The Effect of Parental Involvement In School and Education [Infographic]

(Click here for the full version) The influence of parental involvement on a student’s academic success should not be underestimated. While brain power, work ethic, and even genetics all play important roles in student achievement, the determining factor comes down to what kind of support system she has at home….

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Jun
25

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The Perils of Standardized Testing: 6 Ways It Harms Learning

What would you guess it takes to be hired at Google? A computer science degree? Academic prowess? The ability to arrive quickly and confidently at the right answer to a question? Not so long ago, Google famously asked every job candidate for a transcript, G.P.A., and test scores before considering…

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Jun
21

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What Does It Mean To Be Intelligent?

Sighing loudly, Jimmy Thompson, the quiet student in the front row, is smoothing his hair back nervously with his left hand. His right hand is tapping his pencil, eraser-side down, on the desk rhythmically. His feet shift under the desk in an absentminded yet patterned restlessness; right ankle over left,…

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Jun
17

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EdTech Supports Old Pedagogical Practices Rather Than Really Changing Things: Interview with Hack Education’s Audrey Watters

Our interviewee this week is Audrey Watters, a self-confessed literary geek, technology enthusiast, mother, and journalist with 15 years of experience in the education field. Her articles can be found on websites such as MindShift, Inside Higher Ed, Edutopia, and of course her own blog Hack Education, which covers everything…

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Jun
14

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13 Little Known Historical Events that Made Education What it is Today

This will be the first in a series of posts I will offer attempting to assess the contemporary status of education and possibilities for its future development. In order to lay a foundation for the project I will consider some important, but generally unknown, causes for the contemporary shape education…

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Giving Student Feedback: 20 Tips To Do It Right

It seems as if it was yesterday that I was a young middle school student giving a class presentation on the lifespan of the killer whale.  While I was prepared, I was also horribly nervous.  At the conclusion of my speech I was given verbal feedback from my teacher–in front…

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Jun
7

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How Peer Teaching Improves Student Learning and 10 Ways To Encourage It

Peer teaching is not a new concept. It can be traced back to Aristotle’s use of archons, or student leaders, and to the letters of Seneca the Younger. It was first organized as a theory by Scotsman Andrew Bell in 1795, and later implemented into French and English schools in…

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Why You Should Fake a Smile: How Your Emotions Affect Your Student’s Learning

Twenty-five sets of wary eyes are gazing at you. The air in the room is thick with tension, and the owners of the twenty-five pair of eyes are shifting in their seats. Fifty legs become restless and the squeaks of tennis shoes and flats rubbing against the linoleum floor get…

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Virtual Assistants, Quantified Self Among NMC Horizon Trends for 2014

Sunday, March 23, 2014

The NMC Horizon Report’s 2014 Higher Education Preview is out, and there are a few surprises in the forecast. The preview highlights important developments in educational technology for higher education, providing a handy “time-to-adoption” estimate for each trend. This year, the report features the usual suspects such as flipped learning,…

See Why This English Teacher Says Digital Citizenship Must Begin With Pen and Paper

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Blogs offer students the opportunity to create an online portfolio that documents success, progress, and achievement. More significantly, they provide students with an authentic audience, which is a great motivator in terms of language use, length, and quality of work produced. Holly Fairbrother, an English teacher at the Nexus International…

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