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50 Remarkably Wise Quotes That Will Inspire You to Success in Life | Inc.com

Life is a gift that has been given to you. It is in your hands to make the best out of it--dare to believe that you can. Through the ups and downs, you'll find a lesson to learn that will make you a better person. Each experience--good and bad--makes you grow. Get along with life and surely, things …

Motivation

Inquiry Learning Vs. Standardized Content: Can They Coexist?

So how can you, as a teacher, help move the dialogue forward? First, you can focus on becoming a highly-effective project based learning (PBL) …

5 ways to support kids who struggle with student-directed learning

I mentioned in my ten takeaways from #ISTE2014 post that I wanted to write a bit more about some of the problems teachers are encountering with …

10 Things That Will Surprise You If You Put Kids In Charge

Learning Strategies<p>10 Things That Will Surprise You If You Put Kids In Charge<p>By Jeff Sandefer     May 23, 2014<p>LuckyImages / Shutterstock<p>At the Acton …

SAMR as a Framework for Moving Towards Education 3.0

SAMR as a Framework for Moving Towards Education 3.0<p>Evolution, in its broadest sense, serves as a force to help humans move towards a better way of …

Want Your Kids to Build the Next Airbnb, Snapchat, or Uber? Teach Them This Skill

Even if your kids' school doesn't teach it, make sure they learn this important skill.<p>Despite positive developments in the movement to provide formal instruction in coding for kids in major American cities like New York, San Francisco, and Chicago, most schools still don't offer such courses.<p>This …

5-Minute Film Festival: Resources for Filmmaking in the Classroom

Young filmmaker Simon Cade's channel, DSLRGuide, is one of the most popular for filmmaking tutorials. He's got hundreds of tips to share and started …

Filmmaking

6 Pillars to Successfully Integrate Technology In Your 1:1 Classroom

Inspired By Gary Spracklen of Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy (IPACA), United Kingdom<p>The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and …

Using The SAMR Model To Frame How To Teach With Apps

<b>Using The SAMR Model To Frame How To Teach With Apps</b><p>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><p>Not all apps are created equal.<p>Not all teacher planning and instructional …

Skype For Learning: The Taxonomy Of A Technology-Based Conversation

<b>Skype For Learning: The Taxonomy Of A Technology-Based Conversation</b><p>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><p>Since its introduction, Skype has gained more than a little …

Education Technology

Rethinking Learning Goals, Success Criteria and Rubrics

When I was a student, back in the dark ages, teachers gave out assignments all the time. We did them, we got them back marked and we went on to the …

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What's All the Fuss About Evernote? Should I Be Using It?

Dear Lifehacker,<br>It seems like everyone is always raving about Evernote, but I don't really understand its appeal. Isn't it just a notes app that …

iPad App of the Week: Notability

Who doesn’t like great iPad apps? At iPad Insight we definitely do. With that in mind, we offer up a quick review of an excellent iPad app, or a few great iPad apps, here each week.<p>Our picks for Best iPad App of the Week are published here every week. Check out all out picks below and you’ll soon …

Project Based Learning, Some Research (Part 2)

In Part 1 of this series, I covered some general academic research on project based learning. Part 2 is focused on the educational theory behind …

What the Heck Is Project-Based Learning?

So the elevator opens up, a guy walks in and out of the blue asks you, "What the heck <i>is</i> project-based learning anyway?" I don't know why he would ask …

Pedagogy

Flipboard for Educators

As students and teachers head back to school all over the country, we wanted to share some ideas on how Flipboard can be helpful this school year. Since the launch of Flipboard 2.0 this past spring, our readers can collect articles and turn them into shareable magazines. We’ve found that educators …

It's Not the Device; It's What the Device Can Do

Devices are crucial as a conduit for content; however, they do not directly improve learning outcomes.

What is digital fluency?

Image by George Couros under CCA recent announcement from Hon. Hekia Parata signalled that <i>digital fluency</i> will be a key focus for Ministry …

Taking Notes vs. Taking a Picture of Notes; Which Wins?

Although I have seen this picture before, I saw it tweeted again recently:Although this seems like a no-brainer as a method to quickly capture …

8 Examples of Transforming Lessons Through the SAMR Cycle

Examples of Applying the SAMR Model can Help Teachers Understand and Embrace it The SAMR Model for integrating technology into teaching, developed by …

Digital Notetaking to Stimulate Their Minds

<b>Enjoyed these resources? Get your copy of The 30 Goals for Teachers or Learning to Go.</b><i>I am not a teacher, but an awakener. – Robert Frost</i>Many …

Digital Citizenship One Liners - Teacher Tech

CC Graphic by Sylvia Duckworth<p>Before unleashing students on the Internet we need to teach them how to behave appropriately, avoid scams, be safe and …

Rethinking Learning in the Age of Digital Fluency

Digital connectivity is a transformative phenomenon of the 21st century. While many have debated its impact on society, educators have been quick to mandate technology in school development - often without analysing the digital fluency of those involved, and the actual impact on learning. Is being …

Create a comic in Book Creator and animate it in Explain Everything

<i>Part 3 of a 4-part series looking at how the popular educational apps Book Creator and Explain Everything can be used together.</i> <br>Other posts from this …

New- Book Creator Released A Wonderful Feature for Creating Comic eBooks for Your Class

October 14, 2015<br>The popular app Book Creator has recently released its latest update called Book Creator 4.0 which comes with amazing functionality …

Google vs Apple in Education

Who would have thought it? Google now have an impressive number of apps available on the iOS App Store which can help, support and enhance learning. …

10 Great iOS 9 Features for Teachers

October 13, 2015<p>iOS 9 is the newest release of Apple’s operating system. iOS 9 comes with a bunch of powerful features and enhancements to improve …

Preparing Students To Produce Digital Content

<b>6 Points To Consider When Preparing Your Students To Produce Digital Content</b><p>To get sense of the importance of digital content creation in today’s …