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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.

Doing More With The Classroom Makerspace

The Web20Classroom

When I was 6 or 7 years old I was at home on a boring rainy weekend. Being an inquisitive kid and generally looking for mischief I found some tools in a closet and decided something in my house needed taking a apart. I'd always wondered how a toaster actually made toast so it became the subject of my experiment. Galileo. Newton. Edison. And there are spaces in between. How can making help?

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.

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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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

How This Teacher Builds A Professional Learning Community Online

EdNews Daily

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.

Volunteers Who Are Changing Perceptions About STEM

MIND Research Institute

The challenges of getting students interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math)/STEAM (including the arts) are well-documented and the implications for our economy are staggering. How can we as individuals help combat this and give students more opportunities to gain skills that will help them find success in their careers and lives? Sharing Your Expertise is Rewarding.

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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.

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.

District sees massive STEM gains with VR

eSchool News

The students at Franklin Square Union Free School District in Nassau County, New York, had already studied the layers of the earth. They’d seen a video, discussed the concept, and even taken apart a physical class model. But when they worked with a virtual earth in zSpace, you could hear the “wows” and “whoahs” all over the classroom. It goes back to visualization. It brings the concept to life.”.

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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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Intent vs. Impact

The Principal of Change

Speaking to a group of principals, one of the participants, thanked me for my time, and gave a very elegant “call-to-action” to the group. It was not simply discussing what I talked about, but what they needed to do to move forward. One of her quotes that resonated with me was, “Intention is not good enough; we need to look at our impact.” ” It jolted me.

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.

Preparation for the New World of Work

A Principal's Reflections

A great deal has been written about the future and the importance of preparing students with the skills, mindset, and attributes necessary for success in a rapidly evolving world. Truth be told, this is quite the harrowing task and one that should compel us all to pause and critically reflect on not only where schools are, but more importantly where our students need them to be. Speaking of change.

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

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

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.

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.

Designing The Perfect School: 7 Principles Of Sustainable Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post Designing The Perfect School: 7 Principles Of Sustainable Learning appeared first on TeachThought. Learning Models Terry Heick General Veteran Teacher

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.

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

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.

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If You Teach And No One Learns, Did You Really Teach?

The Jose Vilson

This past week, my school had parent-teacher conferences. It’s like Christmas four times a year… Sidenote: When I said this aloud to one of my classes, one of my students said “Doesn’t that mean you have Christmas five times a year including Christmas?” ” I responded, “Nah, because it’s not exactly Christmas, but it’s like Christmas, though.”

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.

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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.

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.

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.

5 Must Try Classroom Resources

Hansen's Link to Tech

If you haven’t tried them yet, the following five resources are massively engaging and applicable cross any content area. Free is always a plus! New Google Sites. This year Google Sites has transitioned into a visually impressive and ultra simple platform to design websites, online learning spaces, dashboards, student projects, online newsletters, etc. Audience – Any Device. CoSpaces.

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?

Students Use The Internet of Things, Big Data and Big Ideas to Build Smarter Cities

Edsurge

Using waste to heat homes or sitting on park benches that detect air quality (while also charging phones) are just a few examples of what it means to live in a Smart City. In countries such as South Korea and the United Arab Emirates, designing a smart city might mean planning and developing brand new cities from scratch. But for places like New York City, which in 2016 was named the “Best Smart City” by the Smart City Expo World Congress in Spain , making a city smarter means boosting interconnectivity. In either case, creating smart cities is not only for architects and technologists.