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Educators as Active Listeners

Educators as Active Listeners<p>I have a few sayings I often use in my teacher education courses and PD workshops for teachers related to active …


“When integrating technology...the Rigor/ Relevance Framework can be used as a guide to reflect on the quality of learning that’s occurring.” #LT8Keys #FutureReady https://t.co/0nO86vIPg9

John Hattie on the Educator Mindframe and Why It Matters

59:10<p>John Hattie’s landmark Visible Learning research concluded that one of the most important influences of student achievement is how teachers …


Hattie on Dweck: Sometimes pupils need 'fixed mindsets', argues leading academic

“Fixed” and “growth” mindsets both have advantages for learning at different times, an influential education academic has claimed.<p>Professor John …


Six Good Digital Storytelling Tools In One Place

For the last four or five years I have been telling people about Timeline JS whenever they seek suggestions for multimedia timeline tools. It’s a …

Education Technology

Can Teachers Learn to Think Differently?

<i>Editor's Note: Karen Martin,</i> <i>elementary teacher and instructional coach for Denali Borough School District in Alaska, traveled to Finland as a</i> …


Dynamic Lecturing: Research-Based Strategies to Enhance Effectiveness | Academic Innovation Studio

Is lecturing a "tainted and antiquated" mode of teaching or a misunderstood and unfairly maligned approach? According to Todd Zakrajsek, it depends. …


Here’s What Happens When Every Student Gets a Personalized Learning Plan

High school sophomore Olivia Surdam thought she wanted to have a career in healthcare as a doctor or nurse, but after recognizing that her sensitive …


How to Get Teachers on the Tech Bandwagon

By Tim Klan and Judy Bowling<p>Teaching with technology can be kind of like getting onto a roller coaster or auditioning for a play. For some, it’s …

Education Technology

STEM Bias - Are Our Schools Killing the Arts ?

Do we have a STEM bias and is it killing the arts?<p>Is there a STEM bias in our schools? Some people on social media think so. I watch social media …

Social Media

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Great image from @E_Sheninger this is speaking right to me and the work we are doing in @Harrisburg_SD #tie18 https://t.co/vYsaVvP5D0

How Apple could use its massive cash pile to educate the world

Apple’s got a pile of cash on hand that’s estimated to exceed $285 billion. So how should it spend it? Over the years, we’ve heard plenty of ideas — ranging from buying Disney to giving large sums of money back to shareholders.<p>Scott Galloway, clinical professor of marketing at the New York …

Business School

Free Posters Celebrating Mighty Women in Science

Six downloadable posters celebrating women in science perfect for displaying in classrooms and kids' rooms!Designer Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya has …


Shifting from Passive to Active Learning

“<i>Nothing could be more absurd than an experiment in which computers are placed in a classroom where nothing else is changed.</i>” - Seymour Papert <br>When …


Seven reasons people no longer want to be teachers

The oldest profession – teaching – is no longer attractive. The Queensland Deans of Education revealed there have been alarming drops in first …


Google AI experiment has you talking to books

Google Research is giving us a (fun) glimpse of how far natural language processing in artificial intelligence has come. Mountain View's research division has rolled out a couple of what it calls Semantic Experiences, which are websites with interesting activities that demonstrate AIs' ability to …

Artificial Intelligence

Google’s astounding new search tool will answer any question by reading thousands of books

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada<p>Imagine if you could gather thousands of writers in a circle to discuss one question. What would optimist Thomas L. Friedman say about intervening in Syria, for example? Would chaos theorist Santo Banerjee concur?<p>Google now has a way to convene that kind of …

British Columbia

The Cutoff Technique in Street Photography

Dear friend,A technique I learned from my good friend Charlie Kirk in street photography: what he calls the ‘cutoff technique’.<b>CONQUER YOUR FEARS AND</b> …

Street Photography

Students Around The Globe Build Empathy Through A Learning Platform

Empatico is a free online learning tool, funded by the KIND Foundation, that matches classrooms around the world for a cultural exchange

Education Technology


A Lesson Presentation that presents Teaching Resources in Digital Story-Telling. This presentation presents perfect teaching resources that will help …


Why Effective Digital Learning Shouldn’t Disrupt Traditional Teaching Techniques

In my work as a digital learning specialist, I’m charged with helping teachers try new classroom strategies and learn to use the technology tools …


Googling "How To Be A Director of Digital Learning Initiatives” | Technology and Learning

When I first got my current gig a couple of years ago, I may not literally have Googled, “<i>How to be a director of digital learning initiatives?</i>”.But …

Higher Education

Learner-centered Design for Adult Learners

If you’re looking to join the growing brigade improving the lives of adult learners through mobile learning – then welcome! We need you. More …


The Case Against Lectures - Facts So Romantic

<i>Depending on the speaker, lectures can be a joy, but, the efficacy of the lecture, as a teaching method, is in doubt.</i>Photograph by ESB Professional / …


As Apple and Google fight for edtech dominance, the industry is still failing kids and teachers

Edtech is big business. Investors staked around $8.15 billion in educational technology in 2017, and Forbes predicts this will expand to $9.5 billion …

Education Technology

What Early Blended Learning Pioneers Got Right That Today's Schools Have Forgotten

When I first began blending digital and face-to-face learning, it was easy enough to create a flow between online learning spaces and offline …


The benefits of active learning

In an article lamenting the reduction in kindergarten of teacher autonomy and child-directed activities, Washington Post columnist Valerie Strauss …


Innovative Tools for Connected Learning

C ognero is the learning and assessment suite trusted by leading institutions and learning providers. We fit perfectly into instructor-led …

Education Technology

Adobe Spark for Education Now Available for Schools

It’s finally here, and I am so excited! Adobe Spark for Education is now available for schools. Students can use this suite of open-ended creation …

Education Technology