Teaching & Technology

By Kat Childress | Progressing Education

5 New Math Websites for Teachers

May 22, 2015<br>Today we have curated for you this list featuring some new math websites. These are recommendations we have received in the mail in the …

Book Review: Origin

Let’s just start with the back of the book…<p>Pia has always known her destiny. She is meant to start a new race, a line of descendants who will bring an end to death. She has been bred for no other purpose, genetically engineered to be immortal and raised by a team of scientists in a secret compound hidden deep in the Amazon rainforest. Now those scientists have begun to challenge her, with the…

Finding copyright-friendly photos for the Google Images generation

Searching and citing usable images is easy once students learn the basics<p>Teaching students to respect the intellectual property of others is …

Creative Commons

Copyright & Fair Use for Educators

Some basics on copyright, fair use, and creative commons as understood by an educator.<p>Disclaimer: I am not a lawyer. If you have questions or concerns about copyright involving you or your students, consult your supervisor or a lawyer (in writing).

Famous Writers’ Insults

<b>Guest Post by</b>: AussieWriter<p>Famous writers are humans with their own weaknesses and peculiarities. And sometimes they can’t resist the temptation to …

Stricter Rules for Guest Posts

I love education. I love education technology. I also love writing.<p>I know there are some genuine people out there who love freelance writing. There are some people with a voice and no platform.<p>I was flattered when my blog received enough attention in the blogosphere to have people emailing me guest posts. It still flatters me. I figured with some solid guest post guidelinesI’d get some good…

"Kids Don't Understand Privacy Anymore"

A common refrain that I hear from parents that today’s kids “have no regard for privacy!” Their evidence? A teenager’s “rant” on Facebook. An …

New Handy Chrome Extension for Sending Dropbox Files in Gmail

February, 2015<br>Dropbox has just launched a new Chrome extension to help Gmail users easily share and access their Dropbox files without having to …

Now you can download iPhone apps directly within Pinterest

Apple curates its App Store with the intention of pushing its best software to the top, but with more than 1.4 million apps available on iOS, it's not always easy to know what to look for. Pinterest wants to change that. The social networking site has today launched App Pins, a feature by which …

App Store

Next Witness: Will The Yellow Smiley Face Take The Stand?

Emojis can be a lot of fun. Little pictures on our phones seem to express sentiments when words just fall short. Sometimes we need to punctuate our sentences with a sad cat, floating hearts, maybe an alien head.<p>They aren't complicated when they appear in our personal email or texts, but emojis are …

Law

Teach Media Literacy with Super Bowl Ads

Many millions of people who tune in to the 2017 Super Bowl will be there to watch the pricey, high-engagement commercials. Media literacy consultant …

The 11 most useful web tools of 2014

There's no shortage of great websites, apps and programs available on the Internet. Some, however, rise above the rest.<p>Your 2014 list of our 11 most useful tools of 2014 covers everything from creating charts to making your computer screen a little easier on the eyes. Of course there's plenty we …

Making Those New Year's Resolutions Stick

It's that time of year again when people around the world are making pledges to be different in the New Year. Teachers aren't exempt from this habit, …

Education Week

<i>By Sean Cavanagh</i><p>Agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation have seized records related to the Los Angeles Unified School District's massive …

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When Kate Griffith brought a huge batch of homemade chocolate chip cookies into an 8th grade class, she was doing more than sharing her culinary …

Teachable Moments

Posted in 2016-2017 school year with tags comics, education, friday the 13th, jason vorhees, journal comics, teacher comics, teaching on January 27, …

Flipped-Learning Toolkit: 5 Steps for Formative Assessment

<i>Editor's Note: This post was co-authored by Aaron Sams, Managing Director of FlippedClass.com and founding member of the Flipped Learning Network.</i><p>If …

Pedagogy

Editor's Choice: The Best Educational Apps For iPad In 2014

<b>The 30 Best Educational Apps For iPad In 2014</b><p>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><p>So 2014 is almost over, and it’s time to start looking back at what’s happened in …

Education Technology

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A Huffington Post article, 10 Reasons Why Handheld Devices Should Be Banned, from a couple of days ago has clearly hit a nerve. The link has spread …

Teach physics with Angry Birds

Many students think physics is too hard for them to grasp. And many physics teachers reinforce this notion by using a lot of linear instruction …

5 Ways to Become More Comfortable With Technology in Your Classroom

<i>Jessica Sanders</i><p>Educators are inundated with information about classroom technology, and for good reason: there are many reasons to implement digital …

Why I won’t be downloading Band Aid 30

But will keep visiting Africa<p>Until I started visiting different parts of Africa in 1998 I perceived a continent plagued by killer diseases, war-torn, …

How to take dependable notes with the iPhone and iPad

Advertisement<p>14 Comments<p>In my day gig I’m a business analyst for a large hospital. A significant amount of my week is taken up with meetings, and …

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<i>Part 4 in the series Learning In the New Economy of Information.</i><p><b>By Shawn McCusker</b><p>We live in a world where we are constantly connected to information. …

Flipped-Learning Toolkit: Flipping the Non-Flippable Classes

Video Transcript: The Flipped Class: Is Flipping for Everyone?<p>Aaron: So is this for you? Will a flipped classroom work in your subject area and grade …

Money for college just by shopping | Page 2

Over a decade ago, Upromise was launched based on the philosophy that everyone should be able to afford a college education. Today, with millions of …

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Getty Images<p>With a new generation of teachers coming into the work force, there’s a discrepancy between what principals expect of …

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For schools looking to spend limited dollars allocated for technology in smart and efficient ways, lessons learned over years of making tough …