Education and Teaching

By Pana Asavavatana | A collection of articles and sites around teaching, educational technology, and the future of education.

KQED

It’s easy to get caught up in the hype around the latest and greatest classroom tech, from video games to 3-D printers to Raspberry Pi kits to VR to …

Digital Citizenship

Create Magic in your Classroom

Teachers, you and your students can create <b>Augmented Reality</b> Experiences without needing to write any code. Metaverse is a FREE Augmented Reality …

Augmented Reality

Imprecise Geometry with Doug Clements

Duration: 07:00Having video problems?<p>If you use Internet Explorer 8 or below, please consider using Chrome, Internet Explorer 9 or higher, Safari, or …

Mathematics

Why Principals Must Earn the Right to Lead: Six Steps to Get There - BAM! Radio Network

Spring is here. The birds are chirping. The grass is growing. The weather outside is beautiful. So, what do you think teachers are doing on those be …

Professional Development

10 Tips For Launching An Inquiry-Based Classroom

Transforming teaching practices is a long, slow road. But increasingly schools and teachers experiencing success are sharing their ideas online and …

Teaching

KidLit RADIO Archives - KidLit TV

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSLet’s read together with our friends at Storynory and draw the… Read more »<p>Podcast: …

Archives

Comfort Zones

We’ve all seen the memes on social media cajoling us to make innovative magic happen by getting out of our teaching comfort zones. But the truth is …

Teaching

Articles & Videos - Full Article

Peeking into classrooms at the very beginning of this new school year, I was surprised to see that many teachers already had lots of anchor charts …

Teaching

New MTV Study Shows Sharp Differences Between Younger and Older Millennials

NEW YORK, June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MTV, a division of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), today unveiled the results of its new landmark generational …

Response: Mistakes Teachers Make in Reading Instruction

« Response: We Need to Create 'Joyful Moments' in Reading Instruction | Main | Author Interview: 'Culturally Relevant Teaching' »<p><b>(This is the second</b> …

Teaching

Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg Think This 1 Teaching Method Will Shake Up Education. Here's Why You Should Care

Personalised Learning is the way forward to education and therefore our economy. Here's why.<p>We currently don't have the silver bullet to education. We're not quite sure what works, and what doesn't. Maybe it's because we all learn differently. But whatever the reason, "personalized learning" is on …

Mark Zuckerberg

The tour guide on the side – inquiry outside the classroom

Field trips. Barking at the children to not touch, wander off, fidget and listen attentively all while in the public eye. It’s stressful. Does it …

Teaching

Why Students Forget—and What You Can Do About It

Teachers have long known that rote memorization can lead to a superficial grasp of material that is quickly forgotten. But new research in the field …

The Brain

8 digital life skills all children need — and a plan for teaching them

Yuhyun Park, Chair, infollutionZERO Foundation<p>A generation ago, IT and digital media were niche skills. Today, they are a core competency necessary …

Digital Citizenship

Parents Guide to Using Apps with Their Kids

September 2, 2017 Living in a digitally focused world brings with it a number of serious concerns especially for patents and one of these concerns is …

M-learning

Tablet totalitarianism – how an obsession with ‘screen time’ misses the point

<i>With the start of the school year, backpacks will be filled with notes home to parents. Instead of the expected warnings about forgotten PE kits last</i> …

Why Have a Class Twitter Account?

<b>​</b><p>There are a whole host of benefits to having a class Twitter account. Allow me to present you with my top 5:<p>1. Access to Experts<p>By following the …

The fascinating reason that children write letters backwards

Hint: it has something to do with why we believe the earth is flat until we’re taught otherwise in school. Neuroscientist Mariano Sigman explains how …

Statue of Liberty

#BookSnaps – Snapping for Learning

According to the cell phone data report, it is safe to say that the Snapchat app occupies a high percentage the Martin-bill usage. My …

Social Media

18 Digital Tools and Strategies That Support Students’ Reading and Writing

Teachers in Littleton, Colorado — like teachers in many places — are increasingly asking students to read and write online. Free tools like Google …

Literacy

Children spend six hours or more a day on screens

Technology reporter<p><b>The amount of time children spend glued to a screen has risen dramatically in the last 20 years, a new report suggests.</b><p>Children aged five to 16 spend an average of six and a half hours a day in front of a screen compared with around three hours in 1995, according to market …

Mobile

Technology has Become Water

There are these two young fish swimming along, and they happen to meet an older fish swimming the other way, who nods at them and says, “Morning, …

“Be Internet Awesome”: Helping kids make smart decisions online

Kids

Offensive Facebook memes just cost 10 students their spots at Harvard

This piece of advice isn't going anywhere: Be careful what you share on social media.<p>At least 10 prospective members of Harvard University's Class of …

Engaging Young Writers Using 21st Century Technology

Today’s students, who have grown up with the emerging technologies at their fingertips, really challenge teachers to find new ways to engage them in …

15+ Ways of Teaching Every Student to Code (Even Without a Computer)

According to Code.org, 90 percent of parents in the U.S. want their children to learn computer science—it will be crucial for many jobs in the near …

Kids

KQED

<b>By David Price</b><p>It might be time we re-thought student engagement. Are we measuring the right things? Are we taking disengagement seriously enough? …

Teaching

Making a selfie teaches students to write and reflect

In a classroom in New Hampshire, second-graders pull out iPads to film themselves discussing the characters of a book they are reading.<p>Such video …

Teaching

These three pictures make a powerful statement about race and power among women

It can be difficult to understand how important representation is — until we are faced with a reversed gaze. <i>O, the Oprah Magazine</i> did just that for a …

Racism