Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Now we’ve posted about a lot of education links that can be helpful to teachers, students, and parents, but if you’re looking for a truly user-friendly site with lots of educational games as well as tutorial, quizzes, and articles at …
Monday, September 17, 2012
The website http://www.forensicsciencetechnician.org/ has a fabulous list of brainstorming links and applications to help kids get started in almost any discipline. Below are their suggestions:…
Monday, October 17, 2011
It’s been a while since we’ve posted a Resource Round-Up here on Learning Diversity, so we figured what better time than now to present you with the best links on the web to help your student, child, or yourself!…
Thursday, May 5, 2011
- How many schools? For most students, applying to between 5 and 8 schools is a reasonable rule of thumb. These should include schools from each of the categories described below: reach schools, match schools, and safety schools.
Sunday, April 10, 2011
The ongoing debate about the increasing importance of uniform educational standards in the public school system often centers on pedagogical issues. Paul Thomas, in his “A Case Against Standards,” offers a political perspective. Siding with those who construe …
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
In this weekly column, editor Sara Kaplan will scour the web to provide you with the most compelling news and resources regarding technology and alternative methods of education.
3-D Printing, the wave of the future in our classrooms? The Economist …
Thursday, March 17, 2011
MIT OpenCourse Ware recently launched 5 new courses specifically designed for independent learners who have few additional resources available to them. This is a significant new approach to sharing educational resources with a mission reminiscent of Kahn Academy. These …
Monday, February 28, 2011
The Kahn Academy website provides a free online library of over 2100 educational videos in the fields of mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry, finance, economics, astronomy, and history as well as 100 automated self-paced exercises (mostly in math) with continuous assessment.…
Friday, February 11, 2011
Alright, it might not be the most in-depth presentation of scholarly material, but it sure is catchy. Check out these info-packed music videos created by talented teachers Amy Burvall and Herb Mahelona spoofing popular hits. You’ll find spin-offs of everything …
Thursday, February 10, 2011
A recent study headed by Elizabet Spaepen of the University of Chicago brings more evidence indicating that without words people have difficulty conceiving of large numbers. The study was conducted among deaf people in Nicaragua who use an informal form …
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
When Matthew Leeb of collegehumor.com created a faux Facebook page for World War II he may have had his tongue planted firmly in cheek, but it demonstrated a whole new range of possibilities for presenting material to students. That’s right; …
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Yet another study suggests that testing may be useful not only for evaluation but for learning. An earlier post on LearningDiversity.org pointed out other research that bashed the conventional wisdom about what makes for effective studying, including mention of earlier …
Friday, January 21, 2011
Practically all things Kennedy brings out misty-eyed, blind patriotism in me. Show me John-John on his third birthday saluting his father’s casket and tears predictably cloud my vision. The 1812 Overture may give me the chills, but history makes me …
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
A recent study examining the potency of self-affirmation in addressing the gender gap has shown some startling results that could be easily applied in any classroom. Women are often outperformed by men on test scores in many of the hard …
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
This intriguing video was a project of Dr. Michael Wesch and a working group at Kansas State University. It is a compelling message about the educational experiences of contemporary students.
From the website:
“… the basic idea is to …
Friday, December 17, 2010
Congratulations, Mr. Neil Diamond on your induction to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Time to dust off the sequins for what is sure to be a bombastic induction ceremony! Today my students have one foot into the holiday …
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
A number of recent studies reported on in an article in the New York Times offer some intriguing revelations about the way the brain functions while solving problems. For one thing, researchers found that the pleasure associated with problem solving …
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Take a break from the routine and let your students learn while having a little fun in a familiar format: Playing History.
“WHY PLAY HISTORY?
There are tons of free historical games, interactives and simulations on the web. …
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
At Docs Teach you will find primary-source based activities for your students organized by era.
From the site:
Turn your students into historians with primary-source based activities that develop historical thinking skills. Activities are ready to use in your classroom. …
Thursday, October 7, 2010
The Buck Institute for Education promotes a dynamic approach to instruction called Project Based Learning that would seem to address several of the related themes of recent posts including challenge, motivation, and promoting excellence.
From the site:…