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Recognition for MCs: Symposium on the Currency of Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

Digital Promise hosted its fourth micro-credential event – the Symposium on the Currency of Micro-credentials – last week near Washington, D.C. Policymakers, practitioners, and other stakeholders attended the Symposium to engage in design challenges focused on providing educators with recognition for the micro-credentials they earn. Micro-credentials validate learning, no matter where or when it occurs and are awarded based on submitted evidence of competence.

Integrating the Arts into Every Subject

The CoolCatTeacher

Catherine Davis-Hayes on episode 153 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. The graphic, performing, and theater arts are powerful allies for math, writing, and every subject you teach.

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Innovation & tech: Africa’s only hope in educating hundreds of millions of children

The Christensen Institute

Today, there are more than 750 million mobile phones in operation in Africa. The telecommunications industry generated more than $150 billion in revenue in 2015 and accounted for over 3.8 million jobs. But barely 20 years ago, there were fewer than 10 million phone lines on the continent, with a majority of working lines in South Africa. Looking back, it is easy to under-appreciate the proliferation of mobile telephony and the attendant benefits that come with it.

Teaching Students How to Debate Intelligently and Respectfully

Teacher Reboot Camp

Debating issues online brings out the worst in people. We often see disagreements turn into personal and frightening attacks. Our students need to learn the value of stimulating debate, which focuses on issues and strays from personal attacks.

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.

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Space: The final frontier in the search for full-pay students

The Christensen Institute

In order to maximize net tuition revenue, higher education employs a high-price, high-discount model. But just as trees don’t grow to the sky, this strategy can’t work forever—the U.S. is running out of students who can pay full tuition. Students are tapped out: in the 2014-15 school year, 86% of first-time full-time freshmen received financial aid.

IBM Foundation launches free online software to help K-5 teachers prepare math lessons and help students learn.

Educational Technology Guy

The IBM Foundation has launched a free, online software to transform the way K-5 teachers prepare math lessons and help students learn. The software, called Teacher Advisor with Watson , uses Watson artificial intelligence technology to help teachers instantly find math resources.

While the rest of the world invests more in education, the U.S. spends less

The Hechinger Report

The world’s developed nations are placing a big bet on education investments, wagering that highly educated populaces will be needed to fill tomorrow’s jobs, drive healthy economies and generate enough tax receipts to support government services. Bucking that trend is the United States.

Get Your SWOT On

A Principal's Reflections

Leaders often find and leverage tools, frameworks, and systems to support their own change, as well as that of their school or district. There are many great options out there.

Join SETDA: Affiliate Memberships Now Accepted

SETDA's Affiliate program connects non-profit education membership organizations with state leaders. SETDA's mission is to build the capacity of education leaders to improve learning through technology policy & practice. Benefits include: SETDA conferences, webinars and news feeds.

[10 Creativity Apps For The Elementary Learner]

TeachThought - Learn better.

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ThinkCERCA Raises $10.1 Million to Build Critical Thinkers, Readers and Writers

Edsurge

“Everyone’s worried about people having to learn how to code,” notes Eileen Murphy. But “there’s an even more basic level of literacy that people need to pick up,” notes the former English teacher and administrator. Like how to write an email.” Helping students write and reason clearly, critically and concisely is the central mission at her company, ThinkCERCA. Murphy, the co-founder and CEO, has made that message clear to at least one group of people.

6 Ways to Encourage STEM at Home

Discovery Education

Research studies across the board all seem to come to the same conclusion when it comes to family involvement: When families are involved with their children’s learning from the beginning and throughout their academic careers, students don’t just succeed — they shine.

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TEACHER VOICE: Six ways to build a high-school internship program that changes low-income students’ lives

The Hechinger Report

File photo Photo: Jackie Mader/The Hechinger Report. Far too many students are graduating high school without a clear plan for future — whether that’s college or career.

“In my work, I know that technology alone cannot build the skills of the 21st century. Information technologies are an accelerator, but the power of change lies with teachers.” – Ivan Gionov, Bulgaria

Daily Edventures

Ivan Gionov. Senior Teacher. French Language School. Sofia, Bulgaria. Senior IT teacher and Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Ivan Gionov knows how to innovate on a large scale.

Give Me One for Feedback

Teacher Tech

Feedback Improves Learning Feedback is powerful for learning, but how much feedback can you give? We are human beings and our time is limited. Instead of asking students to turn in their entire assignment, instead, consider having them only turn in part of the assignment. The ONE thing they want feedback on. Collaborative Google Slides […]. The post Give Me One for Feedback appeared first on Teacher Tech. Google Intermediate Slides

Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Tangles

MiddleWeb

As the girls (and other kids) in your classes navigate the complicated, often contradictory messages our society sends as they grow from children into independent adults, they will appreciate the kinds of support "Untangled" will enable you to offer, says Bill Ivey.

