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Launching a Maker Learning Leadership Cohort in the Pittsburgh Region

Digital Promise

On Monday, July 9th, teachers and administrators from 10 schools gathered to kick off a year-long journey in the Maker Learning Leadership Cohort.

A STEM Camp for Young Learners

User Generated Education

I just finished a week long – half day STEM camp for learners, ages 7 through 12, half girls and half boys. The energy in the room throughout the week was pretty incredible. There was close to 100% engagement the entire time which is always my goal in teaching.

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How Online Teaching Can Be A Gift Around The World

EdNews Daily

Welcome back to our “Teacher Feature Series,” where we chat with educators who work online across borders. Today, please read about Lynette Irizarry’s journey with 51Talk American Academy, or now known as HAWO American Academy.

No one ever said

Dangerously Irrelevant

Eric Hayot said: No one ever said you would get to do the job in the same way for all 40 years of your career. No one ever said that large-scale social changes wouldn’t change your working conditions. And now they have. via [link]. Time to get to work.

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 to help struggling young readers

The Hechinger Report

Rosy Taveras, a kindergarten teacher at P.S. 218 in the Bronx, models fluent and expressive reading. Photo: Sarah Gonser for The Hechinger Report. BRONX, N.Y. —

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6 Design Principles Of Connected Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

The Learning And Design Principles Of Connected Learning by TeachThought Staff No teacher should be hurting for compelling progressive education content.

The Role Of Empathy In Classroom Management

Larry Ferlazzo

How to Develop Empathy for Someone Who Annoys You is an interesting and useful article in the Harvard Business Review, and it’s very applicable to the classroom.

Immersive Science, Deeper Learning

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Read the original version here.

Teaching and Scaffolding Student Talk

Reading By Example

One of the strongest draws towards reading Literacy Essentials: Engagement, Excellence and Equity for All Learners has been the many research-based practices offered by Routman and the different educators participating in this book study.

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In 6 states, school districts with the neediest students get less money than the wealthiest

The Hechinger Report

Red states indicate that the wealthiest districts receive more funds per student than the poorest districts. Jill Barshay/The Hechinger Report. Advocates for the poor often make the argument that the neediest children need more resources at school to overcome the disadvantages of poverty.

Accreditation’s Insidious Impact on Higher Education Innovation

The Christensen Institute

While Washington, D.C. slams accreditors for not holding colleges and universities accountable for their student outcomes, the more insidious failure of accreditation is the stifling effect on innovation at existing institutions. Three case studies from a new paper that I coauthored with my colleague Alana Dunagan that was published originally as a chapter in the new book Accreditation on the Edge: Challenging Quality Assurance in Higher Education illustrate why. Tiffin College.

10 Easy Ways to Create an Awesome #SchoolCulture This Year

The Principal of Change

Recently, I tweeted out an older post titled, “10 Easy Ways to Create an Awesome #ClassroomCulture This Year” , where I share some simple ideas on quick ways we can connect with students. Here is a list from the original post.

8 Approaches That Are Making a Difference in Public Education

Digital Promise

News articles often highlight the challenges educators face and the ways in which students are not achieving. This kind of coverage is important; talking about challenges is critical to shining the spotlight on inequities and ultimately changing or removing structures that do not support students.

The Best Tools For Academic Research

Larry Ferlazzo

Doing academic research can be a pain-in-the-butt, especially if you don’t teach at a four-year institution that has lots of institutional access to it. But there are tools out there that make it easier, and I’ve written about several of them.

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Will new standards improve elementary science education?

The Hechinger Report

Malachi Ballinger, 6, laughs at how far he has made his “pinball” travel during a science lesson in his kindergarten classroom in Redmond, Oregon. Photo: Lillian Mongeau/The Hechinger Report. Science could be considered the perfect elementary school subject.

Free Whiteboard App Teaches Fractions Visually


Fractions, by the Math Learning Center Unique whiteboard tool lets teachers and students model fractions Pros: Options to visualize fractions with bars and circles, or by drawing and typing numbers. Cons: No option for sharing or sending to teachers or other students.

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Model the Way

The Principal of Change

From “ How To Win Friends and Influence People “: Do you know someone you would like to change and regulate and improve? That is fine. I am all in favor of it, but why not begin on yourself?

What Is Confirmation Bias?

