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Two Guys Show Back on the Air!

Two Guys and Some iPads

Hello Everyone! After a hiatus, the Two Guys Show is coming back! I will be hosting the show (Brad) and I am looking for some guest hosts to join me from time to time! Who would YOU like to see join me as a co-host of the show? Tweet me @techbradwaid with your pick for co-host

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Teaching CyberSecurity to Empower Students and Schools to Be Safe

The CoolCatTeacher

A conversation with David Raymond of the Virginia Cyber Range on the 10-Minute Teacher #63 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today David Raymond @ dnomyard is part of equipping Virginia high school students to defend themselves from cyber attacks.

Competencies vs. Skills

A Principal's Reflections

The 21st Century skills discussion and debate has waged on even prior to the onset of this century.

5 education trends of the future catapulted by blended learning

eSchool News

[ Editor’s Note: This story is Part 3 of our April series on Blended Learning. Click here to read Part 1 on what makes a blended learning initiative fail. Click here to read Part 2 on what blended learning really looks like in the classroom.].

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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Special Needs #edtech treasure chest with Jennifer Cronk

The CoolCatTeacher

A conversation with Jennifer Cronk on episode #62 of the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Jennifer Cronk @jenniferacronk helps us empower those with special needs.

Is the college degree outdated?

The Hechinger Report

Janice Hammerstrom earned three certifications from the National Institute for Metalworking Skills, and now works as a machine operator. Source: South Seattle College.

Students Email Their Parents About Missing Work

Catlin Tucker

In my last blog post titled, “ Stop Taking Grading Home ,” I explained how I use the Station Rotation Model to provide students with real-time feedback as they work instead of taking grading home.

The Internet Could Offer Free, Accredited College Courses For All

EdNews Daily

Written by Steve Klinsky. Millennials are streaming their entertainment and sharing their lives online in a way that no previous generation has had the capability to do.

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.

Digital Book Clubs: Cross-Country Literature Discussions

EdTechTeam

My journey with Digital Book Clubs all started because I responded to an EdTechTeam Community post on Google Plus. Deanna Hussey, fourth grade teacher from Esquire Elementary School posted, “Are there any 4th grade teachers who'd be interested in doing global/cross country book clubs?

Superintendent: Gen Z achievement soaring with student choice

eSchool News

You can look at all kids who are currently in grades K–12 as Generation Z.

15 Top Educators to Follow on Twitter in 2017

Edudemic

Teachers and educators can follow these 15 inspirational educators on Twitter to learn about the best and latest teaching trends directly from a source who knows what they're talking about. The post 15 Top Educators to Follow on Twitter in 2017 appeared first on Edudemic.

How to create accessible e-learning design

Neo LMS

In a recent post I touched upon the subject of designing for accessibility in e-learning. The things is, there are millions of people out there who are living with some sort of disability, and they all should be able to access online learning content the same as everyone else.

Does Your School Offer Enough P.E.? These Statistics Will Shock You! #ProtectPE #ad

Kleinspiration

How Important Is Physical Education In Schools? Offering the opportunity for adequate physical activity within the school day is a topic I’m very passionate about.

Google Pledges $50 Million to Close Education Gaps Worldwide

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez The tech giant hopes funding nonprofits can boost access to students in the U.S. and beyond. Classroom Digital Content

3 easy ways to get students future ready

eSchool News

Change is inevitable, and while it’s important to design lessons with an end result in mind, it’s difficult to prepare students for a future that doesn’t exist yet. In the recent edWebinar, “ The Future Ready Challenge: Improve Student Outcomes in 18 Weeks ,” hosted by edWeb.net , Dr. L.

Global Leadership Week - Information and Schedule

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Global Education Leadership Week (GLW) is a week-long celebration of leadership through global action in K-20 education, taking place this week, April 24 - 28, 2017, and organized by the Global Education Conference (GEC) Network.

