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Best and Worst States for Teachers – Oh Hawaii!

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WalletHub analyzed data from the 50 states + Washington DC. Hawaii rated worst in salary relative to cost of living. Check out the full article for other metrics here: Best and Worst States for Teachers

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6 Questions from Alan November to Guide the Learning Transformation

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Think your school is innovative with tech? Answer these 6 questions and prepare to reassess [1]At the start of a webinar I recently conducted for school leaders, I asked attendees if they felt they were leading an innovative school as a result of the implementation of technology. More than 90 percent responded that they were. […]

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There IS Hope for Learning – IF We Investigate, Optimize, Protect and Invent

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As we experience the digital transformation, it is hard to tell which efforts will last, what the impact will be on students who start playing with/learning through digital media at 3 years old or soon thereafter. What happens to brains when youths take in a large part of their information from electronic sources rather than […]

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Valid yet: Bertrand Russell’s 10 Commandments of Teaching and Learning-

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The Ten Commandments that, as a teacher, I should wish to promulgate, might be set forth as follows: 1. Do not feel absolutely certain of anything. 2. Do not think it worth while to proceed by concealing evidence, for the evidence is sure to come to light. 3. Never try to discourage thinking for you […]

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Bringing Online Education To Mongolia, In Wireless Backpacks

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Tony Wan, Co.Exist It takes more than a village: It also takes a hotspot. TeachAClass.org is bringing wireless routers pre-loaded with online education content to provide lessons to rural communities. As a turbulent snowstorm whips across the vast, desolate Mongolian grasslands, a group of schoolchildren huddle over laptops, their eyes transfixed as the sagacious Sal Khanworks […]

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Building Edtech in India: Go Slow or Go Home

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From EdSurge, Tony Wan, Nov 15, 2013.   Talk about a true case of the little guy cleaning up the big guy’s mess. For the past two years, Zaya co-founder and CEO Neil D’Souza has triumphed over astonishing odds in his mission to deliver digital educational resources to developing regions. He’s piped digital books to nomadic herders […]

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Pearson Promises to measure and report impact on learning outcomes (after decades of reporting learning outcomes)

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World’s leading learning company puts pursuit of efficacy at centre of strategy TORONTO, Nov. 15, 2013 /CNW/ – Pearson, the world’s leading learning company, today announces a series of unique commitments designed to measure and increase its impact on learning outcomes around the world. As part of a new global education strategy which sets out to help […]

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Tech Companies Angle for Big Bucks in Education

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Katrina Schwartz | August 12, 2013 | KQED Enthusiasm to change education from an old-school, paper-based model that most adults are familiar with from their time in school, to a dynamic, personalized experience for kids is fueling innovative ideas and attracting a lot of money. Both in policy and in practice, education leaders are calling for student access […]

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Speak Up Survey 2012- via EdTech Focus on K12 #MarlaClark

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Each year, the education nonprofit Project Tomorrow spearheads Speak Up, a national online research project that collects and reports the views of K–12 students, educators and parents on a variety of education and technology issues. More than 3 million stakeholders have participated in the survey since its inception in 2003, the results of which are shared with federal, […]

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Teachers Need Time… ignored critical need for collaboration and reflection

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From Linda Darling-Hammond “As recently as 2009, a MetLife study indicated that 68% of educators had more than an hour per week to engage in structured collaboration with colleagues to improve student learning.  By 2012, only 48% had an hour or more per week for this essential work. In what professional field can practice improve if […]

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