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B.C. doctor says perfect vision possible with Bionic Lens

VANCOUVER -- Imagine being able to see three times better than 20/20 vision without wearing glasses or contacts -- even at age 100 or more -- with …

How to Get Off the To-Do Treadmill | Inc.com

Raise your hand if you wrote out (or typed into an app) a to-do list for the day.<p>It feels good, right?<p>Making the list helps you feel organized for the coming day, and it takes some of the pressure off your brain to have to remember everything.<p>And if you're like most people, you scan that list in …

Screen time debate broadens with research

Screen time remains a hot-button issue, but classifying technology use guidelines to include active versus passive use, and how the technology is …

Robotics enters K-12 classrooms

These six robotics resources can help educators introduce the subject into their classrooms<p>The lesser-known elements of STEM are enjoying the …

11 apps for coding: From beginners to masters

Coding, the hottest skill coming down the education pipeline, is also a mobile app star<p>As students begin to not only use technology, but create it’s …

Ten of the best virtual field trips

The benefits of virtual field trips are well known: They’re inexpensive—often free—and are less time-consuming than a real trip. But researching …

Teaching Spelling through Mary Poppins - By John Murray

This blog post is a taste of what will be shared on my conference with John Murray - <i>Improving Reading and Writing through Popular Children's Movies</i> …

7 TED Talks about gaming’s potential

1. Gaming can make a better world<br>Games like World of Warcraft give players the means to save worlds, and incentive to learn the habits of heroes. …

Classroom Management and the Flipped Class

Noise Is Good<p>As we pioneered the flipped class, we got away from the front of the room and got a whole different perspective on what classroom …

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 …

6 Scaffolding Strategies to Use With Your Students

Simply put, scaffolding is what you do first with kids—for those students who are still struggling, you may need to differentiate by modifying an …

What a MOOC Is and What It Isn’t

Massive open online courses (MOOCs) are <i>the</i> education and training story of this decade (at least so far). In barely three years, they have expanded …

This time it's personal

Challenge Your Learners By... - Knowledge Direct Learning Management System

In this hectic world of on-the-spot access to information, conversations held in 140 characters or less, and instant picture uploads, Instructional …

This Is What a Student-Designed School Looks Like

When Sam Levin was a junior at Monument Mountain Regional High School in Great Barrington, Mass., he realized that two things were in short supply at …

Does a Tweet Make a Difference?

As I moderated #caedchat on June 8, I tipped over the 10K mark for tweets.<p>What?! 10K?<p>Ten years ago I never thought to myself that one day I would …

How the Web Became Our 'External Brain,' and What It Means for Our Kids

Recently, my two-year-old nephew Benjamin came across a copy of <i>Vanity Fair</i> abandoned on the floor. His eyes scanned the glossy cover, which shone …

20 education buzz words and phrases

The words and phrases we in the education biz love to hate<p>For those critics who say education moves at a snail’s pace, they’re wrong…at least when it …

5 ways to choose and use K-5 apps, mobile devices

Kolb, during an edWeb presentation, outlined some of the key approaches that most benefit young students as they learn to use mobile devices and apps.<p>…

5 Reasons You Should Be Teaching Digital Citizenship

<b>5 Reasons You Should Be Teaching Digital Citizenship</b><p>by <b>Paul Barnwell</b>, Teacher of English & Digital Media<p>Students buzzed about the latest uproar on …

How Visuals Help Us Learn

Since we talked yesterday about the plethora of different types of visuals available to present information, we thought it might be useful to take a …

How apps are surpassing the traditional tutor

A nonprofit tutorial program, Khan Academy thrives on its mission to provide others the opportunity to access a world-class education. With Khan, …

5 emerging trends in today’s libraries

Libraries are growing digital hubs, offering varied services<p>Technology and digital resources are expanding rapidly in U.S. libraries, and important …

A 1:1 Teacher’s Take On How Students Really Act Online

A Curated View<p>Is social media the “big fake?” Fake because there is so much more than what we see; fake because we post only what we want others to …

Ten of the Best Virtual Field Trips

The benefits of virtual field trips are well known: They’re inexpensive—often free—and are less time-consuming than a real trip. But researching …

Education Technology

Ten Ideas for Interactive Teaching

While lecturing tends to be the easiest form of instruction, studies show that students absorb the least amount of information that way.<p>Interactive …

Teaching

How do teachers, parents approach online safety?

Of the nearly 1,800 teachers surveyed across the globe, 64 percent said schools should offer better training on using the internet as an educational …

6 Great Reasons (Not) to Buy the Apple Watch

Apple Watch – pros and cons<p>You’ve watched the Apple keynote and read the reviews (“Here it is: The Apple Watch”) so now it is time to ask yourself; am I going to buy the Apple Watch when it comes out in early 2015? Let us help you out with a bunch of great reasons to buy one, and a few even better …