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By Wesley Fryer | Articles relating to teaching, learning, and/or technology shared primarily for teachers and staff at Casady School.

Why Teachers Are Going Gradeless

Toward a future of growth, not grades<p>After years of teaching using the principles of standards-based learning and grading, I encountered two findings …

Pedagogy

Tech Bigwigs Know How Addictive Their Products Are. Why Don’t the Rest of Us?

In late 2010, Steve Jobs told <i>New York Times</i> journalist Nick Bilton that his children had never used the iPad. “We limit how much technology our kids …

Are Teenagers Replacing Drugs With Smartphones?

Amid an opioid epidemic, the rise of deadly synthetic drugs and the widening legalization of marijuana, a curious bright spot has emerged in the youth drug culture: American teenagers are growing less likely to try or regularly use drugs, including alcohol.<p>With minor fits and starts, the trend has …

Research

Finding Your School's Meaningful Language

Lately, our school has been revamping, rewriting and rethinking our student/parent handbook. This has led to some really great conversations that …

To Those of Us Who Don’t Get Enough Sleep

Competition is in the air we breathe; from morning to night, wake to sleep, we are in constant flux with the people around us to see who has the …

Harvard

What Can a Coach's Schedule Look Like?

« What Is Professional Development for Coaches? | Main | Non-Traditional PD: Coaches Take Their Learning to the Forest »<p>A principal from Seattle …

They Loved Your G.P.A. Then They Saw Your Tweets. - The New York Times

Of 381 college admissions officers who answered a Kaplan telephone questionnaire this year, 31 percent said they had visited an applicant’s Facebook or other personal social media page to learn more about them — a five-percentage-point increase from last year. More crucially for those trying to get …

What kind of digital parent are you?

My recent piece for The Atlantic, Parents: Reject Technology Shame, tackles the question of how to raise kids in a digital world. Data from more than …

The Path to Enduring Innovation in Schools

What new doors in teaching open if we took the lid off the schedule? It was an exciting question to ask.<p>As with all other innovations, there is no …

Professional Development

Flipping Algebra with Rob Huber

Rob Huber teaches 8th grade Algebra at Casady School in Oklahoma City, and has been experimenting with a variety of strategies to "flip" classroom …

Education Technology

K-12 Schools Embrace Anytime, Anywhere Learning

By Jacquelyn BengfortDistricts go beyond reconfiguring classrooms and prepare students to take their learning mobile.

Learning

Even tech-savvy Gmail users fooled by sophisticated phishing technique

Even tech-savvy Gmail users are falling victim to hackers who steal their login credentials, according to a security expert, who notes that …

Security

Flipping Algebra with Rob Huber

Rob Huber teaches 8th grade Algebra at Casady School in Oklahoma City, and has been experimenting with a variety of strategies to flip classroom …

Education
Parenting

Making “The Olin Effect” Your Own

We talk a lot about “student agency” in these parts. But to be honest, most of what we label with those words are tepid substitutes for the real …

How Do Parents Honor the Benefits of Digital Devices While Limiting Kids’ Use?

We live in a world of screens. And in this digital age — with so many devices and distraction — it’s one of the things parents worry about most: How …

Teens

What’s the Difference Between Coding and Computational Thinking?

In my last EdSurge article, “Computer Science Goes Beyond Coding,” I wrote about the difference between coding and computer science, to help us …

Computer Science

Truth, truthiness, triangulation: A news literacy toolkit for a “post-truth” world

We were guaranteed a <i>free</i> press, We were not guaranteed a neutral or a <i>true</i> press. We can celebrate the journalistic freedom to publish without …

Journalism

Grad Students Teach Digital Etiquette to Michigan Middle Schoolers

Education students at the University of Michigan have been going into a local school and teaching the middle schoolers there how to mitigate risk and …

Education

Shlenker students teach technology to grandparents

Students at a local Jewish day school became teachers for a day, guiding a group of grandparents on how to use popular communication and navigation …

Three Tips From A Neuroscientist On How To Be The Most Productive Multitasker

Neuroscientist Adam Gazzaley says the human mind isn’t built for tech multitasking–but we do it anyway.<p>On the surface, Adam Gazzaley isn’t a likely suspect to say Americans multitask too much. A neuroscientist at the University of California, San Francisco, Gazzaley runs a lab dedicated to the …

Productivity

Learning In The Age Of Digital Distraction

Maybe the smart phone's hegemony makes perfect evolutionary sense: Humans are tapping a deep urge to seek out information. Our ancient food-foraging survival instinct has evolved into an info-foraging obsession; one that prompts many of us today to constantly check our phones and multitask.<p>Monkey …

The Brain

Branding 2.0

socialmediau.net<br>Branding... it is one of those words in education that generally garners one of two reactions... either educators love it and see it …

Casady Faculty at the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma

<b>Thank you</b> to Coach Jim Bonfiglio for setting up the day, arranging transportation with volunteer faculty drivers, breakfast and lunch from our Sage …

Digital Citizenship

A Corwin Product:Digital Citizenship: A Community-Based ApproachSusan M. Bearden. <p><strong><em>Make responsible digital citizenship part of your …

Why $40,000 to $45,000 less is spent on your kid's education than his Kansas cousin's

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Education

Have Politics Become So Ugly That Educators Are Afraid To Teach Civics?

Schools wary of Clinton versus Trump minefields are avoiding lessons on government—but it’s to the detriment of our kids, say experts.<p>Mock-election student voters at schools across the country might expect to find useful information on the presidential candidates’ policy positions on Scholastic’s …

Education

What the Savviest School Administrators Know About Education Technology

Umang Gupta’s advice on monetizing your edtech product offers a snapshot of what the world of selling products to K-12 educators looks like to …

Education