Education

  • Simple Ways To Use Artificial Intelligence In The Classroom –

    by TeachThought Staff Whether we like it or not, there is no denying that artificial intelligence (AI) is changing the world in many ways. Education is one of the areas affected by it. How can teachers use AI and guide their students through the challenging world of new technologies? Although AI-based tools are fairly new, we can safely say that…

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  • On The Danger Of Popular Ideas In Education –

    by Terrell Heick More than once, I’ve seen Bloom’s Taxonomy called a ‘fad.’ This can be lumped in with Charlotte Danielson’s DOK framework and Learning Styles, eLearning, Blended Learning, MOOCs, Common Core academic standards, and a few dozen other practices, ideas, and programs–each as a fad. Something that, for a while, is ‘popular.’ And sometimes, this is true. Oxford defines…

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  • What Are The Grade Levels By Age? –

    by TeachThought Staff For a growing child, grade level seems to have very little use. For a child functioning as or in the role of a ‘student,’ it can be vaguely useful to schools to place students and stratify them in what is expected to be similar ability levels, ages, and in the best case, maturity, and social skills. The…

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  • The Journey To A Bachelor Of Science In Nursing In The Online Fast Lane –

    contributed by James Brazen Imagine: A state-of-the-art educational path that leads to a fulfilling career in nursing, streamlined through the power of the internet. This is what an online accelerated BSN program embodies. The allure of diving into the fundamentals of nursing and emerging ready to provide top-notch patient care, all while sitting at a computer in the comfort of…

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  • What Is Cognitive Constructivism? –

    Learning theory isn’t generally high on the list of practicing teachers. For starters, teachers are busy poring over the classic–or emerging–learning theories that can inform their teaching on a day-to-day basis. Secondly, much of K-12 pedagogy in the United States is subject to the constraints of academic standards, district pacing guides, curriculum maps, etc. Accordingly, learning theory is more commonly…

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  • Learning Math? 25 Of The Best Math Resources

    by TeachThought Staff What are the best math resources?  Because of the skill-based nature of mathematics in general, math resources pair especially well with digital tools like apps and websites. On these kinds of platforms, accounts can be created, progress can be visualized, mastery can be documented, complexity can be adjusted to individual needs, and achievements can even be given…

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  • The Pedagogy Of John Dewey: A Summary

    by TeachThought Staff What did John Dewey believe about education? What were his views on experiential and interactive learning and their role in teaching and learning? As always, there’s a lot to understand. John Dewey (1859–1952) developed extraordinarily influential educational and social theories that had a lasting influence on psychology, pedagogy, and political philosophy, among other fields. Stanford University explained that…

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  • 18 Inconvenient Truths About Assessment Of Learning

    by Terry Heick I. In terms of pedagogy, the primary purpose of an assessment is to provide data to revise planned instruction. It should provide an obvious answer to the question, “So? So what? What now?“ II. It’s an extraordinary amount of work to design precise and personalized assessments that illuminate pathways forward for individual students–likely too much for one…

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  • Resources For Teaching With Bloom’s Taxonomy

    6.4k Views FacebookTwitterSubscribe Bloom’s Taxonomy was a remarkable attempt to create a system of learning that focuses on how people learn and organize content around those natural aptitudes. Created by Benjamin Bloom in 1956, Bloom’s Taxonomy offered a method and structure to think about thinking. Below, we’ve collected a list of blog posts, apps, tools, videos, and strategies to help educators…

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  • What Role Does Empathy Play In Learning?

    by Terry Heick So much talk about empathy in education recently. Why? What’s the big idea? The role of empathy in learning has to do with the flow of both information and creativity. A dialogic interaction with the world around us requires us to understand ourselves by understanding the needs and conditions of those around us. It also requires extended…

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