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Leveraging the Potential of Personal Learning Networks for Teacher Professional Development - Doctoral Research Study

Dear Fellow Educators:     My name is Katherine Maloney and I am a doctoral student at the University of Phoenix.  My dissertation focuses…

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Is Professional Development Still a Joke?

Matthew Miles described professional development as it existed 1995 when he wrote the foreword for Thomas Guskey and Michael Huberman’s boo…

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Live concert for schools - International European education project

FolkDC live concert in 5 cities and resources for schools Music has been shown to have a very positive impact on language learning and the…

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Why Students Plagiarize?

     Plagiarism is a theft. It means that you stole someone's identity, someone's thoughts. It's horrible. We should teach our young genera…

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1 Dec 11, 2017
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Blended Learning

Dear educators, I was reading an interesting article about blended education. It is basically the mixing of online courses with face-to-fac…

Started by Norma Montalvan

3 Nov 3, 2017
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Is Professional Development Still a Joke?

Matthew Miles described professional development as it existed 1995 when he wrote the foreword for Thomas Guskey and Michael Huberman’s boo…

Started by Andrea Ray

30 Oct 17, 2017
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Future Of Education

What it the feature of education? As for me, it's experimental learning where students are educated through the first-hand experience with…

Started by Nanacy Lin

5 Oct 4, 2017
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Looking for Turnitin alternative for my school. Any suggestions?

Our school budget was cut so we need some alternative to the Turnitin. Requirements - Schoology integrated, free or small cost, effective,…

Started by Lynn Usrey

2 Sep 26, 2017
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AI has never been so close

Dear colleagues, As an English teacher, I can not but share with you a brilliant and smart artificial intelligence tool that is going to be…

Started by Leona Hinton

0 Jun 21, 2017

Twitter vs Edupln

How has Twitter compared to using this site in your opinion?

Started by Rob Schoonveld

1 Jun 4, 2017
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Is NGSS Going To Ruin High School Chemistry? article thoughts

http://www.classroomscience.org/is-the-ngss-going-to-ruin-high-school-chemistry CSTA: California Classroom Science dated October 19, 2015.…

Started by Rob Schoonveld

0 Apr 7, 2017

Video clips of HS teachers using inquiry

I'm looking for videos of HS teachers using inquiry w/ their students. I need clips of classes other than science or math. Thanks

Started by Tammy Vine

1 Apr 7, 2017
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How to creatively fund technology in the classroom

Please share ideas on how to creatively fund or acquire technology in the classroom. Prior successes and failures welcome. Share your story!

Started by Rob Schoonveld

1 Apr 5, 2017
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Teachers are busy people. They usually have enough time to go through the lectures and leave space fordiscussions at the end of the class. When it comes to teaching essay writing, however, they don’t have enough spacein their program.They will explain what the essay structure is supposed to look like. They will assign a topic. And that’s it. Thestudent is left under a huge pressure to figure out the essay writing process.As parents, we’re responsible to make this easier on our kids. This…See More
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The lack of social and emotional skills can lead to burnout. Unfortunately, it’s not easy to develop theseskills. No one taught us these skills when we were kids. We also didn’t know that they’re vital in our adultlife and they can be developed.Schools are just starting to understand how emotions can affect students’ way of learning and overall well-being. Thus, students who were lucky enough to have compassionate teachers growing up have been trainedto develop gratitude and compassion. These…See More
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