5 Best Blogs & Tweets [Of Today]: Four Of Five NY Superintendents Support Common Core

NYS supes assoc survey finds 80%+ support for Common Core in E and Math among district admins – NYDN http://ow.ly/Db8xK  @via @rpondiscio
#California Rivals Clash on Vision for K-12 Leadership  http://ow.ly/DbBbM via  @educationweek @StateEdWatch (see also Teachers' Unions to Spend More Than Ever)
The Shock of the New | The Thomas B…

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Great STEM Conversations About Perimeter in MinecraftEDU

Great STEM Conversations About Perimeter in MinecraftEDUToday was a great day in our grade 4-5 STEM classroom. Last year I used MinecraftEDU with my students for several different lessons, and I tried a “perimeter and area building challenge,” but this year I’m much more pleased with the quality of conversations I’m having with students about these geometric concepts in a simplified and modified version of that lesson I’m calling our “Geometry MinecraftEDU Challenge…

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Motherlode Blog: Where Are the American Boy Dolls?

Motherlode Blog: Where Are the American Boy Dolls?At the American Girl store, my 8-year-old son was enraptured by the historical dolls. Surely, there were boys in those times, boys who would have saved the day by using their wits or shown great courage in hard times. Where were they?

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Summer of Frost (Forever Fae Series Book 3) (Kindle Edition) newly tagged "college"

Summer of Frost (Forever Fae Series Book 3) (Kindle Edition) newly tagged "college" Summer of Frost (Forever Fae Series Book 3) (Kindle Edition)By L.P. Dover Buy new: $2.99 Customer Rating: First tagged “college” by LuvLuvAmazn Customer tags: literature, new adult, fairy tales, college, lp dover, fiction, fantasy

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The Learning Network: Do You Believe That Everything Happens for a Reason?

The Learning Network: Do You Believe That Everything Happens for a Reason?Do you look back at your life and think that the important things that have happened to you, both good and bad, happened for some bigger reason?

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David Reed on What The Internet Is, and Should Continue To Be – #ccourses

 
 
 
David Reed is one of the creators of the underlying protocols and design that is the Internet. Here is a lengthy reflection from David on why those design decisions worked so well and why we ought to be very cautious about messing with them. It’s long and a bit dense. Read it anyway. The better you understand what David is saying here, the better you will be able to navigate and leverage the world he helped create…

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Botzman: To Accomplish Mission, Academia Needs Economic Diversity

Botzman: To Accomplish Mission, Academia Needs Economic Diversity
By Thomas J. Botzman, Ph.D.
President of Misericordia University
My father, George Botzman, is a talented man. He is good with his hands and has a knack for following the minutest of details – traits that endeared him to his employer of many years. The same skills he acquired as a machinist also enabled him to provide many homemade toys, including wooden trains and Christmas ornaments for his 13 children…

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Temptation (Club X Book 1) (Kindle Edition) newly tagged "college"

Temptation (Club X Book 1) (Kindle Edition) newly tagged "college" Temptation (Club X Book 1) (Kindle Edition)By K.M. Scott Buy new: $4.99 Customer Rating: First tagged “college” by Amazon Customer Customer tags: new adult, love, college

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Extending Mobile Models

Extending Mobile Models

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Extending Mobile ModelsIn preparation for a presentation, I was reviewing my mobile models. You may recall I started with my 4C‘s model (Content, Compute, Communicate, & Capture), and have mapped that further onto Augmenting Formal, Performance Support, Social, & Contextual.  I’ve refined it as well, separating out contextual and social as different ways of looking at formal and performance support…

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Inspiring leadership for challenged schools

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