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10 ways to reach SAMR’s redefinition level

Four criteria for evaluating blended learning tools

<b>Real-time feedback</b><p>As digital tools help students become more actively involved in their own learning process, teachers have a greater opportunity to …

For The New Year, Ray Bradbury's Buoyant Vision Of The Future

I have had enough of dystopias.<p>Don't get me wrong here. I love a good vision of destruction — to stand at some safe distance and watch the world burn. I have an affection for zombies, have stared down plagues, have, through pulp and pixel, seen this world brought low in any number of ways and, no …

Teenage kicks? Today’s young people are too focused on the future | Lola Okolosie

As a teacher, I can see the rise in ‘generation sensible’ – and no wonder with all the pressure young people face<p>When I tell people that I am a secondary school teacher there is one standard response: incredulity. This is usually followed by comments about how “tough” working with teenagers must …

You Can Now Buy ‘Back to the Future’ Sneakers with USB Ports

A while back, Nike came out with a limited edition <i>Back to the Future</i> sneaker, priced at over $3,000, with proceeds to benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation. It’s unclear to me what kind of loser would actually wear such a sneaker (Justin Bieber?), but demand for the product ran high. According to …

Student Petitions High School To Let Him Use Cat And Laser Photo In Yearbook

This is the shot Schenectady High School student Draven Rodriguez is petitioning to be used as his senior yearbook photo. School authorities agreed …

High school students care more about free speech than adults, poll finds

For first time in poll’s history, American students are more in favour of the first amendment than adults<p>American high school students are more concerned about freedom of speech and the first amendment than adults, including their teachers, a new poll has found.<p>The national study of 10,463 high …

National Book Award fiction long list arrives early

The National Book Foundation's plan to release the news of its fiction long list Thursday morning was foiled by news outlets that posted the list Wednesday afternoon. With the embargo broken, we bring you the list now; it includes a National Book Award winner, two National Book Award finalists, and …

RT @TeacherManRI: Changing our mindset system-wide: Learning is not fixed, instead it's a growth mindset #edchatri #engchat #edchat http://…

Making the Writing Process Explicit

We've recently written about caring explicitly. Now it's the turn of making the children's writing process more obvious to both child and teacher …

Photo Collages as Writing Prompts

In a post on Android for Schools I wrote about using Pic Collage on my Android phone to create a collage to summarize my day. Pic Collage is a free …

Google Docs: Grading Tips Tricks

Google docs has made it possible for me to go paperless. The decision to remove paper from my life has been liberating! Whenever I train teachers, I …

The Common Core Vs. Books: When Teachers Are Unable to Foster a Love of Reading in Students

How did you develop a love for reading?<p>Ask <b>George Saunders</b>, <b>Barry Hannah</b>, or <b>Andrea Barrett</b>. For each of these writers, their love for reading was …

Despite What You Have Heard: American Students are Not 'Falling Behind'

courtesy discoveryeducation.com<p>This week saw the publication of the PISA scores – the Programme for International Student Assessment, conducted every …

Five top technology tools for the English classroom

Whether you're a seasoned techy or terrified by Google, here are five useful educational tools to help students learn and teachers manage their workload<p>There are many educational technology tools available to use in your English classroom – and they're increasing at a rapid rate.<p>Whether you're a …

Let The Puppets From Glove And Boots Fix Your Common Grammar Mistakes (VIDEO)

If <b>your</b> grammar usage isn't the best, <b>you're</b> going to love this video by Glove and Boots.<p><b>There</b> are lots of things you can learn from <b>their</b> lessons, because <b>they're</b> good at teaching in a fun and easy way.<p>Don't get <b>too</b> excited <b>to</b> start writing though. If you write <b>too</b> quickly, you might make mistakes.<p>For …

A Visual Crash Course in All the Deaths in Shakespeare’s Tragedies

You knew there were a lot, but nothing locks it in like a who-got-stabbed-where infographic. [via Vintage & Anchor]

Infographics

Famous Novels' First Sentences, Mapped [Infographic]

Sentence diagrams never looked this good<p>Maybe you spent a week in school making these, but the ones in your class almost definitely didn't look as good. The folks at Pop Chart Lab, which now has an oeuvre of infographics depicting everything from classic games to beer, took a literary turn with …

Infographics

Why Do We Have to Write Today?

To flirt. • To be understood. • To understand. • To forward social justice, suppress tyranny and save the world. • To critique. • To see faces in …

Nelson Mandela

RT @OpenEduEU: 5 powerful questions to ask your students. http://t.co/7CnumTrtRU via @edutopia #edchat #ukedchat #edtech #21stedchat #engch…

The 6 Note Taking Skills Every Student Should Master

April 22, 2014<br>In a fast-paced world where information travels at the speed of light, note taking skills can make all the difference between effective …

“Quill” Could Be A Very Useful Tool For Reinforcing Grammar Concepts

Thanks to Richard Byrne, I recently learned about Quill.<p>It provides well-done interactive exercises to reinforce grammar exercises and the real …

Comprehensive, Engaging Vocabulary Building

Membean displays remarkable intuition about the way people learn and remember words. It may be the only vocabulary tool that has so effectively …

Education Technology

Being a Better Online Reader

Soon after Maryanne Wolf published “Proust and the Squid,” a history of the science and the development of the reading brain from antiquity to the twenty-first century, she began to receive letters from readers. Hundreds of them. While the backgrounds of the writers varied, a theme began to emerge: …

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