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How People Learn: An Evidence-Based Approach

Teachers will always need to use their knowledge of students and content to make professional judgments about classroom practice. However, we believe …

Pedagogy

10 Surprising Facts About LEGO

You're never going to look at your favorite toy the same way again.<p>Like Easy-Bake Ovens and Troll dolls, you probably remember these famous plastic bricks fondly from your childhood. But did you know the first one was made in 1932 and out of wood? Didn't think so. Here are a few more facts you …

Lego

20 Apps Making Programming for Kids Exciting (Updated 2017)

How can programming for kids be fun? Through play, of course, and what better way than through apps!<p>Learning to code is similar to learning a second …

Kids

The State of the iPad in Education in 2015

Creative Commons License Image Source With Competition Slowly Creeping in, How Goes it for the Behemoth of the Classroom Tablet Scene? When Apple …

Creative Commons

iPad User Guide for iOS 9.3

• <b>Author:</b> Apple Inc.<p>Here's everything you need to know about iPad, in a handy digital format. Get to know iPad and discover all the amazing things it can do, and how to do them. It's the definitive guide for getting the most from your new iPad, straight from Apple. The iPad User Guide is an essential …

The iPad and your kid—digital daycare, empowering educator, or something bad?

It was love at first sight—the infatuated gaze, the flirtatious giggles. He just couldn’t keep his eyes or hands off her. I can still hear the cry of …

show your kids how to study: 5 easy ways

One thing I have come to realize, after years of teaching and tutoring, is that kids really don’t know <i>how</i> to study.We may <i>tell</i> them to study before a …

Teaching

The Global Search for Education: Our Top 12 Global Teacher Blogs - What Was Your Most Challenging Classroom and How Did You Turn It Around?

We're keeping Teachers at the top of our global radar in a week of intense media focus on the UN's 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Talented teachers will be central to achieving the challenging goals set by the new Agenda. This month we posed this question to our Top 12 global team: <b>What</b> …

Teaching
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Education Week

For many years, I secretly worked on my research. I say "secretly" because, once upon a time, researchers simply published their research in …

Self-improvement

Learning from PowerPoint: is it time for teachers to move on?

For a brief period in the history of teaching, using PowerPoint automatically qualified you as a tech-savvy professor – an innovator who wouldn’t …

Ditching the desk opens doors to new teaching methods | Toronto Star

“Traditional teachers might look at me sideways, but I don’t want it to be this sign of authority,” said Morris, who has brought in a small filing …

Teaching

Social media decoding dictionary launched for concerned parents

Dictionary translates "popular teen chat acronyms", including get naked on cam (GNOC) and age, sex, location (ASL)<p>Parents concerned their children are offering to GNOC and give away their ASL will be able to decode social media using a language guide launched by government.<p>The dictionary translates …

Social Media

5 TED Talks You Need to Watch if You Care About Learning

Whether teacher, trainer, or instructional designer these are 5 TED talks you need to watch. They all provide insight into the way we learn and …

Pedagogy

How Memory, Focus and Good Teaching Can Work Together to Help Kids Learn

Everyone has a pet theory on how to improve public education: better professional development for teachers, more money, better curriculum, testing …

Teaching

Cultivating Healthy Teams in Schools

Healthy, high-performing teams of educators require a number of conditions to thrive. A team's potential for greatness depends on many factors, …

What Cutting Edge Looks Like In A School In 2015

Ready for a new school year? Your child probably spent the summer learning new skills or leveling up existing ones, be it coding, painting, swimming or music. When kids build skills, they acquire a greater sense of confidence and curiosity that will make them hungry for even more accomplishments. …

Education Technology

21 Books for the Beginning of the School Year

Finding the right read-alouds at the beginning of the school year can help alleviate student anxiety. For lower elementary grades this is …

Kids

Maker Bookshelf: A starter collection for current and aspiring makebrarians | The Maker Issue

One of the basic tenets and strengths of the maker movement is its emphasis on constructive and collaborative learning through hands-on, …

Makerspaces

Looking for a Back-to-School Chapter Book Read-Aloud? Don’t Miss These!

Librarians can count on certain perennial requests, and chief among them is the call for read-aloud suggestions. We surveyed our readers about the …

Betsy Bird seeks new challenge at Evanston Public Library

Betsy Bird has landed at the Evanston Public Library. Who, you might ask, is Betsy Bird? Well, if you're more into fantasy football than a dream librarian lineup, this is akin to Walter Payton being available for your roster. Bird arrives in Evanston from Manhattan and the New York Public Library, …

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Crystal Lake Elementary School District 47 talks balancing technology

CRYSTAL LAKE – The kids were supposed to be examining and debating a book on an online discussion board, but they were just throwing their thoughts …

Education Technology
Education Technology

6 Must-Have Apps for Teachers' Back-to-School Toolkit

Common Sense Media’s service Graphite has compiled this list of apps to help teachers make their classrooms interactive, creative and productive in …

Apps