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Tweens and Social Networking Safeguarding The Next Generation of Internet Users

Tween Advocate & Author - Traci Campbell, Chicago, IL Given all of the pressures and issues today’s tweens face, the internet is both a blessing and, potentially, a curse. Many local companies and entrepreneurs are taking up the cause to make the internet, and specifically social networking, a safer environment for tweens.



Many tweens are just being awakened to the allure…

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Added by Traci S Campbell on March 9, 2010 at 1:06pm — No Comments

Teachmeet – CPD for the 21st Century

A growing CPD opportunity is spreading across the globe. It has gained momentum through twitter as users advertise meetings for educators in towns and cities around the world.…



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Added by Michael Shepherd on March 8, 2010 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

Bailemos Juntos at Central States Conference 2010, Minneapolis, MN #CSC10

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Added by Paulino Brener on March 7, 2010 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Welcome to the Future

And I'd have given anything
To have my own PacMan game at home.
I used to have to get a ride down to the arcade;…
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Added by Diana Marcus on March 7, 2010 at 5:02pm — 2 Comments

Not too many teachers in our city know the power of the internet in helping teachers learn and grow. They still thing it is a waste of time. its not on their radar screen. When I found this network i…

Not too many teachers in our city know the power of the internet in helping teachers learn and grow. They still thing it is a waste of time. its not on their radar screen. When I found this network it felt like I found a hidden treasure. and It was twitter that lead me to this treasure.


I started twitter in 2008. I tweeted in Arabic and I made some friends. I was the only teacher. It felt lonely, But after one year I decided to start my English Account. The…
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Added by Samir Fatani on March 6, 2010 at 1:15pm — 1 Comment

Attitude of Gratitude

I love this past week's #edchat. It was all on teacher morale. After batting around who's responsibility it is to keep morale up, I think we all left the conversation realizing that we are responsible for our own morale. The best ways to keep your morale up is to help a fellow teacher and focus on the students. After all, how can you feel bad when you are helping someone else -- whether it is a child or colleague?


As teachers, we set the tone of our classroom.…
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Added by Irene Farmer on March 3, 2010 at 7:52am — No Comments

Low Morale Fighting Force

It seems like we all seem to know teachers in out building that is dealing with low morale. Well, it's time to stop talking about it and make a move. Join the Low Morale fighting Force. We might even get T-Shirts! If we are not going to help these teachers, who is going to?



I challenge all of you to find that teacher and tell them how great they are and offer your ear for a few minutes and let them know they are not alone. We need to…
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Added by Nicholas Provenzano on March 2, 2010 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

College Dropouts: Realities, Myths, and Data on Why

Without a college education, it becomes increasingly harder to break out or stay out of poverty. This does not surprise most people I have talked to. What does surprise them is the reality of how few young people (in the US) who start college, actually graduate within 1.5 times the stated length of those programs.



For two year colleges, 80% of young people starting a two year program won’t graduate within three years, if at all. For four year…

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Added by Terry Eberhart on February 28, 2010 at 12:54pm — No Comments

Social Skills Teaching Is Back In My Classroom!

It has been a very interesting year for me. Our school underwent some enormous changes with the implementation of RtI (Response to Intervention). For those who are not familiar with RtI, children are assessed in their language arts skills and then are grouped according to their ability. These children then switch classrooms for instruction.


My first reaction to such a change was, "NO! Not in first grade! These kids need consistency! Heterogeneous grouping is gone! How are…
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Added by Irene Farmer on February 28, 2010 at 10:47am — 3 Comments

Second Life - Three articles worth reading

1)…

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Added by Paul Simbeck-Hampson on February 27, 2010 at 11:39am — No Comments

Two approaches to parental engagement

We have made good use of technology to engage parents in their children's learning. Below are two key developments that are proving successful.

Blog

The school has two blogs. One was set up several years ago with the support of the SSAT and the other last year by one of our ICT Leaders

(@mr_jim). The first blog enabled the whole school community to get

involved in the life of the school, it took communication to new levels

and conversation beyond the…

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Added by Michael Shepherd on February 26, 2010 at 7:36pm — No Comments

My Blog

I will not be posting blogs here. If you wish to visit my blog, and I hope you do, please go to http://flemingamberedm310.blogspot.com. Leave some feedback! I'd love to hear from you.

Added by Amber Fleming on February 25, 2010 at 5:09pm — No Comments

DreamBox Learning wants Third Grade Math Game Beta Testers

DreamBox Learning creates engaging kindergarten, 1st grade and 2nd grade math games, and they're looking for students to test the beta version of the new DreamBox 3rd grade math game coming out this spring!



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Added by Tracy on February 25, 2010 at 3:15pm — No Comments

Tufts University allowing YouTube video applications (prospective students)

For the first time in their application process, Tufts University is allowing applicants to submit short YouTube videos to go along with their applications.

Here is the article from the New York Times.


Added by Kurt Schollin on February 25, 2010 at 12:10pm — No Comments

How do we make positive change?

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Added by Irene Farmer on February 25, 2010 at 8:07am — No Comments

Thanks for the fun activities

"Thanks for the fun activities"


These were the words I heard from a first grade student of mine who comes to me for help in reading. Those words made my day, my week, my year thus far!


Our school district switched to an RTI model of instruction this year and I have the Tier II students who are assessed as the emergent readers needing the most help in reading/writing. After 13 years of teaching a multi-level classroom of first graders, this model…
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Added by Irene Farmer on February 24, 2010 at 8:36pm — No Comments

Discovery Education's Web 2.0 for 2010 Portal

Discovery has launched a brand new Web 2.0 portal full of teacher tools featuring: Internet Safety, Media Literacy, Web 2.0 Tools, Tech Tips, and more.


Added by Kurt Schollin on February 24, 2010 at 12:08pm — No Comments

Magic Studio (Interactive Resources)

Build your own interactive resources, perfect for IWBs with Magic Studio.

With this free tool, teachers can easily create their own interactive maps, drag and drop activities, timelines, presentations, quizzes, and more. There is also the option to search material that has already been created and stored on the site library. …



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Added by Kurt Schollin on February 24, 2010 at 11:43am — 1 Comment

Helping Kids Find Their Passion?

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Added by Irene Farmer on February 21, 2010 at 2:50pm — 3 Comments

How can your Students Benefit from Black History Month



The world that we live in is changing every day. With the passing of each day the United States is becoming more diverse. Black History

month presents educators with an opportunity to share the

accomplishments of the Black community. Did you know that there are

African Americans who are making history every day? Inviting people

from your city or local community to speak with your class can be a

great way to enlighten students about their accomplishments.… Continue

Added by Dr. Stephen Jones on February 19, 2010 at 11:21am — No Comments

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