Google's $149 Photo Editing Tool Is Now Free

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

April 24, 2017 TWe have just learned through Open Culture that Google has made its popular photo editing software, Google’s Nik Collection, free of charge for both Mac and Windows users. The original.read more. Google Photos

One possible solution for the future of career and technical education

The Hechinger Report

Sometimes, students need a little nudge – and some freedom – to finally understand how to succeed in school. That was the case for one teenager in Hamilton County, Tennessee. She was encouraged to enroll in a program that allowed her to take classes at her own pace. She had a 1.6

Skills for Today: 21st Century Learning and Camp: A Natural Connection

P21 Blogazine

Camps have been a context for learning for over 120 years. The earliest camps in the US were designed to teach kids then thought to be critical to the 19th and 20th centuries: personal responsibility, cultural and religious identity, and even patriotism. They were also designed to get kids out of the city — fresh air, it was then thought, was necessary to offset the pollution and pace of America’s growing urban centers, and critical for kids’ optimal physical and cognitive development. P21 Blog

Deeper thinking with timeline projects

Ditch That Textbook

It’s easy to get stuck in a rut. As cyclical as education is, it’s almost impossible not to. We do the same activities year in and year out — even if we’re constantly trying to reinvent our classes. It happens to the best of us. Twitter is a great way to get unstuck.

5 Mistakes that Schools Do That Hurt Standardized Test Scores

The CoolCatTeacher

A conversation with Dr. Brad Johnson on episode #65 of the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Dr. Brad Johnson @drbradjohnson talks about the mistakes schools make that hurt their standardized test scores.

His Teacher Told Him He Wouldn't Go To College, Then He Did

NPR Learning and Tech

African-American students with disabilities are disciplined far more and graduate far less than their counterparts, researchers say. What needs to change to help more succeed? Image credit: Kelsey Wroten for NPR

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OPINION: The four ways we can train teachers to use technology that hasn’t been invented yet

The Hechinger Report

Credit: Getty Images. Education critics often see technology as unnecessary bells and whistles to a curriculum that has sufficed for decades. But the reality is that technological innovation today is opening the door to entirely new methods of teaching that have never before been feasible.

Recent & Upcoming Conversations on Open & Networked Learning

ProfHacker

If you are in the field of open and networked learning, you are likely going through a process of exploring the place of open philosophies and networked/participatory practices in the current political environment, and deciding where your place is in all of this.

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I’m going back to paper AND staying digital

Ditch That Textbook

As a teacher, I went all-in on being as digital as possible years ago. I made the “I’m going totally paperless” statement like so many well-meaning teachers. I had my best-laid plans ready to go. There were glitches and road bumps, but my class was becoming more and more digital. But something was missing. A [.]. Ed Tech brain research edtech educational technology g suite google keep sketchnoting visual notetaking

Streaming Live from NY Today - The Global Leadership Summit

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Global Education Leadership Week (GLW) is a week-long celebration of leadership through global action in K-20 education, taking place this coming week, April 24 - 28, 2017, and organized by the Global Education Conference (GEC) Network.

Google Sites as Digital Portfolios

EdTechTeam

Put an end to messy backpacks and binders and document learning with digital portfolios A scene all too familiar for educators: the teacher asks the class to get out an assignment to turn in for grading and at least one student pulls out a binder that looks like it got hit by a tornado.

There is Not Only One Road to Success

The Principal of Change

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Fast Problem Solving and Innovation with #HackLearning

The CoolCatTeacher

A conversation with Mark Barnes on episode 64 of the 10-minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Mark Barnes @markbarnes19 discusses a popular method of problem solving: Hack Learning.

Infographic: How lower-income parents view classroom technology

eSchool News

[ Editor’s Note : Read “ Infographic: The edtech challenges faced by immigrant students” here and read “ Infographic: Why mobile technology is hurting some students” here.].

For Heaven’s Sake… Put It Online

Teacher Tech

This morning I saw a parent on Facebook post “Does anyone have a 3rd grader and can take a picture of the social studies study guide? Ours was accidentally left at school and my kid is upset.” ” My question was… is it not posted online? Window Into Your Classroom Every teacher should have a classroom […]. The post For Heaven’s Sake… Put It Online appeared first on Teacher Tech. Google Intermediate Sites classroom google sites