10 great virtual field trips to check out in 2017

Ditch That Textbook

In 2004, I was about to start my first teaching job. That’s when I got introduced to the world. I went on a 10-day mission trip to Uruguay. We drove the streets of Montevideo, a world capital that reminded me a lot of life in the United States.

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My ideal 21st century classroom. What’s yours?

Ditch That Textbook

When I started teaching in 2004, there was one computer in [.]. I know. We’re already many years into the 21st Century. And I know there’s a chance that the term “21st Century” might rub you the wrong way. But we’re here, and teaching and learning look very different. At least they have the potential to. Ed Tech 21st century classroom 4 c's creative teaching global collaboration service learning student-centered instruction

How It All Turned Out: A Kindergarten Story, 13 Years Later

NPR Learning and Tech

NPR was there for 5-year-old Sam's first day of kindergarten back in 2004. His parents wondered if he was was ready. This month, as he graduated from high school, they're still asking that question. Image credit: Zak Bennett for NPR

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Are Grad Students Employees? Labor Board To Again Weigh In

NPR Learning and Tech

For decades, the National Labor Relations Board held that students were not employees, then ruled in favor of students in 2000, then reversed again in 2004 It's a labor issue familiar to regulators.

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Reflections on Why Our District Personalizes

Education Elements

In 2004, the Enlarged City School District of Middletown, New York, found itself in a whole lot of academic trouble. In Middletown, we are personalizing education, not standardizing it! We knew that we were not necessarily any different than most other high-minority/high-poverty school districts; our performance numbers of a 54% graduation rate and an even a greater percentage of students who were not proficient in either math or literacy mirrored other similar school districts.

Speaking out on Elsevier’s Article “Sharing” Policy

Sparc

The revisions mark a significant departure from Elsevier’s initial policy, established in 2004, which allowed authors to self-archive their final accepted manuscriptsEarlier today, SPARC joined with our colleagues from the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) and 22 other international organizations to raise serious objections to the latest revisions to Elsevier’s article sharing policy.

Feelings During FLOW-Related Learning

User Generated Education

Consequently, compared to less engaged peers, engaged students demonstrate more effort, experience more positive emotions and pay more attention in the classroom (Fredricks, Blumenfeld, & Paris, 2004).

Utah’s Edtech Unicorn, Pluralsight Files for Initial Public Offering

Edsurge

Founded in 2004, Pluralsight currently offers more than 6,000 online courses on a variety of technical, business and design skills—from architecture to manufacturing, game development and software engineering. The long-awaited filing finally happened. This morning, Pluralsight announced it had confidentially submitted paperwork for an initial public offering.

Pushing Learners to Think with Performance Tasks

A Principal's Reflections

The GRASPS model (Wiggins & McTighe, 2004) can greatly assist educators in the construction of quality performance tasks. 2004). Pedagogy has been at the forefront of my thinking and work as of late.

Teacher Development Research Review: Keys to Educator Success

Digital Promise

Teaching quality has been defined as “instruction that enables a wide range of students to learn” ( Darling-Hammond, 2012 ), and it is the strongest school-related factor that can improve student learning and achievement ( Hanushek, 2011 ; Nye, Konstantopoulos, and Hedges, 2004 ; Rivkin, Hanushek, and Kain, 2005 ). 2004; The Wallace Foundation, 2012 ). 2004; Alliance for Excellent Education, 2011 ). This article originally appeared on Edutopia.

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What the Perception-action Cycle Tells Us About How the Brain Learns

MIND Research Institute

Sources and Further Reading: Fuster, Joaquin (2004). Trends in Cognitive Sciences 2004 8 (4) pp.143-145. A toddler scoops up mud, loving the way it squishes between his fingers. As he brings the wet, cool clump to his lips his caretaker warns, “No! That’s gross!”

Arts-based Teaching in Elementary Schools

EdNews Daily

Rooney (2004) reports that arts-based teaching and learning at the community level improves relationships leading to better “cooperation and more creative problem solving” (p. 2004). By Kathleen J. Tate, Ph.D.

