4 Ways to Cultivate Motivation in Your Students

The CoolCatTeacher

Larry Ferlazzo began teaching in 2003 after working as a community organizer for nearly twenty years. How to Become a Master at Student Motivation From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Student self-motivation is, perhaps, the Holy Grail of teaching.

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Preparing Young Students for Home Row Keyboarding: An Unplugged Approach

Ask a Tech Teacher

Utah State University, 2003) is an elementary educator. I’ve long been intrigued by the physical keyboards teachers and homeschoolers use to introduce keyboarding to the youngest typists. I occasionally get questions from readers about them, but never have a good answer.

A Paradigm Shift

A Principal's Reflections

It all began around 2003 when the smartphone wars started with Blackberry, but was quickly taken over by the Apple iPhone in 2007. The world continues to change as a result of technological advances.

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Game-Based Learning Gains Steam in Higher Education: Triseum Raises $1.43 Million to Transform Educational Experiences for Students

EdNews Daily

million, on the heels of their official market launch and initial game release due June 1st, 2016, raising the total investment to nearly $2 million. He worked on the 3D feature film Valiant in 2003, after which he worked on Ant Bully.

U.S. K-12 Educational Technology Policy: Historical Notes on the Federal Role

Doug Levin

FY 2003 $700,500,000. FY 2016 $0 (President Obama’s request: $200,000,000). The Effectiveness of Educational Technology: Issues and Recommendations for the National Study (Mathematica Policy Research, 2003). On November 22, 1996, U.S. Secretary of Education Richard W.

Teacher Development Research Review: Keys to Educator Success

Digital Promise

Schools that foster trust among parents, teachers, and school leaders are more likely to see academic improvement than schools that do little or fail to foster trust ( Bryk and Schneider, 2003 ). This article originally appeared on Edutopia.

New Orleans’ uphill battle for more black and homegrown teachers

The Hechinger Report

In 2003, New Orleans’ seven universities handed out 265 bachelor’s degrees in education, according to federal data. In 2015, UNO granted 48 bachelor’s degrees in education, down from 136 in 2003. Kristi Walton works with a student. Photo: Courtesy of Firstline.

At Georgia State, black students find comfort and academic success

The Hechinger Report

From 2003 to 2015, according to GSU , its graduation rate (finishing a bachelor’s degree within six years of starting) for African-American students rose from 29 to 57 percent.

Use Design Thinking to Develop Critical Skills for a Global Economy

EdTechTeacher

Since the 1960s, as computers have become cheaper, smaller, and faster, they have replaced many of the routine tasks that people had previously completed, fundamentally changing the task composition of the labor market (Autor, Levy, & Murnane, 2003). 2003).

New Markets Venture Partners Adds $30 Million, Former Gates Foundation Executive to Edtech Fund

Edsurge

New Markets has supported 43 companies since its launch in 2003; edtech startups make more than 90 percent of its deals in the past five years, Palmer adds. Investments in edtech companies in 2016 totalled $945 million, according to estimates from GSV Capital, less than half of the $2 billion tally last year. CB Insights projects 2016 funding totals to fall back to 2013 level , after three consecutive years of increase.

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Positive Behavior Supports Creating Meaningful Life Options for People with ASD

Digital Promise

An emerging research base suggests that an integration of biomedical and behavioral approaches can result in benefits beyond those achieved by using either approach alone (Carr & Blakeley-Smith, 2006; Carr & Owen-DeSchryver, 2007; Carr, Smith, Giacin, Whelan, & Pancari, 2003). 2003). This article originally appeared on the Indiana Resource Center for Autism website.

Justice Scalia, Affirmative Action, and Why Shame Is Not An Option

The Jose Vilson

In 2003, as a junior in college, a group of us drove down to Washington D.C. “That’s going to be a hard school to get into, but we’ll give it a shot.” ” By junior year, I was already upset at some of the shade I received at Xavier High School.

Many Hispanic students never have a teacher who looks like them

The Hechinger Report

students in kindergarten through 12th grade that is Hispanic increased from 19 to 25 percent between 2003 and 2013, while the black non-Hispanic population dropped from 17 to 16 percent and the white non-Hispanic population fell from 59 to 50 percent.

PBS to Present “Spotlight Education,” A Special Week of Programming Featuring Reports About America’s Students and New Models of Learning, September 12-17

EdNews Daily

Combining current-day footage, at the time of their hoped-for high school graduation, with a wealth of material shot over more than a decade, starting in 2003 when they were just entering their first year of school, the film reveals who has made it through, despite daunting obstacles.

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Using Google Tools to Personalize Learning #GoogleEduOnAir

Learning With Lucie

My 30 minute presentation during the 2016 Google Education on Air Conference was not enough time to tell the story of personalized learning, but it did give me a chance to give a shoutout to my state for being a leader in the personalized learning movement.

The Secret of Team Allocation in a Flipped-Classroom Environment

Fractus Learning

In addition, feedback from accounting graduate employers state that students need experience working within a diverse team, as they do so in practice (Howieson, 2003). 2003) ‘Accounting Practice in the New Millennium: Is Accounting Education Ready to Meet the Challenge?’

What Does Innovation Mean in Higher Education?

Edsurge

For 2016, U.S. Nature reported that from 2003 to 2012, ASU’s federally funded research portfolio increased by 162 percent, surpassing the growth at other research institutions. You can’t walk around any college campus, school district or company without hearing the word “innovation.”

Needing students, Appalachian colleges reach out to fast-growing Hispanic population

The Hechinger Report

The proportion of students in kindergarten through 12 th grade nationwide that is Hispanic has increased to 25 percent from 19 percent since 2003, while the black, non-Hispanic population has dropped to 16 percent, and the white, non-Hispanic population, to 50 percent from 59 percent.

