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How Do I Assess Individual Learning When Students Work Together?ASCD Inservice

Susan Brookhart’s forthcoming short-format publication, <i>Grading and Group Work</i>, will connect you with strategies that increase student collaboration, …

Common Core

Educational Leadership - June 2013 - 27

Are you spending your summer reflecting on the difficulties you faced during the last school year and dreading another stressful school year? Or are …

Play

Here are a few strategies to employ to facilitate positive tablet learning habits:<p>Be clear with students at the outset of class whether tablets will …

8 Classroom Apps To Try This Fall

Despite my best efforts to slow down time, summer break is quickly drawing to a close. And, while summer break is obviously one of the best things …

10 Ways to Boost Your Game for Back-to-School

In just a few weeks, school will start again in most schools. For teachers gearing up for the new school year, here are some instructive articles …

New Research Asks: Does Blended Learning Boost Algebra Scores?

For the study, participating schools were given access to the software and teachers were trained without any additional supports, just as they would …

More schools use cellphones as learning tools

Although schools have traditionally banned or limited cell phones in the classroom, 73% of Advanced Placement and National Writing Project teachers said their students use phones in the classroom or to complete assignments, according to a Pew Research Center study.<p>At a school district outside …

Classroom Redesign Challenge! Think Like a Designer

For those of us who love to see spaces transformed, this series of videos and articles called Remake Your Classroom hits the spot.<p>The crew at …

The High Cost of Digital Illiteracy

Individuals who are not digitally literate are at a disadvantage when it comes to interacting with others and being employed in the 21st century. But …

10 Google Plus Communities Every Teacher should Know about

Google Plus has recently rolled out some very impressive updates to its features starting by improvements of the page lay-out to improvements in …

How to Trigger Students' Inquiry Through Projects

There are several ways to start designing projects. One is to select among learning objectives described in the curriculum and textbooks that guide …

To Foster Productivity and Creativity in Class, Ditch the Desks!

What she wanted was a classroom where students could move around freely, sit comfortably, and work together. The more she thought about it, the more …

Crowdsourcing Ideas for Better School Policies

Teachers, bus drivers, counselors and after-school staff weighed in — submitting, discussing and voting on ideas. An algorithm sorted the ideas and …

10 Ideas to Get Those Back-to-School Juices Flowing

Educators are getting prepared to welcome students back to school this month. Many have spent the summer reading up on new teaching strategies or …

Is your student 'competent'? A new education yardstick takes the measure.

A new learning regimen requires pupils to show proficiency in 'core competencies' for each subject – with no exceptions. It's called competency-based …

ClassDojo Releases New iOS and Android Apps

ClassDojo has offered iOS and Android apps for a while now. Today, those apps received a batch of new updates that teachers will appreciate. The …

How Do We Address the Needs of Kids Without Mobile Access?

<i>Bill Ferriter, a sixth-grade teacher in North Carolina, has been thinking about this issue, and writing about it on his blog, The Tempered Radical.</i><p><i>In</i> …

Digital lab notebooks: what works and what doesn’t? – ProfHacker - Blogs

This year in the advanced physics course I teach, I wanted to broaden student exposure to lab notebook keeping methods. Students could keep lab …

First Look: Textal, A Free SmartPhone App for Text Analysis – ProfHacker - Blogs

If you’ve ever wanted to do sophisticated text analysis on your smartphone, you’re in luck. A team from University College London Center for the …

Humanities

For Storytelling Projects, Cool New Multimedia Tools

Launched less than a year ago, Meograph lets users create professional-looking multimedia presentations using video, audio, images, text, timelines, …

Crowdsourcing Information in the Classroom

I was facilitating a workshop and one of the participants said Daniel Pink’s <i>Drive</i> was the most powerful and influential book she has read this year. …

Browzine: Academic Journals on Your Tablet – ProfHacker - Blogs

[<i>This is a guest post by J. Michael Duvall, an associate professor of English at the College of Charleston, where he teaches American Literature. You</i> …

6 Tips for Successful Mobile Video Assignments in the Classroom – ProfHacker - Blogs

[<i>This is a guest post by Ronald A Yaros, assistant professor of multimedia and mobile journalism in the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the</i> …