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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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Digital Learning Day: What is the State of Digital Learning?

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from the recent PBS Learning Media national teacher survey: 9 in 10 teachers have at least one computer in the classroom 6 in 10 have access to an interactive whiteboard 35% of classrooms have tablet and e-reader access, up from 20% a year ago 45% use Web-based educational games or activities in the classroom 43% […]

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Lifting Education Quality for All: The Drive for Common Standards– links for context

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For critical concepts, background and links to the important players in the Common Core movement go to http://www.learningbond.com/ed-revision/    

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KQED Article on Educator-driven Start Ups Address Education Needs and Technology Innovations

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 The Rise of Educator-Entrepreneurs: Bringing Classroom Experience to Ed-Tech October 4, 2012  By Katrina Schwartz   Most teachers are happy doing their job — helping kids understand and make sense of the world around them. But there’s a growing number of educators who are wading into entrepreneurship, frustrated at the lack of tools they need, and wanting to […]

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State of Education 2012– NCES Report is out– Highlights Here

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Section 1 – Participation in Education in the United States CLICK “INDICATOR” LINKS FOR DETAILED DATA. CLICK FIGURE TITLES TO SEE GRAPHICS. Between 2000 and 2010, enrollment rates increased for young adults ages 18–19 and adults ages 20–24, 25–29, and 30–34; students in these age groups are typically enrolled in college or graduate school (indicator […]

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The War on Teachers

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Students in the U.S. are not performing well in comparison to students in other countries– particularly countries which do not experience the immigration and poverty issues in our schools. U.S. economic struggles add to the sense of emergency we have about our kids not thriving in school. Are they getting the training or inspiration that […]

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Teacher Evaluation – A Time Line, Useful but with Holes

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Wall Street Journal article on Teacher Evaluation provides a good timeline, EXCEPT it is missing the longtime, widely accepted National Board for Professional Teaching Standards comprehensive, reflective teacher certification process. This process has been accepted by teachers, teacher unions, states, districts and schools as deep professional development as well as a credible certification process for accomplished […]

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Teachers Love to Teach

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    … if we do not burden them with unreasonable expectations, bureaucratic barriers, and disrespectful working conditions.  To attract more great teachers, to keep more great teachers, to enable more good teachers to become great, we need to employ strategies to improve their teaching experience and practice. Leverage technology to provide respectful, fair, useful […]

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