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The 50 Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education In 2017

As regular readers know, I’ve begun posting my end-of-year “The Best….” lists. There are over 1,700 regularly updated lists now. You can see them all …

This Teacher’s Optional, Flexible Homework Policy Is EVERYTHING

Like many parents out there, I hate homework I have some very mixed feeling about homework. I have seen the research suggesting that homework in …

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Just Gave the Best Leadership Advice in 7 Words | Inc.com

Well, I have to admit one thing today:<p>I underestimated what Satya Nadella could do for Microsoft.<p>When he first became Microsoft's CEO, the tech giant was in a mess.<p>Not only was it losing to its biggest competitors, there was a lot of infighting.<p>But Nadella turned things around.<p>Under his leadership, …

Employment

I've been in education for 20 years — here's what everyone gets wrong about kindergarten

I recently shared some of my research on how kindergarten has changed— namely, with more academics and less play. It generated a lot of interest, and most either thought my work was spot on or that I didn't understand how important it is for children to learn academics early so they can succeed in …

Feeling like an impostor? You can escape this confidence-sapping syndrome

Even the highest achievers, such as Albert Einstein and Maya Angelou, suffer from this corrosive form of low self-esteem. But there are coping strategies<p>The philosopher Bertrand Russell wrote: “The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and …

Self-improvement

Science Says Parents of Successful Kids Have These 13 Things in Common

How do you measure up?<p>Good parents want their kids to stay out of trouble, do well in school, and go on to do awesome things as adults.<p>And while …

A Master List of 1,300 Free Courses From Top Universities: 45,000 Hours of Audio/Video Lectures

For the past 11 years, we've been busy rummaging around the internet and adding courses to an ever-growing list of <b>Free Online Courses</b>, which now …

A free, teacher-less university in France is schooling thousands of future-proof programmers

Paris<p>When you walk into École 42, a teacher-less coding school in Paris, a few things leap out at you: a killer collection of provocative street art, including an illustrated condom machine at the front desk; iMacs as far as the eye can see; and a palpable buzz from the roughly 1,000 students …

Silicon Valley

5 Tough Interview Questions–and How You Should Answer Them

<i>This piece originally appeared on Monster.com.</i><p>If you feel like the job interview process is a complex combination of mind games that are intended to …

6 Tips to Liven Up Your Lectures

Many graduate students find themselves at the head of the classroom, first as teaching assistants and later as instructors. However, graduate study …

Ready for a Robot Co-Worker? Find Out How Likely Your Job Is to Be Automated

The robots are coming for our jobs—and we should welcome them. Why? Automation may help the U.S. economy break out of its productivity malaise. From …

How To Make Your Kids Smarter: 10 Steps Backed By Science

I’ve explored the science behind what makes kids happier, what type of parenting works best and what makes for joyful families.<p>But <b>what makes children</b> …

Millennial bug: why the ‘digital native’ is a myth

<b>Name:</b> Digital natives.<p><b>Age:</b> 16.<p><b>Appearance:</b> Head down, face illuminated by faint blue glow.<p><b>Hang on, before we start, how do I get this message off my screen? It’s telling me my iCloud is full up. Will that delete all my emails?</b> Just go to the “manage storage” option under the iCloud settings and …

Mark Zuckerberg

Adaptability: The Key Leadership Trait In The Digital Transformation

There’s a reason that dinosaurs no longer roam the earth: they couldn’t adapt to their changing environment. And just like those dinosaurs, many leaders today risk becoming fossils in the digital ecosystem if they can’t adapt to the changes happening in our current digital transformation.<p>In fact, …

Leadership

Basic Academic Writing

Stylish Academic Writing |Steven Pinker | Office of Faculty Development & Diversity

12 Common Errors in Academic English – and how to fix them!

Introduction to Academic Writing

Homestyle Breakfast Potatoes

(4 servings) Printable Version<p>4 medium potatoes<br>• 1 Tablespoon butter (or margarine)<br>• 2 Tablespoons vegetable or canola oil<br>• 1 small onion<br>• 1 Tablespoon …

Homemade English Muffins

I’m an English Muffin fanatic. They’re complete breakfast heaven to me, especially when turned into a breakfast egg sandwich. I vaguely remember …

Critical Thinking vs. Creative Thinking

The Common Core demands students think critically while staying connected and diving into text, yet employers desire workers who can think creatively …

LTHEchat no.87 Professional Development Challenges in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

This week we have Professor Sally Brown returning to LTHEchat with a great topic. Over to Sally to describe this week’s topic…<p>In our new book to be …

Could subjects soon be a thing of the past in Finland?

<b>Finland has long been renowned for the quality of its education and always scores highly in international league tables.</b><b>Now it is rethinking how it teaches in the digital age - seeking to place skills, as much as subjects, at the heart of what it does. But not everyone is happy, and there are fears</b> …

Inquiry and the “specialist” teacher.

I have been <i>thoroughly</i> neglectful of this blog! It is somewhat ironic that I spend a good deal of time talking about the need for reflection; time to …

The real importance of a silly-sounding GCSE question on Darwin

According to BuzzFeed, British year 11 students encountered a Biology exam question this week about science history and were “confused”, using Twitter to vent their frustration.<p>Students taking the Assessment and Qualifications Alliance (AQA) version of the GCSE exam were reportedly asked to explain …

Education

Developing Spatial Reasoning through Guided Play

For the last few months, a team of kindergarten teachers and myself have been working together to deepen our understanding of early years …

Looking to Ditch Traditional Grades? Here’s How to Get Stakeholders On Board

You know that old interview question: What would change in education if you had a magic wand? For Scott Looney, there’d be no hesitating: He would …

Pedagogy