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Personalised learning starts to change teaching methods

If you are already an adult, the chances are that Joel Rose’s elementary-school mathematics classes are like nothing you have ever seen.<p>Children …

OER reaches ‘inflection point,’ and states are leading the charge

Maria Barreix/EdScoop<p>After years of dabbling with open educational resources (OER), educators have finally begun to embrace the concept as a …

Tim Berners-Lee on the future of the web: 'The system is failing'

Sir Tim Berners-Lee’s optimism about the future of the web is starting to wane in the face of a “nasty storm” of issues including the rollback of net neutrality protections, the proliferation of fake news, propaganda and the web’s increasing polarisation.<p>The inventor of the world wide web always …

Net Neutrality

40 Chromebook tips for maximum productivity

Chromebooks may be all about simplicity, but don't be fooled: Beneath their intuitive outer layer lies a web of advanced options. And you don't have …

Apps

New Research Answers Whether Technology Is Good Or Bad For Learning

For years educators and scholars have debated whether technology aids learning or inhibits it.<p>In the most recent issue of Education Next, for example, Susan Payne Carter, Kyle Greenberg, and Michael S. Walker write about their research finding that allowing any computer usage in the classroom …

Education Technology

The Era of the Textbook Is Over

Guest blogger Bill Hughes argues that as technology like Smartboards, iPads, and Chromebooks become more common in American classrooms, the era of …

Pedagogy

Evaluation Within Project-Based Learning

No test, grade, or teacher evaluation could have come close to helping her learn that deeply, and it made clear to me how important it is for …

Pedagogy

Without the Right Curriculum, Personalized Learning Is Just Another Fad

More school leaders than ever before are seeking to harness digital tools to personalize learning and to prepare students for life after school, when …

Pedagogy

How Memory, Focus and Good Teaching Can Work Together to Help Kids Learn

Everyone has a pet theory on how to improve public education: better professional development for teachers, more money, better curriculum, testing …

Pedagogy

It was one of the worst moments of my life as a mom. My daughter was in 2nd grade–only 8 years old, or 96 months old (I was never the mom to tell my …

Bill Gates Gets a Lesson From Washington State's Teacher of the Year

Bill Gates loves to read.<p>And, as followers know from his blog posts and other outreach programs as co-chairman of the Bill & Melinda Gates …

It’s not about content. It’s about understanding.<p>Now that we can easily google facts and content, it’s no longer critical to memorize content (and …

How to Prepare the Next Generation for Jobs in the AI Economy

Most of us regard self-driving cars, voice assistants, and other artificially intelligent technologies as revolutionary. For the next generation, however, these wonders will have always existed. AI for them will be more than a tool; in many cases, AI will be their co-worker and a ubiquitous part of …

Would-be Harvard students shipped to School of Hard Knocks after offensive memes

If you're hoping to attend a university after graduating high school, you might wanna seriously think before you meme. Moreover, if you thought life …

Mary Meeker’s 2017 internet trends report: All the slides, plus analysis

The most anticipated slide deck of the year is here.<p>Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers partner Mary Meeker is delivering her annual rapid-fire internet trends report right now at <b>Code</b> <b>Conference</b> at the Terranea Resort in California.<p>Here’s a first look at the most highly anticipated slide deck in …

The Ultimate List: 50 Strategies For Differentiated Instruction

<b>The Ultimate List: 50 Strategies For Differentiated Instruction</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p>Differentiation is a simple idea that’s less simple to …

5 reasons to use Google Photos on your iPhone

Google rolled out new features to Google Photos at its annual I/O developers conference. Is it time for iPhone owners to switch photo apps?<p>At Google I/O 2017, the company unveiled a number of improvements for its photo app, putting more distance between Google Photos and the stock iOS Photos app. …

Google Photos

Why Does Teacher Talk Still Dominate High School Classrooms?

Teacher talk still dominates high school classrooms, but it doesn't have to, and here are a few reasons why.

Pedagogy

Big Meta-Analysis Says Four Teaching Strategies Are Most Effective For Low-Income Students

There really isn’t any shortage of research trying to identify the most effective instructional strategies (see The Best Articles, Posts & Videos On …

Student disengagement may be down to behaviour management techniques, says academic

If you are looking for reasons behind student disengagement, then it may be helpful to consider the teaching techniques that are being applied in …

Two New & Useful Resources For Ending The School Year Strong

Here are two new additions to The Best Ways To Finish The School Year Strong:<p>Reflection Questions for Teachers and Students: A School Year Like No …

A Stanford researcher’s 15-minute study hack lifts B+ students into the As

Policy makers, tech executives, teachers, and parents are forever trying to find new ways to improve kids’ performance at school. Schools design and redesign curricula, teachers embrace and reject new learning technologies, and parents plot ways to get their kids to study more.<p>One novel solution …

Pedagogy

Google turns Raspberry Pi into a dirt cheap Home competitor

If you've ever wanted to have a conversation with your own tiny home-made computer, then your prayers have just been answered. Raspberry Pi has teamed up with Google, bringing voice integration to the Pi with a clever combination of hardware and software. Packed with the same tech that powers …

We’ve all seen some unpleasant online interactions – from the comments on YouTube videos to controversial FB posts – and we know that our students …

Teaching

In January, we wrote about ways you can help your students determine real from fake news in the classroom. These tips are a way to start the …

Fake News

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March 13, 2017<p>Around the world, March 14th (3/14) is recognized as the day to celebrate Pi, which, of course, is the ratio of a circle’s …

Education Technology

The holidays sure did fly by! Newly unboxed phones, tablets, e-readers, and game systems provide endless hours of fun and learning for children and …

Digital Age

Micro-Credentials for Teachers and Parents

The world we exist in now is very much an on-demand one. We expect to watch our favorite TV shows when we want where we want, we expect to have the …

Education Technology

Oh Snap! Silicon Valley school makes $24M off of investment

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Bake sales and car washes?<p>Not for one Silicon Valley parochial high school that hit it big this week and, by doing so, …

Silicon Valley

10 Secret Ways To Search Google For Information That 90% Of People Don't Know About

<b>Search Google For Information:-</b> In much as you may know how to use the internet, especially “Googling,” I can tell even without knowing you that you …

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