Heather Wallace-Weinette

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A New Kind of Jobs Program for Middle America

Code schools and boot camps that teach computer programming skills prove they can rapidly retrain American workers for the 21st century<p>When Alex Mathis heard there was a coding school in Akron, Ohio, not far from where he lives, he thought its claim—that he could become a gainfully employed …

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Charter schools’ ‘thorny’ problem: Few students go on to earn college degrees

Like many charter school networks, the Los Angeles-based Alliance College-Ready Public Schools boast eye-popping statistics: 95% of their low-income students graduate from high school and go on to college. Virtually all qualify to attend California state universities.<p>Its name notwithstanding, the …

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Greed Is Destroying K-12 Education System

We now know the results of rampant greed among the politicians in those states that are cutting education budgets in their K-12 school systems. They would rather preserve the wealth of the wealthiest one percent than see any value in governments or governing of any kind. The cuts are for the most …

20 award-winning editorial cartoons from 2015 everyone should see

Zyglis, 33, a staff cartoonist, won the "Editorial Cartooning" 2015 Pulitzer Prize.<p>"His editorial cartoons take on Republicans and Democrats, John Boehner and Barack Obama," wrote Mike Connelly, editor and vice president of The Buffalo News, in his cover letter to the panel of Pulitzer judges.<p>"With …

9 Ridiculously Cute Underwater Puppies (You're Welcome)

A few years ago, award-winning animal photographer Seth Casteel became an overnight sensation when his photos of dogs underwater went viral. What followed was a book deal that resulted in the <i>New York Times</i> best-seller <i>Underwater Dogs</i>.<p>Casteel's new book, out Sept. 16, is possibly the only thing cuter …

'Robin Williams meant everything to me' – comedians offer their memories

Robin Williams’s madcap humour influenced generations of comedians across the world, many of whom shared their grief on social media and in interviews following his death last week. Here six US comics tell the Guardian how he affected their career and, in some cases, their paths into</b> …

The Week in Review: Big Names Say Farewell

A comedic force and a movie star were among those we lost this week.For almost four decades, Robin Williams challenged his audiences and brought them …

What would do most to improve the status of the teaching profession?

I have blogged before about the limited public image of the teaching profession. About how, despite polling as the second-most-trusted profession on …

UKED magazine Jan 2014

Follow<p>UKED magazine Jan 2014<p>The first issue of the UKED Magazine from UKedchat. Subscribe at http://j.mp/ukedmagsub<p>UKED magazine Jan 2014<p>The first …

The Teenage Brain Explained

Could “Second Livestock” Give Chickens A Virtual Free Range?

What happens when you strap an Oculus Rift headset on a chicken? It can roam the pastoral plains–in its mind.<p>Last month, Austin Stewart gave a rather unique virtual reality demonstration at a storefront in Ames, Iowa. With a wall TV display, an Oculus Rift headset, and yoga ball trackpad, the Iowa …

Nostalgia: Why it is good for you

The past is not just a foreign country, but also one we are all exiled from. Like all exiles, we sometimes long to return. That longing is called nostalgia.<p>Whether it is triggered by a photograph, a first kiss or a treasured possession, nostalgia evokes a particular sense of time or place. We all …

Girls Who Code #CantStopWontStop

<i>"Girls Who Code aims to provide computer science education and exposure to 1 million young women by 2020."</i><p>--girlswhocode.com<p>Here's my interview with 18-year-old Girls Who Code alumna Roxy Banik.<p><b>Roxy:</b> I remember that on the first day of science class in middle school, we were asked to draw a …

3 Ways of Getting Student Feedback to Improve Your Teaching

Second, I want to understand firsthand what kids love and what they hate. They need to watch me level up from year to year, because they have to …

My Students Don't Know How to Have a Conversation

"Students’ reliance on screens for communication is detracting—and distracting—from their engagement in real-time talk."<p>Recently I stood in front of my class, observing an all-too-familiar scene. Most of my students were covertly—or so they thought—pecking away at their smartphones under their …

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<b>“</b>Games are just simulators with an internal incentive structure (often dopamine based). That means they tap into the way humans, and all living …

The Benefits of Character Education

What I learned from teaching at a "core virtues" school<p>Jessica Lahey<p>When I signed on to teach English at a core virtues school, I had no idea what I was in for. I nodded and smiled in my interview when the Headmaster explained the virtues curriculum, and I parried back with everything I thought she …

Excellent Tools for Creating Videos Without Installing Software

Over the years I've published some lists and reviews of free tools for creating videos online. Quite a few of those tools have been for creating …

A Design Challenge to Students: Solve a Real-World Problem!

Although the IDSA and NAEA are supporters of the challenge, their support is not meant to restrict contestants to artistic or industrial design, …

The Ultimate Guide to Using iPads in the Classroom

Congratulations! Your school district or principal has just decided to use iPads in your school. But how do you make sure this new technological tool …

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"Our results suggest that students are better prepared to understand a theory after first exploring by themselves, and that tangible user interfaces …

15 Tools For Better Project-Based Learning

Project-Based Learning is a 21st century approach to learning that acts both as a curriculum and instruction tool, as well as a new way for students …

Education Technology

TouchCast Enables You to Create Powerful Interactive Videos on Your iPad

Advertisement<p>In the tradition of video production apps like Videolicious, Video Star Create Your Own Music Video With Video Star [iOS] Create Your …

What's the Value of Digital Storytelling?

As educators, we’re challenged to create new opportunities for kids to become producers of creative ideas and not just consumers – and storytelling …

How to Draw a 3D Optical Illusion of Your Hand

Handimania has created an awesome tutorial video that demonstrates how to draw a fun 3D optical illusion of your hand. All you need is paper, a …

How Can We Maximize the Potential of Learning Apps?

As we see it, the new media offer two dramatically fresh opportunities. One is the chance to initiate and fashion one's own products. As we …

Apps That Challenge Kids to Solve Environmental Issues

2. Enercities<p><i>Enercities</i> is a little more sophisticated than <i>Little Green Island</i>. It's also free and available online, giving teachers a plug-and-play …