Three Ways to Develop Programming Skills This Summer

Three Ways to Develop Programming Skills This Summer

Summer is almost here and it's a great time to learn a new skill that you can bring into your classroom next fall. One of the skills that seems to be mentioned in almost every education periodical these days is programming or coding. Learning to program isn't as difficult as you might think that is.…
Four common assessment themes from across the globe

Four common assessment themes from across the globe

Building a culture of assessment in support of continual improvement is no easy task. It involves the continuous review of student performance on expected program outcomes, reflection on teaching and learning and accountability for making program level improvements. It is as difficult in Massachusetts or Idaho as it is in Amman, Jordan or Istanbul, Turkey.…
National Geographic Publishes Fun Facts About All National Parks

National Geographic Publishes Fun Facts About All National Parks

As the weather warms in North America more visitors arrive in the 59 U.S. National Parks. Acadia National Park here in Maine is crowded in the summer so come visit in the winter to see another side of the first national park created from land donated to the federal government. That fun fact is one…
Michigan OKs Nestlé’s Water Extraction Plan

Michigan OKs Nestlé’s Water Extraction Plan

UNITED STATES Considering Michiganders’ ongoing water woes, Nestlé’s request to pump 576,000 gallons of water each day from the Great Lakes Basin was highly controversial. But despite deep public opposition, […]
Challenge-Based Workshops: Moving Teachers From Discomfort to Empowerment

Challenge-Based Workshops: Moving Teachers From Discomfort to Empowerment

The following post is an excerpt from EdTechTeacher CEO, Tom Daccord’s new blog: tomdaccord.com. Does the following seem familiar? “Okay, everybody, click here. Now, everybody click here. Now, everybody click here. Now, everybody read along with me. Now, everybody watch me.” Boring, right? Through the years I’ve seen many stand-and-deliver workshops where the presenter stands…
A Conversation with John Umekubo about Design Thinking

A Conversation with John Umekubo about Design Thinking

We are excited to launch a new series of videos featuring conversations with our Summer Institute instructors. These conversations are not only a preview of the workshops, but also offer a chance to learn more about the topics. In this video, Ben Sondgeroth sits down with John Umekubo to talk Design Thinking. John and Ben…
“Unfreezing” Teachers: Why So Many Technology Initiatives Are Stagnating – From Tom Daccord

“Unfreezing” Teachers: Why So Many Technology Initiatives Are Stagnating – From Tom Daccord

The following post is an excerpt from EdTechTeacher CEO, Tom Daccord’s new blog: tomdaccord.com. Over the last six years schools and districts have spent millions of dollars equipping their students and faculty with iPads and Chromebooks, often in an attempt to create one-to-one classrooms. Many schools have held hope that these devices might lead to…
What Happens to the Plastic We Throw Away?

What Happens to the Plastic We Throw Away?

ENVIRONMENT Scroll through how tons of trash travels from inland trash heaps to oceanic garbage patches. (National Geographic) Use our terrific activities to follow the “tremendous travels of trash” and […]
“Unfreezing” Teachers: Why So Many Technology Initiatives Are Stagnating – From Tom Daccord

“Unfreezing” Teachers: Why So Many Technology Initiatives Are Stagnating – From Tom Daccord

The following post is an excerpt from EdTechTeacher CEO, Tom Daccord’s new blog: tomdaccord.com. Over the last six years schools and districts have spent millions of dollars equipping their students and faculty with iPads and Chromebooks, often in an attempt to create one-to-one classrooms. Many schools have held hope that these devices might lead to…
This Week in Geographic History: April 2-8

This Week in Geographic History: April 2-8

Here’s an advance look at some of the “This Day in Geographic History” (TDIGH) events coming up this week. For each date, we’ve matched it with a map or visual, […]

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