Chris Burton

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Some Ideas and Examples for Using Google+ Hangouts in School

This morning I virtually dropped into my friend Eric Cole's workshop on Google+. Eric was demonstrating Google+ Hangouts to teachers in his school …

Infographic: Schooling Around the World - Getting Smart by Getting Smart Staff - education, Infographics

Education is a ‘hot topic’ in the United States,but it’s time to go global. While we see education as a human right, you might be surprised by the …

Coding for Kindergarteners

Challenges and Resources<p>I was really excited when I was introduced to the apps Daisy the Dinosaur and Hopscotch. Both use visual blocks to represent …

KQED

If the promise of mobile technology in classrooms has been to equalize opportunities for all students through access to the internet, that potential …

Cyberbullies Can’t Be Stopped. But They Could Be Quarantined.

Tracking when bullying happens on the Internet<p>In March, a new blog called the Vancouver Taddler popped up on Tumblr. Reportedly inspired by TV’s <i>Gossip Girl</i>, it was billed as a tool for teens to exact revenge on one another. The blogger posted pictures of teens defaced with scribbled genitals, …

Teach Coding in the Classroom: Resources from ISTE '14

In an attempt to heed Dave Guymon’s call to share the ISTE learning (see his blog post on Getting Smart, "Don’t Leave Your Learning Behind: What To …

Computer Science

197 Educational YouTube Channels You Should Know About

<b>197 Educational YouTube Channels You Should Know About</b> If you don’t have a YouTube channel as an education provider, there’s a good chance you’re …

Computer Science

5-Minute Film Festival: Classroom Makeovers to Engage Learners

• Flexible Learning Environments (04:02) - Students and teachers at Eanes Independent School District in Austin, Texas, talk about the district's …

10 Things Teachers Should Know To Do With Google Docs

Google Docs is a powerful word processing tool that many schools have adopted. As it’s similar to Microsoft Word and other word processing tools, …

This is what a Twitter guide would look like if Dr. Seuss wrote it

One tweet, two tweets, red tweet, blue tweet. What would happen if one of your favorite authors wrote a guide to one of your favorite social …

Social Media

The busy educator's guide to mobile learning

Students of all ages seem to have a smartphone in their hand during most of the day. Whether it’s being used for educational purposes (ha!) or for …

Education Technology

There's no homework in Finland - so why are their schools so special?

Anyone who works in education for even a short length of time will get the Finnish education system paraded in front of them as a paragon of virtue …

Education

The must-have guide to educational Twitter hashtags

Only 26% of U.S. teachers are currently using Twitter. That’s not very many, considering how useful it as a resource for learning, sharing, and …

Twitter

27 ways to be an effective classroom teacher

However digital we ask our educators to be, the true measure of their success lies in the classroom. For all the talk of digital revolution, that is …

Teaching

The 6-step guide to flipping your classroom

It’s one of the most talked-about trends in education right now. Right behind the iPad and Common Core. Flipping your classroom is a trend that …

How big a problem is cyber-bullying?

Digital technology has taken bullying out of the school playground and, potentially, into the pockets and bags of every child with they own phone, …

The 4-step beginner's guide to blogging in the classroom

Under the onslaught of newer, fleet-footed social media, blogging seems a little passé. But, with it’s longer-form content it can be a really …

Education Technology

How to get school principals on board with #edtech

Getting the higher-ups in your organization interested – let alone supporting – a new initiative is not easy. There are meetings, e-mails, coffees, …

The essential teacher's guide to social media

If you’ve been to this site more than once. you’ll know that (a) social media is everywhere and (b) it can be extraordinarily useful for teachers. …

Teaching

27 ways to becoming a 21st century teacher

The old chalk and talk methods of teaching have never been under such challenge. The rise of digital technologies and a wide variety of social …

Teaching

The 7 Characteristics of a Digitally Competent Teacher

So, you think you’re a digitally competent teacher? Or maybe not so much… Either way—check out this fun graphic depicting some characteristics that …

Do educational video games actually work?

The pupils themselves will tell you that they’re educational, but you might want to doubt their motives.<p>And more schools are trying to ‘engage’ with …

Education Technology

115 iOS apps teachers are actually using (as voted by you)

If you’re trying to sort through the App Store in an attempt to find great apps for your classroom, well, I hate to break it to you, but you’re in …

The best iPad apps in art education

The trouble with starting from scratch with looking for apps for work or education, is that judging the quality is tricky – until you’ve …

Apps

5 Tips for Classroom Management with Mobile Devices

This is reblogged from the original post at Edudemic and is the premise of presentation I will be leading in November at Miami Device.<p>When adopting …

3C's to Supporting Student Success

You can do this through constant praise, words of encouragement, compliments, and genuine sincerity in everything you say to them. <i>Every</i> student needs …

Leaving your Comfort Zone

<b>Leaving your Comfort Zone</b><p>Here is a question for all stakeholders involved in the realm of education: <i>how many of you feel safe leaving your comfort</i> …

11 Habits of an Effective Teacher

<b>2. Makes a Difference</b><p>There is a saying, "With great power, comes great responsibility". As a teacher, you need to be aware and remember the great …

Teaching