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Four Inquiry Qualities At The Heart of Student-Centered Teaching

<b>By Trevor MacKenzie</b>Whether it be project-based learning, design thinking or genius hour, it’s easy to get confused by the many education buzzwords …

Pedagogy

ClassHook Helps You Find Educational Video Clips

The right video clip can help you make a point in a lesson by showing a “real world” application of a concept. And, of course, a good video clip can …

TV shows

Featured Tool! Kapwing Video and Gif Creator

Every month we feature our favorite web tools and apps for English language learners and teachers. This month we are highlighting Kapwing, a free …

Education Technology

2018 Best Apps and Websites for Teaching and Learning

The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) announced its 2018 Best Apps and Best Websites for Teaching and Learning at the American Library …

Apps

Six Brain Hacks To Learn Anything Faster

Research proves there are ways to learn new skills and concepts with speed and ease.<p>Whether it’s a new technology, a foreign language, or an advanced skill, staying competitive often means learning new things. Nearly two-thirds of U.S. workers have taken a course or sought additional training to …

The Brain

A Lost Secret: How To Get Kids To Pay Attention

Fifteen years ago, psychologists Barbara Rogoff and Maricela Correa-Chavez ran a simple experiment. They wanted to see how well kids pay attention — even if they don't have to.<p>They would bring two kids, between the ages 5 to 11, into a room and have them sit at two tables.<p>Then they had a research …

Parenting

3 Good Lesson Planners for Teachers

After posting about lesson plan resources for teachers, we received a request from one of our readers asking about lesson planners, so we decided to …

45+ Google Tips for Teachers and Students

Pinterest<p>The Shake Up Learning community never fails to amaze me! They are always sharing new ideas, lesson plans, tips, tricks, and asking …

3 Good YouTube Channels for Science Teachers

Here are three oldie but goodie YouTube channels for science teachers and students. You can use them to access and find a wide variety of educational …

Revamping Education Delivery

<b>Brick & Mortar</b><p>Learning in the classroom, taught by teachers, in the library from books, and evaluating through written examinations is the education …

Education Technology

Scratch Game Design Curriculum and Professional Development

Original Author: Derek BreenContent Teaser Happy to share this 25-hour game design curriculum originally developed for middle school teachers during …

12 Great Books on The Importance of Game-based Learning

There is currently a heated discussion in the United States around the probable role of video games in promoting a culture of violence, a contentious …

When Technology Isn’t Enough: Educating Teachers About Tech’s Potential

Higher Education Technology can provide students with learning opportunities. To help students get the most out of technology, teachers should …

How to Add Voice Comments to Google Docs, PDFs, and Word Docs

Kaizena is a free tool that lets you add voice comments to Google Documents, PDFs, and Word documents. For Google Docs users Kaizena has a free …

Education Technology

Algorithms for Big Data: A Free Course from Harvard

From Harvard professor Jelani Nelson comes "Algorithms for Big Data," a course intended for graduate students and advanced undergraduate students. …

LMS Buyer’s Kit: A Comprehensive Guide To Learning Management Systems - eLearning Industry

Choosing the right LMS for your company’s needs can be a demanding and complex process. Expertus designed the free eBook LMS Buyer’s Kit to provide …

These Are the Chores Your Child Should Be Doing This Year Based on Their Age

If you're a mama who feels like she's doing literally everything around the house, including picking up after your very capable kids, we know how you …

Kids

Ed Tech Digest

Four years ago, in another somewhat futile attempt to reduce the backlog of resources I want to share, I began this occasional “Ed Tech Digest” post …

Clever Machines Learn How to Be Curious

Computer scientists are finding ways to code curiosity into intelligent machines.<p>You probably can’t remember what it feels like to play Super Mario …

How We’re Smart

31 Halloween ideas for kids to play, make, eat, and watch

<b>(AP)</b><p>Cheap costumes? Cool pumpkins? Get online inspiration for learning, doing, and having fun — in only a few clicks<p>Sierra Filucci<p>October 9, 2017 2:00am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared onCommon Sense Media.<p>Halloween is one of our favorite times of year because families can have so much fun …

Decorations

The best Python courses on Udemy

Python is an ideal choice for a first programming language, and these courses will get you started<p>If you want to learn to program, Python is an …

Python Programming

New TED Talk Video: “The boost students need to overcome obstacles”

Anindya Kundu, who I believe is a adjunct professor at New York University, has a new short TED Talk titled “The boost students need to overcome …

TED Talks

Another Study Finds That Learning By Doing Works….

Yes, the infamous “Cone of Experience” (“We learn 10% of what we read, 20% of what we hear, 30% of what we see, 50% of what we see and hear, 70% of …

Learning

Psychologists studied 5,000 genius kids for 45 years — here are their 6 key takeaways

Follow thousands of superbright kids for four and a half decades, and you learn a thing or two about how to raise a high-achiever.<p>One of the biggest …

Education

Best Education Podcasts 2017

These are some of the best podcasts we’ve come across in surveying the field.<p>The Cult of Pedagogy Podcast<p>Former middle school language arts teacher …

Teaching

11 super successful people who went to state schools

Ivy League schools, with their extensive rosters of famous alums, are typically lauded as bastions of success.<p>As it turns out, public colleges and universities can boast a similar claim.<p>Business Insider compiled a list of the most successful people who received an undergraduate degree from a public …

10 tips for implementing EdTech

Today’s K-12 teachers and administrators face an uphill battle when it comes to getting—and staying—on top of digital developments that can affect …

How 'The Wealthiest Tech Entrepreneur You've Never Heard Of' Pays It Forward

As a young child, Chet Pipkin, founder and chairman of Belkin International, often struggled with feeling insecure around other kids — so he spent his time reading, dreaming, and tinkering. “I had a really deep curiosity about how things worked, finding the flaws and the opportunity to make things …