How This Teacher Builds A Professional Learning Community Online
MARCH 19, 2017
This is the first article in our series about building professional learning communities for online teachers. In this series, we share ideas from online teachers who work at 51Talk. 51Talk is the largest online English education platform in China. In June 2016, it became a publicly listed company on the New York Stock Exchange (COE). We hope you find these tips encouraging and helpful.
KidZania: Hands-On Kid Sized Cities Coming To America
MARCH 21, 2017
The world’s fastest growing experiential learning center for children is coming to the U.S., promising to bring unique educational experiences to American children. KidZania’s are mini, kid-sized cities and experiential learning centers that allow kids to role-play in a variety of real life professions, from firefighter to doctor to TV news personality to marine biologist. . The inaugural U.S.
Quiet In The Classroom: How To Recognize And Support Introverted Entrepreneurs
FEBRUARY 22, 2017
Written by: Robyn D. Shulman. Quiet people have the loudest minds,”- Stephen Hawking. About two weeks ago, via LinkedIn, I shared Josh Steimle’s book review of Susan Cain ’s bestseller, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking. Within 48 hours, the update had over 43,000 views, and over 130 people shared it. He’s too shy.” Spread Awareness. Let them think.
Top 5 Tips for Teaching English Online
MARCH 7, 2017
Every day, more teachers leave the classroom, and they are looking for different ways to stay in education and still make a difference using their skills, talents, passion and knowledge. Becoming an online teacher is a big step , one that most educators have never even considered. However, online teaching is becoming an option for many. So, have fun together! Here is the link: [link]. About 51Talk.
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.
How the ‘Pre-Professionals’ Title Gives High Schoolers the Upper Hand
MARCH 5, 2017
The high school years are a time for discovering oneself — learning strengths and weaknesses, identifying dreams and goals for the future, developing key communication and real-world skills, and mapping out plans for college or a career after graduation. Many high schoolers never receive the guidance, training, or opportunities necessary to adequately prepare them for post-graduation life.
YouTube Kids Launches #Learn A Language
JANUARY 10, 2017
YouTube Kids gives your family an easy way to watch their favorite shows, or explore anything that captures their imagination. It’s free, simple to use, and full of family-friendly videos. YouTube Kids. Made for curious little minds. Download in iTunes or Google Play. Kicking off this month! YouTube Kids is committed to helping kids explore and learn about the world around them. French! Hindi!
Why I Hack My Classroom
MARCH 22, 2017
Written By: Grace O’Shea. New York City, Summer 2011. I was excited to be joining a force of Teaching Fellows poised to tackle the opportunity gap in NYC. I began my summer school assignment feeling a healthy mix of zeal and terror. I was about to go live. The challenge? Get a group of straggling eighth graders excited about science. Room 230. I enter. I wanted to get my students talking.
College Prep: The Often Winding Road for Parents, Students and High Schools
JUNE 16, 2016
By Robyn D. Shulman. You can now hold the future in your hand before this phrase comes to life. Meet the career and college-planning app, Schoold.co. Today, parents and students have the ability to access endless amounts of college and career planning information. However, it doesn’t have to be this way. From 2006-2011, I supported and advised over 2,500 teachers. in Curriculum and Instruction.
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.
Leveling Up: How Digital Game-Based Learning Is Altering Education
OCTOBER 20, 2016
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.
How this Teacher is Finding True Joy in Her Profession: A Chat with Ariel from 51Talk
JANUARY 11, 2017
This is our third interview with teachers from 51Talk. I enjoyed this interview. You can hear the happiness in Ariel’s voice as you read her experience. If you have any questions about teaching with 51Talk, please reach out to us. You can also apply to teach at this link: 51Talk Application. Ariel, You’ve been teaching with 51Talk for the past four months. It’s a very fun dynamic.
STEAM Learning in Action
NOVEMBER 25, 2016
The need for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education is critical, especially because there will be more than 3 million job openings in STEM-related fields by 2018. But administrators and policy makers now recognize the benefits of integrating arts education into STEM subjects. And U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. About STEAM. STEAM’s Impact in the Classroom.
Martellus Bennett-More Than an Athlete
MAY 22, 2016
I am so excited to share this TED Talk given by athlete and creative genius, Martellus Bennett. On a personal note, my huband plays basketball with him. This video is as authentic as it gets and is an inspiration for all kids. Please listen and share with your classroom if appropriate. You will love his talent, animation, work and above all…he will just make you smile.
An Exclusive Interview with Christopher Gray: Founder of Scholly, Shark Tank Winner, Forbes 30 under 30
NOVEMBER 14, 2016
By: Robyn D. Shulman, Huffington Post and EdNews Daily. Chris, can you tell us about your childhood background? Also, how have social good projects played a role in your early life? I was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama to a single mom and two younger siblings. So Scholly wasn’t my first swing at a social enterprise and trying to add value to those I thought needed help.
