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Google Glass 2.0 Is a Startling Second Act | Backchannel

<b>Don’t call Heather Erickson</b> a glasshole.<p>Yes, that’s Google Glass on her frames. But she’s not using it to check her Facebook, dictate messages, or …

New Study On Cellphones Helpful To Teachers Everywhere

Earlier this year I posted Here Are Two Activities I’ll Be Doing With My ELL Students The Day We Come Back From Break, which I included a lesson I …

Teaching

Regents math test is easier to pass – thanks to low standards

It’s a tough test — but not so tough to pass.<p>New York high-schoolers who took the Regents Common Core Algebra I exam this month had to earn just 27 …

Education

Online schooling called 'future of education'

The Thibodaux-based eLearning Academy provides alternative education to traditional schooling by allowing students to attend school at its facility …

Four Online PD Opportunities Starting Next Sunday

In June I hosted four online courses for teachers and school administrators. In July I am offering four more online learning opportunities. A …

2017 Teacher Workshops │ CULTR at Georgia State University

David Cotter, a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, joined the team in summer 2015 to serve as CULTR’s Technology Coordinator. Combined with his role …

College & University

Sir Ken Robinson: Finding Market Pressures To Innovate Education

There are unique pressures in the business of education. The current vision of education is so ensconced in the minds of so many of the world’s population, that the necessary changes are nearly impossible to enact. Almost everyone that has experienced the institution of education, which is almost …

Education

Three Questions I Ask Every Job Candidate To Test Their Soft Skills

If you don’t know how to probe for soft skills, you’ll never find them.<p>So-called “soft skills,” by many accounts, are in high demand and short supply. But one of the reasons why things like communication, critical thinking, attention to detail, and the like seem so hard to find among job candidates …

Employment

We Need to Rethink How We Educate Kids to Tackle the Jobs of the Future

The work of the future will involve humans collaborating with other humans to design work for machines.<p>Our education system was designed for the 20th century. It is largely focused on teaching kids how to retain information and manipulate numbers. It regularly tests these abilities and, if you do …

jobsofthefuture

How to Tell Leaders They’re Not as Great as They Think They Are

Although we live in a world that glorifies self-belief and stigmatizes self-doubt, there are really only two advantages to thinking that you’re better than you actually are. The first is when you’re attempting to do a difficult task. Believing that you can do something difficult is half the battle, …

Leadership

10 Questions Everyone Should Ask When Choosing an LMS

This guide was written to help you evaluate LMS vendors. It answers key questions such as:<p>What is the real purpose of an LMS?<br>• What are the first steps …

What Happens When Students Design Their Own Assessments?

Complete Coverage<p>—Stephanie Klein-Davis for Education Week<p>For a network of Virginia public schools, student projects offer proof of learning<p>With …

Education Technology

Is personalized learning the future? This high school thinks so.

Vista High School near San Diego will use a $10 million grant from XQ: The Super School Project to make high school more personal.

High School

Why Grades Are Not Paramount to Achievement

The intrinsic love of learning supplants the drive for high marks in the long run.<p>At the beginning of this school year, my colleagues and I decided to avoid giving the sophomores in our English classes any grades for six weeks. Research shows that providing students with a number or letter in …

Code.org gears up to get 30,000 students psyched up about computer science

Code.org is giving low-income students a chance to learn how to code through a free course called “Computer Science Discoveries.”<p>The yearlong course, …

Middle School

The Best Suggestions On Ways Teachers Can Sanely Approach PD Over The Summer & Still Have Time To Relax

It’s summertime and, in addition to getting some R & R, it’s an opportune time for us educators to also pursue some kind of useful professional …

Teaching

Help wanted: Americans don’t need more degrees, they need training

America has more than 6 million vacant jobs, yet the country is “facing a serious skills gap,” Labor Secretary R. Alexander Acosta recently said. And last week his boss, President Donald Trump, said he wants to close this gap by directing $100 million of federal money into apprenticeship programs. …

Employment

New-Teacher Mentoring Programs Can Boost Student Achievement

Ever wanted to go to Hogwarts? As of this month, Harry Potter fans around the globe can enroll for free online classes...<p>This week, Education World …

Education

Homework Is a Low Impact Practice: Do Not End It, Amend It - BAM! Radio Network

Spring is here. The birds are chirping. The grass is growing. The weather outside is beautiful. So, what do you think teachers are doing on those be …

Teaching

Is the Socratic Method Right for Your Class?

Have you ever walked into a classroom where students were engaged in serious on-topic discussion, debating ideas and challenging each other to …

Teaching