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Today, we are pleased to announce AAE’s National Teacher Scholarship and Classroom Grant award winners for the spring of 2015.  These 15 teachers embody our core values with their dedication to the field and innovative initiatives.  We couldn’t have chosen better!

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March saw the return of South by Southwest (SxSW), the yearly conference that has people from all over the globe travelling to Austin, Texas to listen to the best new music, experience the best new tech, and learn about the trends facing our society.  SxSW has a sub-conference that deals exclusively with the issue of education.  Since SxSW has a reputation for spotting trends before the rest of the country, it’s worth looking at what was discussed at this year’s conference.

 

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There’s a lot of information available to consider with choosing professional development.  While the occasional study will look at teachers’ attitudes towards a particular form of professional development, most research has focused on efficacy and the assumption that administrators will be in the driver’s seat.  Despite this track record, a new study from the Gates Foundation puts teacher opinions front and center.

 

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Pi Day Resources
posted by: Melissa | March 11, 2015, 02:14 PM

 

Math teachers rejoice!  Pi Day is right around the corner.  Looking for a great new way to celebrate pi and all that is math in your classroom?  Edutopia’s Matthew Davis has done a great job of rounding up the best resources from across the web.  See his blog post from Edutopia.org below:

 

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Yesterday, we packed Capitol Hill to the brink with teachers, students, and parents showing their support for school choice – and you can still join them!

 

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Three Ways to use Badges to Motivate your Students
posted by: Melissa | January 28, 2015, 04:42 PM

Today we have a guest blog from Erika Lambert, the COO of RedCritter.  RedCritter has just launched classroom management app, available on all platforms.  AAE members interested in checking out RedCritter can get a special discount.  Look for the discount code in your inbox.

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Are You Celebrating Religious Freedom Day?
posted by: Alana | January 15, 2015, 02:37 PM

Religious Freedom Day is tomorrow, January 16th. And schools are being encouraged to spend time recognizing the day as the anniversary of the passage of the Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom from 1786.

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Even the Best Teachers Have the Worst Days
posted by: Melissa | January 13, 2015, 02:00 PM

Ever have one of those days in the classroom where nothing goes right? Starr Sackstein blogged over at Education Week’s Work in Progress Blog about just those types of days.  She says:

 

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EdTech isn’t just producing awesome results - it’s also taking hold of our education system in a big way. And in 2015, teachers can expect to see tons of new EdTech trends in the works that are revolutionizing the way of education. These technological innovations are helping teachers:

 

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Over the holidays, the Internet Archive made a revolutionary move.  They released over 2,400 computer games from the 80’s and 90’s on the web.  These games were originally programmed to run on DOS-based machines and were unavailable to modern users without impressive technical knowledge.  Internet Archive has made these games playable in a person’s web browser, meaning that they’re accessible to even the youngest users.

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Over the holidays, the Internet Archive made a revolutionary move.  They released over 2,400 computer games from the 80’s and 90’s on the web.  These games were originally programmed to run on DOS-based machines and were unavailable to modern users without impressive technical knowledge.  Internet Archive has made these games playable in a person’s web browser, meaning that they’re accessible to even the youngest users.

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What US Students Are Reading
posted by: Alana | December 16, 2014, 02:53 PM

 

Renaissance Learning’s Accelerated Reader program (commonly called AR) is easily the most prevalent reading program in the nation.  Over 30,000 schools use AR, which means about 10 million students are logging into the program on a regular basis.

 

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5 Resources to Teach Your Students Programming
posted by: Melissa | October 24, 2014, 09:25 AM
As we progress into the 21st century, it’s becoming clear that learning how to program is no longer an option for our students. For many teachers who never learned these cutting edge skills in school themselves, knowing how to help their students tackle these concepts may seem to be a daunting task. Fortunately, the world is filled with resources for beginning programmers and the teachers who are helping them. We’ve included our five favorite below:   Continue Reading...
We Are Teachers had a great blog post this week from Love, Teach on the mistakes the author made her first year teaching. If you're entering your first year, we hope you don't make the same ones! In fact, we offer AAE first-year teacher members a guidebook to help them organize their first year teaching. If you're a first-year teacher, you can request your copy by emailing profdev@aaeteachersorg. You can read about Love, Teach's mistakes below:   Continue Reading...
Simplifying Down: The Four-Point Grading Scale
posted by: Melissa | July 25, 2014, 03:24 PM

 

The four-point grading scale is one that most U.S. educators are familiar with.  After all, it remains prevalent in calculating the overall grade in undergraduate and graduate courses, if not individual grades.  Yet it remains largely unused at the secondary and elementary levels, although it seems to be gaining traction in recent years.

 

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Travel as Professional Development
posted by: Melissa | July 11, 2014, 03:30 PM
What are your plans this summer? Taking a trip can be an integral part of increasing an educator’s professional capacity. If you have some free time this summer break, consider taking a PD-focused trip!   Continue Reading...
Standards-Based Grading
posted by: Melissa | July 10, 2014, 07:45 AM

Previously we’ve discussed using a percentage grading system–why they’ve come to prominence and why that might not be a good thing.  However, if we’re going to move away from percentage grades we need to replace them with a system that works.

 

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Ed Tech Innovations You Should Think About
posted by: Melissa | June 26, 2014, 08:25 AM

Education and technology are changing at a rapid pace and having an effect on everything we do – including the classroom.  With the summer upon us, it’s the perfect time to research some of the more recent innovations and plan how to include them next school year.

 

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NCTQ Releases 2014 Teacher Prep Review Report
posted by: Ruthie | June 17, 2014, 03:05 PM

Today the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) released its annual ranking of teacher prep programs, with US News and World Report as the publisher. The list ranks 1,668 elementary and secondary teacher preparation programs across the country.

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Each month, we scour the web to find the best resources for teachers.  This month, we’re looking at ways to add more games into your classroom:

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