Millennials: The Straw That Will Stir Higher Education’s Next Disruption
NOVEMBER 30, 2016
Article Written By: Hossein Rahnama. The conversation regarding higher education has never been more heated. Costs for students and parents continue to rise, while downturns in the economy threaten many smaller colleges’ financial viability, prompting questions about their continued relevance and how they can best thrive in the 21st century. And students are changing. In 2015, it was named the No.
Got an Idea for an Edtech Tool to Support Special Education? NewSchools Ignite Might Fund it!
FEBRUARY 16, 2017
Announcing up to $1.5 Million in New Funding Opportunities for Edtech Entrepreneurs! NewSchools Venture Fund is excited to announce the launch of its next ed tech funding opportunity: the NewSchools Ignite Special Education Challenge. This challenge targets ed tech entrepreneurs with a product that supports Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade students in special education.
PBS to Present “Spotlight Education,” A Special Week of Programming Featuring Reports About America’s Students and New Models of Learning, September 12-17
AUGUST 29, 2016
This is an important documentary series for everyone. Please share this information. FRONTLINE, POV, NOVA, TED TALKS, AMERICAN GRADUATE DAY Among the Featured Programs, with Special Reports from PBS NEWSHOUR and PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND; Funded by CPB as Part of American Graduate. Week Will Kick Off “Teach Boldly” Year-long Teacher Support Program. Monday, September 12: 10:00 p.m. 10:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m.
Character Playbook: How the NFL are Champions for Youth
FEBRUARY 10, 2017
The NFL, Houston Texans, United Way of Greater Houston, United Way Worldwide and Verizon have announced the Houston launch of Character Playbook , a new education initiative focused on youth character development and building healthy relationships. The interactive digital program will be implemented directly in schools throughout Houston. Babin, president and CEO of United Way of Greater Houston.
Your Teacher Doesn’t Hate You – But She Might Not Like Your Writing
OCTOBER 13, 2016
Written By: Stephen D. Senturia. Too often a student is reduced to tears or driven to fury by the red marks and criticisms that a teacher puts on an essay or term paper. It’s natural to feel personally attacked, even hated, since in writing that essay you put some of your personal energy out there, your own stuff, and she didn’t like it. It takes discipline, but it pays off. Rewrite the paper!
Thriving SAT Scores: Meet Shaan Patel, Founder of Prep Expert and Shark Tank Winner
JULY 2, 2016
SAT Scores: A New Number. Have you ever wondered how to achieve higher SAT scores? I had the pleasure to interview Shaan Patel, founder of 2400 Expert SAT Prep (renamed Prep Expert this weekend) and winner on ABC’s Shark Tank. Mark Cuban signed a deal with Shaan just in time for the release of the new SAT. The test is overall less complicated. There are no penalties for wrong answers.
Class Divide Debuts Oct. 3rd: HBO Documentary Shines Light on the Inequalities of Education
OCTOBER 1, 2016
Main (Top) Photo: Joel. Credit: Tom LeGoff/courtesy of HBO). Commentary by Robyn Shulman: I was privileged to have an early screening of this film. As a parent, educator and writer, this film hit every emotion within me. Class Divide is a moving film in all aspects-from the stories, to the beautiful faces of each child-you will feel something deep in your heart that says, “This is not okay.”
Making a Global Impact in Education: An Interview with Karl Mehta, CEO of EdCast
JULY 24, 2016
Robyn Shulman. I was honored to chat with Karl Mehta, the founder and CEO of EdCast Inc. Thousands of new education technology platforms have emerged in the past decade. As education technology continues to grow, it is important to identify services with purpose and meaning. Technology that makes a difference in the world is the focus and mission of EdCast. Can you elaborate on each one?
Healthy Body, Healthy Mind: The Impact of School Lunch on Student Performance
MARCH 22, 2017
By now, it is no mystery that what people eat has an effect on their daily physical and mental health. When people keep themselves well-nourished, they can participate more fully and effectively in a wide variety of activities. Of course, nutrition has an impact on K-12 students as well, from their academic performance to their behavior in the classroom. Government Accountability Office report.
How Self-Service Technologies Help College Students Find Jobs
SEPTEMBER 6, 2016
By Sarah Wallace. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. economy added 255,000 jobs in July, continuing a period of strong job creation. And, for the first time in more than eight years, the U.S. unemployment rate has remained below 5 percent for several consecutive months. This is good news for the 1.9 As the job market in the U.S. Education News Higher Education STEM Technology
College Bound? Made of Compassion and Creativity: Meet Ethan Sawyer, College Essay Guy
OCTOBER 7, 2016
Sometimes, if we are lucky enough, our paths cross with genuine people who truly want to make a difference in the world, especially for youth. When I come across someone of this nature, I make extra effort to ensure I nurture and care for the relationship. I have not recommended specific names or people on this site in the past. Read our interview below. I like this question. Be both. And they can.
