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Add At Least One C

Teacher Tech

Does Your Lesson Have At Least One C? In planning activities for our students, the first place to start is to ensure that the activity has at least one C, and that C is not clipart. Collaborate The first thing I plan for when designing a lesson is “How will my students collaborate.”

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My Story: Fire, Loss, and Rebuilding

Catlin Tucker

On Sunday, October 8th I went to bed early. I had been waking up between 4-5 AM all week to do work for my doctoral program. We had also hosted my husband’s family for the weekend, and I was exhausted. Normally, we go to be at 11 PM, but that evening I crawled under the covers at 9:30 PM.

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How We Hire Employees Who Embody 21st Century Skills

Education Elements

At Education Elements, we are proud that our team members model the 21st Century skills we encourage in the classrooms we serve. Our consultants think big, seek collaboration, and enjoy solving the unique challenges each of our districts face. As we continue to see the positive impact of our work, school and district leaders commonly ask us one thing about our team - what does Education Elements look for in a hire? Personalized Learning

Young Children Are Spending Much More Time In Front Of Small Screens

NPR Learning and Tech

A new national survey of parents suggests mobile device use by children under 8 has increased tenfold in the last 6 years. Image credit: Ryan Johnson for NPR

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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How a Nationwide Networked Improvement Community Seeks to Empower Educators

Insight Education Group

Insight is incredibly excited to announce a new partnership with five districts across four states funded by the Teacher and School Leader Incentive Program (TSL) Grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

Helping Students Find Passion and Purpose: Barbara Bray

The CoolCatTeacher

Barbara Bray on episode 174 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Barbara Bray talks about personalizing learning in the classroom. She teaches us strategies and helps us think about how to make our classrooms better.

3 Google Docs Tools

Teacher Tech

The Google Docs Tools Menu When using any program explore the menus to find those extra features that increase your productivity. Take a look at the Tools menu in Google Docs. Here are 3 noteworthy items in the Tools menu. Document Outline To the left of the document, the Document Outline should be visible. […]. The post 3 Google Docs Tools appeared first on Teacher Tech. Docs Google Intermediate google

IDEAL & Involved Instruction: Implementing Technology in Blended Learning

Digital Promise

As most of us know, effective distance and blended learning requires more than assigning an online curriculum and handing out log-in information; it requires teacher involvement.

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.

Learning How to Learn

Indiana Jen

As a history teacher, I am a great fan of the Crash Course history series. Over the years, Crash Course has expanded beyond World and US History, covering physics, philosophy, mythology, and more. This Fall, they launched a new series: Crash Course Study Skill s.

Who is keeping student data safe in the era of digital learning?

The Hechinger Report

As students spend more time on digital devices in school, data security becomes increasingly important. When Baltimore County Public Schools started giving every student a computer for daily use in the classroom, teachers sought out more online learning materials to go with them.

Tips for a Purpose-Full Education #MotivationMonday

The CoolCatTeacher

Amy Fast on episode 171 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Vice Principal Dr. Amy Fast helps schools how to move their mission from the letterhead to what people do every day. A must-listen for school leaders.

Google Classroom: Use P to Preview Student Work

Teacher Tech

Preview Student Work Side by Side With Google Classroom One way to give students faster feedback in Google Classroom is to preview student work instead of opening student work. Step 1: Open the Assignment In the Google Classroom Stream click on the assignment title to view the assignment assessment screen. Step 2: Click the Drive […]. The post Google Classroom: Use P to Preview Student Work appeared first on Teacher Tech. Advanced Classroom Drive Google classroom drive google

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Lessons from a Global Design-Centered Learning Network

Digital Promise

What happens when students and teachers are invited to define the problems they want to solve and design solutions to address them, using powerful technology for creation and collaboration? Digital Promise Global set out to answer this question through a year-long research study in collaboration with Designs for Learning.

Efficacy in Digital Learning

A Principal's Reflections

As a principal, the buck stopped with me. I was reminded of this by numerous superintendents during my tenure as a school leader.

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How Kristen Swanson Applies Her Classroom Experience to Lead ‘Professional Learning’ at Slack

Edsurge

What’s a typical day like for the director of learning at Slack, the fast-growing messaging app that aims to eliminate the need for e-mail? These days, it involves spending time thinking about Choose Your Own Adventure books. That title belongs to Kristen Swanson, whose job is to develop trainings for its employees and to help explain the messaging tool to customers around the globe.

K-6 Educational Music Videos: Selecting the Right Videos for Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Joanna and Matt Pace on episode 172 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Joanna and Matt Pace write videos on a popular YouTube channel, Hopscotch. Joanna is an elementary teacher and Matt is a songwriter from Las Vegas.

