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You’re wrong about Common Core math: Sorry, parents, but it makes more sense than you think

When Common Core problems go viral, the steps seem complicated, unnecessary. But it actually teaches a real skill<p>By now everyone has seen the outrage-inducing image of a third grader’s paper in which he is marked down for stating that 5 x 3 = 5 + 5 + 5 = 15. In case you missed it, here are videos …

Why Should We Teach Content Curation?

Content Curation: Tools and Strategies for Teachers<p>By Monica Fuglei <i>•</i> April 15, 2015<p>“Content curation” is hip terminology in the marketing world. …

Innovations in Education » Understanding Content Curation

<i>Please update your links/bookmarks!</i><p>There are many buzzwords and phrases prevalent in education today. “21st Century Learning”, “Blended Learning”, …

Tools for Professional Learning: Curate, Share, Connect

For six years, I taught in a basement classroom with no windows, and yet I could see what was happening around the world thanks to the Internet. …

Learning the art of Digital Content Curation

It is undeniable that we live in a world of information overload. Check out Internet Live Stats to be truly ‘infowhelmed’!<p>Just one second of internet …

Content Curation: Copyright, Ethics & Fair Use

>>Click here to download the eBook.<p>The most common and fundamental questions that come up whenever I talk about content curation (especially in the …

Infographics

Teacher as Researcher: The Ultimate Professional Development

Support and Growth<p>As a doctoral student, I participated on the Writing and Reading Across the Curriculum Teacher Researcher Team led by Jane Hansen, …

Teaching

Writing a Rhetorical Precis

<b>READ</b><p><b>Tabs you need open:</b> <b><br>Your copy of the stereotypes article</b> <b><br>Your Writer's Notebook (in Google Docs)</b> <b><br>This blog</b> <br>Today you will write a rhetorical precis …

David Crystal - Texts and Tweets: myths and realities

Language Learning

2b or not 2b: David Crystal on why texting is good for language

Despite doom-laden prophecies, texting has not been the disaster for language many feared, argues linguistics professor David Crystal. On the contrary, it improves children's writing and spelling<p>Article: Will Self and Lynn Truss on the joy and horrors of texting<p>Last year, in a newspaper article …

Excerpt: 'Txtng'

Text messages and instant messenger programs have spawned a variety of abbreviations and shortcuts that are sneaking into everyday English. In his new book, <i>Txtng: The Gr8 Db8</i>, David Crystal takes on the h8ers who want to know why kids these days are too lazy to use vowels.<p>Crystal says the concern …

Some Very Good Resources for Teachers Professional Development

Microsoft Educator Community is a new platform from Microsoft created specifically to help teachers and educators collaborate with each other, grow …

Flubaroo Now Lets You Share Graded Assignments Through Google Drive

Flubaroo is my favorite Google Sheets Add-on for grading quizzes developed and distributed through Google Forms. Flubaroo enables you to to grade all …

How This Teacher Used Google Docs to Improve Her Students’ Writing

All teachers are accustomed to receiving feedback. One suggestion I’ve been hearing more lately is to use more technology: try finding uses for the …

Education Technology

Project-Based Instruction: A Review of the Literature on Effectiveness | Project Based Learning

<b>What is it?</b> A review of research (2000-2011) on the effectiveness of project-based instruction in preschool, elementary, and secondary school …

Are schools really wasting money on computers?

I strongly agree with the OECD’s recommendation that students must develop the 21st century skills necessary to effectively communicate, collaborate, …

Pearltrees- A Very Good Tool for Organizing, Bookmarking and Sharing Web Content

November 14, 2015<br>Pearltrees is a wonderful social bookmarking and curation tool. Students can use it to curate and organize web content into …

Education Technology

Including Tier 2 Vocabulary Instruction in Curricular Materials

Vocabulary has long been correlated with reading comprehension. It makes sense: if students don’t understand the words, how can they be expected to …

Pedagogy

Khan Academy Founder: No, You're Not Dumb. Anyone Can Learn Anything.

Technology > Education<p>Next Article<p>How Does Your Education Compare to Oprah Winfrey's, Elon Musk's and Sheryl Sandberg's?<p>Next Article<p>Kim Lachance Shandrow<p>Former West Coast Editor<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>This may surprise you, but Sal Khan used to skip classes at …

How to craft a learner-centered classroom focused on curriculum and technology

How can we craft a learner centered classroom that takes advantage of technology to help students become independent, engaged, and reflective of …

5 ways to provide meaningful PD in an hour or less

<b>Lunch and learn</b><p>This works much like Tech Tuesday, giving teachers a relevant topic or resource during their lunch time. Believe it or not, many …

Authentic Student Learning

Authentic Learning for Students<p>Why authentic learning?<p>Discovery Education/Wilkes University Authentic Learning Webinar (3/14/13)<p>Guests Ginger Lewman …

Recommended for Beginners | Project Based Learning

Learning

Project Search | Project Based Learning

Learning

The PBL Super Highway… Over 45 Links To Great Project Based Learning

<i>Welcome to another post that I know you will want to share and bookmark. As I travel the country I constantly have teachers ask me for places to find</i> …

Education Technology

What is PBL? | Project Based Learning

• <b>Key Knowledge, Understanding, and Success Skills</b> - The project is focused on student learning goals, including standards-based content and skills …

Pedagogy

Project Based Learning

"With project-based learning, students learn by designing and constructing actual solutions to real life problems."<p><b>George Lucas</b>, Hollywood Director & …

Learning

Introduction to Project Based Learning (PBL) Process

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Project Based Learning: Explained.

Education Technology

Project-based learning

Print<p>Project-based learning is a teaching approach that engages students in sustained, collaborative real-world investigations. Projects are …