The Future Classroom using Smarter Technology

BY ADMIN at Technology in Business
The future of Education using Smarter Technology
A video from Intel that shows the future of education from Intel
by connecting education with smarter technology, Intel offers
a look into the future of K-12 education.


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I’m Your Professor, Not Your Therapist! by drmellivora

One of the things that I’ve found I’m completely unprepared for as a new teacher and academic advisor is the level of emotion the students bring with them to talk with me. I’m just not a public crier, so it always startles me when someone lets the waterworks go during what seems to me to be a relatively benign conversation. Not that I never empty a box of Kleenex while watching a tearjerker with a group of friends, or think that crying in front of others makes you weak – it’s just not me. This has left me at a loss for what to do when someone breaks down in my office. Politely ignore? Offer Kleenex? Ask details? I should have paid better attention when friends talked about their experiences being the crier or the cryee!

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Teachers Finding Games Give a Leg up on Learning

Conference looks to integrate games, lesson
By Mary Niederberger / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Heidi McDonald saw her fourth-grade son, Ian, growing bored while memorizing his multiplication tables and figured he would make better progress if she could make the exercise fun.

As an educational video and computer game designer for South Side-based Schell Games, Ms. McDonald is used to building educational concepts into games.

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5 Free Online Courses Designed For Teachers by Jeff Dunn

5 Free Online Courses Designed For Teachers
By  on September 24, 2013 Tweet: @edudemic

There are plenty of options for teachers looking to boost their skills a bit. You could hop on Twitter and participate in a hashtag chat, ask a colleague, or participate in some good ol’ fashioned professional development. But what happens when you don’t really feel like doing any of those things and just want to learn at your own pace on your own time? Then some of these free online courses are worth knowing about.


Basically, these courses are designed to help you bolster your skills, learn something new, and basically improve your life. From Modern Lessons toEdX to Coursera, there is no shortage of places to tackle some new ideas and skills you’ve been putting off. Best of all, they’re all free and easy to take!


Use the arrows below to scroll through the many free online courses teachers are taking. I’ve added in the supplied descriptions to help you out. You might find something great!

Topics include:

Crafting an Effective Writer: Tools of the Trade

Surviving Your Rookie Year of Teaching: 3 Key Ideas & High Leverage Techniques

Video Games and Learning

Accountable Talk®: Conversation that Works

Accountable Talk®: Conversation that Works

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3 Rubric Makers That Will Save You Time And Stress By Katie Lepi on August 18, 2013

Rubrics can be an incredibly useful tool for your classroom. Aside from being one of those cool words that sounds a little weirder every time you say it, using a rubric can help your students understand the assignments in your classroom, and will make your grading process clearer, faster, and more objective and consistent.

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10 Free Online Courses For Technology Novices By Jeff Dunn on August 17, 2013 tweet@edudemic

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The story is familiar. You’re a teacher who loves to make a difference in a student’s life. You’re happy to keep doing what you’ve been doing for many years because it works. But there is a continually growing call to push technology into the classroom. YOUR classroom. While you use a smartphone and are happy to try out an interactive whiteboard, shoving technology into all facets of your class day is downright absurd. It can never replace a teacher (nor should it) and technology can only do so much until it becomes a distraction.

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Managing the Technology Takeover


By Anita Merina

In Guilford County, N.C., each of the district’s 17,000 middle school students will soon receive an iPad. And the county isn’t alone—more than 600 U.S. school districts have plans to provide a tablet device to each student.

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