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7 scary facts about climate change

An Arctic without ice, no more koala bears, and extreme droughts? As Earth Day approaches, take a moment to learn how climate change threatens our …

How to Talk About Climate Change So People Will Listen

Environmentalists warn us that apocalypse awaits. Economists tell us that minimal fixes will get us through. Here's how we can move beyond the impasse.<p>Not long ago, my newspaper informed me that glaciers in the western Antarctic, undermined by the warmer seas of a hotter world, were collapsing, and …

How do we know?

The Earth's climate has changed throughout history. Just in the last 650,000 years there have been seven cycles of glacial advance and retreat, with …

Climate Change

How Should We Approach Education’s Digital Divide?

Letter One<p><b>By Karen Cator</b><p><b>[Editor’s Note</b><i>: “Build on This” is a letter series between education leaders. Our second pair is Karen Cator, who leads the</i> …

How to Transform Teaching with Tablets - From Tom Daccord & Justin Reich

This article was first published in the May Edition of <i>Educational Leadership</i> from ASCD.<p>Getting computing devices into schools is relatively easy; …

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Why the iPad Should be Used in Classrooms

As I’ve written in previous posts, the iPad is having tremendous success being used in school classrooms – from kindergarten classes to university …

3 App Smash Video Projects to Challenge Your Students

When <i>app-smashing</i> on iPad, students and teachers use multiple apps to create individual pieces of content that are then merged or <i>smashed</i> together into …

PBL

<b>Videos on Project Based Learning</b><br>Please view these short videos to get an understanding of project based learning. Additional resource links are …

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Get Your Game On: How to Build Curriculum Units Using the Video Game Model

In order to help you create your own unit, I'm going to be using an already proven effective unit by Quest to Learn from their website. So how do you …

Teaching

Do schools kill creativity?

Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.

Creativity

Top High School Math Apps

Math is a subject that a lot of high school students struggle with. But there’s an app for that -- or several, actually. Mobile apps for iPhones and …

89 cool apps, sites, and tools for teaching

When you use tablets and other devices, the nature of them requires you to be a teacherpreneur, or one who innovates, selects, and customizes your …

40 iPad Apps For Science

The iPad has found its way into hospitals, retail stores and homes across the nation, but it’s also making a big splash in the classroom. With a …

Apps

iPads Improve Classroom Learning, Study Finds

Tablets can help students with tough concepts like space and time.<p><b>Just how big is the universe, how small is an atom, and how long have we humans lived on Earth, compared with dinosaurs? Such answers are better learned with an iPad, according to a new study that shows just how tablets tap</b> …

How has technology transformed the role of a teacher?

Technology allows students to become more independent in the classroom. But is the change from teacher to facilitator a positive move for the profession? Mike Britland is firmly in favour<p>When I went to school it was common place for a teacher to place a text book in front a set of students and …

4 Ways To Bring Gamification of Education To Your Classroom

<i>Gamification: the use of game design and mechanics to enhance non-game contexts.</i><p>We’ve seen gamification already in a variety of settings: completing …

Education Technology

Twelve Good Tools for Building End-of-year Review Activities

The end of the school year will soon be upon us. This is the time of year that we think about activities that we can do to help students review the …

QR Codes in the Classroom

Teacher Submitted Ideas (thanks to all who contributed!)<p>For students to view YouTube clips for information (gr. 2 and gr 5)<br>• My kindergarten students …

Applying iPad Apps in the Classroom: Goal? Language Proficiency!

<i>By Nicola Work, Ph.D, Assistant Professor of French, Department of Global Languages and Cultures, University of Dayton.</i><p><b>INTRODUCTION</b><p>With the growing …

30 iPad Apps for Music Teachers

February, 2014<br>I just noticed that it has been a year since my last list of iPad apps for teaching music. Several new interesting music apps have seen …

The Future is Now – iPads in Higher Education

Mobile devices have changed the face of teaching and learning in the classroom and are redefining the future of “work.” From digital note taking to …

Higher Education

Sophia for Teachers | Sophia Learning

Latest News<p><i>Sophia</i> makes it easier than ever to flip your classroom with our free teacher tools for blended learning. Transform your classroom into an …

10 Activities to do on an iPad instead of a Worksheet

<b>Create</b><p>Have your students CREATE using the iPad instead of CONSUMING.<br>• Creation Apps<br>• My new favorites to utilize more this year include Touchcast and …

Habits of an effective iPad Teacher

<b>Collaborative World</b><p><b>Canada meets New Zealand</b><br>I’ve recently had a very useful online chat with Steve Lai in Vancouver about not only the skills and …