Learning

Best apps for educators

If you’re an educator, you’re familiar with all that you have to keep up with in that field of work. While from afar it may seem that some teachers …

Education Technology

Solving the Problem of "Teaching to the Middle"

Getting Personalization Right<br>March 23, 2017 | Volume <b>12</b> | Issue <b>14</b> <b><br>Table of Contents</b> <b></b><p>Share |<p>Solving the Problem of "Teaching to the Middle"<p>Juliana Finegan<p>…

Top 10 Work-at-Home Jobs for Teachers

Telecommuting jobs are attractive to workers in all kinds of occupations, but for teachers, they might feel like the impossible dream. When you’re …

Employment

Using technology to empower students and turn them into critical thinkers

<i>Editor’s note: Google for Education Premier Partners are working with schools to host the ExploreEDU event series, where schools can share their</i> …

Edtech: What Online Courses Are Doing to the Education System

But this kind of growth, like that associated with Coursera, is “ faster than Facebook,” specifically in terms of having a user growth rate greater …

MOOCs

Read, Talk, Write: 35 Text Analysis Lessons

<b>Read, Talk, Write: 35 Lessons That Teach Students to Analyze Fiction and Nonfiction</b> <br>By Laura Robb<br>(Corwin, 2016 – Learn more)<p><i>Reviewed by Linda Biondi</i><p>I …

Pedagogy

Teacher Training Is the Top Concern for Districts Implementing Personalized Learning

Exclusive survey of 200 K-12 district leaders finds that teacher training, cost, and tech needs are major concerns regarding the development of …

Personalized Learning

Do classroom spaces influence use of digital technologies?

<b>A guest blog post by Dr Terry Byers on research published recently in The British Journal of Education Technology.</b><p>Schools, of all types and …

Education Technology

Amanda Diaz Talks Feminine Portraiture, Workshops, and Editing Tools

Photo: Brandi by Amanda Diaz<p><i>Amanda Diaz has worked as a freelance photographer in Canada since mid-2008. Her focus in photography includes Fashion,</i> …

Education Technology

Flaws in Moodle CMS put thousands of e-learning websites at risk

Organizations that use the popular Moodle learning management system should deploy the latest patches as soon as possible because they fix …

Moodle

Which languages should children be learning to get ahead?

There are 7,099 known languages in the world today.Choosing which of these to teach our children as a second language is an important decision, but …

Linguistics

Education 3.0 | Learning Futures

<i>Professor Gilly Salmon</i><p><b>Web & Education Parallels</b><p>One way of conceptualising the development of the World Wide Web (Web) is as an evolution from …

Instructional Design

Is it really a low stakes quiz?

Tonight’s 15 Minute Forum was led by English teacher, Tod Brennan and focussed on the concept of low stakes quizzes. There were two aspects of Tod’s …

Pedagogy

High School Curricular Resources - John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum

Written for upper elementary to adult readers, these narratives summarize the life and legacy of the 35th president of the United States and his wife.<p>…

Education Technology

Parents monitor their kids in class with new online tool

Parents are receiving daily updates on their children's progress in class, as dozens of Australian primary schools adopt new technology aiming to …

Education Technology

The Heartbreaking Reason Why This Teacher Stocks Her Classroom with Food

Ask any dedicated teacher why they went into this profession and you’ll probably hear “because I love working with kids” or “I love inspiring them” …

Education Technology

How to Choose an Acting Class

No matter your age, going back to school is always a good idea—especially if it’s acting class we’re talking about. Whether you’re brand new to …

Pedagogy

Cybraryman Internet Catalogue

<b>Honoring Students At the end of each marking period I made a poster with the names of all of the students who made the honor roll. I used dark magic</b> …

Education Technology

The Future Of Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs)

Photo credit: JEFF PACHOUD/AFP/Getty Images<p><i>What according to you is the future of MOOCs? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Deepak Mehta, long time student, on Quora:</b><p>I think MOOCs are …

MOOCs

Social Media Lesson Plan For Schools.

<i>The following are a series of lesson plans for a short program, designed to act as a starter course to teach students of all ages about social media.</i> …

Education Technology

What Is Your Teaching Philosophy: Developing Your Interview Approach

Your teaching philosophy is a reflection of your education and classroom experience, developed during college or graduate school and in the …

Pedagogy

These Amazing Websites Will Teach You a Great New Skill (Even If You're Busy)

Today, there’s no excuse not to be able to learn new skills.<p>While decades ago, we were limited to the confinements of a library or a classroom, we …

Language Learning

6 Ways to Use Adobe Spark with Google Classroom

Today I’m headed home from Barcelona where I gave the closing keynote at ITworldEdu. It was such a privilege to share meaningful, sustainable and …

Education Technology

The best smartphone apps for learning French

A winning way to learn French is while sitting (or more likely, standing) on the Metro, in your lunch break or whenever you have a spare five minutes.<p>…

Language Learning

Reflecting and Recovering From a Bad Lesson

« Twitter Chats Complement Class Discussions | Main<p>Today I monopolized the lesson. There is no way to sugar coat it. I have the most understanding …

Pedagogy

A Continuum on Personalized Learning: First Draft

<b>After visiting over three dozen teachers in 11 schools in Silicon Valley and hearing an earful about “personalized learning,” I drafted a continuum</b> …

Pedagogy

Kahoot - 10 Free Public Games

• Kahoot is a game-based classroom response system<br>• Create and play quizzes, discussions and surveys using any device with a web browser<br>• Motivate …

Education Technology

Why We Use Digital Badges at Del Lago Academy

<i>By Alec Barron</i><p>Del Lago Academy in Escondido, California, is a public high school of about 800 students focused on Applied Sciences. Educators here …

Education Technology

A Focus on Self-Improvement

Educators often say that practice makes perfect. But what should that practice look like? Psychological research reveals that not all practice is …

Pedagogy

The Case For Modernizing Corporate Learning

Employers have increased their minimum skill requirements for jobs in the past few decades. Among a host of other consequences, this has resulted in a skills gap between workers and the demands of their jobs. While this skills gap is felt by employees at all levels of tenure, it is most profoundly …

Employment