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Authentic Learning Experiences

User Generated Education

Providing authentic learning experiences to all learners should be the highest prior for all administrators, curriculum developers, and teachers.

The Hidden Stories of Those Around Us

Tom Murray

Each one of us has a story. How much of your story do those around you know? Earlier this week, I boarded the 7:15a train to Washington, D.C. from 30th Street Station in Philadelphia. As I do regularly, I found a seat, opened my laptop, turned up the volume in my headphones, and got connected so that I could do some work. Like I do many times each day, I took a moment and scanned my Twitter feed. While scrolling through, I came across The Hidden Story, a video shared by FranklinCovey Company.

How Powerful Use of Technology Can Increase Student Engagement

Digital Promise

Rather than taking a traditional multiple choice test at the end of their unit on weather, sixth grade students at Gilbert Middle School in South Carolina created their own live weather reports—complete with green screens and fake snow.

A New Way to Think About Innovative School and District Leadership

Education Elements

What’s the most meaningful thing a district can do to support innovation in its schools? When my colleagues and I at Education Elements work with schools and districts, our approach to innovation and change involves a framework of 25 key factors, all of which are important.

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.

The 6 Truths Of Effective Educators

The Web20Classroom

In all the work I have done with countless educators from across the world I believe we can break them down into two groups. Good Teachers and Great Teachers. What separates the two is effectiveness. Effective Educators are those that have a set of truths that they live by. It's what they wake up everyday thinking about and striving for. It doesn't mean they aren't human. Quite the contrary.

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Defining personalized learning and blended learning: Is there a difference?

The Christensen Institute

6 ways to make the most of closed captions in Google Slides

Ditch That Textbook

Google Slides is a unique creature in the G Suite set of tools. It’s way more than an oral presentation program. Educators and students with open minds can use it for stop-motion animation, as a brainstorming template, to recreate the social media experience, and more. Google has added a feature to make it even more […]. Ed Tech elearning day ideas g suite accessibility google classroom slides google slides closed captions using google slides in the classroom

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3 Awesome Minutes: Question Formulation Techniques (QFT)’s

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Chris Fancher talks about how to use question formulation techniques (QFT)’s in your classroom by sharing what he does in his. This simple 3 minute technique can change your classroom.

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My latest for the TES: An insider’s guide to effective edtech

EdTech4Beginners

I recently wrote an article for the TES about using edtech effectively. In it, I hope you can find some useful tips! Click the link below for the full article: [link]. education edtech educational technology teachers teaching technology TES

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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.

How Cohorts Drive Maker Learning Growth Opportunities

Digital Promise

In July 2018, representatives from 10 Pittsburgh-area schools excitedly gathered with the goal of growing maker learning opportunities as the Southwest Pennsylvania Maker Learning Leadership Cohort.

4 ideas to advance teaching in 2019

The Christensen Institute

I’m generally skeptical of all the prognosticating at the start of each new year. But that doesn’t mean we can’t hope for good things to come. Below is my wish list of ideas for teaching that I hope to see take off during the next 12 months. Put technology in service of teaching.

Social-Emotional Learning: Making time for mindfulness and building a practice of gratitude

Ditch That Textbook

Social-emotional learning (SEL) is a concept that is getting a lot of attention at the moment. With little time for the many things competing for a teacher’s attention, it might feel like one more piece of jargon in a cup of acronym soup! But before you dismiss these buzzwords, pause to consider their importance and a […]. Teaching SEL SEL in the classroom social emotional learning social emotional learning in the classroom

5 Creative Ways to Connect Young Adults to Reading

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Librarian Karen Scott challenges us with some non-traditional practices to get kids interested in reading including organizing her library by genre and using social media and graphics to inspire a love of reading.

As Technology Becomes Easier to Use, Our Depth of Learning Needs to Continue to Increase

The Principal of Change

I am wrestling with some ideas in my head…bear with me as I try to write to learn. If you have an iPhone, do you remember taking out the manual and going over how to use your new device? If you do, you are making up this experience in your head because the iPhone does not come with a manual.

