Interesting Education

By dogtrax | Odds and ends about learning, with a particular focus on how digital literacies are changing the way we teach and the ways our students learn.

Local Election Toolkit

Our voices are loudest closer to home<b>Letters to the Next President 2.0 asked students to share their views on an issue that mattered to them during</b> …

Education Technology

Some Ideas for Better Student Revisions

I have never been good at helping students understand how to revise better. It seems like every idea I have had has only made them more dependent on …

Literacy

10 EdTech Tools for Encouraging Classroom Collaboration

<i>By Rachelle Dene Poth</i><p>Today’s technology offers so many options for educators and students that deciding on where to begin can be overwhelming. To get …

Education Technology

Letting Students ‘Choose Their Own Lesson’

What if you gave students the choice of how to learn? What if you gave them options for how to complete a lesson?<p>Last year I walked into my classroom …

Content Curation Strategies for Digital Learning

In our digitally connected world, most of us have become curators of content as we utilize the technology tools in our pockets to interact with each …

Content Marketing

How Kids Are Handling the Election of Donald Trump

In the wake of Donald Trump's surprise presidential win, and a related spike in hate crimes and bigoted rhetoric – including an alarming number at …

Technology 101 Skills for Teachers

For the past three years I have been involved with Oklahoma A Plus Schools (@okaplus) as a teacher in their workshops and now as a “fellow” providing …

Education Technology

How-To Use GarageBand in the Reading Classroom

GarageBand isn’t just an app for music teachers! One of my favorite parts of diving into the Apple Teacher program is my new found love of …

Education Technology

Researchers find students have trouble judging the credibility of information online

Education scholars say youth are duped by sponsored content and don't always recognize political bias of social messages.

Education
Education

Saluting a new guard of S.T.E.M. stars, Part 1

A Conversation with Anne Wojcicki, Biologist; Co-founder and CEO, 23andMe and Debbie Sterling, Engineer; Founder and CEO, GoldieBlox<p><i>The new feature film</i> Hidden Figures <i>tells the true story of three “human computers"—African-American women whose major contributions to the space race have remained,</i> …

Silicon Valley

The Teenage Brain Is Wired to Learn—So Make Sure Your Students Know It

Adolescence is an exciting time as teenagers become increasingly independent, begin to look forward to their lives beyond high school, and undergo …

New PBS News Hour Video: “How schools are dealing with post-election fallout”

The PBS News Hour has just aired this segment:Also, The Sacramento Bee published an article talking about how Katie Hull and I, and others, are …

Education

Learning In The Age Of Digital Distraction

Maybe the smart phone's hegemony makes perfect evolutionary sense: Humans are tapping a deep urge to seek out information. Our ancient food-foraging survival instinct has evolved into an info-foraging obsession; one that prompts many of us today to constantly check our phones and multitask.<p>Monkey …

The Brain

America's Not-So-Broken Education System

Do U.S. schools really need to be disrupted?<p>Everything in American education is broken. Or so say the policy elites, from the online learning pioneer Sal Khan to the journalist-turned-reformer Campbell Brown. As leaders of the XQ project succinctly put it, we need to “scrap the blueprint and …

Education

Blogfolios: The Glue that Can Hold it All Together in Learning

Digital Portfolios are so much more than a digital versions of a paper portfolio, a folder sent home at the end of the week, semester or year or an …

Pedagogy

Classroom Technology Access High, But Use Low, Report Says

(Photo: Flickr, Creative Commons)A report from AdvancED states that despite widespread use of digital tools such as tablets, smartphones, laptops and …

Education Technology

Student Privacy Begins With This Simple Strategy

Giving students a Chromebook, tablet or other digital device to take home lets them continue their learning online once the school day ends. But …

Security

Purpose of Education #immooc

I’ve really been thinking about this. Our school systems in the United States formed with local boards of education so that the community’s education …

Education

#2NextPrez: Presidential Politics for the Young

I wrote a column for our regional newspaper about teaching the election to our students. The quote above is how I began it, as I wondered how to make …

Education

Is Innovation in Education Necessary?

Innovation as George Couros defines it in the Innovator’s Mindset is a way of thinking that creates something new and better.<p>So why is innovation …

Education

Low-Stakes Writing: Writing to Learn, Not Learning to Write

Strategy 1: Grade Low-Stakes Writing Simply<p>Because University Park uses low-stakes writing assignments as a tool to help build student understanding …

50 Great Teachers

Reporting Live From Miami: A Bunch Of Fourth-Graders Tell Their Teacher's Story<p><b>Toggle more options</b><p>A Nobel Laureate's Education Plea: Revolutionize Teaching<p><b>Toggle more options</b><p>Two Days Inside A Classroom For Young Offenders<p><b>Toggle more options</b><p>Lessons From The School Where I Failed As A Teacher<p><b>Toggle</b> …

Education

Like. Flirt. Ghost: A Journey Into the Social Media Lives of Teens

For teenagers these days, social media is real life, with its own arcane rules and etiquette. Writer Mary H. K. Choi embedded with five high …

Teens

Conference Schedule

OCTOBER 2, 9, 16, & 23, 2016<p>SCECHs<p>Free SCECHs available. Earn between 3 & 24 continuing education clock hours. Learn more<p>GRADUATE CREDIT<p>Earn 2 …

Education

Reimagining the Modern Classroom

The seats, space, and stuff that idyllic learning environments are made of<p><i>This is the fifth installment in our series about school in a perfect world. Read previous entries on calendars, content, homework, and teachers.</i><p>We asked prominent voices in education—from policy makers and teachers to …

Education

Nicolemirra – My Exploration of Connected Learning as a Framework for Teacher Education

My Exploration of Connected Learning as a Framework for Teacher Education Lyrics<p>I was living in Los Angeles in 2013 when the Los Angeles Unified …