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Top 10 Skills We Wish Were Taught in School, But Usually Aren't

Even though we learn a great deal in school, some of the most essential skills we need as adults aren’t universally, formally taught. Here are some …

Check out the best art GIFs of 2014

The winners for the Giphoscope International Art GIF Contest are in, honouring the most creative work in the art of the GIF.<p>The creators of the Giphoscope -- the hand-cranked, real-world GIF machine -- have set about making a real name for themselves in the world of art. Marco Calabrese and …

Art

Teaching Questioning Skills to Arm Students for Learning

In the earliest part of my career, I wrote full procedural lesson plans that spelled out to the letter the questions I would ask AND the answers I …

The Common Core FAQ

<i>The Common Core State Standards have vaulted into the national consciousness lately thanks to some high-profile dissenters, like Louis C.K. ("Kids teachers parents are vocally suffering.") and Stephen Colbert ("Common Core testing is preparing students for what they'll face as adults — pointless</i> …

Improving Student Writing with Google Docs

Google Docs is much more than just an online word processor. It is a tool for improving student writing.<p>Google Docs has many built-in features, as …

Education Technology

Google for Teachers: 100+ Tricks

It's Google's world, we're just teaching in it.<p>Now, we can use it a little more easily. With classes, homework, and projects–not to mention your …

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Education Visuals

21 Reasons to Stop Saying "21st Century Teacher"

This afternoon I saw a blog post titled <i>27 Ways To Be A 21st Century Teacher</i>. 22 of the 27 items in that list could have been 50 years ago. And 24 of …

15 Things Highly Focused People Don’t Do

Focus is key to success and happiness in life. The most successful people on this planet are highly focused. They pay attention to the present moment …

What Happens When A Photographer Takes The Same Photo From A Different Angle

9 Complicated Literary Movements Explained Simply

Books can be complicated, and the culture surrounding literature and its various theories and ideas can even trip up Ph.Ds and Gaddis-quoting …

Literature

RemixED: HBtechfest

(please note that since this was a keynote exported to a pdf, the embedded videos will not play) Mozilla’s Doug Belshaw says that the “heart” of “digital literacies” is the Remix. Kirby Ferguson eloquently encouraged us in his TED talk to “Embrace the Remix”, because, as his enlightening …

Performance-Based Funding: Chasing Outcomes Over Real Learning

Performance funding for public colleges and universities is a bad idea on fire these days. Even as more research clearly shows the plans don’t work …

Leveraging the Core Budget to Change America's Schools - Getting Smart by Lisa Duty - blended learning, edreform, EdTech, personalized learning

Across Reynoldsburg City School District (RCS), personalization of learning is increasingly achieved at the classroom and individual student level …

Teaching is one of those rare jobs in which one's work is wrapped up in one's personality. - Unknown #ukedchat http://t.co/OBVTnQcQW7

50 Most Inspirational Quotes in Sports

It doesn't matter if your dad owns a professional sports team or if you play squash on the weekends with Rupert Murdoch; if you don't perform as an elite athlete or coach, then you're history.<p>Consequently, the people in this list are uniquely qualified to inspire.<p>Major sports figures have …

Charles Barkley