Teaching

By Scott Kinkoph | Big topic but this magazine curates some of the best articles that can influence your practice.

Computer Coding Courses for Kids - Google CS First

Not in a club?<p>Choose a theme you like and start coding!<p>Wish you were in a club?<br>Tell your teacher or parent to check out the link below:<p>In a CS First …

Programming

For Children With Autism, No More Being Hushed

For autistic children, Dorothy Siegel does not believe in paraprofessionals, the teaching assistants sometimes assigned to shadow students in class.<p>To show you why, Ms. Siegel, 70, a longtime special education advocate, grabs your arm, pokes you and forcibly turns your head toward the teacher, the …

How Do You Know When A Teaching Strategy Is Most Effective? John Hattie Has An Idea

Untangling education research can often feel overwhelming, which may be why many research-based practices take a long time to show up in real …

Pedagogy

The Histories of Personalized Learning

<i>I delivered this talk today at the OEB MidSummit conference in Reykjavik, Iceland</i>I recognize that the theme of this conference is “shaping the future …

Personalized Learning

Schools don’t prepare children for life. Here’s the education they really need

From computer coding to toilet unblocking, we need well-rounded citizens, not rote-taught robots – and what you learn shouldn’t depend on where you live<p>It’s only after you have left school and, in adulthood, gained a bit of distance, that you can be fully aware of the gaps in your education. …

16 Good Apps to Use with Google Classroom

March 24, 2017 Google announced yesterday that Google Classroom is now open for users without G Suite for Education accounts. With this new update …

M-learning

Infographic – Virtual Reality Surging Into the Classroom

Virtual Reality is being used in classrooms now more than ever. One quarter of the schools are already using VR, and this number is continuing to …

Librarian Approved: 30 Ed-Tech Apps to Inspire Creativity and Creation

Tool discovery is often a challenge for teachers interested in finding ways to use technology that will change the way they and their students work. …

Digital Storytelling

Google Classroom Speed Grading

Time<p>A teacher's time is so valuable. Technology is intended to aid in the ability to save time. Google Classroom is a tool that can do just that. You …

Google Drive

5 Educational Concepts We Need To Eliminate In 2017

As we come to the end of another year, it is time once again to think about the changes we will make in the next 12 months. The world of education is …

Teaching

New & Improved Voice Typing Commands in Google Docs

You might have known that you can use your voice to type in Google Docs, but there are some new and improved features. You can now specify text …

» Apps

What Neuroscience Can Tell Us About Making Fractions Stick

Fractions are a notoriously tricky part of elementary math education for many children. Too often teachers struggle to ensure students are grasping …

The Brain

Use The Simplest Tools

Google Docs are stupidly simple. That’s what makes them so smart.<p>Over the past two weeks, as Americans grappled with the reality of a new president whose platform would rescind the rights of many Americans, maybe you saw one of these widely circulated Google Docs. One listed legal advice and links …

Google Docs

Technology 101 Skills for Teachers

For the past three years I have been involved with Oklahoma A Plus Schools (@okaplus) as a teacher in their workshops and now as a “fellow” providing …

QR codes

Those canny Finns!

Reading Time: 5 minutesWhy is Finnish education so good? Talk about international education and within 5 seconds Finland will have politely elbowed …

Finland

Some simple tips to become a Google search ninja [Infographic]

I’ll be the first to admit that when it comes to search for stuff using Google I am pretty much still a search n00b unlike some of my friends who can …

SEO

Prodigy Math Game Lets Teachers Create Virtual Classrooms

Prodigy Game is a math site recommended by some teachers on Twitter (see their tweets below).<p>There are a lot of premium features, but teachers can …

Education

Constitute

Universities must enter the digital age or risk facing irrelevance

(THOMAS LOHNES / GETTY IMAGES)<p><b>The old model of a teacher delivering a one-way message through a lecture is no longer engaging 21st-century students.</b><p><i>This post was co-written with Alex Tapscott.</i><p>If there is one institution due for innovation, it's the university. It's time for a deep debate on how …

Pedagogy

24 Teachers Share the Most Ridiculous Things Parents Have Ever Said to Them

How Can High-Poverty Schools Engage Families and the Community?

<i>Editor's note: This piece was adapted from</i> Turning High-Poverty Schools into High-Performing Schools <i>by William H. Parrett and Kathleen M. Budge.</i><p>"I …

Education

Genius Hour Resources

<i>Genius Hour is a time given during the school day to allow students to follow their passions and learn about topics that interest them. My gifted</i> …

Education

20Time

Post has attachment<p>Michael Wolski: I usually thrown them into the deep end of the pool.....and build the skills they need like research and note …

GLT Library: 6-8 Titles

A Long Walk to Water<p><i>The New York Times</i> bestseller <b>A Long Walk to Water</b> begins as two stories, told in alternating sections, about two eleven-year-olds …

Education

How Do We Know When Technology Helps—or Hurts—the Classroom? Educators at ISTE Weigh In

“We dropped over $10,000 last year on a math product, but I’m not sure if it’s really helped our students learn.”<p>Sound familiar?<p>Over the past few …

7 Leadership Truths That Are Simple In Concept, But Not So Simple To Live

Image credit: Flickr<p>When it comes to leadership, you can’t lead others–effectively–until you know how to lead yourself. I was recently asked during a pre-interview what I learned about leadership after serving 13 years in the military, and I told the interviewer that I had to think about it …