10 Steps to Conquering Teacher Technophobia

Most educators have suffered from technophobia at one stage or another. The fear of technology is embedded in its ever-changing nature, meaning we never really know it. Fear of the unknown could possibly equate for every fear ‘known’ to man. I for one, felt this fear as a young teacher starting out. It has to…
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4 Ways To Differentiate Learning And Engage Students

“What are we doing today?” “Are we having a battle?” “Can I be a general?” My very hopeful and enthusiastic students often asked questions like these when I was teaching. Knowing that we found ways to bring history to life in our class, from reenacting battles to creating entire civilizations to role-playing the assassination of…
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Press Release: SK Telecom and Fishtree Join Forces to Build Better Education Solutions

Seoul, Korea, June 27, 2014 SK Telecom, Korea’s leading telecommunications company, and a global leader in innovation, has signed a strategic alliance to partner with Fishtree, provider of one of the world’s leading learning platforms. The partnership is focused on offering new and combined solutions for classrooms all over the world, with leading hardware, software…
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The Essential Learner’s Guide to ISTE 2014

Are you new to the #edtech scene? Is this your first ISTE conference to attend? Don’t fret. Here is a simple guide outlining the essential need-to-knows before entering tech-mania. For many educators still coming to terms with the edtech phenomenon and attempting to branch out into the unknown realm of the ‘tekkies’, attending the ISTE…
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EduSoMedia: How to Create a Safe Online Learning Environment

A new concept has come to light in recent times, that concept has now been given a name: EduSoMedia (education through social media). For many educators, social media is still virgin territory, a phenomenon best confined to the disgruntled teenager as a means of alleviating the stresses of adolescent life. For others, it has become…
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How To Empower Every Single Student To Succeed

Differentiated learning, personalized learning, multiple intelligences, multi-sensory education…the list goes on. We have a long list of terms to describe what teachers do to address the many varying needs they encounter in the classroom. Each of the above terms has a slightly different approach, a strategy for engagement, and a way to help students achieve…
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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Next Generation Lesson Planning

The lesson plan. One of the most time-consuming and yawn-inspiring requirements of every teacher. Add standards such as the Common Core and specific learning objectives to the equation and you’ve got a full on brain-fry. Teachers are always researching ways to reduce the time spent creating inclusive and interactive lessons that they can edit and…
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What Teachers Want: The Need for Differentiated Assessment

When it comes to assessment it isn’t up to students to show teachers what they know, it is for teachers to allow students to show what they know. Think about your favorite song for a minute. What is it that makes it enjoyable, melody, tempo, instruments? No one has ever described a great song because…
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EdCamp Global Movement: What Every Teacher Should Know

Four years ago, EdCamp was set up by a small group of educators, inspired by the idea of providing a free space to generate and share ideas and to promote organic discussion. The name is derived from BarCamp, a concept that stemmed from the desire for an alternative to the traditional invitation-only, annual conference that…
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The Easiest Way To Bring Personalized Instruction To Every Classroom

“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid” – Albert Einstein. This somewhat magnanimous statement actually has some foundation in decades of research into education, most notably that of Benjamin Bloom. Bloom identified a significant…
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