TeachThought - Learn better.

Confirmation Bias Really Kills Thinking by Terry Heick What is confirmation bias? Broadly speaking, confirmation bias is the tendency of people to overvalue data that supports their own beliefs. It usually works something like this.

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L.A. Times Publishes Excellent Interactive On Importance Of Home Languages

Larry Ferlazzo

How has language shaped your world? is an important feature from The Los Angeles Times that shares answers from readers to the question: How has language shaped your world? Here’s one: I’m probably the youngest kid ever to be kicked out of first grade.

How to boost math skills in the early grades

The Hechinger Report

Small-group math work at Prairie Oak Elementary in Berwyn North School District 98 where, two years ago, just 14 percent of third-graders were able to do grade-level math. Photo: Sarah Gonser for The Hechinger Report. BERWYN, Ill. —

Teach Design, PBL and More With Animated Presentation Tool


PowToon Cool presentation tool lets students turn slides into video animations Pros: Presentations look clean and professional and add an element of fun.

Should the ‘gig economy’ factor into a college education?

The Christensen Institute

As postsecondary institutions scramble to better meet the needs of today’s students, what does the burgeoning ‘gig economy’ mean for higher education? Estimates for the size of the gig economy vary, but some estimates place it as high as 34% of the current workforce and project that it could reach 43% by the year 2020.

The Core Four Continuum - a New Framework for Personalized Learning Implementation

Education Elements

Since 2010 Education Elements has supported more than 150 districts, 600 schools, and 550,000 students with personalized learning implementations. Through our work with schools and districts across the country, we established the Core Four of Personalized Learning : four key elements that we believe ensure that personalized learning is implemented with high fidelity and success. Personalized Learning

New Resources For Teaching About Refugees

Larry Ferlazzo

Here are new additions to The Best Sites For Learning About World Refugee Day : Memories Lost and Futures on Hold: A Look Inside a Camp for Syria’s Displaced is from The NY Times. SEEKING REFUGE FOR MY CHILDREN is a bilingual (English/Spanish) interactive.

How social studies can help young kids make sense of the world

The Hechinger Report

Teachers and administrators get acquainted at a Border Crossers workshop for educators about discussing race and racism in the classroom. Photo: Sarah Gonser for The Hechinger Report. BROOKLYN, N.Y. —

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Mock It Up! 9 Tools for Learners to Design, Blueprint, and Visualize Their Innovations


One way to truly inspire innovation is to send students on learning missions or challenges to invent or imagine a new app, vehicle, machine, building, or system that solves a problem. I’ve sent students on missions to imagine a house or vehicle for people to live on in space.

Meet the Inspiring Teacher Scholarship Recipient, Jesus Sosa

Teacher Reboot Camp

We recently began the summer session of my new online courses. We announced a scholarship and were so moved by the personal statements and bios that we decided to award a few scholarships for the summer session.

A little help from our academic friends: Five fine portals for instructional fodder


Need a little inspiration for the coming school year? How about a few fresh strategies for energizing your information literacy instruction and preparing your secondary learners for their academic experience?

Deep Data Dive Into “Global Education”

Larry Ferlazzo

Our World In Data just released a deep dive into “global education” data. You can see the description of charts in the image at the top of this post. I’m adding it to The Best Places To Get Reliable, Valid, Accessible & Useful Education Data.

OPINION: Defending the ‘right to be here’ on campus

The Hechinger Report

Karl Rove, left, answers questions from Ronald Crutcher, president of the University of Richmond, on March 22, 2018. Photo courtesy of University of Richmond's Facebook page.

Workbench Education Expands Partnership with Baltimore City Public Schools


Baltimore, MD – July 12, 2018 – Edtech company Workbench Education today announced the expansion of a partnership with Baltimore City Public Schools (City Schools) for the 2018 - 2019 school year.

5 Augmented and Virtual Reality Creation Tools for Students

Shake Up Learning

The post 5 Augmented and Virtual Reality Creation Tools for Students appeared first on Shake Up Learning. 5 Augmented and Virtual Reality Creation Tools for Students. This guest post was written by Brian and Jennifer Cauthers.

How to Prepare Students in the Early Years to Read at Grade Level


This story was produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education. Sign up for the Hechinger newsletter. BRONX, N.Y. —