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autism, special education

Help The Unique Minds in Digital Era – Project Autism

“The unique individuals who are on the Autistic Spectrum vibrate on a totally different frequency; they orientate within their environment in a very unique way to us; their senses are heightened in a variety of ways which makes the world a profound sensory minefield for them; and most importantly they are misunderstood by society where… Read More ›

learning English

Teacher Tips and Tricks for Learning English Efficiently

To learn a language efficiently you can apply various methods. You can learn and develop language skills in a way that is most suitable for you. The following article will provide you with a list to keep in mind when learning English through learner autonomy. Learn how to use a dictionary: apart from using a dictionary… Read More ›

(Infographic) The Impact of Great Teachers

Great teachers make a significant difference is the lives of students and the impact lasts long after they leave the classroom. The following infographic provides interesting facts from the research on how effective teachers impact the lives of students and quotes from successful individuals who credit their teachers for helping them achieve their dreams. Image courtesy of… Read More ›

Top 10 Glogs for Professional Development

by Beth Crumpler, from Adaptive Learnin (a guest post on Glogster EDU blog) I have written several posts about Glogster EDU on my own blog, so I am  thrilled to be asked to contribute as a guest blogger. After brainstorming for a while and searching through Glogster EDU’s website for writing ideas, I came across some fabulous Glogs that contain web… Read More ›

Remix Culture as an Educator’s Habit

Judy O’Connell is a lecturer in Faculty of Education at Charles Sturt University, she is also in Advisory Board for Horizon K-12 Project. She likes to talk with you for 10 minutes about creativity, creative commons, and working with images in online spaces. Whether it’s blogging, creating presentations teachers need to be able to work quickly, with excitement, and be… Read More ›

Sharing from a Teacher in Love with PD and “Games in Education”

A piece of sharing from a teacher in love with PD and “games in education”… So yes, even though I am on vacation, I am going to PD and getting my learning fix on. If you are in the area and will be attending #GiE, send me a tweet at @MissCheska! Here’s a list of… Read More ›

transforming learning through technology

102 Stories(Educators) of Transforming Learning Through Technologies

Starting from today,  July 31 through Aug.1, 102 finalists will showcase the creative ways they are transforming learning through technology in Redmond, Wash. Representing 25 states, they were selected to attend the Microsoft Partners in Learning 2012 U.S. Forum. According to press release from Microsoft, an unprecedented number of applications were submitted this year. These projects across the Pre-K–12 spectrum… Read More ›

Teachers, educators

Infographic: Study Shows The Long-term Impact of Teachers

This is a great topic that matters! It’s from under CC-BY-SA) and written by Mary Ann (link to read more of her posts). She believes there is a lot to learn from the open source values and when applied genuinely, they will (and do) work wonders. ***** Infographic: Study shows the long-term impact of teachers  I don’t… Read More ›

Science, physics, education

Great Reflections from a Physics Teacher

As the beginning of the school year gets underway I ask myself this question: “What learning environment will I provide so that my students can’t wait ‘til the next class?” — from Dolores Gende , a Physics teacher and Director of Instructional Technology at Dallas, Texas. Her reflections inspired us about the real meanings of science education. From her… Read More ›

OER, open educational resources

Collaborative Creation of OER by Teachers is a platform for academics to share research papers. The company’s mission is to accelerate the world’s research. Academics use to share their research, monitor deep analytics around the impact of their research, and track the research of academics they follow. From we found a great paper “Collaborative creation of Open Educational Resources:… Read More ›

