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What If Schools Abolished Grade Levels?

Sorting kids by age or ability creates problems, according to our panel of education experts.<p><i>This is the sixth installment in our series about school in a perfect world. Read previous entries on calendars, content, homework, teachers, and classrooms.</i><p>We asked prominent voices in education—from …

Being aware of feelings

The next “stage” of walking meditation is paying attention to feelings.<p>The word “feeling” has a specialized meaning in Buddhist meditation practice. …

Mindfulness

Google is offering its virtual reality classroom system to schools for free

Google wants students everywhere to begin experiencing the world in virtual reality, specifically by using its low-cost Cardboard headsets and a free field-trip simulation software known as Expeditions. The search giant announced today that it's offering Expeditions, which comes with a box of …

How The Brains Of Happy, Successful People Are Wired

Greater connectivity in the brain may be linked to greater happiness and life satisfaction.<p>It seems that some people may really have all the luck. According to the "general intelligence g factor" theory, if you're adept at one cognitive function (like working memory), you're likely to be adept in …

The Brain

20 Ways Education Will Improve by 2020

It’s getting easier to learn anything anywhere. It’s getting easier to create learning environments that work better for teachers and students. Here …

Education Technology

Por que sou mais esperto do que você mesmo sendo ruim com os números

Se tivesse que fazer hoje um teste de inteligência, o talento musical do jovem Mozart não estaria entre os primeiros da classe. Ou, o que é o mesmo, …

How to Design a Classroom Built on Inquiry, Openness and Trust

Teachers who are interested in shifting their classrooms often don’t know where to start. It can be overwhelming, frightening, and even discouraging, …

Teaching

ClassDojo's New Class Story Feature Makes It Easy to Share Highlights With Parents

Last month ClassDojo opened a new feature in beta called Class Story. According to ClassDojo's press release, more than 60,000 teachers registered to …

10 sources of free interactive content for your class

Years ago, textbooks served a different purpose. Information was at a premium, and textbooks filled the void. They were chock full of it — a one-stop …

Textbooks

The Classroom Video Manifesto: Resources, ideas and more

Every day, millions of hours of YouTube videos are watched by its 1 billion users. Every minute, 300 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube. It’s no …

Mobile Devices

Learning Is Not a Spectator Sport

Students Learn Six Times More With CMU’s Simon Initiative Approach Than With MOOCs<p>By Shilo Rea / 412-268-6094 / shilo@cmu.edu<p>Free — or very …

Online Education

A Learning Model with No Tests, Teachers, or Curriculum Standards Required

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Curriculum Development

10 Educational Web Tools That Support Inquiry-based Learning

September , 2015<br>As a learning strategy, inquiry-based learning is all about learners constructing their own understanding and knowledge through …

How to Use ClassDojo's New Class Story Feature

Earlier this month ClassDojo released a new feature called Class Story. Class Story allows you to post pictures, text, and links for parents and …

How to create a learning commons for every student

Classrooms are becoming more modern with each learning day, but what about areas like libraries and study areas? Pete Smith, director of education …

Pedagogy

A Simple Tool to Create Stunning Video Animations for Your Class

September 19, 2015<br>Biteable is a web-based tool that allows you to create beautiful explainer videos to share with your students. Explainer videos are …

Infographics

Homework: A New User's Guide

If you made it past the headline, you're likely a student, concerned parent, teacher or, like me, a nerd nostalgist who enjoys basking in the distant glow of Homework Triumphs Past (second-grade report on Custer's Last Stand, nailed it!).<p>Whoever you are, you're surely hoping for some clarity in the …

Teaching

25 awesome apps for teachers, recommended by teachers

What are the best apps for teachers? We asked TED-Ed Innovative Educators and the TED-Ed community. Below, 25 awesome apps recommended for teachers, …

Over 50 Education Startups & Companies Which Gained Momentum After Funding in 2014-15

Education startups industry is seeing a wave of investors coming to invest in validating their growth potential.<p>AdvertisementWhy this Ad?<p>Below is a …

The Reason I Chose to Homeschool My Kids Has Nothing to Do With Teachers

The number one question we get asked as a homeschooling family is "why?" Why did we choose to make the change from public school to homeschool? Why homeschool and not one of the other options available to us like a charter or private school? Why have we continued to homeschool our children even …

An Effective E-learning Strategy for Training Pharmaceutical Sales Representatives

<b>A curriculum-based approach:</b> The course material that we received was too vast and data-heavy. It comprised of the anatomy of the organs, diseases …

eLearning

Ready to Work: Education as a Preparation for Working Life

We can no longer assume that being ‘in work’ is the same thing as being employed – ‘having a job’. As the world becomes more connected, so companies …

Education

Second hand shopping for elearning

I have a passion for secondhand shopping. I often find useful, quality, beautiful items discarded by previous owners just waiting for me to breathe …

Learning resources from content curation

Want to work smarter, how about repurposing already existing content? I love curating and repurposing content, check out my post – Second hand …

Customer Service

Answers That Are a Little Out of Reach

Ian Schwartz, a science teacher at Casey Middle School, says:<p>Having kids engage in inquiry-based science lessons really provides them with a way to …

Teaching