Technology for Teaching & Learning

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

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 …

Education

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 …

Environment

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 …

Project Management

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 …

6 Questions To Ask Your Students On Day One

It’s that time again – time to think about that very first day of school and how you greet your class on day one. How will you begin to create an …

Teaching

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

© 500 px / rolfo.de<p>This list of Play-Doh activities is meant for use in the junior high or high school classroom, and will employ kinesthetic …

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

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

10 Ways to Overcome Teacher Stress for Educators of All Levels

Writing is hard work, and anyone who says otherwise probably hasn't written much. Some learners really enjoy it, but most find it a grind. Like any …

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

Homework

Beautiful Free Photo Community

Do-whatever-you-want free HD photos. Gifted by the world's most generous community of photographers.

Creative Commons

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 …

Teaching

Prepping students for future computer science jobs

The economy is rapidly feeling the impact of advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence, which allows computers to make decisions, …

To err is human – and a powerful prelude to learning

<i>Once a month, this column</i> <i>will examine the insights that science offers about the way people learn, and how such findings could influence schools.</i> …

Education

It puts kids to sleep. And just so ya know . . . that’s a bad thing. (Plus 18 ways to make it better)

Shocker. Lecturing to students puts them to sleep. Who could have guessed? Well . . . I should have. But I didn’t. During my first few years as a …

Teaching

Yoink is the macOS Shelf Utility I Want on iOS Too

At WWDC, I was disappointed that the iOS 11 announcements didn't include a shelf where content can be temporarily parked. When Federico and Sam Beckett made an iOS 11 concept video earlier this year they included a shelf, which felt like a natural way to make touch-based drag and drop simpler. I …

Software

12 secrets of teachers who trimmed 10+ hours off their workweeks

One of the questions a lot of teachers like to ask 40 Hour Teacher Workweek Club members is:<b>“What exactly did you learn to do differently through the</b> …

Time Management

iOS 11 Tips: Two-Factor Authentication Replaces Two-Step Verification

A little over two months ago, I wrote a Tips article covering Apple’s Two-Step Verification and Trusted Devices. This is a very important weapon in constant battle to protect your accounts from unauthorized access, and I highly recommended that anyone reading this who is not already on iOS 11 …

iOS

ISTE 2017: Digital Initiative Pays Off for Kansas Students and Teachers

• ​A 1:1 initiative was designed to increase student engagement and drive academic achievement.<br>• Mobile devices created opportunities for learning beyond …

Using Augmented Reality for Writing Prompts

Here’s my new post for LitLife’s blog about using augmented reality as a literacy tool! Check out LitLife’s blog for more posts and literacy tips. …

Augmented Reality

Students Say They Are Not as Tech Savvy as Educators Assume

A love for avocado lattes and Snapchat filters are just a few of the stereotypes following Millennials these days. But students are now pushing back …

Education

Google developed a school curriculum to help kids fight trolls and hackers

Google is launching an educational program designed to teach kids about phishing, internet harassment, passwords, and other internet safety issues. Called “Be Internet Awesome,” it includes a classroom curriculum and a video game called <i>Interland.</i> It was developed with help from teachers, YouTube …

Internet Safety

25 Dollar Store Teacher Tips You Prob Haven't Seen Yet

Helpful ideas no matter what grade you teach!

Inspired by Dwayne Reed: Welcome to Room 108

Every year teaching at Positive Tomorrows in Oklahoma City, my students informally find a song that they love and brings us together as a class. This …

Education

Review: Satechi Type-C Pro Hub, the hub Apple should have made

When Apple unveiled the 2016 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, I wasn’t so sure I was ready to go all-in on USB-C. I’m not against using dongles, but the idea of having to carry multiple around was not appealing.<p>After spending a week with the Satechi Type-C Pro Hub, it has quickly become a staple …

Laptops

Apple AirPods- Take Two

I’ve been using my Apple AirPods for around two weeks now, so I have gotten a pretty good feel for how they work at this point, and have figured out more of their strengths and weaknesses. All things considered, the experience has still been very good overall.<p><b>The AirPods are by far the best</b> …

Headphones

Why schools are like my daughter’s terrible Art!

I’m not a bad parent or nasty but thinking objectively, my 9-year-old daughter’s latest painting from school is a shockingly bad piece of art. It’s …

Parenting

5 Alternative Uses of Microsoft PowerPoint (Because it’s Not Just for Presentations!)

When you hear the word PowerPoint, you likely think of one thing: presentations. Yep, the tool is most commonly used for giving an audience something …

Benefits of Using Backchannels In Your Classroom

Over the years I've introduced a lot of teachers to using tools like Padlet, TodaysMeet, and Socrative in their classrooms. All three of these tools …