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2013 Big Ideas in Education

Just as adults should be careful how and what they praise, they may also want to spend concentrated time helping kids ignore distractions and focus …

8 Frequent Mistakes Made with iPads in School

<b>9 Frequent Mistakes Made with iPads in School</b><p><b>MISTAKE ONE</b> – Underestimate the power of the iPad<p>Students do not need to be taught <i>how</i> to use the iPad, …

Fostering Teacher Leadership Through Collaborative Inquiry

By onDecember 23, 2013 8:11 AM<p><b>Today's guest post is written by Jenni Donohoo. Jenni works with the Ministry of Education - Literacy GAINs in Ontario,</b> …

ASCD EDge: A Professional Networking Community for Educators

Discontinuation Notice<p>The ASCD EDge® online community closed on July 1, 2018.<p>If you have arrived at this page through a link to one of these URLs, …

Ten Most Popular Educational YouTube Videos in 2013

<b>5. How Old Are Your Ears? (Hearing Test) vis AsapSCIENCE</b><p><b>6. Amazing Facts to Blow Your Mind Pt. 2 vis AsapSCIENCE</b><p><b>7. What If the Sun Disappeared? vis</b> …

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 …

How Should Schools and Parents Be Involved in Kids' Online Lives?

A recent example presented itself when a parent discovered that her middle-school-age daughter was interested in a social network site called Zorpia, …

The High Cost of Digital Illiteracy

Individuals who are not digitally literate are at a disadvantage when it comes to interacting with others and being employed in the 21st century. But …

Why Kids Need Schools to Change

"People don’t like change, especially in times of great uncertainty," she said. "People naturally go conservative and buckle down and don't want to …

To Foster Productivity and Creativity in Class, Ditch the Desks!

What she wanted was a classroom where students could move around freely, sit comfortably, and work together. The more she thought about it, the more …

More School Districts End Ban on Cell Phones and Embrace BYOD

As recently as the 2012–2013 school year, schools in the Thomaston-Upson School System in Georgia banned the use of cell phones on school grounds. …