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A Strong Case for Uncommon Learning

<i>It is not that our students are actually learning differently per se, but the environment in which they are learning is dramatically different –</i> …

Pedagogy

Two Good Tools for Building Online Discussions Around Videos

Watching videos then answering questions about them is the basic premise of a lot of flipped classroom lessons. To take that idea to higher level, …

Flipboard

Encouraging Neurodiversity in Your Makerspace or Classroom

The population of students with acknowledged neurological differences has increased greatly in the past decade, and educators are seeing a greater …

Autism

Middle School Maker Journey: Top 20 Technologies and Tools

Before I go any further, let me say that <i>we realize just how fortunate we are</i>. We have resources that many schools can only dream about (but with a …

The Flipped Classroom: Pro and Con

What It Is<p>According to the description on ASCD's page for the newly released book, <i>Flip Your Classroom: Reach Every Student in Every Class Every Day</i>, …

Digital Note-Taking with OneNote

<i>This is a guest post from Beth Holland (@brholland) of EdTechTeacher - an advertiser on this site.</i> <br>One of the most powerful tools available to …

Win the White House

Running for the presidency isn’t easy! In <i>Win the White House</i>, you get to manage your very own presidential campaign by strategically raising funds, …

5 ways to get parents engaged

Behavior problems are an issue at every school, whether it be urban or rural; low, middle or high income; traditional or nontraditional in format. My …

Education

Top iPad Apps for Sketchnoting and Visual Notetaking

December 30, 2014<br>Sketchnoting is the art of visual recording in which the sketchnoter draws on a multimodal set of tools to communicate their ideas. …

5 Tech Trends that Could Supercharge Education in 2016

By D. Frank SmithThe technologies of tomorrow are already making headway into education, and others are poised for mass distribution in 2016.

Trends

Student Engagement in a Flipped Classroom

<b>Engaging In Isolation: Student Engagement in a Flipped Classroom</b><p>by <b>Tridib Roy Chowdhury</b>, Senior Director, Products, Adobe Systems<p>This is part 2 of the …

Education Technology

Super Digital Citizen

• How does Mr. Pane engage students in this lesson?<br>• What kinds of digital dilemmas do the superheroes resolve?<br>• How could you use gallery walks in your …

Digital Citizenship

Green Screens Help Teachers Provide Instruction through Projects and Technology

<b>by: Karla Koenen</b><p>This past summer Krystal Austad (4th grade teacher) and I attended the two day Technology in Classrooms Conference hosted by Keystone …

The Good News in Common Sense Media Study on Kids and Media

New study from Common Sense Media has a lot of data about kids use of media<p>Just in time for Media Literacy Week, Common Sense Media has released an impressive study on how teens and tweens use media and connected technology.<p>There is a lot to absorb from this extensive study based on a large …

Social Media

Illinois Schools Decide They Can Log Into Kids' Social Media Accounts

An Illinois anti-cyberbullying law that took effect Jan. 1 has the awkward side effect of allowing school districts in the state to demand their …

How technology has changed my teaching philosophy — Tomorrow's Learners

How is the technology I am using enhancing student learning? That is the first question I ask myself when I use technology in the classroom. If I …

Pedagogy

Improving Instruction in a Digital World

The Rigor and Relevance Framework—an action ­oriented continuum that describes putting knowledge to use—gives teachers and administrators a way to …

Pedagogy

20 Posts To Help You Integrate Technology the Right Way!

<b></b><b>“Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.” ~ Bill Gates</b><b>In my</b> …

Education Technology

NoteLedge Ultimate App

NoteLedge Ultimate is the brand new version of the NoteLedge series of apps. Compared with the free version I shared last year, the new NoteLedge …

5 Characteristics of an Effective School Team

In the last few years, however, my experience in a couple different teams shifted these beliefs. Now, I'm compelled to figure out how to create and …

Teaching

Could computer science join the 3 R's at Iowa schools?

Reading, writing, arithmetic … and computer science?<p>If Iowa education officials get their way, computer science could one day be required at all …

Education

6 Steps to Flipping A Classroom Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

Posted on September 30, 2014<p>The 6 Steps to Flipping A Classroom Infographic synthesizes the overwhelming to-do list of flipping your classroom into 6 …