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The Pros and Cons of Technology in the Classroom

Using technology in the classroom is one of those issues that makes it easy to be a fence sitter. It’s difficult to be 100% for the use of educational technology all of the time, when there are so many convincing arguments against it.  Most teachers find a happy medium with technology—it’s useful in some situations, […]

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Why Context Is Just as Important as Content in the Classroom

The concept of classroom context is rarely something we discuss, and yet understanding it is essential for creating learning environments in which every student can thrive. So just what is “classroom context,” why is it important, and how can we be cognizant of it in the classroom? Let’s take a look. What Is Context? Gregory […]

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Understanding The Top Learning Management Systems

Learning management systems may have come onto the education scene relatively recently, but they’ve come to play a huge role in many classrooms. As of 2014, the LMS industry was made up of at least 350 systems, worth over $2.5 billion. For schools and districts, that’s an overwhelming amount of choice; but there are a […]

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How to Fill Out the FAFSA

College can be expensive, and most of us look to financial aid to pay for education. Early and correct submission of the FAFSA form can help your students afford college. Bring the FAFSA application into the classroom with these ideas.   What is FAFSA? The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form determines how […]

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How Game-Based Learning Can Help Students of All Ages Learn

In school, kids play during recess and work during class. But some of the biggest names in psychology, including Jean Piaget and Jerome Bruner, believe that play is a child’s work. The best way to teach kids, they say, is through hands-on, active learning. But with state benchmarks and performance-based teacher evaluations hanging above our heads, it’s hard for educators […]

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Help Kids Earn Confidence & Improve Social Skills

In addition to academic topics such as science, math, and language, social skills are one of the most important skill sets learned mostly by osmosis during the school day. Students learn how to interact with peers both within their grade and outside of it, as well as with authority figures in the form of teachers, […]

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Help Students Develop Vital Interviewing Skills in Your Classroom

Interviewing subjects isn’t just that thing HR Managers do. In fact, interviewing can be a great form of experiential learning. This is true whether students are the interviewer or the interviewee. In fact, when we encourage students to ask questions of the people they meet, we’re encouraging the development of a wide range of skills, […]

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17 Great Resources for Building a Student’s Self Image

What do your students see when they look in the mirror? Do they see someone worthwhile or someone who will never be good enough? While it isn’t your responsibility to dig into the nuances of every student’s self-perception, you can still help the members of your class to have healthy views of themselves. Such a […]

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5 Maker Movement Tools That are Not 3D Printers

In my previous article on this subject, I wrote about the Maker Movement and its importance to the educational realm. The Maker Movement is also nicknamed the Do-It-Yourself (D.I.Y.) Movement, because it empowers individuals to design, manufacture, and create their own objects, ultimately improving creativity in many fields. In a way, the tools used in […]

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Robots in Education: What’s Here and What’s Coming

Decades before the computer revolution began to spread in earnest, science fiction’s most creative minds sketched out a future most of us never thought we’d see. And yet between self-driving cars and yes, even hoverboards, that future seems closer than ever. Nowhere is this more of a reality than in the field of robotics. Sure, […]

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December 2015 Question of the Month

If there’s one thing we here at Edudemic know is true, it’s that teachers are heroes. Sure, you might not wear a cape, and you’d be banned from campus if you gave your students flying lessons. But you do heroic deeds every day, whether we’re talking about the big stuff or the supposedly little stuff, […]

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Three Effective Techniques for Brainstorming Ideas

One of the most important skills for succeeding in school and in the workplace is coming up with new and creative ideas. The best ideas are the ones that solve problems or make our lives easier. While taking action is extremely important,l, without good ideas, those actions are ultimately good for nothing. While people often […]

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Creating Your Book Using the Most Popular eBook Formats

You’ve worked in the trenches. You’re seasoned in your subject matter. You’ve tested educational theories and discovered new ones, and now you’re ready to share your experiences and knowledge with others. Yes. You’re ready to write your own book. It doesn’t have to be a tome. It could be a collection of your blog posts […]

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How Students Can 20-Mile March Their Way to Good Grades

Jim Collins is an author and astute researcher and scientist in the business world. His ability to research, ask the right questions, and trust the research to make his points has changed the way many companies work. As the founder of a management laboratory in Boulder, Colorado, he researches and hosts masterminding sessions with top […]

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Become a Listening Educator: How to Hear and Connect to Your Students

Sure, you can hear the words that are coming out of your students’ mouths. But are you really listening to them? No matter how much you love your students, it’s not an easy task with so many of them in front of you and so many duties to balance. And yet, nothing is more important […]

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