5 Way to Maximize Your Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today Angela Watson teaches us how to maximize our summer. If you like her ideas, take this quiz to see if her 40-hour workweek program is right for you. That is worth it to me to join!

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A Stress Free Plan for Closing Out Your Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Click the button for iTunes or Stitcher to subscribe to this show. In today’s show, Angela Watson talks about the best way to close down your classroom at the end of the school year: Why taking things down too soon can cause behavior problems.

5 Ways to Maximize Your Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Angela Watson teaches us how to maximize our summer. If you like her ideas, take this quiz to see if her 40-hour workweek program is right for you. Download the transcript here or scroll down to read it on this page. That is worth it to me to join!

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How to build an engineer: Start young

The Hechinger Report

Aliah Corona and Dakkota Ryf, both 8 in this photo, check the force it takes to move a bag of potatoes six inches using wheels during their third-grade STEAM enrichment class at Pioneer Elementary School in Quincy, Washington. You get to use a lot of your creativity more.”.

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How to take online mentoring to the bright side

The Christensen Institute

I’m delighted to announce that this August I’ll be releasing a book on a new wave of disruption in education: innovations that deepen and expand students’ access to relationships. Who You Know: Unlocking innovations that expand students’ networks (Wiley, 2018) examines dramatic shifts in the way schools are empowering students to forge new connections—and ultimately opportunities—that would otherwise be out of reach. How do you strike a balance?

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How To Make A Civics Education Stick

MindShift

How do you teach kids to be active participants in government? Or to tell the difference between real news and fake news? In their last legislative sessions, 27 states considered bills or other proposals that aim to answer these questions. To see more, visit [link

How to Introduce Engineering Principles Early to Help Inspire Interest in STEM

MindShift

A few years ago, a young female engineer named Isis Anchalee was featured on one of her company’s recruiting posters only to be subjected to a barrage of digital feedback questioning whether she was really an engineer. You get to use a lot of your creativity more.”.

6 tips for making educational travel attainable for all students

eSchool News

Setting up a structure for fundraising to support your students who want to travel is crucial regardless of their family income. The experts shared tips on planning for educational travel to make it accessible for all students. eClassroom News Funding How-to Top News

Computer literacy: The invisible skills gap?

Neo LMS

I am guilty of assuming that the younger a person is, the easier it is to teach them digital literacy. Add to that the fact that computer literacy is the #1 entry level skill that can make or break a new entrant’s chances in the job market, and the topic takes on a fresh weight and focus.

October is National Bullying Prevention Month

Ask a Tech Teacher

Any adult knows that bullying is no longer relegated to the playground or the neighborhood. Kids don’t expect that and often don’t know how to handle it. She believed her tormentors’ horrid insults, never thought she could find a way to stop them, and killed herself.

4 Ways to Cultivate Motivation in Your Students

The CoolCatTeacher

How to Become a Master at Student Motivation From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. In those circumstances, we start to wonder if we should care either. ” “They don’t want to be here.”

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Insight works with education leaders on Microsoft Server security

eSchool News

With less than one month to an end of service deadline, Insight highlights cybersecurity concerns at ISTE. On July 14, 2015, Microsoft will cease support for this operating system, and Insight is warning education leaders to not ignore critical steps to protect their sensitive data.

Tech Tip #102: Doc Saved Over? Try This

Ask a Tech Teacher

As a working technology teacher, I get hundreds of questions from parents about their home computers, how to do stuff, how to solve problems. Is there any way to retrieve the file? Tech Tip #81: I Have Office 2010; Everyone Else Has 2003–They Can’t Read My Stuff. Click to sign up for Tech Tips delivered to your email. Click to get the complete list of 98 Tech Tips.

Why Esports in Schools is a Good Thing

ViewSonic Education

Esports are here to stay. Competitive gaming has become a billion dollar business and is projected to grow exponentially. They do better in math and reading and more often aspire to higher education. 2 Students that join activities are more likely to pay attention in class.

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Go deep

Dangerously Irrelevant

It’s a hard choice, hard enough that we are tempted to avoid it, dismiss it as a false choice, or contend that it is a dilemma we can dissolve through tinkering. Maybe we don’t have to choose between covering a lot of content and focusing on a particular concept or skill.

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9 Resources for National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

Ask a Tech Teacher

She believed her tormentors’ horrid insults, never thought she could find a way to stop them, and killed herself. Wikipedia defines “cyberbullying” as: the use of information technology to repeatedly harm or harass other people in a deliberate manner. Bullied to Death.

9 Resources for National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

Ask a Tech Teacher

She believed her tormenters’ horrid insults, never thought she could find a way to stop them, and killed herself. Wikipedia defines “cyberbullying” as: the use of information technology to repeatedly harm or harass other people in a deliberate manner. Bullied to Death.

Preparing Young Students for Home Row Keyboarding: An Unplugged Approach

Ask a Tech Teacher

I’ve long been intrigued by the physical keyboards teachers and homeschoolers use to introduce keyboarding to the youngest typists. Students are digital natives, but as of yet, no child comes to class naturally able to navigate the QWERTY keyboard.

