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littleBits’ latest kit is ready to teach kids coding skills

In March, tech startup littleBits announced the Code Kit, which would make it a little easier to teach kids how to code, both at home and in the classroom. Today, the Code Kit is finally on sale for a price of $300 (educators can email education@littlebits.cc for a 5 percent discount). Code Kits …

You Are Not A Number

Thanks to @mrbalcom for creating this image.<rant>I recently said the above statement at a conference in Nebraska, after asking teachers, “Have you …

This Color-Coded Map Pairs Every U.S. State With A Country Of Similar Size

This map will rock your world. Literally.<p>Think you know a good deal about geography and the countries of the world? This map is about to throw you …

New York State

America has become so anti-innovation – it's economic suicide

The fall of Juicero isn’t just entertaining tech industry stupidity – it’s the sign of a country refusing to break new ground<p>If you’ve used the internet at any point in the past few weeks, you’ve probably heard of Juicero. Juicero is a San Francisco-based company that sells a $400 juicer. Here’s …

Tech Industry

A Post-Progressive Education: 15 Statements To Shape Your Teaching

<b>A Post-Progressive Education: 15 Statements To Shape Your Teaching</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p>We have for years now sought to be progressve; Let us instead seek a …

Pedagogy

10 Insanely Cool Caribbean Travel Adventures You Must Try

When planning your next travel adventure to the Caribbean, try and venture out and do something you have never done before, whether it be hiking up a …

Caribbean

7 Twitter Tips for Teachers

Reading Time: 5 minutes.Are you a teacher using Twitter? As a first blog on our new .co.uk domain, I thought it was best

The Current State of Educational Blogging 2016

Each year we conduct a survey on how educators are using blogs. Our goal is to document the trends in educational blogging.We started the annual …

11 Things to Start with in Google Classroom - Teacher Tech

11 Things to Start With in Google Classroom<p>In a nutshell, Google Classroom is Google Drive Management. It allows you to assign assignments and …

Education Technology

The most important skill for middle class workers isn’t being taught in American schools

US students are judged by how well they score on math, reading and science tests. US educators are assessed by their student’s improvement on those tests. The US labor market, however, is increasingly placing a premium on pleasant personalities. Schools that focus narrowly on cognitive skills …

Education

The Writing Process Isn't Linear. Let's Stop Telling Students That It Is.

If you conduct an online image search for “writing process,” you’ll find many charts that lay out the steps—brainstorming, drafting, revising, …

Make Sequencing Questions with Google Forms

<b>Google Forms</b> is a great tool for <b>assessments</b>, and it provides a wide <b>range of question types</b>, including multiple choice, checkboxes, short answer, and …

Visual Design

Disney mapped out all the Easter eggs that connect its most beloved Pixar movies

Disney truly is the master of universes.<p>The movie-making juggernaut has been carefully constructing a universe around the <i>Star Wars</i> franchise it bought from Lucasfilm five years ago. It’s a strategy that was shaped, in part, by the Marvel Universe, in which Disney has woven a web of interrelated …

Walt Disney Company

17 Awesome STEM Books That Make Science and Technology Fun for Kids

STEM subjects — science, technology, engineering, and math — are a crucial part of a child’s education both now and in the future. These STEM books …

Form+: A Data Collection Tool For Educators.

With an intuitive and user-friendly form builder, Form+ is a service that allows you collect data (including files) easily using web forms. Data is …

100 Years Of Infographics From National Geographic

A new tome from Taschen explores why National Geographic‘s approach to information design has changed little since the 1800s.<p>The fact that <i>National Geographic</i> continues to be a collector’s item when other print magazines are struggling—there’s even a popular eBay guide for selling them–is testament …

Infographics

13 Places Where You Can See the Bluest Water in the World

Don’t forget your camera!<p>Sometimes all it takes to re-center and refresh your mind and body is a good day (or week—who are we to limit you) staring …

Where the 'Bad Kids' Go to School

A 2016documentary magnifies an often ignored part of the education world.<p><i>This is the first installment in our series examining the intersections of education and entertainment in 2016. Check back for more entries on late-night comedy, a play, animated movies</i><i>, and television</i>.<p>The directors behind …

Uh, John Boehner: Trump Is the Opposite of Teddy Roosevelt

The former speaker said Trump reminds him of our 26th president, which just shows he knows little about Trump—and nothing about Teddy Roosevelt.<p>“I …

SEL Weekly Update

I’ve recently begun this weekly post where I’ll be sharing resources I’m adding to The Best Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Resources or other …

Teaching

China Pushes Coding for Kids in Effort to Tackle Innovation Gap

BEIJING — Liu Shang tilted his head and sighed before tapping a plump finger on his computer’s keyboard.<p>When asked if there was a problem the sixth-grader shrugged, barely looked up from the screen and said, “Nah, this is too easy.”<p>He was among a dozen kids on the ninth floor of a Beijing school …

Curriculum Development

What Kids Should Know by the Time They're Done With School

Education experts weigh in on the content areas children should have mastery over by the time they graduate.<p><i>This is the second installment in our series about school in a perfect world. Read the first entry on calendars.</i><p>We asked prominent voices in education—from policy makers and teachers to …

Google Classroom: Video Playlists in a Video Library - Teacher Tech

Google Classroom Video Library<p>I am so loving this new feature in Google Classroom to “Copy link” to an assignment. One use for the “Copy link” …

Great Teachers are Learning-Activists not Learning-Pacifists

<i>I have recently began a new chapter in the PhD research project team: ILETC – Innovative Learning Environments and Teacher Change at Melbourne</i> …

Google Glass strikes back

The single most innovative wearable of all time has to be Google Glass.<p>Yeah, I said it. And it's true.<p>If you read the tech blogs, you'd be forgiven …

Google Glass

Homeschooling is the smartest way to teach kids in the 21st century

If anything, says the mom from Williamstown, New Jersey, when it comes to raising her two children, she's doing the sensible thing.<p>"You're not going to be put in a work environment where everybody came from the same school and everybody is the same age," she tells Business Insider. "In my opinion, …

Alan November on the '$1000 Pencil' and Why Edtech Companies Aren’t Pushing the Envelope

column | Community<p>Alan November on the '$1000 Pencil' and Why Edtech Companies Aren’t Pushing the Envelope<p>By Mary Jo Madda (Columnist)     Aug 15, …

Education Technology

Teaching the Greeks and Critical Thinking - Part 9: Teaching How to Think, Not What to Think

<b>Getting Used to Thinking for Oneself</b><p>Over the decades, students were surprised that they were being taught <i>how</i> to think, not <i>what</i> to think. No theory was ever presented as either true or false, nor were the questions raised ever resolved. Instead, from the first day of class, students had to learn to …