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Five Critical Skills to Empower Students in the Digital Age

The beginning of the school year is a time to set the tone for a student’s learning experience, including what teachers expect from students and …

Teaching

12 ed-tech tools to try this term

The school year is in full swing, so it’s time to kick things into high gear and push learning to a whole new level. Online technology tools can be …

Want to Raise Down-to-Earth Kids? It Helps to Know a Little Psychology | Inc.com

The rap on young people is that they're entitled and narcissistic. They think the world revolves around them and owes them something. They're brats, basically.<p>Is this true?<p>Absolutely not, reply a whole host of Millennials, who point out that it's their parents who tanked the economy and their …

Psychology

10 Essential Characteristics of a 21st Century Educator

<i>This is a first draft and I am trying to learn through reflection. Would love your thoughts on the ideas below.</i>People have come to loathe the term …

Pedagogy

Can You Cultivate Critical Thinking With Infographics?

<b>Can You Cultivate Critical Thinking With Infographics?</b><p>by <b>Latasha Doyle</b><p>One of the most difficult aspects of teaching is ensuring that your students are …

Growing Pains In The Teenage Brain

CHANDLER TODD, MD, ADDRESSES PARENTS AT ALBUQUERQUE ACADEMY, NEW MEXICO<p>Why are teenagers so much more impulsive and more emotional, than adults?<p>"It's all about the brain," said Chandler Todd, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of New Mexico, to an audience of parents at the …

Parenting

Social Media Etiquette for Parents - Ways Parents Embarrass Their Teens Online

1 Constantly mom-bragging about them.<p>Getty Images<p>It's nice to offer the occasional kudos, like when your teen passes his or her driver's test, but …

Eight Ways to Help Teens Get More Sleep

Sleep is, arguably, the golden ticket to happiness. Our silver bullet to success. A straight shot to both physical and mental health.I am writing …

Parenting

4 Tips For Reaching Out To Your Teen

The teenage years are some of the most complicated for our children. Bodily changes, hormonal swings, and new feelings all make it an important time …

Self-help

My teen is stressed out: Tips for parents

"So many people struggle with anxiety in silence. They don't tell other people and they are keeping secrets that aren't helpful to them," says Dr. …

Mental Health

Looking to try more student-directed learning? - Innovation: Education

Test the waters with “Genius Groups”<p>Start by turning your class over to students.<p>You heard me. Set aside classroom time to let your students design …

Teaching

How to Raise an Entrepreneur: 18 Bite-Size Lessons to Teach Your Kids [Infographic]

Want to nurture your child's entrepreneurial spirit to 'make a dent in the universe'? Here's how.<p>For any parent, knowing what to teach your children--in the limited time you've got--is hard.<p>As an entrepreneur, that difficulty only intensifies. All around us are studies that reveal more and more …

Success

Digital Citizenship Resources for the Primary Classroom

I know it may sound a bit odd, but I love Monday mornings. Why? I get to start every Monday morning during the first semester talking Digital …

Education Technology

Why I Challenged My Kids to Start Companies Before College

When our two daughters finished their high school studies, my wife and I made them a deal: we would pay for college, but first they each had to run their own business for at least a year. In our view, this was an important entrepreneurial track to their education. They needed to know how the world …

Entrepreneurship

Google Is Teaching a Free Online Course

Google engineers are sharing their knowledge through a new online course.<p>The class, on education website Udacity, will focus on deep learning, a …

Machine Learning

New Apple iOS Updates Improve Device Management for Schools

column | Edtech Business<p>New Apple iOS Updates Improve Device Management for Schools<p>By Mary Jo Madda (Columnist)     Jan 11, 2016<p>Apple<p>Big news from …

10 Must-Download Google Add-Ons for Google Chrome

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Google Chrome

What to do if Your Child is the Victim of Bullying

Bullying is the act that involves an imbalance of strength or power as well as behavior that is intentional and aggressive. Children who are the …

G Suite Training

Following our acquisition by Google, we’re excited to share that Synergyse Training now has a new name -- G Suite Training -- as well as a brand new …

What Do Schools Need? Collaboration and Principals Who Lead It

John Hattie is back -- and once again he is marshaling the evidence needed to improve schools.<p>Keep in mind that Hattie took the education world by storm a few years ago with his book <i>Visible Learning: What Works Best for Learning</i>.<p><i>Visible Learning</i> and its sister book, <i>Visible Learning for Teachers</i>, …

Pedagogy

Teaching preschoolers to use computers — along with their parents

BOSTON — The library in Boston’s Haynes Early Education Center is a bright, cheery space filled with well-stocked bookcases, tables ringed by small …

Exploring Microsoft OneNote for Teaching and Learning

Creative Commons licensed image source Share, Brainstorm, Collaborate, Organize, for free, with OneNote. After being introduced to Microsoft OneNote …

Microsoft OneNote

This 1 Picture Sums Up Parenting Today

Growing up as a kid these days is pretty awesome — i.e. reading on a Kindle, playing <b>Angry Birds</b> on the iPad, carrying around a smartphone at the tender age of 6, and having plenty of other high-tech toys to play with. While some parents feel they might be in a losing battle consistently getting …

Research says this is what you need to teach your kids in kindergarten if you ever want them to go to college or get a job

Researchers from Pennsylvania State University and Duke University tracked more than 700 children from across the US between kindergarten and age 25 and found a significant correlation between their social skills as kindergartners and their success as adults two decades later.<p>In 1991, teachers …

College & University

Google Classroom Chrome Extension - Teacher Tech

Recently Google Classroom came out with the ability for websites to have a share to Google Classroom button. One of my favorite examples is Flat …

New- A Treasure Trove of Historical Footage Is Now Provided for Free on YouTube

July 23, 2015<br>Here is a great piece of news we discovered today through Larry Ferlazzo. The Associated Press and British Movietone announced the …

Google Sheets, Docs, And Slides Receive New Editing Features

Google Sheets, Docs, and Slides apps are receiving a number of useful updates that will make editing documents of all kinds much easier for the …

Google Drive Keyboard Shortcuts Cheat Sheet for Teachers

July 11, 2015<br>Google Drive has proved itself to be an educational tool of high potential for us in education. From storing files and docs in the cloud …

Why schools should be more like organic farms

The problem with schools isn't that they work poorly. It's that they work too well at doing the wrong thing.<p>Nine years after Ken Robinson delivered the most-watched TED talk of all time, the education expert is back with a book that answers the talk's titular question, "Do Schools Kill …

Education

The Importance of Taking Risks

Innovative teaching and learning will involve risks. If we are to create new opportunities for the learners we serve, things will not always work. …

Teaching