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100 Best Books of the 21st Century Infographic

<b>100 Best Books of the 21st Century Infographic</b>We are only in the early part of the 21st century, but there are already a lot of amazing books to …

Books

Secret Teacher: parents, stop undermining us in front of your children

I left school crying recently after parents’ evening. But it wasn’t a student who reduced me to tears – it was her mother.<p>I had just finished giving my speech about becoming who you want to be, leading by example and using lunchtime sessions to focus on learning, when I looked to her mum for …

Teaching

Future of tech: Robots and designer babies

The biggest thing adults get wrong about disciplining kids

The New York Times<p>On Friday, The New York Times posted a video of a charter school teacher scolding a student for not being able to explain a math …

Parenting

Udemy Thinks It's Cracked the Future of Online Education

On the advice of my new writing instructor, I’m penning this story with a focus on clarity, eliminating what he calls “fuzzy thinking.”<p>My teacher, …

Why I’m lucky to be a teacher in Flint. Yes, Flint.

<i>Editor’s Note: The city of Flint, Michigan, remains under a state of emergency after its water supply was found to be contaminated with lead. Lead</i> …

Water

Learning about learning: What every teacher needs to know

When I trained to be teacher I was told little or nothing about how children learn. Because a lot of what we intuitively suppose about the process of …

Pedagogy

Online Learning Options Combat Snow Day Closures Across Country

By D. Frank SmithSchool districts equipped with online learning options aren't hindered by snow closures.

School Districts

Learning Tools For Microsoft OneNote May Be One Of The Most Disruptive Education Technologies Yet

Last week, Microsoft quietly released a public preview of “Learning Tools for OneNote.” This Microsoft hackathon winner is an add-in for OneNote designed to improve the reading and writing experience for students. When Jeff Petty, the accessibility lead for Windows for education, showed me the …

Education Technology

Hyperloop: Elon Musk's supersonic 760mph train explained

In the middle of the Nevada desert, on the outskirts of Las Vegas, a potentially revolutionary method of transportationis being tested.This is …

5 Tech Trends that Could Supercharge Education in 2016

By D. Frank SmithThe technologies of tomorrow are already making headway into education, and others are poised for mass distribution in 2016.

Trends

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擺脫中式英文!教你善用5億詞彙美國當代英語語料庫

去年底,我在電腦玩物介紹了兩個網路上的語料庫搜尋引擎,造成了不少迴響與傳播,兩篇文章不僅被許多網站轉載,瀏覽人次也紛紛創下高峰:<br>• 寫英文信最佳辭典: Netspeak 比 Google …

Why we may want to go 'old school' for our next meeting: How technology may be undermining our learning and performance

Technology has undoubtedly taken a firm grip on all areas of our lives. In our offices, laptops, iPads, and the like have been integrated into almost every element of our work. Many people now bring these devices to meetings and there is an underlying belief that these "smart" tools are essential …

Integrating Technology Into Content Learning

"When they have a contextual tie to what they're doing in class, it lends validity," says Jeff Dahl, Meyer's technology teacher. "I can take those …

My Top 5 EdTech Predictions for 2016

I predict (or at least hope) that these trends will reach more K-12 schools in 2016. I want students around the world to interact with the newest …

Lego’s new toy robot teaches kids coding and engineering

Lego Mindstorms robots have done wonders getting kids interested in science and programming. Now Lego Education is launching a new robot learning system, dubbed WeDo 2.0, to help teach kids about engineering, technology, and coding.<p>The Lego Education WeDo 2.0 system is a combination of hardware and …

Lego

6 Education Stories To Watch In 2016

<i>Claudio Sanchez is the senior member of the NPR Ed team, with more than 25 years on the education beat. We asked him for his list of the top stories he'll be watching in 2016.</i><p><i>Claudio Sanchez is the senior member of the NPR Ed team, with more than 25 years on the education beat. We asked him for his</i> …

Education

Leading Education: 10 Amazing Blog Posts From 2015

As the new year approaches, it's a great opportunity to reflect on the past year and to look forward to what lies ahead. So here is a collection of …

Exploding The Myth Of 'Unengaged' Students

Jordan Shapiro drew a lot of attention this year with his four misconceptions about the future of education. As with much of his work, he tries to take a cattle prod to the conventional education narrative.<p>In an era of highly polarized ed debates, Shapiro doesn't fit neatly into any of the …

Teaching

Coding for Kids 3: Think Like a Computer

Latest Craze for Chinese Parents: Kids Coding Classes

Chinese parents have a new obsession: kids coding classes. Private schools across China are tapping into a growing demand from parents intent on …

Coding Classes for Kids Are the Latest Craze for Chinese Parents

Full Length CBC Documentary: Code Kids

The New Preschool Is Crushing Kids

Today’s young children are working more, but they’re learning less.<p>Step into an American preschool classroom today and you are likely to be bombarded with what we educators call a print-rich environment, every surface festooned with alphabet charts, bar graphs, word walls, instructional posters, …

Education

Learning to code vs. coding to learn

By Michael Trucano<p>This week, over a million students around the world will participate in the Hour of Code, an annual event designed to excite …

Secrets of the teenage brain: a psychologist's guide for teachers

If being a teenager is hard, teaching them is harder. Here are four insights into the adolescent brain – and how it can inform classroom practice<p>Teenagers think differently to grownups – they are more likely to take risks, be sleepy, misread emotions, give in to peer-pressure and lack self-control. …

Teaching

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Yearbook Q & A

One night rain fell from the sky. My son practiced piano while I read a blog. My daughter brought me children's books to read. I then woke up early …