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Transform Learning this School Year with Eric Sheninger

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 111 - The 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Eric Sheninger @ E_Sheninger motivates us to transform learning this school year.

How This Educator Bridges Creativity And Teaching Through Project-Based Learning

EdNews Daily

This is our 9 th interview in our thought-leadership series with 51Talk. Our featured teacher today is Catherine Smith. Catherine is a creative and highly-passionate teacher.

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5 Simple Ways to Improve Teacher Professional Development

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. A common cry from teachers across the world is for relevant professional development. A 2014 Gates Foundation study shows only 29% of teachers satisfied with current teacher PD.

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5 Questions to Ask Your Students To Start the School Year

The Principal of Change

Schools are about more than learning; they are about experience(s). They help shape us in our present and future and those experiences stick with us long past our time as students. Unfortunately, this can be either shape us in a positive or negative manner.

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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5th Graders Take Entrepreneurship To Another Level Through Empathy And Action

The ASIDE Blog

ASIDE 2017 We started teaching entrepreneurship as part of the fifth-grade math and history curriculum over five years ago. As part of the program, several entrepreneurs visited as guest speakers to share their ideas about starting a business, creating a brand, and developing a marketing strategy.

Why Brain-Based Learning Means Always Connecting Old Knowledge With New

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post Why Brain-Based Learning Means Always Connecting Old Knowledge With New appeared first on TeachThought. Learning brain-based learning Experienced Teacher General

Say Goodbye To X+Y: Should Community Colleges Abolish Algebra?

NPR Learning and Tech

Eloy Ortiz Oakley, the chancellor of the California Community Colleges system, wants to kick loose the requirement of algebra for non-STEM majors. Image credit: LA Johnson/NPR

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21 Must Have Communication Skills

The Daring Librarian

I've been a fangirl of Lisa Johnson aka the @ TechChef4u for years, this an infographic from her latest book: Cultivating Communication in the Classroom: Future-Ready Skills for Secondary Students and it's AWESOME so and I just have to share it with you!

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.

Moodle and the next LMS: reflections and more questions

Bryan Alexander

Last week Martin Dougiamas, the creator of Moodle, the world’s leading open source learning management system, joined our Future Trends Forum to discuss the future of that technology.

Helping Learners Move Beyond “I Can’t Do This”

User Generated Education

I work part-time with elementary learners – with gifted learners during the school year and teaching maker education camps during the summer.

Long Live the '90s: ‘Edtech’ Crazes Every Teacher (and Student) Secretly Wishes Were Still Around

Edsurge

If you’ve ever been tempted to click on one of those ‘90s-nostalgia posts, we really can’t blame you—I mean, who doesn’t want to skim through pictures of Dunkaroos and Capri Suns to find out if they really were a ‘90s kid? But here at EdSurge, we believe the teachers who taught those ‘90s kids deserve a walk down memory lane, too. So we rounded up the most beloved edtech tools of the ‘90s for your scrolling pleasure, from early internet sensations to the hottest hardware you just had to have.

Classroom Device Management Empowers Teachers to Integrate Tech

EdTech Magazine

By Joe McAllister Educators can keep students on task with tools from Google and GoGuardian. Classroom Digital Content Management Mobile Device Management Mobility Software

How to Build Momentum and Leadership at the Same Time

Education Elements

Yuma Elementary School District ONE began the journey of Personalized Learning over two years ago and we went all in --17 schools and 9000 students all at once. At the start of school, iPads were distributed to all students and 490 teachers -- many staff and students had never even held an iPad prior to the distribution. Not only were devices deployed, but digital programs were ready to go.

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#BecauseofCUE

CUE

Letting my ‘geek flag fly’ Twenty years ago, I attended my first CUE conference – I had only attended two local affiliate events prior to that conference, so the scale and grandeur of the Palm Springs Conference was mind-blowing.

Four C's of App Selection

EdTechTeam

As a former business teacher, I easily recall teaching a lesson titled, The Four C’s of Credit. That particular lesson is so memorable because I remember being schooled in “The Four C’s of Diamonds” when shopping for an engagement ring for my wife just a few years prior.

“Just Right” Content for Digital Learning

BYOT Network

We’ve all heard the story of “Goldilocks and the Three Bears.” ” While the bears were away, the hungry little girl, Goldilocks, entered their cabin and tasted their porridge. However, one was too hot, and another one was too cold.