Game-Based Learning Gains Steam in Higher Education: Triseum Raises $1.43 Million to Transform Educational Experiences for Students
MAY 31, 2016
André Thomas, CEO of Triseum and former Head of Graphics for EA Sports Madden Football, brings gaming to new heights on university campuses combining rigorous learning and resources with state-of-the-art graphic design. New investment into Triseum continues to provide growth opportunities for a company already breaking barriers with over 40 percent of its staff being female. CEO Profile.
Free Virtual Clinic To Provide Parents in California With Education Support
SEPTEMBER 2, 2016
Free Virtual Clinic To Provide Parents in California With Educational Support Regarding Challenges and Questions. Needs include: Special education. School discipline. Discrimination issues. The Parental Readiness and Empowerment Program (PREP) of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law will launch its innovative e-clinic on September 6th for parents in California. School Discipline.
Best Google Education Apps for Teachers
AUGUST 19, 2016
Written by Kate Durocher. We live in a world where the influence of technology cannot be ignored. In health, everyday communication and education, tech plays a huge role in shaping and creating the narrative. While technology continues to grow and improve, why not embrace the benefits it offers? The effect of technology on education is one of the clearest examples of how tech can better lives.
How to Parent Teens in a High-Tech World Without Losing Your Mind
JANUARY 14, 2017
Robyn D. Shulman, Author. My daughter turned 14 in November. As I reflect back on her childhood, I tend to do what many parents do: compare her life now to how my life was as a teenager then -my then seems like a different planet. To say parenting and childhood have changed over the past thirty years is an understatement. We are learning as we go along. This is new, and yes, this is scary.
Grit in the Classroom
DECEMBER 18, 2016
Guest Article by: Matthew Pietrafetta, Ph.D. Grit has been celebrated and critiqued by many in academic circles and the academic press, but the conversation has remained largely focused on the work and opinions of researchers. Less attention has been given to the day-to-day experiences of educators who are working to strengthen students’ grit and incorporate grit into classroom curricula.
A New Day at Morton College
SEPTEMBER 14, 2016
Op-Ed Contribution. Dr. Stanley Fields, President of Morton College, Cicero, Illinois. It’s the beginning of another school year, with another class of students, and another year of quality education. And while this may sound routine or uneventful, as the second-oldest community college in Illinois, we know this is anything but ordinary. In fact, this is an extraordinary time at Morton College.
A Back-to-School Checklist: Choosing Classroom Technology that Fosters Engagement
SEPTEMBER 21, 2016
Op-Ed, By: Dr. Charles Miller, Professor at University of Minnesota, Cofounder/ Chief Design Officer of Vidku and Cofounder of Flipgrid. A new school year has begun and educators will face the task of engaging a new set of students. Since each student comes with a myriad of individual skills and learning styles, it can be tough to create a learning environment that meets everyone’s needs.
Why Teachers Make Some of the Best Entrepreneurs
AUGUST 22, 2016
There is a new type of entrepreneur quickly rising in almost every city in America. They have a significant impact on the lives of many people. Do you know someone in education who is motivated, mission-driven, passionate, smart, and can create something new? If the answer is yes, you know an edupreneur. These talented and rising stars may be the missing link that your startup needs right now.
Ten Tips: How to Write Your Common App Activities List, Meet Ethan Sawyer, College Essay Guy
SEPTEMBER 25, 2016
We are so excited to introduce Ethan Sawyer, the College Essay Guy. On the College Essay Guy’s site, you will find all things related to college essay writing, (personal statement), tips, common app, free resources, classes and more. Stop by his site to see why you will love his site as much as I do (he’s personal, warm, empathetic and his classes are unparalleled. Some tips: 1.
The Meemic Foundation to Give Out $500,000 in Grants to Local Educators in 2017
FEBRUARY 13, 2017
Virtually all teachers wind up paying out of their own pocket for supplies. In fact, according to the Education Market Association , on average, most spend nearly $500 per year, and one in 10 spent $1,000 or more. Last year, a total of $1.6 billion in school supply costs was shifted from parents – or struggling districts – onto teachers. Grants for Teachers in Michigan, Illinois and Wisconsin.
A Bold Move to Better Prepare Principals: How Illinois Educators Revamped Requirements for Preparation of Principals
OCTOBER 18, 2016
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. A Bold Move to Better Prepare Principals.
The Debate is On: PBS Launches You Choose 2016 for Kids
SEPTEMBER 27, 2016
PBS KIDS recently launched You Choose 2016 , a kid-friendly website for ages 6-8 providing kids with relevant, non-partisan democracy-related information through interactive exploration and video. This site aims to teach kids about the Presidential election process in an entertaining and fun way, reminding them that even though they are unable to vote, their voice still matters. .
High School and College Students Get Rare Opportunity to Help Change the World Of Education
SEPTEMBER 21, 2016
Students Everywhere Are Encouraged to Contribute to the Open Ontology Project: Be a Part of the Beginning Stages of the Open Ontology Project and Help Shape Its Future. View The Open Ontology Project here: https://www.ContextU.com. Calling all students everywhere! The Open Ontology Project (OOP) at ContextU.com is easy to use, and yields deep levels of understanding. ” . Nothing else.