Kevin Howe

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4 Tips and Tricks for Teaching Students How to Solve Linear Equations

My students arrive to eighth grade with a fairly strong knowledge of one- and two-step equations. This year with the new seventh grade curriculum, my …

49 Best Chrome Extensions Productive Managers Can’t Do Without

If you’re like me, your browser is at the center of your work.<p>I’m a Chrome user, and I was sold initially on their <b>minimal design and layout</b>, along …

Meet The 7 Deadly Sins of Statistical Misinterpretation - And How to Avoid Them

Correlation doesn't equal causation.<p>Statistics is a useful tool for understanding the patterns in the world around us. But our intuition often lets …

Narrowing the Focus in Math: Differentiation is The Key

There are many ways in which TenMarks Premium has benefitted my students this year, but the ability to differentiate instruction and the opportunity …

Pedagogy

“Quiznetic” Lets Teachers Create – & Students Play – Online Racing Games For Learning

Quiznetic is a Kahoot-like tool that lets you create learning games in various racing forms. Students can then “race” each other in answering the …

The 5-Hour Rule That Turns Ordinary People Into Successful Ones

I’ve never believed people are born productive or organized. Being organized and productive is a choice.<p>You choose to keep your stuff organized or …

Formative Assessment Tools and Tips from Monica Burns #FormativeTech

<i>Episode 37 of The 10-Minute Teacher Podcast</i>From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki DavisFollow @coolcatteacher on TwitterMonica Burns, author of …

Education Technology

8 Ways Technology Can Improve Education

As technology grows, so do the options for gathering and sharing information. Because while finding cat gifs or funny memes on the internet is fun, there are also scholarly dissertations on a variety of subjects, public domain novels and classics, and up-to-date scientific information.<p>This, in …

Education Technology

Librarian Approved: 30 Ed-Tech Apps to Inspire Creativity and Creation

Tool discovery is often a challenge for teachers interested in finding ways to use technology that will change the way they and their students work. …

Education Technology

Mouse Study Shows How Lack of Sleep Affects Memory-Making

Although scientists have known that a lack of sleep can interfere with the ability to learn and make memories, the precise methods by which this …

Good Models & Ideas For Student-Created Lists Of Important Events & More

In The Best “Lists Of Lists” Of History’s Most Influential People, Events & Ideas, I share good models that I use for models – or just ideas – for …

How Technology is shaping the Future of Education

The 21st century is a technologically advanced era. We see robotic machines taking over almost every human activity and work. Every sector, may it be …

Education Technology

“Knowledge” & Bloom’s Pyramid

There’s been a recent flurry of activity by some to redesign Bloom’s Taxonomy by questioning whether “knowledge” should be at the bottom. Personally, …

Teaching

Three Useful Growth Mindset Resources

As I’ve written on many occasions in this blog (The Best Resources On Helping Our Students Develop A “Growth Mindset”) and in my books, I think the …

Teaching

8 Great Strategies To Help Students Ask Great Questions

<b>8 Strategies To Help Students Ask Great Questions</b><p>Questions can be extraordinary learning tools.<p>A good question can open minds, shift paradigms, and …

63 Things Every Student Should Know In A Digital World

...The post 63 Things Every Student Should Know In A Digital World appeared first on TeachThought.

SpeechToText Pro for Windows Phone goes free as myAppFree app of the day

The Windows Phone app which has gone free next as myAppFree of the day is <b>SpeechToText Pro</b>. If you are looking for an advanced speech to text app that …

Microsoft Excel — Boost Productivity with the InvenioMakeItEasy Add-In

Invenio Developed Add-In Tool to Simplify Everyday Tasks<p>I’m lazy. It’s that simple.<p>If I can automate a repetitive Excel task — within reason — I do …

New teachers taught to use technology to cope with increasing workload

Students on teacher training courses will be taught how to use technology to improve learning in the classroom and organise their working life in a …

Leveraging OneNote: Improving your notes by using more tables

Organizing content within a OneNote page can be done in so many ways. Give clarity and structure to your notes by using tables and make your …

Getting started with Excel 2016

With new chart types and improvements to PivotTables and business intelligence (BI), Microsoft Excel 2016 makes it easier to work with large amounts …

What Your Students Really Need to Know About Digital Citizenship

<b>3. Personal information:</b> While this information (like the number of brothers and sisters you have or your favorite food) can’t be used to identify …

Resources Toolkit for New Teachers

For new teachers, this resource compilation includes tips and guides on classroom design and layout to help maximize the possibilities of the …

Initial Common Core goals unfulfilled as results trickle in

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Results for some of the states that participated in Common Core-aligned testing for the first time this spring are out, with …

Education

Communicating our Academic Values to Young Thinkers

Now at the final step of the problem, Ross wrote “X = ,” very deliberately. Then, he paused, and, with a quick glance over his shoulder at me, and a …

US students can now get federal money to take college classes while still in high school

Taking college courses during high school is the classic overachiever’s move. It impresses recruiters, employers, and college admissions officers alike—and, as a bonus, it helps students skip ahead to advanced classes once they get to their universities.<p>But for poorer students, the motivation can …

College & University

Strategies to Build Intrinsic Motivation

"The fox leapt high to grasp the grapes, but the delicious-looking fruit remained just out of reach of his snapping jaws. After a few attempts the …

Power to the states: Education law rewrite passes Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — Those federally mandated math and reading tests will continue, but a sweeping rewrite of the nation's education law will now give …

The science of resilience: how to teach students to persevere

Neurologist and teacher Judy Willis shares three simple techniques to help teachers build resilience in their students<p>In schools today, the focus is not only on helping students pass exams, but also on improving their character by making them more resilient. Resilience in learning, as in life, is …

Pedagogy

An Apple for teacher: how tablets are changing education

Should parents have to pay?<p>The key question that comes up time and again is one of cost: iPads are generally seen as a luxury device for consumers, …