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A Guide to Student-Led Conferences

Parent-teacher conferences provide parents with updates on their child’s progress and opportunities to see their student’s work. They also open communication between school and home. However, students often are passive, or even absent, during traditional parent-teacher conferences. One way to fix this is to put students at the helm, as they are the ones who […]

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Predictions for K-12 Education in 2015

 It is tough to think about what is on the horizon for K-12 education in 2015 without thinking about the changes that have occurred in the last few decades and the challenges that have remained constant. Like many of today’s teachers, I used pencils and typewriters when I went to school. Today’s kindergartners arrive on […]

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The Secret to Teaching Great Writing: Use the News!

As a professional writer and a writing specialist, I know that not everyone is as hepped up about words as I am. (What, you mean you don’t want to spend the next five hours chatting about the relationship between a character’s syntax and their familial history? Say it ain’t so!). I know that if I […]

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5 Effective Ways to Incorporate TED Talks into the Learning Experience

  Photo Credit: Mike Linksvayer With a motto like, “Ideas worth spreading,” it’s almost like TED Talks were made for the classroom — after all, spreading ideas is fundamental to what education is all about. The TED Talk format is great too: talks are relatively short, deal with the most pressing issues of the day, […]

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Exitticket: Creating Individualized Instruction for Students

When it comes to crafting individualized instruction for your students, ExitTicket tops the class. Tested against other apps in its category, this app emerged as the fullest-featured piece of exit ticket software I’ve seen. Although indispensable for offering individualized instruction, it also offers the additional advantages of being aligned with national Common Core and Science […]

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10 Most Popular Teaching Tools Used This Year

Last year, Edudemic published a list of the most essential and popular educational tools used in modern classrooms across the globe. While many of 2013′s contenders retain top spots for 2014, there are a few new and noteworthy tools that made it onto this year’s list, and some of last year’s mentions have shifted in […]

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Guide to Online Paralegal Programs

We’re in the middle of a 10 year long growth spurt in paralegal jobs. Even though the legal industry stays about the same size from year to year, attorneys depend more and more on high level administrative help. Enter the paralegal: part researcher, part writer, and part assistant, the paralegal is an important part of […]

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How to Help Students With Nonverbal Learning Disabilities

The first time I encountered the term, “nonverbal learning disability,” I was in the middle of an intake call with a parent, and I had no idea what she was talking about. “Is that a kind of autism?” I asked, feeling sheepish. The answer was complex: yes, according to some academics and educators; no according […]

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An Infographic In Celebration of Computer Science Education Week

It’s easy to take digital technology for granted these days. To students who were practically born with an iPad in their hands, it’s hard to imagine a time when a world of history and knowledge wasn’t just a few swipes away. But if the infographic below, entitled, “Remarkable Advances in Computer Engineering,” is any indication, […]

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6 Technologies That Will Revolutionize the Classroom

From the computer to the iPad, technology is revolutionizing how we work, play, socialize, and learn (sometimes all at once). In celebration of Computer Science Education Week, we’re running the excellent infographic below, which explores 6 landmark technologies, including Eye Tracking Technology Virtual Reality Technology Immersive Technology Wireless Technology Wearable Computing Technology Video Chat Technology Educational […]

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On-the-Spot Support: Using the Scaffolding Technique in Your Teaching Approach

When you think about scaffolds, you probably visualize the structures used during construction to support workers and materials. Scaffolded instruction is very similar, in that the teacher applies educational techniques to support the thought processes of the student. Teachers break lessons into smaller pieces and provide assistance to allow the student to master the material. […]

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2014 Recap: 15 Top Resources On Digital Citizenship

A lot of the facts you teach your students will be long forgotten by the time they reach graduation, but the hope is that the practical lessons — the ones that can benefit them for years to come — are the ones that will stick. Digital citizenship is something that can equip students for a […]

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How to Foster and Unleash a Creative Mindset in Your Students

In an article published earlier this year, we said “public schools’ focus on teaching to the test may be squelching students’ creativity.” Bright students don’t want to be spoon-fed information, and teachers want imaginative students who think outside the box. Learning how to foster and unleash a creative mindset in students is one solution to […]

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7 Ways You Can Use Texting to Your Advantage in the Classroom

If you were to take a glance around a classroom in which no smartphone policy has been set, it would be easy to conclude that texting at school is nothing but a distraction. Just look at all of those bent heads and rapidly moving thumbs! Take a look at the caliber of those texts — […]

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Online Colleges in Tennessee: Rankings & Report

Top Tennessee Online Schools for 2015 *This is part of Edudemic’s series of online college rankings. Learn more about our rankings in the Online College Report section. Many of Tennessee’s big name schools do not yet offer online Bachelor’s degrees. Yet there are still a variety of school and degree options for online students. The […]

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