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By Shelly Blake-Plock | All things education. Curated by the FieldResearch team at AnEstuary.com.

26 incredible innovations that improved the world in 2015

From the start, 2015 was ripe for world-changing innovation.<p>In early January, we saw Bill Gates drink clean water converted from sewer sludge and …

UC San Diego

A 10-year-old designs Gunman Taco Truck with help from legendary gaming parents

Ten-year-old Donovan Romero-Brathwaite has quite an imagination, and he has applied it to designing his first video game, a whimsical title called Gunman Taco Truck.<p>If he was like most kids, his vision might have ended with a pat on the back after he told his parents his idea. But his folks are …

New IMS Digital Credentialing Initiative

Today is an <b>exciting day</b> for the open badges community! IMS Global, the leading education technology standards body, announced that they are kicking …

Flipboard for Educators

As students and teachers head back to school all over the country, we wanted to share some ideas on how Flipboard can be helpful this school year. Since the launch of Flipboard 2.0 this past spring, our readers can collect articles and turn them into shareable magazines. We’ve found that educators …

What’s your one word?

I was reading my friend Tony Sinanis’ blog and his post on “Dear Sucky Teacher”, which was preceded by “Dear Sucky Administrator“. I have had a lot …

Two Google Updates Teachers Should Know about

January 15, 2015<br>Over the last couple of days Google has been releasing a bunch of interesting updates to some of its services. The most important …

Why You Do Your Best Thinking In The Shower: Creativity & the “Incubation Period”

“The great Tao fades away.”<p>So begins one translation of the <i>Tao Te Ching</i>’s 18th Chapter. The sentence captures the frustration that comes with a lost …

Classroom Distraction: How Does Noise Affect Your Learning Environment?

<i>Education Week</i> is currently working on a story about how noise affects students' learning process. Have you had this problem? Fill out the form below …

Harvard settles Title IX case with administration, agrees to revise sexual assault policies

Harvard University and its law school reached a settlement Tuesday with the Education Department's Office for Civil Rights, pledging to revise its sexual harassment and sexual assault policies in order to address concerns that the university had failed to adequately provide a safe campus …

President Obama's Ed-Tech Record: Sizing Up Its Impact

<i>By guest blogger Michelle R. Davis</i><p>Connect Ed, Connected Educators, Future Ready, Maker Faires, and ed-tech photo-ops. There's been plenty of activity …

KQED

Scott Aikin admits that he’s “a very conservative pedagogue.” That’s why the author and Associate Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt University …

A new approach to creating a computing curriculum

Discovery<p><b>Innovative, NSF-funded project brings together teachers and researchers to rethink computer science education</b><p>NSF supports the creation and …

Campus Police Officer Faces Termination For Refusing To Use Stun Gun On Student

Amid national outrage over brutal behavior by police officers, a university police officer in California received notice of termination last week because he refused to use his stun gun on a suicidal student, despite demands by other officers for him to do so. The incident, the officer's supporters …

Computer Science Education Week: Coding our Future

<i>“Don’t just buy a new video game — make one. Don’t just download the latest app — help design it. Don’t just play on your phone — program it.”</i> - …

20 tips for putting Google’s 20 percent time in your classroom

2 innovative educators share tons of tips for creating innovative, inquiry-based classrooms in only one day a week<p>Originally pioneered at places like …

Blogging in the 21st-Century Classroom

It. Is. Awesome.<p>Skill and Enthusiasm<p>First and foremost, student writing is improving by leaps and bounds. When I read their blogs (which, by the way, …

KQED

<b>By Matt Levinson</b><p>As the school year heads into the final days and weeks, now’s the perfect opportunity to gather feedback from students about their …

Rolling Stone Backs Away From UVA Rape Story | US News

People gather with signs during a protest at the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity house at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Va. on Nov. 22. …

PersonalizED :: A Guide to Personalizing Learning in the Classroom

Average Student Loan Debt Rises, Tops $30,000 In 6 States

Student loan debt rose 2% from 2012 to 2013, and in six states, the average student loan burden surpassed $30,000, according to a new report by The Project on Student Debt, an initiative of The Institute for College Access & Success (TICAS), a nonprofit organization working to make higher education …

9 Ways to Plan Transformational Lessons: Planning the Best Curriculum Unit Ever

How to Plan Transformational Lessons<p>1. Know the Standards, Curriculum, Core Concepts, and Strategies<p>For decades, many educators let a textbook's …

Pedagogy

Obama Administration Explores Ways To Collect Student Loan Payments Without Middlemen

The U.S. Treasury Department soon will take some student borrowers' accounts away from private debt collectors and give them to federal workers, an ambitious new pilot project that may result in the government cutting out the student loan middlemen who have gotten rich targeting distressed …