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Gingerbread House Making: A Fun and Engaging Cross-Curricular Lesson

User Generated Education

I believe that educators can be intentional in setting up environments where learners’ propensity to create flourishes. Some elements that can assist with this kind of unbridled making and creating include: Open ended projects that promote self-directed differentiation and personalization.

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Leadership challenges for Tony Sinanis

Dangerously Irrelevant

Tony Sinanis asked a few of us to send him some (relatively quick) leadership challenges for his district’s school administrators. Here are the three I came up with today: What three would you submit? No related posts. Leadership and Vision leadership

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Coaching For Innovation: 10 Competencies to Maximize the Impact of a Coach

Education Elements

“I don’t think I would have made it through that year without her.” “His His support and confidence in me helped me grow and achieve in ways I never had before.” “She She pushed me to change the way I think about my work and my life, and I am a better person for it.”.

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Games and Play Based Learning in Middle and High School

The CoolCatTeacher

Ross Flatt in Episode 399 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Play can be used to teach. Ross Flatt from the Institute of Play, talks about exemplars and best practices for play in the middle and high school classrooms.

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.

Beyond the Hour of Code: 20+ free lessons for teaching computer science

Ditch That Textbook

Computer Science Education Week is the first week of December. Have you heard of, participated in, or seen images of the Hour of Code on social media? If so, you probably know how engaged students are and how creatively they solve problems when learning computer science. If you have wondered how to harness that excitement […]. Guest Blog Uncategorized code coding computer science computer science education csedweek hour of code

Insights for innovating in emerging markets: Integrate, or outsource?

The Christensen Institute

In this five-part series, Five insights for innovating in emerging markets , I explore several insights, one by one, that my research has uncovered for innovators interested in emerging markets. This is part four of the series, based on an earlier blog.

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Extending Computer Science Education Week with Computational Thinking

Digital Promise

This week is Computer Science Education Week, and millions of students across the United States will participate in an Hour of Code. Over the last four years, the Hour of Code has been instrumental in offering children the opportunity to try coding.

Are You In Your Own Way?

Tom Murray

I often wonder how many times it’s been me. The roadblock. The great idea diverter. The dream killer. The innovation crusher. How many times has it been my own lens that has gotten in the way? …and I never even realized it?

25 ways to get kids coding across the curriculum

Ditch That Textbook

Computer science is much more than just programming. It includes the study of computers, how they work, and how we can use them to solve problems. However, when we talk about computer science one piece of it comes to mind. Coding. We can use the excitement and engagement from events like the Hour of Code […]. DitchBook Twitter chat coding coding across the curriculum computer science computer science education week hour of code

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Join Me in the Personalized Learning EdWeek Summit with Texthelp

The CoolCatTeacher

We'll be in Room 8: Texthelp: Enabling Students to Personalize Their Own Learning From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. We can enable students to personalize their own learning.

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.

Learning and Earning In This Era of Education Justice

The Jose Vilson

This year, as with every year, I’ve hung a little poster of both Malcolm Little to Malcolm X / el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz with the tagline “People Change: Don’t Give Up On Our Youth.”

College Major Myths

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Read the original version here. Anyone studying the humanities probably has a story of someone raising a skeptical eyebrow and asking: “What do you plan to do with that?”

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20 Ways To Provide Effective Feedback For Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

20 Ways To Provide Effective Feedback For Learning contributed by Laura Reynolds While assessment gets all the press, it is feedback for learning that can transform a student’s learning.

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The big jobs of small-town principals

The Hechinger Report

Matthew Snyder applied for the job of superintendent in Cheraw, Colorado. The school board liked him (and the idea of saving money) so much that it asked if he’d serve as principal too. Photo: Caroline Preston/The Hechinger Report. CHERAW, Colo.

5 Ways to Help a Teacher

The CoolCatTeacher

Debbie Scott on episode 400 of the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Debbie Scott has started the “Help a Teacher” Facebook page. Learn how it works and join in supporting teachers. Listen to the Show.

Innovative programs need innovative funding models. What could they look like?

The Christensen Institute

This piece is from a larger discussion on higher education regulation that originally appeared on EducationNext. Check out Part 1 here , Part 2 here , as well as the full piece and a corresponding perspective by Kevin Carey, Director of the Education Policy Program at New America.

Why Engagement is Crucial to Empowerment but Empowerment is Still the Goal

The Principal of Change

I have written about engagement and empowerment often in the last few years, and it is something that I am passionate about in education.

5 Levels Of Student Engagement: A Continuum For Teaching

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5 Levels Of Student Engagement: A Continuum For Teaching by Terry Heick Years ago, I worked with a school in Kentucky that had adopted Phil Shlechty’s “Working on the Work” framework.

