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Maker-Enhanced Writing Workshop: Character Development

User Generated Education

Readers of my blog know my thoughts and feelings about effective student learning. I have written blogs on: All Lesson Should Be Interdisciplinary Learning – [link]. The Imperative of Experiential and Hands-On Learning – [link]. Authentic Learning Experiences – [link].

10 educational podcasts you’ll love to listen to

Ditch That Textbook

There are hundreds of educational podcasts available to teachers on almost every subject you can think of. We see new podcasts launching all the time and some we have been hearing about for years but haven’t had the chance to check out. What are the podcasts that other educators love to listen to? And how can […]. DitchBook Twitter chat Podcasts Teaching best podcasts for educators educational podcasts podcasts professional development

Educator Micro-credentials are Grounded in Research

Digital Promise

Micro-credentials offer an important opportunity for educators to strengthen their professional learning.

Free online PDF converter - EasyPDF - secure and free

Educational Technology Guy

EasyPDF.com is a new online PDF converter that finally addresses the needs of modern person - It is Secure, Anonymous and Free. EasyPDF.com is an all-in-one online tool that offers all types of PDF conversion to other formats and vice-versa. OCR conversion of scanned images is supported as well.

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.

5 Ways to Battle Burnout

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Tired teachers need strategies to stay refreshed and feel good. Today, we talk about battling burnout.

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One story, MANY endings: A fun, creative Google Slides activity

Ditch That Textbook

Reading a story as a class is great. It transports everyone to a different world, to a different time, with a different set of characters. Solo reading is great for the same reasons. We learn great life lessons we can take with us for years — sometimes forever — from a good story. But we […]. Ed Tech choose your own adventure stories google classroom google slides classroom google slides learning linking google slides

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Developing Edtech Products to Support Learner Variability

Digital Promise

Each learner presents a unique reservoir of skills and challenges that can change among subjects and situations, throughout the day and year.

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Senator Alexander: Here are the building blocks for your new accountability system in the HEA

The Christensen Institute

In a recent New York Times op-ed , Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) outlined his three-part proposal for reauthorizing the Higher Education Act (HEA): simplify the FAFSA, restructure and streamline student loan repayment, and hold programs accountable for student loan defaults.

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25 Days of Making: When Educators Make, Create, and Have Fun

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Learning to make and create can be a challenge but hundreds of educators took the challenge. Aaron Maurer talks about the 25 days of making and some upcoming projects for student making that will be kicking off soon.

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.

How To Teach A Group Of ESL Students Who Are At Different Levels-Tips From Teachers From HAWO American Academy

EdNews Daily

Imagine walking into a class or signing on as an online teacher to work with a new classroom of ESL students.

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Failure: A Part of Learning

Tom Murray

Adam Bellow joins Tom for this #LeadershipMinute. Blog #LeadershipMinute Adam Bellow BreakoutEDU Failure

Empowering Educators of Refugees as Teachers and Learners

Digital Promise

For every lesson plan I toiled over while teaching English as a New Language for 16 years in New York City and Tucson high schools, there were at least 15–20 adjustments made as I enacted that lesson plan with real people in real time.

Insights for innovating in emerging markets: Create the market you want to be a part of

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 five of the series, based on an earlier blog.

VR & AR in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Hall Davidson shares both simple explanations of Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) in the classroom.

3 tips for creating a positive AR and VR experience in every classroom

Ditch That Textbook

“I don’t have enough devices.” This is a common reason teachers give for not being able to integrate augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) experiences into their classrooms. Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) are powerful learning mediums that continue to find a foothold in education. Augmented Reality (AR) – always involves adding […]. Ed Tech Guest Blog ar in the classroom augmented reality edtech virtual reality vr in the classroom

Our Approach to Strategic Planning in Education

Education Elements

The year 2020 is shaping up to be a record year - Summer Olympics, a World Cup, a presidential election, and in the education world, the year many strategic plans expire. As districts gear up to write their next strategic plan, we have mixed feelings about the process.

Ask Yourself, Why Am I Grading This?

Catlin Tucker

“If I don’t grade it, students won’t do it.” ” This reasoning leaves teachers with piles of work to grade, but I wonder how much of that time spent assigning points to student work results in improved student performance.

Could on-demand online tutoring be the gateway to personalizing learning for colleges?

The Christensen Institute

A few years ago, the ReWired Group and Bob Moesta , my coauthor on my next book, Choosing College , undertook a project for the tutoring marketplace company, Wyzant.

Valentine’s Gift: Confessions of the Pain, Joy, and Love of Teaching

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today’s show is different. I share some stories of insults, struggles, mistakes, and joys of teaching. The hope is that you’ll be encouraged, not feel alone, and remember why we do this profession.

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Empowering Students in the Day-To-Day Operations of Our Schools

The Principal of Change

The word “technology” was in my title for a large part of my career as a teacher, with the hopes that I would work with colleagues on finding meaningful ways to implement technology in meaningful ways within the curriculum.

The Two Most Important Questions to Ask to Determine if Learning is Taking Place

A Principal's Reflections

There are so many thoughts and ideas as to what learning really looks and feels like. From these conversations, educators form their own perspectives and opinions that best align with the vision, mission, and goals of their classroom, school or district.

Computational Thinking: Over 50 Resources To Teach CT Across the Entire Curriculum, Part 2

techlearning

As educators, we must take that next step - teaching students to problem-solve and come up with algorithms of their own

Going global with green energy

The Christensen Institute

The transition to green energy has never been more important.

This is What Happens When You Teach From Antarctica

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Developing an “explorer’s mindset” is the goal. To help nurture the explorer’s mindset in his students, Donnie Piercey traveled to Antarctica and connected with his students.

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Why are tribal college students slow to ask for financial aid?

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Higher Education newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every Thursday with trends and top stories about higher education. Subscribe today!

5 Reasons to Love Hyperdocs and Digital Lesson Design

EdTechTeam

Let me count the ways…Valentine’s Day has inspired countless poems throughout the ages. Poetry is a vehicle for creative expression and what better way to celebrate this Valentine’s Day with students but through digital lesson design and Hyperdocs.

Matt de la Peña: Writing From the Outside

Reading By Example

“How many wizards do you have in your school?” Examining book selection and cultural representations in our school libraries. – @mattdelapena #WSRA19 #PointerNation pic.twitter.com/YE2ZYuUmNL — Matt Renwick (@ReadByExample) February 9, 2019.

Disrupting teacher prep for diverse, plentiful opportunities for teachers

The Christensen Institute

This guest blog was written by Susanne Nobles, Partnerships Director for Digital Promise. Prior to Digital Promise, Susanne was a teacher and administrator, leading and advising 1:1 programs at middle , secondary, and collegiate levels, as well as teaching English and advising yearbook staffs. She earned her Ph.D. in Composition and New Media from Old Dominion University, her M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from Virginia Commonwealth University, and her A.B.

Storybird in 30 Seconds

techlearning

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