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5 BEST Virtual Field Trips

+11<p>Featured Author:<p>Mrs. Kelly Tenkely<p>Kelly Tenkely is a technology teacher in a private school. Kelly also trains teaching staff on integrating and …

Clark County students taking virtual field trips

<b>Google Expeditions pioneer program</b><p>• <b>What:</b> 360-degree virtual field trips all over the world — and even under the sea and into space.<p>• <b>How it works:</b> …

Silicon Valley billionaires are appalled by normal schools — so they've created this new one

Kids take attendance on an iPad, complete a "playlist" of activities, and learn 3D modeling software to design a playhouse for the class pet.<p>Founder and CEO Max Ventilla previously helmed the personalization team at Google, where he helped build Google+ and other products that make the internet …

Online Education

Students who use digital devices in class 'perform worse in exams'

Study finds use of computers by students in lectures and seminars has ‘substantial negative effect’ on performance<p>Allowing students to use computers and the internet in classrooms substantially harms their results, a study has found.<p>The paper published by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology …

Education

Stop drugging ADHD kids — and start teaching them to use their gifts

This year, Americans will spend more than $8 billion on members of the stimulant family, in a desperate attempt to keep squirmy school kids with ADHD …

Customer Service

Education-2025 - The Classroom of the Future

The Classroom of the Future<p>The Physical Space<p>The days of classrooms where a teacher desk sits at the front of the classroom and students’ desks are …

4 Early-Year Keys for Effective Classroom Discipline

I am really pleased to have you all in this class. There are a lot of great things we'll be doing, and there's lots of new stuff to learn. I'm …

The importance of encouraging kids to keep asking questions

As my daughter heads off to her first year of full-day schooling, I hear that kindergarten is the new first grade. Math is all about problem solving, …

20 ways to use a tablet in the classroom

From tuning into worldwide radio to experimenting with augmented reality, here are the best ways to use tablets in class for education and entertainment<p>Whatever model of Android or iOS tablet you have available, it’s a hugely versatile tool when it comes to educating and entertaining children. Here …

Apps

Four-Day School Week Linked to Better Academic Performance, Study Finds

YES!<p>As long as school has existed, students have wanted to spend less time there. But for the first time, a study in the US has shown that giving …

New Study Suggests We're Sending Our Kids to School Too Young

The benefits of waiting a year were dramatic.<p>How old should our children be before they start a formal education? That's the question asked by new …

The Joyful, Illiterate Kindergartners of Finland

Forget the Common Core, Finland’s youngsters are in charge of determining what happens in the classroom.<p>“The changes to kindergarten make me sick,” a veteran teacher in Arkansas recently admitted to me. “Think about what you did in first grade—that’s what my 5-year-old babies are expected to …

Education

8 ways teachers can talk less and get kids talking more

If you do fewer teacher-directed activities, that means the kids will naturally do more talking, doesn’t it? Not necessarily. I have often found …

6 Habits of Great Teachers

Individual and societal success depends on raising and educating children who care about others. But we have misled today’s children to believe …

Teaching

3 Things Students Desire to Hear From Teachers

"Every child needs at least one adult who is irrationally crazy about him or her." - Urie Bronfenbrenner<p>I asked the university for a course release, …

Pedagogy

Rethinking Data: How to Create a Holistic View of Students

<i>The excerpt below is from “Hacking Education: 10 Quick Fixes For Every School,” by Mark Barnes and Jennifer Gonzalez. The following is from the</i> …

Teaching

5 Free Tools for Creating Whiteboard Videos

One of the many things that we tried today in my Future Schools workshop was creating whiteboard instructional videos. Someone in the group suggested …