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  • Twitter and Facebook - Your First Source for Current Events in Social Studies? | Teaching Matters
    to see democracy in action Yet until a few minutes ago where would my students get their news Not old media I just spent an hour searching facebook search IRAN and twitter iranelection and couldn t believe the video and posts I was finding For one I found out I should wear green to show my support for the protestors and then watched a whole bunch of videos of riots

    Original URL path: http://www.teachingmatters.org/node/81 (2016-02-13)
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  • Civic Activists for a Digital Age | Teaching Matters
    for years The students who researched and prepared unique web campaigns on civil rights movements presented them to activitists from the NYCLU Lambda Legal The Anti Defamation League The National Organization for Women Ensaaf Develop Don t Destroy Brooklyn and other organizations focused on social change Students based their web campaigns on a six week study of historical Civil Rights Movements and then applied what they learned to advocate for a current day issue learning that history will and does repeat itself UNLESS YOU WORK FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE Meanwhile at the New York Historical Society seventh graders from all five boroughs offered persuasive testimony to citizen volunteers from the Goldman Sachs Community Teamworks program on constitutional issues such as Gun Control the Death Penalty Subway Searches Student Free Speech and Religion and Science Citizen judges selected the most effective presentations from IS 216 in Queens the Professional Performing Arts School the Icahn Charter school and IS 234 in Brooklyn and the crowd then gathered to learn tips on what it takes to really persuade an audience These groups all blew away the judges and the crowd At the end a crowd of over two hundred students left the event with a new or re newed appreciation for the power of democracy chanting We the people And you thought middle schoolers today were jaded How Did This Happen For the last eight years Voices and Choices a program run by Teaching Matters has supported thousands of teachers to rethink the teaching of civics for the digital age In our newly empowered schools where many say testing rules the day we help teachers bring social studies alive And the kids get savvier each year as they learn to research and make their cases on the most important issues of the day Why

    Original URL path: http://www.teachingmatters.org/node/60 (2016-02-13)
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  • What if You Faced Virtual Students BEFORE You Took the Job | Teaching Matters
    18 2009 9 32am I had been waiting for someone to invent this Simulations of some pretty challenging students to test the mettle and prepare pre service educators This video below says it all It appears to be a pretty expensive model of teacher development but the cost of figuring our classroom management on simulated students not real ones might be a few extra points on the ELA or Math

    Original URL path: http://www.teachingmatters.org/node/61 (2016-02-13)
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  • The Innovation Conversation Poised to Change the Education Debate | Teaching Matters
    on Wed 03 04 2009 9 42am For those interested in education innovation made possible by technology you must read Bill Tucker s new report Beyond the Bubble Technology and the Future of Student Assessment Bill is reframing the debate between two key education camps Bill s key idea is that ultimately we don t have to choose between accountability systems and instruction that addresses a broad array of skills and deep content Because whether you are Joel Klein Michelle Rhee or Linda Darling Hammond you have common ground on one thing our assessments can be radically improved Over the last eight years education took major steps towards holding schools accountable and measuring their progress But our actual assessments for the most part took a few steps back We automated the most basic forms of assessment and states stopped experiments in performance based assessments designed to measure the higher order thinking our kids need to succeed in the future Now that the FEDS the teachers union and the governors ALL agree that we need national standards this conversation about investing seriously in assessment innovation is extremely timely and relevant My vote for how to use some of this stimulus For

    Original URL path: http://www.teachingmatters.org/node/62 (2016-02-13)
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  • Change You Can Believe In | Teaching Matters
    01 28 2009 4 44pm For those interested in education innovation made possible by technology you must read Bill Tucker s new report Beyond the Bubble Technology and the Future of Student Assessment Bill is reframing the debate between two key education camps Bill s key idea is that ultimately we don t have to choose between accountability systems and instruction that addresses a broad array of skills and deep content Because whether you are Joel Klein Michelle Rhee or Linda Darling Hammond you have common ground on one thing our assessments can be radically improved Over the last eight years education took major steps towards holding schools accountable and measuring their progress But our actual assessments for the most part took a few steps back We automated the most basic forms of assessment and states stopped experiments in performance based assessments designed to measure the higher order thinking our kids need to succeed in the future Now that the FEDS the teachers union and the governors ALL agree that we need national standards this conversation about investing seriously in assessment innovation is extremely timely and relevant My vote for how to use some of this stimulus For more discussion

    Original URL path: http://www.teachingmatters.org/node/2 (2016-02-13)
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  • Low Cost Computing: It’s Here! Now What? | Teaching Matters
    one to one computing because they end up spending too much time and money on repair and maintenance In a 2004 article Lorrie Jackson noted expert on one to one education summarized research provided by The Center for Applied Research in Education Technology CARET that shows the positive effects of one to one computing on learning including 1 increased quality and quantity in writing 2 greater student collaboration and 3 greater teacher awareness of student progress She went on to offer several reasons why schools invest in one to one environments They include improving student engagement complementing project based learning and taking advantage of teachable moments among others At Teaching Matters we believe that creating effective one to one learning environments requires 1 a redesign of the curricula to incorporate technology to address specific teaching and learning challenges 2 professional development that focuses first and foremost on improving teaching practice in the core curriculum areas and 3 implementation of both traditional and performance based assessments to capture data on whether enriched learning has indeed taken place Teaching Matters Pilots the XO in Harlem Teaching Matters recently announced an important and exciting experiment to test the implications and promise of the OLPC XO laptop for writing instruction Working in collaboration with Kappa IV a small middle school in Harlem we have provided enough XO laptops to sixth grade students to explore three important questions Will middle school students accept low cost XO laptops as an alternative to the more costly high end devices Will the XO laptop reduce a school s Total Cost of Ownership e g cost of hardware maintenance and training Will the XO implemented with curriculum designed for one to one classroom environments improve student learning The XO laptops have been introduced with our web based middle school

    Original URL path: http://www.teachingmatters.org/node/7 (2016-02-13)
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  • NYC Educators Meet TED | Teaching Matters
    The conference will be held on Saturday March 5 2011 at The New York Academy of Sciences In an effort to increase the presence of urban educators at TEDxNYED Teaching Matters offered fellowships to 10 New York City educators to participate in what promises to be a engaging and informative event Attendees will hear from world renowned educators including Will Richardson author of Blogs Wikis Podcasts and Other Powerful Web

    Original URL path: http://www.teachingmatters.org/node/195 (2016-02-13)
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  • 2011 Elizabeth Rohatyn Prize for School Innovation | Teaching Matters
    by admin on Tue 01 11 2011 2 05pm Are you an innovative school leader Does your curriculum strike a balance between core academic and 21st century skills Is your school pioneering new strategies for collaboration and assessment Would you like additional resources to support your vision If so Teaching Matters wants to hear from you Beginning March 1 2011 Teaching Matters will accept nominations for The Elizabeth Rohatyn Prize for School Innovation The winner of The Rohatyn Prize will receive a one time award of 15 000 to support sustain or further an innovative school learning environment program or practice that has the potential to be replicated by other schools Applicants can self nominate or be nominated by a colleague Submissions may focus on any of the five categories addressed in Teaching Matters Rubric for School Innovation The Rohatyn Prize was created to recognize and support the efforts of our principals Teaching Matters values the work school leaders do and we want to ensure that other educators know about and learn from these successful innovations We look forward to announcing the winner in July 2011 at our annual summer Principals Forum For more details please visit http teachingmatters org

    Original URL path: http://www.teachingmatters.org/node/190 (2016-02-13)
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