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Assessment in the Digital Age! Tools and Apps

My books- Hacking Digital Learning Strategies http://hackingdls.com & Learning to Go https://gum.co/learn2go<p>Resources http://shellyterrell.com/assessment

Digital Age

Why Project-Based Learning Is So Important

<b>Get ready for the hardest thing about project-based learning: explaining it.</b><p><b>Think of a traditional classroom: teacher at the front, students</b> …

Pedagogy

10 Specific Ideas To Gamify Your Classroom

10 Specific Ideas To Gamify Your Classroom by Mike Acedo In today’s classroom, educators are constantly required to mold their teaching methods …

Education Technology

Pearson Embedded a 'Social-Psychological' Experiment in Students' Educational Software

Education and publishing giant Pearson is drawing criticism after using its software to experiment on over 9,000 math and computer science students …

Education

Why Is It so Hard to Teach K-12 Educators How to Personalize Learning?

Learning Strategies<p>Why Is It so Hard to Teach K-12 Educators How to Personalize Learning?<p>By Irene Bal     Apr 18, 2018<p>Image Credit: Alexander …

Pedagogy

CEP 814: Computational Thinking for K12 Educators

MAET is pleased to announce our new Graduate Certificate in K12 Computer Science Education, which prepares K12 teachers to teach computational …

Pedagogy

How to manage Google devices in K-12 schools: 5 tips

Chromebooks dominate the edtech landscape. Here are tips for IT administrators on deploying and maintaining the devices.<p>Google devices dominate the …

Google

How Does Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy Work?

Rational emotive behavior therapy, also known as REBT, is a type of cognitive-behavioral therapy developed by psychologist Albert Ellis. REBT is …

Psychology

How to install the Moodle learning management system

Learning management systems (LMS) are the software powering online education, enabling teachers and trainers to share coursework, administer …

Linux

Plover lets you share files between any devices over Wi-Fi, AirDrop-style

Apple’s AirDrop service is great for beaming files between your iOS and Mac devices over Wi-Fi – but it sadly doesn’t work with other platforms. Thankfully, a bunch of young developers have built a handy tool to make it just as easy to transfer files over your local network, using anything that has …

Apps

Google Just Launched a Smartphone Game to Teach Adults How to Code

From programmable LEGO robots to mobile apps like Hopscotch, there’s no shortage of games and toys designed to get children interested in computer …

Computer Science

NCDLCN Reflections: The Growth is in the Journey :: Professional Learning and Leading Collaborative

Two short years ago, I sat in my high school Media Coordinator’s interactive space to learn all about the power of Twitter, one of her many …

Education Technology

KQED

Instructional video is a key component of many flipped learning classrooms, but even if you aren’t flipping, adding video to your classroom …

Education Technology

schooling, says Ken Robinson

A well-known educationalist has suggested parents should consider teaching them at home instead of sending them to school.<p>Sir Ken Robinson, who has …

Education

Raspberry Pi CoderDojo Teaches You To Code With Free Online Training

The official Raspberry Pi Foundation has today published details about signing up for their latest free online course “Start a CoderDojo” to learn …

Raspberry Pi

Three Keys to Stopping Plagiarism

Although there are software-based services that can help instructors check the originality of student writing and discourage students from …

Teaching

Paid summer breaks and other common myths about teachers

<b>(CNN) —</b> As teachers in several states across the United States protest for higher pay and more funding for public education, lawmakers and onlookers are debating whether teachers deserve more money.<p>But many of the arguments against teachers' demands are based on misconceptions about the teaching …

Pedagogy

Computer Science Poster: Computer Systems

• Computer system diagram including components of the CPU, motherboard, storage and connections<br>• Peripheral devices (input & output devices and storage …

Computer Science

Seven reasons people no longer want to be teachers

The oldest profession – teaching – is no longer attractive. The Queensland Deans of Education revealed there have been alarming drops in first …

Education

Report Cards: Do They Make the Grade?

Report Cards: Do They Make the Grade?<p><b>Is the traditional A-B-C-D-F report card meeting the grade? Is a skills checklist a better way to go in this age</b> …

Teaching

A more flexible curriculum approach can support student success

Financial access is extremely important for poor and working class students wanting to get a foot in the door at universities. But on its own this …

Higher Education

Does The School Schedule Serve Teaching and Learning?

Considerations about scheduling and faculty assignments for 2018 - 2019 are more than likely in the planning stages right now. In states like New …

Pedagogy

It Matters a Lot Who Teaches Introductory Courses. Here’s Why.

The first professor whom students encounter in a discipline, evidence suggests, plays a big role in whether they continue in it.

College & University

'The reason for teacher burnout? The Big Brother culture'

This week, I’ll be participating in the live debate hosted by <i>Tes</i>: <i>"</i>Burn-out: How can we keep the best teachers teaching?"<p>The key question for me is: …

Teaching

Shifting from Passive to Active Learning

“<i>Nothing could be more absurd than an experiment in which computers are placed in a classroom where nothing else is changed.</i>” - Seymour Papert <br>When …

Pedagogy

Google’s astounding new search tool will answer any question by reading thousands of books

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada<p>Imagine if you could gather thousands of writers in a circle to discuss one question. What would optimist Thomas L. Friedman say about intervening in Syria, for example? Would chaos theorist Santo Banerjee concur?<p>Google now has a way to convene that kind of …

British Columbia

Play

<b>RUBRICS</b><p>Teaching rubrics are a common tool in any classroom, but they can easily become a disguised checklist of tasks, instead of a living document …

Pedagogy

'There is no such thing as past or future': physicist Carlo Rovelli on changing how we think about time

Seven Brief Lessons on Physics sold over a million copies around the world. Now Rovelli is back to explore the mysteries of time. He tells Charlotte Higgins about student revolution and how his quantum leap began with an acid trip<p>• Extract from Carlo Rovelli’s new book: on the elastic concept of …

Quantum Mechanics

Stop Labeling Kids By Their 'Learning Style'

You may have taken the quiz as a child: <i>What type of learner are you?</i> You’d answer questions like, “When you see the word cat, are you more likely to …

Pedagogy

Online programs can contribute to better outcomes, lower costs and more access, new report asserts

The most bullish proponents of online learning have argued for years that the modality can lead to better outcomes for students, lower costs for …

Higher Education