11 Things We Learned This Week – National Geographic Education Blog – Education Article

This week, we learned … … “The science says to us that, in fact, the way the brain functions and grows, it needs safety, it needs warmth, it actually even needs hugs. We actually learn in a state of positive emotion much more effectively than we can learn in a state of negative emotion. That has huge implications for what we do in schools.” Learn more about the science of learning by enrolling in one of our free online courses!…

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Best Software Programs for Desktop Publishing – Education Article

For a decade, when I thought of desktop publishing, I turned to Microsoft Publisher. I loved its flexibility, adaptability, and ease of use both for classroom projects and home. But then I moved on to other alternatives, like Lucid Press that were more flexible and affordable for educational purposes. Really, I didn’t see a lot of other alternatives until Sara Stringer, from the Ask a Tech Teacher, came up with this great article about desktop publishing options. Some of these–like Word–have changed…

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Top 10 Product Reviews of 2018 – Education Article

Throughout the year, I post websites and apps the Ask a Tech Teacher crew’s classes found useful, instructive, helpful in integrating technology into classroom lesson plans. Some, you agreed with us about; others not so much. Here are the reviews you-all thought were the most helpful in efforts to weave tech into the classroom experience: How to Use Google Sheets in the K-12 Classroom Quick Review of 7 Popular Math Programs 9 Best-in-Class Digital Storytelling Tools What is Microsoft… This…

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Best-in-Class Resources–You Decide | Ask a Tech Teacher – Education Article

Every year, I review a large number of websites, apps, and resources that help educators blend technology into their classrooms. I get lots of feedback from readers sharing their experiences, asking questions, and clicking through to see if a particular tool will serve their needs. But, I often don’t hear how the product worked in the fullness of time. Starting last year, I sought out your opinions: how dependable is it how versatile is it for time-strapped teachers does it differentiate……

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10 Hits and 10 Misses for 2018 – Education Article

Since we at Ask a Tech Teacher started this blog eight years ago, we’ve had over 5.3 million visitors to the 2,112 articles on integrating technology into the classroom. This includes tech tips, website/app reviews, tech-in-ed pedagogy, how-tos, videos, and more. We have regular features like: If you’ve just arrived at Ask a Tech Teacher, start here. It always surprises us what readers find to be the most and least provocative. The latter is as likely to be a post…

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11 Things We Learned This Week – National Geographic Education Blog – Education Article

This week, we learned … … what it would sound like if people talked to other professionals the way they talk to teachers. Read of the week! Photograph of Grosvenor Teacher Fellows by Rebecca Hale We talk to teachers like the professionals they are—read up with our Educator Spotlight series.   … photosynthesis goes ping. Underwater, that process of converting sunlight and carbon dioxide into energy and oxygen sends tiny bubbles spiraling toward the surface. And according to new research,…

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11 Things We Learned This Week – National Geographic Education Blog – Education Article

This week, we learned … … where the U.S. government shutdown is having the biggest impact. Resource of the week! Have your students map where the shutdown is impacting your state with our MapMaker Kits.   … all the animals that went extinct in 2018, and which are on the brink in 2019. The last wild sighting of Hawaii’s po’ouli was in 2004, and a 2018 study recommended declaring the species extinct.Photograph courtesy U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Where are…

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What You Might Have Missed in December – Education Article

Here are the most-read posts for the month of December: College Credit Classes onTechnology in Education End-of-year Maintenance: Image and Back-up Digital Devices  End of Year Maintenance: Update Your Online Presence End-of-Year Maintenance: 19 Steps To A Speedier Computer 3 Free SEL Activities from SafeSchools Why Should Students Learn Computer Science? A Teacher’s Perspective Root Robotics–Great Way to Extend Hour of Code Holiday Gifts for Teachers 13 Holiday Websites and 13… This is only a snippet of a Education Article…

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