Ed Tech Ponderings

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

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 within the ostensible privacy of secured Facebook pages has no bearing on the future of one's education—let alone one at the place Mark Zuckerberg …

Education

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 …

Trends

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 …

Pedagogy

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

Why Does Teacher Talk Still Dominate High School Classrooms?

« 5 Ways Students Should Be Connected Beyond Technology | Main<p><b>Today's guest blog is written by Wendy James, Coordinator of Collegiate Renewal and</b> …

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 …

Teaching

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 …

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 …

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 …

Learning

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

<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 …

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 …

Professional Development

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 …

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 …

copyright

A lawyer rewrote Instagram’s privacy policy so kids and parents can have a meaningful talk about privacy

In Britain, more than half of 12- to 15-year-olds are on Instagram, according to OfCom (pdf), the country’s communications regulator. So are 43% of 8- to 11-year-olds. But how many of them understand what they signed when they joined? Pretty much 0%, according to “Growing Up Digital”, a report …

Privacy

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 …

Samsung

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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Teaching

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?<p>Yeah, about that…<p>Email definitely …

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