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After 100 Years of the Same Teaching Model It’s Time to Throw Out the Playbook

In looking back at my parents’ education in the 1950s and 60s, and my own education in the 1990s and 2000s, I worry sometimes that despite the huge …

Teaching

The Emoji Is the Birth of a New Type of Language (No Joke)

Tyler Schnoebelen has discovered something curious about why people use the skull emoji. Schnoebelen is a linguist and the chief analyst for Idibon, …

What these teens learned about the Internet may shock you!

Northport, N.Y., High School seniors (left to right) Hayley Striegel, Olivia Poplawski, Cheri Zheng-Fredericks and Julie Pignataro look for ways to …

The Art of Reflection

This naturally led to a conversation about portfolios. Portfolio discussions typically center on the tools: how to save, share, and publish student …

Education and the Fourth Industrial Revolution

<i>Learning to thrive in a transforming world</i><p>We are on the precipice of what the World Economic Forum calls the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Artificial …

Millenials, New Media and Social Change (Part Two)

New Media

Students Say They Are Not as Tech Savvy as Educators Assume

A love for avocado lattes and Snapchat filters are just a few of the stereotypes following Millennials these days. But students are now pushing back …

Google Docs

Under-age social media use 'on the rise', says Ofcom

<b>Half of children aged 11 and 12 have a social media profile, despite most platforms' minimum age being 13, a study from regulator Ofcom suggests.</b><p>Children's charity the NSPCC called on the government to act on the issue of under-age profiles.<p>The media watchdog also said children were increasingly …

Social Media

5 Things To Know About Screen Time Right Now

After another round of holidays, it's safe to assume, a lot of children have been diving into media more than usual. They may have received new electronic toys and gadgets or downloaded new apps and games. Managing all that bleeping and buzzing activity causes anxiety in many parents. Here's a …

Cost-benefit Analysis

How is the internet changing the way we behave?

The internet has changed the world around us, but forensic cyberpsychologist Dr Mary Aiken argues it is changing far more than that, it is shaping …

When Coaching Teachers Has Curiosity As Its Primary Goal

How can school leaders push for innovation when every year 15 to 20 percent of the teaching staff turns over, along with a similar number of …

Teaching

Three Ways Parents Can Make Digital Media a Positive for Young Kids

Digital technologies have added a new element of anxiety to family life for many parents. A lot of kids now have access to mobile devices, which …

Mobile Devices

Making Media Literacy Central to Digital Citizenship

It’s easy to get caught up in the hype around the latest and greatest classroom tech, from video games to 3-D printers to Raspberry Pi kits to VR to …

Education Technology

Is a Social Media Presence More Powerful Than a Degree?

It started with an Instagram post. "I remember the old days when you needed a degree and a resume to get a job. Now you need 10k followers and a …

25 G Suite Add-ons & Chrome Extensions for Teachers & Students

G Suite for Education on its own provides a powerful set of tools for your classroom. G Suite gets event better when you start to use the Add-ons …

Without the Right Curriculum, Personalized Learning Is Just Another Fad

More school leaders than ever before are seeking to harness digital tools to personalize learning and to prepare students for life after school, when …

Pedagogy

What social media and the selfie generation did to my teenage daughter | TODAY.com

The TODAY Parenting Team is a community where anyone can write posts, ask questions and share advice.<p>I want to say the duck face picture days are behind us but I’m not sure if that’s a safe statement yet. We still have the mouth wide open, peace sign pics but I haven’t seen a duck face pic in a …

​Micro-Credentials for Micro-Students—Kindergarteners Swap Grades for Badges

For kindergarteners in Pennsylvania's Elizabeth Forward School District, grades have become a thing of the past. Instead, students earn badges, …

Education

Building Staff Rapport With Flash Lessons

The Purpose<p>At its core, the purpose of the flash lesson is to work with as many teachers as possible. Each lesson is:<p>Catered to both the teacher and …

Are We Innovating, or Just Digitizing Traditional Teaching?

The Peril<p>The dissemination of digitized, teacher-driven content is not full blended learning. Though this can be viewed as a first step toward new …

Fake News, Misinformation, and Propaganda

<b>Reports from Harvard and other universities:</b><p>From the Shorenstein Center at the Harvard Kennedy School, links to <i>peer-reviewed</i> articles.<p>From the Nieman …

Study: there are instructions for teaching critical thinking

Whether or not you can teach something as subjective as critical thinking has been up for debate, but a fascinating study shows that it’s actually …

Critical Thinking

Google adds search results 'fact check' flag

<b>Google has added its fact check feature to search results globally, in a bid to help tackle the spread of "fake news".</b><p>The search giant will now highlight "authoritative sources" in search results, with a summary of claims that have been fact-checked.<p>Google says sites will be judged authoritative by …

Fake News

What Students Can Learn By Writing For Wikipedia

Fake news has been, well, in the news a lot lately. But for the world's largest crowdsourced encyclopedia, it's nothing new.<p>"Wikipedia has been dealing with fake news since it started 16 years ago," notes LiAnna Davis, deputy director of the Wiki Education Foundation.<p>To combat misinformation, …

Fake News

10 Secret Ways To Search Google For Information That 90% Of People Don't Know About

<b>Search Google For Information:-</b> In much as you may know how to use the internet, especially “Googling,” I can tell even without knowing you that you …

AdWords

Empathy Is Tough to Teach, But Is One Of the Most Important Life Lessons

Dr. Brené Brown has become famous for her speaking and writing about vulnerability, worthiness, shame and the other important emotions running …

Empathy

Want to resist the post-truth age? Learn to analyze photos like an expert would

“When photography was invented,” photo historian Vicki Goldberg once said, “it was thought to be an equivalent to truth. It was truth with a capital T.”<p>But as viewers quickly learned, seeing isn’t always believing. Even in the early history of photography, hoaxes like the Cottingley fairies taught …

Donald Trump

Identifying Fake News: An Infographic and Educator Resources

We recently posted, “10 Ways to Spot a Fake News Article,” which highlighted key items to look for on a website when determining its credibility. The …

Fake News