Create Professionally Looking Posters for Your Class Using Lucidpress May 21, 2015 A few months ago we posted here a list of some powerful web tools to use for creating educational flyers and posters. Today, we were reminded by Briton that the popular Lucidpress does provide a very good poster maker that teachers can use to create professionally looking posters for their class. Lucidpress poster maker is an easy to use web tool with a simple drag-and-drop interface that allows teachers to design beautiful posters and flyers to use in classroom. Besides the premium templates, Lucidpress maker provides a wide variety of inspirational templates to use with your posters. You have the flexibility to customize the size of your poster the way you want it. All of the poster templates in Lucidpress are set to 18” x 24”.
eSchool News Duncan: U.S. needs to modernize its schools By Thomas E. Perez and Arne Duncan for The Philadelphia Inquirer September 7th, 2015 Today’s schools have to do a better job of teaching career-ready skills If you have school-age children like we do, you’ve probably heard the following question after a particularly challenging homework assignment or classroom project: When am I going to use this in the real world? The Education Scientist: Khan Academy: How Does It Measure Up? (Part 2 of 2) This article is the second in a series. In the first article, Dr. Schwartz distinguished authentic understanding from the Illusion of Understanding and introduced five principles from learning science that support the development of authentic understanding. For further reading, check out this article published in the Journal of Asynchronous Networks.Note: The original published version of this post was longer. We shortened it in response to reader feedback.
Shocking new role found for the immune system: Controlling social interaction In a startling discovery that raises fundamental questions about human behavior, researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have determined that the immune system directly affects - and even controls - creatures' social behavior, such as their desire to interact with others. So could immune system problems contribute to an inability to have normal social interactions? The answer appears to be yes, and that finding could have great implications for neurological conditions such as autism-spectrum disorders and schizophrenia. "The brain and the adaptive immune system were thought to be isolated from each other, and any immune activity in the brain was perceived as sign of a pathology. And now, not only are we showing that they are closely interacting, but some of our behavior traits might have evolved because of our immune response to pathogens," explained Jonathan Kipnis, PhD, chairman of UVA's Department of Neuroscience. Evolutionary Forces at Work
Power Up: Flipping Your Classes NILE and Teacher Training Videos are teaming up again to run the popular PowerUp: Flipping Your Classes course. This is a very popular course with many of the courses in 2018 being completely sold out. In 2016 the course was shortlisted for the British Council ELTons award. Watch this video and find out about the key principles behind the course and why it has provded so popular. The game machine W2L Info Published on December 1st, 2013 | by What2Learn Are you looking to make your own study game? 7 Awesome Tools Social Studies Teachers Can Use to Teach Geography From King Louis XVI to President Herbert Hoover, Social Studies teachers introduce their students to leaders who resisted change. Rather than emulating these failed leaders, Social Studies teachers should model growth and evolution. This series of blog posts explains how Social Studies teachers can use educational technology to modernize and improve the student experience. Today, we’re focusing on new and novel approaches to teaching geography.
Pictures of Blended Learning: This is Progress? Being Mobile | Blog Pictures of Blended Learning: This is Progress? They say a picture is worth 1,000 words. Okay, instead of writing a diatribe on blended learning, we will let pictures "speak for themselves." Seven awesome sites for free online education Education will always be a valuable asset that can offer a lot of opportunities for anyone who’s persistent enough to take advantage of it. So here’s some good news: you don’t have to spend heaps of money on improving your skills! The internet is full of high-quality sites that can help you do it for free. Bright Side has put together a list of seven sites where you can continue and expand your education, investing only time and hard work rather than money. If you’re not sure where to start, try Open Culture’s listing of free online education courses.