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Using Google as a Research Tool

 
 
The Tech Educator Podcast is a weekly round table discussion about current topics in educational technology.  For more information, please visit www.techeducatorpodcast.com.
 
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Using the News as Bell Ringers or Exit...

Thought I'd share two news stories which might be of interest to use in the classroom in the beginning of the class period or at the end of the class.

ESPN to Use DRONE for the First Time!
    Drones are finding their way into our daily activities. For the first time ESPN will utilize drones in their coverage of the Winter X Games,to be held this week, in Aspen, Colorado. ...

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The Global Search for Education:...

“A greater national focus on the criticality of educational equity is needed in order to mobilize the masses and invite everyone to be a part of the solution. Only when every person on the street realizes the role she can play in this movement, can we begin to change the conversations around education.” -- Shaheen Mistri

“Seva,” the Hindi word for “service,” is one of Teach for India’s (TFI) core values.  “Seva, Teamwork, Integrity, Respect and Humility, Resourcefulness, Excellence,...

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The Global Search for Education:...

“When jobs are changing rapidly, accumulating knowledge matters less, and success becomes increasingly about ways of thinking - creativity, critical thinking, problem-solving and judgment; about ways of working - collaboration and teamwork; about tools for working, including the capacity to recognize and exploit the potential of new technologies; and about the social and emotional skills that help us live and work together." -- Andreas Schleicher

What role should education...

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Five Time-Effective Ways to Serve...

As a classroom teacher, you probably know the feeling. You have that student in class that finishes his or her work early, asks lots of questions, gets bored easily and maybe even points out mistakes that others make, including yourself. As you struggle to help the lower-performing students, you wonder what you can do with this child.

What you may have is a gifted child on your hands.

And without the proper training and strategies, that child could join the ranks of others...

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Parent Communication Issues? All you...

Jeff sits down with Syed Balkhi from WPBeginner.com to discuss how WordPress can be used as a communication tool between teachers and parents, as well as how it can be used as a powerful digital portfolio tool.

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Free College, With Major Questions

Last week, President Barack Obama traveled to Tennessee to officially unveil his “America’s College Promise” initiative. In visiting the Volunteer State, President Obama pledged to provide two years of community college free for “responsible” students, seeking to build off a similar effort the state had already launched for Tennessee residents.

In the coming weeks and months, we will undoubtedly start seeing more details on the proposal and how it will affect real students, real...

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The Global Search for Education: How to...

"I want everyone in a school to experience a sense of joy, and to learn."

-- Mikko Salonen

All schools in Finland are primarily public schools, with cities and municipalities as the proprietors. The reasons for a proprietor to seek school improvement, according to Mikko Salonen, “can include factors such as poor learning outcomes, poor feedback from parents, decreased attractiveness, leadership problems, conflicts among personnel, or possibly even decreased...

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Happy Birthday, Ben Franklin! (January...

Ben Franklin’s birthday is January 17, 1706. He had lots of sayings on how to live one’s life. For example,” If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him.” He also said, “ An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.” Learn about this famous “founding father” of our country with this webquest!

Webquest:
1. Ben Franklin was a inventor, scientist,writer,statesman and librarian. Believing we could save fuel by using natural light of the...

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President Obama Proposes Free Community...

Last week, President Barack Obama proposed free tuition to students at community colleges. Students would need to keep a 2.5 GPA to qualify for the free college program.  The President said ”No one should be denied [a college education] because they don’t have the money. I want to bring (the cost of community college) down to zero. I want to make it free”.  President Obama also would include technical training schools, too. At this time, specifics as to how the...

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Using Google as a Research Tool

 
 
The Tech Educator Podcast is a weekly round table discussion about current topics in educational technology.  For more information, please visit www.techeducatorpodcast.com.
 
Many great ways to participate in the...

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