Mike Paul

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Facebook suspends 273 accounts and pages linked to Russian misinformation agency

Facebook says it has suspended 70 Facebook accounts, 138 Facebook pages, and 65 Instagram accounts controlled by the Internet Research Agency. Chief security officer Alex Stamos announced the news today, posting a handful of sample ads and pages that it says were run by the Russia-linked …

The Larger Concerns Behind the Teachers' Strikes

For educators in Oklahoma and other states, the demands go far beyond better pay.<p>One demand of the striking Oklahoma teachers has gotten a lot of attention: They want higher salaries. Superficially that demand may seem like a somewhat selfish concern—a question of their own bank accounts, not …

School Districts

Here are all of Apple's new tools for the classroom

Apple is making a big push to get students to use its products in the classroom.<p>On Tuesday, the iPhone maker unveiled several new education tools during an event at Chicago's largest public high school, Lane Tech College Prep, in which it launched a new iPad.<p>Here's a brief look at the new tools and …

Education Technology

Free Platform Lets Teachers Find and Share Their Favorite Resources

It was a bittersweet moment for Ashley Lamb-Sinclair as she walked away from her middle-school classroom for the final time last year, flicked the …

Here’s the real reason teachers are revolting in red states

Teachers are revolting — striking for better pay and improved school funding. Last month, the nation watched an unprecedented nine-day statewide strike in West Virginia, which ended only when the legislature passed — and the governor signed — a 5 percent raise for all teachers.<p>Last week, threatened …

Education

25 Ways to use Google Forms in the Classroom (with examples!)

Google Forms is one of my favorite classroom tools. But here's the deal - most teachers aren't taking full advantage of what Google Forms has to …

Education Technology

12 Ways to Upgrade Your Classroom Design

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Shifting the Grading Mindset Starts With Our Words

Language matters. It's that simple. What we say and how we say it has a big impact on how students and other stakeholders respond to our …

A new school in India will prioritize happiness instead of grades — take a look inside

Around the world, most secondary schools share a similar design: There are hallways that lead to classrooms, a front and back entrance, a cafeteria, and a gymnasium.<p>Near Chennai, India, a new boarding school called Riverbend aims to rethink traditional architecture — and curricula — in education. …

Education

The final trailer for Avengers: Infinity War is here

That’s a lot of superheroes for one movie<p>We’re just a few weeks away from the release of <i>Avengers: Infinity War</i> — its release date was recently bumped up a week to April 27th — and now, Marvel has released new trailer to stir up some more excitement for the upcoming superhero showdown.<p><i>Infinity War</i> …

Twitter is working to steal one of Snapchat’s best features

A major redesign of Twitter’s mobile app is rumored to be underway and it could spell bad news for Snapchat.<p>Rumors of Twitter’s camera-focused redesign have been swirling for months, but according to a new report, the redesign will also steal one of Snapchat’s best location-based features.<p>Twitter …

Social Media

Stephen Hawking’s Beautiful Mind

<b>A brief history of Stephen Hawking</b><p>Stephen Hawking spent his scientific life exploring some of the deepest questions a human caught in the Einsteinian opera of space and time could ask.<p>Although Einstein himself never really accepted it, his general theory of relativity predicted that if enough mass …

Venture capitalist visits 200 schools in 50 states and says DeVos is wrong: ‘If choice and competition improve schools, I found no sign of it.’

Ted Dintersmith is a successful venture capitalist and father of two who has spent years devoting most of his time, energy and millions of dollars of his personal fortune to learning about — and advocating for — public education and how it can be made better for all children.<p>Dintersmith has taken a …

Education

Is college worth it? One professor says no.

At George Mason University, where I teach, I regularly have lunch with a group of economists that includes a libertarian provocateur with an impish sense of humor named Bryan Caplan. Whether you agree with him or not (I usually don’t), Bryan makes you think hard about what you believe and what you …

Why Tech-Enabled Teachers Say Goodbye to the Classroom

Sean Duffy gets emails from educators asking him for advice on how they can leave their teaching careers for an edtech job on a weekly basis.It’s a …

#MyRealClassroom Shows What Modern Classrooms Actually Look Like

When Betsy DeVos, the U.S. Secretary of Education, posted a stock photo of a classroom on Twitter, teachers took notice. As in, they noticed the …

Social Media

Educators Identify ‘Good Guys/Bad Guys’ in How Schools Use Ed Tech

A workshop at SXSWedu found educators and technology officers comparing notes about the critical factors that make ed-tech a success or failure in …

12 Tech Tools For Student-To-Student Digital Collaboration

12 Tech Tools For Student-To-Student Digital Collaboration contributed by Nicholas Martino We are living in a digital age where students shuffle …

Tablets have transformed teaching, says Harlow College

A decision to equip staff and students with iPads has helped transform the way that teaching is carried out at Harlow College in Essex, according to …

Education Technology

Next-gen AirPods will likely include noise cancellation features

A new research report from Barclays (via <i>MacRumors</i>) claims that Apple is hard at work on a next-gen pair of AirPods that will likely see the light of …

Nextgen

Redefining annotation: Ditch That PDF and hyper-annotate

Learning how to read and annotate text is an important skill all our students need to truly understand stories, articles, and *GULP* textbooks. This …

5 Reasons Why Your Startup Should Hire A Teacher

As a former classroom teacher and academic advisor who has worked with three startups over the past two years, I’ve come to realize that I consistently use many of the skills today that I developed while working on the ground floor of education. The skills and traits I’ve acquired during those …

Teaching

Teacher pay: Find out how much teachers in your state are underpaid - Vox

It’s not just West Virginia, Oklahoma, and Arizona: Teacher salaries have been stagnant or falling for years.<p>Teachers have gone on strike in West Virginia, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Arizona, and Colorado — and in most of these cases, they are demanding higher wages and increased education funding.<p>It …

Education

Schools Are Trending Toward Project-Based Learning, And It’s A Good Thing

It’s no surprise that if you walk into a modern classroom today, you’re likely to see a well-orchestrated cacophony of action going on. Of course, …

Tesla Powerpack to Enable Large Scale Sustainable Energy to South Australia

Last September, a 50-year storm damaged critical infrastructure in the state of South Australia, causing a state-wide blackout and leaving 1.7 …

8 Behaviors That Separate Ultra-Successful People From Everybody Else

This curated post is authored by Elle Kaplan, Founder & CEO,The post 8 Behaviors That Separate Ultra-Successful People From Everybody Else appeared …

5 Ways You Should Be Using Social Media as Your Top PR Platform | Inc.com

Back in the day, public relations professionals would give a statement on air, release it in print, or publish it online. Social media has disrupted the field, making public relations a faster-paced and more delicate matter.<p>We need only look to our Commander in Chief to know that a social platform …

Public Relations

7 Tips for Creating the Life of Your Dreams

You’re working a full-time job that you’re “meh” about, but you have no idea what you want to do next. You’re still figuring out exactly what you want to be when you grow up. Maybe you need help figuring out how your certain set of skills can land you your dream job. Reading about how inspiring …

Motivation

How to Inspire a Group of People to Do the Impossible | Inc.com

It was Andrew Carnegie who said, "Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision, the ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results."<p>When you want to motivate people to do amazing …

Motivation

A second wind: VC investment in edtech is rising again [datagraphic]

Venture capital invested in the US edtech industry is on pace for a recovery in 2017 after a significant drop last year.