Author Archives: Reginald Sparks

AAPS Educational Foundation to close, transfer assets to community foundation

ANN ARBOR, MI – After months in limbo, the Ann Arbor Public Schools Educational Foundation will officially dissolve and turn over its assets for management by the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation. The move was prompted by a desire to eliminate the educational foundation’s overhead costs while continuing to offer financial support for AAPS teachers […]

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Educational Journey

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10 Great Academic Search Engines for Research Students

December 23, 2016Niche-specific content is usually not readily available through regular generic search engines. One example is the academic and scholarly content. While running a  search query about an academic topic through a generic search engine such as  Google would probably render fairly decent results, it, however, usually takes digging into so much fluff before […]

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Why Trump's Education Pick Scares Unions

ENLARGE Betsy DeVos on Nov. 19; Randi Weingarten in 2012. Photo: Zuma Press; Reuters By Jason Riley Jason Riley The Wall Street Journal CANCEL Biography Jason.Riley@wsj.com Nov. 29, 2016 7:15 p.m. ET 72 COMMENTS After Donald Trump nominated Betsy DeVos to become education secretary, teachers union honcho Randi Weingarten tweeted: “Trump has chosen the most […]

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6 Must Read Books On The Science of Learning

Learning is a complex cognitive phenomena that has been and is still the central theme of a wide variety of scientific studies. The overarching question ‘how we learn what we learn’ intrigued scientists across different disciplines and generated tons of literature on the topic. Informative insights coming out of these studies have not only demystified […]

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9 Essential Digital Skills for the 21st Century Teacher

In a digitally focused world, education is getting more and more digitized pushing us, teachers and educators, to re-conceptualize what it really means to be a teacher in the 21st century. Whether you are a technological determinist or instrumentalist, technology has become an essential force shaping much of our teaching and pedagogical practices. It has […]

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Educational campaign vital to defeat radicalism

By Harun Yahya / Istanbul Explosions, first at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport in Turkey, then in Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh and Baghdad, the deadliest bombing in Iraq in 13 years, have moved the fight against Islamic State (IS) to the forefront of the international agenda. They also prompted lengthy discussions on security measures and comprehensive airstrikes in […]

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A Must Have Guide on How to Evaluate Apps for The Classroom

Evaluating Apps for the Classroom is an excellent free short interactive eBook (15 pages) created by Apple Education to be read on iBooks. As its title indicate, this guide is meant to help teachers make informed decisions about educational apps to integrate in their classroom instruction. Sifting through tons of educational apps in the App Store […]

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A New Cool Tool to Easily Create A Website from Your Social Media Posts

May 26, 2016Swite is a new website we have recently discovered through Product Hunt. Swite provides you with a simple and intuitive platform to create a website with the content (e.g posts, photos and videos) you share on your social media accounts such as Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus and Instagram. Your Swite website is automatically […]

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Educational Studies Student Wins Honors Research Symposium

May 05, 2016 Photos by Stephen Ironside Elizabeth Freeman, from top, won first place, Caitlin Anderson won second and Jessica Bell won third. Elizabeth Freeman, a senior in the College of Education and Health Professions, won first place in the college’s annual Honors Research Symposium with her thesis project titled “An Evaluation of the Effectiveness […]

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Lawsuit ignites debate over teacher job protections, education reform groups

A fierce debate is erupting after a group of mothers supported by local and national education reform groups filed a lawsuit Thursday challenging state laws that protect teachers’ jobs. Minnesota laws protect teachers who should not be in classrooms, in turn preventing thousands of students from getting a high-quality education, claims the suit against the […]

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National School Choice Week celebrates education

FLORENCE, S.C. — Today marks the beginning of National School Choice Week. During this week, schools across the United States will hold events to celebrate the broad system for learning available to students outside the traditional public school classroom. In Florence, there are several options for students who learn differently or can benefit from a […]

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State School Board creates new advisory group for educational equity

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah State Board of Education voted Thursday to form a new advisory committee to inform the board on issues of educational equity, especially for minority student populations. The decision came with disagreement from the Coalition of Minorities Advisory Committee, which, until Thursday, filled the same role of advising the board […]

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A Handy Periodic Table of the Elements for K12 Teachers and Students

September , 2015K12 Periodic Table of the Elements is a great iPad app for Science teachers and students. As its name indicate, this app allows students to explore the elements together with their key attributes in a simple and easy to use way. K12 Periodic Table of the Elements, created by K12 Inc as part […]

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