo Links (weekly)

More amazing resources! Check these out: Sketchnoting in an Earth Science Classroom – tags:earth earth science science sketchnote sketchnotes sketchnoting Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Good Tools for Scheduling Follow-up Meetings After Parent-Teacher Conferences Parent-teacher conference season will be upon us shortly. Most schools have a system in place for scheduling the conferences so that …

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Oct 20

How Much Change is Enough?

I’ve watched these two powerful videos, which seem to be meant to go together or at least were inspired by the same problem. The problem? Modern day schooling, which hasn’t changed enough to do right by our modern day students. It’s no secret that education, as a system, is slow to change. That even with …

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Sep 25

Diigo Links (weekly)

Here are some more excellent resources: Free Technology for Teachers: 27 Ideas for Teaching With & About Topographic Maps The USGS offers free topographic maps for most of the United States. The maps can be downloaded as PDFs through the USGS store. The maps can be used in the 27 suggested topographic maps lessons found …

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Jul 22

Failure at Personal Finances

We talk about failure being important. We also are warned to not make failure okay, in and of itself, because what we want for our children is to see that failure is part of success. The most successful people fail a lot! I know failure. I’ve failed a lot, at a lot of things. I …

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Jun 26

Diigo Links (weekly)

Here are my next set of great links from this past week! EdTechTeacher | Tech Tools by Subject and Skills tags:tools technology web2.0 edtech apps tech subject science math history english education Personalize Learning: Updated Stages of Personalized Learning Environments (v5) tags:personalized learning personalized learning environment ple What Grading Has to Do With Chronic Absenteeism …

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Feb 17

Are Standards Bad?

Multiple Choice Testing Tips

What Made Standards Evil? I get it. Ever since No Child Left Behind, education reform has taken a turn for the worst. The mere mention of privatization, vouchers clouded under the guise of choice, charter schools, testing every kid, in every grade level, multiple times, and then making curriculum to prepare kids for the tests …

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Oct 02

The Reform Symposium! #RSCON4

The Reform Symposium free international e-conference (RSCON for short and this year it’s RSCON4) is back! It’s scheduled to take place the weekend of Oct 11, 12, and 13! And it’s happening at the best time for such a conference, Connected Educators Month! If you visit the Connected Educators website and find it confusing try …

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