July 2015

Time is something we all wish we had more of. While it's technically impossible to create time, we can alter the way we use our time -- which ultimately makes our schedules less hectic and our lives a little easier. Effective time management in the classroom starts with cutting down planning time. Spending less time planning allows teachers to focus more on student learning and engagement. Instead of...

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Summer is the season for improving your teaching -- but how do you decide which area to focus on first? Your students have the answer. Student feedback is critical to classroom success, and these evaluations can serve as the starting point for improving your teaching. Getting feedback -- particularly negative feedback (A.K.A. “constructive criticism”) -- is not as simple as it sounds. It’s easy to get defensive, take comments personally, or formulate...

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It's mid-July, summer is in full swing, and many teachers are taking full advantage. These few short-but-sweet months of summer break can mean something different for every teacher -- perhaps summer means relaxing vacations, quality time with family and friends, or working a summer job. However you may be spending these few months off, it doesn’t hurt to devote some time to professional development. Teachers: have you made the most of your...

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From 3D printing to virtual reality simulations, three-dimensional technology captured the attention of K-12 educators at this year’s ISTE Conference in Philadelphia. As we reflect on another year at the ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) conference, we recognize the emergence of 3D technology as an essential tool in the classroom. The annual ISTE Conference and Expo introduced cutting-edge technologies and ed-tech innovations, including a variety of 3D learning solutions. 3D printing [caption...

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