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Coding in the Classroom: 6 Tips to Get Even Reluctant Teachers—and Students—Started

Technology in School<p>Coding in the Classroom: 6 Tips to Get Even Reluctant Teachers—and Students—Started<p>sponsored content from Vidcode<p>By Alexandra …

6 Practices that “Work” to Accelerate Student Learning

In education, we are often inundated with programs, curriculums, and frameworks that are “guaranteed to increase student learning”. Promises of a …

Around The Web In ESL/EFL/ELL

© 2010 Enokson, Flickr | CC-BY | via Wylio<p>Four years ago I began this regular feature where I share a few posts and resources from around the Web …

ESL

The Edvocate’s List of the Top 10 Can’t Miss Education Conferences in 2017

<i>*The Edvocate is pleased to produce its “Best of the Best” resource lists. These lists provide our readers with rankings for education-related blogs,</i> …

How One Teacher Let Go of Control To Focus On Student-Centered Approaches

When Kristine Riley looks back on how she used to teach her students, she sees order and control. Her third, fourth and fifth grade …

Tips for Measuring ROI on School Technology

How can you determine if the Chromebooks, tablets, literacy solutions and other instructional systems you’re buying for your schools are having an …

Education Technology

Are You an Improver or an Innovator? Differentiating EdLeader Roles

By onJanuary 4, 2017 8:00 AM<p>Are you an improver? Or are you an innovator? Both roles are important, and every education system needs both.<p>Schools, …

Worried About Screen Time? Don't Let Kids Go It Alone

There are more than 80,000 educational apps in Apple's app store. It seems like a great way to encourage brain development and make your little one the smartest baby genius. But just sticking a tablet in your kid's hands might not be as helpful.<p>Sure, use the app. But it's not a babysitter — you've …

Who Thinks Tech Makes Learning More Fun?

Community<p>Who Thinks Tech Makes Learning More Fun?<p>By Betsy Corcoran     Dec 1, 2016<p>Shutterstock-Digital Storm<p>Who thinks technology makes learning more …

How to Build a Personalized Learning Network

<b>Collaborating Across the Globe</b><p>Whitby says a PLN enables an educator to expand her techniques and knowledge beyond the network inscribed by her …

Boys Who Sit Still Have a Harder Time Learning to Read

Anybody who has watched little boys for even five seconds knows that they are exhausting. At school, they tear around the playground, bolt through …

Understanding Blended Learning Through Innovative Professional Development

Opinion | Learning Strategies<p>Understanding Blended Learning Through Innovative Professional Development<p>By Stepan Mekhitarian     Nov 19, …

Why Collaborative Inquiry? Professional Learning That Makes a Difference

By onNovember 20, 2016 10:55 AM<p><b>Today's guest blog is co-authored by Jenni Donohoo, a Provincial Literacy Lead in the Curriculum and Assessment Policy</b> …

What Neuroscience Can Tell Us About Making Fractions Stick

Fractions are a notoriously tricky part of elementary math education for many children. Too often teachers struggle to ensure students are grasping …

If, When and How to Use Video in the Classroom

Curtis Chandler can’t help but worry a bit about the ‘video-fication’ of our students. Is academic progress being hindered by excessive and …

Using Technology to Teach the Art of Asking Questions (Blog)

By Eileen McGivney & Paul KimTechnological innovations have the potential to transform education, but only if they encourage a more active learning …

The Fifty Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education In 2016

As regular readers know, I’ve begun posting my end-of-year “The Best….” lists. There are over 1,600 regularly updated lists now. You can see them all …

An Approach for Developing and Implementing Questioning Techniques

Looking for an introductory post on questioning? See this post!<p>I recently came upon this resource for questioning: …

Why Questions Are More Important Than Answers

<b>Why Questions Are More Important Than Answers</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p>Imagine the dogged pursuit of a proper clock-maker, day after day bound up in design and …

Teaching

QR Codes: Pushing the Narrative on Scannables

The ACES Framework<p>In the classroom, QR codes can be used for a purpose. They can be thoughtfully integrated into instruction in a way that elevates …

Education Technology

Resources for Assessment in Project-Based Learning

Resources by Topic:<p>Project-based learning (PBL) demands excellent assessment practices to ensure that all learners are supported in the learning …

Improving Teaching With Expert Feedback—From Students

He didn't have all the answers, so he came up with an idea: he'd ask his students.<p>Knowing that his students had a hard time learning the content, …

9 Ways to Plan Transformational Lessons: Planning the Best Curriculum Unit Ever

How to Plan Transformational Lessons<p>1. Know the Standards, Curriculum, Core Concepts, and Strategies<p>For decades, many educators let a textbook's …

What Motivates A Student’s Interest in Reading and Writing

Educator Larry Ferlazzo details how to make reading and writing relevant to students lives in order to motivate them.<br>[[ This is a content summary …

6 Great Web Tools for Teaching Reading

In response to a number of requests we received lately about websites for teaching reading, we went ahead and curated this list featuring what we …

18 Digital Tools and Strategies That Support Students’ Reading and Writing

Teachers in Littleton, Colorado — like teachers in many places — are increasingly asking students to read and write online. Free tools like Google …

5 Great Tools to Enhance Students Reading and Writing Skills

Deep thinking is key to deep learning which in turn is only possible through total immersion. In an age full of all kinds of digital distractions, …

How to become a 'Connected Teacher' - #BettChat Summary: 19.05.15

On Tuesday 19th May 2015, I hosted a #BettChat session on the topic of "How to become a Connected Educator". During the session, I asked the …

10 things Teachers Want in Professional Development

sketch by @SylviaDuckworthWhile on Twitter today this graphic caught my eye. It was posted by @MindShiftKQED linking to an article on their blog. The …

Five Things that Transform a School

<b>So, maybe you’re on Twitter, your colleagues are on Twitter, you’re excited about ideas around new learning and your Principal might mention these</b> …