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Google does it. Your classroom could too. Why not try a little creative thinking with 20% time in the classroom?
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From Boolean search strings to grammer checks, Google can help both students and teachers. There is a little-known area of Google that focuses on helping just these users. Google has been making big steps towards help...
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Teaching is hard. Learning is even harder.
There are thousands of websites devoted to helping both. Below is a somewhat boiled down list of the best websites that are working to make education better.
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When you think of a classroom, what comes to mind? Students, teachers, lectures? There's a new classroom style that's growing in popularity where that lecture portion may be a bit less of the classroom experience. It'...
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Modern technology has spurred on a new trend in education: flipped classrooms. In a flipped classroom, students watch lectures and supplemental materials for their classes at home, usually pre-recorded by their instructors and uploaded to the web.
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I recently came across an article in Wired Magazine called "Why Kids Can't Search". I'm always interested in this particular topic, because it's something I struggle with in my middle and high school classes constantly, and I know I'm not alone in my frustrations.
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Advances in technology have always transformed the way people are educated. From the abacus that made teaching math easier millennia ago, to the word processor that changed the way research papers are written and presented, humanity’s technological progress has impacted education.
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Pinterest is a great social networking tool that you can use for educational purposes, whether you are a teacher or a student. This tool can make it possible to create boards for specific projects and to collect and share lesson resources.
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Education subject matter in particular seems to flourish on Google+, with parents, teachers, pros, students, and interested outsiders meeting up and talking about anything and everything. Social media-savvy educators seeking any outlet possible to trade resources and ideas should check out the following circles for hot topics in teaching all age levels — including adults!
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Harvard and MIT just anounced edX. It's quite possibly the biggest change to online learning in recent memory. But it's not because of who is involved. It's because of something else.
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If you're looking to deploy iPads in education, you may think that it's just a matter of expense and storage. Those things are big, but they're not the biggest problems you'll face. In fact, this is one of those situations where money is the least of your troubles.
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I still believe it boils down to GREAT teachers that instill the 3 R's - RELEVANCE, RIGOR, and RELATIONSHIPS in everyday practice. What does this mean?
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Sensing the excitement from online education tools like edX, Google has just unveiled a (very beta) version of its own course building software. If you've ever wanted to run your own online courses, this might be worth your time.
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The biggest and most oft-heard criticism of the iPad usually revolves around it not behaving like a desktop PC or laptop. The people making this complaint are simply missing the point.
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What does the classroom of the future actually look like? Here's a hint: it's your current classroom. There's just a harsh reality to face.