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Education + Tech

Education & Tech, was created to build hope that education based on social technologies, can transform the new century, and enable abundance not only spiritually but economically. Milton Ramirez, Ed.D. - @tonnet is the founder & editor. He is a teacher, tech blogger, writes on education, and hails this blog from Union, NJ. For further questions, tips or concerns please e-mail him to:miltonramirez [at] educationandtech [dot] com

Teacher + Scholar

If you are a regular to Blog Education & Tech, you shall remember that I am a blogger and I'd written a post about education almost everyday since 2003. Education & Tech provides you with education news, expert tech advice, classroom management ideas, and social media tools for educators, administrators, parents and k-12 students.

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Education & Tech: News for Educators

We have been using the tag roundup to post some of the links we consider should be uploaded to Education and Tech (Se also our Delicious account for more links).

Beginning today we've decided to also add to that section of round ups, all tweets marked as favorites on our account on Twitter. Beyond posting it on Diigo, all our fav posts should appear in here from now on.

I hope you can benefit, as much as I am, after reading these posts:

The rest of my favorite links are here.

The One Single Thing You Should Know About Blogging

Back in the 2007 I wrote a post about the reason why nobody was reading our blog, and seems to me, according to statistics, this post has been among the top ever posted on Education & Tech.

Bloggers first were criticized because they didn't follow the rigor all journalist are familiar with. Then, it was called to Internet attention that bloggers shouldn't be considered as journalists at all. And lately, everyone claims that bloggers need to start publishing original content and be good communicators.

However, many had leap from blogging to live streaming, to content producers. But the idea and principles behind blogging remains, specially on these days where many are screaming for an Internet neutrality. Whoever has a blog, he or she has a responsibility: To contribute to their niche and make the Internet more savvier.

That is why I also want to point out to an interesting post regarding the things you should know about blogging. The single one thing you should know about publishing a blog:

    Building a blog audience takes time. During my Saturday morning appearance on Classroom 2.0 Live I mentioned that if you're serious about building a blog audience you have to keep on writing even if only your mother, father, wife, husband, or dog is reading your posts [...] If you're publishing on the web, someone will come across your writing. You want that first stranger who visits your blog to read your writing, so make sure they have plenty to read. If they like what they're read, they just might pass your blog along to one of their friends, and their friends pass it along to their friends, and.... before too long you'll have an audience to write for. That's when it gets really fun.

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Students Score High With EdTech Properly Implemented.

Project RED - Revolutionizing Education

Results reveal that one-to-one computing programs can have a big impact on achievement if properly implemented

Schools with one-to-one computing programs have fewer discipline problems, lower dropout rates, and higher rates of college attendance than schools with a higher ratio of students to computers, according to the results of a major new study. But for one-to-one programs to boost student achievement as well, they must be properly implemented, the study found.

Sixty-nine percent of the schools in the study reported that their students’ achievement scores on high-stakes tests were on the rise. Among schools with 1-to-1 computing programs, that figure was 70 percent. But it was 85 percent for schools with 1-to-1 computing programs that employed certain strategies for success, including electronic formative assessments on a regular basis and frequent collaboration of teachers in professional learning communities.

Read the analysis in this PDF document by Laura Devaney.

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