With VideoANT, you can collaboratively annotate videos

VideoANT is a free tool for collaboratively annotating videos. I first wrote about VideoANT back in 2010. Recently, as I learned from Nathan Hall, VideoANT received a major facelift that makes it easier to use than it was before. The first improvement to note is that the service is now built on HTML5, which means that Flash is no longer needed.

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Setting a Foundation with Reading and Writing

Joseph Lopez has brought the Texas Literacy Initiative to El Paso.

A Compassionate Curriculum

One Connecticut teacher’s mission to instill empathy and love in today’s children.

Mississippi Prepares New Push on Education

Leaders of the city in the impoverished Delta region — known as the crossroads of the blues where Robert Johnson once lived — hope improved education will help stanch a hemorrhaging population that now stands at 18,000.

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Interest in Charter Schools in South Carolina Spikes Despite Challenges

Charter school families in Horry County will rejoice in August when Coastal Leadership Academy opens its doors, providing a charter high school option for students who now attend charter schools that only provide instruction through grade eight.

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Fiction Novel Opens the Door to Life Skills in La. District

Keeping Cursive in the Classroom

Open Education: Take Back the Curriculum

Education technology consultant Karen Fasimpaur sounds like a revolutionary when she gets fired up talking about the potential of open educational resources, the textbooks and other educational tools made available as free downloads or interactive Web experiences.

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Dallas ISD Shelves Plan to Lengthen School Day

A plan Dallas ISD Superintendent Mike Miles and his cabinet members were considering to extend the school day has been delayed for a year, Miles told district employees Wednesday. For the past several months, DISD administrators had been debating the idea of adding 30 minutes to the school day. Students would have started school 15 minutes earlier and stayed 15 minutes later, adding the equivalent of 11 additional school days over the entire year.

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Homework or Not? That is the (Research) Question.

Weighing the conflicting evidence.