Computer Science: The Future of Education

This article first appeared on Edutopia.

http://www.edutopia.org//blog/computer-science-future-of-education-alison-derbenwick-miller

How Does the Brain Learn?

This first appeared on the Mind/Shift blog.

http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2014/08/how-does-the-brain-learn-best-smart-studying-strategies/

Student Engagement

This first appeared on the Edutopia blog.

http://www.edutopia.org//blog/engage-with-7x-the-effect-todd-finley

Rethinking School

This article first appeared on the Foundation For Excellence In Education blog.

http://excelined.org/2014/08/25/rethinkingschool/?utm_source=feedly&utm_reader=feedly&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rethinkingschool

ailedubooks:

Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom by Sylvia Libow Martinez (Author), Gary S. Stager

This is a great resource for any teacher who wants to create a “maker space” in their classroom or begin to incorporate Maker Space learning into your curriculum. 

I have taken a workshop with Gary Stager and know him online (find him on twitter here. His work is really great.

here is a summery:

Join the maker movement!
There’s a technological and creative revolution underway. Amazing new tools, materials and skills turn us all into makers. Using technology to make, repair or customize the things we need brings engineering, design and computer science to the masses. Fortunately for educators, this maker movement overlaps with the natural inclinations of children and the power of learning by doing. The active learner is at the center of the learning process, amplifying the best traditions of progressive education. This book helps educators bring the exciting opportunities of the maker movement to every classroom.

Also here is a great article by the author

Top ten ways to start with “maker education”

-Adventures in Learning

(via adventuresinlearning)

Critical Thinking Pathways

This article first appeared on the Edutopia blog.

http://www.edutopia.org//blog/critical-thinking-pathways-todd-finley

4 Principles of Student-Centered Learning

This first appeared on the te@chthought blog.

http://www.teachthought.com/learning/4-principles-student-centered-learning/

60 iPad Productivity Apps for Teachers

This first appeared on the te@chthought blog.

http://www.teachthought.com/technology/60-ipad-productivity-apps-mobile-teachers/

APeriodic Table of Visualization

This first appeared on the Edudemic blog.

http://www.edudemic.com/best-type-of-visualization/

The Most Dangerous Phrase In Education

Some good thoughts from Terry Heick writing at te@chthought.

http://www.teachthought.com/industry/dangerous-phrase-education/