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How This Teacher Took A Risk And Found Happiness In Her Work

EdNews Daily

This is our fifth interview from our thought-leadership series from teachers who work at 51Talk. Elizabeth, please tell us about your education background. I hold a PhD in Rhetoric and Composition from Georgia State University, a Master’s in English Education from Georgia State University, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Performance (violin) from The University of South Carolina. Cat!”.

You Probably Believe Some Learning Myths: Take Our Quiz To Find Out

NPR Learning and Tech

A new survey shows widespread misconceptions and unfounded confidence about learning. Image credit: LA Johnson/NPR

Why I Hack My Classroom

EdNews Daily

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.

Formative Assessment Tools and Tips from Monica Burns #FormativeTech

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 37 of The 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Monica Burns, author of #FormativeTech , shares essential tools and tips for effective formative assessment. Learn how to get results. Pick some tools. Accelerate learning. Monica’s book comes out today! Listen Now. Listen on iTunes. Stream by clicking here. Kahoot.

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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Eric Sheninger Talks About Digital Pedagogy That Improves Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 39 of the 10-Minute Teacher Show From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Eric Sheninger @E_Sheninger challenges us to move to the next level with digital technologies. We can’t use tech because it is “cool and new.” ” It must improve learning. If it doesn’t improve learning, why are we spending the money? Full Bio.

The Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of A Special Education Student

NPR Learning and Tech

In a case involving a Colorado school district, the high court finds that schools must ensure students make more than minimal progress. Image credit: Andrew Harnik/AP

The Web20Classroom - Untitled Article

The Web20Classroom

Steven Anderson and Shaelynn Farnsworth lay out what Connected Educators do and how it’s a always a work in progress. Educators today can no longer just walk into the classroom, shut their door and teach. In every facet of our practice there are other educators doing amazing things that we can all learn from. We are all smarter when we connect to each other. And rightly so. The Classroom 2.0

How Will the Internet of Things Impact Education?

EdTech Magazine

By Jessica Leigh Brown Connected classrooms can help track people and things digitally, experts say. Internet of Things Networking

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.

Creating Control: Managing Bullying in the Classroom

EdNews Daily

One of every four students reports being bullied during the school year, according to the National Bullying Prevention Center. Bullying in the classroom has always been a problem, and educators are now taking bullying seriously. In today’s classroom, teachers must ensure that they offer all students a classroom environment free of bullying. Bullying Definition. The U.S. Types of Bullying.

Effective Student-Led Parent Conferences

The CoolCatTeacher

Laura Penrod Stock interviewed on Episode 38 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Help students share their work. Give them a voice. Students can lead parent conferences. They can share a year-long portfolio of work. Here’s how. Listen Now. Listen on iTunes. Stream by clicking here. Selected Links from this Episode.

Teachers: This change is causing dramatic gains in student achievement

eSchool News

[ Editor’s note : This post by Alan November, written exclusively for eSchool Media, is part of a series of upcoming articles by this notable education thought leader. Check back later this month for the next must-read post!]. What if we could empower our teachers to turn student assessment into a process of learning instead of a focus on measurement? Achievement Gains x 3.

5 Ways Nearpod Transformed My Teaching

Class Tech Tips

Nearpod is a favorite tool that I used in my classroom as a one-to-one iPad teacher and now use all the time in my professional development workshops. I love how Nearpod makes any lesson interactive and engaging while giving teachers actionable formative assessment data.

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A mother and son go from homeless to college

The Hechinger Report

Moises Urena a SUNY student who grew up homeless lobbies for increased state aid during a visit to the Capitol Wednesday March 8, 2017 in Albany, NY. Photo: John Carl D'Annibale / Times Union. Moises Urena was strolling through the quad at the University at Albany like he owned the place, sweatpants hitched up showing off his high-top Nikes, blue backpack hanging low. Photo: Sarah Garland. “We

KidZania: Hands-On Kid Sized Cities Coming To America

EdNews Daily

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.

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Give Kids What They Deserve #MondayMotivation #kidsdeserveit

The CoolCatTeacher

Adam Welcome on episode 36 of The 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Adam Welcome @awelcome inspires us to treat kids in positive ways. As co-author of Kids Deserve It , Adam gives us all a task to do at school today. He also shares the shocking mistak e he made when he started teaching. He discusses home visits and more.

Tippy Text. Bigger, Badder Borders.

EdTechTeam

The Google Sheets team made a lot of people very happy recently. There exclamations of joy, “Yasss!”, “Finally…” and “I thought this day would never come.” All of this kerfuffle was because The-Powers-That-Can on the Google Sheets team gave us a gift.the gift of Tippy Text. Those arguments are no longer valid with the three new features Sheets has added. This makes values easier to read. Borders.

5 Reasons Why Educators Need to Network

Indiana Jen

Terms like “networking” are often reserved for the business world. Many educators not only do not proactively network, but they are often discouraged from doing so. However, networking is essential to professional growth and, thus, for educational professionals. Here are a few reasons educators should be actively networking: Classrooms & Schools are Isolating.

