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Some good ideas for software developers on what EDU apps should feature.  I think having the data 'trapped' in their systems is a pretty big one.  We shouldn't have to go to three places to see how a student is performing, and interoperability is key to that.
“We’ve basically run our public schools off of [Microsoft] Excel for the last 20 years. But all that is changing...” -- IT Manager-- The strategic use of software by public schools is shifting from a “nice-to-have” to a core driver of student achievement and organizational performance. Schools are
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What a nice ride.  I bet it good gas mileage.
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Yeah... Its rough all over man.
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I feel so old....
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If you haven't read about the Love Ninja teacher, it's well worth your time.

"You see, Chase’s teacher is not looking for a new seating chart or “exceptional citizens.” Chase’s teacher is looking for lonely children. She’s looking for children who are struggling to connect with other children. She’s identifying the little ones who are falling through the cracks of the class’s social life. She is discovering whose gifts are going unnoticed by their peers. And she’s pinning down — right away — who’s being bullied and who is doing the bullying."
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First time in a year back on cross country skis - which route shall I take?  #easyone
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Heh - that and I always forget when you go down a hill, you always have to get back up another one.
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Students who used longhand remembered more and had a deeper understanding of the material
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Yep - real big ones (4x6) and then we typed it into a shared Google Doc for everyone to see on their mobile device.
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