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Brain-Based Learning: Resource Roundup

Understanding How Brains Learn

Five-Minute Film Festival: Learning and the Brain, by Amy Erin Borovoy (2014)

As new findings in neuroscience imply …

Learning

A Step-by-step Guide on How to Create Custom Courses for Your Class Using iTunes U

June, 2015 Today we want to draw your attention to one of the features of iTunes U that is often overlooked by many teachers. It is the ability to …

iTunes

KQED

By GABRIELLE EMANUEL, NPR

This fall the NPR Ed team is celebrating great teachers and examining what makes great teaching.

When Amanda Siepiola steps …

Education

Summer Reading List: 5 Books on Professional Development

Here are five books that will add some fun, practicality, data-driven findings, digital thinking, and connectivity to your PD reading this summer.

Professional Development

We love this advice Don learned from his dad.

Resources for Teaching Students HOW TO LEARN

Why do Schools Rarely Teach Students How to Learn?Schools are so caught up in teaching fundamentals like reading, writing, and good old “‘rithmatic”, …

Education

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Try Canvas | Free LMS Trial | Canvas Learning Management System

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try Canvas

We’re fine with love at first sight, but we know you’ll fall even harder for what’s inside Canvas. That’s why we’ve got two ways …

Learning Management System

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By Anya Kamenetz, NPR

Close your eyes for a minute and daydream about a world without bubble tests.

Education Week recently reported that some …

Education

From Guilt to Google: Experimenting with Tech Tools to Improve Writing Feedback

Google

How Making A Mess Can Silence Your Inner Critic

Your inner critic doesn’t leave you alone. It tells you all kind of things:
You’re not good enough…You’ll never match up…You’re a failure…
And its …

Critics

Google HR Boss: We Don't Care Where You Went To College

Companies pay too much attention to where job applicants went to college, what their name sounds like and how well they answer brain teasers, Google’s top human resources executive Laszlo Bock told a packed room of business leaders, academics and public servants at the Forbes Reinventing America …

Google

Great Platforms to Find Open Educational Resources ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Go here for videos, sites, interactives, questions, slides, textbooks, handouts, lessons, and exams. Filter by CCSS, subject, and grade.

Go here for …

Project Sandbox: A Case Study in Primary/Elementary PBL

‘Make the call,’ the stage 2 class chanted during the final part of our project as students rang a supplier to order and pay for a truckload of sand …

Student-Driven Differentiated Instruction With "I Choose"

How it's done:

Definitions

I Choose is a 30-minute block of time during the day that allows fourth, fifth and sixth grade students to rotate through …

Differentiated Instruction

Texas District Pilots Desmos as Alternative to Graphing Calculators

For many US teachers, the classroom is a lonely place

One of the best ways to find out how teachers can improve their teaching is to ask them. The massive Teaching and Learning International Survey

Metacognition: Nurturing Self-Awareness in the Classroom

How do children gain a deeper understanding of how they think, feel, and act so that they can improve their learning and develop meaningful …

Educational Leadership:Health and Learning:When Students Track Their Progress

In the studies, students recorded their scores on a chart after taking each assessment. Figure 1 shows how a student tracked her progress on the …

A Taxonomy of Reflection: A Model for Critical Thinking

My approach to staff development (and teaching) borrows from the thinking of Donald Finkel who believed that teaching should be thought of as …

Creating a Culture of Student Reflection: Self-Assessment Yields Positive Results

Credit: Clyde Yoshida

The seventh and eighth graders in my math class at O'Farrell Community School in San Diego work in groups of five or six. One …

Educators Innovating Learning From the Inside Out

Matt KarlsenTeacher LeadershipTeacher-researchers, design thinkers, and teacherpreneurs have the abilities and opportunities to improve education …

Education

Using the Power of Twitter to Learn and Lead | CTQ

Posted by Samantha Hulsman on Monday, 03/23/2015

Time. That ever-elusive entity of which we think we never have enough. As a teacher, it seems like …

Education