Ken Kosak

16 Flips | 4 Magazines | @KenKosak2015 | Jr. High Social Studies teacher in rural northern Alberta

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 …

5 Good Places to Find Educational Video Content for Your Class

‘SchoolTube.com is the nation's largest K-12 moderated video sharing platform, specifically designed for students and educators - exclusively …

How the brain builds new thoughts

Let’s start with a simple sentence: Last week Joe Biden beat Vladimir Putin in a game of Scrabble.<p>It’s a strange notion to entertain, certainly, but …

Harvard

Should schools hold back students?

When eight-year-old Sophie Skogster fell behind her Canadian classmates, her parents, try as they might, could not convince school administrators to "fail" their daughter.<p>In 2009, the Skogster family moved to Finland, home to one of the highest-ranked education systems in the world. There, Sophie …

How Technology Should Have Already Changed Your Teaching

<b>How Technology Should Have Already Changed Your Teaching</b>by <b>Terry Heick</b>A little bit of technology doesn’t change much. Can make things a little easier …

Computers in classroom have ‘mixed’ impact on learning: OECD report

At a time when school boards across Canada are equipping classrooms with new laptops, tablets and desktop computers to bring learning into the digital age, a global study raises questions over whether all that technology necessarily means better education results.<p>A report by the Organization for …

7 Google Chrome Apps Every Teacher Should Know about

<b>2- Inbox</b><p>Inbox is a versatile app created by Gmail team to provide users with an enhanced email experience. The app provides some cool functionalities …

The surprising thing about schools with lots of technology

More time spent on technology in the classroom doesn't necessarily help kids do better in school, a new study has found.<p>In fact, above a certain threshold, an over-reliance on technology might actually detract from learning.<p>"Limited use of computers at school may be better than no use at all, but …

Education

Teacher's Guide on How to Create Forms Using The New Google Forms

September , 2015<br>Google Forms is a powerful tool with huge educational potential for teachers and educators. Besides being free and easy to use, Forms …

'Exams have clouded the thinking of schools to the detriment of pupils'

Exams aren't the essential building blocks of education – students need to take responsibility for their own learning, argues Peter Tait<p>Barnaby Lenon’s interesting article ‘Exams put pressure on children: that is their virtue’ raises some pertinent issues about the importance of school examinations …

Idealism

How to create a student-centred classroom? One small step at a time.

Teachers who are interested in shifting their classrooms often don’t know where to start. It can be overwhelming, frightening, and even discouraging, …

Alberta issues bleak economic report

Alberta's economy is sliding into recession and its deficit for this year could top $6.5-billion, the province's NDP government says in an economic update.<p>It is a dramatic change from March, when the previous government forecast a deficit of nearly $5-billion and was expecting the economy to grow …

7 New Features Added To Google Classroom

<b>Google Announces New Features In Google Classroom</b>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b>At TeachThought, while we love Apple’s products, app ecology, and general …

10 Excellent Google Drive Apps Teachers Should Try This School Year

August 28, 2015<br>Here is another back-to-school goodie for teachers. This is basically a selection of some of the best educational Google Drive apps to …

Apps