Author Archives: Sandy Fleetwood

Council searches for sponsor for new school for children with special educational needs

BRADFORD Council is looking for a sponsor to run a new school for pupils with social, emotional and mental health needs. Earlier this summer the council secured funding for a new school for 72 young ten to 19 year olds, and a 12 bed residential facility. The plan is for it to be built on […]

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Educational Advocacy – RAPT Monroe County

Display Month: From:  To:  State Agency(s): Entry Type:  (View) Entry Category:  (View) IN.gov Category:  (View) Keyword(s): Submit Entry Details [DCS] Educational Advocacy – RAPT Monroe County Start Date:  2/23/2017 Start Time:  2:00 PM End Date:  2/23/2017 End Time:  4:00 PM Entry DescriptionEducational AdvocacyResource and Adoptive Parent Training (RAPT)2 CreditsThursday, February 23rd, 2pm-4pmMonroe County Training Center1791 […]

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6 Great Books on Digital Literacies

January 2, 2017Digitality has radically redefined the concept of  learning expanding its breadth to unprecedented extremes. New epistemologies have seen the light and with them comes a bunch of new literacies, some call them digital literacies others call them 21st century literacies, but regardless of the nomeclature, these new literacies have rapidly morphed into learning […]

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6 of The Best iPad Apps for Annotating and Marking Up PDFs for Teachers

December 8, 2016Throughout our blogging experience in reviewing educational mobile apps and web tools, we come to compile and arrange what we believe are the best apps to use for a variety of educational purposes. In today’s post we are sharing with you an example of such collections. This is a selection of our top […]

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6 Indispensable Resources for Teachers Using Macs in Their Classrooms

November 8, 2016For those of you using Macs in their instruction, the resources below are definitely worth checking. These are free interactive guides provided for free by Apple Education to help teachers and students tap into the full educational potential of Macs. While the first interactive guide in this list covers the general theme of […]

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Supreme Court Warns Electoral Candidates With Punishment On False Educational Degree

In a recent event of sessions held in Supreme Court of India, it has warned and briefed up Election Commission for choosing right candidate from the constituency. It further warned to punish those electoral candidates or legislative bodies who possesses false documents regarding educational degree or of similar sort. The decision came on Tuesday as […]

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ITT Educational Services, Inc. (NYSE:ESI) Shares Slump on Department of Education Ruling

ITT Educational Services, Inc. (NYSE:ESI) shares were down 18.42% on Monday after the ED ruled that the company can no longer enroll students with federal aid. ITT Educational Services, Inc. (NYSE:ESI) shares were down 18.42% on Monday to $0.442 then bounced 0.79% in after-hours trading. The company has a market cap of $4.12 million at […]

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By Mimi Murphy | mmurphy@wtvo.com Published 08/24 2016 09:54PM Updated 08/24 2016 09:54PM ROCKFORD Creative thinking in the classroom can be as vital as reading and math.  That’s what teachers at a Rockford school believe and they’re using a unique educational model that proves there’s power in problem solving. Teachers at Spectrum Progressive School become […]

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President Humala proposes Pacific Alliance quality certification at educational level

11:23. Puerto Varas (Chile), Jul. 1. Peruvian President Ollanta Humala proposed to introduce a quality certification scheme aimed at educational qualifications of citizens from the Pacific Alliance (PA) member countries. In his speech at the “Pacific Alliance: Future Vision” panel of the Business Summit, Mr. Humala said the Latin American trade bloc is focused not […]

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Task force on public education in Maine holds first meeting in secret

AUGUSTA – In blatant disregard of Maine’s open meetings laws, Gov. Paul LePage and a handful of state lawmakers, both Republican and Democrat, convened a secret meeting of a legislative blue ribbon task force on education Monday morning. Despite protests from other lawmakers, the Maine Education Association and the state’s press corps, LePage’s staff denied […]

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Some Very Helpful Resources for Vocabulary Learning (Chart)

March 31, 2016Vocabulary learning is an essential component in language learning. It helps students become more expressive with  their language and enriches the lexical repertoire they  draw on in their composition. Technology provides learners with endless possibilities and resources for building their vocabularies. These include games, exercises and activities, video definitions, visual and graphic guides […]

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Some Very Good New EdTech Tools for Teachers

March 16, 2016Here are this week’s new EdTech tools we want to bring to your attention. You may want to give them a try and see if they work for you. Some of the things you can perform with these tools include: organize teacher parent conferences, manage tasks and to-do lists, create a simple one-page […]

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Here Is An Excellent Google Drive Tool for Creating Rubrics

October 31, 2015OrangeSlice:Teacher Rubric is an interesting Google Docs add-on to use for creating rubric selections and converting the Analysis or Holistic rubric into a percentage or points grade. This app, according to its developer, comes to fill in the grading deficiency in Google Classroom and Docs. As he stated, ‘Google docs and Classroom are […]

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Two Must Have Google Sheets Templates for Teachers

October 27, 2015Google has recently revamped its template galleries for Docs, Sheets and Slides and introduced some handy pre-designed templates to use with students in class. The galleries are still a work-in progress and feature only a limited set of templates but more will be released in the upcoming weeks. We spent sometime sifting through […]

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