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Dave Burgess Talks Student Engagement #MondayMotivation #tlap

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Great teachers attract their students to today’s topic of learning like a 3-year old boy to a mud puddle. Hooking students into a lesson is part of our essential craft of teaching. Listen Now. In today’s show, Dave and I discuss: Some of the craziest things Dave has done to engage students. Thanks, Dave.

3 Untapped Social Media Resources Worth A Second Look

The Web20Classroom

In a world where we are constantly bombarded with information as adults and as educators, there are still many untapped resources to learn from and share with and grow, especially through social media. Being a connected educator doesn’t mean sticking to one favorite platform and having that singular lens to learn from. They just updated their social media data for 2016. Of All U.S Social Media

Without Mentioning It, Google Silently Released a Pretty Awesome Video Editor

My Paperless Classroom

Are you looking for a simple video editing tool to use with your students for that once and done classroom project? Google Slides just might be the perfect fit. The post Without Mentioning It, Google Silently Released a Pretty Awesome Video Editor appeared first on TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network. EdTech Innovations Google Education Google Slides

The Mile High Promise, And Risk, Of School Choice

NPR Learning and Tech

Denver's innovative approach to school choice gets high marks from many parents and pundits. The program also raises questions about the limitations of choice in narrowing access and equity gaps. Image credit: Courtesy of Tanya Streicher

5 Costly Inventory Management Mistakes Schools Should Avoid

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Agency: Important for Students and Educators

A Principal's Reflections

There is a great deal of talk and focus on the need to improve student agency in our schools and rightfully so (see my post on this topic HERE ). Empowerment and ownership need and should be associated with learning to increase relevancy, value, meaning, and outcomes. For sustainable change and innovative practices to take hold let’s evaluate the level of educator agency in our schools.

The top 10 teaching takeaways from TCEA

eSchool News

Editor’s note : What was your favorite TCEA 2017 moment or memory? What did you learn, and what new ideas did you take home with you? Share it with us by leaving a comment at the bottom of this story, or tweet to @eSchoolNews on Twitter. We’re sharing our favorite TCEA sessions here, with a few from past TCEAs thrown in for nostalgia’s sake. 20 lessons that incorporate the 4Cs.

5 Things You Can Try with Bloomz Before the End of the Year

Class Tech Tips

With a few more months left in the school year it’s not too late to try out a new parent communication tool or take your current family engagement routine to the next level. Earlier this month I had the chance to meet the Founder and CEO of the awesome parent communication tool Bloomz. Chaks Assessment & LMS

Enter to WIN a Full Year to #ScholasticPrintables Now!


I’m excited to announce a wonderful give-away from Scholastic Printables !  We are offering a full year subscription to a Kleinspiration reader. Scholastic Printables give you instant, unlimited access to thousands of skills sheets, activities, lesson plans and more. These classroom resources are created by teachers and vetted by your trusted friends at Scholastic.

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"Back when I was a kid".by someone born in 1996.

Tech Helpful

I'm on a reminiscing journey lately. One of my daughters graduates from high school in May and the other turns 21 in May. As I think over their lives and what has changed with them I also find myself thinking about how much their worlds have changed. because she was arguing for her own with no success. took great pleasure in saying "32." She was stunned. can be mean. My mom wouldn't let me.

How Media Appeals to Our Emotions


That nostalgic Hallmark ad that touches your heart. frightened woman stranded on a lonely road. What role does emotion play in media messages and how can educators help students recognize this powerful force? Media literacy expert Frank Baker has some answers. Close Reading the Media Emotional Appeals close reading advertising emotional appeals emotional marketing Frank Baker Frank W.

