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Pearson’s “Monitoring” of PARCC Test-Takers‬

In an increasingly challenging school climate filled with educational reform and changing testing mandates, I find this story worth sharing with my esteemed School Leadership 2.0 colleagues:

Last Thursday, Elizabeth Jewett, Superintendent of Watchung Hills Regional High School district in Warren, N.J. was notified that Pearson had issued a "priority 1 alert" for a test item breach within one of her schools.  According to the NJDOE, a student "Tweeted" a…

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Added by Ryan Fisk on March 18, 2015 at 11:49am — No Comments

7 proven strategies that WILL help you engage your students... by Justin Tarte

7 proven strategies that WILL help you engage your students...

By Justin Tarte

1. Don't just care...really care!

2. Speak to every student at least once every class period - the more the better!

3. Meet your students where they are; not where they are supposed to be, or where you want them to be...

4.…

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Added by Ryan Fisk on November 26, 2013 at 10:45am — No Comments

Can Parents Save American Education? By Jean Johnson

via HuffPost Parents

Can Parents Save American Education?

5/22/13

Research suggests that students whose parents …

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Added by Ryan Fisk on May 23, 2013 at 11:39am — No Comments

Scheduling meetings made easy with doodle.com

Doodle.com has been up and running since 2007, but with the advancements of HTML5 and other browser technologies, web-hosted apps have been gaining in popularity. We’ve got Dropbox and …

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Added by Ryan Fisk on March 19, 2013 at 4:04pm — No Comments

Eight media literacy activities for any classroom

Companies are spending billions of dollars on TV, print, and digital advertising to swing us towards their products and services. From watching the Superbowl to checking Facebook on mobile phones, we’re flooded with images and slogans of how we should live, how we should look, and how we should act.

Consider this: We are one of the only countries that allow…

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Added by Ryan Fisk on March 5, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Why Learning Should Be Messy

The following is an excerpt of One Size Does Not Fit All: A Student’s Assessment of School, by 17-year-old Nikhil Goyal, a senior at Syosset High School in Woodbury, New York.  On a personal note, I had the pleasure of meeting Nikhil at last year's Long Island Tech Summit, and look forward to reading his new book.…

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Added by Ryan Fisk on October 22, 2012 at 11:17am — No Comments

What To Do If Your School Bans a Useful Website

October 3, 2012 | 6:00 AM | By Tina Barseghian

Via…

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Added by Ryan Fisk on October 3, 2012 at 2:36pm — No Comments

It’s Not a Pipe: Teaching Kids to Read the Media

Written by Mark Phillips, Teacher and Educational Journalist

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/teaching-kids-to-read-images-mark-phillips

 

AUGUST 9, 2012

 

The image projected on the screen in the front of the classroom is Magritte's painting of a…

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Added by Ryan Fisk on August 16, 2012 at 2:58pm — No Comments

R.I.P. Encyclopedia Britannica

Encyclopedia Britannica announced on 3/13/12 that its 2010 print edition will be its last:

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Added by Ryan Fisk on March 14, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

The Flipped Classroom Defined

Created by Knewton and Column Five Media

 

via EdSurge

 

Added by Ryan Fisk on January 16, 2012 at 9:04am — No Comments

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