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A Look Back: “New Research Quantifies The Vocabulary Improvement Generated By Reading – Here’s How I Plan To Use It In Class”

<b>During this month, I’ll be taking a break now-and-then from blogging to both take some R & R and to finish-up some more extended writing</b> …

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The Research Base for Formative Assessment

Many believe that formative assessment is an important part of the learning process but how does it work? Mary Ryerse and Susan Brookhart break down …

Continuous Improvement in a Nutshell

2:35<p>There's no silver bullet in education--but there may be a toolkit. Explore how districts are using "continuous improvement" strategies to keep …

Thinking Past Think-Pair-Share | EdTech | United States

Academic conversations build an understanding of content and promote communication that prepares students for college and career. But how do we …

Jackpot! Great Interactives To Support Teaching & Learning With Primary Sources

The Library of Congress has funded four impressive-looking online tools to help teaching and learning with primary sources:<p><i>Eagle Eye Citizen engages</i> …

The 10-minutes Cycling Workout That’s Just as Effective as a 50-minute Routine

The next time you’re plodding through a run (that’s more like a sad jog) in your neighborhood thinking I really want this to stop, do it. Stop. Don’t …

EDpuzzle Update

EDpuzzle the world's leading tool for "flipping" a classroom or lesson has been hard at work w/ new features and updates to make it easier and even …

Education Technology

How to Revive & Transform Observational Assessment with Google Forms

Observational Assessment<p>Thoughtful observational assessment is among the most powerful tools a teacher can use to better understand what their …

Using Quizlet Live In Your Classroom – The Twitter History Teacher

Quizlet just appointed a number of new teacher ambassadors. I was picked in this new batch of teachers to help promote their application. Teacher …

Low-level disruption: 6 ways to stop the rot

The following could be mind-bogglingly obvious to many readers but I present here strategies I’ve used over the years to combat that most frustrating …

ClassHook Helps You Find Educational Video Clips

The right video clip can help you make a point in a lesson by showing a “real world” application of a concept. And, of course, a good video clip can …

Memphis math teacher remembers ‘sticking out.’ It inspired him to teach with compassion

Neven Holland was in third grade when his mother pulled him out of his Chicago elementary school and moved him to a school in the suburbs.<p>“I could …

Learning on the Go author & iPad Accessibility Expert Luis Pérez’s Top 10 Apps

As someone with a visual impairment, Luis F. Pérez, PhD, knows firsthand how technology can improve the lives of people with disabilities in a …

The Three Steps To Make Google's Vision For Education A Reality

Few people would argue that education is on the cusp of transformational change – unless it is to say it is already happening – but the actual shape of that change is hotly contested.<p>But at one of Europe’s largest ed tech gatherings, a senior Google for Education executive set out the three steps …

Education Technology

Developing Your Classroom Presence

Fostering a Sense of Authenticity<p>Students want and need sincerity, honesty, and care for the subjects they are being taught. This multidimensional …

6 Good Digital Textbook Sources for Teachers

In response to a couple of requests we received from our readers here in EdTech and Mlearning, we went ahead and curated for you the collection …

5 Research-Based Tips for Providing Students with Meaningful Feedback

So what exactly are the most effective ways to use feedback in educational settings?<p>Although there is no quick or easy answer to this question, here …

Using Feedback Logs to Empower Learners

The most successful companies are successful because they are always looking for ways to improve. When it comes to their employees, there is no …

3 Good Lesson Planners for Teachers

After posting about lesson plan resources for teachers, we received a request from one of our readers asking about lesson planners, so we decided to …

Tons of Free Math Textbooks for Teachers

This is a quick post to share with you this interesting resource we came across awhile ago. This is a collection of more than 60 free math textbooks, …

Guest Post: Teaching Math To English Language Learners

<b>Editor’s Note: This is the third in a series of guest posts that will be appearing on this blog about teaching math to English Language Learners.</b> …

7 Google Forms Hacks Teachers Need to Know

7 Google Forms Hacks Teachers Need to Know<p>By Shawn Beard<p>An often-overlooked tool by new Google users is Google Forms. This powerhouse of a tool holds …

Top 10 Strategies for Building Students’ Critical Thinking

<i>EducationWorld is pleased to present this article by Christi Wilson, an 11-year teaching veteran who contributes to several education Web sites,</i> …

Class Tech Tips: Classroom Tips for Biography Projects with Spark Page

Are your students content creators? Students can use their reading and research experiences to create a shareable website. If you’re looking for tips …

Have students make videos to show their thinking, learning, feelings, thoughts, or ideas!

Guest Blog Post by Marcia Carrillo The “Video Secret” to student learning can be achieved by providing the opportunity of “selfie-videos.” When …

Student Centered Learning Part 3 – The Twitter History Teacher

<b>Results and Next Steps into Student Centered Learning</b><p>A few weeks ago I wrote about how I made a shift in my teaching practice and moved into a more …

4 Fresh Ideas for Using E-Learning in Your Blended Learning Strategy - E-Learning Heroes

In a previous article on blended learning, I mentioned that it’s a bit like a smoothie—with ingredients like e-learning, instructor-led training, …

The Pedagogy of Digital Discussion

I wasn’t an overly confident student when it came to engaging in open conversations during class. If one of my teachers posed a question, I only …

Kasey Bell’s 8 Great Ways to Use Google Slides

Kasey Bell on episode 322 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Kasey …

Some of The Best Writing Apps for Elementary Students

Based on your recommendation, we went ahead and curated for you this collection of some good iPad apps you can use with your elementary students to …