5 Great Ways to Make Your Classroom a Healthier, Happier Place

The CoolCatTeacher

As teachers, we need to protect our health. While I encourage them to wash their hands frequently, they can’t always do that between classes. A 2002 study found that telephones, desks, water fountain handles, microwave door handles, and computer keyboards are the most bacteria-laden culprits in our workplaces today. Because I have so many computers, I use antibacterial electronics spray spray to make sure the keyboards are disinfected. How to.

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3 Ways to Stress Less in Today’s Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

She shares the WHO system for evaluating technology, tips for hybrid learning, and timeless principles for considering digital equity and relating to your students and colleagues in professional and respectful ways. Listen to 3 Ways to Destress with Dr. Desiree Alexander.


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ISTE 2018: Where I?ll Be Presenting and Joining in the Learning #iste18

The CoolCatTeacher

This post is full of resources to get the most of your ISTE 2018 experience whether you are there (or not.). Remember to follow (and use) the official hashtag of #ISTE18 and #NotAtISTE18 so you can see what needs to be seen! Places to Join: Free LiveStreamed Events for ISTE. If you want to watch on Periscope then follow the # PassTheScopeEDU Team. ISTE Flipboard Magazine to follow. It’s more important than ever to teach kids how to read news critically.

From Testing to Transformational Change with Pam Moran

The CoolCatTeacher

Pam Moran has been a leader in education reform in Virginia over the past several years as the state moved from testing to transformation. Built for Chromebooks, it saves all of your recordings directly to Google Drive. I use this tool when students are making Scratch video games for them to record their games and explain their scripts. If you want to go for unlimited editing, request a quote for your school and mention Cool Cat Teacher for a Discount.

Don’t Rely on Cute Apps and Games to Teach Coding. Turn to Your Students Instead.


I hear the kids are going to make a robot move to the right, stop, and turn around. How cool is that? There’s an outsized focus today on science, technology, engineering and math, known as STEM (or STEAM if you prefer to include “arts”) and for good reason. It’s no surprise kids do indeed have fun with these products, and they also appeal to educators. To be clear, this isn’t a case of lazy teaching or administration. We turned to the kids themselves.

Alex Mashinsky, Founder And CEO- Mashinsky.com – A Pioneer With Over 35 Patents, $1B+ Investment Raised, And $3B+ Successful Exits


Bookmark( 0 ) Please login to bookmark. Register Alex Mashinsky is one of the inventors of VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) with a foundational patent dating back to 1994 and is now working on MOIP (Money Over Internet Protocol) technology. We raised over $70M to date for Celsius. .

As College Innovation Efforts Grow, So Do Warnings of a ‘McDonaldization’ of Higher Ed


The question is one that many professors fear is essentially coming to colleges, as higher-ed leaders adopt practices from businesses in an attempt to rethink their operations. One of the most-cited versions of the critique is the 2002 book “ The McDonaldization of Higher Education ,” by Dennis Hayes and Robin Wynyard. He calls this the“McDonaldization paradox”—that measures installed to improve education instead become inhibitors to creativity in classrooms.

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Day 3 Of COMEUP 2020 Ends With An Assurance For A Better Future!


Bookmark( 0 ) Please login to bookmark. The event was a great success even though it was held virtually due to the pandemic. The three days of the event saw many topics relevant to both present times and the future. billion Won to approximately 495 schools.

Dave Eggers on Finding Creative Refuge From the ‘Lunacy’ of Technology


But the increasingly sophisticated technologies that people have come to rely on should not absolve personal responsibility for learning how to spell, write or communicate, says Dave Eggers. I think that there is a mentality that’s sort of overtaken humanity that everything in life is being examined for how we might digitize it,” says the prolific writer and Pulitzer finalist. This week’s podcast is brought to you by Destinations Career Academy, powered by K12.

North Carolina’s Digital Success Story


For over a decade, North Carolina has been the site of one of the most sustained, successful initiatives in education: giving all students in all schools access to broadband internet with WiFi in every classroom by 2018. Stakeholders—from educators and nonprofits to politicians and private companies—have all rowed in one direction to spur the strategic use of technology to ensure that all students have access to a great education.

