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Magic Leap details what its mixed reality OS will look like

Magic Leap just updated its developer documentation and a host of new details and imagery are being spread around on Reddit and Twitter, sharing more specifics on how the company’s Lumin OS will look like on their upcoming Magic Leap One device.<p>It’s mostly a large heaping of nitty-gritty details, …

Augmented Reality

Ab-Solutions

Let's face it, ab training can be boring. The range of motion is short, many exercises are similar, and workouts frequently focus on high-rep, …

Workouts

Microsoft provides free lessons for quantum computing basics

Want to learn more about quantum computing and how to program in the Q# language? Microsoft just launched Quantum Katas, an open source project that …

Quantum Computing

How to Create Your Own Masterpiece on a Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet

Given that it’s typically used to crunch numbers, it’s no surprise that some creatives might avoid <b>Microsoft Excel</b> at all costs. However, some are using the spreadsheet software as a drawing tool to make amazing <b>digital art</b>. Compared to expensive imaging software such as Photoshop, Excel (or Google …

Microsoft Excel

MS Excel — Hide Rows Based on Cell Value (Automation Tip)

And Why It’s Helpful!<p>I’m working on a reporting project and had a need to solve this issue…<p>Here’s a sample scenario:<p>Creating a dynamic trend report …

The Pedagogy of Digital Discussion

I wasn’t an overly confident student when it came to engaging in open conversations during class. If one of my teachers posed a question, I only …

A Treasure Trove of Co-Teaching Strategies

In the 100+ pages of Two Teachers in the Room, Elizabeth Stein provides a treasure trove of strategies, tips and ideas not only for co-teaching, but …

How You Communicate With Learners Is Key to Their Success

Rather than plop a number or letter on something a student labored over for weeks, consider an on-going conversation that helps drive learning …

The Logical-Mathematical Learning Style

The logical-mathematical learning style is one of eight types of learning styles, or intelligences, defined in developmental psychologist Howard …

Mathematics

Formative assessment

In a 1967 monograph, Michael Scriven (1967) suggested that it was useful to distinguish between two kinds of curriculum evaluation process. In the …

Pedagogy

Most Students Write Poorly — Does This Program Help?

Teaching young people how to write in English used to be the job of K–12 schools, and long ago they did it pretty well. But then came the student …

Instagram, Snapchat, Fortnite: The distractions are endless. Here’s how to help kids cope.

By Ana Homayoun<p>Over the past year, there has been a deafening debate over the importance of creating tools to promote responsible technology use. In January, two of Apple’s shareholder groups asked the company to look at the addictive effects of iPhones on children. Google’s recent developer …

Middle School

Encourage Students to Reflect on Their Growth with This Free Slides Portfolio Template

<i>“We do not learn from experience. We learn from reflecting on experience.” Paraphrase of John Dewey’s work</i> One of the most important ways to end the …

7 Things to Do NOW for Our ELL Writers

English learners are relying on teachers to help them quickly advance in language proficiency, says specialist Valentina Gonzalez, and writing is a …

More Than Just A Job: Stories Of Teachers Who Deserve An A+

Teachers across the country are pushing for better pay and increased school funding. They consistently make less than other college graduates with comparable experience — even though, for many teachers, working with students is more than a full-time job.<p>There are long days in the classroom, clubs …

Teaching

Schools Must Continue to Teach and Practice Respect

We wish it were as easy for a respectful leader to build a respectful culture system-wide. It isn't, but it is definitely worth the daily effort. …

Making Math Visual

A few days ago I had the priviledge of presenting at MAC2 to a group of teachers in Orillia on the topic of “Making Math Visual”. If interested, here …

‘Last stop’ school cuts absences in half with social, emotional focus

On a Tuesday morning, Alba Perez was the only student sitting inside of a classroom at Civic Center Secondary School, but she wasn’t alone. Two …

How to Automatically Issue Certificates When Students Pass a Quiz

This is the time of year when a lot of teachers, principals, and coaches will be creating and issuing various certificates to students. Both Google …

Skilling The New-age To Bridge Digital Divide

If you ask someone what is the most distinctive trait of the millennial generation, you will probably hear the phrase "their use of technology". The …

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Writable Partner to Build Student Writing Capacity with Purposeful Practice Tools

<b>Boston</b> – Global learning company <b>Houghton Mifflin Harcourt</b> (HMH) today announced a partnership to integrate writing practice and formative assessment …

Free Tools for Creating Animated Videos

Creating an animated video can be a great extension to many writing projects. Students can use video creation tools to animate short stories that …

The Effects of Unequal School Discipline Strategies

Guest blogger Amanda Ronan writes, "The harsh reality is that certain discipline practices are the reflections of institutionalized racism and …

John Hattie on the Educator Mindframe and Why It Matters

59:10<p>John Hattie’s landmark Visible Learning research concluded that one of the most important influences of student achievement is how teachers …

Pedagogy

Lesson Plan: Note-Taking Skills

The Long and Short of It:<br>Summarizing Important Details<p>Subjects<p>Language Arts (Study Skills)<i><br>Note: This activity can be used with a selection from</i> …

Teaching

Worried About Risky Teenage Behavior? Make School Tougher

Like all parents of teenagers, I worry that my children will engage in risky behavior, including drinking, smoking and drug use. The more time they spend doing healthier extracurricular activities — soccer, piano, cleaning their rooms (ha!) — the better.<p>But it turns out that what they do in school …

Education

Promoting Metacognition | Sheridan Center

Metacognition is the practice of thinking about thinking or identifying one’s cognitive process (Lovett, 2008) and is a reflective skill that is …

Awareness of Implicit Biases | Center for Teaching and Learning

Examples<p>Instructors may assume that certain students know to seek help when they are struggling, although students at higher risk for struggling …

Teaching

Guided Self-Correction: A Positive, Focused Feedback System That Improves Writing

Learning to Write, Writing to Learn<br>April 26, 2018 | Volume <b>13</b> | Issue <b>16</b> <b><br>Table of Contents</b> <b></b><p>Share |<p>Guided Self-Correction: A Positive, Focused Feedback …

Teaching