Loni Kite

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Moleskine launches its Smart Writing Set to digitize your brainstorm

Hemingway, 2016<p>For the past week or so, I've been taking all of my notes for meetings, interviews, to-dos, and more in a Moleskine notebook. That's not unusual at all – I've been jotting notes down in Moleskine's notebooks for years. What is different is that all of those notes are now on my iPad, …

Do we really use what we learn in school?

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What is the best way to answer a student who says, “Why are we learning this? We are never going to use geometry or Shakespeare in the real world”?</i> <i>Answer by Richard Muller, professor of physics at UC Berkeley, author of Energy for Future Presidents.</i><p>I was …

Moby Dick

10 Classroom Management Ideas to Try

There are always a few <b>classroom management</b> things that teachers would love to try out, but never seem to get around to doing. This year is the year …

Teaching

Blended learning in the math classroom - Innovation: Education

Where is the tech in math classrooms?<p>Photo by Wes Fryer, CC 2.0<p>According to recent studies, math teachers, tend to integrate technology into their …

Beyond the Silver Bullet: Making 1:1 Matter

By Eric PatnoudesTechnologies will have little to no impact on learning if teachers are not also provided with training and professional development.

Professional Development

Five Fabulous Formative Assessments for Your Classroom

Teachers are constantly engaged in the process of formative assessment. Without the regular use of formative assessment, or checks for understanding, …

Education Technology

When Tech Teaches, What Do Teachers Do?

So when tech is doing the things teachers did, what do teachers do? Here are some ideas.<p>0<p>SHARES<p>Innovative educators enjoy using high quality digital …

Education Technology

Inside the school where punishment is banned

Despite its 'outstanding' rating by Ofsted, Kilgarth School in Birkenhead is now adopting a radical new approach to discipline. Joseph Lee finds out why<p>The boys all arrive in taxis, but it’s a rare touch of luxury in a school surrounded by deprivation. If you attend Kilgarth School in Birkenhead, …

Crime

Is this Silicon Valley-inspired school the future of education?

On a crisp autumn morning, Tsi-Ann Calixte furiously pounds on her Chromebook’s keyboard, hashing out details on a project she’s spearheading for her …

Google, micro-learning & the future of education

Over the last several months my co-founder Chirag and I have spent a lot of time thinking about micro-learning as we build our startup, Lrn. We are big supporters of the micro-learning format -specifically on mobile- and believe it can make educational content easily accessible to a global audience.<p>…

Education Technology

When ‘I Bet He Likes You’ Is the Wrong Thing to Say

“I bet he likes you.”<p>That’s often the message when a boy teases a girl, snatches her lunch or calls her names. “He likes you. He just doesn’t know how to show it.” (It’s said of girls who do the same to boys, too, although less often.) It’s such an easy thing to say, meant to make the victim feel a …

Parenting

YMCA NYC Shares 6 Tips to Deal with Cyberbullying for Kids & Teens

Being online and using social networks can be an enjoyable experience. Except when cyberbullying causes it not to be. With more children and teens …

Cyberbullying

Here's a Helpful Infographic on the Many Risks of Helicopter Parenting

Did you know 30 percent of job recruiters have had a parent submit a résumé for their child? Or that girls tend to be helicoptered more than …

Parenting

Former Stanford dean explains why helicopter parenting is ruining a generation of children

Julie Lythcott-Haims noticed a disturbing trend during her decade as a dean of freshmen at Stanford University. Incoming students were brilliant and accomplished and virtually flawless, on paper. But with each year, more of them seemed incapable of taking care of themselves.<p>At the same time, …

Parenting

Dad Writes Hilarious Notes Explaining Why His Kids Are Always Late to School

This father definitely doesn't spare his kids the embarrassment.<p>Seth King, a doting dad of five from Salt Lake City, Utah, got fed up with how often his kids were late to school. Whether it was because the young ones slept in too late or because they took too long to get dressed, King had had it …

Parenting

6 Ways I Use Pinterest | Silvia Tolisano

Pinterest has the reputation of being the social network platform of women. There are hundreds of boards that fit the typical cliché of teenie girls …

5 Reasons I Recommend the Evernote Application

Let me introduce you to one of my favorite productivity applications. It’s called Evernote.Honestly, I thought everyone knew about Evernote. You are …

Productivity

When Is an Educational App Classroom Worthy? - Market Brief

<i>By Swaroop Raju, co-founder of eduCanon.</i><p>There are over 80,000 apps in the Apple store marked as “educational.” The ed-tech marketplace sometimes …

Creating Digital Books: 15+ Ideas & Resources

<b>Recently added to the Survival Tips for Teachers!</b><i>The pages are still blank, but there is a miraculous feeling of the words being there, written in</i> …

Education Technology

A Glossary of Blogging Terminology - A PDF Handout

After years of leading workshops on blogging I have found that many people benefit from having a glossary of terms that they can refer to. Likewise, …

10 Extremely Common and Critical Themes in Literature

When we refer to the theme of a book, we are talking about a universal idea, lesson, or message that stretches through the entire story. Every book …

Teaching Tech to Teachers Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

Posted on July 2, 2015<p>While classroom technology continues to grow in popularity, according to a survey conducted by GfK on behalf of Samsung …

Education Technology

“New Teacher Advice – ‘Hold On To Your Optimism & Idealism'”

New Teacher Advice – ‘Hold On To Your Optimism & Idealism’ is the title of my latest Education Week Teacher column.<p>Allison Zmuda, Jenny Edwards, …

Teaching

When Success Leads to Failure

The pressure to achieve academically is a crime against learning.<p>I’ve known the mother sitting in front of me at this parent-teacher conference for years, and we have been through a lot together. I have taught three of her children, and I like to think we’ve even become friends during our time …

Education

Thinking About Professional Learning

Once again, Tom Whitby has knocked it out of the park with a recent post “<b>Poor teachers: Who is to blame?</b>” I shudder at the expression “Poor …

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Taking the Mystery Out of Copyright (Library of Congress)

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10 Apps for Kids To Create Their Own Videos

Do your kids like to use your phone or tablet like iPad to take pictures and videos? I have seen many kids playing with them. Why not take advantage …

What Students Really Need to Hear [Video]