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Powerful Learning is Personal and Accessible

Digital Promise

In this series we explore Powerful Learning, a set of principles to guide educators designing learning experiences that engage the hearts and minds of learners, and incorporate technology in ways that contribute to closing the digital learning gap.

Five years after Common Core, a mysterious spike in failure rate among NY high school students

The Hechinger Report

A student in a high school just outside of New York City. Jackie Mader/The Hechinger Report. Back in 2013, when New York was one of the first states in the nation to adopt Common Core standards and administer tougher tests, children’s test scores initially plummeted.

Providing powerful feedback in the classroom: Strategies, tips, and tools from fellow educators

Ditch That Textbook

Feedback plays a crucial role in teaching and learning. We are constantly giving one another verbal and nonverbal feedback often without even realizing it. But giving intentional, meaningful feedback is a skill that we rely on to provide our students with checkpoints along their path towards a goal. In an article published in ASCD.org, the late Grant […]. DitchBook Twitter chat Teaching feedback feedback in the classroom giving feedback productivity teaching

How We Disenfranchise Students of Color

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Self-examination and reflection are important parts of improving our teaching practice.

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3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Challenging Others

The Principal of Change

One of the benefits I have of being in education is having an older brother that is heavily involved in the field as well. His feedback to me in the past has been some of the harshest that I have ever received from anyone with little or no filter.

Powerful Learning is Authentic and Challenging

Digital Promise

In this series we explore Powerful Learning, a set of principles to guide educators designing learning experiences that engage the hearts and minds of learners and incorporate technology in ways that contribute to closing the Digital Learning Gap.

Guidelines for Posting Like A Role Model in Social Media

techlearning

More and more district and school staff are catching on to the advice of superintendents like Joe Sanfelippo who encourage staff to take every opportunity to say good things about their school

4 Surprising Benefits of Gaming for K–12 Students

EdTech Magazine

4 Surprising Benefits of Gaming for K–12 Students. eli.zimmerman_9856. Mon, 01/14/2019 - 15:23. Historically, many adults have derided video games as a waste of time at best, and actively destructive at worst.

Preservice Teacher Virtual Co-Op Program

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Dr. Sam Fecich runs a virtual co-op program for her preservice teachers. This program not only helps her preservice teachers learn while doing authentic work, but it helps teachers get help for their classrooms.

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6 Reasons Why Classrooms Need To Implement Blended Learning

EmergingEdTech

Technology continues to transform today’s classrooms. And teaching methods have changed to fit the expectations, learning styles, and interests of students. Today, blended learning is fast becoming a. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

College Students with Disabilities are Too Often Excluded

Digital Promise

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. AnnCatherine Heigl, a sophomore at George Mason University, recently attempted to join all eight sororities at her school. All eight turned her down.

The Reason for Rubrics

techlearning

Here's why you should use them and how best to make them

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Teacher Google, Doctor Google

Pair-a-dimes for Your Thoughts

How many of you have googled instructions to repair or replace something in your home, garden, or vehicle? How many of you have googled an ailment to see what remedies are suggested? My guess is: All of you!

Providers Rise to Meet the Challenge of K–12 Data Security

EdTech Magazine

Providers Rise to Meet the Challenge of K–12 Data Security. eli.zimmerman_9856. Fri, 01/18/2019 - 13:45. As data becomes integral to K–12 education, administrators face new challenges to ensure they keep students’ information safe. .

Social Media is Increasing Anxiety, Depression, Especially in Teen Girls. We Need to Talk About it.

EmergingEdTech

Educators should be aware of the mental health challenges that more and more of our young students are dealing with. There is a growing body of evidence indicating that the smartphone and similar. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

Assessments can support, not just measure, student learning

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every Wednesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. Subscribe today! Assessments have a bad rap in schools.

Top Ten Makerspace Favorites of 2018

techlearning

It is critical to select products that work best to support your makerspace

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Part 3: Over 150 STEM Resources for PBL and Authentic Learning… Engineering

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to number Three in a series of four posts bringing you over 150 amazing resources for STEM education. I hope you enjoyed my thoughts of STEM being a Verb a few posts back, along with the 40 resources geared toward STEM Science and 35 resources geared toward STEM Technology.

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