Thomas Dyer

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Using Technology in the English/Language Arts Classroom for "Sophisticated Responses"

The headline in <i>The New York Times</i> (6/13/2013) was a little misleading: “Study Gauges Value of Technology in Schools.” The topic of gauging the value …

The Other 21st Century Skills: Why Teach Them

The Other 21st Century Skills: Why Teach Them<p>Many have attempted to identify the skills important for a learner today in this era of the 21st century …

Game-Based Learning Brings the History of Civilization to Life

History is the greatest story ever told. However, what makes history so compelling a story too often gets lost in translation in the classroom. As a …

8 Ways Technology Is Improving Education

<i>The Education Tech Series is supported by Dell The Power To Do More, where you'll find perspectives, trends and stories that inspire Dell to create</i> …

118 best Game-Based Learning images on Pinterest | Videogames, Classroom ideas and Educational technology

Looking for ways to gamify your classroom? We've compiled some of the best game-based learning resources and strategies on the Web.

Common Core in Action: Teaching Online Ethics

So how do we as educators help students respect other people's work and not abuse it in this era of accessible information? The answer is, of course, …

What's Our Best Taxonomy? Bloom's or SOLO?

Assessment is one of education's new four-letter words, but it shouldn't be, because it's not assessment's fault that some adults misuse it. …

Google's partnering with Samsung and others for new educational devices this spring

Google began its play for the education market late last year with a student-oriented version of the Play Store. Since then, partners of the Google for Education program have provided their classes with learning software and tools on select Chromebooks and Android-based tablets. Today, Mountain …

6 Scaffolding Strategies to Use With Your Students

Simply put, scaffolding is what you do first with kids—for those students who are still struggling, you may need to differentiate by modifying an …

Pedagogy

6 Healthy Habits To Teach Kids Who Worry Too Much

One of my favorite quotes is by Marjorie Hinckley, the author of the book <i>Small and Simple Things</i>. In it she says, "The trick is to enjoy life. Don't wish away your days waiting for better ones ahead."<p>It seems like an easy principle to live by, but in reality many of us live our days fighting the …

Let's Teach Students to Think Critically, Not Test Mindlessly

Superintendent Josh Starr's take on some of the education policies of the Obama administration is like a breath of fresh air. Starr, who leads public schools in Montgomery County, Md., maintains that a relentless focus on high-stakes testing is, at best, misguided and, at worst, may limit the …

Common Core in Action: Teaching Critical Thinking and Questioning

A Little Background<p>I won't go into too much detail about the semester-long unit, but suffice it to say that the end result of the presentations were …

15 Technologies That Were Supposed To Change Education Forever

Every generation has its shiny new technology that's supposed to change education forever. In the 1920s it was radio books. In the 1930s it was …

Engineering in higher education: a bright future? – live chat

Sponsored Q&A: join our online discussion on developing the next generation of engineers on <b>24 January, 12-2pm GMT</b><p>What is an engineer? Can technicians, constructors, plumbers, electricians and academics all use the title? And how many 17- and 18-year-olds are aware of the engineer's role in today's …

Are Moocs the best chance we have to satisfy a global thirst for education?

"There are certainly Mooc junkies, who take them for no other reason than they're free and they like hanging out," grins Dr Ben Brabon of Edgehill university, whose massive open online course in vampire fiction is one of only two accredited Moocs currently on offer in the UK.<p>Brabon isn't …

Is Higher Education Worth It? Documentary Filmmaker Andrew Rossi Investigates.

It’s more expensive than ever to go to college and harder to find a job once you spend yourself into debt for that higher education. The system seems fundamentally broken. Can it be fixed and is there a better way for kids to approach the pricey world of higher education?<p>Those are questions that …

You Can't Be Everything To Everyone (So Stop Trying)

The other day I received two angry emails from people who’d submitted to my site, but hadn’t gotten published on it. I’d apparently also let someone …

Roller Coasters

4 Habits Of Punctual People

Those people who are always on time? How to they do it? If you are part of the 20% of Americans who are chronically late, get ready to change everything.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2014. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>Plan any event and chances are one in …

The Incredible Power of Not Taking Credit

Nothing limits your ability to achieve great things more than your desire to take credit for what you have achieved. This paradox is at the center of …

5 Questions to Discover Who You Are and What Will Make You Happy

<b>“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.</b>” ~<b>E.E. Cummings</b><p>At twenty-five I was happily married and had a great career, many friends, …

How to Maintain Healthy Habits and Stop Sabotaging Yourself

<b>“You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” ~Buddha</b><p>About two years go, I felt horrible about myself …

Is The Teen Brain More Vulnerable To Addiction?

<i>By Michael Dahr</i><p>Even before their first acts of rebellion, teenagers can get a bad reputation. Popular myths paint the adolescent years as a time of hormone-fueled immaturity, while adults tend to look back on teenage-hood as a difficult time that young people simply need to "survive." Informed by …

DIY Chalk Walls For Any Artistic Living Space

Good style can take on many forms. If you enjoy multi-chromatic schemes, you will find eclectic decor to satisfy your hunger for animation. If you …