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A Good Free Web Tool to Create Classroom Posters

June 9, 2014<br>After we have learned how to create a classroom poster using Google Draw, I am introducing you today to another awesome web tool which …

8 New Educational Web Tools for Teachers

June , 2014<br>Below is a list of some of the best new educational web tools I have bookmarked during the last couple of weeks. These tools have already …

A Wonderful Resource of Free Public Domain Images to Use in Class

June 3, 2014<br>Pixabay is a great platform where teachers and students can search for and find public domain images. Using Pixabay images you will not …

Schools report Bring Your Own Device success | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech

As the number of students with their own cell phones and other electronic devices grew over the past decade, teachers, administrators and Powhatan …

A Set of Educational Web Tools You Might Not Be Aware of

June 7, 2014<br>From elementary school to college, students of all ages have a growing pool of educational tools available to them. Here are a set of …

The 7 Characteristics of A Digitally Savvy Teacher

June 8, 2014<br>Today while I was browsing through my Twitter feeds I came across this interesting visual about the 7 characteristics of a digitally …

5 Effective Ways Teachers Can Use Twitter for Professional Development

June 10, 2014<br>What has started as a simple answer to the question "what are you doing?" has now developed into one of the most popular online social …

Gifted and talented education: using technology to engage students

From technology's potential for personalised learning to access restrictions for disadvantaged students, catch up on all the advice shared in our live chat on gifted and talented education<p>Here we have collated some highlights and links from our recent live chat, in association with IGGY, that …

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 spelling and grammar is still vital in a technology-driven classroom

Students can't rely on auto correct and spell checker. Advances in technology are no excuse to stop striving for high standards of literacy, says English teacher, Laura Deighton<p>In a recent article for The Telegraph, Sugata Mitra, professor of educational technology at Newcastle University, claimed …

Education 3.0: ‘Learning Psychology’ — Embracing Better Ways to Teach

• Partner Content<br>• Author: Dr. Jeff Borden, Pearson. Dr. Jeff Borden, Pearson<p>In case you forgot my definition from last time, Education 3.0 is the …

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 …

Technology in education: if students aren't worried, why are teachers?

As a new episode of My Teacher is an App airs on BBC Radio 4, Edward Lawless urges teachers to embrace digital technology in the classroom – however frightening it seems<p>The third episode of the BBC Radio 4 series, My Teacher is an App, offered a provocative glimpse into the ways that technology is …

How technology is set to transform India's fragmented education system

India has no strategy for technology in the classroom, but entrepreneurs and nonprofits are braving the odds in the sector<p>In 2012, engineer Raghav Gajula moved to an east Delhi slum to work as a teacher at a private school for low-income families. Most of his students’ parents are labourers in …

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Education is essential for changing male attitudes towards sexual violence

The success of Care International's Young Men initiative in providing education on gender equality and sex demonstrates why it's vital to put teaching these issues on the curriculum<p>"My name is Nicola, I am 13 and I am so scared to have sex it makes me cry nearly every day."<p>So starts an entry to the …

Are We Afraid to Educate Girls Beyond Secondary School?

As someone committed to women's empowerment in post-conflict countries, I am deeply moved by the outcry and press regarding the schoolgirl kidnappings by Boko Haram in Nigeria. Although tragic, this event is also compelling because it allows the world to see the fear of educated women.<p>This is not …

Homeless college students and the fight to escape poverty through education

Young Americans are living out of cars and using public facilities as families and schools close doors and prioritise budgets<p>A month before his 18th birthday, Jeffrey Williams found himself homeless. The condition did not come out of blue, as Williams, who was adopted at the age of four, was warned …

Educating girls is central to any nation’s effort to transform itself

Better education translates into reduced female fertility rates, improved infant mortality rates, and fewer early child marriages. We have to keep educational gender parity in sight<p>Like many girls in rural Yemen, Raysa Al-Kholani was married off early, when she was 13. Years later, her in-laws …