52 Education Blogs That Teachers Should Follow

If teachers do one thing well, it’s share: content, curriculum, success (and failure) stories, and empathetic anecdotes. The future of education is already being explored and created at this very moment by teachers and education leaders who dare to disrupt rigid, outdated practices and attitudes and replace them with innovative tools, pedagogies, and ideas. Teachers from all ranges of experiences can benefit from tuning in to education blogs that publish relevant content on a regular basis. Below, we’ve updated the list of the 50 best education blogs to follow in…

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Virtual characters created at USF to teach emergent bilingual students English

A new research-based app developed at USF will soon be accessible to K-12 students and teachers in an effort to bolster a more multilingual society. Sara Smith, assistant professor of ESOL and foreign language in the College of Education, created the patent-pending Multimedia Augmented Reality Vocabulary Learning (MARVL) app. The app is paired with special vocabulary cards by using the camera lens of a smartphone or tablet, which then activate two virtual characters who teach English to Spanish-speaking students. Ivan is a bilingual 13-year-old boy who acts as the app’s…

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Imperial College Business School and Corndel partner to deliver Apprenticeship Programmes

Imperial College Business School and Corndel have launched a new strategic partnership that brings together the academic excellence of a world-leading business school and the expertise of the country’s leading professional apprenticeship provider. The partnership will result in the creation of several world-class, high-impact training courses. In England these can be fully funded through the Government’s Apprenticeship Levy. The first course launched under the partnership is the Imperial College and Corndel Executive Development Programme, which equips participants with the practical leadership skills required to motivate teams, inspire change and improve business performance.…

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High schoolers gain cybersecurity skills in virtual USF CyberCamp

Welcoming more than 50 participants this year, the University of South Florida (USF) CyberCamp enables high schoolers to learn about cybersecurity principles and take on cyber challenges while engaging with industry leaders in the Tampa Bay community. For one week each summer, high students participating in USF CyberCamp get a first-hand look at what it’s like to be a cybersecurity professional. After completing cyber activities, chatting with industry experts and exploring career opportunities, participants quickly learn that the rapidly growing field is not for individuals who prefer to work independently,…

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Can you solve it? Hurdles for Wordle nerdles

Unless you have been hiding under a rock this year, you’ve heard of Wordle. It has been thrilling to see a puzzle’s popularity explode and dominate the national conversation. This doesn’t happen often! Today’s challenges are for those of you caught up in the craze. If you enjoy Wordle’s playful mixture of pattern spotting, logical reasoning and vocab-hunting, these puzzles will be right up your street. 1. Which country am I in? Each of the following words appears either in the middle or at the end of a country. For example,…

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Which Books Belong in a School Library? All of Them, of Course

While the debate is not new to the world of librarianship, the controversy about which books should be allowed to grace the shelves of a school library has become a common topic of conversation on news channels, talk shows and school board meetings. At its heart, the dialogue digs into which books school librarians should make available to their students. Parents argue on both sides: those who want the library to only hold materials they deem appropriate, and those who understand that the appropriateness of those materials lies in the…

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NEWS – A conference proceeding paper by a team of IoE members of staff on place-based learning in skills in schools and science teacher education programmes published by AMPS

A conference proceeding paper, titled ‘Place based learning in skills in schools and science teacher education programmes: Student perspectives to moving learning online due to Covid-19’  is recently published by AMPS (Architecture, Media, Politics, Society) – an international, interdisciplinary research organisation which sets out to highlight the built environment as intrinsic to those at the heart of other social, cultural and political discourses. The paper is authored by four Institute of Education members of staff, namely Dr. Jo Anna Reed Johnson (Lecturer in Science Education, Programme Director SKE), Dr. Gaynor Bradley (Lecturer in Science Education), Dr. Caroline Foulkes (Lecturer in…

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Top Education Blogs for Students & Teachers

1. The Edublogger Starting off with a meta entry – The Edublogger is a great repository of advice, thought-starters and beginner guides for educational blogging. It’s filled with plenty of practical tips you can put into action immediately, or pass on to your students. 2. School Library Association of Victoria SLAV runs an online book club that’s excellent for feeling part of a broader community and getting inspiration on titles to read in the classroom. This is a great blog for staying abreast of what people are reading, what’s coming up in the…

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Special Issue – “Possibilities and complexities of decolonising higher education: critical perspectives on praxis”

We are very pleased at the publication of this double-length special issue in Teaching in Higher Education. In the original call for papers, we claimed that, despite high levels of interest in the ‘decolonial turn’, little has been written in higher education journals on how and to what extent the supremacy of Western modernity is actually being challenged in knowledge production in different disciplines, curricula, pedagogic, cultural and linguistic practices on the ground in university policy and practice.  We were proved wrong, for we were overwhelmed by well over a hundred responses to our call –…

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Top 30+ Educational Blog Sites for Teachers and Students

Education can come in all forms. Education is the most important thing in the present time. The internet has globalized education, and many people from different countries can discuss and share their knowledge with us. If you search on the internet, you can find some useful portals or educational blogs, which are very popular and discussing all the points that you want to know. Some are free, but few of them are paid. Who has to think, blog and blogger will have a contribution to the world of education. If…

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