Diana Thompson

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Empowering Learners to Think with Performance Tasks

Pedagogy has been at the forefront of my thinking and work as of late. Decades of solid research have laid the foundation for current studies that …

One Teacher’s Way Of Finding The Lonely Kids Is Pure Brilliance

Doyle’s message of inclusion and loneliness rings true in the wake of the most recent school shooting<p>With the horrific events in Florida last week …

5 Formative Assessment Strategies to Help with Classroom Management

Mike Roberts on episode 250 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. We need …

A Fourth Step: “I Do, We Do, You Do” and then “You Teach”

As regular readers know, I’m a big fan of creating the conditions where students can teach their classmates (see The Best Posts On Helping Students …

Teaching

Can an Arrow Fired Straight Up Fall Fast Enough to Kill You?

In a recent episode of Mythbusters, Brian and Jon (the new MythBusters) wanted to see what happens when you shoot an arrow straight up into the air. …

How Can We Bring Coding into Authentic PBL?

How can coding be integrated into authentic PBL? Perhaps more importantly, how can we develop a scalable solution accessible to all?The post How Can …

Computer Science

5 approaches to learning Python

Python is a powerful, versatile programming language that's popular with open source software developers. Whether you're a seasoned developer looking …

Python Programming

Yes, Learning Targets Can Make Our Lives Easier - Cooper on Curriculum

Shares 259<p>My first few years in the classroom I wasn’t a big fan of learning targets or posting learning targets prior to each lesson for students to …

Without the Right Curriculum, Personalized Learning Is Just Another Fad

More school leaders than ever before are seeking to harness digital tools to personalize learning and to prepare students for life after school, when …

Pedagogy

McKinsey used machine learning to discover the best way to teach science

There is a long-standing, red-hot debate in educational circles about the most effective way to teach kids. Some favor more traditional teacher-directed methods, with the teacher presenting materials and responding to questions about it. Others advocate for inquiry-based learning—where students …

Pedagogy

Radical educational transformation means a shift from learning to doing

Our current education system is a product of the economic, political and social systems of the last few hundred years, one that reflects a strongly …

Integrating The Habits of Mind In The Classroom

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The Post

Five things schools can do to help fight children’s growing mental health problems

There is a growing crisis within children’s mental health, and this is not a term used lightly—between 2010 and 2015 there was a 50% increase in hospital admissions because of children self-harming. And in 2016 Childline reported the highest ever number of callers expressing suicidal thoughts. This …

Mental Health

7 books to make your teaching more memorable

Memory underpins learning. And yet, as a profession, we talk about it so rarely. What gives? Here are 7 books to kindle that conversation:<p>1. Make it …

Pedagogy

Why Bad Ideas Are The Key To Being More Creative | Inc.com

Growing up, we're all taught to follow the rules. Wait your turn in line. Fill in the bubble of the right answer. Eat your dessert last. Tie your shoes and tuck your shirt in. Don't ask stupid questions. We're rewarded for caution and deliberation, punished for coloring outside the lines.<p>Over time, …

Creativity

How HyperDocs Can Transform Your Teaching

Listen to my interview with Lisa Highfill, Kelly Hilton, and Sarah Landis, authors of The HyperDoc Handbook (transcript):<p><b>In many classrooms, a</b> …

Education Technology

Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week – Six Types of Classroom Video Projects

The process of creating and publishing videos can be a great way to get students excited about researching, storytelling, and sharing their work with …

Education Technology

Hacking Children's Learning: Why Gamification Technology Has The Answer

The problem with learning in recent years across all levels of schooling is that, somewhere along the way, we lost how to make it fun. Instead, it’s become a chore or punishment to kids and their parents. In reality, learning should be fun as it once had been.<p>There is hope that fun can be put back …

Education Technology

The Ultimate List: 50 Strategies For Differentiated Instruction

<b>The Ultimate List: 50 Strategies For Differentiated Instruction</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p>Differentiation is a simple idea that’s less simple to …

Pedagogy

The Best Videos For Educators In 2017 – So Far

Another day, another mid-year “Best” list (you can find all 1,700 Best lists here).<p>You might also be interested in:<p>I’ve also written a guest post for …

6 New Startups Redefining The Educational Space

Tech startups are creating buzz in transportation, gaming, healthcare, and telecommunications sectors. Everybody knows this. What people may not …

Education Technology

10 Commandments of Innovative Teaching

AJ Juliani, is an educator I have worked closely with over the past few years, and I greatly admire his work. Soon (April 2), he will be launching …

Pedagogy

We may have less than five years to change how we learn, earn and care

As Australian children go back to school, what should we be doing to get them ready for the fourth industrial revolution?<p>Over the course of the last year, at the World Economic Forum and elsewhere, I have asked participants two questions. First I ask for a show of hands on whether they feel …

World Economic Forum

Good Advice On “De-Escalating Power Struggles In The Classroom”

Power struggles in the classroom are bad news. And, to modify an old community organizing adage: “Sometimes the only worse thing than losing a power …

5 Free Graphic Design Tools To Create Your Own Visuals in 2017

Why would you pay a design agency upwards of $5,000 for one graphic design, when you can create your own visuals for next to nothing?<p>Many startups and new entrepreneurs understand the value of using visuals in their marketing strategy, but how many people are actually going to throw five grand at a …

Infographics

Impossible Geometry – Surreal Graphic Design Elements

Impossible Geometry, an amazing set of surreal graphic design elements for Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, etc.Published by the skilled team of Pixel …

Graphic Design

10 e-Learning Website Features That Can Help In Successful Conversions

e-Learning courses are changing the face of education. There are many e-learning websites on the internet offering courses and certifications online. …

Creating An Authentic Classroom

By EdTech Leaders Steven Anderson and Shaelynn Farnsworth<p>Reimagining education is frequently sparked by advancement in technology. From the …

Learning In The Age Of Digital Distraction

Maybe the smart phone's hegemony makes perfect evolutionary sense: Humans are tapping a deep urge to seek out information. Our ancient food-foraging survival instinct has evolved into an info-foraging obsession; one that prompts many of us today to constantly check our phones and multitask.<p>Monkey …

The Brain

High school on Oracle's campus turns education on its head

Bay Area high school students will soon be able to attend school on a tech campus, with a curriculum that turns traditional education on its head.<p>Design Tech High School's (d.tech) official home is still just a skeleton nestled up to Oracle's headquarters in Redwood City, California, but come next …

High School