Ravinder Athwal

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Encourage Students to Reflect on Their Growth with This Free Slides Portfolio Template

<i>“We do not learn from experience. We learn from reflecting on experience.” Paraphrase of John Dewey’s work</i><p>One of the most important ways to end the …

Education Technology

Playlists: A Path to Personalizing Learning

One reason I am such a big advocate for blended learning is that using the various models allow me to spend more time on the aspects of my job that I …

Pedagogy

6 Brilliant Questions You Should Ask Before Accepting That Job Offer

Are you really sure that company or boss is the right one for you? Ask these questions to be absolutely sure.<p>A typical interview cycle can sometimes last up to several weeks. A recruiter screens you, followed by an interrogation-style panel interview a week or two later; background checks, …

Employment

Tic Tack Toe in the Blended Classroom

The other day I was conducting some learning walks with the administrative team at Wells Elementary School in the Cypress-Fairbanks Independent …

Pedagogy

Yes, Your Thoughts Can Actually Change Reality

Yes.<p>Oh, wait… you want more details? Sure, I’m happy to oblige.<p>When the conversation shifts to the power of positive thinking, setting intentions, Think and Grow Rich, the Law of Attraction, fake it until you make it… one crucial point often gets lost.<p>To change the world with your thoughts, you …

Self-Criticism

Bye, black holes: white holes are even weirder

If there is a phenomenon out there that is actually more bizarre than black holes, it has to be white holes. Black holes can’t say that they might be …

Physics

Here Are 17 Reasons Teachers Are Paid Too Much $$$

They get off at 3 every day.

Teaching

Want Students Focused on the Pursuit of Knowledge? Stop Making Them Chase Information.

Too often, the words “knowledge” and “information” are used interchangeably, despite the fact that they mean two very different things. In most …

Higher Education

10 Specific Ideas To Gamify Your Classroom

10 Specific Ideas To Gamify Your Classroom by Mike Acedo In today’s classroom, educators are constantly required to mold their teaching methods …

44 Popular Superintendent & Teacher Approved EdTech Resources | Center for Effective School Practices

<b>Finding a suitable edtech tool without any references is like grasping for straws.</b><p>Online reviews of edtech tools tend to focus on technical features …

This Simple Strategy Will Make You a Faster, More Effective Learner

A little structure goes a long way in making the mind more effective.<p><i>What is the best approach for learning new things? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Praveen Tipirneni, CEO of</b> …

Bill Gates Wants You to Watch These 9 TED Talks

You can read what Gates called "one of the most important" books he's ever read, or you can watch these short but amazing TED Talks.<p>In an interview published in <i>Time</i> magazine earlier today, Bill Gates said that the late Hans Rosling's book <i>Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why</i> …

Bill Gates

The Twelve Most Important Reads for Life: MBA Edition

<b>Full disclosure</b>: This list ignores many important parts of an MBA education, including accounting, statistics, and Excel spreadsheets. Instead, it …

Creating Epic Moments With Playful Formative Assessment

Guest post by Michael Matera<p>Throughout the years, seeing one class period after the next, one semester after the next, one graduating class after the …

Microsoft now offers public courses for building AI skills

Microsoft has added an AI track to its Professional Program courses. The track is open to the public and is comprised of nine online courses -- each of which take eight to 16 hours to complete -- as well as a final project. "The program provides job-ready skills and real-world experience to …

7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

Self-help

The Present Requirements For Admission to Harvard College

“The old system of examination aimed to find out whether the candidate had studied those books in language or science which the college recommended. The new system aims to find out whether he can reason and use the knowledge he has gained from those books.”<p>In the last ten years great changes have …

Want to Get Smarter? Read Something on This List

There’s a lot of hope today that playing mindless brain training games will make you smarter. But instead of trying a quick fix, why not read …

PuppetMaster: An app to inspire animated storytelling

I’ve been exploring the new PuppetMaster app and I am enchanted. I see serious potential for this free, intuitive, open-ended tool to encourage …

Why it's time to say goodbye to group work

We have gathered here today to say our farewells to group work. Descended from the kinaesthetic-learning-style dynasty and a loyal friend to the …

“Timelinely” Lets You Easily Create Annotated & Interactive Videos

Timelinely is a new free tool that easily lets you create an interactive experience for any YouTube video.<p>You just copy-and-paste the url of the …

Redefining annotation: Ditch That PDF and hyper-annotate

Learning how to read and annotate text is an important skill all our students need to truly understand stories, articles, and *GULP* textbooks. This …

This Android app just changed the desktop game: scrcpy

This week developer rom1v released an application for Mac, Windows, and Linux which makes Android appear on a desktop. The user has only to connect …

Pitching an Investor? This Is Exactly How Many Slides You Should Have in Your Pitch Deck

A killer investor presentation only needs to convey these key things.<p>When I sit down with new startup founders, most ask me about one thing: raising money.<p>This is smart of them, because, as I've stated previously, fundraising needs to be one of the core competencies of any young company. Yet for …

KQED Begins What Looks Like A Great Site For Teachers To Create Virtual Classrooms

KQED, the monster public television and radio station for Northern California, is beginning a new project on March 15th called KQED Learn (I assume …

These 5 Courses (57.5 Hours!) Are Your Path to Expert-Level Python Programming

<b>The Complete Python Programming Boot Camp: Beginner to Advanced</b><p>Master Python One Step At a Time<p><b>Python for Programmers</b><p>Learn Python Quickly In This …

Learning Transformed Course

The reaction to Learning Transformed has been truly humbling. Tom Murray and I have watched many book studies and Twitter chats unfold since the …

Flipgrid is the 'Snapchat' for education

MINNEAPOLIS - Flipgrid started as an idea 12 years ago. Now it has grown in to an education social platform for students around the world.<p>Commonly …

3 Excellent Google Drive Screen Recorders for Teachers

Here are 3 excellent tools you can use to record your screen and share your screencasts with others. The great thing about these tools is that they …

Education Technology

Cultivating creativity in the classroom: Ideas for teachers by teachers

As we move further and further into the digital age, creativity continues to surge to the top of skills students will need in the future. Barbara …