Adobe Flash End of Life & the Threat to Education


Learn how it happened and how it will affect educators. For over 25 years, Adobe has been one of the largest and most diversified software companies in the world. We also explained how the end of life of Flash will affect EdTech, EdTech professionals, and educators. . The beginning of the end started in 2017, Adobe fixed a date to retire one of the most used software in internet history. When & where did things start to go wrong with Flash. .

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The 'Woj' Joins Next-Gen Science Startup, Planet3


Lots of students recount how a favorite teacher helped them find a job. More surprising is when a student--even a former student--nudges a teacher to a new job. But now, Wojcicki is adding another commitment to her to-do list: She has just signed on as Chief Learning Officer at the Washington, DC startup, Planet3 —a job that she reckons will take about 30 percent of her time. Wojcicki, or “Woj” to her students, is a big name in Silicon Valley.

What these teens learned about the Internet may shock you!

The Hechinger Report

High School seniors (left to right) Hayley Striegel, Olivia Poplawski, Cheri Zheng-Fredericks and Julie Pignataro look for ways to verify information they’ve encountered on social media. I have some bright students, and a lot of them felt chagrined that they weren’t able to deduce this,” said Colglazier, who videotaped the episode last January. Whether that information is from a news organization or from your uncle, it all looks the same to them.”.

Early Learning Educators Lead the Way with Professional Learning Webinars


14 of the top 25 webinars of the year were on early learning topics, presented by some of the most expert and engaging early childhood educators: From Chaos to Calm: Building a School Family where even the Most Difficult Children become Helpful and Caring presented by Becky A. S/he Hit Me First: Learn Proactive Solutions to Teach Social Emotional Skills through Daily Conflict presented by Jill Molli, M.A., The 2016 results are in.

What Happened to Google's Effort to Scan Millions of University Library Books?


It was a crazy idea: Take the bulk of the world’s books, scan them, and create a monumental digital library for all to access. That’s what Google dreamed of doing when it embarked on its ambitious book-digitizing project in 2002. A settlement that would have created a Book Rights Registry and made it possible to access the Google Books corpus through public-library terminals ultimately died, rejected by a federal judge in 2011. Google’s involvement promised to change that.

Carmen Sandiego Is Back. But Can She Fix America’s Geography Woes?


Thanks to a reboot from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, which owns the brand, the world’s slipperiest super thief has an animated series on Netflix, a clutch of Google Earth games and even a new series of paperbacks—all of which are finding their way into classrooms two decades after she fell off the map. students, despite calls for schools to focus more on global citizenship. But rehabbing Carmen’s image wasn’t just about turning her from villain to protagonist for the sake of good TV.

The Emergency Home Learning Summit Final Week - 24 Amazing Interviews Start Tomorrow

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

the interviews will be available to watch free for five days (or until the summit ends on the night of the 25th). But you can own access to the full library by buying the Summit all-access pass, which is $99, a $50 savings from the price after the 25th.

How Mindfulness Can Help Teachers and Students Manage Challenging Situations


Norton & Company. But what happens when we really don’t want to be in this particular moment ? We typically want to have more experiences like these. Hearing bad news unnerves us, and we find all manner of reasons to put off calling the sick colleague. It’s important to note that there’s no advantage in seeking out unpleasant experiences and nothing wrong with enjoying, sustaining, and appreciating the pleasant ones. How can I handle my angry students?

A traditional model of organizational knowledge creation

Connecting 2 the World

Unfortunately, I still haven't figured out how to include my word graphics into blogger and since I don't have a lot of time to figure it out, it will just have to be left out of this post. This can further be linked to depth of knowledge being greater as it is internalized (Yaklief, 2010), as exhibit 2 illustrates. Competency, as discussed earlier, requires experience to understand and develop skills that become tacit knowledge. 2002). 2002).

When school districts fall into debt and can’t get out

The Hechinger Report

The district has struggled since then to pay off its construction debt. For the small, unincorporated community of 6,000 just north of Ann Arbor, the 12-year old building is a crown jewel — one that’s all the more precious given how close it came to slipping away. The public comes on weekends to swim in the competition-size pool, throw events in the recreation center and watch performances in the 700-seat theater. It’s rationed according to the severity of the need.

