Karen Walsh-Badalucco

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2018 Best Apps and Websites for Teaching and Learning

The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) announced its 2018 Best Apps and Best Websites for Teaching and Learning at the American Library …

'The difficulty is the point': teaching spoon-fed students how to really read

When the logic of capitalism means universities are run as businesses, much is lost. Reclaiming literature is crucial to understanding the times we live in<p>I’ve recently finished marking 40-odd exams, mostly written by people between the ages of 18 and 21. In them our students had to answer …

Teaching

School bans teachers from marking in attempt to boost children's confidence

The headmaster of a secondary school has banned teachers from marking because it risks damaging children’s confidence.<p>Gary Schlick, the head of Bedminster Down School in Bristol, said that issuing pupils with grades, scores and comments on their work may come across as negative, and does little to …

Why didn’t you tell me? 5 things I wish I had been told sooner

Like many others, there are things I have learned in recent years that it would have been really helpful to have been told about earlier on in my …

Writing a Lesson Plan: Objectives and Goals

Objectives are the first step in writing a strong lesson plan. After the Objective, you will define the Anticipatory Set. The objective is also known …

Teaching

There's a teaching method tech billionaires love — here's how teachers are learning it

It involves students guiding their own lessons with the help of technology, while teachers take on more of a coaching role if problems emerge. For its apparent benefits in getting kids up to speed in reading and math, advocates have claimed it could — and should — become the future of US …

Pedagogy

Professors at Harvard, Yale, and Princeton say their advice to incoming freshmen can be 'distilled to 3 words'

"We are scholars and teachers at Princeton, Harvard, and Yale who have some thoughts to share and advice to offer students who are headed off to colleges around the country," they wrote. "Our advice can be distilled to three words: Think for yourself."<p>The letter continued:<p>"Thinking for yourself …

College & University

Affirmative action got me into MIT. The cycle that disadvantaged me continues.

By Rod Newhouse<p><i>Rod Newhouse lives in Reston, Va.</i><p>I am a black man. In 1992, I was valedictorian at a primarily black high school in Flint, Mich., and I went on to study aerospace engineering at MIT. I studied hard in high school, but when I got to college, I discovered that I didn’t speak the same …

College & University

How To Become An Education Entrepreneur: The Top 5 Voices You Need To Follow

An edupreneur is an entrepreneur who works within in the education sector.<p>Edupreneurs are usually mission-driven and live for bringing to light positive impact. They can be found building new education organizations and businesses, developing the latest edtech tools, running new schools, and giving …

Education Technology

Middle-class parents damaging their children by not being able to say 'no'

Middle-class parents are damaging their children by not being able to say “no”, a top child psychologist has claimed.<p>For many teachers, bad behaviour …

Goodbye to Grades? Mastery-Based Learning Is Becoming the New Standard

A new learning strategy could be the end grades as we know it. But the individualized learning could make this revolutionary way to teach better for students.<p>From New York to Vermont, and from Illinois to Idaho, a new kind of education standard is taking root. It's called mastery-based learning, …

Some Top U.S. Educators Went to Finland. Their Big Takeaway: Empower Teachers

Five state teachers of the year traveled to Finland to learn about the country's new national curriculum and the Finns' ways of teaching and learning.

Education

“The Platinum Rule” Is A Key To Effective Differentiation

I’ve written and shared a lot about differentiated instruction (see The Best Resources On Differentiating Instruction)<p>I just read an interview with …

The Unexpected Value of the Liberal Arts

First-generation students are finding personal and professional fulfillment in the humanities and social sciences.<p>Growing up in Southern California, Mai-Ling Garcia’s grades were ragged; her long-term plans nonexistent. At age 20, she was living with her in-laws halfway between Los Angeles and the …

College & University

Making Media to Support Portfolios, Proficiencies, and Personalized Learning (August 2017) by @wfryer #cml17

Making Media to Support Portfolios, Proficiencies, and Personalized Learning (August 2017) by @wfryer #cml17VT www.createmakelearn.org …

The Best Sites Where Students Can Learn Typing/Keyboarding

I’ve previously had some “learn-to-type” sites on The Best Websites For Students To Learn About Computers, but I thought it would be useful to expand …

Why there’s no such thing as a gifted child

Even Einstein was unexceptional in his youth. Now a new book questions our fixation with IQ and says adults can help almost any child become gifted<p>Join us on <b>Thursday 3 August</b> for an online Q&A looking at what parents and teachers can do to boost children’s brainpower<p>When Maryam Mirzakhani died at …

Nobel Prize

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Teachers Wanted for Innovative EdTech Platform

We’re asking kids all the wrong questions in school

Research, and common sense, show that kids learn more by being actively engaged in what they’re doing. When they engage in discussion, teach others, and grapple with a math problem, they boost their ability to absorb and retain information.<p>The evidence is mounting against schools that fail to take …

Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week – Speech to Text in Word, Docs, and Email

A couple of weeks ago Microsoft released a new speech-to-text tool called Dictate. Dictate is a free add-in for Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and …

Education Technology

Textbooks in the digital world

For decades, textbooks were seen as the foundation for instruction in American schools. These discipline-specific tomes were a fundamental part of …

NYC charter school power could grow if mayoral control law expires, old board structure returns

ALBANY — Charter schools could seek to grab a bigger hold on the New York City education system if a law giving the mayor control over the schools is …

Are Virtual Schools the Future?

Despite evidence of negative student-learning outcomes, Betsy DeVos appears to think so.<p>When Betsy DeVos returned to the advocacy group she used to lead last month, she told attendees to push for systems where students could attend any kind of school.<p>Traditional, charter, religious, and virtual …

Five Things To Expect During The College Research Process

To everything there is a season, except, of course when you consider global warming or the college admission process. The latter runs constantly now, starting earlier and earlier before really ramping up in the second half of students’ junior year of high school. All the usual steps need to be …

Schools don’t prepare children for life. Here’s the education they really need | Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett

From computer coding to toilet unblocking, we need well-rounded citizens, not rote-taught robots – and what you learn shouldn’t depend on where you live<p>It’s only after you have left school and, in adulthood, gained a bit of distance, that you can be fully aware of the gaps in your education. …

Education

Could subjects soon be a thing of the past in Finland?

<b>Finland has long been renowned for the quality of its education and always scores highly in international league tables.</b><b>Now it is rethinking how it teaches in the digital age - seeking to place skills, as much as subjects, at the heart of what it does. But not everyone is happy, and there are fears</b> …

Problem-Based Learning

Educational Technology: Top Advantages of Digital Curriculum

The days of chalkboards and overhead projectors are slipping away. Increasingly, schools across the nation are using educational technology as part …

Email, Google, Microsoft, and Our Academic EdTech Conversation

Some data, some questions, and some more questions.

Education Technology

A More Perfect Cream Puff

It has been years since my husband has even looked up when I announce that I’ve got a crush on a pastry chef — it happens too often — but when I proclaimed my affection for the designer Todd Oldham, he wanted to know why. Simple: his beautiful inner seams.<p>I’d seen a video of the designer in his …