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Here are 300 free Ivy League university courses you can take online right now

The eight Ivy League schools are among the most prestigious colleges in the world. They include Brown, Harvard, Cornell, Princeton, Dartmouth, Yale, and Columbia universities, and the University of Pennsylvania.<p>All eight schools place in the top fifteen of the US News and World Report 2017 national …

Online Education

Six Steps to a Successful 1:1 Education Device Program

<b>Advice from a School Technology Coordinator</b><p>Gateway Regional School District is a testament to what can be accomplished in the classroom through a …

Cultivating Chromebook Creativity in Schools

This month, the Grant Wood AEA Digital Learning Team attended (and presented at) the Iowa 1:1 Conference in Des Moines. You can see resources from …

What If Your PD Looked Like This?

<b>Teacher Voices: This article is part of a series of from-the-classroom perspectives.</b><p>Teachers are no strangers to differentiating instruction for …

Pedagogy

New Research Proves That All Things Being Equal, Nothing Is Equal for Black Boys

Perhaps you’ve heard the decades-old conservative cure for systematic racism. When confronted with any statistic that shows widespread inequality, …

This Is the Single Greatest Gift You Can Give Yourself As a Leader | Inc.com

Everyone and their mother has their secret to leadership and there's no shortage of articles on leadership lessons extracted from virtually everything.<p>I'm waiting for Omarosa's Book on Leadership--which I will promptly not buy.<p>Anyhow, it's difficult to find leadership approaches that are …

Leadership

20 Free Open Source Applications I Found in Year 2017

It is time to share a list of the best 20 Free and Open Source Software I found during the year 2017. Some of these programs may not be new in that …

Linux

This site lets you take Harvard’s most popular computer science class and more courses from top universities for free

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Online learning has made education more accessible than ever, but few platforms make getting a quality education easier or more affordable …

Prominent Scholar Calls Growth Mindset A “Cancerous” Idea, In Isolation

A prominent education scholar who specializes on issues facing Black boys and men in education has questioned the utility of the popular concept of Growth Mindset. Dr. Luke Wood, a distinguished professor of education at San Diego State University and purveyor of the nationally broadcast course …

Standards For Educators

1<p>Learner<p>Educators continually improve their practice by learning from and with others and exploring proven and promising practices that leverage …

What happened when one school banned homework — and asked kids to read and play instead

Mark Trifilio, principal of the public pre-K-5th grade Orchard School in Vermont, sat down with the school’s 40 educators last summer to discuss the soon-to-start new school year and homework — how much kids were getting and whether it was helping them learn.<p>Trifilio had been pondering the issue …

Teaching

Understanding Blended Learning Through Innovative Professional Development

Opinion | Learning Strategies<p>Understanding Blended Learning Through Innovative Professional Development<p>By Stepan Mekhitarian     Nov 19, …

Colchester high school abolishes 'traditional' homework

<b>A high school has scrapped traditional homework in favour of a more "independent" approach to learning.</b><p>Philip Morant School and College in Colchester has told pupils and parents that they will no longer set homework and will instead select their own "appropriate" tasks.<p>The new scheme is optional …

High School

After 25 Years, This Teacher Says It's All The Paperwork That Made Him Quit

After 25 years of teaching, Rick Young won't return to his history classroom this fall.<p>"This became my home," he says. "This is a unique, special place," talking about Daniel C. Oakes High School, where he has spent his entire career.<p>It's a small public school outside Denver for students who've …

Teaching

How To Be A Great Public Speaker Even If It Sounds Scary

<i>How can one control their nerves during public speaking or even an exam? originally appeared on Quora -- the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Barbara Oakley, Co-Instructor, Learning How to Learn, the world's largest online</b> …

How to Unflip the Flipped Classroom

In this edition of the Hack Learning Podcast, Mark Barnes is unflipping the popular flipped classroom. Listen to what Mark says about the flipped …

Education Technology

How to Humanize Your Online Class - 2

Community of Inquiry (CoI)<p>Community of Inquiry (CoI) is a theoretical framework that educators may leverage to understand how to develop and assess …

Creative Commons Attribution

The Past and the Promise: Today's Competency Education Movement | Jobs for the Future

Students at the Center: Competency Education Research Series<p>Competency education is attracting significant interest as a promising way to help meet …

Education

Blended Learning Program Helps English Language Learners Rise to Grade-Level Reading Proficiency

Learning Resources<p>A pilot program for second-grade classes at an elementary school with a predominantly ELL student population saw promising results …

Language Learning

From Stalemate to Solutions (Blog)

By Karen Abrams Gerber & Andrea JacobsBy using a dynamic framework for authentic collaboration, we can increase the potential for problem-solving and …

Collaboration

5 Questions Everyone Should Ask Themselves Daily to Achieve Success | Inc.com

Constant improvement is not easy. Whether it is a skill, or a positive quality, or a way of life you are looking to cultivate, staying on the positive side of the growth curve takes work.<p>My entire life, I have been immersed in worlds that have taught me how to continuously seek mastery and reinvent …

Motivation

10 Characteristics of Professional Learning That Shifts Practice

Across diverse districts I have asked teachers how they like to learn and what they want out of their professional learning opportunities. Over and …

California Virtual Academies: Is online charter school network cashing in on failure?

The TV ads pitch a new kind of school where the power of the Internet allows gifted and struggling students alike to “work at the level that’s just …

The 7 pillars of today’s digital leadership

School and district leadership isn’t about a position or title–it’s about improving practices around digital learningIf educators want to see results …

Education Technology

9 Elephants in the (Class)Room That Should “Unsettle” Us

“When I really try to square what I believe about how kids learn and what we practice in our classrooms, it unsettles me.”<p>A t a recent morning …

Blended Learning Definitions

For a full overview on blended learning basics and models, visit the Blended Learning Universe, an online hub curated by the Christensen …

Building a Blended Learning Classroom that Works

What happens when you mix technology with classroom instruction, robust data, a desire to keep students engaged, and personalize learning? Voilà, …

Education Technology