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Tap into the Power of the Crowd

Teacher Reboot Camp

Our students have access to a worldwide audience through their social networks. This audience can provide them knowledge, support, advice, resources, or funding. Tapping into the power of the crowd is known as crowdsourcing and crowdfunding.

10 Personalized Learning Superhero Snapshots

Education Elements

At Education Elements we are incredibly fortunate to work with so many exceptional, passionate, and extraordinarily talented people, including teachers, coaches, principals, and district leaders. These amazing people are going above and beyond to transform education, and are helping to write the future through the success of their students. Personalized Learning Leaders School Districts

Starting! Global Collaboration Day and the Global Education Fair (Detailed Listings)

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

It’s now well into Thursday in the South Pacific--and that means Global Collaboration Day has arrived! One day, September 21st. all around the world = 48 actual hours to share. Except that we've got events even beyond those time boundaries. so maybe this is Global Collaboration "Week?")

3 Things to Know in Google Forms

Teacher Tech

3 Things to Know in Google Forms In Google Classroom you want to be on the lookout for 3 dots and a tiny triangle. They are everywhere! These indicate that you have additional options, CLICK ON THEM! Preferences In the upper-right hand corner of Google Forms are 3 dots. (3 3 dots means “More options.”) ”) […]. The post 3 Things to Know in Google Forms appeared first on Teacher Tech. Advanced Forms Google google

Trump, And Most Black College Presidents, Absent From Annual Meeting

NPR Learning and Tech

This week the White House hosted historically black colleges and universities. But many HBCU presidents stayed away, arguing that the administration is not interested in the issues HBCUs face. Image credit: Andrew Harnik/AP

Parenting in the Digital Age

Tech Helpful

As a parent and educator, I know that parenting in an ever connected world can be a constant battle with our children. As an educator I speak on finding balance and I teach digital citizenship skills on a regular basis, starting as young as kindergarten.

School leaders reveal the common sense keys to ELL success

eSchool News

English language learners (ELLs) are not a monolithic population. They come from different countries, have different levels of English exposure at home, and have widely different educational needs.

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How school leaders can combat ‘filter bubbles’ and ‘fake news’

Dangerously Irrelevant

Information literacy has been a hot topic of recent conversation. Many folks believe that web sites that traffic in false information and ‘fake news’ may have influenced the last United States presidential election. Traffic on the Snopes web site , which debunks false rumors, has never been greater.

2 Lessons Worth Sharing about Teacher Coaching

MiddleWeb

Done right, teacher coaching "can create bridges between varied experiences and classroom contexts, so that teaching knowledge flows in many directions, and teaching becomes a less isolated, more connected profession." Ariel Sacks shares two lessons she learned early on.

How to Make Every Grade More Like Kindergarten

NPR Learning and Tech

In his new book, MIT professor Mitchel Resnick lays out a vision for encouraging creative thinking, based on his research into what he calls Lifelong Kindergarten. Image credit: LA Johnson/NPR

Digital Footprints Leave Lasting Trails

Teacher Reboot Camp

Students don’t realize their digital footprints leave a lasting trail. Many believe what they post on ephemeral apps, like Snapchat, disappears or is kept secret. Some of their posts will disappear.

Global Collaboration Day + First Ever Online Global Ed Fair

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Interested in globally-connected teaching and learning? Then you're in for an incredible treat this THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21st. GLOBAL COLLABORATION DAY (GCD) GCD is an online celebration of globally connected teaching and learning by students, teachers, and organizations.

Help Autistic Kids Travel by Making Ability Guidebooks

The CoolCatTeacher

Brett Bigham on episode 147 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Autistic children can struggle with unfamiliar places.

3 beliefs that damage teacher relationships with black male students (and how to connect instead)

The Cornerstone Blog

The majority of my podcast episodes are on topics that will help improve your teaching practices with ALL of your students, but in some cases, I like to talk about specific student populations.

The Department Of Education Cuts Off A Student Loan Watchdog

NPR Learning and Tech

The education department has terminated two agreements with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Here's why that matters. Image credit: LA Johnson/NPR

What Digital Skills Do Students Need to Make a Meaningful Impact? #EdtechMissions

Teacher Reboot Camp

Today was the first official #EdtechMissions chat on Twitter to celebrate the launch of my new book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions in Your Classroom. Educators around the world gathered to share insights to 2 questions. What creative strategies do you use to integrate #Edtech in your class? What lifelong tech skills are kids missing?

How to Make Homework Meaningful for Students

MiddleWeb

This fall, as school districts scattered around the country are considering "no homework" policies, teacher educator Curtis Chandler looks at research on whether and how homework can support learning and suggests teaching apps to help make it short, meaningful, and accessible.