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14 Signs of Cyberbullying in the Classroom

EdNews Daily

One of the biggest trends affecting education across the country is the migration of bullying to digital media, which is commonly referred to as cyberbullying. About 7 percent of students in grades 6-12 experience cyberbullying each year, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. Unlike traditional bullying, cyberbullying is much harder for educators to detect and address.


The chasm between math research and classroom practice

Dangerously Irrelevant

Steve Leinwand and Steve Fleischmann said: In mathematics instruction, a chasm exists between research and practice. For evidence of this gap, look no further than the mismatch between what research says about developing students’ conceptual mathematics understanding and what we actually do. An example is the way we teach math content in elementary and middle schools. emphasis added].

Leveling Up: How Digital Game-Based Learning Is Altering Education

EdNews Daily

At the turn of the 21st century, public interest in games as learning tools took hold. In the eyes of digital game-based learning proponents, the general public and today’s teachers finally understood something that students and educational researchers knew all along. Since the advent of digital games, ongoing research has supported their effectiveness in education. Definitions. to modern times.

140 Twitter Tips for Educators

The CoolCatTeacher

Help for teachers curious or skeptical about Twitter From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. The curious teacher opened up Twitter. In the teacher’s lounge this morning, an excited teacher was talking about a new tool she’d found on Twitter that had her students raving. She thought Twitter made no sense. All without having to post even one tweet.

5 Costly Inventory Management Mistakes Schools Should Avoid

If your school is like most, inventory and/or asset management plays a critical role in daily operations.

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What is innovative teaching?

Learning with 'e's

I've fielded a lot of questions recently, during panels discussions and presentations about technology supported learning. Over the next few posts, I want to elaborate on some of these. Here's the first: What factors determine innovative teaching, with or without technology? Nor does a good teacher need to always use technology to maintain their effectiveness. Reference Rogers, E. Unported License.

How Do We Teach Politics to Kids During an R-rated election?

The CoolCatTeacher

The US Presidential Election Can Be Taught: But How? From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. The fifteen thousand pound Statue of Freedom placed upon the US Capitol Building is dressed to defend her country. During my summer in DC, I would squint into the bright light and try to see the Statue of Freedom a little more clearly. That summer, she captured me.

Survey: Parents prefer texting and mobile communication from schools

eSchool News

Determining the right mix of traditional and digital tools to best engage with parents and district stakeholders remains a primary challenge for district communications, according to a new report. large part of a school district’s ability to implement successful initiatives or pass bonds lies in its communications and its ability to connect with community members.

Why Teachers Matter More in a Flipped Classroom

Turning Learning On Its Head

Teaching is fundamentally about human interactions, and technology can’t replace that. I was once asked by a group of education policy makers if the flipped classroom would allow them to hire fewer teachers. They surmised that if teachers leveraged video in their classes, they could handle more students. When I heard this question, I came unglued. paramount. We are relational beings. Teaching

Join SETDA: Affiliate Memberships Now Accepted

SETDA's Affiliate program connects non-profit education membership organizations with state leaders. SETDA's mission is to build the capacity of education leaders to improve learning through technology policy & practice. Benefits include: SETDA conferences, webinars and news feeds.

Teaching through the camera lens: 10 activities with photos and video

Ditch That Textbook

Once, it was so handy to carry one of those disposable film cameras around in our pockets. Once, we were so thankful for our point-and-shoot digital cameras because they made instant photography so much easier. Today, so many of us carry cameras around in our pockets. We pull them out at a moment’s notice. Many [.]. Ed Tech cameras cell phones edtech educational technology mobile learning photos

From Notepad to Computer Screen: Projecting Handwritten Work in Real-Time w/out a Tablet PC – Using @Wacom’s #BambooSlate


Tablet PC’s are a popular tool for teachers to project handwritten work in the classroom. However, this is not an option for all teachers. Many prefer to use a Mac and many who use a PC prefer a non-tablet PC (especially since these machines are typically more expensive). Personally, I use a Mac. When I first started teaching, though, I used a tablet PC. often miss the opportunity I had to handwrite and project my writing from anywhere in the room (my school has wireless projects, so I can easily move around the room with my laptop connected). recently got the brand new Bamboo Slate. So cool!

Top Tips for Fast Formative Assessment that Works

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. You’re teaching your heart out. All of a sudden, you look in their eyes and wonder if they understand. But in due time, you decide enough of them know the material and it is time for a test. After they take the test, you start grading. When it happened to me, I felt like quitting. felt like a failure. Steven W.

12 ed-tech tools to try this term

eSchool News

The school year is in full swing, so it’s time to kick things into high gear and push learning to a whole new level. Online technology tools can be an incredible asset in the classroom, enhancing the learning experience for students and making the teaching experience more pleasant and less stressful. Sight Words. Quizalize. The Purdue Online Writing Lab. Boomessays.

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A Fuller Framework for Making in Maker Education

User Generated Education

Background Information. recently learned, for the first time, about Aristotle’s belief that there were three basic activities of humans: theoria (thinking), poiesis (making), and praxis (doing). Poïesis is etymologically derived from the ancient Greek term ποιέω, which means “to make” ( ). It can be considered free play.  Using Scenarios.

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The global extreme poverty rate has reduced to less than 10 percent…so what?

The Christensen Institute

In October 2015, for the first time ever, the World Bank estimated that the global rate of people living in extreme poverty (calculated as people living on less than $1.90 per day) fell to just under than ten percent. Consider this—in 1990, there were approximately 5.2 billion people on the planet, 37 percent of whom were living in extreme poverty. Image via Washington Post. How to move forward.

