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. We walked through centuries-old Colonia del Sacramento, [.]. Ed Tech edtech educational technology global connections global education skype skype in the classroom virtual field trips

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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

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Boost Morale with These Simple Strategies

A Principal's Reflections

2004). 2004), "Making workplace fun more functional", Industrial and Commercial Training, Vol. Morale can best be defined as the confidence, enthusiasm, and discipline of a person or group at a particular time.

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.

Teachers Use Podcasts to Teach Writing & Reading

CUE

Although “audio blogging” has been around since the 1980s, podcasting – as we know it today – didn’t gain popularity and traction until 2004 when broadband internet and audio playback devices become more readily available to consumers.

15+ Websites to Teach Financial Literacy

Ask a Tech Teacher

Financial Literacy Month is recognized annually in Canada in November, [1] and National Financial Literacy Month was recognized in the United States in April 2004, [2] in an effort to highlight the importance of financial literacy and teach citizens how to establish and maintain healthy financial habits.

Vision Boards: Start the Year with a Visual Goal Setting Exercise

Catlin Tucker

When you articulate the “why” or value of a vision board for your students, explain that the mental practice of visualizing has been shown to positively impact motivation, confidence, and physical ability (Ranganathan, Siemionow, Liu, Sahgal & Yue , 2004 ).

Why most schools won’t ‘reinvent’ themselves after the pandemic

Dangerously Irrelevant

2004). A number of folks have been eagerly encouraging schools to ‘reinvent’ themselves after the pandemic. Here is a smattering of such articles: A time for disruptive innovation in education. COVID-19 as a catalyst for educational change.

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Why teach digital writing to students in 2022?

eSchool News

2004 seems so far away now, but it was the year when the US National Commission of Writing published a report revealing the importance of writing skills for getting a job and building a career. The internet has changed writing forever.

10 Great Tools for Creating High-Quality Educational Podcasts

EmergingEdTech

In 2004, Ben Hammersley was the first person to use the word podcasting in an article for the Guardian. Have you Ever Considered Implementing Podcasts as a Part of in Your Teaching Methods? He used. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!]. Free Tools & Resources Mobile Learning Resources Podcasting, Vodcasting, & Video Hosting Presentation tools podcasting teachers teachers podcast

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The Problem With Zeros

A Principal's Reflections

This not only reflects grading as punishment but also creates a hole that students cannot dig out of (Guskey, 2000; Reeves, 2004; Reeves, 2008; O'Conner and Wormeli, 2011). 2004). The dreaded zero. For many students, this number elicits a certain amount of fear and anxiety that all assignments are turned in on time. I, for one, felt this way and made sure that everything was turned in when it was due.

Keeping Pace Report 2015

CUE

Since 2004 it has examined the status and provided an overview of the policies, practices, and trends of online education across the country. Keeping Pace 2015 report is now available online The Keeping Pace report was developed as an important guiding document for schools around the world. CUE CEO Mike Lawrence, as well as CUE […]. The post Keeping Pace Report 2015 appeared first on OnCUE.

PROOF POINTS: Debunking the myth that teachers stop improving after five years

The Hechinger Report

In a 2004 paper, economist Jonah Rockoff, now at Columbia Business School, tracked how teachers improved over their careers and noticed that teachers were getting better at their jobs by leaps and bounds at first, as measured by their ability to raise their students’ achievement test scores.

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Some teachers get frustrated trying to reach kids. This teacher has the answer.

The CoolCatTeacher

Teachers who experience close relationships with students reported that their students were less likely to avoid school, appeared more self-directed, more cooperative and more engaged in learning (Birch & Ladd, 1997; Decker, Dona, & Christenson, 2007; Klem & Connell, 2004).” ECM 154: How 30-Year-Teacher James Sturtevant figured out how to relate to most students. Kids don’t get teachers. Teachers don’t get kids. Times change. Life can be hard for some kids.

Understanding, Teaching, and Reaching Digital Native Students—and Digital Native Caregivers

Waterford

Education, Communication & Information, 2004, 4(1), pp. Over the past couple of decades, teachers have seen a new generation of students: those who have never known a world without the Internet. Many of them grew up immersed in a digital world. They are the digital natives.

15 Activities, Teaching Strategies, and Resources for Teaching Children with Autism

Waterford

The Bureau for At-Risk Youth, 2004.[3]. The Bureau for At-Risk Youth, 2004.[5]. Because approximately 1 in 59 students are diagnosed with autism, learning how to help students with this disorder in the classroom is so important.[1]

Why Video Works for Teacher Improvement and Reflection, According to the Research

Edthena

Several studies showed that teachers build vital professional knowledge and skills when watching and discussing instructional videos with colleagues (Little, 2012; Sherin & Han, 2004). Sherin & Han, 2004.

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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.,

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How to Transition from Summer Break to the First Days of School

Waterford

Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2004, 40(3), pp. The first day of school is right around the corner! Creating a positive classroom experience for your students can shape the rest of their academic year. By preparing in advance, you can help your students return to school excited and ready to learn.

