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Whether you’re in high school or college, you spend a lot of time taking notes. You have several excellent options for doing so, and which works best for you depends a lot on your note taking style. It’s best to pick software and stick to it so you don’t to worry about moving stuff around later. Here’s how to make the right choice from the outset.
The concept of learning through being social at work usually doesn’t conjure up images of high productivity and happy employers. Add social media into the mix and the picture seems even more bleak and at odds with many corporate cultures. But we’ve always engaged in social and collaborative learning in the workplace. Now, we have the technology and the tools to make that process not only increase productivity, but also save time and empower employees with access to shared ideas and collaborative learning processes.
There is a secret inventor inside each of us. Get your creative juices flowing and go ahead and develop an Android app or two. It is as easy as you think it is. Follow the detailed instructions given in this article, and you will have an Android app up and running in next to no time.
Too often teachers are passive recipients of professional development rather than being active agents of their own development and change. Several recent reports have indicated that teacher professional development, as it is being implemented in most schools, is ineffective and a waste of time and money.
Several studies over the past few years that have found professional development to be largely ineffective or unhelpful for teachers. Only 30 percent of teachers improve substantially with the help of district-led professional development, even though districts spend an average of $18,000 on development for each teacher per year, according to a new report. Most professional development today is ineffective. It neither changes teacher practice nor improves student learning.
The hard truth is that the help most schools give their teachers isn’t helping all that much. When it comes to teaching, real improvement is a lot harder to achieve—and we know much less about how to make it happen—than most of us would like to admit. (New report reveals that teacher professional development is costly and ineffective)
The only time you can change your behavior is right now. You can't undo that mistake you made last week. And you can't fast forward into next week to change the outcome of your life.
All you can do is change how you're behaving in this very moment. But you can't change your actions unless you're fully present in the here-and-now.
When you're dialed in on what you're doing right now, all your brainpower can be used wisely. And that's the key to performing at your peak.
Everybody has an idea of what university is like. Whether you just graduated, left many years ago, or opted to go straight into the workforce, higher education often evokes images of packed lecture theatres, libraries filled with studious young people, and rowdy dorm rooms.
But as this graphic from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation shows, modern US higher education doesn’t necessarily conform to those stereotypes.
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Welcome to this second post in a series that promotes student inquiry in the classroom. This post is dedicated to promoting student owned inquiry in the classroom. You will discover multiple resources in this series along with some great ideas for finding student success in student owned inquiry. Before reading, please take a moment to subscribe by email or…
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While numerous surveys suggest that the pervasive use of tablets, smartphones, laptops and digital education content in the classroom is expanding and changing the role of teachers, the AdvancED study found little evidence of technology being used by students to strengthen learning in classrooms today.
Think you know Google’s online productivity suite back to front? Whether you’ve been using Google Drive for five minutes or five years, there’s always more to learn, and in that spirit we present 10 valuable tips and tricks for mastering the service.
Two years ago, my school obtained a grant from the Sphero Robotics company that brought 10 Sphero Robots to our school. At first, we used them in math and science. However, this year, we expanded our use of robotics and acquired Ozobots, SPRKS, bb8s, and BeeBots. My elementary faculty impressed me with their ability to use these 21st-century robots in a variety of subject areas including language arts and humanities. Here are four examples of how A. Harry Moore teachers used robots to teach lessons in English, Language Arts, and Humanities classes.