Weekly News Round-up September 19, 2014

By Alex Honeysett 09.19.2014 blog

This week, the education industry was talking about a new report regarding gender gaps in schools, how civic education is being taught in classrooms today and integrating one of the most popular social media platforms — Instagram! — into teachers’ daily lesson plans.

That and more in the round-up below!

Ed-Tech Leader Gender Gaps Identified in New Study
A recent report by EdWeek and CoSN found that “female technology leaders working for U.S. school districts appear to earn less money than their male counterparts and face more limited access to the top positions in their field—despite tending to be more experienced and equally, if not better, credentialed.” For a look at the rest of the report’s finding, check out this EdWeek summary.

10 Ways To Use Instagram In Your Classroom
Here at Channel One News, we love Instagram because of how much our community of students loves the platform. If you’re looking for ways to incorporate Instagram into your daily lesson plans, check out this article from Edudemic. And we’ll see you on Instagram!

Funding Doesn’t Follow National Praise for Civic Education
As another Constitution Day came and went this week, EdWeek argued that “civic education might need more support than ever.” Check out this article and tell us what you think in the comments below: are students being taught enough about civics?

Educating Parents About Education
As this Edutopia article explains, “we are now almost halfway through the second decade of the 21st century, we need to get everyone up to speed. This requires educating parents about the education of their children.” For a few tips on how to do just that, read on.

Social Studies Strategies: Tableau in the Classroom
This week, our resident education blogger explored a new way to breathe life into your Social Studies lesson – by staying absolutely still.


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  4. I love it

  5. AWSOME BROS 😉 <3

  6. Marisol Botello

    It was fine……………… WE SURVIVED THE WEEK PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😀

  7. 21dafls

    This was a very good week!
    I liked it a lot. I watch it every day in my class

  8. JesseJones

    This weekends roundup us a pretty good story to me

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