Schools collect reams of data, inspiring a move to make sense of it all

The Hechinger Report

Almost every school collects and stores information on how students perform. Test scores. Attendance. Demographics. And on and on. Now, more than ever, digital programs make it easy to gather, slice and dice these numbers. This can be difficult to do by hand, but computers make the task of collecting the data easier and faster. It is very cool to see how they get into the shoes of the end user.

Healthy Body, Healthy Mind: The Impact of School Lunch on Student Performance

EdNews Daily

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.

I Learned Nothing, I Just Googled The Parts of the Cell

Teacher Tech

I Learned Nothing, I Just Googled The Parts of the Cell Can we get real? There are a lot of well-intentioned assignments and projects that frankly have very little LEARNING that goes with them. Create a poster of the solar system. The kid spends a lot of time (and money on supplies) with the outcome that […]. The post I Learned Nothing, I Just Googled The Parts of the Cell appeared first on Teacher Tech. Blog Entries Lesson Design

11 online tools & apps for dyslexic students

eSchool News

In the past, dyslexia was rarely recognized, and when it was, very little was put in place for the student. It was assumed that students were being lazy, not paying attention, or being disruptive because they were badly behaved, not because they were infuriated. Nowadays, however, so much has changed, and students with dyslexia are able to thrive in the classroom. Shakespeare In Bits. Academized.

6 Best Practices for Building Positive Teacher-Student Relationships

Brilliant or Insane

Brilliant or Insane. Chances are you didn’t need Hattie or any researcher telling you about the importance of student-teacher relationships. As a first year teacher, I somewhat smugly felt when it came to student-teacher relationships, “You either have it, or you don’t.” It seemed as if I had good relationships with my students. But was I bonding with […]. Issues Strategy #HackingEngagement

How to Unleash Genius in Kids and Teachers #YouMatter

The CoolCatTeacher

Angela Maiers on episode 41 of the 10-Minute Teacher #MondayMotivation From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. My husband told me Friday night, “Did you really listen to what Angela Maiers said on that podcast?” So, this show is for me and one I’ll listen to for years to come. Thanks, Angela Maiers @angelamaiers for sharing your heart.

Placement rates, other data colleges provide consumers are often alternative facts

The Hechinger Report

When prospective students want to know how much money they’ll make if they major in a particular field at Montgomery College, it goes to great lengths to give them an answer. That’s about as accurately as any college can tell you the likelihood of whether its alumni get jobs when they graduate — something surveys show incoming freshmen consider the single most important reason to get a degree.

6 Ways to Use Adobe Spark with Google Classroom

Class Tech Tips

Tomorrow I’m headed home from Barcelona where I gave the closing keynote at ITworldEdu. It was such a privilege to share meaningful, sustainable and scalable ways to create engaging learning experiences in the digital world. Chromebook ELA - Reading/Writing English Language Learners iPad Apps iPad/Laptop Use iPhone Apps

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The big 3: How access, achievement and advancement can close gaps

eSchool News

When it comes to learning, giving students access to a magical mix of high-quality teachers, technology, and the opportunity to develop skills such as collaboration sets them on the right path. But educational gaps remain–gaps in technology access, in achievement, and in opportunity. The right blend of pedagogy and technology, however, can help close those gaps. Access.

The Earth Is Flat? Check Wikipedia

NPR Learning and Tech

Wikipedia has discovered an educational mission in an age of rampant truthiness. And it's enlisting college students to help. Image credit: LA Johnson/NPR

Teaching Morals and Ethics In a World of Gray

The CoolCatTeacher

A Cathy Rubin Global Education Discussion From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. The murderous mobster Jimmy Hoffa once said, “I may have my faults, but being wrong ain’t one of them.” Cathy Rubin in her Global Search for Education has posed these questions in my inbox: How important is teaching ethics in the classroom? Handing rudeness.

The flipped classroom: creating a win-win situation for students and teachers

Neo LMS

It’s funny how some things in our present days seem to be stuck in the past. Take the classroom for example. The place where students spend most of their time preparing to become successful citizens in our ever more connected modern world hasn’t evolved much since the pre-industrial era. But the setting is the same as always. Yet it has had an incredibly long tenure. Why is that?

How to Teach Students How to Read on Screens, and Why You Might Want To

ProfHacker

Internet-literate people are at a funny moment when it comes to digital reading. Just in my own family, for example, I do about 85% of reading on screens of various types, mostly because I just don’t have any room for books. My wife, a full professor of contemporary American literature, is the exact opposite–reads most things in print. undesirable experience.) folks worry. ”).

How I use Skype to prevent school violence

eSchool News

21 st century schools must include effective and high impact approaches to school violence prevention and student conflict resolution. Unfortunately, “school-wide” or “outside speaker” approaches to reducing student violence and conflict have largely proven to be ineffective. Too often these “imported models” do not have a lasting impact on student conflict and violence prevention. and Prevention.