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The Pedagogy of Blended Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Blended instruction is what the teacher does with technology. Blended learning is where students use tech to have control over path, place, and pace. Eric Sheninger I remember back in 2012 when we began to implement blended learning strategies at my former high school.

15 Ways to Get More Motivated This Week

The CoolCatTeacher

Mike Roberts on episode 461 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast If you’re struggling and need some encouragement, today’s show is for you. Mike Roberts, author of Chasing Greatness: 26.2 Ways Teaching is Like Running a Marathon , shares fifteen ways to get motivated this week.

5 Things About Effective Digital Citizenship You Need to Know

The CoolCatTeacher

Mike Ribble on episode 460 of the 10-Minute Teacher Mike Ribble, a digital citizenship expert, shares five important things every educator should know about digital citizenship. Today’s show is sponsored by NetRef.

New Micro-credentials Provide Path to PBS Media Literacy Educator Certification

Digital Promise

This blog post originally appeared on KQED.org. PBS and KQED offer a set of free media literacy micro-credentials that validate media literacy skills and classroom implementation practices.

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.

Why learner-centric education plays a crucial role in the development of children

Neo LMS

Student-centric learning is a hot topic among educators around the world. No matter if their students have just joined the education system or they are enrolled in Higher Education, more and more teachers and various other stakeholders turn to the learner-centric approach to education. Why is that?

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Making a Pitch for Social Entrepreneurship

User Generated Education

I have done a social entrepreneurship unit with two groups of gifted students, grades 3rd through 6th. It was one of my favorite units. ever, and from their reactions, I believe it was one of theirs, too.

How To Help Kids Ask More Amazing Questions Now

The CoolCatTeacher

Erin Murphy on Episode 459 The Right Question Technique is being used by educators around the world to help children ask better questions. Erin Murphy talks about how we can implement some simple techniques to improve student questions today. Today’s show is sponsored by NetRef.

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4 Ways Social-Emotional Learning Can Create Safe School Spaces for All Students

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Students must feel safe to reach their potential. Use these SEL techniques to create that type of school environment for a diverse range of students. The post 4 Ways Social-Emotional Learning Can Create Safe School Spaces for All Students appeared first on Market Brief.

38 Time-saving hacks every teacher absolutely needs

Neo LMS

I love this new trend of putting reading times on top of articles, so you know up front if you have the time to commit to it or not.

Today’s Curriculum for the Higher Ed HR Leader

Speaker: Joseph Clay, Business Transformation Strategist at Oracle, and Jeffrey Haynes, Director with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

Today’s universities and colleges face many challenges ranging from reconciling financial pressures, to ensuring student success, to managing complicated workforce dynamics. One thing they all have in common: Their head of HR must align the HR function to best support the institution as it navigates this current landscape.

Who Does the Edtech Marketplace Benefit, Anyway?

Digital Promise

“There is definitely something wrong, something broken, with the edtech marketplace. People who should really care about research are turning a blind eye to the lack of research supporting product development.” – Ben Grimley, CEO of Speak Agent.

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The HyperDocs Toolbox: 14 engaging example activities

Ditch That Textbook

Creating student-centered activities — where we put learning in the hands of students — can be a powerful learning experience. When it’s student-paced, no one gets left in the dust and no one gets bored waiting for the class to move on. If you haven’t tried HyperDocs yet, they’re a fantastic blend of both. HyperDocs […]. Ed Tech hyperdocs activities hyperdocs examples hyperdocs templates hyperdocs tools

3 Favorite Webtools for students (and teachers)

Ask a Tech Teacher

I subscribe to lots of technology-in-education forums (here’s a list of my trusted education advisors ) and attend as many webinars as I can.

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How a Meltdown Prompted This Entrepreneur to Focus on a Work-Life Balance

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

A cancelled flight forced this startup CEO to re-evaluation her priorities and focus on making sure she has time for both work and her family. The post How a Meltdown Prompted This Entrepreneur to Focus on a Work-Life Balance appeared first on Market Brief.

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Low-Income Students and a Special Education Mismatch

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Read the original version here.

As Traditional Colleges Grow, Online OPM Relationships Shift

Wisewire

A cool $6,630. That’s how much Georgia Tech’s online master’s of computer science degree cost when it launched through MOOC-provider Udacity in 2014.

