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How Design Thinking Builds Empathy, Gives Purpose and Honors Educators

In her early teaching years, Wanny Hersey learned how hands-on projects—which would eventually become known as “making”— could engage and motivate …

Design Thinking

The 2017 Honor Roll: EdTech’s Must-Read K–12 IT Blogs

You don’t have to look hard to find an education blogger. The internet is full of experts ready to share their knowledge.<p>But who are the trendsetters …

K-12

The 500-mile Tesla Semi is ready to (silently) conquer the freeway

When Tesla debuts a new vehicle, the whole world watches. It happened with the Model S, it happened with the Model 3, it happened with the Model X, …

Transportation

Elon Musk says Tesla’s new electric semi truck will begin production in 2019

Musk revealed his semi-trucks at an event on Thursday.<p>The biggest surprise of Elon Musk’s Master Plan Part Deux was his intention to begin developing electric trucks and buses. Today, the SpaceX and Tesla CEO unveiled the first look of what could be a version of the future of trucking.<p>The trucks, …

Elon Musk

Context, Context, Context: Implementing Coaching in Schools

In real estate it’s all about ‘location, location, location!’ but when we come to implementing coaching in schools, context is everything. This …

Teaching

Gift ideas for kids: STEM toys that are fun and teach coding

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission.<p>Millennials' kids are growing up having never …

Kids

New Research Answers Whether Technology Is Good Or Bad For Learning

For years educators and scholars have debated whether technology aids learning or inhibits it.<p>In the most recent issue of Education Next, for example, Susan Payne Carter, Kyle Greenberg, and Michael S. Walker write about their research finding that allowing any computer usage in the classroom …

Education

The First MakerBot K–12 Innovation Center Teaches Students STEAM Skills

As 3D printing continues to prove itself as an effective tool in the education sector, companies like MakerBot are stepping up to <b>make sure that</b> …

Minecraft Hour of Code

Learn Teach Projects Stats Help Us About<p>Sign in<p>Course Catalog<p>Projects<p>Report bug<p>Help and support<p>Learn<p>Teach<p>Educator Overview<p>Elementary School<p>Middle …

Programming

This Is What To Do When Your Child Is Being Bullied By People They Consider Friends

Friends or enemies?<p>Many parents live in fear of their child being targeted by the playground bully; stealing their lunch money, calling them names …

Parenting

Write for My Teacher, or Publish to The World?

<b>When students participate in out-of-class learning, teachers should recognize that potential</b><p>Fifteen years ago, a student I never taught forever …

J. K. Rowling

Machine Learning And Artificial Intelligence: The Future Of eLearning

The Role Of Machine Learning And Artificial Intelligence In The Future Of eLearning<p>It’s an exciting time in the world of eLearning. Technology is …

Machine Learning

Teaching Digital Citizenship: 10 Internet Safety Tips for Students

Digital citizenship education is increasingly important. We want our students to be safe, happy and ethical online; just as we do in the offline …

Australian Universities

EdTech is Not Scary: 5 Things to Start With

EdTech is Not Scary The world interacts digitally. We are failing our students by not helping them to be users of digital technology. As we debate …

Education Technology

Change your Default Font in Google Docs

<i>Arial 11!? Seriously, Google!? Does anyone like their Docs to be typed in Arial 11?</i><p>Here’s how to change your default font style so that it’s what you …

Google Docs

Document Studio - The Google Sheets Add-on You've Been Waiting For

Document Studio is a new Google Sheets Add-on developed by Amit Agarwal. Document Studio will create documents based on the data that you have stored …

A Google Classroom Cheatsheet for the Online Teacher [infographic]

Those teachers out there familiar with Google Classroom will love this Google Classroom Cheatsheet from Educational Technology and Mobile Learning. …

M-learning

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5 impactful edtech trends in 2017

Education technology is evolving, and this is a magnificent thing. It manages to provide us with that power and experience that everyone wanted to have as a young child. But integrating various new education technology trends to the table does seem to be quite challenging, especially with so many …

Learning

The History of STEM vs. STEAM Education (and the Rise of STREAM)

By Amy PietrowskiOne K–12 educator offers an example of truly cross-curricular education.

Michigan State University

Crafting a Vision for Empowered Learning and Teaching: Beyond the $1,000 Pencil

<i>Article produced in partnership with Cisco Education</i><p>High-speed networks, digital devices, and creative applications are revolutionizing education. …

Learning

Flipped Teaching is NOT about making videos

I was chatting with a History teacher this week, who like most history teachers, was discussing how much content he had to get through and how some …

Teaching

How Has Google Affected The Way Students Learn?

Take a look at this question: How do modern novels represent the characteristics of humanity?If you were tasked with answering it, what would your …

Teaching

Digital Student Portfolios Show What Kids Can Do

Digital student portfolios have tremendous potential, writes author and principal Matt Renwick, from organizing passion projects to promoting …

Teaching

Tech Tools That Have Transformed Learning With Dyslexia

Fifth-grade teacher Kyle Redford remembers with emotion the day she unwittingly put an iPad in the hands of one of her 10-year-old dyslexic students, …

Education

6 Reasons to Try a Single-Point Rubric

As educators, we know the power of a good rubric. Well-crafted rubrics facilitate clear and meaningful communication with our students and help keep …

Teaching

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