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How to Take Digital Citizenship Schoolwide During the 2016-17 School Year

How to Take Digital Citizenship Schoolwide During the 2016-17 School Year

By Julie Cremin and Kerry Gallagher Aug 3, 2016

Since our students are using technology to play, learn, and communicate while…

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on August 23, 2016 at 8:50am — No Comments

Technology Changes Quickly

PEOPLE NEED TIME

05/18/2016
TECHNOLOGY
By Art Willer

Today we are all experiencing the technology…

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on August 18, 2016 at 9:15am — No Comments

How Do We Teach 21st Century Students?

05/18/2016
BETTER TEACHING
By TJ Scholl

All of our futures are increasingly linked to the challenges of the global…

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on August 18, 2016 at 9:10am — No Comments

Are gifted kids more sensitive to screen violence?

by Donnie Ray Jones

July 22, 2016

The past few weeks have been full of several unfortunate violent events: the massacre in Orlando, the killing of black men by police officers, the sniper attack in Dallas, the Bastille Day attack in France, the violent coup attempt in Turkey and the shooting in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

While many of us may not have…

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on August 16, 2016 at 10:58am — No Comments

Visual Instructional Tools Are Essential When Teaching Common Core Standards

Visual Instructional Tools Are Essential When Teaching Common Core Standards

By Sargy Letuchy Jul 18, 2016

When I first saw the long list of my classes’ ELA Common Core Standards, I remember feeling overwhelmed and worrying about how I was going to cover all of…

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on July 18, 2016 at 9:36am — No Comments

15 Incredible Tech Tools For Teachers To Use In 2016

15 Incredible Tech Tools For Teachers To Use In 2016

PRODUCTIVITY WORKBY JULIE ELLIS

When education is combined with technology, wonderful…

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on July 8, 2016 at 7:33am — No Comments

Augmented and Virtual Reality: Where Is the Educational Value?

Augmented and Virtual Reality: Where Is the Educational Value?

K-12 schools are beginning to see the educational value of virtual and augmented reality and are investing in these technologies even though price points are still aimed at higher-end markets.

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on June 28, 2016 at 8:28am — No Comments

Why can't I skip my 20 minutes of reading tonight?

Added by Timothy Gangwer on June 24, 2016 at 10:34am — No Comments

Gifted English Language Learners

Author - Timothy Gangwer, M.A.

CEO & Professional Development Specialist,

Visual Teaching Alliance

April 14, 2016…

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on June 18, 2016 at 9:26am — No Comments

Visual Literacy and the Visual Teacher

Visual Literacy and the Visual Teacher

by Timothy Gangwer

Changing perspectives changes lives. As one of the many pioneers in the field of visual literacy, I have travelled throughout the world observing the universal visual expression that crosses all cultural boundaries. Humans are hard-wired for learning and what we learn is not nearly as…

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on May 31, 2016 at 8:59am — No Comments

Common Core in Action: 10 Visual Literacy Strategies

Do you wish your students could better understand and critique the images that saturate their waking life? That's the purpose of visual literacy (VL), to explicitly teach a collection of competencies that will help students think through, think about and…

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on May 28, 2016 at 9:34am — 1 Comment

STEM vs. STEAM: How the sciences and arts are coming together to drive innovation

STEM vs. STEAM: How the sciences and arts are coming together to drive innovation

Even Sesame Street is acknowledging how the both go hand-in-hand

Wednesday 25 May 2016

There has been much talk and reportage of the importance of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) subjects at further and higher education level - and beyond - recently.

Exam results season in the Autumn of last year had business leaders expressing their hope that the…

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on May 26, 2016 at 10:03am — No Comments

36 EDTECH TOOLS I’M USING RIGHT NOW IN MY CLASSROOM AND LIFE

 

by Vicki Davis

 

So many of these tools are essential to me. It is amazing how I use them every single day. Here’s what I’m using all the time in my classroom (and life) right now. Some even hum along and do their job and I…

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on May 24, 2016 at 8:27am — No Comments

What type of learner is your child? Here’s how to help them study more effectively

What type of learner is your child? Here’s how to help them study more effectively

By Mieke Vlok on May 17, 2016

 

“If your child normally wants to study and do homework with friends, and…

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on May 17, 2016 at 9:23am — No Comments

FSLC Announces New Citywide Film in Education Initiatives for 2016

FSLC Announces New Citywide Film in Education Initiatives for 2016

May 4, 2016

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announces new 2016 initiatives as part of its education program, Film in Education, partnering with cultural and educational organizations citywide to provide teacher training in visual storytelling through film.…

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on May 5, 2016 at 4:13pm — No Comments

The Meaningless Buzzword That’s Destroying American Education

  • Brian Stone

    4/26/2016 LGBT advocate, U.S. Navy Veteran and Dearborn, Mich. resident 

From speeches on Capitol Hill to the lowliest school board meeting, there’s a word buzzing around the ears of educators all across America. This word has become a sort of ink blot…

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on May 3, 2016 at 8:21am — No Comments

Should I Download That App? A Ten-Question Checklist for Choosing Tools Worth Your—and Your Students'—Time

By Kerry Gallagher and Ross Cooper Apr 21, 2016

Many educators are playing the student engagement game. They wonder, “How can I get my students excited to learn? How can I ensure they will not get distracted easily?” Since tablets,…

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on April 22, 2016 at 3:34pm — No Comments

Workshops artfully joined words and pictures

Workshops artfully joined words and pictures

 

By L.L. Angell, The Newsweekly

Everyone loves the comics. But today, they range far beyond "Family Circus" in the morning paper and perennial favorites like Marvel's Iron Man, the Hulk and The Avengers.

The new world of…

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on April 13, 2016 at 4:06pm — No Comments

Meeting challenges of teaching adolescents

Meeting challenges of teaching adolescents

BY RACHEL NOBEL | APRIL 7, 2016 NEW YORK TEACHER ISSUE

 

“We are like the Rodney Dangerfield of the school system,” joked Richard Mantell, the UFT’s vice president for middle schools, as he opened the UFT’s third annual Middle School Conference on Saturday, March 19. “We…

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