Author: Katrina Do

The advancement of new education technology is transforming classrooms across the globe. From hand-held tablets to 3D models, teachers are implementing new tools to optimize learning experiences.   Students who struggle with understanding complex concepts -- whether it’s a math problem or understanding how molecules react -- can benefit from innovative learning tools. Various education technologies work to engage students, helping them understand complicated ideas through visualization and...

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Unlike a full-time, 9-5 job, a college student's schedule is generally broken up with a few classes per day -- meaning, there's no obligation to stay in a certain place and work for eight hours. Unless students set up their courses to run back-to-back, many undergrads find themselves with at least an hour to kill before their next class. While the extra time between responsibilities seems great, it can also be...

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#FridayFive: Top 5 STEM YouTube Channels for Kids Books will always be an essential part of the classroom. However, new technology allows us to discover and explore other outlets to help students learn, such as engaging with 3D content or doing hands-on experiments. Free online resources have also become a phenomenon in the education industry. YouTube videos can be a great resource to supplement students' STEM education (and not a bad way to catch...

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How to Survive the Back-to-School Rush Where has the summer gone? Back-to-school season is upon us, and teachers and parents are finding themselves with another long to-do list. Keeping track of all the school supplies to purchase, meetings you must attend, or people you need to contact, may seem like an impossible feat. There is no easy way to get everything done—and still stay sane—but, there are some steps you can...

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With only a couple weeks left of summer, it's time to start thinking about the beginning of a new school year. Start off the semester right; show appreciation to your new teachers with these thoughtful, cost-effective gifts. Pencil bouquets Snag a few of these jars from the Target dollar section or your local dollar store to make the perfect teacher gift. Here are the supplies you'll need: Glass jar...

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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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