For safer schools, we need more hugs, not more guns

The Hechinger Report

“In less than 18 years, we have already seen more deaths related to school shootings than in the whole 20th century,” said Antonis Katsiyannis, Clemson University researcher and the lead author of a 2018 study on school shootings.

Innovative Science Teaching in Grades 6-12

The CoolCatTeacher

Isabella Liu from Hong Kong on Episode 397 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Isabella Liu is a science teacher in Hong Kong who is using technology with her grade 6-12 classrooms.

Designing Inclusive Learning Spaces

Tom Murray

“Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.” ” – Jonathan Swift Over the past few years, learning space redesign has become one of the trendiest topics in education. Yet, it’s imperative to remember that redesigning learning spaces is about how design impacts the brain and learning; NOT about being pretty for Pinterest.

An Outline For How Students Can Learn To Write Essays Inductively

Larry Ferlazzo

I’ve written a lot – both here and in my books – about teaching and learning inductively (see The Best Resources About Inductive Learning & Teaching ).

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EdTech Coaching in Today’s Classrooms

techlearning

Instead of just presenting my ideas, we had a brainstorming session. I gave them access to an editable Google Sheets where we began building an action plan

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A Game To Help Students Understand The Maker Learning Process

TeachThought - Learn better.

A Game To Help Students Understand The Maker Learning Process by Dr. Jackie Gerstein My background is in experiential education. One of the strategies used in experiential education is debriefing or reflecting on the experience. In other words, learning from direct experience is not left to chance.

Formative Assessment in Kindergarten

The CoolCatTeacher

Becky Holden in episode 398 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Becky Holden talks about formative assessment in kindergarten.

Integrating in healthcare: 6 tools for working across boundaries

The Christensen Institute

Today’s healthcare providers face the formidable challenge of delivering better, more affordable and more convenient care in the face of spiraling care costs and an epidemic of chronic disease.

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Study Finds That Reading Instruction More Effective When Paired With Motivational Strategies

Larry Ferlazzo

Victoria_Borodinova / Pixabay. Earlier this week, this tweet grabbed my attention: Slide from Peter Johnston. He said with effect sizes this high, he can't understand why these factors don't get more attention. Me neither. pic.twitter.com/k0wjGnBK81. — Nell K.

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5 Handy Tools that Combat Fake News and Create Informed Citizens

techlearning

Civic engagement is one of the latest education buzzwords. But for many of you, prepping kids to be engaged, informed, and knowledgeable citizens has always been job one. So it’s good to see the rest of the Ed world climbing on board

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Help Your Students See Their Gifts: Create A Class Resume

TeachThought - Learn better.

Help Your Students See Their Gifts: Create A Class Resume contributed by Laurel Schmidt, myedexpert.com Teachers don’t get to set the culture of their school, but they do define the world inside the four walls of their classroom.

How to Create Powerful Student ePortfolios with Google Sites

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Create Powerful Student ePortfolios with Google Sites appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Let’s Talk About How to Create Powerful Student ePortfolios with Google Sites! Online student portfolios are a great way to showcase student work and show growth over time.

3 lessons from data on how students are actually using educational apps and software at school

The Hechinger Report

Apps are increasingly common in U.S. classrooms but a study finds that students aren’t using much of the pricey software that schools buy (Photo by Jackie Mader). BrightBytes Inc. is a for-profit company that sells data analysis to public schools.

Great Christmas Video For ELLS – And Everybody Else, Too!

Larry Ferlazzo

annca / Pixabay. Sonia W. Soltero shared this video on Twitter. Even if students can’t understand the words in the song, they can write and talk about what happens in the video. I’m adding it to The Best Christmas Videos For English Language Learners – Help Me Find More. video

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District Leaders Take on the New Reality of Cyber Security in Schools

techlearning

This cyber security incident shut down Columbia Falls SD 6’s 25 schools for three days and impacted 1600 students, staff, and local sheriff and police departments

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“A happy and self-confident student learns more and better.” – Silvia Scuracchio, Brazil

Daily Edventures

Silvia Scuracchio. School Director. Escola Bosque. Sao Paulo, Brazil. SilviaScuracch2. As a school leader, Silvia Scuracchio wanted to create a school that empowered all students – regardless of their abilities – to succeed.

Winter Magnetic Poetry with Google Slides

Shake Up Learning

The post Winter Magnetic Poetry with Google Slides appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Let’s have some fun with Winter Magnetic Poetry with Google Slides! Winter is coming! Well, at least for some of you. Things are still pretty warm here in Texas!