I recently took part in a design workshop at a school that is shifting from traditional instruction to project-based learning (PBL). To kick off the day, teachers interviewed students about how they learn best and what they wish were different about school. Then teams…
Students in the late 1970s organized their homework and other school papers in their Trapper Keepers. It was a handy tool for keeping track of all f those loose-leaf note pages in the days before every kid carried a backpack.
The Trapper Keeper is making a comeback, but if…
Connected educators from around the world made their commitment to education transformation clear by sharing their entrsekt magazine cover shots.
Educators of the year, it’s time for your close up! The connected educator movement is building, and it’s time for…
Educators face challenges at every turn. Between trying to meet standards, working within budget and regulatory restrictions, getting parents on board, and keeping up with developments in education and ed tech, it’s no secret that educators have one of the toughest jobs out there. But here you…
Paper is probably high on the list of headaches for most teachers – the stacks of tests and essays to be carried from classroom to home for grading and then back again. Paper that can get blown away, mixed into the wrong piles, lost or ruined by a knocked over coffee cup. And, of course, the…
Teaching is hard and – let’s face it – frustrating at times. Fortunately, the education community also happens to be an incredibly supportive, generous and well-connected group. When you need inspiration,…
Do your students know what it’s like to live in Korea? Or Ethiopia?
The PK-1 students at The Episcopal Academy in Newton Square, Pennsylvania, do, thanks in large part to the encouragement and guidance of Margaret Powers, their lower school technology coordinator.…
Let’s face it, students don’t learn how to be good digital citizens by listening to lectures and reading about online hazards in textbooks.
One powerful way they do learn how to be safe online is by…