Sunday, November 20, 2016

Educational Links 11/21/16

Justices Pose Sharp Questions in Service-Dog Case

http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2016/11/16/justices-pose-sharp-questions-in-service-dog-case.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+EducationWeekSpecialEducation+%28Education+Week%3A+Special+Education%29 

The Best Interactive Web Tools for Educators

http://www.edudemic.com/best-web-tools/ 

Technology Archives

http://www.teachthought.com/category/the-future-of-learning/technology/ 

Understanding Dyslexia 

https://www.understood.org/en/learning-attention-issues/child-learning-disabilities/dyslexia/understanding-dyslexia 

Stressed out: the psychological effects of tests on primary school children

http://www.theedadvocate.org/stressed-psychological-effects-tests-primary-school-children/ 

Project-Based Learning

https://www.edutopia.org/project-based-learning 

Stressed out: the psychological effects of tests on primary school children

http://www.theedadvocate.org/stressed-psychological-effects-tests-primary-school-children/ 

Some parents are so angry with the testing regime facing their children that they have come together in an attempt to boycott primary school exams. Preparation by teachers for these standardised achievement tests (SATs) in England have involved a narrowing of the curriculum, including a specific focus on spelling, punctuation and grammar.

Parents believe that their children should be stimulated instead by more enriching activities and projects. There is also a worry that the tests may cause undue stress and pressure on their young children to perform well. These beliefs are widespread: more than 49,000 parents have signed a petition to abolish SATs altogether.

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