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89 cool apps, sites, and tools for teaching

When you use tablets and other devices, the nature of them requires you to be a teacherpreneur, or one who innovates, selects, and customizes your …

15 Fantastic Ways to Use Flipboard

Flipboard is a phenomenal reading app for the ipad and was the big reason I begged my family to give me one for my birthday.<p>However, because so …

10 Awesome New Web Tools for Teachers

An easy online platform to write books, share stories and add photos and video. Also invite friends to co-write with you.<br>2- <b>Problem-Attic</b><p>Search by …

7 Characteristics Of Teachers Who Effectively Use Technology

<b>7 Characteristics Of Teachers Who Effectively Use Technology</b>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><i>Ed note: This post has been updated with an updated visual from</i> …

Education Technology

20 Google Docs Secrets for busy teachers and students.

Five Ways Teachers Can Use Technology to Help Students

Thomas Edison once said, “Books will soon be obsolete in the public schools…our school system will be completely changed inside of ten years.” …

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What school systems can learn from PISA

Selecting the Right Technology Tool: Wikis, Discussion Boards, Journals, and Blogs (Essays on Teaching Excellence) Part Two

<b>Selecting the Right Technology Tool: Wikis, Discussion Boards, Journals, and Blogs</b> <i><br>Tami J. Eggleston, McKendree University</i> <i><br>The POD Network Teaching</i> …

An Introduction to Technology Integration

Integrating technology with classroom practice can be a great way to strengthen engagement by linking students to a global audience, turning them …

Many Programs Meet New Evidence Standards

One of the most common objections to evidence-based reform is that there are too few programs with strong evidence of effectiveness to start encouraging schools to use proven programs. The concern is that it looks bad if a policy of "use what works" leads educators to look for proven programs, only …

Game-Based Learning Is Probably Worth Looking Into

<b>Game-Based Learning Is Probably Worth Looking Into</b><p>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><p>“No TV until you finish that level.”<p>Can you imagine? Recent research shows that …

How High School Reading Lists Have Changed - GalleyCat

Renaissance Learning has released its fifth edition of the What Kids Are Reading report. Among the many topics covered in the free report, it compared high school reading across the last century.<p>Read more on www.mediabistro.com

Teach With Your iPhone: Apps to Use in the Classroom

Pick a Student<p>It's important that all students are held accountable during class discussions and everyone has a chance to speak his or her mind. …

Study: Reading in Print, Versus on a Computer or Kindle, Doesn't Change Comprehension

Readers scored the same on comprehension tests regardless of the medium.<p>runzwthscissors28/Flickr<p><b>PROBLEM:</b> Does the medium inform what we take away from writing? Are e-readers making us stupid?<p>Hearing Music as Beautiful Is a Learned Trait<br>• Facebook May Improve Memory<br>• It's Harder to Tune Out Cell Phone …

A Like-Minded Community: Key for Sustaining Our Work as Educators

It's those people, that community, that makes it all worth it. That makes it manageable. And by it I'm talking about all the hard stuff, the …

Pedagogy

Another Casualty of Excessive Testing: Great Teachers

Signs that standardized tests are overused and misused continue to emerge. State and local affiliates of Parents Across America host webinars on the ills of testing and "zombie" rallies, and parent members are opting increasing numbers of their children out of the tests. FairTest's National …

How elite universities are killing the American dream

The American Dream isn’t dead. It’s just moved to Denmark.<p>Now, we like to think of ourselves as a classless society, but it isn’t true today. As the Brookings Institution has pointed out, America has turned into a place Horatio Alger would scarcely recognize: we have more inequality and less …

Income Inequality

Twigg must now focus on how he would deliver his vision of education

Stephen Twigg's speech last week on Labour's emerging schools policy was without doubt his most important since taking on the post of shadow …

The Distributed Future of Manufacturing: Think Ikea, Minus the Furniture

A start-up called AtFAB sends customers the files for its designs, which can then be built at a local maker shop.<p>Modest ideas that can change the world. <b>See full coverage</b><p>It's not often that a company gets its start by giving away 100 percent of its intellectual property and encouraging potential …

Pakistan’s Biggest Challenge Is Not the Taliban — It’s Electricity

For Pakistan’s new government, the biggest challenge isn’t taming the many militant groups that mount near daily attacks across the country. “Our No. …

Voting Rights Act's core quashed by US Supreme Court

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/923000/923520_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524669332_9ea8f4e12b1e48b559911cb1e1b71974<p><b>The US Supreme Court has struck down a key part of a landmark civil rights-era electoral law designed to protect minority voters.</b><p>By a margin of 5-4, the …

Gaza welcomes Arab Idol winner Mohammed Assaf

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/989000/989672_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524669333_4f2060286c983dd61ce1c40a44d9c94c<p><b>Thousands of Palestinians have given a hero's welcome to singer Mohammed Assaf on his return to the Gaza Strip after winning the Arab Idol talent …

India floods: Uttarakhand helicopter crash kills eight

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/989000/989525_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524669334_d8599ca2647d97c51234291710483950<p><b>Eight people have been killed in northern India when a rescue helicopter involved in flood relief efforts crashed near a pilgrimage site.</b><p>The Indian Air …

Nelson Mandela's condition 'unchanged'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/989000/989649_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524669336_f25f2a8216faa241dd56f1606c010218<p><b>The South African government says former President Nelson Mandela's medical condition remains unchanged.</b><p>Mr Mandela, 94, has been in a Pretoria hospital …

New designs to breathe life back into our cities

Urban buildings use up precious materials and cause pollution. We need visionary thinking to create more sustainable designs that respond to their environment, writes architect Neil Spiller.<p>By the middle of this century, our cities are likely to be hotter, experience more dramatic changes in …

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Pictures: 5 New World Heritage Sites

Active volcanoes, shifting sand dunes, and fields of glaciers are included in the five newest World Heritage sites.

International confidence in US economy ‘crumbling’ after Snowden leaks

<b>RT:</b><i>Surely not even you can make any kind of link between the Snowden saga and the US economy</i>?<p><b>Max Keiser:</b> The American economy runs on the confidence, …