Kim Payer

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Hands-Off Teaching Cultivates Metacognition

Thinking About Learning<p>In 2005, the National Academy of Sciences reviewed everything we know about learning in a paper called <i>How Students Learn</i>. In …

33 Digital Tools for Advancing Formative Assessment in the Classroom

I came across a great blog post the other day – <i>Formative Assessments Are Easier Than You Think</i> – that told the firsthand account of a teacher, Steven …

Education Technology

Teachers as Learners: 6 Great Professional Development Ideas

Most teachers consider themselves life-long learners. As professionals, teachers are required to complete a certain amount of professional …

Teaching

5 under-appreciated Google tools for teaching Social Studies

Is there a better way to start the week than by spending all day talking and learning about more effective ways to do social studies? You’re right. …

Education Technology

3 Ways Monsters and Minecraft Can Drive Great Teaching and Learning

<i>A New Every Classroom Matters Episode</i> <br>In this episode, Minecraft EDU creator Joel Levin talks with Vicki about <b>Minecraft in schools</b>. Want your school …

Teaching

Is Your District Missing the Digital Literacy Boat?

In many ways, today represents an unprecedented opportunity to advance student literacy. With tablets, e-readers, and mobile phones, you can …

Why App Smash?

Inspired by the last #1to1iPadChat , I thought it was time to post on the world craze that is App Smashing. The term App Smash was coined by the …

7 proven strategies that WILL help you engage your students...

<b>1. Don't just care...really care!</b> <br>It is so easy to get wrapped up in our own little worlds, but we have got to remember that whatever is going on in …

4 Tips to Develop Great Teacher Leaders

<i>The books and best practices that change everything in your classroom</i>Teachers who are leaders change the world one student at a time. Leaders are …

Teaching

Forty Educational Websites For Your Summer 2015 Toolkit, Part 1

0<p>SHARES<p><i>Welcome to a post and the summer of 2015… at least in the USA. I have a real treat for you in the coming weeks. I will be sharing some of</i> …

Students cheat for good grades. Why not make the classroom about learning and not testing?

We have been hearing stories about academic cheating: from students caught cheating on homework assignments as well as college entrance exams, to teachers being caught in cheating scandals, such as the ones in Atlanta, Georgia, and Columbus, Ohio.<p>Today, between 75% and 98% of college students …

Teaching

10 Terrible Traits of Lousy Leaders @coolcatteacher

The Global Search for Education: Our Top 12 Global Teacher Blogs - How do you balance preparation for high stakes assessments with teaching and learning in your classroom?

The use of high-stakes achievement tests around the world have created controversy among teachers, parents, students, administrators, policy makers and heads of state. But whether or not you're a supporter of high-stakes testing, the fact remains that for now, these assessments exist; so perhaps …

Teaching

The Global Search for Education: Our Top 12 Global Teacher Blogs - What are the biggest mistakes teachers make when integrating technology into the classroom?

Posted By C. M. Rubin on Mar 27, 2015<p><i>Our Global Top 12 Teacher Blogs</i><p>Singapore is recognized globally as a high-performing education system. <i>The Global</i> …

Managing Student Cellphone Use In Class

Over the years, when it comes to student cellphones in class, I’ve moved from outright hostility to begrudging acceptance to looking at them as an …

What Schools Could Use Instead Of Standardized Tests

Close your eyes for a minute and daydream about a world without bubble tests.<p>Education Week recently reported that some Republican Senate aides are doing more than dreaming — they're drafting a bill that would eliminate the federal mandate on standardized testing.<p>Annual tests for every child in …

Education

8 Top Tips for Highly Effective PD

1. Use What You Are Teaching<p>If a method of teaching <i>works</i>, that method should be used for teaching the teachers in your PD sessions. For example, if …

Pedagogy

Top 100 Most Social K-12 Tech Leaders on Twitter 2015

The stakes for educating our youth have never been higher. The next generation of citizens must be prepared for an ever-changing world, and a workplace where creativity, insight and collaborative skills are especially highly-valued. To adapt to these new realities of education, the best teachers …

44 Diverse Tools To Publish Student Work

<b>44 Diverse Tools To Publish Student Work</b> by <b>TeachThought Staff</b>Educators are often admonished to design work that “leaves the classroom.”This is partly …

Education Technology

16 Startups Poised to Disrupt the Education Market | Inc.com

How pricey is a traditional four-year education?<p>So pricey that even the mayor of New York City, who lives rent-free, earns $225K per annum, and owns two Brooklyn homes, considers the cost of schooling his two children "a big challenge," according to a recent <i>New York Times</i> story.<p>In a new book, <i>The</i> …

Peter Thiel

This might be the best graduation speech of all time

America's colleges have already selected impressive graduation speakers this year, but it's going to be hard for even Tim Cook and Samantha Power to outshine history's greatest commencement speech.<p>Although the choice is obviously subjective in nature, we noticed one speech that repeatedly makes …

The College Degrees And Skills Employers Most Want In 2015

The hiring picture keeps getting better for college graduates. According to a new survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), employers are planning to hire 9.6% more graduates for their U.S. operations than they did from the class of 2014. That’s a one percent hike from …

Employment

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Fantastic, Fast Formative Assessment Tools

“We’ve got this, it’s easy,” they said. “Can we move on?”<p>I looked at the other students and asked, “Do you have this?”<p>They nodded their heads …

Education Technology

Terrific Mini Guide to Help Students Think Critically

December 26, 2014<br>Questioning is the key to critical thinking and through questions students get to explore the deep layers of meanings that would …

7 Reasons You Should Teach Your Kids To Speak French

In The New Republic last year, John McWhorter wrote about why we should stop pretending French is an important language, noting that Chinese, Arabic, and Spanish are far more useful in today's global society.<p>The piece came in response to a New York Times article about an initiative from the French …

6 apps to build algebra skills

Khan Academy Algebra allows students to learn Algebra through various videos which are download directly on your iPhone or iPod touch and in the …

Google Tricks That Will Change the Way You Search

Google Search's learning curve is an odd one. You use it every day, but still all you know is how to search. But the search engine has plenty of …

This Teacher Taught His Class A Powerful Lesson About Privilege

With a recycling bin and some scrap paper.

Teaching