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10 things Teachers Want in Professional Development

sketch by @SylviaDuckworthWhile on Twitter today this graphic caught my eye. It was posted by @MindShiftKQED linking to an article on their blog. The …

Pedagogy

15 Common Mistakes Teachers Make Teaching With Technology

<b>15 Common Mistakes Teachers Make Teaching With Technology</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p><b>The role of technology in learning</b> isn’t entirely clear–or rather, is …

Part 3: Over 35 Formative Assessment Tools To Enhance Formative Learning Opportunities

<i>Welcome to post number three in a series devoted to formative learning (assessment). In this post I showcase some tools that can assist in both</i> …

Education Technology

Innovative Teaching: It’s not the technology, it’s the thinking

Written by Christopher Bronke for Redesign Challenge<p>I can read your mind; I promise. Watch. When I say the word “innovation”, what one word comes to …

Here Is A Great App for Creating Educational Documentaries with Students

August 30, 2015<br>Videocraft is an excellent iPad app to use with students to create short educational documentaries.The app is both a multi-track video …

Education Technology

6 Storytelling Apps That Get English Language Learners Talking

For English language learners (ELLs) in the classroom, speaking English in front of others — particularly native speakers — can cause tremendous …

Education Technology

The 5 Times Technology Shouldn't be Used in the Classroom

Using technology in the classroom doesn’t have to be an all-or-nothing adventure. We need to pay attention to its impact on student learning, and …

The best desert holidays and tours

Maybe Mark Twain captured it best. In his far-foraging travelogue The Innocents Abroad, published in 1869, Samuel Clemens (Twain’s real name) cast his gaze across the hard landscape of what is now Israel and appraised the scene with bleak fascination.<p>“These unpeopled deserts, these rusty mounds of …

National Parks

Create an Interactive Classroom Environment Without Technology

August 31, 2015<p>Mark Twain once said, “College is a place where a professor’s lecture notes go straight to the students’ lecture notes, without …

Education Technology

How to Be Happier Without Really Trying

You are already a happiness expert. Seriously. You’re just a bit inconsistent.<p>You already do a lot of things that researchers recommend for increased …

Happiness

Next week, Apple could finally succeed where Microsoft has failed for almost 20 years

If the rumors are true, the new Apple TV will be a $200-ish machine with an intriguing new motion-based remote, a version of the Siri virtual digital assistant, and, most importantly, access to a full-fledged App Store, taking it well beyond the 60-some-odd carefully chosen media partners it …

Smart TV

11 morning routine tweaks that will make the rest of your day more productive

I don't know anyone who couldn't use a little boost in their energy and self-control.<p>Researchers at the University of Nottingham recently published findings from their exploration of 83 separate studies on energy and self-control. What they found will change the way you start your day.<p>The …

Time Management

How to tell if someone is lying

For those of us that aren't in that camp, lying can be one of the most confusing, least understood parts of human nature.<p>The Ashley Madison incident prompted lying expert Paul Ekman, Ph.D. to send us a list of the 8 myths about lying.<p>Ekman is famous for his research on lying. The television series …

Psychology