20 Influential Figures in Education: The Legacy of Education It is an indisputable fact that education lies at the foundation of all human achievements. From the planting of the first crop to the pyramids in Egypt, from the invention of the steam engine to the prolific rise of information technology, it is education, and innovation that education fosters, that has enabled us toward progress and a better life. Below is a list of influential figures that have shaped the evolution of education and have had a lasting impact in the field. 1. Protagoras – Protagoras (485-414 BC) was an influential Greek teacher and a prominent Sophist. Sophists believed in developing the communication and persuasive skills of their students in order to prepare them for public office and other important posts. An Excellent Collection of Educational Rubrics to Help You Integrate Technology in Your Teaching July 9, 2016 Rubrics are integral to the teaching and learning process taking place inside the classroom. ‘Rubrics are scoring charts used to assess and evaluate a particular learning or teaching activity. As is explained in this guide, rubrics are helpful for both teachers and students: teachers can use them when designing lesson plans and grading assignments; students can use them to make sure they meet the learning expectations and requirements of an assignment or project work.’
19 Great Web Tools and Mobile Apps for Creating Interactive Timelines July 11, 2016 Besides posters and infographics timelines are great learning tools to help students visualize their learning and enhance their overall comprehensibility. Timelines can be incorporated almost in any subject area and can be used to teach a wide variety of topics from historical events to bibliographical information. Web technologies have immensely facilitated the process of creating a timeline and anyone can quickly design an interactive timeline in few steps. 4 Ways to Promote Growth Mindset in PBL Originally posted on GettingSmart.com. “I can’t do this! I hate geometry! I’m too dumb for this!” 7 Characteristics Of Teachers Who Effectively Use Technology 7 Characteristics Of Teachers Who Effectively Use Technology by TeachThought Staff Ed note: This post has been updated with an updated visual from Sylvia Duckworth, who took our graphic from alwaysprepped.com (now getalma) post and created the above visual. It is also sporting a new title, as the “habits of” is a trademarked term.
It’s Time to Rethink How We Are Educating Our Children In Brief On the whole, the way we educate students hasn't gotten a major upgrade in more than a century. Technology has both revolutionized what we need to teach to children, but also the capabilities that we have at our disposal to teach. Educating for the Future Some Very Good Chrome Apps Used By Fellow Teachers July 25, 2016 One of the most fascinating things about running a service like edshelf is seeing trends in search behaviors. Searches for iPad and iPhone apps continue to dominate, though searches for Google Chromebook apps are rising faster than any other platform. Here are some notable Google Chrome apps used by fellow educators.
Google Released A New Educational Tool to Wirelessly Share Computer Screens in Class July 17, 2016Google Cast for Education is a new Chrome app from Google to help teachers and students wirelessly share their computer screens from one Chrome browser to another. The app is still in beta version and is available only for Google Apps for Education users. The way Google Cast works is very simple: teachers install the app on their devices then install the Cast feature in Chrome for students. The Cast feature will be available by default to all Chrome users in the upcoming release expected by the start of the new school year.
The 37 Best Websites To Learn Something New — MAQTOOB For Entrepreneurs Forget overpriced schools, long days in a crowded classroom, and pitifully poor results. These websites and apps cover myriads of science, art, and technology topics. They will teach you practically anything, from making hummus to building apps in node.js, most of them for free. Start the School Year by "Awakening Your Dreamers" When your students return to the classroom this fall, how many will bring along the interests, talents, and dreams that inspired or delighted them over the summer months? Will they see any connection between school assignments and their own passions? Bernajean Porter (@bernajeanporter), a longtime advocate of digital storytelling and engaged learning, has a suggestion to get the year off to a good start: "What if your first project was about getting to know the hopes and dreams and talents of your kids?" By investing time to build a positive classroom culture, while also introducing project-based learning practices, you'll set the stage for more meaningful inquiry experiences all year long. Imagination Plus Research