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Courageous Conversations: Let’s Talk about Fighting Racism

The CoolCatTeacher

Dr. Dozier received her Associate of Science in Nursing in 1995 from Darton State College, Bachelor of Science from Georgia Southwestern State University (2004), Master’s from Albany State University (2012), and Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction from Valdosta State University (2018).

Predictive analytics are key to keeping our kids in school

eSchool News

Teachers are responsible for anywhere between 21 and 27 students per class and demand for after-school programs, particularly in low-income areas, has been rising since 2004. High school graduation rates have reached record highs in recent years. Yet, one matter remains clear: there’s still a lot of work to be done. More than 1.2

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IXL to Acquire Australian Digital Instructional Provider, 3P Learning, for $135 Million

Edsurge

Founded in 2004, 3P Learning offers a suite of supplemental digital content for math, literacy and science subjects. IXL Learning , a San Mateo, Calif.-based

Lockhart Ed Tech

eSchool News

David Lockhart started teaching high school history in 2004. He had to find that thing that made his lessons stand out, and he saw it with technology. For the last four years, he has been an instructional technologist who coaches, trains, and speaks full time.

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5 steps to ensure accessibility

eSchool News

While the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) was last reauthorized in 2004, with amendments in 2015, and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) updated back in 2008, the demand for accessibility and equality in education continues to grow.

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. Decades of solid research have laid the foundation for current studies that bring to light how we can improve teaching, learning, and leadership.

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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Arts-based Teaching in Elementary Schools

EdNews Daily

Rooney (2004) explains there are whole-school arts-based models where arts instruction is increased or interdisciplinary approaches are used school-wide and involve community partners and artists; and classroom-level models tend to include an artist in residence who works with a teacher to “plan and implement art or arts-based lessons” (p. 2004). By Kathleen J. Tate, Ph.D. Professor and Program Director of Teaching, School of Education, American Public University.

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). Watch children, youth, and even adults when they are immersed in learning something of interest of them, and you will see often complete engagement and personal joy.

KidWind Supports New Children’s Book Featuring Women in Energy

eSchool News

Since 2004, KidWind has held more than 800 training events for more than 50,000 teachers all over the world. (Saint Paul, Minn.)

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How Educators Can Build Student Agency and Help Students Advocate for Themselves

Digital Promise

2004). As a first year teacher, I struggled to figure out how I could best meet the needs of my students. It was quickly apparent to me that each student had unique strengths and weaknesses, and I made it my mission to figure them out. I learned that not only did I need to understand their uniqueness, but I also needed to work with them to build their capacity to advocate for themselves. One of my students, Nic, made this patently clear to me.

Social-Emotional Learning Part IV: Relationship Skills

Catlin Tucker

The previous posts in this social-emotional learning series focused on self-awareness , self-management , and responsible decision-making. These skills fall under the umbrella of intrapersonal skills. Intrapersonal skills are cultivated inside a person.

Fostering a STEM Mindset through Spatial-Temporal Reasoning

MIND Research Institute

2004), and referenced as a tool to understand DNA structure (Bodner & Shaw, 2004). The jobs of the future are in STEM. Just think of the most innovative companies in the world. Many are powered by scientists, technologists, engineers, and mathematicians.

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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. Our newest goal for 2015 is from Maria Theologidou from Greece ! Goal: Inspire them to inspire.

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STUDENT VOICE: Here’s how to make history come alive: Watch movies in class

The Hechinger Report

The film “ The Impossible ” showed me the devastating consequences of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami in Southeast Asia. Movies have taught me so much about the history of the United States and the world.

Singapore’s first Applied Games & VR Specialist Programme

Playware Studios

NTUC LearningHub was corporatized in 2004 with the vision of transforming the lifelong employability of working people. The Metaverse is refers to the multiple immersive and interactive virtual, augmented, and mixed realities that surround us today.

Powerful Learning is Personal and Accessible

Digital Promise

2004). In this series we explore Powerful Learning, a set of principles to guide educators designing learning experiences that engage the hearts and minds of learners, and incorporate technology in ways that contribute to closing the digital learning gap. In this first post, we explore how Powerful Learning is personal and accessible, share research that grounds these two principles, and provide resources to support your own learning and teaching practices.

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. Its roots are in practical instruction and business school curriculum operating as a trade or vocational school, supplying students with skills necessary to manage firms. In the world of entrepreneurship, this roughly equates to How to Start a Business 101.

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KidWind Offers Virtual Workshops on Renewable Energy Education

eSchool News

Since 2004, KidWind has held more than 800 training events for more than 50,000 teachers all over the world. The KidWind Project, the international leader in clean energy education, has launched an additional round of virtual workshops for this spring.

KidWind Virtual Workshops Available for Educators

eSchool News

Since 2004, KidWind has held more than 800 training events for more than 50,000 teachers all over the world.

5 Ways to Get the Most Out of #iste17

The CoolCatTeacher

Since 2004 he has been an independent ed tech consultant, writer, trainer, and speaker. A conversation with Terry Freedman in episode 104 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Terry Freedman @terryfreedman author of Education Conferences: Teachers’ Guide to Getting the Most out of Education Conferences talks about how to get the most out of ISTE 2017 or any conference you attend. Listen Now.