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Free Online Writing Courses

Whether you want to become a famous novelist or just make your way through College English, these free online writing courses and journalism courses …

Eight listening-research findings every teacher should be aware of and their implications for teaching and learning

As my regular readers would know, Steve Smith and I are currently in the process of writing a book on aural instruction. This has involved reviewing …

How Two Brothers Turned Seven Lines of Code Into a $9.2 Billion Startup

Now, Stripe’s Patrick and John Collison are teaming with Amazon to grab even more control over the global flow of commerce.<p>Every day, Americans spend …

Water

Student-Driven Differentiation: Putting Student Voice Behind The Wheel

By onJune 8, 2017 6:30 AM<p><b>Today's guest post is written by frequent Finding Common Ground blogger Lisa Westman. Lisa is an instructional coach</b> …

Pedagogy

Finland's new, weird school 'courses' say a lot about how we teach our kids.

I don't know if you've noticed this, but there is no such job as "math."<p>There are mathematicians, sure, or engineers, but even math-heavy jobs still …

Deeper Learning Is By Discovery, Not Delivery

We've been talking about Bloom's Taxonomy and critical thinking for as long as I've been an educator. And yet we still have work to do to get kids …

Two New & Very Useful Writing Frames For Teachers & Students

One of my popular – and most useful – “Best” lists is The Best Scaffolded Writing Frames For Students. It’s certainly one that I consult …

Is personalized learning the future? This high school thinks so.

Vista High School near San Diego will use a $10 million grant from XQ: The Super School Project to make high school more personal.

High School

Hacking Children's Learning: Why Gamification Technology Has The Answer

The problem with learning in recent years across all levels of schooling is that, somewhere along the way, we lost how to make it fun. Instead, it’s become a chore or punishment to kids and their parents. In reality, learning should be fun as it once had been.<p>There is hope that fun can be put back …

Mobile Devices

The Power of Digital-Comic Therapy in Schools

An uptick in special-needs diagnoses among students has led educators to turn to an unlikely source for solace.<p>NEW YORK—Every day, the teenagers Jeremiah Aponte, Jasherah Nalls, and Paula Rodriguez squeeze into a small four-story building housing three schools and close to 1,700 students in the …

China Online Education reports Q1 results

Online Education

EduTech: Keep your knowledge up during summer break with these apps

<i>EduTech is a 9to5Mac weekly series that focuses on technology’s application in education, lower and higher level, both for productivity and enjoyment. If you have suggestions for topics or specific questions you’d like to see answered, feel free to let me know. Catch up on past installments here.</i><p>As …

Education Technology

What are the ideal levels of blood sugar?

A blood sugar or blood glucose chart identifies ideal blood sugar levels throughout the day, including before and after meals.<p>Doctors use blood sugar …

Diabetes

9 Tips To Engage Right-Brained Online Learners

How To Engage Right-Brained Online Learners<p>Our brains are comprised of two hemispheres that control every aspect of our bodies, from recognizing …

The Best Websites for Teaching and Learning Math

We recently sent the call out on our Teacher HELPLINE! for teachers to tell us the best math websites. And wow, did you all come through! We’ve …

Analyze Student Learning | Smarter Schools Spending

Milestones<p>Level 1: Develop multi-year comparisons against standards of proficiency for major student populations for all core subjects and begin to …

China Distance Education Holdings Limited 2017 Q1 - Results - Earnings Call Slides

The following slide deck was published by China Distance Education Holdings Limited in conjunction with their 2017 Q1 earnings call.<p>114<p>Click to …

Distance Learning

Language App Duolingo Finally Added Japanese and It's Great

Duolingo is one of the best free ways to get started learning a new language, and they’re finally answering the pleas of wannabe polyglots everywhere …

How To Learn Mandarin Online - My Advice For Getting Started

How should I start learning Chinese?<p>Most people start studying Chinese with whatever resource they happen to stumble upon. It’s hard to know what you …

How Interactive Is Your Learning?

Personalization is one of the hottest topics in corporate training. But learning delivery remains largely top-down, with little thought to a …

Canada K-8 Science Techbook

We develop deep-rooted partnerships with districts in order to build a foundation of student success and proof of impact.<p>Rock Hill Schools in South …

Ed Tech Digest

Three years ago, in another somewhat futile attempt to reduce the backlog of resources I want to share, I began this occasional “Ed Tech Digest” post …

ICLE | Bold School

by WESTON KIESCHNICK, ICLE Senior Fellow<p>Technology is awesome. Teachers are better.<p>We know that digital tools and future-focused learning …

9 Great Search Tools Extensions for Students

April , 2017 Chrome browser has a number of interesting educational extensions to enhance your productivity and facilitate your workflow. Over the …

8 Tips for Better Classroom Procedures (in a STEAM Lab)

<i>Episode 54 of the 10-Minute Teacher with Vicki Davis</i>From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki DavisFollow @coolcatteacher on TwitterToday I am sharing …

How Technology is shaping the Future of Education

The 21st century is a technologically advanced era. We see robotic machines taking over almost every human activity and work. Every sector, may it be …

Teaching a Class With Big Ability Differences

1. Start Slow<p>Experiencing comprehensive student-centered instruction for the first time makes some kids uneasy. I’ll never forget the high school …

How to Choose the Best Cloud-Based LMS Software

Choosing to utilize Learning Management System software, whether it is for online education or employee training, is one of the best decisions you …

Education Technology