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How School Leaders Can Motivate Instructional Innovation: A Teacher’s Quest for Progress

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 376 with Thomas Arnett on the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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Google Slides templates for Snapchat games in class

Ditch That Textbook

People all over the world are flocking to Snapchat to share photos and videos that reflect what’s going on in their lives. To be specific, it’s more than 300 million monthly active users. The magnitude of Snapchat’s impact is huge (source): 3 billion photos and videos are created every day on Snapchat. 78 percent of […]. Ed Tech snapchat classroom activities snapchat in the classroom social media with students using social media in class

Micro-credentialing an Emerging Teacher Leader

Digital Promise

Lose and lose and lose until you win

Dangerously Irrelevant

Journalist I.F. Stone said: The only kinds of fights worth fighting are those you are going to lose because somebody has to fight them and lose and lose and lose until someday, somebody who believes as you do wins. You mustn’t feel like a martyr. You’ve got to enjoy it.”

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.

Making The Best Technology Purchasing Decisions

The Web20Classroom

In our next collaborative post, Shaelynn Farnsworth (@shfarnsworth) and I discuss how schools and districts can make the best technology purchasing decisions. Recently I was talking to a Tech Director colleague that was in the middle of a purchasing battle with a principal.

How to Provide Help

Digital Promise

Understanding the appropriate way to seek out help is not a skill every student has. Some children, especially younger ones, meet every assignment with cries of “ I need help! ” — before trying independently.

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North Dakota Innovation Academy: We launch tomorrow!

Dangerously Irrelevant

Tomorrow I have the privilege of launching a 7-day Innovation Academy with school leaders across the state of North Dakota. The dates are spread out across the year. We end next May. .

Tips for Educators: The Innovator in You and the Future of District Organizations

Education Elements

Everyone is an innovator. Within the last two decades, the barrier to entry to be innovative has dramatically decreased. Today, people can have multiple careers and innovations within a lifetime.

Fall Break on the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

The CoolCatTeacher

October 8-12, 2018 is our fall break on the show. From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. This week — October 8-12, 2018 — we’re taking a fall break on the 10-Minute Teacher.

Explore Shared Education Challenges with the Challenge Map

Digital Promise

School districts across the country are tackling the toughest challenges in education, including kindergarten readiness, family engagement, and school redesign.

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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.

Google Maps walking tours with Street View and Screencastify

Ditch That Textbook

Think about a meaningful trip you’ve taken far from home. Maybe it was a vacation with family. Maybe it was a study abroad opportunity during college. Regardless, when you got your feet on the ground in that location and took it all in, it probably changed your worldview — and your feelings about that location. […]. Ed Tech classroom video activities video activities for class video projects for students virtual walking tours

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Why a web of connections—not a single relationship—should surround students

The Christensen Institute

Advocates for personalized learning have bold and plentiful ambitions for students: higher rates of engagement, greater persistence, healthy development, and expanded opportunity—not to mention improved academics.

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Education Elements’ Responsive Playbook: How We Built a Thriving, Learning Organization

Education Elements

As an education consulting organization we work with hundreds of schools and districts to improve the way teaching, learning, work, and collaboration happen. In projects with clients, we rarely ask leaders to try something we haven’t tried ourselves.

Guest Post: Teaching Social Studies To ELLs

Larry Ferlazzo

Over the past few months, I’ve published several series of guest posts from teachers of English Language Learners: one on teaching math , another on ELLs and Special Needs , and the most recent one on teaching Science to ELL s. I also published a mini-series on evaluating foreign transcripts.

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Immersive Storytelling to Inspire Action for a Better World

Digital Promise

This year on the Global Day of Action, over a million people from around the world mobilized to show how they are working to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and create a better world for all.

6 ways to get your classroom groove on with Allihoopa

Ditch That Textbook

Start singing “Conjunction junction,” and you’ll likely hear someone continue singing, “what’s your function?” ” Many of us remember singing along to Schoolhouse Rock, Sesame Street, and Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood. The use of music as a learning tool is nothing new, but now, there’s a social media community and app that takes this idea beyond the […].

5 Strategies Teachers Can Use To Help Struggling ESL Students

EdNews Daily

If you have ever tried to learn a second language, especially as an adult, then you know how challenging it can be to learn, understand, read and write in a new form. Any language can be difficult for a new language learner.

The Future of District Organizations: How Educators Can Be Innovators

Education Elements

Everyone is an innovator. Within the last two decades, the barrier to entry to be innovative has dramatically decreased. Today, people can have multiple careers and innovations within a lifetime.

