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Left-Brained Versus Right-Brained: Which is Best for Learning? | Tomorrow's Professor Postings

Folks:<p>The posting below looks at left-brain, right-brain implications for teaching and learning. It is by Sharyn Hardy Gallagher, University of …

The Brain

12 Excellent Professional Learning Podcasts for Teachers and Educators

April 13, 2017<br>Professional development has never been as readily accessible as it is right now. The Internet provides teachers and educators with …

Using Augmented Reality for Writing Prompts

Here’s my new post for LitLife’s blog about using augmented reality as a literacy tool! Check out LitLife’s blog for more posts and literacy tips. …

Augmented Reality

Preparing for Mystery Skype with Centers

Our 3rd grade classrooms love to mystery Skype. Have you tried it? In a mystery Skype, 2 classrooms connect with one another but don’t say where they …

Skype

23 Websites to Support Math Automaticity in K-5

Summer is when parents worry about math facts and the automaticity of math skills. The following websites focus solely on that facet of math.<p>I’ve …

A Great Website to Transform Your Class Into Interactive Learning Space

March 11, 2017<br>Spiral is a great website where you can create a class for your students and get them engaged in a wide variety of collaborative …

Education Technology

Flipboard Sharing Assignment | Curious Classroom

<b>INSTRUCTIONS</b><p>1. Read through some articles in your areas of interest on Flipboard.<p>2. Select an article that you find interesting, relevant, and timely.<p>…

10 Online Research Tools Every Online Learner Should Know About

Research is a time-intensive activity, which means you will need a tool to organize both your professional and personal life. We advise you to give …

Educational Leadership:Getting Personalization Right:Student Engagement: Key to Personalized Learning

Researchers have identified four key elements that help develop this kind of student engagement (Ryan & Deci, 2000):<p><i>Autonomy</i> is the amount of power …

5 Ways Digital Tools Are Transforming the Education Space

By Eric SheningerK–12 thought leader Eric Sheninger offers guidance on how to manage an arsenal of digital tools in the classroom.

Learning

The 3 Biggest K–12 Tech Trends for 2017

As January comes to a close, it’s a good time to take a look at what might be hot this year in K–12 education.<p>Though Betsy DeVos, the nominee for …

Baltimore

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

'Read to me' with Siri and Book Creator 5.0 - Book Creator app

Book Creator 5.0 is here, and now you can switch to a brand new reading mode in the app. What’s more, you can have Siri read your book to you!<p>Preview …

These 7 trends are shaping personalized learning

Personalized learning has become one of the most talked-about strategies in education today. Public, private and charter schools across the country …

Can Teachers Outsource Grading? Two Educators Explain What That Looks Like

« For Some Educators, Dystopian Literature Takes On New Meaning in Classrooms | Main<p>Several years ago, two public schools in Michigan became …

Design Thinking & Book Creator

Documenting Design Thinking<p>With Book Creator, students can type, draw, take photos, shoot video, and even record audio directly into their books. …

Education Technology

5 Tools for Student-Driven Learning

So, you’ve heard about student agency or student-driven learning, and possibly the same thing under some other awesome buzzword :-). The idea of …

Learning

Assessment Overhaul: Tools for Rethinking Assessment in the New Year!

Explore 4 Different Web Apps for Assessment in This AppEd Review Roundup!Happy New Year and welcome to our first RoundUp of 2017. Over the break, we …

Top Web Tools and Apps for Teaching Kids Typing

January 5, 2017 Typing is key to learning any of the digital literacy skills we talked about in our previous post. To this end, we are sharing with …

Apps

QR Code Audio Stories for the Whole Year!

Want an <b>instant listening center</b>? Here are enough <b>audio stories</b> to practically last you the entire year. Use these <b>qr codes</b> pages to lead your students …

GeoGebra Quickstart Guides for Desktop and Tablets

From time to time I receive requests for help with GeoGebra. Not being a mathematics teacher, my hands-on experience with the program is limited to …

6 Great Search Engines Designed Specifically for Kids

December 23, 2016 After posting about the 10 most popular academic search engines that teachers and student researchers can use to locate and access …

SEO

Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2016

The 2016 Best Websites for Teaching & Learning foster the qualities of innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration. They are …

Digital Storytelling

Plotagon Education -

We use cookies to give you the best possible experience on our website. By continuing to use the website you agree to our use of cookies. Accept<p>Turn …

"Sophisticated" and "Genius" Shamoon 2.0 Malware Analysis | Coding and Security

After reading headlines like this, I decided to take a look at this <i>"most damaging cyberweapon the world has ever seen"</i>. Seriously CNN?<p>Seems like this …

Skype-a-Thon 2016 - Microsoft in Education

10 Awesome Storybook Apps to Develop Your Kids Love for Reading

November 16, 2016 Following our post on some of the best eBook libraries for kids, we curated for you this collection of iPad apps featuring 10 …

Kids

Teachers Guide on The Use of QR Codes in The Classroom

<b>What are QR codes ?</b><br>According to Wikipedia, a QR code is " a specific matrix bar code ( or two-dimensional code ), readable by dedicated QR bar code …

10 Things That Happen When Students Engage in Design Thinking

<i>John Spencer, a great friend and amazing thinker, has a course on “Design Thinking for Teachers”, that is happening now. I know John is very</i> …

Design Thinking