National Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to the 2014 Teacher of the Year, Sean McComb, a teacher at Patapsco High School and Center for the Arts in Baltimore. McComb and his fellow State Teachers of the Year were recognized by President Obama yesterday in the East Room of the White House. Check out more Teacher of…

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National Youth Violence Protection Week

April 7-11, 2014, is National Youth Violence Protection Week.  The National Association of Students Against Violence (SAVE) has partnered with five other groups to host a full week of activities aimed at supporting and empowering youth to make their communities safer.  More details and suggested activities are available HERE. Each…

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Edcamp

What is Edcamp?  Here is the promotional web site’s “definition”: “EdCamp sessions are NOT ‘sit and get’ presentations. EdCamps are about discussion and thinking and problem-solving. We build the agenda first thing in the morning and then spend the rest of the day talking, sharing, and learning. Come prepared to participate!”…

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Science Fair Theory Leads to Real-World Suggestion

This middle school student had a good idea that just kept getting better. A Pittsburgh-area teen had a hypothesis for his science fair project: The school district might save some money by reducing its use of printer ink…by changing the font used to create the handouts teachers distribute in class….

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To Tweet or Not to Tweet:  That Shouldn’t Be a Question

To Tweet or Not to Tweet: That Shouldn’t Be a Question

   To get straight to the point:  I am not an avid or successful Twitter user.  The mere thought of saying something that matters in 140 characters makes me want to hide under my desk. But recently I have become increasingly aware of the potential for Twitter to support my…

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