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Educational | Tools Teachers Need to Know to Integrate Edtech

While mastering the tools of educational technology is essential, it is by no means the only thing teachers need to understand in order to …

Education Technology

Connecting Our Classrooms

A new report from EducationSuperHighway shows that more than 21 million students still don’t have the minimum connectivity needed for digital …

Connectivity

New measurements promote efficacy of personalized learning

How do you measure the efficacy of a learning trend if a single concrete definition of the trend doesn’t exist?<p>That’s one challenge out of many faced …

Pedagogy

Developing a Growth Mindset in Teachers and Staff

The New Psychology of Success (2000), Dweck developed a continuum upon which people can be placed, based upon their understandings about where …

How to Support Teachers for 21st Century Learning

<b>Experts weigh in on how administrators can support teachers in implementing collaboration and creativity</b><p>Implementing broad concepts like critical …

Pedagogy

Annotate your way to A*

<i>Annotation: a note by way of explanation or comment added to a text or diagram</i><p>The reason why many of us decided to become a secondary teacher is due …

13 Bloom’s Taxonomy apps for showing true thinking skills

Bloom's Taxonomy apps to enhance thinking skills in creative new ways<p>Mobile devices have long held promise in that they allow students to tackle …

How to Make Sure That Project-based Learning is Applied Well in Schools

By Thom MarkhamNow that project-based learning (PBL) is becoming more popular, the doubters and haters also have surfaced. The recent anti-PBL …

Pedagogy

An Introduction to Google Classroom

Image via JustLego101<p>Google Classroom is a platform for communicating and collaborating using Google Apps for Education. Unlike other platforms, …

Education Technology

How Teachers Can Foster Culturally Responsive Classrooms

Once an educator has thoroughly examined her own cultural beliefs, values, and biases, she is ready to begin learning about other cultures. …

The Future Belongs to the Curious: How Are We Bringing Curiosity Into School?

What is curiosity? The word is associated with the irregular form of the Latin verb <i>cura</i>, which can mean worry or care about or cure. The word closest …

Pedagogy

Close Reading: 5 Questions to Help Students Analyze Complex Texts

June 27, 2015<br>Close reading is a key literacy practice highlighted in the Common Core State Standards. It is a skill that empowers students to …

A Handy Tool for Turning PowerPoint Presentations into Interactive Lessons

August 3, 2015<br>Office Mix is an excellent PowerPoint add-in that allows teachers to create engaging and interactive presentations using multimedia …

Education Technology

11 tech integration tips to share with your school

Share these innovative tech integration tips with your team<p>Embarking on a technology integration plan or beginning a technology pilot can be …

Re-thinking the role of teachers in the classroom

8 New Educational Web Tools and Apps for Teachers

November 9, 2015<br>New EdTech Tools series is back to you with this collection of educational websites and mobile apps to be featured in our blog for …

Education Technology

5 Great Web Tools for Creating Video Lessons

December 2 , 2015<br>We have curated for you today a list of some very helpful tools to use to create interactive video lessons. These tools are …

Google responds to student privacy concerns: ‘We are confident that our tools comply with both the law and our promises’

Yesterday it was revealed that a privacy group (EFF) had a filed a complaint with the FTC claiming that Google “deceptively tracks students’ internet browsing”. Specifically, the group claims that Google is breaching a Student Privacy Pledge that it signed in January. One issue with Chrome OS in …

Privacy