David Nelson

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‘Not a Math Person’: How to Remove Obstacles to Learning Math

Stanford math education professor Jo Boaler spends a lot of time worrying about how math education in the United States traumatizes kids. Recently, a …

Why Understanding These Four Types of Mistakes Can Help Us Learn

by Eduardo Briceño<i>This article was first published in the</i> <i>Mindset Works newsletter</i><i>.</i>We can deepen our own and our students’ understanding of mistakes, …

Why I'm Starting This School Year with a Get-to-Know-You Curation Project...and You Should Too!

Ah, Back to School activities. Those wonderful ice-breakers, games, questionnaires, and activities we use to try to make the first week of school …

The 25 best hotels in the world, according to travelers

Condé Nast Traveler recently released its 2015 Readers' Choice Awards, an annual set of rankings based on surveys of thousands of experienced travelers.<p>Included in the awards were readers' rankings of the 100 best hotels in the world.<p>The hotels named all offer top-notch accommodations with …

The Stereotypes That Distort How Americans Teach and Learn Math

Speed doesn't matter, and there's no such thing as a "math person." How the Common Core's approach to the discipline could correct these misperceptions.<p>Mathematics education in the United States is broken. Open any newspaper and stories of math failure shout from the pages: low international …

KQED

<i>By Brent Warner</i><p>Many of us in the ESL world are regularly watching well-to-do schools getting the latest and greatest in smartboard technology while …

Remake Your Class Part 1: Planning for a Collaborative Learning Environment

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8 Classroom Apps To Try This Fall

Despite my best efforts to slow down time, summer break is quickly drawing to a close. And, while summer break is obviously one of the best things …

Khan Academy Trains Teachers to Use Its Videos and Tools

“We think you should have the power to look at your data and say, ‘These four kids are ready to get off Khan Academy and do a deep dive into a …

Eight Great Apps for Educators to Create, Display and Share

<b>1. COPY, Freemium</b><p>With cloud file storage, there’s no need to email yourself a copy of that Powerpoint lecture or video clip; just save it to the …

How to Get Hesitant Teachers to Use Technology

In my consulting as well as administrative technology work, I am often asked the same questions by different schools and officials. One of the most …

7 free ways to capture student responses without costly clickers

<b>Most educators are familiar with student response systems (SRS) a.k.a. clickers. Common brands are eInstruction, Sentio, TurningPoint, Activote.</b> …

DragonBox for iPhone, iPad, Mac makes learning algebra fun

DragonBox is an educational math game for iPhone, iPad, and Mac that teaches the concepts of algebra in a fun way. Instead of sitting in a classroom …

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