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British Library uploads over a million historical images onto Flickr to research and remix

The British Library announced yesterday that it has uploaded more than one million public domain photos from the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries to Flickr. The move comes as part of an ambitious project that will crowdsource inventive ways to navigate the massive store of photos, foster research, …

The Most Important Question Every Assessment Should Answer

<b>The Most Important Question Every Assessment Should Answer</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p>The difference between assessment of learning and assessment for learning is a …

Four Ways To Use Science Notebooks

I’m obsessed with keeping notebooks. I have drawers full of them for collecting thoughts and ideas generated during faculty meetings, conferences, …

Coding the Curriculum: How High Schools Are Reprogramming Their Classes

<b>There are no lockers in the hallways</b> at Beaver Country Day School. Instead, backpacks and tote bags line either side of the floor while students step …

5 Tools to Help Students Learn How to Learn

A good example is a long term research project. There are several common stages in longer projects and researchers have studied how students feel, …

Increasing Student Engagement By Grading Backwards

<b>Good Morning. You All Have An F: Increasing Student Engagement Via An Additive Grading System</b><p>by <b>Rob Steller</b><p>In a way, the current education system is …

The best writing of the week, April 21

Your Sunday reading<p>We all know the feeling. You're sleepless in the sad hours of the night or stumbling around early on a hazy weekend morning in need of something to read, and that pile of unread books just isn't cutting it. Why not take a break from the fire hose of Twitter and RSS and check out …

Math Teachers Strive to Bring Core to At-Risk Students

Published Online:<p>The Common Core State Standards for mathematics, now being introduced in schools across the country, set new grade-by-grade …

Minecraft spawns classroom lessons

The popular videogame is being used in classrooms as kids work together to create ancient Roman cities. Who knew learning could be this much fun?<p>The popular videogame is being used in classrooms as kids work together to create ancient Roman cities. Who knew learning could be this much fun?<p>Do you …

Going Deep: STEM in the Connected Classroom

“Everybody in this room understands that our nation’s success depends on strengthening America’s role as the world’s engine of discovery and …

Math, Physics, Languages: Minecraft is the Teachers' Ultimate Multi-Tool

Need more convincing that Minecraft can be a powerful tool for learning? Check out this fun video from PBS Idea Channel's Mike Rugnetta, who …

10 Ways to Teach Innovation

This is hardly the case, as we know. In fact, innovation and the current classroom model most often operate as antagonists. The system is evolving, …

Gates and Murdoch "Personalize" Learning with Larger Classes and Big Data Systems

Do you ever get the feeling that your mind has been boggled once too often? That was my reaction when I read this enthusiastic report about the way …

Whose Conference Is It Anyhow?

A few weeks ago, some of my students and I made this short video to show how they feel about blogging. It’s also in my soon-to-be-released book. (End …

North Korea declares 'state of war' with South

North Korea has entered a “state of war” against its Southern neighbor, stating that from now on any issues between the two countries will be …

Swede to probe Syria chemical weapons use

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has named Swedish scientist Ake Sellstrom to head a UN investigation into allegations that chemical weapons were used in Syria, Ban's spokesman has said.<p>The UN said last week it would investigate Syrian allegations that rebels used chemical arms in an attack near …