Skyping Across Continents: Creating Friendships with Educators from Around the World | TravelsFar2Teach

Originally published by TravelsFar2Teach on April 27, 2013 Yesterday evening, I had the opportunity to Skype with Alicia, a teacher in Dhaka, Bangladesh.  In order to prepare for my conversation, I came up with a list of questions that I had about technology and teaching abroad.  I also thought about the e-mail conversations that we […]

21st Century Teacher

Originally Posted on April 28, 2013 by LearnWithGrace “To iPad or not to iPad is a hefty question these days.” I laughed when I came across this statement in article I read the other day, but its words ring true. As technology continues to improve, educators find themselves questioning how they might incorporate various tools […]

Hong Kong International Students Versus Local Students

Originally posted on Digital Creativity & Expression Spring 2013:
View of Hong Kong from the Peak photo by Wikimedia I lived in Hong Kong from sixth grade to senior year of high school. I never really knew what an international school was until I moved there. The school was like a mini version of NYC, it…

The Power of a Smile | Teaching Your Way Around the World

Originally Posted on April 21, 2013 by Dan Kerr So this week I want to talk about the power of a smile. I know it’s been a difficult week with what’s been happening in Boston, and with yesterday’s earthquake in China’s Sichuan province, and I get that smiling might just be the last thing on […]

Eighth grader designs standardized test that slams standardized tests!

Eighth grader designs standardized test that slams standardized tests

Originally from the April 23rd, 2013 printing of the Washington Post A 13-year-old eighth grader in upstate New York woke up on Sunday and decided that it would be funny if she designed a standardized test that made fun of standardized tests. (See below) After all, Sophia Stevens was getting ready to take one of […]

Cultivating Young Readers – Education News

Without fundamental reading skills, completing even the most basic of daily life tasks can become a daunting and humiliating experience. Though illiteracy rates have plummeted over the last century — from 20% of the U.S. population in 1870 to less than 1% by the 1980s — poor reading and writing skills continue to plague educators and students, […]


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