All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Teachers’

Viola Davis Speaks Up About Film Protestors

Viola Davis knows a thing or two about protesting; she was actually tossed in jail with her mother as a toddler during a protest at Brown University for welfare reform. The actress says she wants to encourage the teachers protesting her controversial new movie, “Won’t Back Down”, because it is not only their right, it is one thing that brings …

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Gates Foundation Gives $1.1 Million for Mood Bracelets

When I was in college we were given these scantron sheets to fill out to judge how well a teacher was doing. Imagine if you were in high school again and you had to wear a bracelet that was able to record biometrics to determine how interested you were during a lecture on the theory of relativity? That is exactly …

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Teachers Pay Teachers Allows Educators to Sell Lesson Plans Online

Having trouble coming up with a lesson plan for your Language Arts class this semester? Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a website where you could purchase and download such materials at your leisure? Teachers Pay Teachers, a company devoted to helping educators fill in the proverbial gaps present in their current curriculum. After spending nearly four years in …

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Google Celebrates National Teachers’ Day

Cristin Frodella, a group marketing manager for Google Education, revealed today how Google Education is celebrating National Teachers’ Day. Over at the Google Official Blog, Frodella shared two YouTube videos that demonstrate the difference good teachers (in combination with Google services and products, of course) can make in students’ lives. The first video tells the story of a North Carolina …

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Teachers & Students on Social Media: NYC (Sorta) Says No

Long is the troubled history of teachers and students communicating via social networking sites. The thing is, you never hear about teacher-student communication on Facebook or Twitter until it causes some kind of trouble and then we’re all left to assume that, because it’s rare to hear something innocuous like how a student Liked a teacher’s post about what they …

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Computer Science Enrollments up 10%

A recent report shed some light on a movement calling primary school teachers to get a better handle on computer science in general, to better educate their students as the tech economy in the U.S becomes more vital – and new data from the Computer Research Association has shown that enrollment in computer science majors has been up roughly 10% …

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Mega Millions Winners: Teachers Say They’ll Keep Working

The lotto game Mega Millions has seen a lot of press lately, mostly because of the outrageously high jackpots but partly because of the lack of winners to come forward. The idea that almost half a billion dollars was going untouched was enough to throw the nation into a frenzy. But when the numbers were announced for last month’s drawing, …

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Facebook, Teachers & Students: What Not To Do

If you’re a teacher and you have a Facebook account, which is probably most teachers, you are likely to receive friend requests from your students. Students don’t know anything, which is why they need teachers to educate them, and so they may not really understand why this could be a bad idea. As nice as it would be for teachers …

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