Richard de Meij

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Is Checking Devices at the Door Really the Solution?

I was in a meeting recently with executives from a large corporation. As we discussed the intersections between learning in K-12 schools, …

Personalized Learning

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 5 Tips for Providing Effective Feedback to Students

September, 2014
In a recent post published by Edutopia entitled " 5 research-based tips for providing students with meaningful feedback", Stenger made …


For English, Press One: Bush vs. Trump on Language and Politics

After Donald Trump said that Jeb Bush should "set the example by speaking English while in the United States," Jeb Bush countered that immigrants may "start without speaking English, but they learn English and they add vitality to our country."

Thanks to the American Community Survey, we actually …

Donald Trump

8 Ways Digital Storytelling Transforms Learning in 21st Century Education: The Research Evidence

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Following the proliferation of technology and multimedia an evolution in making and telling stories …


The weird and wonderful world of academic Twitter

Once the realm of celebrities and their beliebers, academics are taking to Twitter: about one in 40 scholars now use the popular microblogging site, …


15 Reasons Every American Should Learn Spanish

If you don’t already speak Spanish, you really should consider learning, like, ahora!

Whether you want to improve your job prospects, keep your mind sharp, or explore new cultures without having to rely on Siri to ask for directions, Spanish is the one tool that will help you achieve all of that and …


The Parent Toolkit App

Text TOOLKIT to 33733 to get the app on your mobile device now!

The Parent Toolkit App is designed to help you navigate your child’s growth and …


9 Reasons to Learn Polish

Eee! This is exciting! Today I’ve teamed up with not one, but two other language bloggers to bring you the latest ‘9 Reasons’ video: 9 Reasons to …


The Science of Learning a New Language (and How to Use It)

Learning new languages is a natural instinct for children, and yet it becomes more difficult as we age. We might be at a disadvantage as adults, but …


Six common flaws of foreign language assessment

Often foreign language instructors test students on competences that have not been adequately emphasized in their teaching or, in some cases, have …


M News

Linguistic experts explain the best ways to learn a second language in the information age

If you didn’t study any foreign languages in school, picking one up as an adult can be challenging, since the human brain is best-equipped to absorb …

Language Learning

The Educator’s Guide to Social Media

By: Larry Magid. There are a great many advantages of social media both as a classroom tool and to enhance your professional reputation. Sure there …

Social Media

7 Common Language Learning Strategies That Don’t Work (And How to Fix Them)

Here’s a common scenario: you decide to learn a language and tell your all friends and family your plans.Then they tell you about the “best” way to …

Language Learning

10 things Teachers Want in Professional Development

sketch by @SylviaDuckworthWhile on Twitter today this graphic caught my eye. It was posted by @MindShiftKQED linking to an article on their blog. The …

Professional Development

EdTech Tips: Immerse Yourself In Duolingo!

Want to learn Spanish? French? Italian? Dutch? Turkish? Duolingo is the free science-based language education platform to help you make that desire a …


Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Zondle- Another Great Platform to Help you Integrate Game-based Learning Approach in Your Teaching

August 28, 2015
Zondle is another great web tool and mobile app to use in a game-based learning approach. Zondle allows you to create, play and share …


Connecticut Common Core Tests Results Are Out: No Surprise, Most Students Failed

The state of Connecticut finally released the results of the Common Core Smarter Balanced Assessment.

As I previously explained, the developers of the …

Common Core

Education Week

Most people like to think that American K-12 schools, workplaces and courthouses are pillars of fairness, but statistic after statistic all point to …


Education Week

Once upon a time, enthusiasts designed a formal education system to meet the economic demands of the industrial revolution. Fast forward to today …


30+ amazing resources for reading (and learning!) Spanish

Photo: CollegeDegrees360With Spanish as your target language, you know how important it is to learn lots of Spanish words and pick up basic …


DEBORAH SIMMONS: Foreign-language learning void in U.S. schools

ANALYSIS/OPINION:America's education policies have been stuck on stupid for decades.Since the middle of the last century we've allowed race, bigotry, …


The benefits of teaching children foreign languages

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One who speaks three languages is called “trilingual.” One who speaks two languages is called “bilingual.” One who speaks only …

Staying Resourceful in Language Learning

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Do any of the following sound like they might have come out of your mouth at one time or …

Language Learning

Education Week

As educators, we talk a lot about the role of teachers in the lives of students and debate the best ways to strengthen the classroom experience for …


10 Classroom Procedures that Will Save Your Sanity

Tell kids they can’t use the restroom. Okay, I know that sounds crazy, but hear me out. When kids ask to use the restroom during instructional time, …

Learning a foreign language may make you immune to 2 key decision-making biases

Learning a foreign language may make you immune to 2 key decision-making biases
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And it was the same again with native French speakers …

Social Learning: 3 Ways Of Twitter Utilization To Support And Enhance The Impact Of Instructor-led Training

Social Learning: Popular Ways Of Twitter Utilization In Instructor-led TrainingWeb 2.0 enables us to utilize the internet not only as a means of …


Ready for the New School Year? Get on Top of These Four Edtech Teaching Trends

Technology Trends

5 Essential Steps to Relearn a Language You’ve Forgotten In 21 Days

If you’ve forgotten a language you previously learned, don’t worry.

The good news is that chances are, your language is not one of the 14 languages …

Goal Setting