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Why parents struggle with Common Core math: “The diagrams are absolutely insane.”

<i>A correction to an earlier version of this article has been appended to the end of the article.</i><p>When Veera Sinha was a little girl in India, her …

Where Edtech and Its Investors Miss the Mark

<i>“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” - William Butler Yeats</i>To Impact Investors, Foundations, and Policy Makers, I …

Teaching

3 Popular EdTech Platforms You Need to Know

Education Ecosystem<p>Education Ecosystem(LiveEdu) is working on a Blockchain based professional development platform. They connect different …

7 Digital Learning Theories and Models You Should Know

While pursuing our teaching degrees we were introduced to various learning theorists and their insights about how people learn best. Some familiar …

Still Confused About Auxiliary And Modal Verbs Infographic

Still Confused About Auxiliary And Modal Verbs InfographicAuxiliary verbs are mostly a “helper verbs” that can be used in combination with other …

Education technology is a global opportunity

Emmanuel Nataf Contributor<p>Emmanuel Nataf is the CEO and co-founder of Reedsy, a curated marketplace that connects authors and publishers with editors, designers and marketers. Emmanuel is a regular contributor to Inc, Fast Company, LitReactor, Electric Literature and Thought Catalog.<p>$8.15 billion. …

Education Technology

5 Key Elements Every eLearning Course Targeting Adult Learners Should Have

5 Key Elements To Include In eLearning Courses For Adult Learners<p>The human brain adapts as we get older. It’s physically larger, which means it can …

The Simple System For Planning Project Based Learning Experiences

The most successful teaching begins, therefore, with clarity about desired learning outcomes and about the evidence that will show that learning has …

CrossFit Online Courses

Overview<p>The CrossFit Judges Course offers an introduction to the skills a CrossFit judge will use during any competition and is a prerequisite to …

eLearning Summit 2018

<b>8:30 Registration, morning coffee and tea</b><p><b>8:50 Opening remarks from chair:</b><p><b>Joint sessions on eLearning design and effectiveness</b><p><b>9:05am: Opening Keynote:</b> …

The Seven Biggest Lies that Keep Teachers from Implementing Project-Based Learning

We know that kids learn at a deeper level when they do meaningful projects. We’ve seen how it increases engagement and creates memorable experiences. …

Pedagogy

Innovation with Classroom Videos: mysimpleshow Video Creation Tool

How are you using video in your classroom? mysimpleshow is a digital learning resource for do-it-yourself explainer classroom videos. I shared this …

Betsy DeVos Touts Personalized Learning, Slams Common Core and Reform Efforts

U.S. Education Secretary spared no words in her critique of education reform efforts during the Bush and Obama administrations. “I don’t think there …

30 Best Online Course Websites to Learn UI/UX (Updated)

I’ve been browsing Quora lately and this site is a terrific platform to communicate with each other. When encounter a problem, I go to the site to …

11 Companies That Are Going To Revolutionize 2018

This past year has been marked with disruptive innovations that promise to upend almost every single industry. From the rise of Blockchain and Virtual Reality, to the proliferation of voice-enabled assistants, companies across the board are aiming to make daily life more efficient, entertaining and …

Mobile Devices

10 websites every school computer lab should bookmark | Salon.com

When kids visit the computer lab after school, they're usually there to finish homework and pass the time productively, so you want them to access the best tools possible. These math, reading, news, and reference websites can help kids practice skills, find facts, and explore cool topics. And if …

How Seesaw accidentally became a teacher’s pet at 1/4 of US schools

It began as just another photo sharing startup founded by a Facebook exec. It ended up in 200,000 classrooms from kindergarten to 12th grade in 25,000 schools across 100 countries. All because of one truism: When a student’s audience is the world, they want their work to be good. When their …

This company wants to unclog your Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi is one of the most commonly used forms of wireless technology available today. Nearly every modern device, whether it's your laptop, smartphone, tablet, wearable, or even home appliance connects to Wi-Fi networks to reach the internet. That means that Wi-Fi networks often get congested and …

Get ready for Li-Fi, a technology 100 times faster than Wi-Fi

The world might eventually have to shift its reliance on Wi-Fi to Li-Fi, an alternative technology that scientists say can reach speeds of 1 Gbps in …

Wi-Fi

What Successful Technology Integration Must Mean for Educational Leaders

Technology integration is the use of technological resources like computers, mobile devices like smartphones and tablets, digital cameras, social …

Your presentations are putting people to sleep — here's how to fix them

Numbers can be an overwhelming part of a presentation for the average person, but that doesn't mean they shouldn't be included. Data plays a vital role in nearly every aspect of business — from decision making to strategy to understanding everyday consumer behavior.<p>The secret to making data …

Infographics

7 Must-Have Android Tablet Apps For the Classroom

Eighty-six percent of American students say tablets help them study more efficiently, and their teachers are almost as supportive, with 81 percent …

8 Excellent Blended Learning Tools for Teachers

September 25, 2015 <br>In its basic and simplest definition, blended learning is an instructional methodology, a teaching and learning approach that …

Education Technology

The best infographics of 2015, and why we can’t stop looking at them

You’re not alone. We’re obsessed too. Over the last few years, a steady stream of illustrated charts, diagrams, maps, and process drawings have fed and fostered a raging appetite for infographics. Gareth Cook, a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and a former editor at <i>The Boston Globe</i>, has been sifting …

Six Things Real Leaders Don't Do (Like Boss People Around)

People get hired or promoted into leadership roles every day. Sadly, when they get the job they may get little or no training on how to lead a team.<p>Because no one tells them how to lead, how to communicate with their team members or how to inspire people, they are left with the mistaken idea that …

Employment

3 Important Google Drive Updates Teachers Should Know About

July 17, 2015<br>Over the last 10 days, Google released some important updates to Google Drive which we are re-sharing with you below in case you missed …

Write a Python Calculator Imperatively

Parsing is one of the difficult subjects in computer science. Conventionally, we reduce programming language into a simple mathematics model -- …

3 Excellent Google Sheets Tools to Enhance Teachers Workflow

July 8, 2015<br>Here are three good Google Sheets add-ons to ease off your workflow and boost your productivity.Some of the things you can do with these …

Children should advance in school according to skill, not age

In 2010, a fifth-grade student named Jack started the year at the bottom of his class in math at Santa Rita Elementary School in the Los Altos School District in California. He struggled to keep up, and grew to consider himself one of those kids who would just never quite ‘‘get it.’’ In a typical …

Pedagogy