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Hybrid Professional Development

I have many thoughts pop into my head when I hear Professional Development… relevant, worthwhile, one size fits all, personalized. When I was …

What Happens When Teachers Connect

<b>What Happens When Teachers Connect</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p>Digital and social media have replaced the landscape for education. This isn’t a case of mere impact …

Why it’s ‘idiotic’ to force special education students to take standardized tests

This is the remarkable story of the challenges facing one special education teacher in New York City whose days are difficult, not only because of the nature of her job, but also because the system used to evaluate her and her colleagues uses the scores of tests her students are required to take — …

The Epic BYOD Toolbox

• PowerSchool Learning: (Previously Haiku Learning.) This is a full learning management system (LMS) that I’m trying to get our school to adopt. It’s …

16 Searches You Can Run on Wolfram Alpha That Don't Work on Google

There are all kinds of different ways to use Wolfram Alpha, and it’s often a better idea to load up the computational knowledge engine rather than …

Wolfram Alpha

Try These 5 Steps For Learning New Skills Faster

It’s all about divide and conquer.<p>Being able to pick up a new skill quickly is an asset in today’s workplace, but our typical learning habits aren’t always speedy enough. By breaking your goal down into its component parts, you can actually speed up your learning time.<p>Why? Because many complex …

4 ways MOOCs are changing professional development

Massive open online courses (MOOCs) offer an incredible value for enterprises looking to increase skills and knowledge within their workforce. What …

Resource Planning

Want to Get More Girls Into STEM? Give Them Real-World Work

A screen grab from Burlington High School’s Help Desk video, “All the Techie Ladies,” produced by the female members of the team. From the left: …

Carol Dweck: 'The whole idea of growth mindset is to say yes they can'

Carol Dweck is education’s guru of the moment. The US academic’s “growth mindset” theory has taken schools on both sides of the Atlantic by …

Stanford scholar suggests ways to craft more effective homework assignments

Stanford education expert Denise Pope says that the quality of a homework assignment and whether students find it meaningful can have a significant …

8 Classroom Management Apps for Tech Savvy Teachers

For teachers, the calling to make a difference in a student’s life is strong. But for many, the workload and burden overwhelms their ability to …

Divergent and Skeptical Thinking: Questioning Strategies for Deeper Learning

Questioning for Learning<br>September 10, 2015 | Volume <b>11</b> | Issue <b>1</b> <b><br>Table of Contents</b> <b></b><p>Share |<p>Divergent and Skeptical Thinking: Questioning Strategies for …

Pedagogy

Online Professional Development: Beyond PLCs and PLNs

Teachers benefit from both models, though each has drawbacks. PLCs rely on achieving a certain kind of social dynamic within the group, and they work …

News Corp Sells EdTech Subsidiary Amplify

On Wednesday, News Corp announced that it is selling Amplify, the company’s educational tablet unit, to outside investors. Nearly 40% of the company’s workforce–500 employees, to be exact–were reportedly laid off as well.<p>Financial details of the sale were not announced; Amplify CEO Joel Klein, an …

Upgrade Your Lesson - #LessonUP - Teacher Tech

I have yet to make a perfect lesson. Lesson planning is hard. There are a lot of ideas for lessons that other teachers are doing that I do not know …