Kathleen Keck

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7 Game Changer EdTech Tools to Personalize Your Classroom

By: Stephanie Shaw. There are thousands of edtech tools out there to help personalize your classroom, but here are seven that I found to be game …

10 theories that explain why we dream

The study of dreaming is called oneirology, and it's a field of inquiry that spans neuroscience, psychology, and even literature. Still, the plain …

Artist Illustrates Untranslatable Love Words from Around the World

Illustrator Emma Block and jewelry designer Vashi have collaborated to visually display the language of love. There are 6,500 languages in the world, some of which have less than 1,000 people who speak them, and not every expression in one language has an equivalent word in another language. In …

Language

Your School Shapes How You Think About Inequality

Ask yourself this question: Were you aware of inequality growing up?<p>Your answer may depend in part on where you went to high school. Students at racially diverse schools, particularly black and Hispanic students, are more tuned in to injustice than students going to school mostly with kids that …

10 Hashtags Every Education Leader Should Follow

Leading a group of teachers, a school, or a district or implementing an educational policy comes with enormous — yet incredibly rewarding — …

Neuroscientist And Former Addict Explains What We Get Wrong About Addiction

He says addiction is "not a disease" -- and recognizing that may be the first step to better treating it.<p>The prevailing view that addiction is a disease, just like depression or diabetes, is wrong, according to a leading neuroscientist.<p>Marc Lewis, the author of <i>Memoirs of an Addicted Brain</i> and <i>The</i> …

Students Can Learn From Their Mistakes If We Let Them

By onOctober 25, 2015 9:10 AM<p>We've all done it. Ask a question...wait for our students to answer...and get nothing. In an effort to bring about some …

Pedagogy

Best Professional Development Resources for Teachers on Flipboard

Keeping up with the latest educational technology and teaching trends can be hard when you don’t have the budget or time to go to conferences. We’ve collected professional development and assessment magazines full of helpful articles in one place.<p>Professional Development: A turnkey solution for the …

7 Great iPad Apps to Enhance Students Creative Skills

Sock Puppets lets you create your own lip-synched videos and share them on Facebook and YouTube. Add Puppets, props, scenery, and backgrounds and …

iPad Apps

This Is Your Brain on Love

Psychologist JoAnn Deak opened her talk at a recent 92Y event by noting the similarities between chemical mechanisms activated from love and a high …

Dopamine

4 Great Google Docs Add-ons to Help Students with Their Writing

October 13, 2015<br>Today we spent sometime going through Google Docs add-ons store and selected for you the titles below. These are particularly ideal …

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 …

A Great Educational Tool for both Flipped and Blended Classrooms

October 8, 2015<br>The Answer Pad is an interesting educational platform for teachers. It combines two powerful functionalities: it is both a student …

The Key to Classroom Management - Educational Leadership

Research not only supports the importance of classroom management, but it also sheds light on the dynamics of classroom management. Stage and …

43 Books You Won't Be Able To Stop Talking About

OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG<p><i>Note: Some entries have been edited for clarity and/or length.</i>

Books

The 12 most compelling scientific findings that suggest aliens are real

Over billions of years, these ingredients condense to form gas clouds, new stars, and planets, which means that the ingredients, and therefore the potential, for life beyond Earth are scattered across the universe.<p>What's more, a number of recent discoveries also strongly suggest that alien life …

Planetary Habitability

You Must Read These Five Books That Will Totally Transform Your Classroom!

Over the summer, I was gifted four books for my birthday and I purchased one audio book in the beginning of the school year. You won't believe what …

A Project-Based Learning Spectrum: 25 Questions To Guide Your PBL Planning

<b>A Project-Based Learning Spectrum: 25 Questions To Guide Your PBL Planning</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p>I’ve been talking with a friend recently about project-based …

Pedagogy

Weekly EdTech and Teaching Tweet Post Wrap for 09-19-15

Inspiring, informative, useful, or just plain fun tweets posted on Twitter over this past week … collected here to share with our blog readers. This …

25 awesome apps for teachers, recommended by teachers

What are the best apps for teachers? We asked TED-Ed Innovative Educators and the TED-Ed community. Below, 25 awesome apps recommended for teachers, …

Homework: A New User's Guide

If you made it past the headline, you're likely a student, concerned parent, teacher or, like me, a nerd nostalgist who enjoys basking in the distant glow of Homework Triumphs Past (second-grade report on Custer's Last Stand, nailed it!).<p>Whoever you are, you're surely hoping for some clarity in the …

High School

Observing Lessons, So What’s Changed?

A year on from when we stopped grading individual lessons I’m wondering how much progress we have made. Just before the summer I reviewed our new …

10 Reasons Students Should Go on Strike

By onSeptember 20, 2015 7:10 AM<p><b>Today's guest blog is co-written with Russell Quaglia, President and Founder of the Quaglia Institute for Student</b> …

Teaching

Homework Does Not Teach Responsibility - Sports Does - Teacher Tech

If kids are doing homework, they are probably not actively moving around. The number one argument I hear from teachers on why they give homework is …

A Simple Tool to Create Stunning Video Animations for Your Class

September 19, 2015<br>Biteable is a web-based tool that allows you to create beautiful explainer videos to share with your students. Explainer videos are …

Neuroscience backs up the Buddhist belief  that “the self” isn’t constant, but ever-changing

While you may not remember life as a toddler, you most likely believe that your selfhood then—your essential being—was intrinsically the same as it is today.<p>Buddhists, though, suggest that this is just an illusion—a philosophy that’s increasingly supported by scientific research.<p>“Buddhists argue …

Wherefore art thou pepper pot? Shakespeare's plays retold with household objects

It’s sometimes said that British theatre is “the envy of the world”. Without wishing to rain on anyone’s parade, this is news to the rest of the world. But, if theatre really is some sort of absurd jealousy contest, it often feels that we Brits can only compete at all for two reasons: 1) the plays …