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The 6 Most Important Theories of Teaching

The learning process has been a popular subject for theoretical analysis for decades. While some of those theories never leave the abstract realm, …

Pedagogy

8 digital skills we must teach our children

The social and economic impact of technology is widespread and accelerating. The speed and volume of information have increased exponentially. …

Intellectual Property

4 Steps for Learning that Lasts

When you’re designing any kind of learning event – a workshop, seminar, class, meeting – one of the most important components of your design is your …

Pedagogy

These are the skills every worker will need in 2030

Many of today’s primary school children are likely to grow up into a society that has changed significantly. In the workforce, some new industries …

The curriculum of 2030

While we do not yet live in a world of flying cars and androids, there is no denying that technology has radically changed our lives.<p>The tools of …

Education

The 5th ‘C’ of 21st Century Skills? Try Computational Thinking (Not Coding)

For better or worse, computing is pervasive, changing how and where people work, collaborate, communicate, shop, eat, travel, learn and quite simply, …

‘Bad Ads’ and the Study of Rhetoric

Teaching Specific Rhetorical Techniques<p>After reviewing ethos, pathos, and logos the following day in class, I give students a list of rhetorical …

Teaching

Welcome to the Post-Text Future

The internet was born in text. Now, video and audio are ascendant, writing is being left behind, and everything will be different.

The Promises, Challenges, and Futures of Media Literacy

Contemporary media literacy programs–commonly organized around the five main themes of youth participation, teacher training and curricular …

30 Of The Most Popular Trends In Education

30 Of The Most Popular Trends In Education by TeachThought Staff What are the most popular trends in education? What about the most popular trends in …

The Best Web Resources for Makerspace Project Ideas

Makerspaces are becoming a big deal for schools all over the world. In these unique areas, student ingenuity takes the lead. From primary to senior …

Makerspaces

3 key levers for school improvement

District and school leaders today are being asked to do more with less. Shrinking budgets and changes to federal and state policies have made their …

When It Comes to Universal Design for Learning, Don’t Wait to Be an Expert

First Person<p>—Getty<p>Most teachers will agree that student brains are as diverse as their fingerprints. Each student is compelled by different …

The Future of Coding in Schools

We talked with Resnick about the importance of coding in our school system, his thoughts on the changing roles of teachers, and new ways to engage …

The Art of Reflection

This naturally led to a conversation about portfolios. Portfolio discussions typically center on the tools: how to save, share, and publish student …

3 Fun Strategies for Note Taking

1. Walking Notes<p>Many teachers, myself included, rely heavily on PowerPoint or Google Slides for displaying notes while lecturing. Instead of the …

Inquiry Learning Vs. Standardized Content: Can They Coexist?

So how can you, as a teacher, help move the dialogue forward? First, you can focus on becoming a highly-effective project based learning (PBL) …

Valuing truth in the age of fake - Research Libraries UK

<b>RLUK Deputy Executive Director Fiona Bradley was invited to deliver a plenary at the London Info International conference on 5 December 2017, a copy</b> …

Mixed Reality | Product Spotlight

It was a typical London bus shelter, except that where a typical digital six-sheet poster would have been, commuters instead looked out onto Oxford …

LibGuides: Fake News: Home

A 2015 Pew Research Center report that millennials tend to get their news from social media.<p>During the latter part of the 2016 Presidential campaign, …

Crowdsourcing the Curriculum: A MOOC for Personalized, Connected Learning

Key Takeaways<p><b>Personalized learning at scale</b> need not rely solely on predictive analytics — it can be facilitated by connecting and empowering …

7 Things You Should Know About Personalized Learning

Abstract<p><b>Personalized learning</b> provides a unique, <b>highly focused learning path for each student</b>. Individual attention from instructors isn’t feasible …

Critical Review of Frameworks for Digital Literacy: Beyond the Flashy, Flimsy and Faddish – Part 3

The second part of this opinion piece on the flashy, flimsy and faddish nature of many definitions of digital literacies finished by calling for a …

A Critical Review of Frameworks for Digital Literacy: Beyond the Flashy, Flimsy and Faddish – Part 2

The first part of this opinion piece finished by reporting there are over one hundred different models and frameworks claiming to describe the nature …

A Critical Review of Frameworks for Digital Literacy: Beyond the Flashy, Flimsy and Faddish – Part 1

The simple fact is that digital literacy is now essential for successfully living, learning and working in today’s increasingly digitalized society …

10 Important Learning Studies From 2017

It’s been an exciting year in education with big advances in educational technology and instructional design, from new implementations of virtual …

4 exciting trends that will define the 2018 education industry

The education industry saw so many notable, significant changes this past year–from an increased focus on augmented reality and other visual …