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YouTube SpaceLab Launches Student Experiments Into Space

YouTube SpaceLab Launches Student Experiments Into Space

| October 10, 2011 | 1 Comment

SpaceLab YouTube and NASA are challenging students to design a science experiment that can be performed in space. Students from 14 to 18 years old can upload videos of their experiments onto YouTube’s Space Lab website. A panel of scientists, astronauts, and educators, including Stephen Hawking, will judge the entries, and the two winning experiments […]

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YouTube Lets Schools Opt for Educational Videos

YouTube Lets Schools Opt for Educational Videos

| October 10, 2011 | 22 Comments

Flickr:www_ukberri_net Teachers who have been frustrated over blocked access to YouTube educational videos in school can take heart. YouTube is rolling out a pilot a program with schools that will redirect all YouTube links to educational content on YouTube.com/education. In addition, comments will be disabled and related videos will only be educational, both of which […]

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Applying the 7 Golden Rules: One Teacher’s Take of Technology

Applying the 7 Golden Rules: One Teacher’s Take of Technology

| October 4, 2011 | 1 Comment

TB In response to the article The 7 Golden Rules of Using Technology in Schools, teacher Patti Grayson wrote a point-by-point summary of exactly how it plays out in her class. Here’s her take. By Patti Grayson Along with some colleagues in our lower school division, I lobbied to use money normally spent on workbooks […]

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YouTube Launches Site Specifically for Teachers

YouTube Launches Site Specifically for Teachers

| September 21, 2011 | 23 Comments

YouTube.com/teachers Educators who’ve been wanting to use YouTube videos in class can now find an easy way in. Today, YouTube launched its own teacher’s channel: YouTube.com/Teachers, a guide to using videos in class. Teachers can follow tips that show everything from organizing videos to sparking lively discussions to help struggling students through videos. Teachers can […]

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Five Reasons Why YouTube Rocks the Classroom

Five Reasons Why YouTube Rocks the Classroom

| September 8, 2011 | 19 Comments

Last month, 16 teachers from across the country got together at Google’s Seattle office for the YouTube Teachers Studio — a sort of bootcamp to learn how to best use YouTube in the classroom. Jon Corippo, a Google Certified Teacher and Apple Distinguished Educator, was among the group, and came back with ideas about what […]

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Which Rules Are Worth Circumventing?

Which Rules Are Worth Circumventing?

| August 24, 2011 | 2 Comments

Flickr:Bark Rules are important in any civilized society. Without them, chaos would ensue. But some rules are worth questioning, especially when the consequences negate their very purpose. Teachers are grappling with how to address regulations they consider unnecessary at best and harmful at worst. There’s no question that helpful guidelines can and should be put […]

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Do Not Try This At Home (But Do Show it At Schools)

Do Not Try This At Home (But Do Show it At Schools)

| December 21, 2010 | 0 Comments

Another reason YouTube should be allowed into schools. The Periodic Table of Videos is just one of 10 free online resources for science teachers posted ib Mashable. Check out this one, created by a group of scientists at the University of Nottingham who demonstrate what happens when you hold a match to a balloon filled […]

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How Should We Use Technology in Schools? Ask Students

How Should We Use Technology in Schools? Ask Students

| December 15, 2010 | 7 Comments

By Sara Bernard Last summer, 15 students from Chicago’s public school system were charged with answering this question: “How can 21st century technology enhance rigor, relevance, and relationships in high school?” To answer the question, they interviewed teachers and community members, researched best practices, held panel discussions, and conducted a survey of 380 of their […]

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6 Ways Social Media is Changing Education

6 Ways Social Media is Changing Education

| November 26, 2010 | 2 Comments

By Sara Bernard “The fact that we as educators even have to have discussions on whether or not social media is good for schools is sad,” writes Steve Johnson, a teacher and Edutopia guest blogger. “Social media just IS…..it’s life.” He’s right — as of July, there were half a billion active Facebook users alone […]

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How Educators Can Help Stop Bullying

How Educators Can Help Stop Bullying

| October 26, 2010 | 1 Comment

Amidst heightened media coverage of cyberbullying, and a quickly spreading YouTube series of videos called It Gets Better, which depicts personal accounts of harassment and support for gays and lesbians (including a message from President Barack Obama himself), the Department of Education sent a 10-page letter to schools reminding them of their responsibilities to protect […]

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