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Solution Fluency

define<p>Defining the problem means providing a clear and concise definition of the problem or challenge one is addressing. The purpose is to identify …

UX Design

A quiet education revolution worldwide is giving kids the skills to be 21st-century citizens

As a child, Dana Narvaiša hated school. Her teachers thought she asked too many questions and her English instructor used to gleefully skip over her when it was time to read aloud to the class.<p>Narvaiša now runs Cesis New Primary School in a town of 40,000 people, about an hour and a half from Riga, …

Education

Kids, take charge

Kiran Bir Sethi shows how her groundbreaking Riverside School in India teaches kids life's most valuable lesson: "I can." Watch her students take …

Thinking differently in education to deliver breadth of skills

<i> <br>Editor’s note: As part of the Skills for a Changing World project, this blog series explores opportunities for innovation in education to develop</i> …

Angela Duckworth says grit is the key to success in work and life. Is this a bold new idea or the latest self-help fad?

In the summer of 2004, Angela Duckworth, then a graduate student in psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, went up to West Point to study …

Denmark has figured out how to teach kids empathy and make them happier adults

Empathy, or the ability to read another person’s emotions, is a critical life skill. Many fear children are losing it—and that they’ll be less happy as adults as a result.<p>A University of Michigan study of nearly 14,000 college students found that students today have about 40% less empathy than …

Education

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How to Write an Educational Objective

An educational objective is an important tool for teaching. It allows you to articulate your expectations for your students, which can inform you as …

Over 50 Learning Theories Explained for Teachers

October 29, 2015<br>Theory informs practice and without a solid theoretical base we risk having an impaired praxis. This is clearly noticeable in the …

Shifting From Pedagogy To Heutagogy In Education

<b>The Definition Of Heutagogy & Self-Determined Learning</b><p>by <b>Stewart Hase</b> and <b>Chris Kenyon</b><p><i>Ed note: This is part 1 in a series on self-determined learning</i> …

On The Importance of Liking Students

Probably the most important trick to being a good teacher is believing that you have something to teach students, and that they are better of …

Moore's Law is dead

The foundation for the modern semiconductor industry got its start in the late 1940s and 1950s. Electronics up until then were dependent on vacuum tubes. These weren't, to say the least, very easy to miniaturize. But we did try to use them.<p>In 1946, the U.S. government built the first …

Let’s not use 21st century technology with 19th century pedagogy

Technology may be changing but classrooms and teaching methods are pretty much unchanged since this picture was taken (Creative Commons image)<p><b>By</b> …

Pedagogy

6 Must Have Google Drive Extensions for Teachers

If you have shared some documents with others on Google Docs, before you had to go check whether anyone's modified them. This Chrome extension will …

Back to school – top free tools for edtech in your classroom this year

E-learning or using technology to support learning comes in many different shapes and sizes. I’m always being asked to give advice and ideas on …

5 Ways to Use Google Docs in the Classroom

Google Docs is a user friendly suite of online collaborative tools that come with tremendous potential for use in the classroom. Last year all of the …

20 BYOD Resources For The 21st Century Schools

by <b>Hope Mulholland</b>, TeachThought Intern<p>BYOD policies–Bring Your Own Device–allow schools to bring technology into the classroom with a “bottom-up” …

7 free ways to capture student responses without costly clickers

<b>Most educators are familiar with student response systems (SRS) a.k.a. clickers. Common brands are eInstruction, Sentio, TurningPoint, Activote.</b> …

5 Tools to Help Students Learn How to Learn

A good example is a long term research project. There are several common stages in longer projects and researchers have studied how students feel, …

Chromebooks Are Taking Off

I got a note from a contact at Acer last week saying the company’s Chromebooks are selling well. Curious, I asked who is buying them.<p>The answer seems to be customers in education and a few übergeeks.<p>On the consumer side, Chromebooks are filling the role vacated by netbooks. Remember those? …

What 64 schools can tell us about teaching 21st century skills

I love to visit schools that are trying to live on the cutting edges of deeper learning, student empowerment, and digital technologies. But, like …

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Excellent Tips and Tools to Create Infographics for your Classroom

There are several web 2.0 tools that facilitate this process and makes it as easy as dragging and dropping. Here are some web tools to to consider …

5 Lessons In Learning And Leadership

Here in the Boston, Cambridge we are lucky, there’s a college around every corner. Harvard, M.I.T., Wellesley, Boston University, the list goes on and on. Our streets, libraries and local coffee shops are clogged with passionate students shelling out 40k (plus extras) a year for the privilege of …

Leadership Qualities Teachers Want in a Principal

Every year in the United States, an estimated 500,000 teachers leave their schools, with only 16% of the departures the result of retirement. The …

Teaching