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Internship programs you should know

The job market for college grads is becoming more competitive. In addition to GPA and personal accomplishments, employers want to see applicants who …

Ed Tech Digest

Three years ago, in another somewhat futile attempt to reduce the backlog of resources I want to share, I began this occasional “Ed Tech Digest” post …

Teacher & Student Friendly Resources On Phonemic Awareness – Please Suggest More

When students who have had little formal schooling arrive in our secondary ELL classes, many teachers are caught a little flat-footed for a number of …

Rebooting Industrial Era Seating

My heart sank when I thought about how this space—a cemetery—resembled the classroom space I designed for my very first class of fourth graders. The …

Pedagogy

iCloud Guide: Top Tips for Understanding and Using iCloud

When Apple introduced iCloud in the summer of 2011, it was groundbreaking in recognizing the need for a hassle-free method of updating information and content across devices. A lot has happened to iCloud since that introduction. Today, with 800 million worldwide users and growing, Apple's iCloud is …

iCloud

Voice, Choice and Mastery with Rodney Bowler

Subscribe: Android | RSS<p>In this episode, Will Richardson talks with <b>Rodney Bowler</b> and <b>Aaryn Schmuhl</b> from Henry County Schools in Atlanta, Georgia. …

Pedagogy

Collaboration Isn't New, But It Doesn't Mean You're Doing It Right

Many teachers and leaders collaborate. It's not a new word. However, just because they do it doesn't mean they do it right. Here are some things to …

Teaching

What’s the point of digital resources? A Digifest discussion

6 March 2017How do students use digital resources? How does this change the way we teach? Digifest speakers reveal how creative teaching, and …

UK Universities

Google dominates K-12 education in the U.S. as Apple falls to third place

It wasn’t that long ago that Apple was in first place in the United States education market, which the company had long pursued at least in part to …

The Friday Institute » Defining Your Role as an Instructional Technology Coach – The 4 R’s

By Jaclyn Stevens, M.Ed.<p>The instructional technology coach strives to engage and support digital transitions in their school and district, to empower …

Brutal honesty is almost always a mistake — here's how to tell when it's not

Why didn't they just follow my advice when I could objectively solve their problems?<p>Who else has tried to give good advice, only to have your friend, mom/dad, or boyfriend/girlfriend ignore it? Even when they genuinely wanted to change?<p>Brutal honesty rarely works when we're trying to get other …

Relationships

20 Things that Will Matter a Lot Less to You in 20 Years

Too often we let the little frustrations of each day blind us to the beauty in front of us. We get caught up in our own heads, and literally don’t …

Social Media

Business is the most popular college major, but that doesn’t mean it’s a good choice

A few weeks ago, a young woman approached me after I gave a talk about my book on finding a job after college. She was in her mid-20s and unemployed despite applying for dozens of jobs and taking on several unpaid internships. “I majored in business marketing,” she told me, “because everyone said …

College & University

15 Questions To Ask About Tech Integration In Your Classroom

...The post 15 Questions To Ask About Tech Integration In Your Classroom appeared first on TeachThought.

The Post

4 Fun Literacy Activities with Google Docs

Google Docs is a great word processor, but is much more than just that. Although we can certainly use it to type up a report, take notes, or write a …

Education Technology

Is a college degree the new high school diploma? Here’s why your degree’s worth is stagnant.

For decades, it’s been the best marketing pitch for college and university admissions offices: the so-called “degree premium.”<p>That’s how much more a typical bachelor’s degree recipient earns compared with a high school graduate. And since the 1980s, the gap in earnings between the two has been …

College & University

Ten Ways For Parents To Get On Top Of The College Admission Process

Holiday decorations have been put away, you’re trying to keep up with your New Year’s resolutions, and that fruitcake has been regifted. It’s time to think about gearing up for the college process with your high school junior! When I first started college counseling, I assumed it was mostly a …

College & University