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Why Design Thinking In Schools Loses Power When It's Reduced To A Checklist

Design thinking has been slowly gathering momentum among educators for the past few years as a way for students to engage with real-world problems …

Book Review: The Digital Academic: Critical Perspectives on Digital Technologies in Higher Education edited by Deborah Lupton, Inger Mewburn and Pat Thomson

Eschewing the polarising perspectives that often characterise discussions of digital technologies in academia, The Digital Academic: Critical …

Shaping Higher Education with Students: Ways to Connect Research and Teaching

<b>Edited by Vincent C. H. Tong, Alex Standen and Mina Sotiriou</b> | March 2018<p>Format: 234x156mm <br>Open Access PDF<br>ISBN: 978‑1‑78735‑111‑0<br>FREE<br>Hardback<br>ISBN: …

Johannes Cronje

Some of the World's Best Universities Just Released 600 Free (or Nearly Free) Online Courses

The founder of Class Central has compiled a huge list of newly offered courses to update your skills.<p>These days there's no excuse not to feed your brain. You don't need to upend your life and go back to school to get smarter. Nor do you need to find tens of thousands for tuition. Instead, you can …

Are these the 7 pillars of classroom practice?

There are two main problems with the idea that teachers should be reading research. The first is that they don’t have time to do it (see …

6 Reasons to Try a Single-Point Rubric

An analytic rubric would break each of those general levels down even further to include multiple categories, each with its own scale of success—so, …

Pedagogy

The Role of Metacognition in Learning and Achievement

<i>Excerpted from “Four-Dimensional Education:
 The Competencies Learners Need to Succeed,” by Charles Fadel, Bernie Trilling and Maya Bialik. The</i> …

Where is the Humanity in the Computer Science Curriculum? - Connected Learning Alliance

“Let us move from human-centered design to humanity-centered design.”<p>— From the <i>Copenhagen Letter</i><p>I’ve been struggling to write this post for a long, …

#SOCRMx: Week 4 – Discourse Analysis

(Click on image for source)<p>In Week 4 the Introduction to Social Research Methods course requires participants to move on and 1) reflect on a chosen …

Swing Sequence: Brooke Henderson

When you scroll down and see Brooke Henderson's driver swing, you'll probably think <i>If I tried that, I'd be in the hospital.</i> Knowing the physical limitations of the typical amateur golfer, we won't disagree. But even if copying her physicality isn't realistic, her mental approach to driving is worth …

Google Docs Scavenger Hunt

With the new school year, comes new students and a steep technology learning curve. My goal is to make learning <i>how</i> to use technology fun and …

Design Thinking and the Deskless Classroom

Last September, the day before students returned, I looked around my classroom and panicked. Bulletin boards were bare, and there was no furniture. I …

Design Thinking

Strategies to Help Struggling Writers

The most challenging part of being a writing teacher is more than teaching struggling writers how to write -- it's teaching them how to love writing. …

Test Drive: New Hampshire teachers build new ways to measure deeper learning

Concord and Rochester, N.H.<p>Just outside Concord High School, a delivery truck has spilled its chemical supplies. The students’ mission: Investigate …

43 Embarrassing Grammar Mistakes Even Smart People Make

Like it or not, words, spelling, and punctuation can leave a lasting impression on others. But even the most educated people often unknowingly make these common flubs.<p>When someone uses grammar incorrectly do you make an assumption about his or her intelligence or education? Like it or not, words, …

Language

From "EduSpeak" to a Language of Pedagogy

By onJuly 12, 2017 11:58 AM<p>A few weeks ago, I had a chance to conduct a workshop for EdTechTeacher on <i>Leading Innovation in the Classroom</i>. Before …

12 sites that will teach you coding for free

<i>This post is in partnership with Entrepreneur. The article below was originally published at</i> <i>entrepreneur.</i><i>com</i><i>.</i><p>By John Rampton, Entrepreneur<p>There was a …

Writing papers and research reports the Google way

The traditional research paper has been around a long time. We all likely have a memory of sweating over one at the last minute. They’re still …

Tech-Based Formative Assessment

As a one-to-one classroom teacher, I was able to leverage the power of a device in the hands of every student. I’ve put together tips for making the …

Say it once, say it right: Seven strategies to improve your academic writing.

<i>Whether writing a research article or a grant proposal, it can be difficult to pinpoint the sections and areas that need further improvement. It is</i> …

Minecraft Code Builder introduces programming to block-stacking students

Microsoft today announced Code Builder for <i>Minecraft: Education Edition</i>. This new extension will teach kids how to code with the help of an assistant within the building block video game.<p>Code Builder introduces the Agent, a tiny sidekick, who executes coding instructions given via programs like …

EduTech: With Swift Playgrounds, Apple has a chance to change programming forever

<i>EduTech is a 9to5Mac weekly series that focuses on technology’s application in education, lower and higher level, both for productivity and enjoyment. If you have suggestions for topics or specific questions you’d like to see answered, feel free to let me know. Catch up on past installments</i> …

Education Technology

10 Virtual Tools for the Math Classroom

By onApril 19, 2017 7:00 AM<p>It is no secret that many students are not passionate about math. Students feel disconnected from what is taught in class, …

Education Technology

Keep the Tension Out of Your Swing Like Marc Leishman

Fast and free doesn't work with tight and tense<p>Arnold Palmer would have been proud of the way Marc Leishman won his tournament. The 33-year-old Australian made a 50-footer for eagle on the 16th hole on his way to the 69 that would beat Charley Hoffman and Kevin Kisner by a shot. It was Leishman's …

What is Design Thinking and Why Is It So Popular?

Design Thinking is not an exclusive property of designers—all great innovators in literature, art, music, science, engineering, and business have …

Design

Nelly Korda's Simple Drill Could Fix Your Takeaway

You might recognize Nelly Korda as Jessica Korda’s younger sister. She’s begun her rookie season on the LPGA after winning once on the Symetra Tour in 2016. In her first LPGA event in 2017, Korda finished T-5. So her rookie season is off to a strong start.<p>Korda posted this video of a swing drill …

Use The Big Muscles To Launch Your Drives

How to get the most out of your size for career-best distance.<p>You might wonder what a woman who is 5 feet, 7 inches tall and weighs 126 pounds can teach you about hitting big drives. Well, my average swing speed with the driver is around 99 miles per hour. The average male amateur swings it 93.4 …

Strategies for Helping Students Motivate Themselves

Some researchers, however, believe that a third option, cognitive choice, is a more effective way to promote longer-lasting student autonomy. This …

Pedagogy