12 Projects for your STEAM program

Ask a Tech Teacher

STEAM–Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math–is education’s new STEM.

Money Talks: Duolingo Raises $25M More (at a $700M Valuation)

Edsurge

As the chief executive behind one of the world’s most popular language-learning tools, Luis von Ahn ironically struggles with picking up a new tongue. “I’m I’m actually very bad at learning languages, which is pretty funny, considering what I do,” the CEO and co-founder of Duolingo said in an email to EdSurge. An English and Spanish speaker, von Ahn is “making good progress” on learning Portuguese and hopes to tackle French next.

8 Google Sheets Add-ons Every Teacher Should Know About

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

July , 2017 Google Sheets add-on store features a number of educational extensions to use with your forms and spreadsheets to add amazing functionalities. These add-ons are arranged into various.read more. Repost

Why writing doesn’t just prove learning, it improves all learning-including STEM

eSchool News

Writing is used to assess student learning more often than it is used to facilitate learning. We talk about writing as a product for assessment, a subject where paragraphs and commas are taught, or a skill that one either has developed or lacks.

How Teaching Is Changing: 15 Challenges For The 21st Century Teacher

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post How Teaching Is Changing: 15 Challenges For The 21st Century Teacher appeared first on TeachThought. Terry Heick Trends & Shifts Experienced Teacher General

Is Orton-Gillingham Right For Your Students?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Orton-Gillingham started over seventy years ago as an instructional approach intended for those with difficulty reading, spelling, and writing, like what children experience in dyslexia.

Creating Professional Development

EdTechTeam

When I was in high school, and we completed interest surveys for future careers, I always came up with creative jobs. Unfortunately, I couldn’t even draw a straight line, so I how could I envision a career that allowed me to have a creative outlet?

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8 Handy Google Drive Search Tips for Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

July 19, 2017 For those of you who haven’t seen it yet, here is a handy visual featuring 8 important Google Drive search tips for teachers. More specifically, you will get to learn how to: search for.read more. Repost

5 New Google Form Features in July!

EdTechnocation.com

July 2017 comes with 5 brand new features added to Google Forms! One of the most anticipated is the availability of File Upload for consumer accounts (previously restricted to G Suite Domains). Check out whats been added to Google Forms! #1: 1: Reorder Sections!

?A Starter Kit for Instructional Designers

Edsurge

A 2016 report funded by the Gates Foundation found that in the U.S. alone, there are 13,000 instructional designers. Yet, when I graduated from college in 2008, I didn’t know this field existed. Surely a lot has changed! Instructional design is experiencing a renaissance. As online course platforms proliferate, institutions of all shapes and sizes realize that they’ll need to translate content into digital forms.

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What Really Happened At That Robotics Competition You've Heard So Much About

NPR Learning and Tech

The controversy surrounding a highly-anticipated robotics competition for teens from around the globe overshadowed an otherwise upbeat event focused on kids, robots and changing the world. Image credit: Liam James Doyle/NPR

Can a simple classroom redesign inspire student achievement?

eSchool News

Imagine a 5 th grade classroom in the middle of a lesson. What do you see: charts, letters, and drawings on the wall? A teacher writing notes on a large chalk or white board at the front of the room? Rows of desks and chairs, which face a single direction?

The Education “Bat Signal”

The Principal of Change

When I first started teaching, I was blessed to have a grade level partner who shared everything with me. As an educator, I was extremely lucky to work beside someone who had a lot of experience in education and was willing to share their knowledge and wisdom with a brand new teacher.

3 Ways Tech Can Negatively Impact Classroom Learning

Tech Helpful

As an instructional technologist, I am always looking for tools to aid in the learning process. I believe wholeheartedly that when integrated well technology adds engagement, opportunities for advanced/deeper learning, and possibilities for teachers to be more relational.

Creating a Schoolwide Climate of Excellence

MiddleWeb

The School Climate Solution serves as a blueprint for increasing positive climate from the classroom to the staff room, says reviewer Rita Platt. Jonathan Erwin provides practical guidelines for building a safe environment where relationships and SEL foster learning.

Blended Learning Questions: Your Top 5 Concerns Addressed

Where Learning Clicks

Integrating technology in your school can seem daunting. We help you tackle some of the biggest blended learning questions to consider during the planning phase. The post Blended Learning Questions: Your Top 5 Concerns Addressed appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.