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5 Useful Accelerated Learning Techniques.


Learning something new can be both exciting and excruciating. The excitement with which we begin something dwindles over a period of time, making the task at hand seem unachievable. Be it learning a new language or a new craft, acquiring new skills need not always be a complicated affair.

10 ways to make lessons more hands-on

Ditch That Textbook

I’ve seen it in my own life. I bought an old zero-turn radius lawn mower and learned how to drive it on the fly. I’ve tinkered with broken items around the house until I fixed them. I’ve seen it in the classroom.

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Toy Take Apart and Hacking

User Generated Education

Toy take apart and hacking is a high engagement activity that works for kids of all ages, including adults who haven’t lost their sense of kid, and both genders.

Ramping Up Research on Education Innovation Clusters

Digital Promise

In the 1800s, an English economist named Alfred Marshall was thinking about the grouping of industries in specific regions. He noticed the development of the pottery industry in Staffordshire, the chair-making industry in Buckinghamshire, and the cutlery industry in Sheffield.

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.

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Maker Learning Research Webinar: Creative Learning in Makerspaces

Digital Promise

As maker-centered learning gains traction in schools around the country, district leaders in the League of Innovative Schools are pioneering best practices for implementing new programs. What does research have to say about maker learning? How do we measure and show the impact of these programs?

The Technology Trap: Can You Personalize Learning Without Devices?

Education Elements

I was lying to myself and didn’t even realize it. After completing numerous 5K and 10K runs, I was considering taking my running to the next level by training for my first half marathon. I would visit the specialty running store and look longingly at the glass case of GPS smart watches. “If If I only had one, I’d run more,” I’d say to myself. “I I would have up-to-the-second data and an increased desire to run. Everything would be easier.” I took the plunge and made the purchase.

Aurasma and Augmented Reality in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

A conversation with Dr. Tim Green on episode 52 of the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Tim Green @theedtechdoctor , Instructional Design Expert, talks today about augmented reality.

Learn to program games using Python on a Raspberry Pi with Code Angel.


Launched yesterday on Kickstarter, Code Angel is a completely new way to learn to code. Code Angel comes on a Raspberry Pi computer and teaches the principals of computer programming in Python using a series of 12 game development projects.

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The Quizlet Advantage

EdNews Daily

Op-Ed, Written by: Michael Snead, recently named ‘Teacher of the Year’ at Barton Middle School in Buda, Texas. All across the education field, teachers are always trying to find ways for students to be successful in school.

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The opposite of boredom is not entertainment

Dangerously Irrelevant

George Couros recently wrote about an article in the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Ed. Magazine titled Bored Out of Their Minds. He included a quote but I would have picked a different one: But the biggest shift we need,” Rose believes, is much more elemental. “We

5 Things Every Digital Citizen Should Know #digcit

The CoolCatTeacher

A conversation with Alice Chen on Episode 55 of the 10-Minute Teacher Show From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Alice Chen @wondertechedu teaches us about digital citizenship. She discusses five things every digital citizen should know.

Interview with Steve Wheeler


I was recently interviewed by one of my university lecturers, Steve Wheeler. Whilst completing my degree, he was very inspirational, giving me invaluable advice about teaching and education.

What We Know About Tablets and How Your Child Learns to Read

Digital Promise

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. A recent US survey commissioned by the children’s books publisher Scholastic found that 65% of 6-11 year olds prefer to read print books even when e-books are available on tablets. In the UK, a National Literacy Survey found that children who read stories both on tablets and in print are more likely to have above-average vocabulary than those who read in printed books alone.

Why Did They Student Fail? A Diagnostic Approach To Teaching

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post Why Did They Student Fail? A Diagnostic Approach To Teaching appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching Terry Heick General Veteran Teacher


Social Emotional Learning for Special Needs with Puppets #spedchat

The CoolCatTeacher

A conversation with Karen McCallum in episode 53 of the 10-minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Karen McCallum is a special ed elementary teacher in Alberta, Canada.

Teaching Abroad: Unforgettable Cultural Experiences


I teach at an international school in Bangkok, Thailand. Read the article I wrote for the TES about my day-to-day life here. One of the highlights of the job is that I have been immersed in another culture; Thai culture.

