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I Bought Ryan For $8 Bucks, And Now He Travels Everywhere I Go

You’ve heard of the travelling gnome, now I present a travelling Godzilla figurine. His name is Ryan and we travel all around, getting into all sorts …

Federal Review Blames Lack of Resources and Planning for L.A. Schools' Failed iPad Initiative

A recent study by the U.S. Department of Education has found the Los Angeles Unified School District's $1.3 billion "iPad-for-all" education initiative, announced in the summer of 2013, had been "plagued by lack of resources and inadequate planning for how the devices would be used in classrooms," …

What the Future of Learning Might Look Like

Education and learning could look radically different in the next few years. The education foundation KnowledgeWorks has released a forecast on the …

Can Project-Based Learning Close Gaps in Science Education?

Access to good science curriculum materials is a “vexing issue,” Harris said. In urban public schools, science textbooks are often 10 years old and …

Using Webb's Depth of Knowledge to Increase Rigor

Calculating Cognitive Depth<p>For classroom teachers, the more important question is one of practice: how do we create rich environments where all …

UbD and Inquiry – a Response to 2 Questions

Over the past few weeks I have received a few interesting queries on Twitter, and Labor Day weekend seems like a nice time to respond to them and …

To Get the Most Out of Tablets, Use Smart Curation

As technologies have developed, the tools and objects of curation have become increasingly accessible. For decades, teachers have arranged …

Tablets proliferate in nation’s classrooms, taking a swipe at the status quo

Social studies students in a District middle school use a touch screen to swipe through the articles of the Constitution. A fifth-grade teacher in Arlington County sends video lessons to students as homework so she can spend more time helping them in class.<p>And Heather Blake, an Arlington …

Step By Step How to Do a Head Shot on a White Background

Come join me on a real client shoot! We'll show you how to set up a seamless backdrop, dial in the studio lights, and take great head shots!

High-school students are now trading Twitter RTs for points on final exams

By Caitlin Dewey<p>, Reporter<p>Teenagers are forever gracing (cursing?) the Internet with their social media antics. But this time — welp! — their teachers are encouraging them.<p>Teachers at several high schools across the country have purportedly made pacts with their students, promising to cancel final …

The Design Issue 2014

Rebekka Bay, the creative director of Gap, has strict rules about how to design a collection. She also has rules for how to break the rules …

Die Hard

Kevin's Meandering Mind | Web Literacy Pathways Resource (from Mozilla)

This is an amazing resource about Web Literacy ideas. Click on a skill and see a pathway forward towards new skills that connect back to the original …

Connected Learning Alliance

For educators ready to connect their students to peers and other educators to collaborate on learning myriad subjects all over the world, doing so …

Education Technology

Classroom ideas, School and Teaching strategies

Are your lessons and units in need of some flavor? Spice up your instructional planning process with these fun resources!

Let's make formative assessing a top priority

In our undergraduate courses we all learned about summative and formative assessing. We've also all been to conferences or events that have …

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5 Critical Mistakes Schools Make With iPads

Over the last few years K-12 schools and districts across the country have been investing heavily in iPads for classroom use. EdTechTeacher has been …

The tablet magazine ship is sinking. Fast.

Last month I published a post on my company blog that caused some (shall we say) interesting feedback from both our publisher clients as well as the …

Age of Distraction: Why It's Crucial for Students to Learn to Focus

Perhaps the most well known study on concentration is a longitudinal study conducted with over 1,000 children in New Zealand by Terrie Moffitt and …

Lessons Learned Using Nearpod Presentations on iPads with Students

The past three weeks I’ve taught and facilitated lessons for my 4th and 5th grade STEM students on coding using the free iPad app Hopscotch. I …

Topsy: a game changer for search, e-reputation, & data analysis — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

I love searching Twitter.<p>And I love sharing how a Twitter search can dramatically impact student research, by connecting them with experts, …

Twisted Wire #makebeautiful #rls3 #Hipstamatic #JohnS #Blanko

Education, the Brain, and Common Core State Standards

Sounds great. But what does that really mean, in practice, for teachers? How do you teach someone to think critically?<p>Dr. Mariale Hardiman, …

Pedagogy