Denise Tahara

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Game On: Action Research in a Game-Based Classroom

Amazon Launches 'Inspire,' a Free Education Resource Search Platform for Educators

column | Edtech Business<p>Amazon Launches 'Inspire,' a Free Education Resource Search Platform for Educators<p>By Mary Jo Madda (Columnist)     Jun 27, …

7 Reasons 'Classroom Leadership' Is Better Than 'Classroom Management' {Infographic}

There are a number of visuals like the one above that illustrate some distinctions between a boss and a leader. I bet you can think of a specific …

How Pineapple Charts Revolutionize Professional Development

This post contains Amazon Affiliate links. If you click these and make a purchase from Amazon, I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to …

Teaching

HOME - Teacher Tech

May 1, 2018<p>Use EquatIO Mobile Want your eyes to completely bug out of your head!? You have to try out EquatIO mobile. It allows you to WRITE math on …

'Data room' keeps teachers, students focused on goals

Image 1of/3<p>Caption<p>Close<p>Welcome to the war room at Sharps­town High School.<p>Labeled magnets cling to walls from floor to ceiling, loaded with data …

The Data Wall Final

Teaching 1984 in 2016

Every year, one high-school educator converts his classroom into a totalitarian state to teach George Orwell’s book. This year, the lesson feels different.<p>My classroom becomes a totalitarian state every school year toward the end of October. In preparation for teaching <i>1984</i> to seniors, I announce …

4 Secrets to Learning Anything, According to Neuroscience

Learning is no longer something we just do in schools.<p>The future of work is all about innovation and agility. We have to be prepared for ever-changing circumstances, and that means being open to learning new things.<p>Learning is no longer something we just do in schools. We can't rely on just the …

Learning

The 11 best school systems in the world

The WEF looks at data on areas as varied as the soundness of banks to the sophistication of businesses in each country. It then uses the data to compile a picture of the economy of almost every country on earth.<p>Countries were ranked according to the "12 pillars of competitiveness," which includes …

The Secret Algorithm Behind Learning

<i>“The person who says he knows what he thinks but cannot express it usually does not know what he thinks.”</i> <br>― Mortimer J. Adler, How to Read a Book<p>I …

Self-improvement

Self-Paced Learning: How One Teacher Does It

<b>Listen to my interview with Natalie McCutchen (transcript)</b><p><b>With few exceptions, I would bet that most teachers feel they could be doing a better job</b> …

12 Principles Of Modern Learning

<b>12 Principles Of Modern Learning</b><p>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><p>What are the principles of modern learning?<p>Well, that depends on how you define ‘learning’ and …

Education Technology

How to Integrate Google Apps with the Rigor Relevance Framework

By Eric Sheninger, Weston KieschnickWithout strategic implementation, technologies such as Google Apps for Education are nothing but distractions.

7 Steps to Becoming a Data-Driven School

What Worked For Us<p>We found the approach to data that we needed in Paul Bambrick-Santoyo's book <i>Driven by Data.</i> By creating our own interim …

These Are The 2016 National Book Award Finalists

From a group of 40, the finalists for the National Book Awards have been whittled to just half that number. The National Book Foundation released its shortlists Thursday for its annual prize in four categories: fiction, nonfiction, poetry and young people's literature.<p>Among the novelists, scholars, …

A Spotify for Lifelong Learning

What I want from the edtech industry<p>It’s no secret that there is an engagement issue in edtech. Anecdotal evidence suggests that most online courses …

What causes the gender gap in education?

In the 1940s the Belgian philosopher Albert Michotte identified our tendency to believe we could see causality. His book, <i>The Perception of Causality</i>, …

Education Research Highlights From 2015

1. Well-Designed Classrooms Boost Student Learning<p>A classroom's physical learning space makes a difference in how well students learn. In this study …

Education

15 Tech Tool Favorites From ISTE 2016

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference brings together a huge cross section of educators who share a common belief …

11 Alternatives to "Round Robin" (and "Popcorn") Reading

Facts About Round Robin Reading<p>In RRR, students read orally from a common text, one child after another, while the rest of the class follows along in …

When Kids Have Structure for Thinking, Better Learning Emerges

Amidst the discussions about content standards, curriculum and teaching strategies, it’s easy to lose sight of the big goals behind education, like …

100+ Tools for Differentiating Instruction Through Social Media

If you experienced none of these scenarios, then you live in a world of possibility because you grew up with the many social media tools available to …

Is The Purpose Of Public Education Work? Many Disagree

What’s the purpose of public education? To this day, I have never been among a group of people who have completely agreed on an answer. In fact, to whom you ask the question also matters. If you ask a college student, who is among the 7% of unemployed new graduates from the class of 2015, or a …

Classroom Instruction Resources Of The Week

Each week, I publish a post containing three or four particularly useful resources on classroom instruction, and you can see them all here.<p>Here are …

High School

Service Learning 101: a guide for busy teachers - Innovation: Education

How to get started with service learning<p>Service learning can play a key role in middle level curriculum, yet it can seem daunting to many educators. …

Education Technology

Are Tablet Devices a Good Teaching Tool?

As you might guess, scientists do not have a complete answer to this question, and the partial answer is complicated. The advantages offered by …

Textbooks

The Trends and Challenges Shaping Technology Adoption In Schools

Every year for the past 15 years the New Media Consortium and the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) have been taking the pulse of where …

ESSA Guidance Issued on 'Evidence Based' School Improvement

The Education Department is outlining how states, districts, and schools can use interventions with a strong record of making a difference with the …