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A Simple Tool to Create Stunning Video Animations for Your Class

September 19, 2015<br>Biteable is a web-based tool that allows you to create beautiful explainer videos to share with your students. Explainer videos are …

Tips for Teachers: How to Deal With Upset Parents

So what does active listening look like? It means two things:<p>You should be able to restate (or reflect), in your own words what the parents are …

Redefining Teachers with a 21st Century Education ‘Story’

Getty<b>By Thom Markham</b>The world’s top performing organizations achieve their goals by offering a rich blend of culture, work, and engagement that …

Pedagogy

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When Educators Make Space For Play and Passion, Students Develop Purpose

Harvard education specialist Tony Wagner has been advocating that we reinvent the education system to promote innovation for years. He’s clear that …

Teaching

She's Changing the Way Our Kids Surf the Web

The Internet is a behemoth, and it's growing every day. So how is a child to make sense of it all? How can she find what she needs as she writes, say, a school report on the solar system?<p>Dr. Eleni Miltsakaki is trying to help.<p>Her company, Choosito, analyzes the "linguistic content of every website …

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Educator Duo Reflects on How Design Thinking Has Transformed Their Teaching

What does it mean to be a teacher designer? Two educators share their experiences.<p><b>By: Elsa Fridman Randolph</b><p><i>This is the second installment in a series</i> …

A Collection of Some of The Best Chromebook Apps for Teachers

August, 2015<br>One the occasion of the start of a new school year, <i>Educational Technology and Mobile Learning</i> is working on a series of posts aiming at …

Interactive Maps with Google Drawing

Using tools like Google Drawing reminds me of the Maker Ed movement because it allows students to bring together raw shapes and colors to explore the …

How tech-driven learning can benefit students with disabilities

As technology makes its way into classrooms, the question of what effect innovative strategies will have on students with disabilities remains wide …

Education Technology

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Just Read. And Let Them Just Listen: The Case for Reading Aloud to Students of All Ages

A classroom teacher friend recently asked me to recommend a book to read aloud to her 8th grade students to kick off the school year. The question …

A PD model that creates experts, not robots

Why our ELA department dropped seminars in favor of real, ongoing professional developmentDuring my forty plus years in education, I have spent …

Education

Excellent Story Writing Apps for Students

July 31, 2015<br>Below is a short collection of some interesting iPad apps students can use to help them with their writing and more specifically, …

Teaching with the Internet; or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Google In My Classroom

<i>This piece is being published to coincide in real time with Adeline Koh’s keynote at Illiads 2015.</i><p>On a walk last week, my husband asked me what I was …

Teaching

A Handy Google Drive Tool for Annotating PDFs

June 5, 2015<br>Notable PDF is a useful tool to use for viewing and annotating your PDFs. Notable PDF works with Google Drive and is also accessible …

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

In an era of email, text messages, Facebook and Twitter, we’re all required to do several things at once. But this constant multitasking is taking its toll. Here neuroscientist Daniel J Levitin explains how our addiction to technology is making us less efficient<p>Daniel J Levitin Q&A<p>Our brains are …

Productivity

The iPhone 6 Plus As An iPad Alternative

Right now my iPhone is charging on my dock, and my iPad Air is beside it, charging on the desk. That’s two devices, two chargers, two Lightning cables, and two AC slots taken up. I also tend to upgrade my iPhone and iPad every two years, so I’ll likely be making two large purchases in the Fall of …

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Helpful Resources to Share With High School Graduates

<b>Planning Your Career Path and Major:</b> Although seniors have likely contemplated their major or have a plan for entering the workforce, it never hurts …

Bloom’s Blooming Taxonomy

How do we learn?<p>Bloom and friends suggest it’s in an order. I think my learning might be a bit more chaotic… but they are the experts. This order …