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Digital vs Digitized Learning

As teachers begin to shift toward greater personalized learning experiences for students, their initial steps build upon what they already know from …

Education Technology

Teacher: “I don’t have time to use technology in my teaching”

A teacher said to me “I don’t have time to use technology in my teaching”.What a strange thing to say! – I can’t think of any other professional …

Education

5 Fantastic, Fast, Formative Assessment Tools

I thought I could read my students' body language. I was wrong. As an experiment, I used Socrative when I taught binary numbers. What I learned …

Education Technology

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KQED

Increasingly, educators are looking to research about how kids learn to influence teaching practices and tools. What seemed like on-the-fringe …

Mindfulness May Increase Kids' Math Scores

In adults, mindfulness has been shown to have all kinds of amazing effects throughout the body: it can combat stress, protect your heart, shorten …

We Use Technology in Schools for Rote Skills: The Ugly Truth

The Center for American Progress recently released a report about the ways that schools are using their technology investments. The...

eBooks-from Follett to Gutenberg

Over the past two years, our district has tried to make a number of online resources (e.g., Learn360, Gale, Atomic Learning, Project Gutenberg, and …

Education

How Principals Can Grow Teacher Excellence

At Cochrane Collegiate Academy, in Charlotte, North Carolina, high-quality teachers have been an important part of turning the school around, and …

Professional Development

10 Tools Every Teacher Should Master This Summer - Getting Smart by Alison Anderson - EdTech, Innovation, Teaching

According to Common Sense Media, 95% of teachers agree that using technology increases student engagement and 92% of teachers want to add more …