Susan A.A.

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7 Ways Teachers Use Social Media in the Classroom

Millennials live and breathe on social media, so teachers are learning how to incorporate the medium into the classroom successfully.<p>In doing so, …

Why leadership is crucial for driving digital transformation

You don't need to look very far to find charities using digital in increasingly creative and innovative ways. From last week's Macmillan/RNLI/Mencap charity shake off (as captured in Kirsty Marrin's Storify) to the British Red Cross' more serious First Aid app, charities are demonstrating that they …

Google Admits Mining the Data of Students Through Apps for Education Tools

Google has acknowledged gathering data from millions of student emails through its Apps for Education suite of tools which are used by schools around …

Kids Create Mobile Apps In the Classroom

Tell Me More's social storytelling series is happening online using #NPRBlacksinTech. Since December 2nd, black tech innovators from all over the country have spent a day tweeting about their lives. The social media series is creating new storytelling opportunities that run parallel to what Tell Me …

The Digital Classrooms Project - Online Video

Sharing ideas from my digital book at: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/digital-classrooms-online-video

A Curriculum Staple: Reading Aloud to Teens

<b>Dana Johansen, a teacher at the Greenwich (CT) Academy, reads to eighth graders.</b><p>Every year, Beth Aviv, a high school English teacher in Westchester …

Online learning: pedagogy, technology and opening up higher education

Higher education has always been fond of its acronyms and they don't get much more prolific than the current four letters doing the rounds. From the December 2011 launch of MITx Stateside to the University of Edinburgh's decision to join the Coursera platform, MOOCs (or Massive Open Online Courses) …

Talking About Theme… A Teacher’s Post

Getting kids to understand theme can be tough. Really tough. It’s one of those ideas that seems to be just outside of their reach, but you can see …

TMI Flips English

If you're not sure where to start, or are thinking about flipping your own class, here are a few blog posts you may want to read first:<p>Author(s)<p>This …

A Better Way to Correct Essays

I offer significant points for turning in rough drafts because revision is the most important part of the writing process. I have had much success in …

Get Kids Out of Their Seats, Do a Gallery Walk

Going to a museum isn't a passive experience. The viewer moves purposefully around the room, drawn to the different pieces of art and then stops to …

Teachers Find Many Reasons to Use Picture Books with Middle and High School Students

At a time when the conversation about literature has been focusing on students reading increasingly complex texts, Amy Krouse Rosenthal’s picture …

Teaching

Should we 'translate' Shakespeare into modern English?

After the Oregon Shakespeare Festival announced it would commission modern-English “translations” of all of Shakespeare’s plays, Columbia University linguistics professor John H. McWhorter took to the pages of The Wall Street Journal to defend the idea of modernizing Shakespeare.<p>“Imagine — I really …

English teachers, are you talking too much in class?

<b>In what ways do English teachers talk too much in the classroom and how can they 'unlearn' this tendency? Declan Cooley, teacher trainer on the CELTA</b> …

Why My Classroom Has No Theme

My first year of teaching I remember trying to create a theme for my room. What would our classroom look like? What teacher would I be known as? …

Teaching

Comment on An Update to the Upgraded KWL for the 21st Century by mario sweitzer

Creative blog post – For what it’s worth , if someone was looking for a Houghton Miffin KWL Chart , my kids encountered a fillable version here …

Pedagogy

Individualized Technology Goals (ITGs) for Teachers: A Fable of the Staff Development with No Clothes

That TIS did not shout. She proposed that instead of just documenting technology group trainings, she should be allowed to document other types of …

The Death of Textbooks?

Artificially intelligent software is reshaping traditional teaching materials—but it's unclear what the new technology will take away from the learning experience.<p>At a recent sit-down with executives representing one of the biggest players in the textbook industry, my colleague and I felt …

Trio Sparks Creativity With Easy Multimedia Collages

Mashups. That’s what the kids are into these days, and a brand new app called Trio is making the process of creating them swift and dead simple.<p>Mashups — compiling different multimedia elements into a single overarching message — sounds cool but it is not the easiest thing to accomplish, especially …

Apps

Why So Many Students Dislike Reading

by <b>Terry Heick</b><p>We tend to teach reading in a very industrial way in the United States.<p>We focus on giving kids “tools” and “strategies” to “make” sense …

How to Use Technology in Education

Just remember how the book revolutionized teaching.<p>It’s hard to talk about schools today without talking about technology. Enthusiasts celebrate the …

Education Technology

How is technology transforming the role of teachers?

Exams where you can Google the answers; is research all it's cracked up to be; plus our new hub for parents of students … all on our online education communities this week<p><b>Guardian Teacher Network</b><p>Moving beyond the well-worn debate about the potential of technology in the classroom, this week the …

Teaching Our Kids Critical Thinking

Parents should equip their children to develop and practice intellectual virtue, because this is necessary for true human flourishing. But what is intellectual virtue? An intellectual virtue is an excellence of the mind. It is an intellectual character trait that enables one to reason well for the …

Overcoming Obstacles to Critical Thinking

Every educator is in a position to teach students how to gather information, evaluate it, screen out distractions, and think for themselves. Because …

Reading for pleasure 24 November 2015 - conference notes

The event was chaired by the Guardian’s Children’s books editor Julia Eccleshare. Stephen Kelman, author of AQA GCSE set text Pigeon English, which was shortlisted for the 2011 Man Booker prize, and Man on Fire talked about the writing process. Chibundu Onuzo, writer and columnist discussed her …

Teaching