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5 Ways to Promote Student Agency - Cooper on Curriculum

In my school district we adopted the five learning beliefs from Education Reimagined to help drive our district vision: competency-based; …

Pedagogy

Sir Ken Robinson: Finding Market Pressures To Innovate Education

There are unique pressures in the business of education. The current vision of education is so ensconced in the minds of so many of the world’s population, that the necessary changes are nearly impossible to enact. Almost everyone that has experienced the institution of education, which is almost …

Education

The 3 Education Trends Preparing the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

With technology constantly changing, can we actually predict what skills and knowledge today's students will need to lead the future workforce?<p>Educators are tasked with the necessary burden of preparing today's students to shape tomorrow's world as our next generation of thinkers, leaders and …

Learning in Bursts: Microlearning with Social Media

Key Takeaways<p><b>Microlearning</b> refers to any pedagogy that encourages <b>learning in short segments</b>, and it can be supported through many platforms, …

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 1st-5th

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 1st-5th. In honor of these tenacious, creative individuals, here are some of our favorite humorous teacher …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Student Engagement: Key to Personalized Learning

Four ways to help students, including English language learners, find the spark to power their own development.

Teaching

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.

K-12

The 3 Biggest K–12 Tech Trends for 2017

By Meghan Bogardus CortezClassroom tech and data will continue to boost learning outcomes.

K-12

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

<i>This feature is part of a series focused exclusively on personalized learning. To view other posts in the series, check out the spotlight …

Learning

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

Two educators in Michigan share how their schools have removed grading from teachers' responsibilities.

Education

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. …

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 …

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 …

M-learning

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 …

M-learning

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 …

Plotagon Education -

Turn written text into animated videos<p>Plotagon is the award-winning educational app that allows students to create instant animated videos simply by …