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Teaching Email Signatures by @dyerksjr1

Teacher Tech

Teach Students to Create Gmail Signatures Guest Blog Post by Don Yerks On October 1, 2017, I received an email from a student asking me to check on an assignment. To my amazement, she had placed a “Signature” in the message area of the email. When I saw her in class the next day, I […]. The post Teaching Email Signatures by @dyerksjr1 appeared first on Teacher Tech. Advanced Gmail Google gmail google

3 ways the modern school is becoming more like the modern workplace

eSchool News

There was a time when American schools, like American offices, were drab and stuffy places. But things are changing.

What is the Missing Step in Your District’s Strategic Plan?

Education Elements

All districts have strategic plans. For many districts, they are the most expensive document created in a given year. Getting to a final draft usually takes several months or more and requires the time of many staff and community members. There are committees, meetings, surveys, reviews, discussions and multiple rounds of revision. Personalized Learning School Districts School Leaders

Google Champions Teacher Tech Training with New Program

EdTech Magazine

By Wendy McMahon The partnership between Google, Digital Promise and EdTechTeam seeks to solve the digital divide around professional development. Management Professional Development Training

Bring poetry to life by using a ‘green screen’

EdTech4Beginners

I recently did a lesson in my school’s STEAM centre. It went really well, so I thought I’d share. And don’t worry, you don’t need any specialist equipment! In the prior lesson, the children had rehearsed poems and learnt them off by heart.

126 Bloom’s Taxonomy Verbs For Digital Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

126 Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy Verbs For Digital Learning by TeachThought Staff At TeachThought, we’re enthusiastic supporters of any learning taxonomy. (We We even created our own, the TeachThought Learning Taxonomy.)

Tech giants commit $300M to STEM education

eSchool News

The White House in September announced plans to spend $200 million a year on grants meant to boost STEM education in an effort to close a widening skills gap that, some say, has left Americans out of the running for scientific and technical jobs.

Switching To Middle School Can Be Hard On Kids, But There Are Ways To Make It Better

NPR Learning and Tech

A new study shows students' self-image suffers in middle school and junior high. And it's not just hard on low-income kids. Having a teacher who understands the teenage brain can help. Image credit: Sara Wong for NPR

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How Important Is the “Why” in Math Class?

MiddleWeb

Math students retain more and gain confidence when they understand why a process works. But some are more interested than others in learning about the Why. Michelle Russell considers how she can best include the Why as students learn the How of problem solving. Math Talk Meaningful Math Keep-Change-Flip memorization Michelle Russell problem solving retention student confidence understanding

Once Reviled in Education, Wikipedia Now Embraced By Many Professors

Edsurge

A decade ago professors complained of a growing “epidemic” in education: Wikipedia. Students were citing it in papers, while educators largely laughed it off as inaccurate and saw their students as lazy, or worse. As one writing instructor posted to an e-mail list in 2005: “Am I being a stick-in-the-mud for for being horrified by students’ use of this source?”. How things have changed. Today, a growing number of professors have embraced Wikipedia as a teaching tool.

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Teaching Adult Learners: 5 Things Teachers Need to Know

EdNews Daily

Online courses have become very popular over the course of five short years. According to an article on Imo Education , they predict that by 2019, 50% of classes will be taken online.

A Teenage Bullying Story

The CoolCatTeacher

Sarah Beeghley on episode 173 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Sarah Beeghley @the-geeky_girl has been called by a US Senator to tell her story as part of anti-bullying legislation.

OPINION: Not every black person’s story invokes urban poverty and dire need

The Hechinger Report

Backpacks hang from the wall in a New Orleans school. Photo: Cheryl Gerber for The Hechinger Report.

10 Dos & Don’ts For Group Work & Student Grouping

TeachThought - Learn better.

10 Dos And Don’ts For Group Work & Student Grouping by Jennifer Rita Nichols Educators have learned much about the benefits of using projects for learning, and collaboration is easily recognized as an important skill for students to build. There are very few arguments against having students work together in class and on assignments. However, […]. The post 10 Dos & Don’ts For Group Work & Student Grouping appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching New Teacher

What Bill Gates Learned About U.S. Education in 17 Years—and Why He’s Investing $1.7B More

Edsurge

Bill and Melinda Gates have poured billions of dollars into efforts to shape U.S. K-12 education over the past 17 years. So what’s $1.7 billion more? In his keynote address at the Council of the Great City Schools conference in Cleveland this week, the Microsoft co-founder reflected on some lessons learned about education reform, along with plans to “invest close to $1.7 billion in U.S. public education over the next five years.”

Adobe Spark — All-purpose Desktop Publishing Tool for the Classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

Adobe Spark is a free graphic design app that allows students and teachers with no design experience to create impactful graphics, web stories, and animated videos.

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