Having Just One Black Teacher Can Keep Black Kids In School

NPR Learning and Tech

According to a recent study, having a role model at school who looks like you can have large and long-lasting effects. Image credit: LA Johnson/NPR

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Why Giving Effective Feedback Is Trickier Than It Seems


Teachers intuitively know that giving feedback on student work is an important part of the learning process.

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When Kindness goes Viral #Mondaymotivation

The CoolCatTeacher

A conversation with Principal Will Parker in Episode 51 of the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Will Parker @williamdp has seen kindness go viral on his campus.

4 Steps Towards A More Personal Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post 4 Steps Towards A More Personal Classroom appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching General New Teacher

Where Corporal Punishment Is Still Used In Schools, Its Roots Run Deep

NPR Learning and Tech

The use of corporal punishment is on the decline, but at one high school in N.C., the principal paddles his students himself. Image credit: Mike Belleme for NPR


Print Custom Sticky Notes with Google Slides

Learning in Hand

Post-it and other brands of sticky notes are put to good use everyday by teachers and students. The Post-it website has a page filled with resources for teachers and a really cool iOS app for digitizing, sorting, and sharing square sticky notes.

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My Math Classroom, Flipped: Saving Time & Empowering Learners #WhyITeach @McGrawHillK12


McGraw-Hill asked if I would be interested in contributing to their Art of Teaching series. When I read through some of the stories featured, I knew this would be the perfect opportunity to share my flipped math class journey and how it has sparked my passion for finding new and exciting ways to transform the classroom by thoughtfully integrating technology. My Math Classroom, Flipped: Saving Time and Empowering Learners , featured on McGraw-Hill Education. I am a high school math teacher.

How Play Is At The Heart of Many World-Changing Inventions


The phrase “necessity is the mother of all invention,” is often used to describe how creative humans can be when they are trying to survive or protect something they love.

Ready Or Not (For Kindergarten) Some Research Says, Enroll Anyway

NPR Learning and Tech

Academic redshirting, the practice of holding kids back a year before enrolling them in kindergarten, has been debated for years. A new article attempts to clear up some of the confusion for parents. Image credit: LA Johnson/NPR


The Importance Of Intrinsic Motivation

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post The Importance Of Intrinsic Motivation appeared first on TeachThought. Learning General New Teacher

Catholic schools turn to blended learning as a way to address students’ individual needs

The Hechinger Report

Katelynh Le, a third-grader at St. Paul school in Seattle, works on a math assignment in Ms. Gavino’s class. Photo: Ben Stocking.

Annotate PDFs with Kami

Catlin Tucker

Last week, my students began reading excerpts from The Sixth Extinction to complement our Environmental Unit. I shared the PDF version because our library only had a few copies of the book.

Here's the Fine Print On The Country's Biggest-Ever Free College Plan

NPR Learning and Tech

Freedom's just another word for. a full-ride scholarship, with strings attached. New York's vast new scholarship program has brought praise, and some nitpicking. Image credit: Mary Altaffer/AP


New Systems, Old Thinking

The Principal of Change

I often separate people that save their files into two categories; desktop people and super-sub folder people. Desktop people save everything on their desktop. They have a picture in the background, but no one has seen it this decade.

“I was awarded $2.00 for TOPS, a dollar a semester”

The Hechinger Report

House Education Chair. Nancy Landry. 109 S. College Road. Lafayette, LA 70503. Dear Rep. Nancy Landry, My name is Karriem Bennett, and I am a graduating senior of the class of 2017. I am also a registered voter. I was one that was counting on TOPS to assist me with the high cost of tuition.

Books to Inspire Coding & Robotics

Fractus Learning

I have been running a Coding and Robotics Club at my school, St Aidan’s AGS Junior School, Brisbane, for a couple of years now. One of the best ways to inspire children I have found is […].

Making equity a first principle of personalized learning

The Christensen Institute

“Racism and inequity are products of design. They can be redesigned.”. These words echoed from the keynote speakers at the annual Blended and Personalized Learning Conference (BPLC) in Providence, R.I., last weekend. On April 1st, in partnership with Highlander Institute and The Learning Accelerator, the Christensen Institute co-hosted the BPLC for the second year in a row.