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Teaching Teachers To Teach: It's Not So Elementary

Deborah Ball realized years ago she had a problem.<p>It was around 1980. She'd been working as an elementary school teacher in East Lansing, Michigan for about five years. But she felt like she just wasn't getting any better at it.<p>"I felt like I was really thoughtful," she says. "I tried to make stuff …

Teaching

No, poor kids don't struggle in school because their parents have small vocabularies

The "Word Gap" theory holds that poor kids' school performance is the result of their parents' inability to expose them to rich vocabularies at …

Cory Doctorow

When Girls Compulsively Text, Their Grades Suffer

Paul Thompson—FPG/Getty Images<p>Keystone/Holton/Getty Images<p>Kypros/Getty Images<p>Lyn Alweis—Denver Post/Getty Images<p>Bill Dow—NBC/Getty Images<p>Mark …

Johnny Hallyday

'Show us that you care': a student's view on what makes a perfect teacher

Ofsted has its own ideas about outstanding lessons, but what young people love about teachers is quite different<p>The perfect teacher. In Ofsted’s eyes, that probably means exemplary lesson plans and 30 immaculately marked books with targets for improvement. But, as a 16-year-old, I’m not sure I …

Teaching

This Professor Can Teach Anyone Calculus Using These Simple, Beautiful Animations

Calculus: A word that triggers involuntary fear spasms in the best of us. But the days of slogging through tedious textbook derivatives are over, if …

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Google will now help you get solar on your roof

Google, which has long funded big solar and wind projects around the world, is stepping into the solar industry in a more web-based and traditionally …

Solar Power

Achtung! Don't help your kids with their math homework.

Homework

3 Excellent Google Sheets Tools to Enhance Teachers Workflow

July 8, 2015<br>Here are three good Google Sheets add-ons to ease off your workflow and boost your productivity.Some of the things you can do with these …

Education Technology

Using Coding To Teach Algebra

Algebra is a turning point for many students. Addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and solving equations makes sense to most students …

Mathematics

The Calculus Lifesaver: All The Tools You Need To Excel At Calculus by Adrian Banner

Please note that these lectures were originally given as review sessions for the Princeton introductory calculus courses MAT103 and MAT104 during the …

Mathematics

Coding French Games Using Geometry – Homemade Zelda

Myria Mallette (@MmeM27) is one of our French teachers who is busy learning, teaching and coding alongside her students. Recently she engaged a grade …

Mobile phone bans 'improve school exam results'

<b>Banning mobile phones from schools has the effect of giving pupils an extra week's education over the course of an academic year, researchers say.</b><p>The study, published by the London School of Economics, looked at schools in four English cities and found test scores increased by more than 6% in those …

Bill de Blasio
Teaching

Quit Saying 'I'm Just Not a Math Person'

It started with a fairly simple problem. The class of elementary education majors were looking at energy and efficiency. This course is specifically …

Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week – Six Ways to Create Flipped Video Lessons

A few months ago I created and posted a video about making flipped video lessons on VideoNot.es. Since then I’ve made videos about more tools for …

Education Technology

Stanford professor designs mathematics and mindset boost for teachers and students across the nation

"The "Week of Inspirational Math" curriculum will be available for free online. It includes videos and math tasks, and is aligned to the Common …

Pedagogy

Teacher Interview Questions that Work

Dr. Todd Whitaker says, “The best thing a principal can do to build parent relations is to ensure every student has a phenomenal teacher.” To do …

Business Coach | Business Advisor | Business Mentor

Top 5 Digital Marketing Tips for Recruitment Agencies<p>In the world, there are over tens of thousands and thousands of recruitment agencies with at …

Here's MIT's Free Course on Math For Computer Science

In January, the <i>Harvard Business Review</i> shared a study that showed that the average entrepreneur did not study a STEM field while in college. But, …

Are lectures the best way to teach students?

University lectures are often slated for being boring and poorly attended, but is scrapping them a good idea? Academics debate the matter<p>‘It is sad that so few modern students will ever experience a real lecture’<p><i>Bruce Charlton, reader in evolutionary psychiatry, Newcastle University, says:</i><p>Real …

Education

Google's New Chromebit Computer Is Ridiculously Small

An inch or two longer than the typical USB drive.<p>Google's newest computer is about the size of an inhaler and could easily be mistaken for one were it not for its Chrome branding. It's called the Chromebit and it will be one of the smallest computers on the market when it ships this …

How Video Games In The Classroom Will Make Students Smarter

Around a billion and a half people all play video games of some sort. That’s more than 20% of the world’s population. Video games have become a part of life. They are now more than just leisure and entertainment. They are mainstream media, an everyday method of storytelling and representation. …

Pedagogy

Stanford’s Most Popular Class Isn’t Computer Science–It’s Something Much More Important

It’s called “Designing Your Life,” a course that’s part throwback, part foreshadowing of higher education’s future.<p>Before Kanyi Maqubela became an investment partner at the Collaborative Fund, an early-stage venture capital firm focused on social enterprises, he was a typical Stanford student in …

Education

World's Hottest Math Teacher: College Student Discovers His Lecturer Is Actually a Male Model

What would you do if you realized your math teacher was actually a super successful – and super attractive – male model? Because that’s exactly what …

An Apple for teacher: how tablets are changing education

"If you're writing poetry, write it. Don't type it in just because you can."<p>The classroom is changing, as new technologies dramatically alter the …

Education Technology