4 Steps for Getting Started with Student Digital Portfolios

Not sure how to get started with ePortfolios for your students? Here’s what you need to know. Even before the concept of student portfolios was formalized, teachers collected and shared student work. They used writing folders during conferences or displayed science projects for open house. As the digital era has taken hold, portfolios have become […]

Teachers Vie for Overseas Postings – NYTimes.com

LONDON — It was not the most relaxed of cocktail parties. Teachers and administrators — who had been running down corridors and stressing out in elevators between job interviews in recruiters’ hotel rooms — were sipping pints of beer and glasses of wine, scanning the room nervously. As recruiters from international schools lined up at […]

International school enrolment on pace to reach $60 billion by 2022 – ICEF Monitor – Market intelligence for international student recruitment

As the international schools market continues its expansion, ICEF Monitor reviews some riveting statistics as well as the growth drivers behind the trend. International school enrolment by the numbers Researchers Mary Hayden and Jeff Thompson noted in their authoritative 2008 paper “International Schools: Growth and Influence” that it is difficult to know how many international […]

7 Ed Tech Trends to Watch in 2014 – OEDB.org

Technology trends in both higher ed and K-12 classrooms continue to evolve and transform traditional learning environments. New learning analytics, mobile devices, open online learning, and 3D printers are some of the many Educational technology trends to be on the lookout for in 2014.  Here’s a detailed discussion. 1) 3D Printing 3D Printers which enable […]

How Sharing Other People’s Content Makes You an Irresistible Job Candidate

When it comes to standing out online, your best bet is to offer your own original content. Blog posts or tweets that revolve around your unique ideas will make you a standout candidate. But the truth is, not everyone has the time, writing ability or even confidence to grow a quality blog or social media […]

5 Must Read Guides for Teachers Using or intending to Use iPads with Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

iPad, as some argue, is leading a silent but radical revolution in the world of education. It is now being embraced by a budding host of schools as the official learning device in the classroom and though we are still in the embroyinic stages of the integration of this device in instruction, yet the first […]

How (And Why) It’s Time To Create Digital Student Portfolios – Edudemic – Edudemic

Warning: True Confession of an Educator Ahead… I always find it quite confusing when educators tell me that students in their classroom are reading at a 7th grade reading level. What does that really mean?  Does that mean that they are truly reading? When I say truly reading I mean with full comprehension. They are […]

Eight NEW Global Collaborative ideas to Flatten Your Learning! – Flat Connections

Celebrations and sharing well considered ideas for future collaborations have been part of the  exciting culmination to the Flat Classroom Certified Teacher Cohort 13-2 this past week. This professional learning course started 3 months ago, and together we have journeyed through the \’7 Steps to Flatten your Classroom\’ into \’Global Project Design and Management\’. Cohort […]

Five Research-Driven Education Trends At Work in Classrooms | MindShift

Increasingly, educators are looking to research about how kids learn to influence teaching practices and tools. What seemed like on-the-fringe experiments, like game-based learning, have turned into real trends, and have gradually made their way into many (though certainly not most) classrooms. BRAIN-BASED TEACHING Many educators are using researchers’ insights into how children best learn to inform their […]

What are Global and International Education?

Published by: National Council for the Social Studies Descriptors The terms global education and international education are used to describe strategies for: gaining knowledge of world cultures; understanding the historical, geographic, economic, political, cultural, and environment relationships among world regions and peoples; examining the nature of cultural differences and national or regional conflicts and problems; […]

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“The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.”

- John Maxwell