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Nine Strategies for Reaching All Learners in English Language Arts

In order to maximize the benefits of ELT for students, I looked for ways to fine tune my approach to teaching individualized learning in my English …

Teaching

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21 to Drink Coffee?

The U.S. FDA announced a plan to investigate and potentially regulate caffeine.<p>greg_rogers/flickr<p>I'd like to tell you about a little utopian community nestled in some faraway mountains where caffeine is heavily regulated. Everyone is 20 percent prettier than average and owns a modest home outright. …

10 ways to be a great teacher...

I recently read a blog post by one of my favorite bloggers, Vicki Davis. Vicki is known by many as "<b>@coolcatteacher</b>." The title of the blog post is <b>10</b> …

Top 10 Things My Generation Likes

This is the cover of the latest issue of Time, which focuses on Millennials. They asked me to write a short piece for it, so I wrote about what my …

30 iPad Apps Every Teacher Should Be Using

SoundCloud is the world’s leading social sound platform, with over ten hours of music & audio posted every minute by the world’s largest community of …

How to get students to follow directions the first time

By this point in the school year, you’re probably having some moments when you feel like you’ll lose your mind if you have to repeat yourself <i>one.</i> …

How Wearable Computing Will Change Everything, Including Apple

Listen, you tech-savvy, trend-resisting cynic you. I want you to stop dismissing wearable computing as a pointless, narcissistic fad.<p>Wearable computing is not for people too lazy to look at their phones. It’s not a trendy toy for wealthy yuppies. And it’s not about joining Robert Scoble in the …

7 Nobel Speeches by 7 Great Writers: Hemingway, Faulkner, and More

<b>William Faulkner, 1949:</b><p>Almost every year since 1901, the Swedish Academy has apportioned one fifth of the interest from the fortune bequeathed by …

Mark Twain Captured on Film by Thomas Edison in 1909. It’s the Only Known Footage of the Author.

Here's a little nugget for you. The great inventor Thomas Edison visited the home of Mark Twain in 1909, and captured footage of "the father of …

Why 3D Printing Is Overhyped (I Should Know, I Do It For a Living)

Everyone's now aware of 3D printing — they’ve read about it in the papers, on blogs or seen it on TV. The mentality now seems to be that, in the …

More Positive, Not Punitive, Classroom-Management Tips

In my experience, I have always found a clear difference in student behavior between when I do this kind of reminder and when I do not.<p>Light …

Microsoft, Samsung to do glasses, prices to range from $200 to $500

Watch out, Google. Even with a headstart in developing wearable computing devices through Glass, there are two major competitors possibly on the horizon, waiting for the right opportunity to pounce.<p>Reports indicate that Microsoft and Samsung are both keenly interested in competing against Google in …

Wearable Tech

Why Leaders Exist

Why do leaders exist? This is perhaps one of the most simple yet profound questions we can ask about leadership. Oddly, I am not sure I have ever …

Leadership

How Technology In Schools Has Changed Over Time [Infographic]

Recommended for You<p>Author: Brian Wallace<p><i>Brian Wallace is the President of NowSourcing, a social media firm specializing in infographic design,</i> …

Infographics

4 Reasons Why Social Media Should be Taught in Our School Systems

I saw a story recently about a school, named Ngee Ann, in Singapore where a math teacher gave problems to students and asked that the answers be "tweeted." These tweets were then projected on a screen at the front of the room, in real time! (1) Now this was not just some rogue, social media …

Assessing Student Progress Using Blog-Based Portfolios

<i>Editor’s note: Kathy Cassidy is the author of a new book from Powerful Learning Press,</i> Connected from the Start: Global Learning in the Primary …

Eight Things Skilled Teachers Think, Say, and Do - Educational Leadership

How can teachers do this? It's helpful to consider this question in three parts: What skilled teachers think, what they say, and what they do.<p>What …

New study finds gaming helps children learn 'ethical decision making'

A new study out of the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada, suggests that those who spend time playing video games lay some of the ground work for socially responsible, good citizens in later life. Conducted by Dr. Kathy Sanford, the study examined children between the ages of 13 and …

20 BYOD Resources For The 21st Century Schools

by <b>Hope Mulholland</b>, TeachThought Intern<p>BYOD policies–Bring Your Own Device–allow schools to bring technology into the classroom with a “bottom-up” …

Report: Homeschooling Growing Seven Times Faster than Public School Enrollment

As dissatisfaction with the U.S. public school system grows, apparently so has the appeal of homeschooling. Educational researchers, in fact, are …

Education