4 Signs that Disruption is Accelerating in Health Care Delivery

The Christensen Institute

Image: Women’s 100m finals–British Champs & Olympic Trials 2008| Flickr: Paul Foot. Hardly a day goes by that I don’t read the term “Disruptive Innovation” cited in relation to health care delivery.

For Schools, It’s About Who You Know

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Read the original version here. For more than a decade, establishing partnerships between schools and outside organizations — education-related nonprofits, community centers, colleges, or athletic and arts organizations — has been seen as a key way to address the obstacles and lack of opportunities many students face.

The golden age of podcasting: listening and creating for teachers and students

Ditch That Textbook

The Golden Age of Podcasting During the Golden Age of Radio, families would sit around their radios to be entertained by shows of Little Orphan Annie or the early crime drama of the Shadow read and created by a 22-year-old old actor, Orson Welles. Other stars include Jack Benny, Bob Hope and the husband & […]. Guest Blog best podcasts for educators podcasting podcasting with students podcasts podcasts in the classroom teaching with podcasts

Is it more about what you can teach or what they can learn?

The Principal of Change

In a workshop, an educator shared their reluctance to try some of the things that I was suggesting with students in their classroom. Luckily, I had students joining me in the workshop and asked them for some feedback.

The 56 Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education In 2018

Larry Ferlazzo

With this post, I’m beginning to publish my end-of-year “The Best….” lists. There are over 1,700 regularly updated lists now. You can see them all here. You can also find many of them organized a bit differently here.

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Every Morning Is An Affirmation

The Jose Vilson

As a boy, I used to say my prayers at night. Nothing and everything triggered these prayers. While a light buzz pretended silence before the eventual gunshot outside, I’d kneel on both knees, hands clasped, eyes closed, talking to what Catholics refer to as God.

OPINION: How one city got math right

The Hechinger Report

. High failure rates in math, especially for low-income and minority students, and small numbers of students enrolled in advanced courses: Like many educational systems, San Francisco Unified School District faced this dual problem.

20 Strategies For Getting The Best Work From Your Students

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Teachers as Agents of Change

The Principal of Change

I shared this post recently, “ These Are The Skills That Your Kids Will Need For The Future (Hint: It’s Not Coding), ” and I want to start with a quote from the end of the article first.

“Synth” Will Immediately Become A Favorite Web Tool For Every Teacher Of ELLs

Larry Ferlazzo

niekverlaan / Pixabay. Thanks to Richard Byrne and his fabulous blog , I just learned about Synth. As the headline of this post indicates, it will immediately become one of the favorite online tool for any teacher of English Language Learners.

The Data Says…What? (Or: Why we struggle to make sense of literacy assessment results)

Reading By Example

Photo by Art Lasovsky on Unsplash. Our instructional leadership team recently analyzed the last two years of writing assessment data. We use a commercial-based rubric to score student writing in the fall and in the spring.

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Experts call for an end to online preschool programs

The Hechinger Report

LeMya Vaughn completes an activity on her kindergarten readiness program, UPSTART. Photo: Jackie Mader/The Hechinger Report.

What Are Your Beliefs?

A Principal's Reflections

What do you believe in professionally? We all possess a particular set of beliefs that are shaped by our respective value system. These impact our work and ultimately determine whether we are successful or not. Mark Lenz provides this great perspective: Beliefs. We all have them.

5 Tools And Strategies That Support Personalized Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

5 Tools And Strategies That Support Personalized Learning by TeachThought Staff Personalized learning is something that many teachers strive for, but it can be easier to want it than make it happen.

The Best Podcasts For ESL/ELL/ELT Teachers

Larry Ferlazzo

Tumisu / Pixabay. There are tons of podcasts out there for students learning English. There are far fewer designed for teachers of English. Here are the ones I’m aware of – please share ones I’m missing: I’ve got to start with Carol Salva’s excellent one!

Starting With the Questions to Develop Curiosity and Better Solutions

The Principal of Change

I first heard about the idea of “Problem-Finders” from Ewan McIntosh , and it always struck me as something we should be focusing on in education: “Currently, the world’s education systems are crazy about problem-based learning, but they’re obsessed with the wrong bit of it.

Five elements of a good preschool

The Hechinger Report

We know preschool makes a big difference for kids and that its effects can last a lifetime. But to have that kind of impact, early care has to be high quality.

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