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Steps in a Design Thinking Process

Understanding is the first phase of the design thinking process. During this phase, students immerse themselves in learning. They talk to experts and …

Why The Brain Benefits From Reflection In Learning

<b>Why The Brain Benefits From Reflection In Learning</b><p>by <b>Judy Willis</b> M.D., M.Ed., radteach.com<p>Executive function stimulation: include questions in …

Technology in the Classroom, What is the Focus?

<i>This is a repost from last year. I think this is a good time to share again as many prepare for the start of school (or for those just beginning)</i><p>In …

8 Classroom Apps To Try This Fall

Despite my best efforts to slow down time, summer break is quickly drawing to a close. And, while summer break is obviously one of the best things …

The 10 Best Books Of The Year (So Far), According To Amazon

The editors at Amazon.com recently came out with a list of the Best Books of 2013 So Far, which ranks the best books released between January and June 2013.<p>"Customers looking for great summer reads will find an eclectic selection on the list this year, from the very best fiction to compelling …

Books

Latte Art, A Cool Stop-Motion Animation by Rachel Ryle

Using the Instagram video feature, Rachel Ryle of Boulder, Colorado has made “Latte Art,” a really cool stop-motion animated film. Take a look at …

Coffee

Brock Davis Turns His Clever Visual Jokes into Stop Motion Shorts on Vine | Colossal

<p>I was excited to discover that mixed media artist Brock Davis (previously) recently joined Vine and started making some fantastic little animated …

Troy Hicks: A Conversation About Digital Writing

"We have all these devices and technologies available to us. How are we being intentional? How are we being thoughtful -- taking time to craft …

KQED

<i>Continuing our monthly Educational Apps series, a mixture of iOS, Android, and Web-based apps.</i><p><b>STORYLINES</b>: The educational games-maker Root-1 has …

The Early-Literacy Shift: New Words, New Media, New Friends

Literacy is changing. It really is. Even in my grade one classroom as the students begin to learn their letters and sounds, as they start to put …

KQED

<b>By Matt Levinson</b><p>As the explosive growth of tablets finds its way to schools, teachers and administrators need to continue the work of figuring out …

9 Easy-To-Steal Habits Of The Super Successful

We wish there was a handbook for success, but there isn’t. Here’s the next best thing: a list of ways you can realize your dreams–and be a more productive person in the process.<p>Wouldn’t it be great if success was simple?<p>But it isn’t.<p>There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for success in work and life, …

Productivity

Summer Learning Series-Starting A Classroom or School Twitter Account

While Twitter is beginning to catch on with many educators, schools are still lagging in their adoption of the platform. But let's think about it. …

Algebraic Thinking In Kindergarten

I work all year to teach my kids that learning through exploring is valued and appreciated in my class. I think that is important for all academic …

Kids

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STEAM and Maker Education: Inclusive, Engaging, Self-Differentiating

STEAM and Maker Education: Inclusive, Engaging, Self-Differentiating<p>The maker movement has the opportunity to transform education by inviting …

KQED

Education and learning could look radically different in the next few years. The education foundation KnowledgeWorks has released a forecast on the …

In Search Of The Benefit Of Homework

<b>In Search Of The Benefit Of Homework</b> <i>or</i> <b>There Is No Homework In Finland!</b><p>by <b>Dawn Casey-Rowe</b>, Social Studies Teacher and Learnist Evangelist<p>The debate …

Creativity on the Run: Apps That Support the Creative Process

Let’s begin by shifting emphasis from finding the right answer to creating cultures that encourage risk-taking and embrace ambiguity. Psychologist …

KQED

Technology has been used in the classroom for decades now. But with the advent of cloud computing and the proliferation of smaller, more portable …

KQED

The introductory programming language Scratch is on the cusp of having its 2 millionth project uploaded to its website. That’s an impressive number, …

KQED

<b>By James Floyd Kelly</b><p>One of the biggest tech trends to follow is the evolution of 3D printing — not just in the consumer market, but also in …

Summer Learning Series-Doing More With YouTube

<i>This is the fifth post in my Summer Learning Series. These are short posts with tools, tips and resources for you to try something new this summer or</i> …

20 Fundamentals: What Every Teacher Should Know About Learning

What makes a teacher successful?<p>Having an expertise in reading, writing, math or science is necessary, but the ability to transfer that knowledge …

Pedagogy

Teaching Students to Dig Deeper

Sometimes this happens when we try to help students to think deeper. We give them a tool to broaden their understanding, and really don't know how to …