The view from above: Can you name these countries using only satellite photos?

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23 maps and charts on language – Vox

“The limits of my language,” the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein once posited, “mean the limits of my world.” Explaining everything within the limits of the world is probably too ambitious a goal for a list like this. But here are 23 maps and charts that can hopefully illuminate small aspects of how we manage to communicate […]

Education International – Ukraine: A hotline for students and teachers from the Crimea

The Ukrainian education ministry has established a hotline for teachers and students from the Crimea who may find themselves Russian citizens after the referendum on 16 March. “We get a lot of calls from young people who are very worried about their future”, a deputy education minister told an Education International delegation visiting Kiev on […]

MindShift’s Big Ideas of 2013: Focus on Learning | MindShift

It might feel overwhelming to keep track of the latest education trends, jargon, and ed-tech products. But for many educators — and most MindShift readers — the topic of focus that stays top-of-mind above the chatter is learning. A look through the most popular MindShift posts this year reveals that, despite all the news about […]

A Self-Directed Learning Model For 21st Century Learners

The above (left) is the latest draft of our self-directed learning framework, version 1.1. It is based, in spirit, on our Inside-Out School: A 21st Century Learning Model. It is intended to function as a guide for students–likely with the support and facilitation of teachers, parents, and mentors–to help students become expert learners. The goal […]

Here’s why we absolutely need ed-tech | eSchool News | eSchool News

Teachers, admins acknowledge ed-tech’s crucial role Ed-tech remains critical to K-12 education, especially when it comes to student success and engagement. A survey of public school teachers and administrators sheds light on why and how ed-tech implementation isn’t reaching its full potential. Ed-tech increases student engagement in learning, and 96 percent of surveyed teachers agree […]

25 Ways Schools Can Promote Literacy And Independent Reading – Kimberly Tyson

In the age of the Common Core and its emphasis upon having students take on more challenging text, independent reading and student choice can easily take a back seat to the demands of increased rigor. However, in a balanced literacy program, they remain important. Motivation and choice play key roles in reading. And, strong and […]

In India, a School that Empowers Students and Teachers | Edutopia

Photo credit: American School of Bombay

I’m just wrapping up a 10-day stay in Mumbai, India, where I’ve been immersed in the energizing learning environment of American School of Bombay (ASB). Outside the walls of this state-of-the-art, pre-K-12 international school, you find contrasts at every corner: urban slums near posh shopping malls, rickshaws sharing the roads with limousines. Step inside ASB and you […]

Coming Home from Study, Travel and Living Abroad

Relationships, Roots, and Unpacking By Jim Citron and Vija Mendelson Cross-cultural reentry—what happens when you come home from living abroad—has interested researchers for more than 50 years. Early writers saw reentry largely as a set of problems or challenges that returnees suffered. One, Asuncion-Lande, even compiled a list of 50 types of reentry difficulties, ranging […]

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