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5 Essential Things Teachers Need to Know About UDL

The CoolCatTeacher

Loui Lord Nelson on Episode 458 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast Universal Design for Learning (UDL) doesn’t have to be mind-boggling. Today’s guest is international UDL expert Loui Lord Nelson, Ph.D.

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15 St. Patrick’s Day Resources For Your Class

Ask a Tech Teacher

Getting ready for St. Patrick’s Day? Try these fun websites: Color the shamrock. Color the Pot-o-gold. Color the leprechaun. Puzzle–St. Pat’s Puzzle. Puzzle–St. Pat’s puzzle II. Puzzle–St. Pat’s drag-and-drop puzzle. Puzzle–St. Pat’s slide puzzle.

The future of LinkedIn Learning and the link between education and work

The Christensen Institute

With the acquisition of Lynda.com , LinkedIn propelled itself into the space of learning in 2015. Roughly a year later, LinkedIn announced the launch of LinkedIn Learning to help people discover and develop the skills they need through a learning path that is curated and personalized.

Adapting Classic Stories with iPad

iTeach with iPads

Children love classic fairy tales and many early childhood classrooms incorporate them into a unit of study. These tales have stood the test of time and when children hear these stories, they often imagine themselves playing a role in them.

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The changing face of PD

Ditch That Textbook

The current PD model is familiar. Every teacher, every subject, all together. Early after-school dismissal, or late start. Exhausted after a full school day, or overwhelmed prepping for the day ahead. File into the cafeteria, library or auditorium. Sign in. Collect piles of handouts. The presenter reads aloud from a slide presentation, and you notice […]. Guest Blog education pd productivity professional development professional learning professional learning network

Collaboration Tools in Education - new partnership Dropbox and Klaxoon

Educational Technology Guy

Just like businesses, educators and students use a lot of collaboration tools in their daily work. Google for Education and Microsoft for Education are two the most popular, with apps like Google Classroom and Microsoft Teams. There are others, like Schoology, Edmodo and more, that are also used. Dropbox , originally a cloud file storage and sharing app, has added a number of collaboration features over the last couple of years.

The Importance of SEL to Education Success

Ask a Tech Teacher

Life is much simpler when you — as a parent or teacher — can point to one solution for a problem, solve it, and everything is golden. Success in school was like that when grades were the barometer and studying harder was the tool.

In the wake of one university’s headline-making failure, a look at business models

The Christensen Institute

When trying to innovate, no institution wants to make national headlines for having a key initiative go “ belly-up. ”

3 Pillars to Build On When Opening a New School

Education Elements

Planning and opening a new school is an exciting yet daunting task. As a leader of a brand new school, you are involved in every aspect of what the school day will look and feel like, and how it will be remembered.

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Meeting Youth Through Culture And The Classroom

EdNews Daily

Guest article by Heather Penn. Around ten years ago during one of my Master’s classes, I had to write a philosophy of teaching. I discussed how education involves an environment that engages people to critically think and share their ideas, to improve understanding and learning.

Guest post: The Best Guide On How to Write a Synthesis Essay

EdTech4Beginners

Any academic career – regardless of which degree is being earned – is full of writing assignments. The nature of these essays may vary, though. When given a new style to master, it can be a little overwhelming. However, with a little investigation, anyone can learn the tricks for each genre. Here, we are going to give a guide to creating the perfect synthesis essay. Defining This Style. The initial thing to learn concerning any paper’s approach is to learn exactly what defines it.

Peer Feedback That Works

Ask a Tech Teacher

Assessing student learning traditionally is accomplished with tests. The problem teachers have with this approach is managing them. If they’re short answer or essay — the preferred way to check understanding — grading takes a long time.

Why reimaging schools means reimagining the approach to change

The Christensen Institute

This guest blog was written by Ben Kutylo, Co-Founder and President of Fremont Street, a national nonprofit philanthropy dedicated to catalyzing the redesign of schools and evolution of systems to improve the job of teaching and better prepare all students for success in life and today’s economy. Mounting research supports what most in education generally accept now—teaching is the most important factor impacting student learning. Besides parents, educators know students best.

Is Marketing Your School District a Thing? Part 3: Social Media

Education Elements

One of the major issues that schools face is engaging with parents, community, and stakeholders.