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How to Use Project Based Learning to Engage Students & Unlock Their Potential

Listen as Vicki Davis (aka the Cool Cat Teacher) shares with us why project based learning is so powerful, how to get started, and tips to do so …

Pedagogy

The 30 Best Science Websites for Grades K-12

What are the best science websites for your K–12 lessons? Here are the ones I turn to again and again.<p>Interdisciplinary Resources<p>Perfect for middle …

Google, OK Go Partner to Get Students Excited About STEM

Together, they just unveiled the OK Go Sandbox, a collection of free design challenges, guides, worksheets, and other materials for K-12 …

2 Great Resources for Science Teachers

Here are two good science websites to use with your students in class. Both of these websites have been featured in Common Sense Education’s ‘Best …

Education Technology

50 Great iPad STEAM Apps for Teachers and Students

After we have covered STEAM websites to use with your students in class, we are sharing with you this visual we have been working on for the last few …

Education Technology

50 Must Read K-12 EdTech Blogs

For teachers, it may be hard to stay updated with changing technology in the classroom. At the same time, it’s also important to keep up with new …

Leading Universities Just Released 65 Free Business Courses to Make You Smarter | Inc.com

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR): A Strategic Approach from University of Pennsylvania<p>Influence from University of Pennsylvania<p>Accounting for Decision Making from University of Michigan<p>Valuing Companies from University of Michigan<p>Budgeting and Finance for Public Libraries from University of …

Online Education

China finds its own Top Gun and Rambo in wave of patriotic movies

When terrorists overrun an unnamed central Asian nation, capturing Chinese civilians and seizing missiles which they threaten to turn on Beijing, China’s top gun heads straight for the eye of the storm.<p>“Sit tight!” declares Zhao Yali, a beautiful, fearless fighter pilot, as her made-in-China jet …

China

John Woo’s Manhunt is a joyous parody of his action classics

But like so many parodies, it runs into problems when it repeats the same gag too often.<p><i>Welcome to Cheat Sheet, our brief breakdown-style reviews of festival films, VR previews, and other special event releases. This review comes from the Toronto International Film Festival.</i><p>It’s always possible …

How to Create Digital Homework That Students Love

Technology in School<p>How to Create Digital Homework That Students Love<p>By Laura McClure     Apr 27, 2016<p>Shutterstock / JStaley401<p><b>Let’s redesign</b> …

Google 'Science Journal' Android app is a digital notebook for STEM education

While all jobs and careers are important to society, scientists are arguably the greatest drivers of change. These professionals are responsible for …

Meet Swift Playgrounds, the learn-to-code iPad app that feels like a puzzle game

Learning to code isn’t supposed to be this fun. Apple’s new Swift Playgrounds app for iPads running iOS 10 is aimed at teaching the Swift programming …

“Spiral” Looks Like A Great Site Where Teachers Can Set-Up Free Virtual Classrooms

Spiral lets teachers create free virtual classrooms where students can create collaborative presentations, view and respond to presentations, and/or …

Kandu Teaches Kids How To Make iPad Apps, No Coding Required

Whenever a challenge lies before you, and you feel like you can’t go on any further, I implore you to remember this article, and this startup, and realize that you, in fact, “Kandu” whatever you set your mind to.<p>Kandu, the latest venture out of betaworks, founded by David Bennahum and Gerry …

Helping students transition from the laboratory to robotics startup

A student walked up to me at an event following Monday’s TC Sessions: Robotics event in Cambridge. “I have a question for you,” he said, adding that he was a few months away from becoming a college senior. “How do I launch a successful startup?”<p>I explained that I might not be the person at the show …

A Great Resource That Offers 400 Science and Math Simulations and Learning Activities for Students

July 5, 2017 <br>ExploreLearning Gizmos provides over 400 math and science online simulations that power inquiry and understanding. It has a free Gizmos …

Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2017

The 2017 Best Websites for Teaching & Learning foster the qualities of innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration. They are …

“Quiznetic” Lets Teachers Create – & Students Play – Online Racing Games For Learning

Quiznetic is a Kahoot-like tool that lets you create learning games in various racing forms. Students can then “race” each other in answering the …

Tech Tips for Teachers: 3 Ways to Use QR Codes in the Classroom

Although QR codes have long since lost their shiny, new glow, the technology hasn’t lost its value in education.<p>The rise of one-to-one computing and …

This Oakland high school robotics club should be the future of a more diverse tech industry

“When we go to competitions, we really don’t look like the other teams that are there.”<p>Just across the bay from San Francisco, a group of Oakland Technical High School students has been meeting twice a week for months, hacking away on robots slated to compete in two of the most important series of …

20 STEM Activities Inspired by Kids Movies

I know a lot of families (<i>including ours!</i>) enjoy seeing some of the new kids movies that come to theaters.And family movie nights are a perfect time …

Kids

How I Use Data To Motivate Students To Become Better Readers

<b>How I Use Data To Motivate Students To Become Better Readers</b><p>contributed by <b>Kelley Spencer Adcock</b><p>I have a lot in common with my struggling readers.<p>I …

12 Great Formative Assessment Tools for Teachers

'TodaysMeet is a great web tool for creating backchannels with your students. It is very easy and simple to use. You can use it in your class to …

10 Online Research Tools Every Online Learner Should Know About

Research is a time-intensive activity, which means you will need a tool to organize both your professional and personal life. We advise you to give …

Google Scholar

Is Technology Being Integrated Effectively?

In many cases, there seems to be a tendency to water down expectations when it comes to integrating technology. During a recent presentation on …

Pedagogy

Monitor Classroom Noise

• Use this website as a fun way to monitor classroom noise levels!<br>• Show this website with the use of a projector to your students as they are …

Everything coming to Netflix, Amazon Prime, and HBO Now in October

We’re just a few days away from October, and that means it’s time for Halloween. Scary movies. Spooky stories. Specters that crawl out of your television and have really long hair. Given that, it’s hard to not see this upcoming month as a streaming service contest: which player can out-Halloween …