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Addressing the Digital Learning Gap with Effective Educator Coaching

Digital Promise

In 2014, I wrote – The problem with education in America is not the lack of excellence. It’s lack of equity. Although we’ve made progress, inequities with regard to education opportunities remain a pressing issue. Many times, the problem is due to lack of vision, professional development, resources, or adequate support.

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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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.

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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Research-Influenced Learning Spaces

A Principal's Reflections

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.

To err is human – and a powerful prelude to learning

The Hechinger Report

Once a month, this column will examine the insights that science offers about the way people learn, and how such findings could influence schools. Most of us can remember a moment like this from our school years: the teacher poses a question – maybe it’s math, maybe history. You raise your hand, you give your answer with full assurance. And then? You’re shot down. You got it wrong.

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

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.

Virtual Reality in Education – Where Are We and What’s Next?

EmergingEdTech

Image Attribution Not long ago, virtual reality was limited to science fiction. Then it became a stable of video games. Now virtual reality is moving into our daily lives. Recently the domain of the. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!]. Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality

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Edtech’s Hidden Shortage: Women Directors

Edsurge

In just over a decade, 20 independent education companies have raised more than $2.7 billion in funding and are shaping the way education is evolving for students from grade school to higher ed. Collectively, 116 directors serve on the boards of these privately-held companies. Only eight are women. Even fewer are women of color. The scarcity of female directors in edtech is a striking contrast to the diversity that exists in the sector's day-to-day leadership.

A bridge between learning and work

Learning with 'e's

Image from Pixabay Asking a child what they want to be when they grow up can be a great conversation opener. They will be very honest with you about their aspirations, and tell you how they are going to become a police officer, train driver, nurse or scientist.

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

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!

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

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

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.

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.

#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.

Add-on: Email Parents

Teacher Tech

As a high school teacher with 150+ students, it can be challenging to give personal attention to each student. I remember one time a parent calling me with a concern about her kid and I thought “he’s doing fine” but upon digging into the evidence the mom was right to call me with concern. I […]. The post Add-on: Email Parents appeared first on Teacher Tech. Advanced Apps Script Gmail Google Sheets Add-on gmail google sheets spreadsheets

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.

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.

Coming to Your Child’s School, Very, Very Soon: A Christensen-Style Disruption!

The Journal

Teachers, materials, students — the big 3 of K–12. Materials (1-to-1, OER-based textbooks) are changing dramatically, but teachers and teaching is about to be disrupted in the Christensen-sense. Machine learning will drive personalized learning into America’s schools. On that you can rely

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Inspiring Math Excellence in the Classroom with Po-Shen Loh

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 114 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Po-Shen Loh @ poshenloh , National Math Coach and Carnegie Mellon Professor gives us a refreshing take on teaching math.

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10 Strategies To Help Students Use Social Media For Critical Thinking

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post 10 Strategies To Help Students Use Social Media For Critical Thinking appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching

“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.

Google Partners with ISTE and Others to Create Digital Citizenship Game

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez Be Internet Awesome aims to educate digital civility in an interactive way. Classroom Digital Citizenship Game-based Learning Internet

12 Projects for your STEAM program

Ask a Tech Teacher

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

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.

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

23 GSuite Ideas to Excite Your Students about Learning with Eric Curts

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 112 - The 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Eric Curts @ ericcurts teaches us twenty-three ways to use Gsuite tools in our classroom.

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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.