169 Tech Tip #78: Save a File so Everyone Can Read it

Ask a Tech Teacher

In these 169 tech-centric situations, you get an overview of pedagogy—the tech topics most important to your teaching—as well as practical strategies to address most classroom tech situations, how to scaffold these to learning, and where they provide the subtext to daily tech-infused education.

Childhood As ‘Resume Building’: Why Play Needs A Comeback

MindShift

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: via Apple Podcasts | via Stitcher | via NPROne | via Spotify. Back then, children played in the streets with other neighborhood kids, learning how to navigate the world by interacting with one another.

OPINION: Why every English teacher should assign Toni Morrison

The Hechinger Report

Morrison’s comments on the banality of evil continue to echo in my mind too often these days. Morrison’s fiction is often rooted in historical fact, including the bloodshed and violence that continue to mar American history. It was an unknown world to me.

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This Neuroscientist Wants to Know Your Brain On Art—and How It Improves Learning

Edsurge

Consider viral brain-based teaching trends and explorations of how the act of teaching shapes kids’ brains. But studying how the brain learns doesn’t necessarily mean memorizing proteins and brain chemistry. EdSurge: I'd like to start with a bit of history about the program.

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What Can Traditional Higher Ed Learn From Hamburger U?

Edsurge

And as they do their homework on how to set up and run their online programs, some colleges are even looking to other sectors, like the corporate trainings that big companies run for their employees online. Kidwell: Back in 2003, real estate was a crazy market.

EdSurge Article Recommends Edtech Efficacy Portfolios - Here's Ours

MIND Research Institute

Over the past several years, MIND Research Institute has been endeavoring to change the conversation around edtech evaluations. An efficacy portfolio is a collection of evidence gathered over time that captures different elements of whether and how a product is “working.” 2003).

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STUDENT VOICE: ‘If I wanted my children to finish high school and go to college, I had to model the path for them’

The Hechinger Report

My second child, Joseph, was born in 2003. As a teen mother with little to no family support, I dropped out of high school and stayed home to care for my two young children. to 2 a.m. to 5 p.m. Now, I am on track to be the first in my family to graduate from a four-year college. I was rushed to the emergency room to have a blood transfusion and an emergency dilation and curettage procedure.

For safer schools, we need more hugs, not more guns

The Hechinger Report

“In less than 18 years, we have already seen more deaths related to school shootings than in the whole 20th century,” said Antonis Katsiyannis, Clemson University researcher and the lead author of a 2018 study on school shootings. Schools that choose to focus on these pillars reap the rewards.

Using Google Tools to Personalize Learning #GoogleEduOnAir

Learning With Lucie

Yesterday I had the absolute privilege to join thousands of amazing educators learning and sharing their learning as part of the Google for Education on Air Event - If Takes A Teacher. Feel free to subscribe to this blog if you want to be notified of the next in the series.

Classroom prizes and grants available!

Educational Technology Guy

Project Tomorrow is celebrating Speak Up America Week 2014 this week with opportunities for schools and classrooms to win prizes and grants by participating in this year''s Speak Up surveys. More than 340,000 students, educators and parents have “spoken” so far as part of this year’s Speak Up surveys about how they use – and how they would like to use – technology for learning. View the “Are you Speaking Up” state participant map to see where your state falls.

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How Schools Can Bridge Mental Health Care Gaps with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Tools

MindShift

School counselors, along with school social workers, may be children’s only access to some form of mental health care, since it’s estimated that only 20 percent of children with mental or behavioral disorders receive help from a mental health care provider. percent in 2003 to 8.4

In this New Hampshire high school, internships shape the future of learning

The Hechinger Report

Now he listened intently as Flagg taught him how to use a circle to calculate the angle of a filtration part, which was then going to be manufactured on site. Abby, a former Montessori Schoolhouse student herself, says she hopes to run her own nursery school one day.

A Mississippi father and retired soldier breaks stereotypes about black dads

The Hechinger Report

1st Class Steve Collins opens every third set of doors in the carpool line at McLeod Elementary School; the two other volunteers to his right get the first and second cars. This system of staggering the cars to help the flow of traffic is a good one, Collins says. He reads to children.

An upscale Florida auction yields millions for local preschool programs

The Hechinger Report

The academy is able to provide smart boards due to funding from the Naples Winter Wine Festival. Though the two scenes last January appear to be worlds apart, they share a unique connection that spans nearly two decades. million from the foundation since 2003.

One reason so many kids in Mississippi fail reading tests?

The Hechinger Report

Fifteen percent of Mississippi children didn’t pass the state’s reading test by third grade, and a new report examines one reason why that may be: Many of the state’s early grade teachers don’t know enough about teaching kids how to read. Children at a child care center in Mississippi.

Helping Others Along – Motivation Theory and the SAMR Model

techlearning

Elbert Hubbard As a second year teacher, I remember being very excited about leading my students to participate in a project-based learning activity. I was a bit taken aback and confused how negatively it was received. It is easy for us to think “Save time, see things my way!”

Expert Tips to Make Educational Travel Attainable for All Students

edWeb.net

Setting up a structure for fundraising to support your students who want to travel is crucial regardless of their family income. The experts shared tips on planning for educational travel to make it accessible for all students.