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10 reasons I love using Edmodo in my iPad classroom…

I can not describe how much easier Edmodo has made my teaching! At the beginning of this academic year, and in my capacity as an eLearning leader, I …

What Americans Keep Ignoring About Finland's School Success

The Scandinavian country is an education superpower because it values equality more than excellence.<p><i>The Scandinavian country is an education superpower because it values equality more than excellence.</i><p>Sergey Ivanov/Flickr<p>Everyone agrees the United States needs to improve its education system …

12 Interesting Ways To Start Class Tomorrow

<b>15 Interesting Ways To Start Class Tomorrow</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p><i>Ed note: this post has been updated and added-to from a 2013 post</i><p>You love teaching, your love …

50 Ways Google Can Help You Become A Better Teacher

<b>50 Ways Google Can Help You Become A Better Teacher</b><p>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><p>While Apple products are known for their integration in classrooms, …

Education: Collections - Routledge

7 free ways to capture student responses without costly clickers

<b>Most educators are familiar with student response systems (SRS) a.k.a. clickers. Common brands are eInstruction, Sentio, TurningPoint, Activote.</b> …

How to Get Hesitant Teachers to Use Technology

In my consulting as well as administrative technology work, I am often asked the same questions by different schools and officials. One of the most …

Ten Secrets To Surviving As A Teacher

<b>Ten Secrets To Surviving As A Teacher</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p>Surviving as a teacher isn’t easy.<p>Between the sheer work load, diversity of tasks, brutal pace, and …

25 Tricks To Improve A Boring Lesson For Improved Student Engagement

<b>25 Tricks To Improve A Boring Lesson</b><p>contributed by <b>Lisa Chesser</b><p>Over the years, I’ve noticed how one question can change the dynamics of any …

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How 21st Century Thinking Is Just Different

<b>How 21st Century Thinking Is Just Different</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p><b>This content is proudly sponsored by The Institute for the Habits of Mind, promoting the</b> …

10 Of The Best Free Curriculum Resources For Teachers

Although most teachers are given loose parameters for their curriculum, including certain areas that must be mastered in time for testing, there is …

Creating Classrooms We Need: 8 Ways Into Inquiry Learning

<b>2. FOSTER INQUIRY BY SCAFFOLDING CURIOSITY.</b><br>Teachers always come up to Laufenberg wanting to learn more about her progressive pedagogy -- and they …

9 Characteristics Of 21st Century Learning

The label of “21st Century learning” is vague, and is an idea that we here at TeachThought like to take a swing at as often as possible, …

The Week Everyone Became Magazine Makers

Inside Flipboard / March 29, 2013<p>It’s been an epic week here at Flipboard HQ, in sunny Palo Alto, California. The team had been working long and hard …

Converting Images to Black and White Properly

by: David Wahlman of Wahlman Photography Recently I was asked about the process of converting images to black & white; namely when to know the image …

Portrait Tips and Techniques by Wayne Radford

Facial Recognition<p>In this ebook, you will find information on how to fine-tune and simplify the essential skills necessary for quality portraiture. …

The Most Beautiful Cherry Blossoms Around the World

One of the best known symbols of spring in Japan are the magnificent pink Japanese cherry trees, also called sakura. Starting in mid-March, the …

When will Apple kill the iPod?

Physical music formats were so 20th century, so we put our music on computers. But even that was too much of a burden, so music is going up, up, and away, into the cloud and streaming. The iPod Classic is firmly rooted to the ground, and I like it that way.<p>I can live without Siri, iCloud, a camera, …

China voices strong opposition to US cyber-espionage law

Government spokesman says limiting government purchases of Chinese IT "sends a very wrong signal"<p>China has come out in strong opposition to a new US law that restricts government purchases of Chinese technology, saying the measure threatens to harm economic relations between the two countries. The …

How The iPad Mini Became A Stealth Success

When the iPad Mini was released in November of last year, there were few opening-bell lines at Apple stores, few foaming-at-the-mouth fanboys crossing out the days on their calendars, and few folks who viewed the device as much more than Apple getting in the seven-inch tablet game because, well, …

Nextdoor and Hyperlocality

Some time ago I wrote about a social network called Nextdoor that really impressed me. What makes Nextdoor stand out is that it’s hyperlocal and based on real, physical communities; a Nextdoor “neighborhood” is defined by a group of houses that form a contiguous block and only people who live in …

Most effects of sequester yet to be felt

One month after the automatic budget cuts went into effect, uncertainty remains.<p>WASHINGTON -- A month after the so-called "sequester" triggered $85 billion in automatic cuts to the federal budget, you'd be hard-pressed to find much evidence that anything has changed.<p>Flights haven't been grounded, …

Pope's foot-wash a final straw for traditionalists

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has won over many hearts and minds with his simple style and focus on serving the world's poorest, but he has devastated traditionalist Catholics who adored his predecessor, Benedict XVI, for restoring much of the traditional pomp to the papacy.<p>Francis' decision to …

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