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Digital storytelling projects encourage students to express themselves visually, which is a different skill from writing.
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Google's Eric Schmidt recently wrote a piece endorsing the push to teach computer science to all students in Britain. But that's not quite right.
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Have you always wanted to visit a fictional coastal town, populated by rain boots? OK, me neither until now, but the animated children's series Rainboot Cove definitely makes me wish I could spend some time there!
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Move over, Disney. Step aside, Pixar! It's now easier than ever for casual users to create fun, engaging animations. With the slew of information available online, even young storytellers can learn the basics of visual storytelling. There are even several free tools that are easy to learn.
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Remember the Oregon Trail? That game where you had to navigate an 8-bit wagon through some treacherous digital terrain? The graphics may be old school, but the quality and learning value is still second to none.
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Have you ever caught a student cheating? Were you impressed at the lengths he or she went to in order to actually cheat? I've known some who would have aced a test had they spent as much time focusing on the test rather than on cheating.
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Purim was established as an official holiday to remind us the importance of reflecting on change, and what it can bring to our lives. As educators this is a powerful message to remember.
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Do you spend too much time planning lessons and searching for resources online? Do you have trouble organizing your lesson files? Would you like to be able to access your lessons from any computer, and share them with colleagues?
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This Friday, March 2, 2012 is the birth date of Theodore Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss. In honor of his revolutionary early reader books, his birthday has been adopted by the National Education Association as National Read Across America Day.
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While there are both pros and cons to using digital textbooks to replace printed texts, the use of digital textbooks is definitely on the rise. Check out these stats about e-texts.
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Got a minute? Literally just a minute or so? Take a look at this infographic with some surprising stats courtesy of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation via Socrato. In the below image (you'll wanna click it to enlarge it) you can see that the vast majority of teachers agree that technology helps in the learning process. Heck, the teachers they polled even agree that ANY multimedia can help in the process of learning. That includes magazines and newspapers.
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Sure, there are plenty of apps you can use in education. There are even apps created specifically for use in education. Apple has a whole category dedicated to education in the App store. But how do you really know which ones are worth downloading, or possibly even paying for?
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Recently Education Week published an article explaining why science doesn't support single-sex classes, where the authors discuss research that find little difference between male and female brains.
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Blogging is a great way to promote reflective writing in class. The best way to get started is to jump in and try it out, and this list should provide some pointers to get you started.
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So you've got a great business idea and want to go to college... but can't afford either? A new promotion could kill two birds with one stone. Connecticut's University of New Haven is offering a full tuition waiver to a student able to come up with an incredible business idea.