Aaron Klassen

57 Flips | 9 Magazines | 26 Likes | 25 Following | 7 Followers | @klassenaa | Keep up with Aaron Klassen on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Aaron Klassen”

The 5 biggest announcements from the Apple education event

Apple took its annual spring event out of California and hosted it at a high school in Chicago this year, promising to focus its newest products toward the education market that’s been dominated by Google and Microsoft. The keynote was condensed into just one hour, most of which revolved around all …

First Nineteen K-12 Schools and Higher Ed Institutions Adopt International Standards for Flipped Learning 3.0

CHICAGO, March 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Flipped Learning Global Initiative (FLGI), a worldwide coalition of educators, researchers, …

7 Digital Learning Theories and Models You Should Know

While pursuing our teaching degrees we were introduced to various learning theorists and their insights about how people learn best. Some familiar …

Education Technology

15 influential art and design movements you should know

Art and design movements: Quick links<p>As a designer, inspiration can come from anywhere. But sometimes influences, attitudes and approaches converge …

Art

12 Genius Walt Disney World Vacation Hacks, From a Former Cast Member

One of the best experiences of my life was the year I spent working at Walt Disney World. There is truly no other place like it on earth, and after …

Forget Photoshop—Edit Your Photos With These Top Free Photo Editors

13 Free Photo Editors<p>The Best Free Photo Editors Out There<p>Updated May 03, 2018<p>These free photo editors are the best of the best and will get you just …

Tutorials

“Dictionary Squared” Looks Like It Could Be A Useful Vocabulary Development Tool For Students

Dictionary Squared is a new, and still in development, tool to help high school students develop vocabulary.<p>Here’s how they describe it, followed by …

3 Poetry Activities for Middle School Students

Introduce students to the term "ekphrasis." Explain that an ekphrastic poem is a poem inspired by a work of art.<p>Read an example of an ekphrastic poem …

'Five books I think no teacher should be without'

Asking an English teacher which books no teacher should be without is akin to asking a mother which of her children she shouldn’t be without. I’ve …

Project moved

These are the social media image sizes you should use in 2018

As often happens around this time of year, Make a Website Hub have released their guidelines and cheat sheet for the image sizes we should be using …

Social Media

Fifteen ways to adapt your textbook so your students aren't bored to death

Unfortunately, teachers may only be given the textbook without any professional development or additional curriculum resources. It can be …

18 Hot YA Novels to Read Before They're Movies

I barely have to utter the words "The Fault in Our Stars" to remind you of how well YA novels can be translated to the big screen. There are …

The YA dystopia boom is over. It’s been replaced by stories of teen suicide.

What it means that 13 Reasons Why is the new Hunger Games.<p>2017 was supposed to be the year of the dystopia. And it is, but not quite in the way that dystopias dominated the cultural conversation just a few years ago.<p>In the early 2010s, young adult dystopias were so prevalent as to be a cliché. They …

Books

Cybraryman Internet Catalogue

<b>Teacher NotesEven though I was branded as a "Social Studies teacher" I also taught Language Arts, Math, Science, Bilingual Reading, Health, and</b> …

New York City

The Best Fun Videos For English Language Learners In 2017 – Part Two

I use short, funny video clips a lot when I’m teaching ELLs, and you can read in detail about how I use them in The Best Popular Movies/TV Shows For …

Different Approaches To Using Student Blogs And Digital Portfolios

More and more educators are discovering the importance of having their students build some form of digital presence. Blogging is an excellent way for …

Teaching

10 websites every school computer lab should bookmark

It’s homework time, and these online tools can provide information, build skills, inform, and entertain<p>When kids visit the computer lab after school, they're usually there to finish homework and pass the time productively, so you want them to access the best tools possible. These math, reading, …

Amazon Says These Are the 100 Books Everyone Should Read

Hidden away in the books department on Amazon.com, shoppers can find a list of 100 great reads everyone should read in their lifetime, recommended by …

20 essential browser extensions for web pros

Modern web browsers are tremendously versatile, to a large part by virtue of the wide range of third-party extensions that can be used to add extra …

Ten books every teacher should read

In the last decade, a wealth of books has brought together ideas to help teachers have the greatest impact on student learning. Here are just a few<p>Plato’s Republic, Rousseau’s Émile and Dewey’s Democracy and Education – there’s a strong case to be made, as Dennis Hayes has, that these are the only …

Pedagogy

Intro to CS

A 14 week Introduction to Computer Science course.<p>This course is targeted to middle school grades 6-8 (ages 11-14 years). It is also written for …

Computer Science

Study: Holding Kids Back A Grade Doesn't Necessarily Hold Them Back

Our education system has this funny quirk of grouping kids by birth date — rather than, say, intellectual ability or achievement or interest.<p>But developmental pathways are as individual as kids themselves.<p>And so there's a perpetual back-and-forth about whether to put certain kids in school a grade …

Education

12 Sites and Apps for Learning to Code

Last week on Twitter I mentioned that Logo was my introduction to computers and programming. Today we have many more ways to introduce students to …

20 Amazing New Scifi and Fantasy Books to Add to Your Reading List in May

May brings M.R. Carey’s new tale set in the same zombified world as <i>The Girl With All the Gifts</i>, a surreal new short-story collection from Haruki …

Media Literacy Lessons

Seven Media Literacy Lessons<p>October is National Information Literacy Awareness Month. While educators always teach their students how to find, …

Every Handout from NCTM 2017

tl;dr –• There were 740 total sessions at NCTM’s 2017 annual conference. I wrote a script to find and extract the 279 sessions that included handouts, …

Calculators

Science Says This Is the Most Effective Way to Learn (but You Weren't Taught It in School) | Inc.com

Whether you went to school in Alabama or Alaska, a pricey private institution or the local public elementary, chances are excellent that your day was organized roughly the same. The day was carved into a certain number of short blocks, with different subjects assigned to each slot. <i>Bing</i>, the bell …

Learning

Thinking Steps While Reading

I was noticing some of my third graders struggling when they were reading. I was constantly reminding them to pause occasionally and ask themselves …

Teaching