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Top 10 ed tech trends to watch out for in 2015

From flipped classrooms to online learning, what ed tech trends should we watch out for in the next year?<p>The days of classrooms with chalkboards and …

5 Strategies For Better Teacher Professional Development

The Big Picture Of Education Technology: The Padagogy Wheel

Tech giants, government promote computer science with Hour of Code

Coding sounds hard, but sometimes all a kid (or grown-up) needs is a push in the right direction. That's the motivation for the second annual Hour of Code, which runs between December 8th and 14th as part of Computer Science Education Week. The initiative from non-profit site Code.org is designed …

Every Classroom Is A Team And Every Teacher Is A Coach

<b>Every Classroom Is A Team And Every Teacher Is A Coach</b><p>by <b>Molly Bruzewski</b>, Ed.S.<p><i>This is a 3-part series on strategies for promoting a team approach to</i> …

Here's a Plan to Turn Around U.S. Education -- and Generate $225 Trillion

Break down any political discussion of education policy and you’ll get the kind of rhetoric typical of a wealth manager. The need to invest in our kids. The untapped resource of our young minds. Children as our greatest asset.<p>There’s a reason, of course. When you look at massive public spending …

This Company Wants To Use Games To Reimagine How Your Child Learns

In the mid-20th century, Linus Pauling was one of the world’s most celebrated scientists. His discovery of the structure of hemoglobin and other biological molecules created an entirely new field of science and, when he focused his ample talents on deciphering the structure of DNA, no one doubted …

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Opposition to Common Core spurs jump in homeschooling

The home-schooling boom is getting a new push due to opposition to Common Core, the controversial national education standard that some parents claim is using their children’s public school lessons to push a political agenda, according to critics of the Washington-backed curriculum.<p>North Carolina, …

Getting School Discipline Right by Attending to "Non-Cognitive" Skills

Parents know that when their kids are hungry, tired, or just stressed out, they aren't on their best behavior. Good teachers also understand this. Unfortunately, "zero-tolerance" discipline policies - which can treat chewing gum or talking back as akin to bringing a weapon to school - do not.<p>As …

For Parents of Kids With Special Needs, Parent-Teacher Conferences Feel Like Going to War

December 2 is <i>Special Education Day</i> and many parents of children with special needs are still trying to recover from their fall parent-teacher conferences. No matter how nice the teacher is, after of few years of these conferences, parents often feel like war veterans with PTSD.<p>Having grandchildren …

What Essays Thrill Elite Schools? These Teens Will Show You

Mindy Zou wrote about a turbulent visit to China. Nicolae Sapoval recounted a grisly secret of the ancient Greeks. And Rebecca Tian shared the story of how she overcame depression. All three turned their college-application essays into a spot at an elite U.S. school. Their teen successes weren’t …

Education Department Clarifies Requirements for Offering Single-Sex Classes | U.S. Department of Education

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) released guidance today for K-12 schools that offer or want to offer single-sex …

Education

Parents told: use iPads to get reluctant boys to read

A study by the National Literacy Trust says tablet computers are a 'vital new weapon' to combat poor reading, with a doubling in the number of nurseries using them<p>Parents are being told to turn to iPads and Kindles to get boys interested in reading amid fears large numbers of children are shunning …

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Microsoft kills Clip Art image library, redirects Office users to Bing

Microsoft today announced Clip Art is getting a new source for its images: Bing. The Office.com image library that powered the service in Microsoft Office has been killed off.<p>If you’re creating something in any of the Office desktop products released in the past decade, searching for pictures to …

Evernote Brings Context, Work Chat And Presentation Out Of Beta

Evernote, now with over 100 million users and some 16,000 businesses paying to use its document sharing, note-taking and organising platform, is today turning on a few new features that add more interactivity and potentially time spent on the platform: Work Chat, an improved Presentation mode; and …

Google's Chromebooks Overtake Apple's iPads for First Time in U.S. Education Market

Apple's iPad has lost its lead over Google's line of Chromebook laptops in the U.S. education market as Google shipped more devices to schools last quarter, according to figures released by IDC (via the <i>Financial Times</i>). In Q3 2014, IDC notes that Google shipped 715,500 Chromebooks to U.S. schools …

Autodesk Offers Design Software Free to Secondary, Post-Secondary Schools

Software<p>Autodesk has released its design software free to students, instructors and educational institutions anywhere in the world.<p>"The way we make …

MIT takes new approach with STEM concept videos | MIT News

MIT’s Teaching and Learning Laboratory (TLL) has created 47 STEM Concept Videos to help students connect the concepts they learn in introductory STEM …

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Education

Three lessons from data on children’s reading habits

Renaissance Learning, “What Kids Are Reading And Why It Matters,” Nov. 2014<p>More than a decade ago a company called Renaissance Learning developed a …

Some Good Primary Source Guides and Resources for Teachers

December 01, 2014<br>Library of Congress is one of the best websites where you can search for and access primary source documents to use with your …

This Is Why You Should Use Infographics in Education

December1, 2014<br>Today as I was curating a list of tools to use for creating infograhics in class, I came across this interesting visual created by …