Radium Halos

Living History: Using Historical Fiction in the Classroom

“Shelley Stout debuts with a novel of characters as compelling as the true story it covers. Like a good reporter, she follows the facts. In this case she not only uncovers a story little known, but more importantly she reveals in her characters, the  humanity of a tragictale.” – Batt Humphreys, former senior producer for CBS News… Read More ›

digital identity

Branding of Teachers

We’ve written about Why Teachers Should be Blogging or Glogging ? , and also posted about  Dr. Helen Barrett : ePortfolios with GoogleApps which is a great site on the use of Google Apps to create ePortfolios. In this connected world, actually ePortfolios for teachers are as important as for students. We found a good post : “Brand You“( George Couros) from . It’s licensed… Read More ›

teacher as curator

Teacher as Curator – Making the Internet Educationally Relevant for Students

This post is property of Marygrove College MAT, Master in the Art of Teaching online degree program for teachers. and is licensed under Creative Commons. Marygrove’s MAT degree provides teachers with the opportunity to link the latest developments in educational research to their own teaching practice. The MAT degree program is designed to empower teachers by focusing… Read More ›

Why Teachers Should be Blogging or Glogging ?

We’ve talked about Teachers’ sharing enables doing more with less in education. We like to quote two excellent articles from two education leaders for this advocacy. The first one is from Justin Tarte blog : 10 reasons to get educators blogging… First off, the 5 reasons that educators should start reading blogs : Blogs are the heart of learning and… Read More ›

21st century classroom, digital classroom, 21st century teaching

e-Teachers as Technology Trailblazers

Maybe you’ve been confused by the following debate… Is the interactive whiteboard or newer technology like the interactive projector wasting tax-payers’ money ? Should we buy tablets or iPads for students instead of interactive whiteboards because of the myth of so called “student-centered learning” ? So…What really matters in 21st century classrooms ? A very… Read More ›


Educational Freeware and eduTecher

There are endless possibility in web-based tools or resources that can be used in teaching and learning. The internet connection has enabled global collaboration so that someone’s specialty and effort can benefit all others in need. But how can teachers find something just useful with ease and efficiency ? Like we had written about some… Read More ›

21st century edtech

What e-Teachers are following – Kelly Tenkely and Michael Gorman

This is a continued post about great blogs or websites e-teachers could follow. Why we choose to recommend the persons who enable sharing knowledge instead of only listing websites with overwhelming information is because the spirits, thoughts and leadership style that they bring to us is important so that we know the perspectives we are… Read More ›

edtech, educational origami

What e-Teachers are following – Educational Origami and more

21st century teachers have web2.0 ways to learn and share by leveraging online networking and open sharing, the opportunities are limitless. Teacher development doesn’t have to be costly in time and money spending. The websites recommended here are to follow the first post of what e-teachers are following to get free resources for teaching, and more focused on teaching… Read More ›

Free Technology for teachers

Great Sources of Free Technology for Teachers

Now e-teachers are following many bloggers or wikis to catch free resources for teaching and online education toolswhich help them on integrating technology into the classroom and thus enhancing education outcome. Here are some great blogs to follow or bookmark so that you will keep yourself posted about information of resources for teaching. The listing sequence does’t mean priority or… Read More ›

e-teacher, teacher blogger

A New Teacher’s Sharing – Busem Doğan

We knew a lot of teachers have been sharing online for a long time, while more are not. To start blogging can be as easy as what Busem Doğan shared in her new blog : My 1st post officially 🙂, it’s not a “know-how” from a techie teacher but rather is an experience sharing from a 21st century teacher with others… Read More ›

peter pappas, education

Innovations in Teaching and Learning: Top Down or Bottom Up?

This is a blog trying to connect meaningful dots for better learning. In our website we only curate inspiring ideas and examples around education, like this post from Peter Pappas’s blog about important changes in education enabled by current technologies : innovations in teaching and learning : top down or bottom up? Head to the… Read More ›

“Tell me and I will forget, show me and I may remember, involve me and I will understand.” -------- Chinese Wisdom "Games are the most elevated form of investigation." -------- Albert Einstein
"I'm calling for investments in educational technology that will help create digital tutors that are as effective as personal tutors, educational software as compelling as the best video game," President Barack Obama said while touring a tech-focused Boston school (year 2011).