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Let's Replace Transcripts With Portfolios

The transcript has been a tool long used by schools and colleges to assess students' ability to be successful in life.Seeing as it is a record of how …

Microsoft's new Minecraft Education Edition - written in C++ - will outrun the Java version

The forthcoming Minecraft: Education Edition, written in C++, looks faster and smoother than the old Java version, but won't be compatible with all …

Software

The Sync Teaching Method: What You Can Do With A Second Screen

<b>The Sync Teaching Method: A Blended Approach To Self-Directed Learning</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p><i>This post has been updated from a 2013 post</i><p>The definition of …

“11,000 smart, committed teachers can change the world”: A group of working Philadelphia teachers is looking to upset the status quo of the teachers union

<b>Amy Roat (AP/Matt Rourke)</b><p>Up for a vote: “Social justice unionism,” in which every teachers union member participates in educational change<p>Emma Eisenberg<p>January 24, 2016 1:00pm (UTC)<p>“I am sick of austerity,” Yaasiyn Muhammad, a teacher of African-American history at Central High School told a crowd …

Education

Technology for the Sake of Technology: Consider the Why and the How

For many reasons, technology is very tempting to embed into classrooms without a lot of thought behind our intentions. Its newness piques students’ …