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Daily Northwestern column: Technology in the classroom isn’t a panacea.

Lucas Matney, a junior at Northwestern University and columnist for the <i>Daily Northwestern</i>, is concerned that his school is not adequately preparing …

One amazing example of how to train teachers on technology

One school district changed the standard in Professional Development; and they did it with a ‘Technology Academy.’<p>Imagine you need to learn how to …

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After two years of a successful district-wide Digital Design class, LASD made an intentional decision to focus on the programming component and on …

How Technology Is Warping Your Memory

Take a moment to think about the last time you memorized someone's phone number. Was it way back when, perhaps circa 2001? And when was the last time you were at a dinner party or having a conversation with friends, when you whipped out your smartphone to Google the answer to someone's question? …

For Students, Why the Question is More Important Than the Answer

That's the premise of the Right Question Institute and a new book by its co-directors Dan Rothstein and Luz Santana. The book, <i>Make Just One Change:</i> …

How to Tap Into Kids' Creative Confidence

More than 600 entries later, the winners have been announced. Among them is SelfStyle<b>,</b> submitted by Brad Filice.<p>“A lot of people tell teens who they …

When parents want to opt their children out of ed tech

I had a conversation with a parent a few weeks back during which she said something like this:<p>My husband and I are worried about how prevalent …

Teacher to Teacher Ideas in the Top Teaching Blog

KQED

Are you interested in using Twitter or other social media as a teaching tool? Our culture has transformed significantly where online distribution of …

Teach Kids To Be Their Own Internet Filters

While they're learning to be good researchers, students will also be solidifying key Common Core competencies, like the ability to integrate …

Will technology improve teacher-student relationships, or hurt them?

School districts from the sprawling Los Angeles Unified to the tiny Nome Public Schools in Alaska have embraced technology in the classroom based on …

Teaching

How To Reach--And Change--Your Students

<b>How To Reach–And Change–Your Students</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p>Reaching students emotionally may seem like a red herring, but maybe it’s not.<p>Inspired by Justin …

Can Tech Help Preschoolers Catch Up to Their Peers?

Complicating classroom education further, some of the children speak limited or no English; some have special needs, including language or learning …

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“[The article] stated that schools do not allow students of color to use their mobile devices because they think they will not use them in …

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School field trips are on the decline in American education for many reasons. Schools are making tough choices about how to spend scarce resources, …

International iPad Collaboration: Sharing Best Practices Across Language Barriers

While it's possible to connect with educators around the world, language barriers can often get in the way of effectively communicating ideas.<p>This …

Education Technology

How Two Struggling Schools Got Two Different Results With Ed Tech

“I don’t know if the time a kid spends on one of these online providers is the thing that makes the difference,” Betlach said. “But when I think …

Now Teachers Encourage Computer Games in Class

Games like "Angry Birds" and "Guild Wars 2" are used to teach physics, writing and more.<p>At a private school in Houston, eighth-graders slingshot angry red birds across a video screen for a lesson on Newton's law of motion. High-school students in Los Angeles create the "Zombie Apocalypse" computer …

Middle School

The Very Best Hidden iOS 7 Features

Your first impression of iOS 7 may have left you loving (or hating) the new features included in the latest operating system for iPhones and iPads. But only after spending some time with it do you begin to appreciate the fun, secret features as well.<p>Or at least we did. Here are the best hidden …

5 Minecraft Mods That Give The Game A Whole New Life

Advertisement<p>There are a lot of Minecraft A Latecomer’s Introduction To Minecraft [MUO Gaming] A Latecomer’s Introduction To Minecraft [MUO Gaming] …

inBloom, Education Technology and the Murdoch-Klein Connection: A Son-of-Frankenstein B-movie Sequel?

Last Sunday’s <i>New York Times</i> ran a fascinating story on the controversy surrounding inBloom, which promises to serve as a one-stop …

10 Dos & Don’ts For Group Work & Student Grouping

<b>10 Dos And Don’ts For Group Work & Student Grouping</b>By <b>Jennifer Rita Nichols</b>Educators have learned much about the benefits of using projects for …

Pedagogy

The Teacher's Guide To Wikipedia In The Classroom

This guide, in the form of 11 questions and answers, helps clarify certain misconceptions about what has come to be one of the most popular and …

How to: Use a password manager to have strong, unique passwords for each website

Evernote, Adobe, even Apple … just a few of the companies who have found their user data compromised by hackers in recent times. The possibility of a hacker being able to access one of your web accounts is worrying enough – but if you use the same email address and password for almost <i>all</i> the …

When your teacher is a robot

In the 1960s TV show "The Jetsons," youngest son Elroy heads off to school with a robot teacher. While other parts of the futuristic Jetson world …

iPad use in the classroom