Podcast426: Civil War History at Harpers Ferry

Podcast426: Civil War History at Harpers FerryThis podcast features an audio recording of a presentation by U.S. Park Ranger Creighton Waters on July 1, 2015, at the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Creighton mainly tells the story of the brief capture of Harpers Ferry in 1862 by Confederate forces led by General Thomas Jonathan “Stonewall” Jackson…

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | gouge

This word has appeared in 35 New York Times articles in the past year.

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nancysstoryboard [Flickr]

nancysstoryboard [Flickr]

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nancysstoryboard [Flickr]Choconancy1 posted a photo:

Storyboard planning a UdG Studio on Visuals for Teaching and Learning

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Reflections on ISTE 2015 by Shelly and Wesley Fryer

This is a 22 minute video reflection by Shelly Fryer (@sfryer) and Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) about the 2015 International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference in Philadelphia. Check the shownotes below for links to resources, apps, and websites we mentioned during this conversation. This will be converted into an audio podcast later too!

Shownotes;

Lexia Reading Core5 (@lexialearning)
MyOn Reader (@myonreader)
Spelling City (@spellingcity)
Osmo (@playosmo)
PBS Learning Media (@pbslrnmedia)
Shelly’s workshop: PBS Learning Media 101
FlipBoard (@flipboard)
Wes’ iReading FlipBoard Magazine
Create your own embeddable widgets for Flipboard magazines: share…

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Degree classifications must change to stop students 'coasting', says minister

Degree classifications must change to stop students 'coasting', says ministerWith more than 70% of graduates now leaving university with a first or upper second, Jo Johnson says additional grade point average is neededThe universities minister, Jo Johnson, has called for changes to degree classifications, claiming that 2:1s are now so common that they allow some students to “coast” and still get one…

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Social Media Policy?

Social Media Policy?

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So what’s your social media policy?  It’s not something you should do lightly, or haphazardly, it seems to me. In fact, such a policy really is part of your personal knowledge mastery.  While your systems may vary, your results should be sources for you to find information, present yourself in your various communities, and to share your thoughts…

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What Educators Should Tweet About

What Educators Should Tweet About

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What Educators Should Tweet AboutGotcha. I have no idea what educators should tweet about. Consider the title pure link bait. (Was thinking about titling it “I tweeted this out and you’ll never guess what happened next”, but that’s more of an Upworthy thing)
Actually there many people who have created helpful guidelines and tools for educators delving into social media…

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Universities must prove they are excellent at teaching, minister says

Universities must prove they are excellent at teaching, minister saysAn national audit of the teaching offered at universities will provide more information to future students and help drive up standardsUniversities will have to show they are providing high quality teaching and giving value for money under plans outlined by the new science and universities minister, Jo Johnson…

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Education Secretary to tackle 'soft bigotry' of low expectations

There should be no place for the “soft bigotry” of low expectations where children from poorer homes are too often ushered towards easier subject

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Traveling with Airbnb? Consider Checking Crime Maps First

Traveling with Airbnb? Consider Checking Crime Maps FirstLast week and this week several members of our family have been and are visiting Philadelphia and Washington D.C. We were in Philly to attend part of the 2015 ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) conference, and are visiting friends as well as sightseeing in D.C. for the 4th of July weekend…

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