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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

3 Edtech Trends to Watch in 2017 | Inc.com

Technology in education is not new by any means, but the industry referred to as edtech still has that new car smell, a sheen that hasn't quite worn off yet. Still in its infancy compared to most industries, this space is far from saturated and there are dozens of innovations to look out for.<p>The …

Education Technology

Hacking Children's Learning: Why Gamification Technology Has The Answer

The problem with learning in recent years across all levels of schooling is that, somewhere along the way, we lost how to make it fun. Instead, it’s become a chore or punishment to kids and their parents. In reality, learning should be fun as it once had been.<p>There is hope that fun can be put back …

Education Technology

Technology Does Not Magically Make Teaching/Learning Better

There is a myth out there that integrating technology in your classroom makes you a better teacher. It is important to be clear that there is so much …

Education Technology

Redesigning Literacy Instruction in a Student-Centered Classroom

Presented by Steven W. Anderson, Digital Learning and Relationship Evangelist; and Shaelynn Farnsworth, Education Services Consultant for AEA 267 in …

#15toptips for Student-Centred Teaching 1: Trust your students and they will trust you

Teaching in higher education can be hugely rewarding experience. However, most of us teaching in higher education found our way into this role …

Pedagogy

I made my classroom look like the real world…and test scores soared

<i>Anthony Johnson is an elementary school teacher in North Carolina and a TED-Ed Innovative Educator. Below, he describes his innovative classroom</i> …

Here Are The Ten Downloadable Graphic Organizers I Use With ELL Beginners To Write A Story

We’ve spent the last two weeks in my English Language Learner Beginners class reading and learning about stories.<p>Last Friday, it was time for them to …

Language Learning

Students Learn from Inquiry, Not Interrogation

Jackie Walsh shares resources and strategies teachers can use to partner with students and create new roles and responsibilities in classroom …

Teaching

4 Things All Project-Based Learning Teachers Should Do

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The Post

Boredom, alienation and anxiety in the maths classroom? Here's why

Brian Hudson, <i>University of Sussex</i><p>The quest for appropriate teaching and learning practices for children and young people is ongoing and ever present. A major challenge is to make maths teaching more inclusive and maths itself more accessible to a wider cross section of children and young people. …

5 Surprising Tips to Enhance Learning in the Classroom

14 November 2016<p>Engaging students in the classroom is one of the biggest challenges for teachers. They’re often working with a strict curriculum that …

The old “Stephen Colbert” is gone for good: “The Late Show” crosses over firmly as host claims his new ground

<b>Bill O'Reilly, Stephen Colbert (CBS)</b><p>Bill O’Reilly’s interview last night shows why Comedy Central “Colbert” fans miss his old show so much<p>Sonia Saraiya<p>May 3, 2016 4:17pm (UTC)<p>For three moments last night, the host of “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” abandoned his chair. It was a punchline; in …

Comedy

Peppermint Oil Promotes Hair Growth without Toxic Signs

Abstract<p>Peppermint (<i>Mentha piperita</i>) is a plant native to Europe and has been widely used as a carminative and gastric stimulant worldwide. This …

Bioengineering

YouTubers call out ad guidelines as a form of censorship

According to YouTube, the platform's Advertiser-Friendly Content Guidelines are intended to protect brands and their advertisements from appearing alongside content those advertisers might find questionable. And for many of the platform's creators, monetizing videos with advertisements can be a …

Three Rookie Mistakes That Edtech Entrepreneurs Make

Opinion | Edtech Business<p>Three Rookie Mistakes That Edtech Entrepreneurs Make<p>By Jessica Berlinski     May 27, 2016<p>Shutterstock / Karpova<p>Launching …

EdTech 10: 21st Century Student Success

In this week's edition of EdTech 10, we share stories around helping today's student succeed including new ESSA regulations to 1-to-1 laptop …

Education Technology

How to Stay Faithful to a Personalized Learning Approach (and Hold Your School Accountable)

Learning Strategies<p>How to Stay Faithful to a Personalized Learning Approach (and Hold Your School Accountable)<p>By Jeff Kiderman     Jun 3, …

Virtual reality — from the living room to the classroom

There is a world of enormous educational potential with video games. Highly acclaimed simulation and tutorial games such as <i>SimCity</i> and <i>Math Blaster</i> have been continuously employed in elementary schools across the country, but the most common software used in education today is the web, word …

Virtual Reality

Education-2025 - The Classroom of the Future

The Classroom of the Future<p>The Physical Space<p>The days of classrooms where a teacher desk sits at the front of the classroom and students’ desks are …

For The First Time, Mac Users Have to Worry About Malware That Locks Their Computer And Demands a Ransom

Here's what you need to know.<p>Ransomware, a type of malware that encrypts all the data on your computer until you pay the attackers a ransom (often in …

Unconventional self-directed learning a hit at Hamilton high school

Jewel White, a 15-year-old student, gathers her books and signs herself out of a routine morning math class. She is not leaving school for the day, but is off to try some more challenging equations.<p>This practice is not uncommon at Westmount Secondary School in Hamilton, Ont.,where an unconventional …

Classroom Management – Dealing with Everyday Disruption in the Classroom

The discipline problems that a teacher may encounter will vary depending on the teaching methods employed, the layout of the physical environment and …

Infrastructure | K-12 Edtech Trends | State of EdTech

Plugging in, Juicing Up<p>America’s public K-12 schools are plugging in and juicing up. Can the tech take care of itself this time?<p>20132015<p>Districts …

The "No Teacher Left Behind Act"

<b>The Every Student Succeeds Act may bring a breath of fresh air to teachers that need it most.</b><p>High off the rush from defending the galaxy, Dan Adiletta finishes playing the video game Halo on the snowy afternoon of Martin Luther King Day. Though it is a holiday from school, Adiletta has work to do …

Lesson Planning: 6 Ways to Become a Technology Risk-Taker

It’s not enough to simply layer technology on to a lesson plan and expect student performance to improve on its own. There’s some risk involved when …

4 Tech Tips for Teachers

These days teachers are using technology to help students learn in fun and interesting ways, from...

Teaching

Six classroom management tips for new teachers

Smile, be consistent and add some fun – teacher and blogger Michael Linsin explains his behaviour management basics<p>As a new teacher facing their first classroom experience, you will have no doubt been bombarded with information.<p>It’s hard to know what’s important and what can go to the bottom of …

Teaching

6 of The Best Web Tools for Creating Educational Video Tutorials

Camtasia from TechSmith allows you to easily record your screen movements and actions and create step by step screencasts to share with …