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The 17 equations that changed the world

In 2012, Mathematician Ian Stewart came out with an excellent and deeply researched book titled "In Pursuit of the Unknown: 17 Equations That Changed the World.<p>His book takes a look at the most pivotal equations of all time, and puts them in a human, rather than technical context.<p>"Equations …

Mathematics

Why We Love Weird Fairy Tales

For many readers, fairy tales serve as an introduction to storytelling. Perhaps that’s through short tales or fables recited by a parent as a child …

Books

Signature Experiences: The Moments We Fall in Love With Learning

column | Community<p>Signature Experiences: The Moments We Fall in Love With Learning<p>By Alex Hernandez (Columnist) and Jeff Wetzler     Mar 15, …

Overview | State of EdTech

Adaptive learning is<br>all about<p>Can the industry's most provocative software<br>make a difference in the classroom?<p>Adaptive Learning<p>Can industry’s most …

EdChat in Austin: 5 EdTech Experts Share Highlights from SXSWedu

Last week at SXSWedu, we spoke to a few of the foremost edtech experts in attendance on what happened and what they spoke about at the event. If you …

Five Ways to Incorporate Video Into Your Classroom and Instruction

column | Technology in School<p>Five Ways to Incorporate Video Into Your Classroom and Instruction<p>By Patricia Brown (Columnist)     Mar 22, 2016<p>Wikipedia<p>…

“Deeper learning” continues to show higher high school graduation rates

One of the most mocked terms the education reform movement has come up with is “deeper learning.” It reminds me of my high school days, when we would …

Artificial intelligence and language

Vasco Pedro Contributor<p>Vasco Pedro is the CEO of Unbabel.<p>The concept of artificial intelligence has been around for a long time.<p>We’re all familiar with HAL 9000 from <i>2001: A Space Odyssey</i>, C-3PO from <i>Star Wars</i> and, more recently, Samantha from <i>Her</i>. In written fiction, AI characters show up in stories …

Five Critical Skills to Empower Students in the Digital Age

The beginning of the school year is a time to set the tone for a student’s learning experience, including what teachers expect from students and …

Teaching

The 9 Best Keyword Research Tools to Find the Right Keywords for SEO

Lessons in Captivating Storytelling from Vince Gilligan

I'm sure many of you have seen some or all of the Vince Gilligan TV show, <i>Breaking Bad</i>. And I'm sure even a few of you have started watching the …

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Education Week: Can ‘Micro-Credentialing’ Salvage Teacher PD? - K-12 Education

Last year, Kay Staley and Jessica Scherer, literacy coaches in the Kettle Moraine district in Wisconsin, led groups of teachers in a book study on …

Monsters in America, A Cryptozoological Map Featuring Legendary Creatures From Across the US

The Philadelphia-based Hog Island Press print shop has created <i>Monsters in America</i>, a cryptozoological map of the United States that features all …

How to Take Advantage of the $100 Billion Industry Nobody's Heard Of

The internet has created an environment where anyone can share their knowledge/experiences and make a profitable business out of it.<p>The internet has created an environment where <i>anyone</i> can share their knowledge/experiences and make a profitable online business out of it. The online learning industry …

"I Love Learning; I Hate School"

Q&A with Susan Blum, author of an important new book on higher ed.

Strategies for Reaching Quiet, Disengaged, Struggling, and Troublemaking Students

To check my thinking, I spoke to Susan Cain, author of <i>Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking</i>. "I hear too many stories of …

Demystifying the Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice

You are a teacher in a high school math classroom. Today, according to your district’s curriculum, you have two standards to teach. The first is a …

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Teaching Mathematical Habits of Mind: Problem Solving and Perseverance

Previously, we discussed the background of the eight Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice. Today, we’ll examine the first of these …

What Keeps Students Motivated to Learn?

Students described an integrated biology and art project that asked them to research the origins of a disease that had significance for them, and to …

"Let’s Find Out!": Three Tips for Raising Curious Kids - Expert Tips & Advice . PBS Parents | PBS

Young children are naturally curious. They have an itch to explore their world and figure out how things work. And parents have compelling reasons to …

Kids

Beyond Working Hard: What Growth Mindset Teaches Us About Our Brains

Growth mindset has become a pervasive theme in education discussions in part because of convincing research by Stanford professor Carol Dweck and …

Pedagogy

The Americans who’d benefit the most from online education have no idea it exists

Here’s a catch-22. Americans are obsessed with lifelong learning and self-improvement, and online education makes it cheap and easy. Yet the people most familiar with digital learning are those who need it the least.<p>So says a new Pew Research Center report today (March 22) on personal education and …

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