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Friday, March 22, 2013

EduDemic: 25 Twitter Tips For Students, Parents, And Teachers


Posted: 20 Mar 2013 03:35 PM PDT
twitter writing
Twitter can be a powerful weapon in your arsenal of learning resources. So we figured a few Twitter tips for students and others might be in order.
Posted: 20 Mar 2013 09:05 AM PDT
This infographic is simply too ridiculous NOT to share. It details social networks if they were each a cat. Yep.
Posted: 20 Mar 2013 05:05 AM PDT
common core
A free common core app is available that breaks down the many standards by topic and grade level. Worth a free download.



Turnitin FREE 30-Minute Webcast: The Complete Assessment Package

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The Complete Assessment Package is an innovative new concept that mixes various traditional elements of assessment such as rubrics and norming into an easy-to-implement assessment program that can increase student learning and success.

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PAR Issues Commentary on Louisiana Tax Reform

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March 21, 2013                  

The Public Affairs Research Council has prepared an initial review of the Governor's tax reform plan. 
Louisiana's discussion of tax reform has begun. The proposals on the table will generate the most significant fiscal policy debate in many years in Louisiana. This initial review by PAR makes several observations about the current reform package and the primary numerical assumptions underlying the proposal. Whatever decisions are made, they should be based on objective, well-supported and verifiable information. 
This commentary is now available on PAR's website here. 
Recent materials released on the governor's plan can be found on PAR's I.Link.Louisiana page found here.  
The Public Affairs Research Council (PAR) is a private, nonprofit, non-partisan public policy research organization focused on pointing the way toward a more efficient, effective, transparent and accountable Louisiana government. PAR was founded in 1950 and is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization supported by foundation and corporate grants and individual donations. 

PAR is an independent voice, offering solutions to critical public issues in Louisiana through accurate, objective research and focusing public attention on those solutions.

More about PAR at 



PAR Louisiana | 4664 Jamestown Ave., Suite 300 | P.O. Box 14776 | Baton Rouge | LA | 70898-4776



Dillard University Honors Convocation Tuesday, March 26th 11:00 a.m.

Dillard University Honors Convocation
Tuesday, March 26th
11:00 a.m.
Lawless Memorial Chapel

The faculty and staff must assemble in academic regalia by 10:45 a.m., in front of Rosenwald Hall. The Faculty Marshals will arrange the order of the procession and will lead faculty and staff members to their reserved seats. The procession will begin promptly at 11:00 a.m.

Cynthia M. Carter
Administrative Specialist
Office of Academic Affairs
Dillard University
504.816.4662 (ph)
504.816.4144 (fax)


eClassroom News: 24 iPad apps to support Bloom’s Taxonomy

eClassroom News
March 22 , 2013

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How the Common Core is redefining math instruction

Besides content-area knowledge, the Common Core math standards include a list of eight skills that math teachers should integrate across the curriculum.What does teaching math look like under the Common Core standards? Lots of classroom interaction and ... [Read More]

Occupational therapy for special-needs students moves online

All of the exercises that OTs use with students in a face-to-face setting “can happen in a virtual environment,” too, says occupational therapist Robyn Chu.A young girl sits at a computer, wearing headphones. Her image appears in ... [Read More]

Student app developers win national prize

The 10 winning teams will work with engineers from the MIT Media Lab to develop their apps, and Verizon will provide support and training to help bring their concepts to market.Thanks to six students at Emory H. ... [Read More]

Adobe Education Exchange now features free professional development

Billed as “one of the largest communities of creative educators in the world,” the Adobe Education Exchange is a free online platform for educators using Adobe’s photo, video, and web design software to find, share, and discuss their ... [Read More]

How the ‘Big6’ can aid in Common Core implementation

With implementation of the Common Core State Standards under way, a method known as the Big6 can help ensure that a curriculum put in place to meet the standards is rich in information, problem-solving, and decision-making, its creators ... [Read More]

Middle school 3D printing program garners international attention

The price of 3-D printers has dropped sharply over the last two years, with machines that once cost $20,000, now at $1,000 or less, educators say.With a Japanese television news crew keeping close watch last week, science ... [Read More]

24 iPad apps to support Bloom’s Taxonomy

Many iPad apps serve to boost student engagement and collaboration.Bloom’s Taxonomy, introduced in the 1950s as a system of organizing learning objectives into a pyramid, traditionally has started with creating at the top, followed by evaluating, analyzing, ... [Read More]

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