Brandon Waller

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Author of 'Steve Jobs' using online crowdsourcing to edit his new book

As a follow-up to his biography of Steve Jobs, author Walter Isaacson is writing about the origins and emergence of our modern digital era — and he's using online collaborators to make it the best book it can be. As pointed out by <i>Capital</i> and <i>TechCrunch</i>, Isaacson has posted excerpts from his new …

My Insane Homework Load Taught Me How to Game the System

"My friends and I realized we didn’t have to do everything assigned to us in order to succeed in high school."<p>A year and a half ago, I was fully immersed in the routine of being a high-school junior. On an average night, my Internet tabs looked something like this: page 2 of a desperate Google …

A Teacher's Defense of Homework

If I didn't assign it, I'd never get through all the material I need to cover in a year. Plus, giving kids projects and deadlines is an essential way of preparing them for adulthood.<p>I am a parent, and I struggle daily with making sure my daughter does her homework. I can certainly identify with the …

Learning Theory v5 - What are the established learning theories?

2013 Big Ideas in Education

Just as adults should be careful how and what they praise, they may also want to spend concentrated time helping kids ignore distractions and focus …

5 Ideas To Bring Parents Into The Learning Process

<b>“The role of parents in the education of their children cannot be overestimated.” ~Unknown</b><p>When you ask parents from any country in the world, what …

What Close Reading Actually Means

by <b>Grant Wiggins</b>, Ed.D, Authentic Education<p><i>On May 26, 2015, Grant Wiggins passed away. Grant was tremendously influential on TeachThought’s approach</i> …

Google Docs: Grading Tips Tricks

Google docs has made it possible for me to go paperless. The decision to remove paper from my life has been liberating! Whenever I train teachers, I …

Report: Teacher Prep Programs Need To Better Prepare Candidates for Online, Blended Learning

Not bad prep for academic and teacher librarians either . . .<p>“The International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) has released a new …

Have You Looked At Google Lit Trips Lately?

Earlier this week Jerome Burg, the founder of Google Lit Trips, announced that Google Lit Trips is now a 501c non-profit organization. Google Lit …

The Role of PBL in Making the Shift to Common Core

Big Idea #2: I facilitate inquiry.<p>Research and sustained inquiry are emphasized throughout the standards, but most prominently in the writing strand, …

'Small typo' mars teacher evaluations

A single missing suffix among thousands of lines of programming code led a public school teacher in Washington, D.C., to be erroneously fired for incompetence, three teachers to miss out on $15,000 bonuses and 40 others to receive inaccurate job evaluations.<p>The miscalculation has raised alarms …