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10 reasons I love using Edmodo in my iPad classroom…

I can not describe how much easier Edmodo has made my teaching! At the beginning of this academic year, and in my capacity as an eLearning leader, I …

36 Things Every 21st Century Teacher Should Be Able To Do

<b>36 Things Every 21st Century Teacher Should Be Able To Do</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p>What should every teacher in the 21st century know and be able to do? That’s an …

21 Simple Ideas To Improve Student Motivation

<b>21 Simple Ideas To Improve Student Motivation</b><p>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><p>The best lessons, books, and materials in the world won’t get students excited about …

Teachers: This Is What I Need From You

<b>Teachers: This Is What I Need From You</b><p>As educators, we have a huge responsibility towards each child entrusted to us.<p>It is our duty to try our best …

The 10 Most Popular TED Ed Lessons for Teachers

On top of that, TED Ed team have just finished compiling a list of the most popular TED Ed lessons. We are sharing them with you below. Check them …

How I turned my classroom into a ‘living video game’—and saw achievement soar

In this innovative environment, students are active players in their own educational game.<p>The notion that struggling and failing is important to …

Education: Collections - Routledge

12 Interesting Ways To Start Class Tomorrow

<b>15 Interesting Ways To Start Class Tomorrow</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p><i>Ed note: this post has been updated and added-to from a 2013 post</i><p>You love teaching, your love …

50 Ways Google Can Help You Become A Better Teacher

<b>50 Ways Google Can Help You Become A Better Teacher</b><p>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><p>While Apple products are known for their integration in classrooms, …

50 Of The Best Education Accounts On Twitter

<b>50 Of The Best Education Accounts On Twitter</b><p>By <b>TeachThought Staff</b><p>Which are the best education accounts on twitter to follow?<p>Well, that depends on how …

7 free ways to capture student responses without costly clickers

<b>Most educators are familiar with student response systems (SRS) a.k.a. clickers. Common brands are eInstruction, Sentio, TurningPoint, Activote.</b> …

Ten Secrets To Surviving As A Teacher

<b>Ten Secrets To Surviving As A Teacher</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p>Surviving as a teacher isn’t easy.<p>Between the sheer work load, diversity of tasks, brutal pace, and …

Teaching

25 Tricks To Improve A Boring Lesson For Improved Student Engagement

<b>25 Tricks To Improve A Boring Lesson</b><p>contributed by <b>Lisa Chesser</b><p>Over the years, I’ve noticed how one question can change the dynamics of any …

10 Of The Best Free Curriculum Resources For Teachers

Although most teachers are given loose parameters for their curriculum, including certain areas that must be mastered in time for testing, there is …

Creating Classrooms We Need: 8 Ways Into Inquiry Learning

<b>2. FOSTER INQUIRY BY SCAFFOLDING CURIOSITY.</b><br>Teachers always come up to Laufenberg wanting to learn more about her progressive pedagogy -- and they …

50 Fab Apps for Teachers

Education—there’s an app for that. In fact, there are hundreds of thousands of apps on the market designed for teaching and learning. As more schools …

5 Learning Strategies That Make Students Curious

<b>5 Learning Strategies That Make Students Curious</b><p><i>Note this post has been updated from original publishing in February of 2013</i><p>Understanding where …

Learning

Personal Learning Networks for Educators: 10 Tips - Getting Smart by Guest Author - EdTech

By Dr. Mark Wagner<p>I often begin my workshop on personal learning networks (PLN) for educators by asking these questions: Who is in your learning …

21st Century Icebreakers: 13 Ways To Get To Know Your Students with Technology

<b>In honor of the start of a new school year, I am sharing one of my popular posts again with you with a couple of new additions!</b><p>On Monday I will begin …

Five habits of great students: Lessons from top-ranked STEM school

By Valerie Strauss<p>Valerie Strauss<p>Reporter covering education, foreign affairs<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Many factors affect how well students do in school, but among them are how the students themselves approach their work and learning. Here are some of the habits of successful students at High Technology …

The Psychology of Language: Why Are Some Words More Persuasive Than Others?

<i>What's actually going on in the brain when it processes language? And if words affect the mind in different ways, are some more persuasive than</i> …

Mindfulness improves reading ability, working memory, and task-focus

If you think your inability to concentrate is a hopeless condition, think again -- and breathe, and focus. According to a new study, as little as two …

Nine Things Educators Need to Know About the Brain

The human brain wasn’t designed for industrial education.<p>It was shaped over millions of years of sequential adaptation in response to ever-changing …

Four Ways Teachers Can Show They Care

If I asked you to tell me what you remembered most about your favorite teacher growing up, I bet you wouldn’t say much about the subject matter. …

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Creating Interactive Game Boards in the Common Core Classroom!

Getting ready for assessments can be tedious and stressful in the common core classroom, plus students always dread the word “test.” How can you make …

28 Creative Ideas for Teaching with Twitter

• <b>Instant feedback:</b> ReadWriteWeb and Mashable both featured Monica Rankin, a history professor at University of Dallas, and discussed how she utilizes …

Connected Learning: Tying Student Passions to School Subjects

Ito uses the Harry Potter Alliance to demonstrate how Connected Learning’s can be effective. She says, “the HPA connects young people who are …

Do Your Students Read Critically?

Questioning Text<p>Critical reading means that not only does the reader read to obtain the content knowledge (what information or message the author is …

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