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Why Computer Science Should Be A High School Graduation Requirement


Computing is an integral part of every aspect of our lives, from how we connect with each other to the way we do our jobs and get around. Computing is the number one source of all new wages in the U.S. economy and there are currently 500,000 open computing jobs across the country.

Expert Mentors: A Professional Development Model for STEM and Maker Education Implementation

User Generated Education

Implementing Maker, STEM, STEAM Education. In order to prevent STEM and maker education from becoming a flavor of the month, there needs to be specific strategies provided to educators on how to embed STEM and maker activities into their curriculum.

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Lead in the Now

A Principal's Reflections

“ When you finally let go of the past, something better comes along.” – Anonymous There are many reasons why we tend to fall back on what we are either comfortable with or have always done. For one, comfort tends to be the enemy of growth.

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A Call to Remake the Maker Faire


Of all the learning trends of the past 20 years, one of the most sweeping and impactful has been the rise of the maker movement. And that means that the aching rift between what people say they believe and where they put their money widened last week.

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.

15 Examples of Student-Centered Teaching

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15 Examples of Student-Centered Teaching by Terry Heick 15 Examples of Student-Centered Teaching–And 15 That Are Not So Much Student-centered teaching is simply the process of teaching with student needs ‘first.’

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The Difference Between Innovation-Led Evidence And Evidence-Led Innovation

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The Difference Between Innovation-Led Evidence And Evidence-Led Innovation by Conrad Wolfram, Computer-Based Math Ed note: This post has been republished from previous posting.

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Add Your Educational Podcast to the EDU Podcasters Database Today!


Welcome to the TeacherCast Educational Network. The EDU Podcasters Database is a crowdsourced project created by EDU Podcasters FOR EDU Podcasters. Sign Your Podcast Up To Join The List Today! The post Add Your Educational Podcast to the EDU Podcasters Database Today!

Pains and Gains – A VR Story in the Classroom


VR in the classroom is a hot topic these days, fresh on the lips of enthusiastic instructors and neophyte teachers alike. However, this new-ish device is fraught with a painful and potentially expensive learning curve, and an industry pointing teachers in one direction. Is that direction, a teacher-centric, teacher-lead model of classroom usage, the right way to go? Let’s take a closer look.

The Importance of Classroom Observations

The Principal of Change

Notice the title of the post…”The Importance of Classroom Observations.” ” When you hear the term, do you think of observing and evaluating teachers or of the logistics of the space?

Teachers’ Guide to Plagiarism

This article provides teachers with a step-by-step guide on how to handle plagiarism in the classroom: it examines the definition of the term "plagiarism" and its types with examples, describes common reasons students plagiarize, and provides tips for teachers to detect and prevent plagiarism among students.

A Guide to Sharing Positive Education Stories in Social Media

The Innovative Educator

Haben Girma , the first deaf-blind student to graduate Harvard Law spoke at an Accessibility Expo to a New York City Department of Education audience about the importance of sharing positive disability stories and services available.

7 Practical Tools to Enhance Inquiry-based Learning in Class

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

ReadWriteThink is one of our favourite resources for interactive tools and materials to use with students in class. We have already reviewed several of its tools in previous posts here in EdTech more

8 Student-Made Podcasts That Made Us Smile


This year, NPR held its first Student Podcast Challenge — a podcast contest for students in grades 5 through 12. As we listened to the almost 6,000 entries , we smiled, laughed, and even cried.

Want Authentic Data? Try Shadowing Students


To move beyond the usual data reports that crowd admin inboxes, Ronald Williamson and Barbara Blackburn recommend shadow studies that gather insights into how students experience daily school life in and out of class. Learn how it's done and why it's worth the time.

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Custom eLearning: What to Consider as an L&D Manager

A custom eLearning project is an exciting opportunity, but any L&D Manager will also tell you it can be challenging. Inno-versity shares 5 points to consider before kicking off your project. These concepts are critical to addressing the most common pain points which, IF addressed, will ensure success.