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Addressing Social Media Behavior in the Classroom
posted by: Garry | November 12, 2013, 12:46 pm   

Whether it’s Facebook, Twitter, Vine, Instragram, SnapChat, or one of the many other apps or social networks, students across the country are engaging in social media activity daily. While these mediums constantly evolve and allow students plenty of learning opportunities, teachers should also recognize potential challenges.


Nation's Report Card Reveals Mixed Progress
posted by: Garry | November 07, 2013, 12:32 pm   

According to the recently released NAEP scores, or the "Nation's Report Card," reading and mathematics achievement for American 8th graders has improved in the last two years. However, 4th graders' achievement has remained sub par. Overall, there have been gains in both subjects since the assessments in the early 1990s.


Ten Tips for Becoming A Connected Educator
posted by: Garry | October 29, 2013, 01:57 pm   

As October and Connected Educator Month draw to a close, it’s never too late to get connected! Here are ten simple tips for "connecting,” derived from anEdutopia blog by Elana Leoni.


Indiana Shifts School Grading Responsibilities to Legislature
posted by: Garry | October 21, 2013, 02:48 pm   

After a tumultuous introduction to the new school year, Indiana continues to face challenges as many are questioning why A-F school grades have yet to be revealed to the public. Indiana was once leading the charge among states to rank schools via easy-to-understand letter grading.

Research You Shouldn't Miss: From Field Trips to Adult Skills
posted by: Garry | October 09, 2013, 04:44 pm   

A study was released yesterday that’s making big news: US adults score below other developed countries in math, literacy, and problem solving abilities.  Perhaps it’s because the technology we’ve been embracing is distracting us, or because we’re teaching study skills that don’t work, or maybe just because we don’t value our teachers as much.  Maybe if we start taking more field trips to art museums, we might see our skills rise.  All of these topics, and many more, have been addressed in research studies released in the past few months.  Read on to learn more about these studies:


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