Jonathan Gray

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Why I Love Professional Development

Let me begin this post by discussing what is <i>not</i> professional development. If you follow any blogs on teaching, you may have already seen this video – …

Think We No Longer Need Libraries? Think Again.

Public libraries in America are under attack. If we're not careful, we could lose one of our nation’s most valuable learning and community …

Libraries

The Teen Vanishing Act: How the Latest Social Media Trends Are Hurting Our Kids

The insults kept pouring in, the middle schooler told me, until she read one that made it nearly impossible for her to concentrate on her schoolwork.<p>'U should die,' an anonymous poster had written.<p>She had stopped me after a presentation I'd given at her school about social media, and explained the …

A free education online: too good to be true? – video debate

The promise: free education for all. The reality: the well-educated elite tweak their qualifications. When universities began offering Moocs – free online courses open to all – the idea was that people in developing countries would get access to the best teachers in the world. But so far the …

How businesses can help solve the education crisis

Companies know a sustainable future requires an educated workforce. What's their role in making it happen?<p>What is the optimal role for business in improving global education?<p>We've danced around this question for years. It's touchy, fraught with politics and real concerns about doing well by kids. …

Innovation

This Map Shows The Most Educated States In America

New data from comparison shopping platform FindTheBest shows the states with the highest percentage of college-educated residents. Unsurprisingly, the nation's capital ranked highest with approximately 50% of locals holding a four year degree.<p>As for an <i>actual</i> state, Massachusetts reigned supreme …

College & University

5 things you had no idea your iPad could do

No matter how long you have owned your iPad, it probably has a few tricks to surprise you.<p>It doesn't matter how long you've owned your iPad, this über-capable tablet can do so much — it likely has a few tricks up its sleeve to surprise you. Whether it's a new typing technique or a more secure way …

A Smartphone Mic & QR Code Jukebox - Getting Smart by John Hardison - blended learning, EdTech

Students love music. It’s just a simple fact.<p>So asking my students to learn a set of poetry terms by creating their own parodies and original songs, …

KQED

TED-Ed offers dozens of fascinating videos about all kinds of subjects that draw students in. (To learn more about how to use videos in the …