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The Pedagogy Of John Dewey: A Summary

The Pedagogy Of John Dewey: A Summaryby Steve Wheeler, Associate Professor, Plymouth Institute of EducationThis is number 7 in my blog series on major …

Pedagogy

How Neighbors Can Grow a Community-Centered School to Teach Kids and Adults

Students working in the community garden alongside David Whitwam of Whitwam Organics. Courtesy of Bible Truth Ministries Academy.Suzette Dean’s …

Kids

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Interactive Video

Why Principals Matter

Earlier this year, Nadia Lopez was ready to quit her job at Mott Hall Bridges Academy. Lopez founded the public middle school in 2010, hoping to provide educational stability to students in Brownsville, Brooklyn—the poorest neighborhood in New York City. Four years later, though, she worried her …

New York

Failing Forward: 21 Ideas To Help Students Keep Their Momentum

Failing Forward: 21 Ideas To Help Students Keep Their Momentumby Terry Heick“Failing Forward” is a relatively recent entry into our cultural …

Nikola Tesla

Inquiry Learning Ideas for Math and Science With iPads

By Sam Gliksman

The following is the second of a series of excerpts from Gliksman’s book iPad in Education for Dummies.

We tend to split science and …

Inquiries

Steps to Create the Conditions for Deep, Rigorous, Applied Learning

Many school administrators, teachers and parents want the education provided to children to be high quality, rigorous and connected to the world …

Education

Studying With Quizzes Helps Make Sure the Material Sticks

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Roddy Roediger is a psychology professor at Washington University in St. Louis and runs the school’s …

Psychology

Make learning an adventure!

Classcraft is relevant to students because the risks and rewards in the game are real. Do well academically and help your teammates with their …

Detention

Prevent your Mac password from being bypassed

These two security utilities prevent thieves from being able to reset your password to gain access to the contents of your Mac.

A nefarious individual …

Security

Protect Your Smartphone From Government Spies With These Apps

If you didn’t know how easy it was for hackers to grab information off of your smartphone before, you should now.

The Intercept reported earlier this week that the National Security Agency (NSA) and the British equivalent spy agency GCHQ had allegedly hacked into and stole information from millions …

National Security Agency

Social Media for Teachers: Guides, Resources and Ideas

Social media can be great tools in education. Yet, many teachers remain reluctant to use them. Blogger Matt Davis has gathered some of the best …

Social Media

5 Pioneering Ways to Reuse All Those Empty Bottles You Have

The next time you think about throwing out that empty tequila bottle, stop. That bottle may be your ticket to a snazzier house.

Some people may not see the correlation between alcohol consumption and home decor, but empty liquor bottles can kill two birds with one stone for anyone who wants to get …

Reuse

Canonical Achieves Broad Industry Buy-In For Snappy Ubuntu

Canonical, creator of the Ubuntu operating system, has been aggressively pitching itself as the enabler for a world of Internet of Things (IoT) devices. This enablement has occurred via its “Snappy” Ubuntu core, the most recent rendition of Ubuntu which is a cut down operating system. Snappy shares …

Ubuntu

Learning from Failure: Inspirational Stories for Teachers

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It’s easy to become deluded.

When I think back on the time that I spent in the classroom, I can see that now. …

Teaching

Part 1: Forty Educational Websites To Put In Your Toolkit

Welcome to a post and the summer of 2014… at least in the USA. I have a real treat for you in the next two weeks. I will be sharing some of those

Education

Modifying the Flipped Classroom: The "In-Class" Version

Guest blogger Jennifer Gonzalez proposes the In-Class Flip, a modified version of the flipped-learning model that incorporates the video lecture …

Google Docs CHEAT SHEET!

FREE DOWNLOAD: Google DOCS Cheat Sheet! This Google Docs Cheat Sheet will give teachers and students an overview of the NEW Docs Home Screen, as well …

We've Gone Google!

This week, teachers in our district received their Teacher Login for Google Apps for Education. When I teach classes on Google Drive and Google Apps, …

5 Tips for Teaching the Tough Kids

Guest blogger Josh Work shares five techniques for dealing with middle school students who present ongoing discipline issues. His underlying theme is …

Teaching

8 Tips to Create a Twitter-Driven School Culture

Administrators can create a more connected school culture by modeling Twitter use and encouraging staff to work, play, and learn through the medium.

Twitter

Helping Students Find Purpose and Appreciation for School

Maurice EliasSocial and Emotional LearningThere are four areas that matter most to job satisfaction and productivity teachers can apply to their own …

Education

Why Google Classroom won’t affect institutional LMS market … yet

Yesterday I shared a post about the new Google Classroom details that are coming out via YouTube videos, and as part of that post I made the …

Google

How to Build Trust in Schools

Sometimes I scratch my head when I read about the government's efforts to improve schools: new standards and tests that have to be implemented immediately, punitive teacher evaluations, and threats of school closures and job losses. All methods that I'm sure have the school employees' amygdalae …

Education

New report: Cholesterol in food not a concern

For more than a week, speculation has been running rampant. Here's how it all started.

On February 10, The Washington Post published a headline that got a good amount of attention: "The U.S. government is poised to withdraw longstanding warnings about cholesterol."

Every five years, the Department of …

Food

A Guidebook for Social Media in the Classroom

Vicki Davis @coolcatteacherEducation TrendsEdutopia blogger Vicki Davis, in the first half of a pro-and-con discussion about social media in the …

Social Media

It'll Be A Lot Harder To Cut Class With This Classroom Facial-Recognition App

A professor can quickly mark who is in the lecture hall just by snapping a photo.

Under pressure to prove the value of sky-high tuition fees, many colleges are getting tough on classroom attendance. The Wall Street Journal recently reported on a series of new measures colleges are trying, including …

Classrooms

Microsoft Just Opened Up All Of Office To All Of The Cloud

If you can't beat 'em, join 'em—and then beat 'em.

Microsoft announced today that it's opening its Office apps to integrate with a slew of other existing cloud services, according to The Verge, further affirming its commitment to meeting customers where they live, as well as where they work.

While …

Microsoft