Tanya Henderson

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60 Smarter Ways To Use Google Classroom

<b>60 Smarter Ways To Use Google Classroom</b>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b>Google Classroom is quietly becoming the most powerful tool in education technology.It may …

Education Technology

We’re educating our kids all wrong: The progressive argument against standardized-test mania

Backlash against overtesting, “accountability” and Common Core is right on. Here’s how we empower teachers and kids<p><b>Failing grades for the accountability movement</b><p>I’ve been delighted to watch a popular backlash building against an educational “accountability” movement that has robbed students of …

Crossing the Chasm to Coding: Three Career Backgrounds That Might Help You Convert

Marc Andreessen declared famously in 2011 that "Software is eating the World." With smart phone proliferation, the explosion of cloud services and disruptive innovation running rampant everywhere, his words ring truer today than ever. Companies like Uber and AirBnB are able launch full frontal …

Why America’s obsession with STEM education is dangerous

<i>Fareed Zakaria, a columnist for The Washington Post, is the host of “Fareed Zakaria GPS” on CNN and the author of “In Defense of a Liberal Education.”</i><p>If Americans are united in any conviction these days, it is that we urgently need to shift the country’s education toward the teaching of specific, …

OECD

3 Ways Parents Can Spot Student-Centered Learning

<i>This post originally appeared at Getting Smart on February 26, 2015.</i><p>Recently I had the opportunity to learn alongside my seven-year old daughter, as …