Earbuds in the Classroom: Blessing or Burden?

Earbuds in the Classroom: Blessing or Burden?

If music does significantly help students (and that is a big if), what is the solution?  Why doesn’t Pandora or Spotify create a school-specific platform for high school students?  How hard could it be to come up with a solution and partner with schools to offer a fun resource that has limited customization to distract students?

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Effective Edtech - 5 Literacy Options

Effective Edtech - 5 Literacy Options

I am nearing the end of my seventh year as a Tennessee teacher, and it is incredible to think of how much the technology landscape has changed in such a short time.  Sometimes we get so wrapped up in other topics, the integration can feel seamless.  Other times, we can feel smacked in the face with second order changes like 1:1 devices and online assessments.  No one would argue, though, that the tools teachers have today dramatically increase the variety of learning experiences students can have.  In my school, our math and ELA teachers are buying in big time to this transition.

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