Ed Tech Ponderings

By Jeff Utecht | Articles that make you ponder the future of education

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

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 …

21 Pi Day Resources for your Classroom

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 …

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 …

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, highlighted anew gaping economic disparities in the region.<p>St. Francis High School in Mountain View parlayed a $15,000 investment in the company that …

Silicon Valley

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

In much as you may know how to use the internet, especially “Googling” I can tell even without knowing you that you are the type of person that …

Tech Coaching is about Relationships not Tech

Most tech coaches end up in the role of tech coach or Tech TOSA (Teacher On Special Assignment) because they are good at using tech and integrating …

Fake news stories seem to have taken social media sites like Facebook and Twitter by storm in the past couple months leading up to the United States …

Journalism

The Educator’s Guide to Copyright, Fair Use, and Creative Commons

The Edublogs support team regularly receives complaints and official requests to remove copyrighted content that users have placed on blogs.The legal …

Education Technology
Parenting

Want a Peek at the Future of Laptops? Check Out Samsung’s New Chromebooks

Now that Chrome OS users can get the millions of apps in Google’s Play Store, tech firms are developing entirely new kinds of devices for the …

Chromebook

American educators teach longer for less pay than their foreign peers

By Spe Chen on Jan 4, 2017<p>Two words describe how American public middle school teachers compare to other wealthy countries: Overworked and underpaid.<p>American teachers in such schools spend more time teaching than peers in other member countries of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and …

Education

4 Things All Project-Based Learning Teachers Should Do

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Pedagogy

10 Incredible Gmail Hacks to Make You a Power User

Hey, remember when social media started to get really popular and people kept saying it would be the death of email?Continue reading on The Mission »

Social Marketing

The Top Jobs In 10 Years Might Not Be What You Expect

We talked to three futurists to find out what the hot jobs of 2025 could be, and their answers may surprise you.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 Leadership stories of 2015. See the full list here.</i><p>For decades, the U.S. Bureau of Labor’s Economic and Employment Projections have been …

Virtual Reality

Putting students in charge of their learning transforms a small rural district

Lindsay Unified, a small rural district in California's Central Valley, has embraced performance-based learning.

Education

Proof You Shouldn't Blame Teachers For The Achievement Gap

New research finds that there are effective educators teaching students of all socioeconomic backgrounds.<p>Teachers shouldn’t be held responsible for the big gap in the achievement levels of rich and poor students, new data suggests.<p>By looking at the effectiveness ratings of teachers who work with …

Pittsfield Elementary School adopts competency-based, multi-age classroom program

Sarah Jean-Gilles, a 14-year veteran of the teaching profession, has always lived in “a world of desks and tables.”<p>No longer.<p>In her combined fourth- …

Education

The Problem With Filtering Kids' Internet Access at School

Similar Articles Added Earlier<p>The Internet has made information from around the world immediately accessible, but along with accessibility come …

Leap of Faith, Now What? Marrying PBL and Personalized Learning.

By: Lydia Dobyn. New Tech Network has embarked on a Personalized Project Based Learning approach, pursuing elements of personalization within a …

Learning

4 Tools for Arts Integration in the Content Classroom

<b>By Erin Wilkey Oh, Common Sense Education</b>Integrating the arts into your core-subject classroom might seem like a wish-list item you’ll never have …

Education Technology

Freedom To Explore: 2 Schools Where The Students Call The Shots

<b>Toggle more options</b><p>An 8-year-old named Ben is sitting quietly by himself in a bean bag in a classroom in Mountain View, Calif. He's writing in his journal, an assignment he created himself.<p>"This one was, 'What I Wish We Would Have More Of,' " Ben says, reading to me from his notebook. "I hope we …

Education

Minecraft: Education Edition officially launches

Following months of testing and free trials for early adopters, Microsoft announced this morning that its learning-focused version of the popular Minecraft game, Minecraft: Education Edition, is now available for purchase. The game is available in 50 countries and in 11 different languages, the …

8 digital life skills all children need – and a plan for teaching them

A generation ago, IT and digital media were niche skills. Today, they are a core competency necessary to succeed in most careers.<p>That’s why digital …

Education

Educational Leadership:Teaching for Meaning: Teach Mathematics Right the First Time

In mathematics instruction, a chasm exists between research and practice. For evidence of this gap, look no further than the mismatch between what …

Pedagogy

A lesson from the world's most inspirational physics teacher

Italian theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli is telling a packed classroom of 15- and 16-year-olds that science is about not believing what your teachers tell you. While it might seem like a counter-intuitive stance, it’s all part of today’s lesson.<p>Enter The Telegraph STEM Awards 2017 for the chance …

For The Long Haul, Self-Driving Trucks May Pave The Way Before Cars

Self-driving cars have been getting a lot of attention lately: Uber's self-driving taxis in Pittsburgh, Tesla's semi-autonomous Model S and the driverless Google rides that look like a cross between a Cozy Coupe and a golf cart. But quietly and without much fanfare, researchers and entrepreneurs …

Transportation

55 Percent of Faculty Are Flipping the Classroom

Our first-ever Teaching with Technology survey gauged educators' use of the flipped classroom model, blended/online teaching environments and more.

Higher Education