How to Resolve Entrepreneurship’s Split Personality Problem

EdNews Daily

Similarly, Mark Zuckerberg completely changed the way people interact with friends and family by launching Facebook in 2004. Entrepreneurship as a higher education discipline has something of a split personality.

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When Kindness goes Viral #Mondaymotivation

The CoolCatTeacher

He became an assistant principal in 2004 and was named the 2011 Oklahoma Assistant Principal of the Year. A conversation with Principal Will Parker in Episode 51 of the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

8 Top Tips for Highly Effective Professional Development [Link]

The CoolCatTeacher

2004 ) has shown that effective professional development includes creating classroom content, modeling techniques for teachers to use in their classrooms, and feedback on lessons ( Harris, Graham, and Adkins, 2015 ). 8 Top Tips for Highly Effective Professional Development. Vicki Davis on Edutopia. April 15, 2015. Highly effective classrooms can result from highly effective professional development. Recent research ( Butler et al.,

How Lifelong Readers Are Helping Communities Thrive

Digital Promise

Krashen 2004. It’s a well-known fact: A child who develops a love of books and reading will recognize a lifetime of benefits. 1-4, 25-26) While children who visit the library to immerse in their favorite books may not realize it at the time, they’re building the skill of thoughtful reading—the foundation of critical thinking, academic success, and, eventually, a happy and productive adult life. (1,

“Digital access may be a challenge, but it is never a limitation.” – Lea Lilibeth B. Emata, Philippines

Daily Edventures

Educational background: AB/BSEd Major in Biology; graduated in 2004. Lea Lilibeth B. Emata. Instructional Technology Specialist. Xavier University Junior High School. Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines.

First-gen students at elite colleges go from lonely and overwhelmed to empowered and provoking change

The Hechinger Report

At Penn, the university’s president, Amy Gutmann, a first gen herself, made the point, in her remarks in Irvine Auditorium, that when she became president in 2004, one in 20 students were first generation low-income, or FGLI (at Penn it’s said “figly”).

Mystery Skype Brings the World to Rural Iowa Classroom – Gina Ruffcorn, USA

Daily Edventures

So I didn’t graduate until 2004. What does a certified nursing assistant who feels she isn’t making enough of an impact in other’s lives do to change course? For Gina Ruffcorn the answer was simple: become a teacher.

How One Teacher Founded A Whole New High School

EdNews Daily

He has taught in the Ypsilanti community for the past 25 years, and has been the Lead Mentor for the Award Winning FIRST Robotics Program since 2004.

With number of student-parents up, availability of campus child care is down

The Hechinger Report

More than a quarter of college students have children , and the number of student-parents has increased by at least 30 percent since 2004, the Institute for Women’s Policy Research reports.

Shifting from Passive to Active Learning

A Principal's Reflections

2004 and McDermott et al., “ Nothing could be more absurd than an experiment in which computers are placed in a classroom where nothing else is changed. ” - Seymour Papert When it comes to improving outcomes in the digital age, efficacy matters more than ever.

10 Types of Digital Activities to Engage Teenagers

Teacher Reboot Camp

I began teaching teenagers in 2004 in Texas. “The adolescent mind is essentially a mind or moratorium, a psychosocial stage between childhood and adulthood, and between the morality learned by the child, and the ethics to be developed by the adult” ( Erikson, 1963, p. 245 ). I really enjoy teaching teenagers and supporting them in becoming strong individuals ready to conquer the world as adults when they leave my classes. Teaching teenagers is much harder today than when I was a teenager.

#BecauseofCUE

CUE

My career trajectory was forever altered when the CUE Board of Directors selected me to become Executive Director in 2004 and CUE’s first CEO ten years later.

Teachers: 3 ways technology can make learning visible, easily

eSchool News

The Apple App Store wasn’t invented until 2008, the iPhone in 2007, Google Maps in 2005, Facebook in 2004—before 1999, most laptops didn’t even have wifi. John Hattie’s meta-study, Visible Learning (2009), changed the way we think about what works in the classroom.

Goal: Inspire Them to Inspire

Teacher Reboot Camp

Bio- Maria Theologidou has been working as an EFL teacher and translator since 2004. Welcome to Cycle 6 of The 30 Goals Challenge: Inspire Forward ! . “Teaching kids to count is fine, but teaching them what counts is best.” ” – Bob Talbert.

