Tag Archives: educational reform

What should every teacher in the 21st century know and be able to do?

What should every teacher in the 21st century know and be able to do? That’s an interesting question. The original blog post was written by Med Kharbach in Educators Technology and re-posted by Terry Heick, from TeachThought. This blog has been adapted and revised since taking on a life of its own over the last year several years. It's…
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The Educator’s Guide to Applying Real-World Math

The Educator’s Guide to Applying Real-World Math: 15 Resources with over 100 Lesson Plans by HomeAdvisor On This Page Grades K-5 Middle School through High School Resources Encompassing All Age Ranges Project-Based Learning Believe it or not, strong fundamentals in mathematics are necessary for just about every career choice and are used every day. Yet math…
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197 Educational YouTube Channels You Should Know About

197 Educational YouTube Channels You Should Know About  If you don’t have a YouTube channel as an education provider, there’s a good chance you’re behind the times. Nearly every major educational institution in the world now hosts its own collection of videos featuring news, lectures, tutorials, and open courseware. Just as many individuals have their…
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10 Ways Edtech Instruments Can Enhance The Learning Process

  10 Ways Edtech Instruments Can Enhance The Learning Process If schools aim to provide significant learning experiences, then they must pay attention to technology’s role in the classroom. Educational tools built by technology are not the enemy. They should be seen as a partner and facilitator in the learning process, not a replacement. The…
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Holistic Teaching: 20 Reasons Why Educators Should Consider a Student’s Emotional Well-Being

[caption id="attachment_74479" align="aligncenter" width="604"] Image by Aaron Burden[/caption] Guest Post by Julie DeNeen Educators and policy makers are starting to realize that the current educational system doesn’t necessarily guarantee a well-balanced and healthy adult, even if grades show that a student has learned the concepts. Psychologists especially insist that education models take into account the whole person.…
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Standardized Testing – Student Voice Goes Viral

When Sydney Smoot, a fourth grader at an elementary school in Florida, took a stance against standardized testing in front of the school board - you could hear a pin drop. The impetus for the speech, “What inspired me to speak all started one day when I came home. My mom asked me how the testing went, and I told her…
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Does One Size Fit All in 2014?

  [caption id="attachment_53054" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Photo illustration by Randall Nelson[/caption] The following is how the article by ALIA WONG titled, in 2014, One Size Didn't Fit All - starts in the Atlantic: [caption id="attachment_53046" align="alignleft" width="300"] JETfri/Flickr[/caption] 2014 was not a good year for the word “test.” “Standards” (and its equally unpopular cousin “standardized”) didn’t fare too hot, either. The…
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Teaching Kids to Code

[caption id="attachment_52783" align="alignleft" width="400"] Children are already experimenting. Teachers need the skills to keep up. San Jose Library @creativecommons[/caption] There hasn’t been this many educators and parents talking about teaching kids to code since the early 1980’s when PC’s and Macs first went mainstream.   The difference this time around is that many more people understand…
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