Sat.Dec 01, 2018

From foster care to college

The Hechinger Report

Western Michigan sophomore Kayla Mayes has been in foster care for as long as she can remember. The Seita Scholars Program gives her academic, financial and emotional support. Photo: Sean Proctor for Hechinger/HuffPost.

The Importance Of Knowledge In Progressive Education

TeachThought - Learn better.

The Importance Of Knowledge In Progressive Education by Drew Perkins, Director of TeachThought Professional Development I recently recorded a podcast that explored differing approaches to the role and importance of knowledge in teaching and learning.

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How Do We Make Edtech More Effective? (Hint: It Has Nothing to Do With Technology)


Kathy Noble was my son Colin’s special-education teacher. Back in 1999, when Colin was 10, my conversations to date with doctors, therapists and psychologists had been largely focused on Colin’s disability. But my discussions with Ms. Noble focused on Colin: his unique sense of humor, his all-consuming fascination with Harry Potter books, and his uncanny ability to catalog facts regarding the myths and folktales of cultures across the globe.

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7 Good Collaborative Bookmarking Tools to Use in Your Teaching

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The web is a treasure trove of interesting resources to use for a variety of educational purposes. To leverage the educational potential of the web and be able to make the best of it in more

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Sleigh Bells Ring…Is Anyone Listening?


A librarian introduces Mary Tarashuk's 4th graders to The Christmas Menorahs: How a Town Fought Hate. Mary builds on the true story, taking its cross cultural message to social studies and ELA, and applies its story of rededication to her own teaching.

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iPad Apps for Teaching World History

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Here is a collection of some great iPad apps we compiled specifically for history teachers. We have based our selection on World History collection in iTunes App Store and have also added more

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Fantasy and reality

Learning with 'e's

Image from Pixabay Here are some of my recent (and random) thoughts about the future, science fiction and technology reality. It's not meant to be an essay, but is more a free flow of ideas around these themes.

College and career readiness activities

Kathy Schrock

This article originally appeared in the Discovery Education blog " Kathy Schrock's Katch of the Month " in December 2018 and is re-posted here with permission. Helping students think about their future is one of the goals of college and career readiness.