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Girls and Computing

Lost for words? How reading can teach children empathy

Stories have the power to bring emotions to life, and help children understand their own feelings and those of others<p>There’s no better feeling than seeing a child losing themselves in the world of a favourite fictional character.<p>The benefits of reading go far beyond literacy: an emerging body of …

Empathy

How one small Scottish school could shake up education

We should all support the plan to turn St Joseph’s in Milngavie into Scotland’s first community partnership school<p>Within the handsome walls of douce Milngavie, just a few miles north of Glasgow, a campaign is building that may yet change the face of education in Scotland. The intended closure of St …

Sacrosanct

Powerful Classroom Lessons: It All Begins With the Hook

All the eleventh and twelfth graders at the school are packed into the largest available classroom. It's one of the first days of the first semester, …

Pedagogy

Creative Schools by Ken Robinson and Lou Aronica review – we need to call time on exam-factory education

The shadow secretary of state salutes Ken Robinson and Lou Aronica’s powerful manifesto which opposes standardised testing and calls for a more inspirational approach to teaching<p>‘Our school systems are now a matrix of organisational rituals and intellectual habits that do not adequately reflect the …

Education

Teaching Kids to Code

Children are already experimenting. Teachers need the skills to keep up. San Jose Library @creativecommons<p>There hasn’t been this many educators and …

Tufts University

The 7 Skills Kids Can Develop from Playing Lego

February 2, 2014<br>Since its creation in 1940, Lego has grown into a worldwide phenomenon of far reaching repercussions, particularly in the field of …

Re-imagining education: from Gandhi’s grandson to a school without classrooms

Arduino Cloud IDE

Advanced IDE For Arduino<p>State of the art Arduino Web Editor helps you code faster, get things done, and move on to other cool stuff. Our cloud …

11 Sample Education BYOT Policies To Help You Create Your Own

We’re putting together some research for some upcoming BYOT policy content, and in the course of doing so found many existing policies …

Education Technology

Six Ways to Drive a Successful BYOD Initiative

Teaching with Mobile Tech<br>May 14, 2015 | Volume <b>10</b> | Issue <b>17</b> <b><br>Table of Contents</b> <b></b><p>Share |<p>Six Ways to Drive a Successful BYOD Initiative<p>Eric Sheninger<p>Let's …

Top tips to make lesson planning easy with OneNote

Already have your OneNote Class Notebook set up? Awesome! Here are 5 top tips on how to get more out of OneNote for lesson planning and …

Education Technology

5 Reasons The Future of Education is Project Based

And why we’ll abandon 200 years of rote education faster than you think.<p>“The most successful businesses have an idea for the future that’s very …

Pedagogy
Education Technology

White Noise

Reading Time: 5 minutes<p>This is a blog about student behaviour and their experiences of learning through a battlefield of systems and rules.<p>Recently, …

5 Free (or Low-Cost) Tools for Flipped Learning « Educational Technology

By Dennis Pierce, Campus Technology<p>From screencasting to interactive presentations, here are some resources to get a flipped class off the ground. …

Education Technology

Professor and Students Share Reactions to the Flipped Classroom

Professor Philip LaRocco is reimagining his Energy Business and Economic Development course with digitized lecture materials, collaborative …

Teaching

5 Ways Doodling Improves Learning And Creativity

Do you still think doodling is a waste of time? Does it mean someone isn’t paying attention?Well, it’s time to change your mind. Doodling and drawing …

Creativity

What is 'Sticky Teaching' and how does it work?

Trying to figure out if your lessons are resonating? Time to consider the idea of becoming a ‘sticky teacher’ and seeing how it works in the …

Teaching

Phonics fun & games for infants and primary

Online event/webinar<p>Phonics fun & games for infants and primary<p><b>Date: Wednesday 27th May</b><p><b>Time: 15:00 GMT</b><p>This webinar from Karen Elliott will present an …

8 Good iPad Apps to Integrate Game-based Learning in Your Class

May 16, 2015<br>Game-based learning is an educational trend that has gained so much popularity in recent years. At its core, game-based learning involves …

The Global Search for Education: Digital Literacy Tips & Tricks

<i>The Global Search for Education (GSE) is a regular contributor to the Edmodo Blog. Authored by C.M. Rubin, GSE brings together distinguished thought</i> …

Teaching

Using Twitter in the classroom

As a teacher, you most likely have confiscated a cell phone from a student.<p>Whatever the reason they were using the phone, your school policy does not …

Classroom Management Essentials - appPicker

Effective classroom management is consistently identified as one of the most important factors in student learning. Therefore, it is imperative that …

Teacher Apps for Creating Time-lapse and Slow Motion Videos

May 17, 2015<br>We have handpicked for you today a list of some very good iPad apps that you can use with your students to create time-lapse and slow …

Teachers using pens and paper in the classroom “not fair” to students, Microsoft official says

Pens and paper have no place in the modern classroom. And chalkboards? They should be banished from our schools too.<p>That’s what Lia De Cicco Remu, …

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan sparks teacher backlash after claiming academies are better than council schools

Nicky Morgan has prompted a backlash from teachers after admitting she thinks academies are better than council schools.<p>The Education Secretary made …

United Kingdom