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The quiet impact of Obama's Christian faith

President Barack Obama was flying over Los Angeles in June as he listened to the first accounts from a courtroom in Charleston, South Carolina, where family members of nine dead parishioners who were gunned down at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church had just addressed the accused killer.<p>He …

Teachers Will Embrace Students’ Smartphone Addiction In 2015

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Joe Mathewson cofounded learning platform Firefly when he was 14.</i><p>These are heady days for education technology. In fact, with big investments in outfits like Everspring and Udemy, I’d say 2014 was the biggest year yet in edtech. However, if you thought that was impressive, you haven’t …

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The ‘No Child’ Rewrite Threatens Your Kids’ Future

Congress is attempting to pass the buck on federal funding for education. The results would be disastrous.<p>In the weeks ahead, Congress will consider …

Flipped Learning Using VideoNot.es Google Add-On

Flipped Learning Image via ctl.utexas.edu<p>Flipped learning is great, isn’t it? It is the basis of much of my face-to-face and online courses, and it …

Over-testing our kids is not the answer — it’s the problem

In the era of No Child Left Behind and Common Core, we’ve forgotten about the learning and development that matter<p>“I’m writing a book about school testing.”<p>“Thank goodness. It’s about time.”<p>That’s the conversation I’ve been having again and again recently. As an education writer for the past twelve …

Education

How to be a Rock Star Teacher in a World of ‘CAVE’ Colleagues | Emerging Education Technologies

Make This the Year you Make it Happen!<p>Have you let cynical peers and worn-down administrators get you down or hold you back? There's no doubt it's …

Teaching
Education

Should we stop CPD about teaching techniques? - Teacher Development Trust

By david.weston On Sunday, January 04 th, 2015 · 3 Comments · In Advice , Teachers<p>There is a huge amount of teacher professional development that is …

Problem Based Learning Explained for Teachers

January 4, 2015<br>Project based learning and problem based learning are two didactic approaches to learning that are often used interchangeably to refer …

Education Technology

'They thought it was no big deal to post a selfie in their bra': Sixth-grade teacher's viral letter shows her students why it is NEVER a good idea to upload risque photos to the internet

• <b>Melissa Bour was alarmed after seeing students' selfies on Facebook</b>• <b><br>In many, 11- and 12-year-olds were in bras or holding up middle fingers</b>• <b><br>She decided</b> …

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Top 10 Sites/Apps for a Flipped Classroom

A "Flipped Classroom" is a classroom that uses class time to do activities/lessons (guided by the teacher) and "homework" time for guided …