Google Classroom, Sites, and Student Blogging Options

My Paperless Classroom

In this episode of the TechEducator Podcast we discuss Student Blogging options and how they can be used with Google Sites and Google Classroom. The post Lets Take a Look At: Google Sites, Google Classroom, @Edublogs, and @Seesaw appeared first on TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network. In this episode of the TechEducator Podcast we discuss Student Blogging options and how they can be used with Google Sites and Google Classroom Google Education TechEducator Podcast Google Classroom Google Sites

Playing at Computational Thinking with The Tessera


Earlier this month, a team of researchers from Brigham Young University and University of Maryland, led by Derek Hansen and Kari Kraus, launched a new free educational game The Tessera: Ghostly Tracks. Funded in part by the NSF, the game is a beautiful way to explore principles of computational thinking in a multiplayer, narrative-driven setting while unraveling a ghost story.

Saturday LIVE! Show - “From Astronauts to Zimbabwe – the A to Z of Global Collaboration”

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Saturday, February 18, 2017 “From Astronauts to Zimbabwe – the A to Z of Global collaboration” Presenter: Steve Sherman We are in for a real treat with this Classroom 2.0 LIVE presentation on February 18, 2017 by our special guest, Steve Sherman. Steve is not only an inspired, energetic, passionate global educator but he has an incredible sense of humor. He has many stories and experiences to share about his world travels "without the traveling" through the hundreds of activities he has been involved in with students through the use of technology. If you're new to the Classroom 2.0 Classroom 2.0

Every Student is a Potential Change Agent


"We want our students to pursue the possibilities of a better world," writes Kevin Hodgson, and not just "hope that a better world appears." He shares the inspiring story of the international student-run Kids Tales program and what kids in his own school are doing.


Microsoft OneNote | Featuring Tammy Dunbar

My Paperless Classroom

In this episode of the Tech Educator Podcast, we welcome Microsoft Innovative Educator, Tammy Dunbar on the program to discuss 5 great ways of using Microsoft OneNote in her classroom. The post 5 Reasons why @MicrosoftEDU and @OneNoteEDU can help you in your digital classroom | w/ @TammyDunbar appeared first on TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network. In this episode of the Tech Educator Podcast, we welcome Microsoft Innovative Educator, Tammy Dunbar on the program to discuss 5 great ways of using Microsoft OneNote in her classroom. Microsoft Education TechEducator Podcast

169 Tech Tip #117–How to Use an Internet Start Page

Ask a Tech Teacher

In these   169  tech-centric situations, you get an overview of pedagogy—the tech topics most important to your teaching—as well as practical strategies to address most classroom tech situations, how to scaffold these to learning, and where they provide the subtext to daily tech-infused education. Today’s tip: #117–How to Use an Internet Start Page. Category: CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT.

Tiny House Summit Day 1 Videos Are Live. Watch the First 8 Speakers!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The first day of the 2017 Tiny House Summit is now live, with presentations by Macy Miller, Valerie Cook + Tim Boffe, Becky Elder, Darren Hughes, David & Jeanie Stiles, Jewel Pearson, Laura M. LaVoie, and Jenn Baxter. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP AND WATCH TODAY'S VIDEOS ​I really hope you enjoy these! There's lots to talk about in them. And get ready for more great videos all week! See you "online!"

100 things I wish someone had told me about teaching

Ditch That Textbook

As a brand new teacher, I was trapped out on an island. Isolated. Stuck in a “silo,” so to speak. I had a lot to learn. Sadly, I had a hard time learning from others. felt like I had to do it all. Plus, I was the only teacher in my content area in the [.]. Uncategorized creative teaching edtech educational technology inspiration new teacher teaching ideas

Reactions flare to DeVos’ confirmation

eSchool News

President Donald Trump’s nomination of billionaire Betsy DeVos for U.S. Education Secretary caused immediate and intense reactions from supporting and opposing sides. Her final approval by the U.S. Senate, which required Vice President Pence to cast a historic vote to break a 50-50 tie, shows just how turbulent her nomination process was. One percent were unsure.

