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Guest post: 15 EdTech Resources to Use in Classroom

If you don’t use educational technology, you’re not a cool teacher. Whether you like it or not, that’s how today’s students see it. They are growing …

Education Technology

He wanted to help kids learn. Now, his startup serves 90% of classrooms

When Matthew Gross saw his second-grade son struggling to read, he knew he wanted to do something to make learning more engaging and fun.<p>At the time, the former teacher was working for Regents Research Fund, which was helping to develop the Common Core education program for New York State and he …

Education

Parents 'not involved' in new free schools

<b>Parent groups have only been behind about one in five of the free schools that have been opened, say researchers.</b><p>The flagship policy, launched under the coalition government, was meant to bring innovation and more parental choice to schools in England.<p>But Sir Peter Lampl, chairman of the Sutton …

Education

Could knitting help pupils cope with exam stress?

During this year’s Winter Olympics, the news that half of the 102 athletes representing Finland were spending their spare time at the games knitting …

Knitting

Wales To Now Teach LGBT Education To Kindergartners

In the English country of Wales, "LGBT-inclusive" relationship and sex education will now be pushed on all students, kindergartners and up, as part …

These Oxford Area students graduated college before graduating high school

The promise of eventually earning a bachelor's degree in just two or three years - and potentially saving thousands of dollars in tuition - was …

College & University

Karnkanthi Indigenous Education Program

Our vision is to ensure the success of Karnkanthi students throughout their senior years of schooling and to prepare them for university by building …

Zakheni Ngubo's e-learning phenomenon helps improve school results

The brainchild of Zakheni Ngubo has proved its worth and has already started making a positive impact on the teaching and learning of mathematics and …

AT&T Names 8 'Aspiring' Educational Groups It Will Help

<i>From a video by Weird Enough Productions, which combats fake news.</i><p>AT&T today is announcing the eight winners of its 2018 Aspire Accelerator Class …

Six Good Digital Storytelling Tools In One Place

For the last four or five years I have been telling people about Timeline JS whenever they seek suggestions for multimedia timeline tools. It’s a …

Education Technology

Alberta government meets with agriculture sector about school curriculum

The province continues its work to redesign the kindergarten to Grade 12 curriculum.<p>On Saturday, the education and agriculture ministers sat down …

Schools must have one sports period daily, say CBSE new guidelines

CBSE has formulated new guidelines for its schools mandating them to have a daily sports period so as to prevent students from having a sedentary …

Google employees want to teach you to code for free with their latest app

A bunch of Google employees participating in the company’s Area 120 internal incubator have launched Grasshopper, a free mobile app for Android and iOS that teaches you the basics of programming.<p>It’s beautifully designed and is suitable for just about anyone who can be trusted to use a phone on …

Why more school districts are holding class just 4 days a week

WASHINGTON — The public school in Campo, Colorado, hasn't required all its students to come to class on Fridays for nearly two decades. The …

This high school finds success combining college-ready classes with career training

HATHORNE, Mass. — In a darkened classroom in Essex Technical High School, Anna Maria Miller takes careful notes while watching a subtitled video …

CommonLit Poetry

Back in 2015, I found out about CommonLit from Richard Byrne and pointed people to his post to learn more about this free resource for teachers. …

4 great (and FREE) resources for your school

<b>1. The Wonder Why Society</b><p>This platform is an interactive, collaborative online learning community for Primary school children - and is soon to be …

PLN (Professional Learning Network) and what it means… – The Journey of a Music & Tech Coach

PLN (Professional Learning Network) and what it means<p>PLN (Professional Learning Network) and what it means for me as both a music teacher and as a …

Blockchain-Based Online Learning Platform To Connect Tutors And Students

A peer-to-peer online learning platform is gearing up to bring the “out of date” education sector into the 21st century by becoming a one-stop shop …

Yale Is Letting Anyone Take Its Most Popular Class Ever for Free

Everything you ever wanted to know about how to truly be happy.<p>When Yale began offering a new course this semester, over 1,000 students jumped at the opportunity. It wasn't about business, technology or innovation. It's about how to be happy.<p>Nearly a fourth of the undergraduate student body …

Evidence Shows Students Still Learn More Effectively From Print Textbooks Than Screens

Print's not dead.<p>Today's students see themselves as digital natives, the first generation to grow up surrounded by technology like smartphones, …

ASU Online science course brings to life a new way of teaching

Arizona State University's School of Earth and Space Exploration recently released new research on its flagship Smart Course, Habitable Worlds, …

British team developing teaching without teachers in bid for $10m prize

A British team is working to develop a method of teaching children without using teachers that could win it a $10 million global education prize.<p>The …

Can tech save the humanities?

If your college-bound teen boldly announces plans to study poetry, philosophy, or art history next fall, don’t panic. All around the country, …

Why it’s ridiculous that high schools start so early in the morning

According to the National Sleep Foundation and a grass-roots coalition called Start School Later:<p>Biological sleep patterns shift as children grow up, and it is natural for teens to find it difficult to fall asleep before 11 p.m.<br>• Teens need about eight to 10 hours of sleep each night to function …

Inquiring into the Western Tradition: A ‘Great Books’ Education

A great books education exposes students to the best “inquirers” in the Western Tradition. Scientists and mathematicians are certainly inquirers. The …

What is Germany’s dual education system — and why do other countries want it?

The German economy is powered by products sold the world over. The strength of Europe's powerhouse depends on outbound shipments. We take a look at …

Teaching third-graders to think like philosophers

On a chilly day in November, the third grade classroom in Seattle’s John Muir Elementary School is cozy. Colorful posters cover the walls and beneath …

Vanguard first charter school to apply to become special character school

Vanguard Military School students take part in marching exercises and military drills taught by ex-Defence Force members (file photo).<p>An Auckland …

Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice: How Teachers Taught: Patterns of Instruction, 1890-2010

Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice: How Teachers Taught: Patterns of Instruction, 1890-2010The last two posts (see here and here) on …