How to Boost Family Involvement through Parent-Teacher Conferences

Waterford

It’s easy to let the conference season catch us by surprise, but did you know that parent-teacher conferences are one of the best ways to boost parent engagement? A parent-teacher conference gives you a chance to discuss a student’s progress in-depth with families.

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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5 Ways to Empower Girls

The CoolCatTeacher

Listen to Lynn Colón talk about empowering girls Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here. Subscribe to the Show Get Credit! Some schools, districts, and organizations allow credit for listening to podcasts.

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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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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

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 Transform Teaching with Tablets – From Tom Daccord & Justin Reich

EdTechTeacher

Over the past century, radio, television, video cassette recorders, desktop computers, laptop computers, handheld devices, tablets, and cell phones have all been heralded as potentially transformative classroom tools (Cuban, 1986, 2003). With every generation of computing technology, a small group of educators has been able to use new tools in transformative ways, but on the whole, classroom practices have proven stubbornly resistant to change.

With Senior Year In Disarray, Teens And Young Adults Feel Lost. Here’s How To Help

MindShift

says her school has many traditions leading up to graduation. One of the most eagerly anticipated events is “Grad Bash,” a rite of passage when all graduating seniors head off to Disney World. “It’s something we’ve looked forward to since we were freshmen,” says Smith. She says they’re “mourning the loss of important developmental milestones they were supposed to be doing at this time in their lives.”

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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.”.

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.

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.

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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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.

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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What Your School Needs to Know About Trauma-Informed Practices

Waterford

You may not know which children in a classroom have experienced trauma, but the way your school reacts to and supports these students can have lasting consequences. For this reason, it’s important to treat every child with compassion and consider the roots of their actions.

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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.

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.

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.

What’s the Link Between a School’s Budget and Efficacy? Stanford University Challenges Prevailing Beliefs

Waterford

Stanford University recently published a study based on over 300 million test scores across 11,000 different school districts in grades three to eight—the largest directory of student test scores that has ever been published. These two districts were not the only ones to see this effect.

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Are History Textbooks Worth Using Anymore? Maybe Not, Some Teachers Say

Edsurge

This is especially true of history texts, which attempt to distill complex and contrasting events into simple, linear narratives, often at the expense of nuance and unpleasant truths. Yet despite these limitations, textbooks are still the most popular way to teach and learn history.

Virtual School Tips and Recommendations

The Thinking Stick

NCCE (Northwest Council For Computer Education) being our regional ISTE sponsored conference with somewhere around 1500 participants coming together each year to share and learn. Each one of these experiences was drastically different due to the technology that was available at the time.

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#FactFriday: Mississippi students made exceptional gains in reading and math on the 2019 NAEP

ExcelinEd

In fact, Mississippi fourth graders ranked 29th in Reading and 23rd in Math on the 2019 NAEP—up from 48th and 49th, respectively, in 2003! Find out why millions of kids can’t read and how states can fix America’s reading problem on Excel in Ed’s blog!

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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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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Students Today Are Learning All The Time. Can Schools Keep Up?

Edsurge

Not so long ago, students did most of their learning at school, and maybe while doing homework or during trips to the museum. Now, learning—like the internet—is everywhere thanks to the ubiquity of smartphones and chromebooks. I want them to be good discriminators of information.”

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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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Counseling kids during the coronavirus: A tough job made even tougher

The Hechinger Report

A year into leading the March for Our Lives rallies in Arizona, where calls for stronger gun control fell mostly on deaf ears, Induja Kumar, 17, and her fellow student organizers decided to try something different. A lot of us became desensitized to really horrible things.

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