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A Mississippi father and retired soldier breaks stereotypes about black dads

The Hechinger Report

Steve Collins, Jackson Public Schools Parent of the Year for 2016, helps McLeod Elementary School students in the carpool line. “JPS has since 2003 taken a concerted effort to engage a missing stakeholder in students’ education: fathers and men.”

College graduation rates rise, but racial gaps persist and men still out-earn women

The Hechinger Report

George Washington University graduates Serena Williams, left, and Hannah Raymond, right, struggle against a strong wind as they pose for graduations pictures near the Washington Monument, Sunday, May 15, 2016, in Washington, after their commencement ceremony on the National Mall.

What do preschool teachers need to do a better job?

The Hechinger Report

When she got her first preschool classroom in 2003 though, she said she had to write her own curriculum and figure out what her kids needed. Faced with too many choices for outfitting their classrooms, teachers at P.S. 3 in Brooklyn bought several kinds of blocks.

The Streisand Effect: What’s Your School District Reputation Worth?

Gaggle Speaks

” The origins of the term date back to 2003, when Barbra Streisand attempted to suppress photographs of her residence in Malibu, California and inadvertently drew far more public attention as a result.

4 Steps for Designing an Online Assessment for Flipped Classroom

Fractus Learning

2003). 2003) ‘Creating strategic responses to critical risks facing accounting education’, Issues in Accounting Education, 18(4), 445-462. The Process. Are you thinking about designing an online assessment for a Flipped classroom?

Truth, truthiness, triangulation and the librarian way: A news literacy toolkit for a “post-truth” world

NeverEndingSearch

And, in 2016, we would hope college students, who spend hours each day online, would look beyond a.org URL and ask who’s behind a site that presents only one side of a contentious issue. Oxford Dictionaries recently announced post-truth as its 2016 international Word of the Year. 2016).

NCLB’s legacy: As the ESSA era begins, have policymakers, educators learned from the past?

The Hechinger Report

8, 2003. In a recent report, Education Week dug deep into student proficiency rates on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) from 2003 through 2015.

One reason so many kids in Mississippi fail reading tests?

The Hechinger Report

Children at a child care center in Mississippi. Photo: Kim Palmer.

What Video Games Like Doom Teach Us About Learning, According to GBL Guru James Paul Gee

Edsurge

The Mary Lou Fulton Presidential Professor of Literacy Studies at Arizona State University has been playing video games for four hours every day since 2003, solving puzzles and battling bosses in games such as Doom, Darksiders 2 and Uncharted 4. 7, 2016. Gee: The first game I played was Adventures of the New Time Machine , in 2003. I’ve only been doing it since 2003. James Paul Gee is living many teenager’s dream. (Or Or mine, at least.)

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Is Head Start a failure?

The Hechinger Report

Reviews of the program conducted in 2016 by the Administration for Children and Families, the federal governing body for Head Start, found nothing to correct. billion spent to serve about 1 million children in the 2016 fiscal year.

How School Districts Are Shaping the Edtech They Use

eSpark

Matt Akin was a visionary early adopter of classroom technology when he deployed iPads throughout his district in 2003, long before edtech was the norm. At eSpark Learning, we want to reimagine classrooms so that they’re student-centered, allowing students to succeed in school and in life. I’m really proud of our product that we have today, shaped in large part by the school districts we’ve partnered with over the years.

The number of grandparents raising grandchildren is up, thanks in part to the opioid epidemic

The Hechinger Report

In order to serve this hidden population, the Senior Services Department in Clayton County, Georgia — where Eschman has raised her grandchildren — started the Kinship Care Program in 2003. Paula Banks, 77, has raised her 9-year-old great-granddaughter AriAnna since birth.

A Commitment to Confronting Our Bias and Privileges

Edsurge

Avenue Q parodied this concept with the song “Everyone’s a Little Bit Racist” back in 2003. In 2016, Mary Jo was named to the Forbes “30 Under 30” list in education. “We educators do the work not just in the classroom, but also with our feet and voices. We move in unison with our folks on the street.”. Jose Vilson. On July 10, New York teacher and.

Five Ways Design and Making Can Help Science Education Come Alive

MindShift

Excerpted from Making Science: Reimagining STEM Education in Middle School and Beyond by Christa Flores, published in 2016 by Constructing Modern Knowledge Press. 2003; Cornett 1986). By Christa Flores. “How do research and design relate to each other? (…) Both activities produce knowledge, but of different kinds. (…) So, on the one hand, design is not a science in its own right, but draws on technical and scientific insights as well as artistic skill and ability.

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Education Technology and the Year of Wishful Thinking

Hack Education

In 2005, Joan Didion published The Year of Magical Thinking , which chronicles her husband’s death in December 2003, shortly after their daughter had fallen into septic shock and been placed an induced coma. I mean, the Cubs did win the World Series in 2016. ” In other words, we did not suddenly enter a period of “post-truth” in 2016. The quackery in 2016 wasn’t new, in other words, but it was notable.

Undents, volvelles, and Didymus the Brazen-Gutted: notes on Ann M. Blair’s _Too Much to Know_

Bryan Alexander

This 2003 issue of the Journal of the History of Ideas offers splendid articles on this topic, including one by Blair. This is a delightful and very useful book, but only for certain groups of people.

Undergrad majors: the humanities seriously down, STEM slowly rising

Bryan Alexander

from 2012 to 2014, falling to the smallest number of degrees conferred since 2003” That’s in absolute numbers. Which majors are undergraduates preferring in American higher education these days?

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