20 Things You Can Learn In 10 Minutes To Become A Better Teacher

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post 20 Things You Can Learn In 10 Minutes To Become A Better Teacher appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching General New Teacher Terry Heick

Finding Map Content and Understanding What You’ve Found


Finding map content can often be a challenge, even nowadays when so much content is available in ArcGIS Online. Recently, Charlie Fitzpatrick and I taught a a workshop entitled “Key Strategies for Finding Content and Understanding What You’ve Found.” The document is located here. Then, we guide the user through the process of downloading and using a CSV file with real-time data.

Are you using your school’s PLC to its fullest?

eSchool News

When professional learning communities (PLCs) meet frequently to examine and analyze student work and data, higher levels of teacher morale emerge, according to a new report from the Learning Sciences International (LSI) research team. The report, Did You Know? Researchers looked at teacher morale and student achievement as they relate to PLCs. percent. News Professional Development

Teaching Elementary-Level Learners About the Brain

User Generated Education

Judy Willis in How to Teach Students About the Brain writes: If we want to empower students, we must show them how they can control their own cognitive and emotional health and their own learning. Teaching students how the brain operates is a huge step. Even young students can learn strategies for priming their brains to learn more efficiently. Learners took turns reading the paragraphs out loud.

The Importance of 3D Printing in Education

Ask a Tech Teacher

A topic I don’t cover enough is 3D printing. It’s relatively new on the education landscape and I have yet to reach a comfort level with it. Thankfully, Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, Lisa Michaels, has lots of knowledge and experience on this topic. One area where 3D printing has yet to make a difference despite the potential of fulfilling many needs is within the educational systems.

Turn any Website into a Chrome App

The Electric Educator

Any time I find a promising web-based tool I immediately check to see if they offer a Chrome App. In most cases, there isn't anything special about the app, it just provides a simple way for me, and my students, to access that particular website. have recently been playing around with Adobe Spark (see this post for a review). It's a great tool, but they don't offer a Chrome App. That's it!

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Texas May Be Denying Tens Of Thousands Of Children Special Education

NPR Learning and Tech

Texas school officials have until early November to explain why they placed a limit on the percentage of children enrolled in special education, as a Houston Chronicle investigation revealed

6 things schools can do to ensure student data privacy

eSchool News

Student data privacy is quite a different topic from the headlines most people read concerning data breaches. It is not about malicious intruders hacking or stealing credentials to get into a system to steal corporate intellectual property or records to sell on the dark web. Even if being done in the aggregate, there are still concerns of misuse. without parental consent. So who is responsible?

50 Ways Google Can Help You Become A Better Teacher

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post 50 Ways Google Can Help You Become A Better Teacher appeared first on TeachThought. Our Most Popular Technology General google New Teacher

4 Tips to Help Schools with Privacy and Security Compliance

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez Follow these best practices for keeping in line with federal online safety regulations. Data protection Digital Citizenship Internet Security Threat Prevention

A Bold Move to Better Prepare Principals: How Illinois Educators Revamped Requirements for Preparation of Principals

EdNews Daily

This is a four part mini-series; a must watch for educators who believe in taking charge to reform the system-in their own hands. The Wallace Foundation today released a four-part video series exploring Illinois’ bold actions to revamp the way school principals are prepared. In 2010, Illinois passed the tougher law, and the results were dramatic. Bold Move to Better Prepare Principals.

Teacher Training As 'Part Theater, Part Sport'

NPR Learning and Tech

Relay, an independent teacher prep program, is growing quickly thanks to its hands-on approach. Is this the future of teacher training

3 challenges to OER implementation

eSchool News

Open educational resources (OER) have made their presence known in education, with teachers and administrators voicing their excitement over free resources that are easily shared and adapted. In fact, the movement has grown so much that it has received federal attention. The U.S. Editor’s note : See how one district is moving to free and paid online resources here.).

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Can You Cultivate Critical Thinking With Infographics?

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post Can You Cultivate Critical Thinking With Infographics? appeared first on TeachThought. Critical Thinking Technology Experienced Teacher General

Top 10 Tools for Creating Digital Quizzes

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Over the last couple of years, we have reviewed a wide variety of educational web tools to use to create digitally based quizzes. Below is a collection of some of the most popular quizzing tools more. Repost

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How free college tuition in one country exposes unexpected pros and cons

The Herchinger Report

Claudia Niessler works 20 hours a week at a supermarket to pay her living expenses, in spite of Germany’s policy of providing free tuition. Photo: Robert Schlesinger for The Hechinger Report. BERLIN — Claudia Niessler wouldn’t have attended a university that charged tuition, though even without it her living expenses while in college require her to work as many as 20 hours a week at a supermarket.

PL Implementation Framework: 1 Year Later

Education Elements

One year ago, my colleague Keara Duggan introduced the concept of a “bingo board” for personalized learning , formally known as our Personalized Learning Implementation Framework. This framework outlines the 25 areas we think are essential for a district to effectively launch, support, sustain, and grow personalized learning. What a difference it made in our work! We’ve found that over and over again, the framework has been so helpful to district leaders at all stages. Personalized Learning Personalized Learning Framework

Here’s where Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump stand on the biggest K-12 issues

eSchool News

With the election only about two weeks away, the long campaigning season is finally drawing to a close. With so much else to talk about, issues surrounding K-12 education have gotten relatively little attention, despite the recent politicization of charter schools, Common Core, and STEM instruction. Policy Uncategorized donald trump election hillary clinton