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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

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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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The Understanding of a Proper Ed Reform in the U.S.

Shaun Johnson came up with an interesting article over the Huffington Post where he takes pride on unionized teachers who tragically died that day of December, in Sandy Hook Elementary.

We are not only interested on the testing of courage questions, Johnson calls to answer, but an excerpt of two paragraphs which to our ubderstanding explains the state of the education reform in the U.S.:

    For instance, the vast majority of educators with whom I worked over the years understand the negative consequences of excessive standardized testing. Teachers with actual classroom experience understand the excessive weight of outcomes based accountability and realize that, after more than a decade, it's not working. Educators comprehend the crushing effects of poverty and are confused when limited resources are spent on test security, for example, rather than the arts.

    Shifting our focus away from testing, from scripted curricula and detailed pacing guides, and spending less on test infrastructure at the expense of more immediate needs, are important ways to protect children. So, how will you test your courage today? Will you refrain from one test, just one? Can you perhaps begin preparations for testing one week later, maybe two, and teaching something important instead? Could you test your courage by starting a book club with colleagues that offers an alternative view to what the county superintendent supports?

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Education & Tech: Top 10 Most Popular Posts 2012

Hi eveyone, this is Milton Ramirez wishing you all the best in this New Year from Union, New Jersey. I hope you have enjoyed the holidays and that you come back recharged for a new and fresh start this 2013. Tomorrow we start to work. We are lucky to have a place to make our lives productive and aside make some money.

According to Blogger metrics, our education-readers this year were most interested in articles about classroom study strategies, including the pros and cons of students wearing uniforms, social media on education, and the ever changing rol of a teacher in the new century.

And, now, here are the top ten most popular posts over this past year in Education & Tech (starting at number ten and ending at number one):

10. 35 Ed Blogs You May Not Know About (But Should)
9. Teachers: Should You Care If Students Like YOU?
8. Is the 'Unfollow' a New Norm on Twitter?
7. How Is Technology Impacting College Education?
6. Game Change: How game-based learning helps Common Core
5. How Teachers Are Isolated to Find Solutions to Adolescent Literacy Problems
4. The Changing Role of the Teacher in the 21st Century
3. The Challenging Effect of Social Media on Education
2. Should Students Wear Uniforms to School?
1. Top 10 Highly Successful Study Habits for Students

It's been great getting to know all our readers through their comments, tweets, and feedback. I hope you've found this list useful and, again, share comprehensive K-12 teacher-coverage news during 2013.

Other popular posts can be found browsing our list per year: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011.

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