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5 Ways Technology in the Classroom Can Enhance Student Learning

As technology continues to infiltrate every area of our lives, the benefits of using technology in the classroom can no longer be denied.For example, …

Education Technology

How To Be More Creative [Infographic]

We have all experienced the feeling of being drained of creativity or a mental block. 'How To Be More Creative' can help you unlock your most …

Classroom Instruction Resources Of The Week

Each week, I publish a post containing three or four particularly useful resources on classroom instruction, and you can see them all here.<p>Here are …

Teaching

Fitness: The more kids exercise, the better they learn

Ask any teacher and they will tell you that kids are more focused after recess. Bodies that move are bodies more equipped to learn. Yet 73 per cent …

Gretchen Rubin on how teachers can use the 4 tendencies to help students (and themselves) to meet goals & expectations

<b>I’m talking today with New York Times best-selling author Gretchen Rubin. I’ve learned so much from Gretchen’s research on happiness from her book</b> …

Teaching

12 Ways to Upgrade Your Classroom Design

<b>Listen to my interview with Bob Dillon (transcript):</b><p>Sponsored by Peergrade and mysimpleshow<p>This post contains Amazon Affiliate links. When you make a …

Pedagogy

Teaching Students How to Dissent Is Part of Democracy

In scenes unprecedented in previous school shootings, the past few weeks have been marked by students taking to the streets, to the media, to …

Rethinking How Students With Dyslexia Are Taught To Read

Dyslexia is the most common learning disability in this country. But it is widely misunderstood, and schools often do a poor job of helping students …

PuppetMaster: An app to inspire animated storytelling

I’ve been exploring the new PuppetMaster app and I am enchanted. I see serious potential for this free, intuitive, open-ended tool to encourage …

Pre-school

If Collaboration Makes Us Better, Why Aren't More Leaders Doing It?

Leaders tell teachers they need to collaborate, but leaders need to be a part of the process too. It's time leaders practice what they preach.

Pedagogy

How Can We Help Students Thrive?

<i>The Aspen Institute’s National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development, which met for the first time this month, unites leaders</i> …

Students

Top 6 E-Learning Trends in 2017

Learning through the electronic media is not new but the heights to which it is reaching each day is. The number of people and companies that are …

Education Technology

New Technology In Education

Not every person would recognize the structure and approach to learning in the standard classroom these days. More and more schools are turning to …

At CETPA, District Leaders Rethink the Classroom, From Furniture to Funding

Policy<p>At CETPA, District Leaders Rethink the Classroom, From Furniture to Funding<p>By Antoinette Siu     Nov 15, 2016<p>Image credit: …

Education Technology

Why pushing creativity out of classrooms will stop children succeeding in the 21st century

Politicians and industry use buzzwords such as ‘creativity’, ‘collaboration’ and ‘imagination’. So why are we taking all the fun out of learning?<p>In an inner-city classroom on an ordinary day, something extraordinary is happening.<p>Ashley, a boy on the autism spectrum who has behavioural challenges, …

Teaching

Announcing the 2017 Fifty States Project: Personalized Learning Across the Country

column | Learning Strategies<p>Announcing the 2017 Fifty States Project: Personalized Learning Across the Country<p>By Mary Jo Madda (Columnist)     Nov …

How To Be More Creative [Infographic]

We have all experienced the feeling of being drained of creativity or a mental block. 'How To Be More Creative' can help you unlock your most …

Teaching Critical Thinking: A Metacognitive Approach

<b>William W. Wilen and John Arul Phillips</b> <br>A primary goal of social studies is to prepare students to make informed decisions on public and political …

What's changed: Ten reflections on ten years of technology use in education

Earlier this month, the Korea Education Research & Information Service (KERIS) hosted the tenth annual Global Symposium on ICT Use in Education in …

Education Technology

The 11 best school systems in the world

Every year, the World Economic Forum releases its Global Competitiveness Report on the state of the world's economies.<p>The WEF looks at data on areas …

How Should We Evaluate Edtech for Future Generations?

The field of education is one of the most researched disciplines on the planet. We set goals and objective for our students, we test until our eyes …

With President Trump As Top Role Model, Teachers Could Have A Lot of Explaining To Do

Soon after it was clear that Donald Trump had won the 2016 presidential election, if not the popular vote, a friend who teaches high school civics wondered aloud: "What am I going to say to my students?"<p>I've done some teaching myself, and I have been a parent, so I could appreciate her …

Donald Trump