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The Current

The recent publication of Teaching in the Connected Learning Classroom and the conversations around March's Open Education Week have made me more …

How the ‘four Cs’ fit with the Common Core

The ‘four Cs’ are an integral part of the Common Core standards; here are free resources for helping to teach these important skills<p>Connecting …

The 8 Digital Skills Students Need for The Future

In a recent research article published by PEW Internet under the title " The Impact of Digital Tools on Student Writing and How Writing is Taught in …

The Current

<b>Step 4: Paneling</b><p>Once an author has identified the number and type of images he/she wants to include in a sequential art narrative, he/she must next …

Gifted and talented education: using technology to engage students

Here we have collated some highlights and links from our recent live chat, in association with IGGY, that explored the role of technology in gifted education. To read the discussion in full, click here.<p><b>Jackie Swift (@jactherat), head of English at a London secondary school, was the G&T co-ordinator</b> …

Are language teachers leading the way with education technology?

As more and more schools invest in mobile technologies, such as iPads, a common question on language fora is "can anyone recommend a good list of apps for language learning?"<p>My typical response is to suggest a range of generic apps for creating multimedia content (audio, video, animation, ebooks, …

How is technology transforming the role of teachers?

<b>Guardian Teacher Network</b><p>Moving beyond the well-worn debate about the potential of technology in the classroom, this week the Guardian Teacher Network is running a special series to explore how technology is transforming the role of a teacher.<p>For starters, <b>head of ICT Mike Britland</b> will examine how …

Effect of a Reflective E-portfolio Design Workshop on Saudi EFL Teachers’ Reflection Awareness: An Exploratory Case Study

Arab World English Journal(February 2013) Theses / Dissertation<p>Abstract PDF<br>Full Paper PDF<p>Name of researcher: Hind Hamad Al-Jamal<br>Title of the …

What is the future of technology in education?

A couple of weeks ago I was asked what I thought the future of technology in education was. It is a really interesting question and one that I am required to think about all the time. By its very nature, technology changes at a fast pace and making it accessible to pupils, teachers and other …

Why new technologies could never replace great teaching

<i>At a recent British Council debate, Is teaching obsolete?, executive headteacher Pamela Wright, called for caution around technology in teaching. Here is a transcript of her argument.</i><p>I am a passionate believer in the teaching profession.<p>Teachers do not simply impart information and knowledge; …

How to Use Technology in Education

Just remember how the book revolutionized teaching.<p>It’s hard to talk about schools today without talking about technology. Enthusiasts celebrate the …

Technology in education: if students aren't worried, why are teachers?

The third episode of the BBC Radio 4 series, My Teacher is an App, offered a provocative glimpse into the ways that technology is now being used to meet current educational needs. I attended the debate at The Great Hall of King's College London, where a respected panel and an energetic audience …

Everything You Need to Know About Juicing at Home

The founder of Juice Generation spills his secrets.<p>Whether it's bottled on a Whole Foods shelf or squeezed on the spot in a wheatgrass-filled storefront, a fancy juice can set you back six dollars or more in most markets, making even your Starbucks addiction look cheap in comparison. Couple that …

Nutrition

20 Brilliant Bookshelves for Modern Bookworms

As the famous saying goes, <i>I like big books and I cannot lie</i>. Even though we may take in most of our reading via an iPad or Kindle these days, we are still bookworms at heart. The warmth and character of a well-worn or brand new book is hard to beat. But those books of yours need a good home. Here …

Small Spaces

Top 5 tips for schools using social media

2. Administration<p>It is important to be able to keep track of all of your accounts and groups. If you don’t, there is a danger of it becoming a …

Social Media

Flipped Teaching and Learning – A Form of Blended Learning That Just Makes Sense

• Flipped Teaching incorporates elements of online learning and traditional learning, more commonly referred to as Blended Learning. Blended Learning …

Education Technology

A Self-Directed Learning Model For Critical Literacy

<b>A Self-Directed Learning Model For Critical Literacy</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p>The above is the latest draft of our self-directed learning framework, version …

Pedagogy

Project-Based Learning vs. Problem-Based Learning vs. X-BL

• Designing and/or creating a tangible product, performance or event<br>• Solving a real-world problem (may be simulated or fully authentic)<br>• Investigating a …

What you should know about self-paced blended learning

Self-paced blended learning suits learners who are introverts, while still allowing the collaboration and group work that suits extroverts<p>Some …

The 6 hidden tricks for Bring-Your-Own-Device success

What every school district needs to know--outside of devices--that will make BYOD implementation a success<p>By now, most districts considering the …

How to create assessments for the Common Core

Here's how to create new formative assessments to measure complex student comprehension<p>The rigors of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) ask …

5 Tips for Flipping Your PBL Classroom

2. Collaborative Virtual Work<p>I love it when students assign their own homework. Many times in a PBL project, the team might not quite finish all they …

Email

In the decade now that I have spent supporting educators in the endeavors to teach using technology, I have lost count of the number of times I’ve …

Digital Tools and Distraction in School

In a similar article, “With Tech Tools, How Should Teachers Tackle Multitasking in Class?,” Holly Korbey explores research around student study …

Project-based learning: the top teachers to follow on Twitter

For some schools, project-based learning is redefining how the curriculum is delivered, incorporating the different skills students need to learn into a project that has an impact on the real world.<p>Whether it's inviting students to learn a plethora of subjects, from science and maths to English and …