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The Global Search for Education: What’...

"A major factor of our success has been improved management at every level.  We had good, focused attention from the chief minister and a really good team of officials in Lahore."  --  Sir Michael Barber

I had the pleasure of talking to Sir Michael Barber (Chief Education Advisor, Pearson) who is...

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Bell Ringer: What Would YOU put in a...

 


What Would YOU put in a "Digital Memory Box"?

A company in Great Britain is hoping to send...

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TechEducator Podcast: Do you want to be...

Apps are a powerful tool for informing communities and parents about what is happening in your school. Unfortunately few schools know where to turn to make this happen.  Episode 75 of the ...

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Challenge Students to Code and They...

The future belongs to those who code.

Whether that’s true or not, it sure sounds good, and it’s is the type of phrase that coders-those who know how to program computers and other technology-like to throw around.

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I know one thing for sure: gifted students love...

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Will Snow Days Be a Thing of the Past?

Perhaps, this short bell ringer activity might be of interest:

Here's a little secret. Teachers love snow days, too!  And, they may be a thing of the past as schools turn to technology. Imagine, a snow storm and school closed but students still have ... virtual classes.  It's being tried at a private high school in Minnesota.  With virtual classes, students can go online to work on assignments that teachers have...

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When Does Potential Meet Performance: A...

 

Recently, my daughter came home from school and asked me why a child in her class was placed in the gifted program.

“I don’t get it,” she said. “He has Cs and Fs, and he behaves badly.”

I did my best to explain how a student gets enrolled in a gifted program, but I think I failed to get my point across.

The conversation caused me to reexamine the definition of giftedness and what criteria should be used to determine not only if a child should be admitted...

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Moving from Easy As to Mastery in...

This week, the National Center on Teaching Quality (NCTQ) released a new report Easy As and What’s Behind Them. In the study the advocacy group moved from our nation’s ongoing discussion of grade inflation at our colleges and universities to a specific look at grade inflation at our teachers’ colleges.

In Easy As, NCTQ’s researchers observed that grade inflation was more prevalent in teachers’ colleges than it was in...

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The Global Search for Education: What...

"Prompted by your Global Search for Education series, a survey was designed and responses were obtained from 53 female and 78 male students at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez campus, with the aim of exploring gender perceptions."  --  Hector Rosario and Dan...

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15 Digital Curation Tools for the...

 

The #techeducator podcast was a tour de force on Sunday night, with nearly...

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The Global Search for Education: By...

"By Schools for Schools starts from a different set of assumptions.  In essence, it builds on the idea that within schools and the communities they serve, there are untapped resources that can be mobilized in order to transform schools from places that do well for many children to ones that...

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The Global Search for Education: What’...

"A major factor of our success has been improved management at every level.  We had good, focused attention from the chief minister and a really good team of officials in Lahore."  --  Sir Michael Barber

I had the pleasure of talking to Sir Michael Barber (Chief Education Advisor, Pearson) who is...

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