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Three Good Tools for Creating Screenshots on Chromebooks

Capturing an image of your screen as you see it at a particular moment in time can serve a lot of purposes in a school setting. You can use …

6 Strategies for Differentiated Instruction in Project-Based Learning

1. Differentiate Through Teams<p>We all know that heterogeneous grouping works, but sometimes homogenous grouping can be an effective way to …

Pedagogy

Pay Attention: The Way Anxiety Shapes Our Students

Lately, many of my students have started a new hobby: solving Rubik's cubes. They like to do it as fast as is humanly possible and they have …

Google Classroom is hoping the new year will be the best one yet for teachers and students

Your grade school teachers may have told you to put away your smartphones and stow your laptops in class, but in 2017? In 2017, the classroom is …

Education Technology

‘Westworld’ is the perfect show for our fan theory obsession

<i>This post contains spoilers about episode three of “Westworld.”</i><p>We’re three episodes into HBO’s “Westworld,” which means we should have a handle on this wacky Western theme park and the futuristic universe that surrounds it.<p>And yet….<p>Just about every scene so far complicates rather than crystallizes …

Teacher Training As 'Part Theater, Part Sport'

Rain beats against the windows of a downtown New York City building on a soporific Friday morning. A high school teacher is reading out loud from a sample recommendation letter when she notices a few students fidgeting and texting.<p>"I'm not seeing all eyes ..." she says, her voice trailing off.<p>Naama …

Education

The Answer to Why Humans Are So Central in Star Trek

Don’t you ever wonder why so many Federation starships in Star Trek suffer weirdly-timed meltdowns? Sure, it’s television, but shouldn’t there be a</i> …

Pistons in talks to leave Palace of Auburn Hills for downtown Detroit, report says

The Pistons could be moving away from their palace for a brand-new home in downtown Detroit.<p>According to Crain's Detroit Business Journal, Pistons …

Trump-Clinton nasty? Not compared to these campaigns

<b>(CNN) —</b> As Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton prepare to square off Monday night in their first debate, the expectations are clear: Political bloodsport in primetime.<p>The 2016 race has been notably nasty, with Trump assuming the attack dog role campaigns have traditionally outsourced to running mates …

Thomas Jefferson

15 Ways The Ultimate Edition Improves Batman v Superman

by David Reddish<p>– on<p>in Lists<p><i>Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice</i> kicked off blockbuster movie season and divided audiences this year. Critics savaged …

More carrot and more stick; more love, more warmth, more discipline.

Ahead of the start of this term, I was reflecting on where we need to go next to raise standards at Highbury Grove. Everywhere I look to find schools …

5 Excellent Video Tutorials to Teach Students about Online Safety

The web provides limitless opportunities for learning, creating, sharing, and exploring the depths of human knowledge. But it is also an unsafe arena …

The Best Resources For “Do Now” Activities To Begin A Class

<b>A Warm-Up ‘Mindset’ Helps Students & Teachers is the headline of one of my Ed Week columns.</b><p>“Do Now,” “Walk-In Procedures,” or “Warm-Ups” – they are …

Every Star Trek Movie Ranked

This week marked the 50th anniversary of the premiere of <i>Star Trek</i> on TV. While logically this should have resulted in a “best episodes!” type post… I …

Science Fiction

What it means to play for Tom Izzo

Tom Izzo walked into my high school cafeteria in Fishers, Ind., snagged one of those red food trays and plopped down into a seat with my buddies and …

The Making of Star Trek: The Next Generation's Greatest Episode, 'The Inner Light'

This episode should’ve never worked. It was a one-off, inconsequential story about characters we’ve never seen before nor would ever see again. It …

What If Schools Abolished Grade Levels?

Sorting kids by age or ability creates problems, according to our panel of education experts.<p><i>This is the sixth installment in our series about school in a perfect world. Read previous entries on calendars, content, homework, teachers, and classrooms.</i><p>We asked prominent voices in education—from …

Beware the Iconography Trap of Personalized Learning: Rigor Matters

<i>By Betheny Gross</i><p><i>This blog was originally posted on CRPE.com as part of its Notes From The Field series.</i><p>My colleague and I recently visited a middle …

Teaching

Bryan Fuller Explains Why the New Show is Called Star Trek: Discovery

While there was no new footage or casting announcements made for <i>Star Trek: Discovery</i> at Mission New York today, there was a video from executive …

Science Fiction

7 Films With Symbolism You Didn't Notice (And Can't Unsee)

Every movie has subtext, but when it comes to the stuff that makes it to the top of the box office, that subtext is usually something like "violence …

Can Movies With Mikey Change Your Opinion Of Interstellar?

<i>Interstellar</i> appears to have a whopper of a flaw: the suggestion that love is a physical force with the power to overcome gravity and dimensional …

Anne Hathaway

FANTASY PLAYS: Sleepers who should outperform draft position

Uncovering sleepers in fantasy football isn't easy with so many players seeking and finding much of the same information.<p>So it's an advantage to …

18 Digital Tools and Strategies That Support Students’ Reading and Writing

Teachers in Littleton, Colorado — like teachers in many places — are increasingly asking students to read and write online. Free tools like Google …

Distant and discontent: the downsides of digital learning

We hear a great deal about the wondrous new world of digital higher education. One recent contributor to <i>Times Higher Education</i>, for example, …

Google updates Classroom with new tools for students, parents and teachers

Google Classroom, the company’s platform that brings together Google Apps for Education and a number of tools for managing classes and content, is getting one of its regular summer updates today (right in time before the next school year starts).<p>While Classroom has traditionally focused on offering …

Education Technology

ND-Michigan St tie, controversial vote is 1960s centerpiece

There are big college football games and then there are those that rise to the level of being called Game of the Century. To be one of those games, …

Manufacturer Refurbished Asus Chromebook C300MA, Save 40%

We have a great deal on a Manufacturer Refurbished Asus Chromebook C300MA in the Geeky Gadgets Deals store today, you can save 40% off the regular …

Gear & Gadgets

Entertainment - MarketWatch.com

This daughter is concerned her mother is being taken for all she is worth.<p>7:18 p.m. Today7:18 p.m. July 1, 2018<p>This man wants to know how they should …

Jurassic World