Find Your Role Model

Recently, a friend of mine posted this link on Facebook, and I was excited to share with you the possibilities it holds for the classroom. The Academy of Acheivement (A Museum of Living History) has developed a page titled, “Find Your Role Model“ on their website. This is essentially a search engine that students can use to find suitable mentors based on three main categories, as shown in the screenshot below:

Information is Beautiful

Recently came across this website, and my inner artist was tickled! Check out Information is Beautiful’s Visualizations, designed and created by David Candless: they are some of the most elegant info graphics I have seen. McCandless is an author and designer who has worked with publications like The Guardian and Wired.
Here’s an example of one of my favorites:

20 Ways To Use PowerPoint With Bloom’s Taxonomy

I would wager a guess that the majority of teachers uses PowerPoint as a way to present information and lecture in class. In fact, PowerPoint has been under a lot of flack lately for being tired, dated, and unexciting. For the sake of playing devil’s advocate, however, I vote that there’s still some life left in this piece of technology! If used in the right way, PowerPoint can still offer our students and our classrooms options that are otherwise difficult to manage.

10 Significant Trends In Education And Online Learning

10 Significant Trends In Education And Online Learning by Tom Vander Ark first appeared on  On Monday I outlined 10 reasons that online learning matters. Today my top ten list outlines significant trends in education...The post 10 Significant Trends In Education And Online Learning appeared first on TeachThought.

Education Phrases & Language That Need To Die

Education Phrases & Language That Need To Die Being in education long enough, you’ll begin to hear certain words and phrases that bother you on some level. Some are obvious—“smart” bothers a lot of educators,...The post Education Phrases & Language That Need To Die appeared first on TeachThought.

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Finalists Announced For Education Bammy Awards

Los Angeles, CA.  May 29, 2013 – Today the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences announced the final list of candidates for the second annual interdisciplinary Bammy Awards recognizing the contributions of educators in 23 categories...The post Finalists Announced For Education Bammy Awards appeared first on TeachThought.

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Presenting Projects

The end of the year is near! (Don’t rub it in if you are already on summer break!) The seniors ... Continue reading

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5 Videos That Describe New Learning

What new learning actually is depends on who you talk to. Project-based learning infused with educational technology. Game-based learning and learning simulations. Self-directed learning and learning through play. eLearning and mobile learning to promote personalized...The post 5 Videos That Describe New Learning appeared first on TeachThought.

Free App of the Week: Miss Spell’s Class

This week’s featured free app is Miss Spell’s Class, which takes commonly misspelled words from and turns it into a game! Players are presented with 20 words at a time, and must race against the clock to determine whether each word is spelled correctly or incorrectly. With more than 10,000 words in the game, and definitions and correct spellings for each word easily accessible throughout the game, this application is perfect for budding writers and readers.

Marginal Revolution University: Free Online Economics Courses!

I wanted to share an awesome project called Marginal Revolution University started by Tyler Cowen and Alex Tabarrok at George Mason University. Essentially, MRUniversity offers MOOCs, or massive open online courses, to the general public about a range of different economics topics.

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