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What if students could study what they love, at a pace that suits their needs?

The Hechinger Report

The Horizon Report, as it is known, began in 2004 and is one of the longest-running publications of its kind. “It’s Students attend classes at Brooklyn LAB school Submitted photo.

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Students With a Bigger Purpose Stay Motivated

Digital Promise

2004). Keeping students motivated is a challenge for educators and parents alike. By now you’re probably familiar with popular strategies such as grit and growth mindset , which are effective but not entirely foolproof in their abilities to enhance student motivation. For example, grit has received criticism for romanticizing hardships (1) , while growth mindset is ineffective when implemented incorrectly.

PhD market update: some progress, fewer jobs, more debt and internationalization

Bryan Alexander

Over the period 2004 to 2014, 85% of the doctorates earned by temporary visa holders were in S&E fields, compared with 66% of the doctorates earned by U.S. A new study of PhDs produced by American universities reveals some f ascinating and important developments.

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Preventing the Math Summer Slide

Digital Promise

2004). The summer slide, a loss of academic progress during the summer break between school years, has been confirmed in many research studies since an early publication by White in 1906 [1]. All too often kids arrive back at school in the fall worse off in mathematics than they finished in the spring, causing teachers to give up weeks of class time, or more, to make up for that loss.

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CDI’s Chromebook Division Reaches Milestone by Supporting more than 2,000 School and District Initiatives

techlearning

The company holds ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 certifications, and processes more than one million I.T. Chicago IL –March 26, 2018 – Chromebooks are an affordable and popular solution for schools adopting 1:1 programs.

Theories for the digital age: Connectivism

Learning with 'e's

One highly visible theory is Connectivism (Siemens, 2004). This places the onus firmly upon each student to develop their own personalised learning tools, environments, learning networks and communities within which they can ‘store their knowledge’ (Siemens, 2004).

QS World University Rankings 2018: The Global Trends

EdNews Daily

The 2018 QS World University Rankings are the largest guide to global higher education performance that QS, a London-based higher education think-tank, has produced since its inaugural edition of 2004. Jack Moran. Education Writer and Rankings Auditor. QS Quacquarelli Symonds.

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Friday 5 — 6.24.2016

Perry Hewitt

Is podcasting today following the same, inevitable trajectory as blogging back in 2004? Slack has launched Buttons to ensure you never leave, advancing the platform from a discrete messaging app to a productive work hub.

Friday 5 — 6.24.2016

Perry Hewitt

Is podcasting today following the same, inevitable trajectory as blogging back in 2004? Slack has launched Buttons to ensure you never leave, advancing the platform from a discrete messaging app to a productive work hub.

The Pros and Cons of Freelancing

techlearning

Having been a freelancer since 2004, I thought I'd share my views on the matter. Having said that, 2018 is very different from 2004 in terms of the options available. There comes a point in some teachers' careers when they consider going freelance.

Oprah-fy Your PD

CUE

In 2004, Oprah Winfrey created one of TV Guide’s 100 Biggest Moments in Television when she infamously gave away cars to her entire studio audience.

Incentives 101: Higher ed’s “financially responsible” mess

The Christensen Institute

Since 2004 there has been a 10% increase in per-student campus operations and maintenance costs at public institutions, and per-student interest costs have gone up by over 60%—despite interest rates being half of what they were. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently released a report showing that the Department of Education’s primary financial health test failed to predict 60% of last year’s school closures in higher education. What’s behind this profound disconnect?

Epic Effective Classroom Decoration and Design Resources

The CoolCatTeacher

link] [PDF] High Performance Learning Spaces – a paper shared by Stanford University in 2004 about their research into creating spaces where high performance learning happens.

Using Google Tools to Personalize Learning #GoogleEduOnAir

Learning With Lucie

Gmail was introduced in 2004 and Google Docs in 2008) I feel very fortunate to have been in some of those early conversations with Vermont educators like Lauren Parren and David Gibson who were leading the way creating tools for personalized learning. (“The