5 Smart Habits for Educators to Develop for Back to School [MindShift]
Educators struggle to call an end to summer, just as students do. Here are 5 habits educators should develop for going back to school, brought to you by MindShift.
Macy's Raises $4.8 Million for RIF This Year
Macy's recent fundraising campaign did more than provide customer's with a discount- it raised $4.8 million for the organization Reading is Fundamental!
PSSA Scores Disappoint Public School Officials
Pittsburgh Public Schools superintendent, Linda Lane, feels shocked and disappointed by PSSA testing results. Read her opinions on the issue here.
5 Quick Tips on Becomming a Connected Educator [Edutopia]
Edutopia blogger gives 5 quick tips for new educators on how to become connected educators.
Bain Capital backs Thorley Industries as part of $20M raise
The folks behind 4moms are set on the growth track by a major injection of new capital.
White House Pursues Gaming Research
The White House is pursuing research into the potential civic benefits of video games. USAToday offers insight into this investigation.
EdTech Future Tense Event Recognizes Dr. Alice Wilder's Work
Pittsburgh's own Dr. Alice Wilder was mentioned in a recent article by Slate Magazine about educational technology.
Nature Conservancy brings New Faces to Conservation
The Nature Conservancy begins a program that promotes environmental education opportunities for minority students.
Good Health may mean Good Grades
Recent research discovers that having good health may ultimately lead to getting better grades. Huffington Post provides support for this argument.
Unlearning How to Teach
Erica McWilliam, of Queensland University of Technology wrote a thought-provoking article on the importance of adapting to the times and changing with the students. Read more about it here.
Parents and Teachers Join Forces to Teach Tech Safety
Teachers and parents need to join forces to ensure that children are learning to use technology in a safe manner. View tips for teaching safety in Spark's post!
Create Your World – Scratch @MIT 2012 [Technology and Educational Innovation]
Norton Gusky reflects on his experiences at Scratch@MIT 2012, a four day Scratch conference in Cambridge, MA.
What College should be, for real [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]
Seed Award project manager and Saxifrage School founder Tim Cook shared his vision for a new paradigm in higher education on the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Next Page feature
Obama Enforces Equal Education Opportunities
President Barrack Obama signs legislation dedicated to providing equal educational opportunities for African American students.
Digital Media & Learning Badge Development Research Competition: Call for Proposals
The Digital Media and Learning Badge Development Research Competition is making a call for proposals! Learn how to gain $75,000-$250,000 for your research!
Google is Doing More than Providing Answers
Copeland, journalist for Write Read Web, investigates whether or not Google is beneficial or harmful to the human mind.
Congress Remains Conflicted over Certification
Congress members are unable to come to a decision on whether or not teacher certificates are equivalent to teaching degrees. Edweek explores this dilemma and hears from both sides of the disagreement.
Spark Lunch & Learn Excitement is Spreading
Ellen Cavanaugh blogs about her experience at the Sprout offices. She shares information from the presentation, as well as ways to implement tactics into professional life in this blogpost.
Are Smart Devices a Smart Decision?
BBC News writer, Jane Wakefield, discusses children's use of smart devices in her online article.
Department of Education Initiates Leader Forum
Leaders flew from across the country to meet with the Department of Education last week. The meeting included a form on Education Innovation Clusters, and how to implement them successfully.
Pennsylvania corporate tax credit will pay for private-school scholarships [Philadelphia Inquirer]
PA Legislators and Governor Tom Corbett expanded tax breaks to corporations in return for donations made for private school scholarships.
Must We Choose Between Education and Innovation?
A blogger for MindShift addresses questions that often go unspoken in our current education system. He discovers that one question may lead to many more, and still finds himself searching for a definite answer.
Obama Gives Thumbs Up to STEM Education
President Obama plans to give $1 billion to elite STEM educators across the country, encouraging future educators to teach in STEM subject areas.
Managing the Un-manageable
Often in childhood education, the question rises as to how to appropriately handle bad behavior in the classroom. From physical outbursts to verbal spewing, teachers are constantly faced with managing the un-manageable students. Jane Ellen Stevens, journalist and founder of Aces Too High, recently wrote about a New Approach to student discipline in her article […]