The Biggest Give-Away Yet - Thank You Readers and my Personal Learning Network!


scroll all the way down to enter the give-away * Many of my teacher friends often do give-aways to honor and thank their loyal readers. Last week, I had the pleasure of meeting many of my virtual friends face to face in San Diego at the International Society for Technology in Education Conference. I can''t begin to explain what an amazing experience this conference was for those who attended. I would like to reinforce the positive influence of social networking.

The 2019 Global Education Conference - Full List of 130 Sessions and 10 Keynotes!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Click here to register to attend the conference live or to have access to the conference recordings afterwards. It is designed to significantly increase opportunities for building education-related connections around the globe while supporting cultural awareness and recognition of diversity. Currently accepted regular sessions with links to their descriptions are immediately below. Go to [link] 4. There is still time to be a partner/sponsor.

Help Save PicLits - Wednesday, May 2nd

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join me Wednesday, May 2nd, for a unique community brainstorming session on PicLits.com , the "creative writing site that matches beautiful images with carefully selected keywords in order to inspire you. The object is to put the right words in the right place and the right order to capture the essence, story, and meaning of the picture." Being reluctant to take ''no'' for an answer., PicLits seems to have a lot going for it: the site averages 260,000 visitors and 1.2

Living an organized life as a teacher (with Lisa Woodruff)

The Cornerstone for Teachers

This week on the Truth for Teachers podcast: How to become an organized teacher with Organize 365’s Lisa Woodruff. I am a subscriber to her Organize 365 podcast, which I highly recommend if you enjoy learning about the mindset of organization, as well as practical tips. It’s a physical box that is mailed to your house with folders inside and comes with training videos and a course … it’s a pretty cool system. I didn’t know how else to do it.

Wednesday's "Emergency Remote Teaching & Learning" Mini-Conference - New Sessions Added

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

DATE: Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020 COST: Free REGISTRATION: To register for the mini-conference, join LearningRevolution.com. There is no cost to join, but there is a membership approval process in order to eliminate spammers. Those who are already members of LearningRevolution.com do not need to do anything. To make sure your computer or mobile is configured for Zoom, please visit zoom.us/test. We all need to commit to making them a better user experience.

Join Us in Chicago for the Fourth Annual Global Leadership Summit - March 15, 2019

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Paid registration is required [link] About the Summit The annual Global Leadership Summit, cohosted by ASCD and GlobalEd Events, will convene classroom teachers, school and district administrators, and thought leaders in a full-day interactive, engaging program that empowers educators to lead classroom, school, districts, states, and policy arenas in supporting students as change agents in their own communities and around the world. Register today to reserve your spot!

K-12 Private School Student Information System Buying Guide


What to Look for and What to Avoid Advances in software have rapidly transformed our world with modern systems designed to improve productivity and efficiency in our daily lives. Yet many private schools are still using clunky, outdated systems that lead to stress, frustration and wasted time. That’s why it’s vital for them to invest in products and services purposefully designed for private K-12 education. 5 Things to Look for When Buying an SIS 1.

Wahoo! The 2013 Global Education Conference - Still Time to Present + Plan to Attend!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

3, and Connected Educator Month in October--how are we still standing?!), but we''re raring to go now, and we hope you are, too! It is designed to significantly increase opportunities for connecting classrooms while supporting cultural awareness and recognition of diversity and educational access for all. Join us this year to hear what your colleagues have been doing this past twelve months or to hear from our great lineup of keynotes (see below!).

How one Mississippi community copes with influx of Hispanic students

The Hechinger Report

Luis Antonio Hernandez reads a story about Cinco de Mayo to students in Christy Crotwell’s first grade class at Morton Elementary School. He spends most days racing from class to class, helping out as needed. Like many schools across Mississippi, Morton is scrambling to adjust to an influx of Spanish-speaking students for which it was completely unprepared. The federal money is restricted to districts with at least 76 ELL students.