Teaching Students Good Digital Citizenship


Instilling the principles of good digital citizenship can help students become smart, responsible, and respectful members of their online communities. The post Teaching Students Good Digital Citizenship appeared first on Edudemic. Articles Featured For Students Social Media Trends classroom technology helping students tips for teachers

Celebrating Educators: Both in and out of the classroom | Featuring @NJEA State Teacher of the year @ArgineSafari


On this episode of the Jersey Educator Podcast, we welcome New Jersey State Teacher of the year Argine Safari onto the program to share her experiences in music education. The post Celebrating Educators: Both in and out of the classroom | Featuring @NJEA State Teacher of the year @ArgineSafari appeared first on TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network. Jersey Educator Podcast

Trump On Autism, DeVos Protests And More Ed Stories Of The Week

NPR Learning and Tech

NPR Ed's weekly news roundup. Image credit: Maria Danilova/AP


School buildings on autopilot

District Administration

The internet of things starts with lighting and climate control, and it could soon transform classrooms Brian Nadel When the central Connecticut town of Cheshire moved to reduce power use, it upgraded six of its eight public schools with the latest internet of things technology. The district cut its electricity bill by 84 percent, saving about $390,000 out of an annual $65 million budget

Apple Teacher Program Now Available in More Countries!

Class Tech Tips

Have you heard? The Apple Teacher program is now available in more countries! Last year I shared some of the reasons why I’m so excited about the new Apple Teacher program. Introduced in the second half of 2016, Apple Teacher is a badging program designed for educators. appeared first on Class Tech Tips. iPad Apps iPad/Laptop Use iPhone Apps Teacher Tools

3 Ways to Instantly Grow Your Personal Learning Network


Imagine a network of leaders from every sector of education: public schools and early learning centers, colleges and universities, museums and libraries, nonprofits and corporations. Now stay with us: imagine this group sought to collaborate in order to inspire and empower a generation of lifelong learners not only locally, but across the United States. This is no figment of your imagination. It’s the Remake Learning Network , a professional network of educators and innovators working together to shape the future of learning. That’s why it’s so important to start building a PLN of your own.

Why This High School Band Is Only Buying Music From Composers Of Color

NPR Learning and Tech

Often, high School band music is composed by white men. So this school is seeking out music from women and composers of color who are writing music, but aren't being published at the same rate. Image credit: Evan Frost/MPR News


4 ways time management habits get derailed (and how to get back on track)

The Cornerstone Blog

Every couple of episodes on this season on the Truth for Teachers podcast , I’m going to be featuring coaching calls. I’m answering teachers’ specific questions about productivity, balance, and managing it all. Think of it as instructional coaching and life coaching rolled into one–and you get to listen in! In this episode, I’m talking with Kendall, a grade 4 teacher in Alberta, Canada.

Two Great Tools for Taking Students on Virtual 3D Field Trips

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

February 18, 2017 One of the important ways teachers can use technology in their classrooms (as featured in 10 important was to integrate technology in class poster) is to leverage the potential more. Virtual field trips tools

These Community Colleges Are Still Fulfilling the American Dream


As a Hispanic and former English language learner, my path to success was not easy. But with the assistance and supports provided in community college, I was able to meet other diverse students, encouraging professors and career counselors. They rallied around me on my post-secondary journey, which prepared me for my eventual career promoting equity in education. My story is an American story to believe in, but it required policy supports like funding for community colleges and ESL programs, engaged and supportive faculty and staff, and nonprofit and community partners. Given that.

If Students Begin to Drift, Instruction Must Shift


Elizabeth Stein urges co-teachers to co-create an action plan for the remainder of the year that supports any students who are beginning to drift and fall behind in reaching their goals. Using UDL videos and other resources, Stein shows how to meet diverse needs.


The new Google Sites


Google Sites went through a MAJOR upgrade recently and a new version was released in November 2016. Gone are the ugly, old-school pages. You can arrange things into columns, drag and drop, and incorporate all kinds of elements. See TechRepublic’s article 5 key features of the new Google Sites for some of the highlights. Watch the two videos below for a quick tutorial […]. Product info web development