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14 Smart Tips for Using iPads in Class

Flickr:Flickingerbrad<p>By Matt Levinson<p>For schools that are about to deploy the iPad as their main mobile learning device, there's wisdom to be learned …

Why Inquiry Learning is Worth the Trouble

<b>INQUIRING ABOUT INQUIRY</b><p>Lehmann said it’s important to question whether alleged “personalized,” “project-based,” or “collaborative” learning efforts …

In Teaching Math, What's the Right Mix of Content and Context?

“How about the properties? Commutative, associative, distributive.”<p>So unfolded a laundry list of what a group of math teachers considered the more …

Creating Schoolwide PBL Aligned to Common Core

Facilitating the Transformation<p>The transformation of a 300-student middle school from a traditional lessons and units curricular approach to a true …

Design Thinking Sparks Learning in Rural N. Carolina

At the behest of the school's superintendent, Dr. Chip Zullinger, Pilloton and her partner Matt Miller, moved to Bertie County to apply their design …

PBL Made Easy With Blended Learning

<b>What is Project Based Learning?</b><p><b>Common Characteristics of PBL:</b><p>Hands on<br>• Inquiry driven<br>• Collaborative<br>• Student centered<br>• Relevant<br>• Tackles real world …

The Use and Abuse of Technology in the Classroom

<i>This article was also posted on the kinderchat blog.</i><p>More and more primary teachers now have access to technology in their classroom. Whether it is an …

Can PBL Help Pave the Way to College Success?

Some of the answers about college readiness may soon emerge from an initiative called College YES. Funded by a five-year, Investing in Innovation …

What Does 'Design Thinking' Look Like in School?

But at the Nueva School in Hillsborough, Calif., a small, private school for grades K-8, design thinking is part of every class and subject, and has …

Controlling Social Media: Current Policy Trends in K-12 Education

Social Networking | Viewpoint<p>As social media becomes ubiquitous, schools and districts should shift from trying to control its use and toward …

Khan Academy Enters Next Era With iPad App

Offline learning is the latest tool for the unorthodox education organization. Here’s how that and other new features will power Khan Academy’s new app.<p>Khan Academy, the wildly popular YouTube lecture series, has launched its free, new iPad app in Apple’s store. The enhanced version of Khan Academy …

Education Technology

Who's Best Suited to Teach and Learn in Virtual Schools?

I spoke with Cottrell about her experience as a virtual high school teacher and the advantages and drawbacks of online learning. She talks honestly …

How to Get Hesitant Teachers to Use Technology

In my consulting as well as administrative technology work, I am often asked the same questions by different schools and officials. One of the most …