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10 Free Tech Tools & Websites Every Teacher Should Know About

Photograph courtesy MaxPixel. Public domain<p>Confession: I was a late tech adopter.<p>I didn’t own a computer until I was in college. I couldn’t record on …

Education Technology

This Is The Fascinating Way Blue Eyes Get Their Colour

The human body is incredible.<p>Your eyes aren't blue (or green) because they contain pigmented cells.<p>As Paul Van Slembrouck writes for Medium, their …

Summer reading: Tips from parents, who happen to know a few things about books

How I love summer. The weather and the end of school celebrations immediately take me back to my childhood, and days spent sitting against a tree or on the screened porch with a book. I can still picture the mural behind the desk at our local library. I can hear my mother telling me to stop reading …

Parenting

Bring Excitement Into Any Lesson

Engagement Through Empowerment<p><b>1. Curiosity:</b> Tap into the natural inquisitiveness of children through the use of intrigue, prediction, and inquiry. …

Pedagogy

18 Cartoon Videos About Cyber Safety for Students

Planet Nutshell produces short animated videos to explain products, services, and concepts. One of their series of videos is all about Internet …

Math for Young Children

M4YC Resources<p>Spatial Reasoning: Exploring Equality<br>Waterloo Catholic District School Board<p>Measurement: A Spatial Approach to Linear …

Mathematics

5 things every new (secondary) teacher should know about writing

Academic success is dependent on students being able to communicate their understanding of a subject and, sooner or later, that communication will be …

Teaching

The PISA definition of good teaching

In my last three posts, I took a look at the PISA data sitting behind the recent, “Ten questions…” report.<p>In the comments, Christian Bokhove provided …

Teaching

Classroom Instruction Resources Of The Week

Each week, I publish a post containing three or four particularly useful resources on classroom instruction, and you can see them all here.<p>Here are …

Education Technology

Over 50 Learning Theories Explained for Teachers

July 17, 2016<br>Theory informs practice and without a solid theoretical base we risk having an impaired praxis. This is clearly noticeable in the …