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The Benefits of the Copy Stage of Making

User Generated Education

In Learning in the Making: How to Plan, Execute, and Assess Powerful Makerspace Lessons , I propose a model for the stages of making. I believe that the heart of making is creating new and unique things.

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Which is bigger?

Dangerously Irrelevant

I started a new principal licensure cohort this spring. On the second night of class, I had an awesome discussion with a couple of high school teachers about the perpetual issue of forcing students to learn math that they likely will never use again in their life.

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Don’t Rely on Cute Apps and Games to Teach Coding. Turn to Your Students Instead.


Congrats, Mr. Principal, on your middle school’s new STEM curriculum. I hear the kids are going to make a robot move to the right, stop, and turn around. How cool is that? The reality: It’s not that cool.

Privilegio para los necesitados: Gigante de la industria agrícola retribuye a la sociedad brindando apoyo a los hijos de sus trabajadores

The Hechinger Report

Grupos de estudiantes de The Wonderful College Prep Academy en Lost Hills se turnan para una sesión individual con el maestro. La práctica está inspirada en el enfoque de Alfabetización Equilibrada para enseñar inglés. Fotografía: Alfonso Serrano para The Hechinger Report.

SplashLearn Makes Learning Fun and Creates Fearless Learners

Loved by more than 30 million kids, SplashLearn is a game-based learning program that creates engaging learning experiences to nurture a generation of fearless learners. SplashLearn is the fastest growing elementary school math program in the US, used by more than 440,000 teachers in about 77,000 schools across the United States.

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Google Drive Sorting One of the things I love about Google Drive is the information I can get about a file without opening it. Sorting in Drive helps me to find my work faster, especially if I am collaborating. List View Be sure to be in “List View” in your Google Drive to sort.

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The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 191 Is Critical Thinking A Nonsense Concept?

TeachThought - Learn better.

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 191 Is Critical Thinking A Nonsense Concept? Drew Perkins talks with Daniel Buck about his recent Areo magazine article titled “Critical Thinking is Nothing Without Knowledge” and how an inquiry-based approach squares with that.

Digital Tools for Teachers - Trainers' Edition

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FETC 2020 Touts Esports, Experts and Future of Education

EdTech Magazine

The 40th annual Future of Education Technology Conference is once again offering an opportunity to start the new year learning about the latest educational technology as well as related trends, strategies and best practices related to teaching and learning. . This year, the event will be held Jan. 14 to 17 in Miami.

TED Ed Videos To Include in Your Classroom Instruction

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

TED Ed Youtube channel is one of our favourite sources for educational video content to use with students in class. We have already featured several of their videos in previous posts and more

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5 Costly Inventory Management Mistakes Schools Should Avoid

If your school is like most, inventory and/or asset management plays a critical role in daily operations.

Leverage Technology to Support Learning Any Time and Anywhere

EdTech Magazine

When you imagine a modern classroom, what do you see? Are there rows of forward-facing student desks? Is there a lectern or a teacher’s desk at the front of the room? Increasingly, that’s not the reality. Educational technology and emerging workforce trends are key reasons why. Instead of sitting quietly in rows of desks, students are encouraged to move around and collaborate in groups.

FETC 2020: How Flexible Classrooms Can Support Learning for All

EdTech Magazine

Think about innovations and technology features such as touch screens, predictive text, flexible seating and voice dictation. . What do they all have in common? They all are accommodations created for people with disabilities that eventually went mainstream. Occupational therapists in special education were among the first to use flexible seating for students with disabilities, Christopher Bugaj, the assistive technology specialist for Loudon County (Va.)

FETC 2020: Schools Embrace Esports as a Career Pathway

EdTech Magazine

When students gather for esports in Miami-Dade County Public Schools , they aren’t just building the soft skills such as teamwork and creative problem-solving often associated with such programs. They’re also focusing on potential careers. . “It’s It’s not a game,” Lupe Diaz, executive director of the district’s department of career and technical education, said Thursday at the 2020 Future of Education Technology Conference in Miami.