Liz Zhou

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Why Kids Whine... And What to Do About It

There are two camps with different opinions about why kids whine.<p><b>Camp One</b>: It is a learned behavior designed to manipulate adults into doing something and should be ignored or corrected. (Subtext: If you don't respond this way your child will become entitled, annoying and manipulative, i.e., an …

Blended Learning: Resource Roundup

Resources by Topic:<p>What Is Blended Learning?<p>At P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School, integrating digital content with face-to-face learning has …

Education Technology

'MythBusters' Host Says Science Demonstrations Are Imperative For Students

The "MythBusters" guys may not be professional scientists, but they have strong opinions about how science education should be conducted in U.S. classrooms.<p>Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, co-hosts of the hit Discovery Channel show, spoke with HuffPost Live's Josh Zepps about their upcoming road …

Cook Hot Dogs with a Pringles Can

Pringles cans have a wide variety of uses, but this one is special: Instructables user Cats Science Club has a guide to making a Pringles can …

DIY

7 Apps for Teaching Children Coding Skills

It's hard to imagine a single career that doesn't have a need for someone who can code. Everything that "just works" has some type of code that makes …

100+ STEM Websites & Webtools for Teachers

A World of Project Ideas (You Can Steal)

One of the advantages of project-based learning is the flexibility. PBL is an effective instructional strategy within individual content areas as …

How to Design Projects Around Common Core Standards

In fact, designing and developing a project-based learning outcome is its own process, and while I don't tend to invite the standards to the party …

Teaching

Teach Coding in the Classroom: Resources from ISTE '14

I was super excited to attend Hack Education (originally called “EdubloggerCon”), an all-day unconference held the Friday before the formal start of …

Project-Based Learning Through a Maker's Lens

The rise of the Maker has been one of the most exciting educational trends of the past few years. A Maker is an individual who communicates, …

5-Minute Film Festival: Classroom Makeovers to Engage Learners

Hey H.Wilson,<br>Could you explain a bit more of the type of lesson structure you see happening? Mainly lecture? Project Based? Constructavist? How do …

10 Things Teachers Should Know To Do With Google Docs

Google Docs is a powerful word processing tool that many schools have adopted. As it’s similar to Microsoft Word and other word processing tools, …

Education Technology

There's no homework in Finland - so why are their schools so special?

Anyone who works in education for even a short length of time will get the Finnish education system paraded in front of them as a paragon of virtue …

The 6-step guide to flipping your classroom

It’s one of the most talked-about trends in education right now. Right behind the iPad and Common Core. Flipping your classroom is a trend that …

Education Technology

How does the US public school system rank globally?

Many Western countries are suddenly feeling the hot breath of ’emerging’ economies on the backs of their necks when it comes to education …

The science behind superheroes

Ever been bitten by a radioactive spider? Or found yourself weakening in the face of kryptonite? Or perhaps you think you’ll need to up your carbs …

27 ways to becoming a 21st century teacher

The old chalk and talk methods of teaching have never been under such challenge. The rise of digital technologies and a wide variety of social …

The 7 Characteristics of a Digitally Competent Teacher

So, you think you’re a digitally competent teacher? Or maybe not so much… Either way—check out this fun graphic depicting some characteristics that …

115 iOS apps teachers are actually using (as voted by you)

If you’re trying to sort through the App Store in an attempt to find great apps for your classroom, well, I hate to break it to you, but you’re in …

5 Tips for Classroom Management with Mobile Devices

This is reblogged from the original post at Edudemic and is the premise of presentation I will be leading in November at Miami Device.<p>When adopting …

Education Technology

The busy educator's guide to mobile learning

Students of all ages seem to have a smartphone in their hand during most of the day. Whether it’s being used for educational purposes (ha!) or for …

Dipsticks: Efficient Ways to Check for Understanding

Summary Poem Activity<p>List ten key words from an assigned text.<br>• Do a free verse poem with the words you highlighted.<br>• Write a summary of the reading …

Maker Space In Education Series… 20 Reasons Your Students Should Be Making

<i>It’s still summer time in the States and I couldn’t help but think of the idea of play, and that of course made me think of Maker Space. I have long</i> …

How can teachers get devices for blended learning?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hu4Jy7LHtE<br>Hopefully you will notice all the different types of technology in this video as well as the fact that …

5 Research-Based Tips for Providing Students With Meaningful Feedback

In recent years, research has confirmed what most teachers already knew: Providing students with meaningful feedback can greatly enhance learning and …

Pedagogy

4 Things Transformational Teachers Do

<b>Transformational</b>: Where students' active engagement in developing knowledge and skills, critical thinking, higher-order skills, and communication are …

Pedagogy