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The 10 Things School Leaders Would Do To Improve Education

Education is the ultimate political football and there’s nothing politicians like so much as making schools ‘better’, but when a group of respected school leaders come up with a list of 10 things they would do to improve education, it’s worth a listen.<p>Exactly a year before U.K. voters will choose …

A Live Reading of the Pilot Episode of ‘The Digits,’ An Interactive Math Show for Kids

Back in 2012 we posted about <i>The Digits</i>, an interactive, space-themed math show for kids. The show was recently selected by a PBS affiliate for …

Mathematics

Thinking more about our teeth

Most of us only think about teeth when something’s wrong with them — when they come in crooked, break, or begin to rot. But take a minute to consider …

New and improved atomic clock: A revolution in timekeeping is coming

With a new and improved atomic clock, the standard of time in America is about to change -- a teeny, tiny bit.<p>For the first time in 15 years, the<p>National Institute of Standards and Technology, or NIST, is adding a new official atomic clock, institute officials announced Wednesday -- at 10:02 a.m. …

Give Educators the Drawing Board

Opinion |<p>Give Educators the Drawing Board<p>By Gina Sipley and Mercer Hall     Mar 28, 2014<p>Creative Commons<p>Edtech conferences are by definition …

The iPad dad who won’t let son read books

LIKE any typical dad, ­Alborz Fallah wants only the best for his son Ari.

How does PBL support Differentiated Instruction? | Blog | Project Based Learning

January 9, 2012<br>How does PBL support Differentiated Instruction?<p>The following interview with John McCarthy, a member of BIE’s National Faculty and …

5 Ways to Give Your Students More Voice and Choice

We all just sat there in the silence of those three words.<p>Then I said, "Who knows something about this that they can share?" A few students shared …

Teaching

The Technological 5KASCD Inservice

The first time I ran a 5K race was two years ago. It was on my bucket list, but that’s not why I did it. I did it for the pizza.<p>Every summer my …

Education Technology

5 Tech Savvy Teaching Tools That Your Students Will Love and Your Peers Will Envy | Emerging Education Technologies

These Fun, Free Web Applications Make it Quick and Easy to Create Cool Learning Content (Watch out Though, Other Teachers Will be Banging Down Your …

The Case for Pi: Why We Shouldn't Always Teach Math in Absolutes

Years later, I rebuke <i>all</i> of this.<p>Improper, Odd and Radical?<p>Now, as a math educator, I see potential in redefining some of our math terms to make them …

Classroom Management Tips

Business and management infographic & data visualisation If you are having classroom management problems, find out some of the things not.<p>See …

Creative Role-Play Encourages Deeper Science Learning

Elementary School Children are "Getting Things Done"

What is Getting Things Done (GTD)?<p>GTD is a systematic approach to:<p>Obtaining control and stability<br>• Capturing anything and everything that has our …

Videos

Rights & Freedoms

Our Students' Digital Lives - What My Data Shows

A MiddleWeb Blog<p>You may know that Digital Learning Day is an annual event held in February around the country, where teachers and educational leaders …

High School Teachers Meet the Challenges of PBL Implementation

Resources for Organizing an Edcamp

Resources by Topic:<p>Need some help getting started? The Edcamp Foundation can help! Visit the website for the Edcamp Foundation to learn more about …

Why Learning Through Social Networks Is The Future

by <b>Paul Moss</b>, edmerger.com<p><b>Students Need Professional Learning Networks, Too</b><p>Learning to create, manage and promote a professional learning network …

Social Media

11 Essential Tools For Better Project-Based Learning

<b>11 Essential Tools For Better Project-Based Learning</b><p>by <b>Katre Laan</b> from myhistro.com<p>The rise of technology used in classrooms has made learning much …

10 Ways Teaching Has Changed In The Last 10 Years

<b>10 Ways Teaching Has Changed In The Last 10 Years</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p>Teachers are the arbitrators of knowledge and culture.<p>Knowledge and culture are each …

Game-Based Storytelling

Storyboards<p>Video games are a visual medium. Storyboards can be an effective tool to have students design a new game level or write a <b>cut scene</b>, an …

Feeding Our Students' Reading Interests with RSS

How then, at a time when the Common Core asks students to "Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge …

8 Ways to Use Music in the Language Arts Classroom

One doesn't need Bach in the background to qualify as having used music. There are many ways to trigger the benefits of music in, say, a Language …

Teaching

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Project-Based Learning<p>Go inside Manor New Technology High School, where an unwavering commitment to an effective schoolwide PBL model keeps both …

TCEA 2014: Preparing Schools for Mobile Learning Success

Mobile learning is front of mind for many of the educators attending the Texas Computer Education Association’s 2014 convention and exposition this …