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The Myth of Average – A TED Talk For Everyone!

For Alice…<p>Every once in a while you meet someone who gets it. Someone who understands how education has to be redefined in order to be successful. …

12 Insecure Ideas That Will Probably Break the Education

<b>12 Ideas That Will Probably Break Education</b><p>As the education changes, it depends primarily on internal catalysts for that change.<p>That is, the ‘things’ …

Education Technology

14 Bloom's Taxonomy Posters For Teachers

<b>14 Brilliant Bloom’s Taxonomy Posters For Teachers</b><p>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><p><i>You can get a ready-for-the-classroom version of Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy for</i> …

Pedagogy

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10 Ways Literacy Can Promote A Deeper Understanding Of Math

<b>10 Ways Literacy Can Promote A Deeper Understanding Of Math</b><p>by <b>Linda Kardamis</b>, Teach4TheHeart.com<p>With the rise of new trends such as a flipped …

Teaching

The Most Important Question Every Assessment Should Answer

<b>The Most Important Question Every Assessment Should Answer</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p>The difference between assessment of learning and assessment for learning is a …

Learning

KQED

For many educators, helping students direct their own learning is a priority. Educator and author Alan November, who has been talking about ways to …

6 Ways to Motivate Teachers

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See how red tweeters and blue tweeters ignore each other on Ferguson

After prosecutor Robert McCulloch announced the Ferguson grand jury’s decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson for the shooting of Michael Brown, a night of clashes between police and protesters produced burning police cars, blocked highways, and automatic gunfire. Amid all the unrest, is it …

Justice

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5 Excellent Videos to Teach Your Students about Digital Citizenship

Edutopia is one of my favourite educational web resources . Today while I was checking its Five Minute Film Festival page I came across a link that …

Digital Portfolios: Revise, Reflect Publish

At the end of each school year, I ask my students to select several different writing assignments produced throughout the year and edit those pieces …

How Do You Grade Tech? I Have 14 Ideas

It used to be simple to post grades. Add up test scores and see what the student earned. Very defensible. Everyone understood.<p>It’s not that way …

How to Plan Instruction Using the Video Game Model

Achievable Challenge Requires Individualization<p>As I wrote in my previous blog, A Neurologist Makes the Case for the Video Game Model as a Learning …

Why your 8-year-old should be coding

Learn-to-code startups abound these days, but one in particular is focusing on the very young and is having some success in elementary schools around the country — even underserved schools with no budgets for STEM but a great need for better tools.<p>The startup is Tynker; it makes a web-based …

Interactive Student Notebooks - My Mathematical Lifesaver

I have also found a few things that make the interactive student notebook even better! For one, it is now a permanent resource in my classroom for …

What teachers need and reformers ignore: time to collaborate

One of the primary things that teachers value but that school reformers have given short shrift is time to collaborate. Here, Stanford University Professor Linda Darling-Hammond, an expert on teaching and teacher education, writes about why this is so important to the profession. Darling-Hammond …

Education in North Carolina: Growing to Greatness

It was reported in a recent article of the News-Record.com that education in North Carolina has been lagging the rest of the country <b>Op-Ed: Broken</b> …

Cycling Science: 7 Fascinating Facts About Bikes

The author of the new book Cycling Science reveals nuggets about the world's most popular form of transport.<p>The author of the new book <i>Cycling Science</i> reveals nuggets about the world's most popular form of transport. (Follow Max Glaskin's blog, and find him on Twitter.)

Sea Level

Your Thought Leadership is the Compass of your Leadership

<b></b><i>Leaders make News – Thought Leaders…History</i><p>Leaders are many; but thought leaders indeed are rare and distinguished breed. They may hail from the most …

MISSING OUT ON BILLIONS: These 10 People Made Some Of The Saddest Choices In Tech History

The folks on this list sure could have used that.<p>The tech industry is littered with stories of people making choices that would cost them hundreds of millions or even billions of dollars.

Silicon Valley

Backchannel Chat for Google Apps

Backchannel Chat for Google Apps has now been released! This is designed to give your whole school the opportunity to have safe secure real-time …