Weekly News Round-up: 9.26.2014

By Alex Honeysett 09.25.2014 blog

This week, we’re highlighting articles in the education space about high school students who protested a curriculum-review committee to promote patriotism, the way due process laws for teachers are different state by state and Google’s recommendations for staying safe online.

In Colorado, a Student Counterprotest to an Anti-Protest Curriculum
As this New York Times article explains, earlier this week hundreds of high school students took to the streets of the Jefferson County School District in Colorado to protest a curriculum review focused on promoting patriotism.

This is How Google Recommends You Stay Safe Online
To make sure you’re keeping yourself and your students safe online, check out these recommendations from Google, including learning how to wipe your iPad and mobile device and never sending sensitive information via email.

Due Process Laws Vary for Teachers by State
As this EdWeek article explains, an analysis by the organization found “an array of often-complicated state policies guiding how teachers are fired, and their rights to appeal such actions.” Read on for a breakdown of how these policies differ state by state.

Embracing Student Creativity with a Wonder Shelf
If you’re looking to bring “excitement, engagement and elements of a Makerspace” into your classroom, check out this blog from a math high school teacher who created “wonder shelves” for her students. Courtesy of Edutopia.

EdTech Trend: Google Forms
This week, our resident education blogger gives a rundown on Google Forms, and how this tool is “perfect for collecting information throughout the school day.”


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