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Privacy Push Must Not Prevent Personalized Learning By Michael B. Horn

We can all remember getting tests back with a big grade at the top and”‘x’s” marked next to the problems we got wrong. If we were lucky, a teacher, …

Personalized Learning

My Student Questionnaire for Beginning of Year

My old student questionnaire

Since I will be traveling quite a bit in August, I am getting my papers in order for the beginning of the year and …

The 37 Best Websites To Learn Something New

Forget overpriced schools, long days in a crowded classroom, and pitifully poor results. These websites and apps cover myriads of science, art, and …

Websites

8 Reasons Why Students Should Still Write Research Papers

8 Reasons Why Students Should Still Write Research Papersby Dorothy Mikuska There are plenty of reasons why the research paper is not assigned. They …

Research

How Technology Changed My Social Studies Classroom

How Technology Changed My Social Studies Classroomby Thomas StanleyOne of the greatest experiences I have had in teaching World History is to create a …

Social Studies

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

The summer is almost here. If you are like most educators, this is when you find the time to read your "teacher books" and learn about all those …

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 …

KQED

By Anya Kamenetz, NPR

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

Education Week recently reported that some …

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

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 …

Art

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 …

Students

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 …

Education

Metacognition: Nurturing Self-Awareness in the Classroom

Marilyn Price-Mitchell PhDBrain-Based LearningWhen students practice metacognition, the act of thinking about their thinking helps them make greater …

Education

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 …

Education