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    Teaching Changes: The Next Frontier

    Teaching Changes: The Next Frontier
    PBS recently offered a program titled "Growing Up Online"* an attempt to provide greater understanding of today's youth. A sociological exploration, if you will, into a generation that never knew corded telephones, typewriters, a library card catalog, or UHF television. A demographic that can't recall a pre-Internet world. A group we hope is being built on the notion of working smarter, ...
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    Government Grants for Teachers

    Government Grants for Teachers
    The government has many grant available to teachers, you just have to know where to look for them. Teaching has compiled recent list of grants sponsored by the government that you can browse below. Many of the grants are specifc to a subject area or location. As the grants that are sponsored by the government may not be renewed every year, ...
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    Educational Teacher Vacations: Pearl Harbor

    Educational Teacher Vacations: Pearl Harbor
    The USS Arizona Memorial is the final resting place for many of the battleship's 1,177 crew members who lost their lives on December 7, 1941. The Memorial commemorates the site where World War II began for the United States. Experience history through the national memorial's program tour, museum, and wayside exhibits. This is only one of the great sites to see ...
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    Presenting Knowtes: Flashcards 2.0

    Presenting Knowtes: Flashcards 2.0
    Knowtes is a flashcard based learning community (still in beta) that allows kids to build flashcard decks and study online. When students add a card to a Knowtes deck, it becomes due at optimized interval. The Knowtes Adaptive Learning Engine adjusts how frequently cards should be studied based on how well students know them. They can even watch their cards move ...
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    10 Ways to Create Positive Learning Experiences

    10 Ways to Create Positive Learning Experiences
    Hustle & Flow: Classroom Style The words hustle and flow describe one basic word to me: activity. I want my classroom to be full of activity. Productive activity. You may not agree with some of the things I'm writing, but remember, I'm suggesting these for the long-term effect they will have on the student culture and classroom atmosphere. The following are ...
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    Firing Teachers: Unfair Treatment or Justice?

    Firing Teachers: Unfair Treatment or Justice?
    In today's age of technology, it's hard to keep anything private. Technology is a great classroom tool, but this year, many teachers have found that it can also be used against them. Whether it's a comment in class, a video from a cell phone, or a social networking picture, everything seems to go viral. While most teachers err on the side ...
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    Should Parents Share the Blame for Education Pitfalls?

    Should Parents Share the Blame for Education Pitfalls?
    Who, exactly, is at fault for poorly performing schools? Based on what we read and hear and see in the media, there seems to be more than enough blame to go around. The feds are at fault for high-stakes testing. The state is at fault for inadequate funding. School districts are at fault for a host of reasons. And teachers ...
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    Arbor Day: April 25, 2008

    Arbor Day: April 25, 2008
    Nebraskans planted more than a million trees on April 10, 1872, in celebration of the first Arbor Day. The occasion fulfilled the dream of Julius Sterling Morton, a newspaper editor and former governor of the Nebraska Territory. Morton, an ardent proponent of forestation, lobbied for years for a holiday to encourage the planting of trees. In 1885, thirteen years after Arbor ...
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