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Children Playing with Toy Guns and Imaginary Assault Weapons in School: Problem?

Rae Pica with Nancy Carlsson-Paige, Jane Katch, Peter DeWitt, Deborah J. Stewart

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Is playing cops and robbers dead? In the wake of the Newtown tragedy, school teachers and administrators are showing heightened concerns about violence of all sorts. But is imaginary gunplay among young kids really a threat? Some schools are responding with new zero-tolerance policies on violent play. Should toy guns and gunplay really be banned in schools? 

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How PLNs Are Transforming Education and Returning Classrooms to Teachers

Rae Pica with Will Richardson, Lynne Schrum, Jason Flom

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In this segment our guests explain how personal learning networks are empowering teachers to reform education from the inside out and how the growth of these networks is empowering teachers in unprecedented ways.

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Lonely, Isolated Educators: Why?

Rae Pica with Rob Mancabelli, Lisa Nielsen, Nicholas Provenzano, Erin Klein

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Feelings of isolation occur with some regularity among educators. Teachers spend much of their day separated from peers in classrooms that can become silos. However, technology is providing new ways for teachers to connect with peers both near and far. Our guests today walk us through the process of getting connected.

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Homework? Really? That's So 1950s

Rae Pica with Janine Bempechat, Etta Kralovec, Josh Stumpenhorst, Brian Nichols

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The debate about homework is heating up again, much of it driven by connected educators through social media. The growing consensus is that the notion of homework has passed its expiration date, but has it? Are you still assigning homework? Should you?

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Project-Based Learning: Integrating Technology

Rae Pica with Dr. William Bender, Suzie Boss, Anthony Cody, Vicki Davis

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Integrating technology into project-based learning can take your teaching to a whole new level. The challenge is knowing what technologies to embrace, how to use them, and where to draw the line. Our guests offer some sound guidance.

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