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If This is About Digital Equity…

Yesterday, the FCC voted to “Modernize Lifeline.” This was the culmination of a long process to provide families which qualify for the lifeline subsidy for their home telephone to now be able to use this subsidy for access to broadband.   While addressing the CUE conference on educational technology just a few weeks ago, FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel said, “There was a time when access to broadband was a luxury. No more. And nowhere is that as clear as it is in education.” Rosenworcel has been a huge proponent of the “Modernization” of Lifeline. She has actively campaigned for the FCC…

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Smarter Schools Panel Video, Washington, DC

This is a Panel Video of myself (Daisy Dyer Duerr), Kerry Gallagher, Milton Bryant, & James Richardson, moderated by Greg Toppo of USA Today- discussing the importance of Technology in our Schools. (And other things…)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fFoYyesr7E

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Digital Learning Day 2015 Video

St. Paul Schools Digital Learning Day 2015 Video Produced by The Alliance for Excellence in Education. 

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Do Teachers Need Response To Intervention?

Guest Post on Peter DeWitt’s “Finding Common Ground” EdWeek Blog 3/17/2016 http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/finding_common_ground/2016/03/do_teachers_need_response_to_intervention.html Response to Intervention (RTI) is something we talk about quite a bit in education. In fact, there are few successful schools you can enter today that don’t have far-reaching RTI systems of support for their students. When students struggle, they may need something extra to help them along, and other students need an intervention that may be a little more in depth. As a former school principal, I understand the benefits of RTI. Having been the Principal of a failing school where successful RTI implementation was instrumental in…

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Hello….It’s Me (Your Student)

Who doesn’t love Adele’s song Hello ? I decided to tweak the lyrics from the perspective of a student…in today’s highly test-heavy environment. So….here is “Hello…It’s Me (Your Student)” by Daisy Dyer Duerr. I promise not to add any audio…although it does sound good with the music…just not with my voice!! www.andersonsmiddlezone.com HELLO….It’s ME (Your Student) Hello, it’s me, I was wondering If after all these SCHOOL years you’d like to speak…to go over; something They say in time I’m supposed to be learning, But I’m NOT doing much learning FOR ME. Hello, can you hear me? I’m in Core Classes…

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Rural Rocks

www.rural-rocks.com As a rural educator and an advocate for rural schools across the United States & the World…I am thrilled with the things I’m seeing in our rural schools. I’ve watched educators and communities coming together to serve students and provide the best possible environments for learning in some of the most remote and isolated areas you can imagine.  School districts are going above and beyond to provide High Speed Internet not just in their schools, but also in their communities. I’ve seen school buses equipped with wireless Hot Spots so students may access the internet on their often long,…

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5 Things Making Me HAPPY in Education!

psychologytoday.org Today I’m excited about so many great things I see and hear happening in schools. Here’s five things that are really making me HAPPY in Education: 1)   Celebrations of Innovation It’s so exciting to see innovation not only being encouraged, but being celebrated in education.  Groups across the nation are offering “Innovation” grants to teachers for projects within their classrooms, simply to promote innovative practices to improve the education/engagement/learning outcomes for our students. Students are being awarded scholarships to go to “Coding & STEM Education Camps;” it wasn’t long ago these weren’t even available to our students, much less…

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Relevance vs. Relationships: I’ve Got a Question?

via relevantchildrensministry.com Does having a relationship with a student automatically make an educator relevant to that student in the classroom? I have had some interesting conversations about this topic, about “Generation Z,” the very students walking our halls right now, and the idea that a relationship does NOT equate to relevance in the classroom. Let me explain how this all started. As a parent of two “Gen Z” kiddos, I’m trying to understand the balance of technology infused instruction vs. what might be considered traditional methods that will best meet my children’s learning needs. I want my kids to be…

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EduAllStars Episode 17

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Small Town School – Global Education: Sabra Provence – Session 1

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