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Special Ed Teacher Observes Success in the Mainstream Classr…

Hits:942 Jenny F.  - avatar Jenny F.

Lauren Sabo is a multi-intensive special education teacher at Manual High School in Denver, Colorado, who has been using Learning Ally for over three years to accommodate her students. The term “multi-intensive” is... Read more

Flipped Out

Hits:3699 Andrew Elliott McBurney - avatar Andrew Elliott McBurney

So “flipped classrooms” are the latest thing. Well, almost the latest. They’ve been around for a few years now, but they’re starting to pick up steam, so, “the latest” will... Read more

How to Use Technology in Education

Hits:2253 Brian Zeng - avatar Brian Zeng

As technology continues to influence our everyday lives, we find that its relevance has actually extended beyond office spaces and science labs. Intentionally or unintentionally we use technology all the... Read more

The Industrial Model

Hits:1706 Paul Shola Oguntade - avatar Paul Shola Oguntade

The problem is summarized in this statement; “Education from time has followed the model that treats the learners as objects into which knowledge is put into and not as subjects in... Read more

Human Resource Model

Hits:3432 Paul Shola Oguntade - avatar Paul Shola Oguntade

All of educational reform I have come across has mostly been on advancing the industrial model of education, it rather shouldn’t be. I would compare such effort to how some... Read more

Fall Break + Quiet House = Reflection Time

Hits:1816 C.S. Stone - avatar C.S. Stone

Fall Break begins in my district tomorrow.  As I rambled blindly through today's lesson on Dmitri Mendeleev and his periodic table, I wondered why on earth I started a new... Read more

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Hits:236 Andrew Elliott McBurney - avatar Andrew Elliott McBurney

I'll be honest, this isn't much of a blog entry.  I saw this story on Wired.com and feel it's worth sharing:   http://www.wired.com/business/2013/10/free-thinkers/?cid=13144904   Our schools need to adapt.  And it isn't going to... Read more

Learning Problem? It's Not Your Child's Fault.

Hits:856 Marina Goetze - avatar Marina Goetze

A Fish Out of Water There is a raging debate going on at the moment. People are so serious about getting their point of view across in it that they have... Read more

Sponges and Bombing: The Dangers of Keeping Up Appearances.

Hits:158 Andrew Elliott McBurney - avatar Andrew Elliott McBurney

Several years ago, when I worked at a very small night high school, after a faculty meeting (at which there was a grand total of five of us, including our... Read more

Whatever Happened to Lifelong Learning?: The Dangers of Meas…

Hits:3840 Andrew Elliott McBurney - avatar Andrew Elliott McBurney

One of the innovations of 21st century education driven by NCLB is the widespread adoption of measurable objectives to be achieved by systems of improvement promoting the development of measurable... Read more

Allowing for Known Unknowns: The Dangers of Ignoring Reality…

Hits:290 Andrew Elliott McBurney - avatar Andrew Elliott McBurney

Decisions must be based on reality. As teachers, there are some things we have direct control over. Some things we influence to one degree or another. There are other things we... Read more

Traditional Equals Bad: The Dangers of Definitions.

Hits:4810 Andrew Elliott McBurney - avatar Andrew Elliott McBurney

Stand before an audience of school administrators and ask them to define “traditional teaching.” Go on. I dare you. Here’s an educated guess of what you’ll hear: “The teacher is in front... Read more

Negatively Charged: Thoughts on Pushing Technology

Hits:2662 Andrew Elliott McBurney - avatar Andrew Elliott McBurney

I wrote this in one of my graduate courses in March 2012, as a reflection inspired by a video about Grown Up Digital, by Don Tapscott.  Yes, it's an ornery... Read more

Motivation

Hits:3803 Andrew Elliott McBurney - avatar Andrew Elliott McBurney

I wrote this post in one of my graduate courses on curriculum in March 2012, in response to a couple of questions that asked what learning theorists influenced me, and... Read more

Are We Over Loading Our Students?

Hits:4152 Michele McArdle - avatar Michele McArdle

  To give homework or not, that is the question. Our schools are increasingly asking young people to be involved in not only academic life but also sport, drama, music and... Read more

Google Docs and the Dreaded Research Paper

Hits:7116 Laura Robertson - avatar Laura Robertson

Google docs has transformed the writing instruction of the classes I teach. Prior to our school's adoption of Google Aps, I gave significant feedback on the margins of student papers... Read more

The Problem with ICT Specialists

Hits:2480 Michele McArdle - avatar Michele McArdle

  When it comes to the discussion of ICT in our schools and embedding it within the Australian Curriculum we may have it wrong or at least as educators we need... Read more

Are We Really Connected?

Hits:2253 Michele McArdle - avatar Michele McArdle

In the 21st century there are many wonderful things about education that teachers and students should celebrate. One of these things is the use of technology. Technology has allowed both... Read more

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Technology In Education - Why?

