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“Apps 4 EFL” Looks Like An Excellent Site For English Language Learners & Their Teachers

Thanks to Nik Peachey, I just learned about an excellent free site called Apps 4 EFL.<p>The site has a huge variety of ready-to-use interactives and …

Language Learning

Do Laptops Help Learning? A Look At The Only Statewide School Laptop Program

It was the year 2000 and Maine's governor at the time, Angus King, was excited about the Internet. The World Wide Web was still relatively young but King wanted every student in the state to have access to it.<p>"Go into history class and the teacher says, 'Open your computer. We're going to go to …

Education

President Donald Trump, Unreliable Narrator

President Trump did it again on Twitter late last week.<p>"I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director! Witch Hunt," he tweeted Friday morning.<p>Once again, a Trump tweet set off a media frenzy, this time making everyone wonder whether he was …

Donald Trump

John Grisham’s Do’s and Don’ts for Writing Popular Fiction

<i>Since advice is usually ignored and rules are routinely broken, I refer to these little pearls as merely “suggestions.”</i><p><i>There is nothing original about this list. It has all been said before by writers much smarter than me. I’ve just arranged things differently, and I keep changing them as the years</i> …

Creative Writing

Two New & Very Useful Writing Frames For Teachers & Students

One of my popular – and most useful – “Best” lists is The Best Scaffolded Writing Frames For Students. It’s certainly one that I consult …

Teaching

The most famous book that takes place in every state

Whether you come from the California coastline or the snowy forests of Maine, reading a book set in your home state can make you feel a warm nostalgia for that beloved place.<p>After scouring the internet and surveying our colleagues on their picks, we rounded up the most famous book set in every …

Books

12 Surprising Office Wi-Fi Killers

Think twice before you set up the office aquarium.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Nothing grinds a workplace to a halt like a lack of internet access. Gone are the days of hard-wired desktops in every office. Work environments increasingly support staff and guests with …

Wi-Fi

New teachers taught to use technology to cope with increasing workload

Students on teacher training courses will be taught how to use technology to improve learning in the classroom and organise their working life in a …

Education

3 Fundamental Qualities of a Successful School Leader

Principals, and all other school leaders, will find success when their work is based on these 3 fundamental qualities.

Teaching

Using Tech To Achieve Common Core Standards Is My Latest BAM! Radio Topic

Using Tech To Achieve Common Core Standards is the topic of my latest eight-minute BAM! Radio Show.<p>I’m joined by Michele Haiken, Ed.D. and Julie D. …

Type Your Text Into “SlideBot” & It Automatically Chooses Layout & Images For Your Slideshow

SlideBot lets you type the text you want to appear in each slide and then uses its software to design your slideshow in seconds.<p>It’s pretty neat, and …

Standards-Based Grading Made My Kid Average

Standards-based grading is sending a message to some parents that their children are average. This comes as a shock to those parents who have always …

Pedagogy

University students could be fined or handed criminal records for plagiarised essays, new proposals suggest

University students who buy essays online face fines and a criminal record under plans to punish plagiarism being considered by the government.<p>For the first time, students caught cheating could be criminalised amid fears that a burgeoning “essay mills” industry is threatening the quality of a …

Fake news for liberals: misinformation starts to lean left under Trump

The president’s tumultuous first weeks in office could influence uptick in viral sharing of misleading articles and propaganda that stoke progressive anxieties<p>While stories of police violence at Standing Rock have become commonplace, the account that spread last week was particularly shocking. An …

Journalism

Hypothes.is – a digital annotation tool for collaborative and active reading

To define annotation it is when you add notes, comments or opinions about a piece of writing, or a drawing, photo, or diagram. Often these are …

Education Technology

Guy Fieri's Texas chili recipe is so rich and flavorful, you'll never turn back

Guy Fieri knows his chili. The <i>Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives</i> host is pretty much always eating something meat covered on Food Network, and when it comes …

Food Preservation

Important Resources For Learning About Refugees

Over the past few days, I’ve shared many resources related to President Trump’s ban on Muslim refugees (see The Best Resources For Learning About …

High School

5 free online classes to improve your financial literacy

Education has become a personal finance issue of late, with countless Millennials deep in student loan debt. But thanks to massively open online courses (MOOCs), you can learn—whether about money or music or marketing—for free.<p>Sometimes there is a fee for graded coursework, but you can still access …

Personal Finance

7 ways to make sure someone doesn't steal your brilliant app idea

It’s been quite a while since the very first mobile app was developed. Yet, the prospects and idea of trying out a new app still excites users. This accounts for leading mobile app stores teeming with millions of apps and an overwhelming amount of app downloads every year.<p>This is a strong …

Tech Coaching is about Relationships not Tech

Most tech coaches end up in the role of tech coach or Tech TOSA (Teacher On Special Assignment) because they are good at using tech and integrating …

Teaching

Four cautionary lessons about education technology

There is no denying that governments around the world are expanding investments in education technology, from inputs that students use directly (like …

Education Technology