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The “Pinch Yourself” Hack for Rapid Language Learning (Backed by Science) - Fluent in 3 months - Language Hacking and Travel Tips

My friend Maneesh Sethi spent five years travel hacking his way around the world, learning Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and German along the way. Now


The 3 Things Digital Classrooms Really Need

My first experience with technology in the classroom was the good ol' Apple IIe and endless hours playing Oregon Trail and Math Blaster. That evolved …


10 culture shocks Americans experience in Spain

Photo: Damianos Chronakis

You’re talking to a guy and things are going well, and perhaps you want to have one of those “netflix and pizza” nights …


Tips to learn Spanish (and any other language)

Spanish is the most studied second language in the United States. Many Americans start learning it in middle school or high school, but most of us …

Language Learning

What is 'Sticky Teaching' and how does it work?

What is ‘Sticky Teaching’ and how does it work?

Trying to figure out if your lessons are resonating? Time to consider the idea of becoming a ‘sticky …


Exposure to Multiple Languages Aids Communication More than Bilingualism

• 5 days ago

Exposure to another language is a gateway into another culture. How sentences are composed and how certain sounds are emphasized can tell …


The Teacher's Guide to Tech: An Educational Technology Handbook

Stop feeling overwhelmed by technology!

This digital binder makes learning technology simple and FAST by grouping over 100 tech tools into 30 …


Top 20 principles from psychology for teaching and learning - David Didau

The Coalition for Psychology for Schools and Education haves released a new report detailing what, in their opinion, are the most important and …


8 ways technology is revolutionizing education (with examples)


10 Edtech Tools Teachers Can Use Tomorrow (Literally)

When recommending digital tools to teachers in my district, I often lean towards those which can be integrated almost immediately. Educators want to …

Education Technology

Don’t Argue For Your Limitations

Over the many years that I have been in education and around educators, I have never been able to understand why so many educators, so willingly and …

Digital Literacy

How the BYOD Movement is Changing the Classroom

As more and more schools embrace the bring-your-own-device technology trend, we talk to a teacher about its pros and cons.

Picture this:James, a high school student, pulls out his phone in class, just as the teacher starts writing out the Pythagorean theorem.

Instead of stopping class and …


Learning French Is Not as Hard as You Think

There are more than a few ways for you to learn a language. No best way exists; if that is what you are after. What works for you will depend …



By Samara Freemark and Stephen Smith, American RadioWorks

For decades, psychologists cautioned against raising children bilingual. They warned parents …

The Brain

Can Foreign Language Immersion Be Taught Effectively Online?

Learning to speak a second language often starts with memorizing words and phrases like colors, numbers and salutations. Soon teachers introduce …


Why does Africa have so many languages?

With more than 2,000 distinct languages, Africa has a third of the world's languages with less than a seventh of the world's population. By …

BYOD Is Shaping Education in the 21st Century

It’s important for education systems to provide students and staff with the tools they need to build proper skills for the 21st century. Perhaps one …


7 year old speaks 5 languages

Meet my friend Yukine.

She’s 7 years old and speaks 5 languages: English, Spanish, Japanese, German and Sign Language.

When I visited the Canary Islands …

Sign Language

Culturally Responsive Teaching Starts With Students

Culturally Responsive Teaching Starts With Students

by Dr. Matthew Lynch, Dean of the School of Education, Psychology, & Interdisciplinary Studies at …


Devices or divisive: Mobile technology in the classroom

Apr. 17, 2015 — Scientists describe how an accurate statistical description of heterogeneous particulate materials, which is used within statistical …

Mobile Technology

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 50 Great EdTech Tools for Teachers and Educators

April, 2015
Looking for some powerful EdTech tools to try out in your class or probably use for your professional development? This Symbaloo web mix …

The skills agenda: Preparing students for the future

(Cross-posted on The Google for Work blog)

Editor's note: During Education on Air, Google’s free online conference May 8-9, we'll be discussing how we

The 7 characteristics of a digitally competent teacher

The 7 characteristics of a digitally competent teacher

June 6, 2014

Being a proper digitally competent teacher is not as simple as picking up an iPhone …

Tips for Educational Technology Coaches

Educational technology coaches are often called upon to be advocates, cheerleaders, storytellers, trainers, curators and perhaps even therapists; …


Call for Proposals 2015

The 2015 K12 Online Conference organizer team is pleased to announce the theme for this year’s conference: Virtually Unstoppable.

Please consider …


Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Everything Teachers Need to Know about Bloom's Digital Taxonomy

April 8, 2015
Bloom's Taxonomy is one of the major themes here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning. We have been extensively sharing …

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Some Very Good Tools to Help You Create A Website or Blog for Your Class

April 10, 2015
When it comes to creating a classroom website or blog, the first thing you would have to consider is the technical features supported …


By Courtney Pepe

When many of today’s teachers who grew up in Generation X are asked to reflect on traditional learning objects from their classrooms …

Augmented Reality

Where Flipped Learning Research Is Going

Flipped Classroom

While most agree that the flipped classroom model benefits learning, researchers are delving into the details and exploring the many …

Letter: Start foreign-language instruction early and often

I believe that education systems in the United States should institute learning programs for various world languages at a young age to provide …