Norberto Bottani

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International links have vital role in times of global tension

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Pasi Sahlberg: Why There Is No Teach for Finland

Pasi Sahlberg, the eminent Finnish scholar, writes here about why there is no Teach for Finland and why Finland is not a model for Teach for America. …

New A9 Chip Will Be 'Made in America' For The Powerful iPhone 7

The first A9 chips are rolling off Samsung’s fabrication lines in Austin (reports the Korean Electronic Times). The chips will be used in the next-generation iPhone smartphones from Apple, potentially exploiting Samsung’s 14nm technology. I’m confident that Phil Schiller will have a number of …

5 smartphone innovations coming in 2015

Think that brand-new smartphone in your pocket is pretty cool? In just a few short months it’ll be officially obsolete. In early 2015, the first …

Cycloc's Endo Wall Mount Bicycle Hanger

In recent months, we've seen a few clever solutions to bicycle storage—from the sculptural copper Stasis to CLUG's 3D printed clip, though neither are readily accessible at the moment. Cycloc's Endo is, however. The two part system hooks the front wheel and supports the rear as both lie flat …

Design

The Bike Multi Tool That Does Everything

If you ride your bike frequently enough, something will inevitably go wrong. Tubes and tires need replacing. Spokes need adjusting. Screws need …

Multi-tools

National Summit 2014: Breakfast Keynote with Andreas Schleicher

Response: Formative Assessments Are 'Powerful'

<b>(This is Part One in a two-part series on this topic)</b><p>This week's question is:<p><i>What are effective formative assessment techniques?</i><p>As I said in a …

Observe Together to Deepen Professional Learning - Corwin Connect

<i>This article was originally posted on TonyaSinger.com</i><p><i>Collaboration can be shallow or deep, a way to maintain business as usual, or a driver for</i> …

Sorry, Fellow Teachers: Standardized Testing Is Not the Devil

<i>This story originally appeared on xoJane.com.</i><p>What I’m about to say might make me the most unpopular teacher in the lounge.<p>Standardized testing …

Dossier bei lehrer-online: Die Lernplattform ich-will

Wissenschaft

What Blended Learning Means for Teachers

Blended learning is growing rapidly, with half of high school students expected to engage in some form of online study by 2019. While considerable …

What is a Relevant Educator? - Corwin Connect

Education in America has been around for several hundred years now, going back to colonial times in the 17th century. Back then, teachers were not …

Bigger classes for budget efficiency

<b>Increasing class sizes in UK schools could make the education budget stretch further without damaging standards, according to an international analysis of the "efficiency" in education spending.</b><p>An efficiency league table puts the UK in 11th place out of 30 countries.<p>Finland is rated most efficient, …

The Habitable School

<i>Designing a learning environment is not about creating the perfect school building. It is about creating a habitable environment.</i><p>Probably not how …

Lessons from Dakar

<i>This blog introduces a new series that will take a retrospective view of the Education for All agenda and its subsequent implementation. As we reach</i> …

Virtually no Del. teachers receive poor evaluations

Zero percent of Delaware teachers were rated ineffective and only 1 percent were rated "needs improvement" during the last school year, leaving more …

A few myths and misconceptions about digital teaching and learning materials in Africa

Across Africa, a variety of devices are increasingly being used to disseminate and display teaching and learning materials in electronic and digital …

Move Over MOOCs, It's Online, Competency Time

When massive open online courses, or MOOCs, took the world by storm in 2012, all too often the description of them was accompanied by an adjective: disruptive. The implication? They were clearly disruptive innovations destined to transform learning.<p>Although the three companies most associated with …

Social Capital Matters As Much As Human Capital – A Message To Skeptics

In recent posts (here and here), we have been arguing that social capital -- social relations and the resources that can be accessed through them …

Government at a Glance | READ online

Latin America and the Caribbean 2014: Towards Innovative Public Financial Management<p>Latin American and Caribbean Government at a Glance offers a …

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The irony in new study that bashes popular teacher evaluation method

They just keep on coming. Last month, a report was released by the American Statistical Association, the largest organization in the United States representing statisticians and related professionals, that smacked the “value-added method” (VAM) of evaluating teachers that has been embraced by …

Applying Design to Education

<i>In designing an environment for learning we have to imagine better ways of being. The same could be said for designing education itself.</i><p>Interior of …

‘Angry Birds’ creator develops preschool program to promote learning through fun

The Finnish company that created Angry Birds is marketing an early childhood curriculum around the world that is meant to make learning more fun.<p>Rovio Entertainment is hoping to combine the popularity of the game — one of the nation’s best-known exports with more than 2 billion downloads — with the …