Technology for Teaching & Learning

By Cyndi Kuhn | DED 318 Class for Pre-Service Teachers at Kansas State University

Why Journalism Might Actually Be the Class of the Future - John Spencer

<i>When we imagine the future of learning, we often hear about STEM and STEAM and things like robotics or coding. But I’d argue that one of the most</i> …

Creative Work

Every Kid

Early on the morning of February 28th, a "twitter challenge" caught my eye. It was from Leigh Ragsdale (@leighmragsdale), a principal in Missouri. …

5 Creative Digital Tools That Bring Visuals and Writing Together

Digital storytelling in the classroom requires creative digital tools that truly stand out. There’s lots to choose from out there. Some tools, …

Infographics

The Voice Typing Challenge: Save time, get things done

We talk faster than we type. Using voice typing (dictation) can save us tons of time in the classroom. Learn how and take the challenge!I had a …

Seesaw vs. Google Classroom: What's the Best Management App for Your Classroom?

<b>Price: Free, paid ($120/teacher/year)<br>Platform: Android, iOS, Kindle Fire, Chrome<br>Recommended grades: K–12</b><p><b>Price: Free<br>Platform: Android, iOS,</b> …

Education Technology

Parent Engagement in the Digital Age

Sensing the opportunity, simple communication apps like ClassDojo, Spotlight, Remind, and Seesaw allow educators to send mobile texts, video …

Education Technology

There are not enough moonshots taken in education

I am extremely lucky to work in an organization that sets enormously high standards and one that accepts disequilibrium as part of the change …

Who is Gen Z? How teens are consuming content

Defined loosely as the generation born approximately between 1996-2011, Generation Z is 25% of the world's population and is poised to surpass other …

Social Media

A List of 10 Social Media Skills for Every Modern Teacher [Infographic]

Social media skills have an increasingly useful presence in modern classrooms. Teachers and students use them to connect and to expand learning, and …

Social Media

The First 9 Months: First Year Teacher Full Documentary

Documentaries

Dynamic Learning v. Static Learning (DO THIS, NOT THAT)

Pinterest<p>Create More Dynamic Learning Experiences<p>Here’s a handy infographic, Dynamic Learning v. Static Learning (DO THIS, NOT THAT) to help you see …

Daily Blogging and an Ode to RSS

One of my favorite Twitter lists which I follow regularly in Flipboard is “Gigaom Vets.” The list includes people who previously worked for GigaOm …

Digital Citizenship: Resource Roundup

Internet Safety and Cyberbullying<p>Tool or Weapon? Addressing Cyberhate in the Classroom by Jinnie Spiegler (2015): Classroom strategies to fight …

Using the TPS Teachers Network album feature to make your kids smarter

Most of you are already aware of the vast amount of resources, lesson plans, and teaching materials available at the Library of Congress. You can …

Education - Teachers

Blair High Schoolers Meet Lunch Buddies With New Phone App Designed to Combat Bullying

Silver Spring student looks to introduce Sit With Us app to other schools<p>By Bethany Rodgers Follow @BethRodgersBB<p>Published: 2017.10.03 09:58<p>Jake …

Poor Math Scores – Should We Really Blame the Teacher?

I am listening to a rebroadcast of a CBC Ottawa interview on the Ontario Math curriculum with Mary Reid from OISE. This is one of a series of …

Teaching

Stop Standing Still

Another year begins, and some are ready to approach it as they have many times before.<p>For those of you who don’t realize it though, we do not work in …

Kids

Why Institutions Must Go Paperless in Their Management

Technology in hands now is making our functions easier and surprisingly environment friendly; it is our moral duty to make the minor changes by …

It’s Time for a New Core Curriculum

Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies. For decades, these subjects have been the staple of the modern American educational system. The …

15 Ways to Use Play-Doh in the Junior High or High School Classroom

Also, it’s important to note that Create is at the top of Bloom’s Taxonomy. When students are forced to synthesize what they’ve learned and make a …

Instagram’s CEO Wants to Clean Up the Internet—But Is That a Good @&#$ing Idea? | WIRED

SCROLL DOWN<p>SCROLL DOWN<p>SCROLL DOWN<p>Instagram’s Kevin Systrom wants to clean up the &#%$@! internet.<p>by Nicholas Thompson | photographs by Art Streiber | …

Social Media

My name is Matt, and I ditched my homework. Here’s why

Most of my teachers gave me homework as a student. Most of the teachers in my building assigned homework when I started teaching. I just assumed I …

Beautiful Free Images & Pictures

Beautiful, free images and photos that you can download and use for any project. Better than any royalty free or stock photos.

Why Stickers, Pizza Parties, and Tickets Didn’t Work in My Classroom

It was towards the middle of my first year teaching (8th grade) when it hit me: My class was spinning out of control, and it was all my fault. I was …

Prepping students for future computer science jobs