Hits:93081 Jake Glasgow - avatar Jake Glasgow

  Submitted by: Jake Glasgow, Instructional Technology Specialist from Upstate NY There has been a lot of chatter lately about whether integrating technology into the classroom is having an impact on student... Read more

Why the SMART Board May Have Been a Dumb Choice

Hits:24185 Kris Nielsen - avatar Kris Nielsen

  From my middle grades math and technology blog, MGM Focus The teacher across the hall just received a long-awaited gift from our school’s technology department–a SMART Board!  It felt like Christmas... Read more

Teaching students to Take Charge of their Learning

Hits:22591 Adam Dewar - avatar Adam Dewar

  Submitted by: Adam Dewar Let me first start by saying I am not a teacher in the conventional sense. Why then would I seek out and take interest in... Read more

A Must See Video...

Hits:17946 The 21st Century Team - avatar The 21st Century Team

{youtube}tahTKdEUAPk{/youtube} This video is very well put together and gets its message across.  Depending on where you stand with technology in the classroom (and out of the classroom) we may... Read more

My Struggle With Technology

Hits:11550 Anonymous - avatar Anonymous

Submitted by an annonymous teacher of 18 years...   I would like to share my technology struggle with you. I am a 5th grade teacher of 18 years.   I often think back to... Read more

Why Students Can't Write

Hits:9130 Anita Swigart - avatar Anita Swigart

 Submitted by: Anita Swigart - English Teacher from Ohio You've heard the question, "Why can't my students write?"  It seems that question is being universally asked.  However, the answer is... Read more

Terms & Conditions

Hits:8769 The 21st Century Teacher - avatar The 21st Century Teacher

Web Site Terms and Conditions of Use 1. Terms By accessing this web site, you are agreeing to be bound by these web site Terms and Conditions of Use, all applicable laws... Read more

Google Docs and the Dreaded Research Paper

Hits:7116 Laura Robertson - avatar Laura Robertson

Google docs has transformed the writing instruction of the classes I teach. Prior to our school's adoption of Google Aps, I gave significant feedback on the margins of student papers... Read more

This is How Democracy Ends - An Apology

Hits:6354 Kris Nielsen - avatar Kris Nielsen

Almost a year ago, I offered my time to the middle school at which I was employed to give a two-night presentation that promised to ease parents’ concerns about the... Read more

Privacy Policy

Hits:5776 The 21st Century Teacher - avatar The 21st Century Teacher

Privacy Policy Your privacy is very important to us. Accordingly, we have developed this Policy in order for you to understand how we collect, use, communicate and disclose and make... Read more

Traditional Equals Bad: The Dangers of Definitions.

Hits:4810 Andrew Elliott McBurney - avatar Andrew Elliott McBurney

Stand before an audience of school administrators and ask them to define “traditional teaching.” Go on. I dare you. Here’s an educated guess of what you’ll hear: “The teacher is in front... Read more

Bad Tradition: Tests in Classrooms

Hits:4750 Kris Nielsen - avatar Kris Nielsen

  Submitted by: Kris Nielsen - Middle Level Specialist from North Carolina I watched my students take a math test the other day.  It was one of those tests that seems to... Read more

So much to talk about...

Hits:4674 The 21st Century Teacher Team - avatar The 21st Century Teacher Team

Above is a Wordle of President Obama's speech entitled: "21st Century Schools for a 21st Century Economy."  If you're not familiar with Wordle it is a web application that... Read more

Let There Be Facebook!

Hits:4211 Tiffany Della Vedova - avatar Tiffany Della Vedova

Our plunge into using FB for summer reading and other learning adventures by Tiffany Della VedovaIf there has been one supreme divisive factor among our united classroom forces, Facebook is... Read more

Creativity with Brian Cox

Hits:4157 Steven Fischer - avatar Steven Fischer

Hello. I wanted to share news of a new educational documentary on creativity. Old School New School is a stimulating educational documentary exploring the nature of creativity. The film... Read more

Are We Over Loading Our Students?

Hits:4152 Michele McArdle - avatar Michele McArdle

  To give homework or not, that is the question. Our schools are increasingly asking young people to be involved in not only academic life but also sport, drama, music and... Read more

Whatever Happened to Lifelong Learning?: The Dangers of Meas…

Hits:3840 Andrew Elliott McBurney - avatar Andrew Elliott McBurney

One of the innovations of 21st century education driven by NCLB is the widespread adoption of measurable objectives to be achieved by systems of improvement promoting the development of measurable... Read more

Motivation

Hits:3803 Andrew Elliott McBurney - avatar Andrew Elliott McBurney

I wrote this post in one of my graduate courses on curriculum in March 2012, in response to a couple of questions that asked what learning theorists influenced me, and... Read more

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