High-speed internet service can be defined as a utility, a federal court has ruled in a sweeping decision clearing the way for more rigorous policing of broadband providers and greater protections for web users.
From Monica Evon - Great resources for elementary teachers - I have found most Mystery Hangouts last about 30-45 minutes. You connect with another classroom from around the globe to guess their Mystery Location. You can connect through Skype or Google Hangouts depending on what your district allows. The goal is to have your students guess the other school's location before they figure out yours. Students ask each other yes and no questions. You can guess their state, country, town, city or even their school name depending on the amount of time you have allotted for your hangout.
A community college reform group has selected a handful of schools in Virginia and Maryland to develop degree programs using open-source materials in place of textbooks, an initiative that could save students as much as $1,300 a year.
Our research has shown that these children tend to have a “growth mindset.” They believe that their basic abilities, even their intelligence, can be developed through learning. That’s why they love challenges and remain confident through setbacks. Their more vulnerable counterparts, however, have more of a “fixed mindset.”
From Pedro Noguera - "Social science research has consistently shown that public school students with higher-income parents are likelier to attain higher levels of education than their lower-income peers. The United States continues to have the highest income inequality among first-world nations, and all the grit in the world will not change that."
Blab is a live-broadcasting app that streams video to a “Public” or “Unlisted” stream (host’s choice). With 4 “Open-Seats” available in each Blab, topic-driven conversations are shared with a live audience.
What makes a book a book? Is it just anything that stores and communicates information? Or does it have to do with paper, binding, font, ink, its weight in your hands, the smell of the pages? To answer these questions, Julie Dreyfuss goes back to the start of the book as we know it to show how these elements came together to make something more than the sum of their parts.
From Edudemic - From smartboards to iPads for every student, technology has revolutionized the classroom. Now, gym teachers are integrating new technologies into P.E. class to get students healthier than ever. Gadgets that help students track their health goals, gaming systems that involve full body movement, virtual tools that break down complicated sports instructions — this kind of technology has the power to transform students’ time in the gym. Consider the following five technologies that are becoming commonplace in some gym classes, and the pros and cons for each: