Betty Ray

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Tags Game-Based Learning
December 23, 2011

Happy holidays from all of us at Edutopia. This video is about a wonderful teacher who is helping fourth graders understand world peace. Enjoy!

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Tags Education Trends
September 30, 2011

Last year, the first-ever Education Nation summit in New York City took a lot of heat for under-representing the teacher perspective. They dropped a divisive bomb from the get-go by screening the movie Waiting for Superman...

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Tags Game-Based Learning
June 26, 2011

There's nothing like an 8-hour infusion of passionate, creative and focused problem-solving.

I am in Philly for the ISTE 2011 conference, and spent the day at the inspiring prequel to this annual edtech gathering:...

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Tags New-Teacher Support
May 27, 2011

Editor's Note: Through video observation, collaborative planning, and candid, constructive criticism, California high school math teachers Mike Fauteux and Rose Zapata have devised a formula to improve their practice and increase student achievement. After Edutopia produced this...

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Tags Social and Emotional Learning
March 23, 2011

Editor's Note: Today's blogger is Dr Joseph Durlak, lead author of a recent study, "The Impact of Enhancing Students" Social and Emotional Learning: A Meta-Analysis of School-Based Universal Interventions," published in the January-February 2011 issue of Child Development.

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Tags Education Trends
March 9, 2011

In November of last year, the Department of Education released its National Education Technology Plan (NETP) after 18 months of input from educators, government officials, and industry people.

Earlier this year here on Edutopia,...

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Tags Teacher Leadership
March 4, 2011

Editor's Note: Today's guest blogger is Diane Ravitch, an historian of education, an educational policy analyst, and former United States Assistant Secretary of Education. She is now a research professor at New York University's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development...

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Tags Teacher Leadership
January 26, 2011

Do it Yourself -- or DIY -- culture has been around since the 90s. (Remember 'zines, and indie record labels?) Now that technology is a gazillion times cheaper, more pervasive and powerful, the DIY movement is spreading into almost every aspect of society.

This has powerful implications...

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Tags Project-Based Learning
January 18, 2011

Editor's Note: Today's guest blogger is Catherine Vanier, a 7th grade Science teacher and MESA science club coordinator in Richmond, California. Catherine chose to use STEMposium as a learning moment in her classroom and asked her students to tell their stories of STEM.

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Tags Student Engagement
January 10, 2011

Editor's Note: Today's guest blogger is Paula White, a grandma, teacher, Apple Distinguished Educator (ADE), DEN STAR, Google Certified Teacher, camper, Gifted Resource Teacher, NETS*T certified, and lover of learning.

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Stanford d. school (design thinking bootcamp), TEDxSFED, Learning Man, OCTribe, NTEN