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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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.

Why is My Wireless VoIP or Video Conferencing a Terrible Experience?

SecurEdge

Commercial Voice over IP (VoIP) is nothing new, tracing its roots back to 2004. And VoIP’s underlying packet voice and packet network interconnection technology dates back to the early 1970s when IEEE published a related research paper. Wi-Fi as a Service Wi-Fi Performance

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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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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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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.

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

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.

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.

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).

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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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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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.

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] 1] Teaching young students with autism communication skills and learning strategies makes it all the more likely that they’ll reach their academic potential later on.

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.

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 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.

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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.

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.

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. Today Will Parker @williamdp has seen kindness go viral on his campus. Learn how his faculty and student council worked together to create a nurturing environment.

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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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.

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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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.

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.

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Edtech Matchmaking: One Teacher’s Strategies for Choosing Better Technology

Digital Promise

When I first started teaching in Philadelphia in 2004, teachers were lucky if they had one desktop computer in their room for students to use, and students attended weekly computer lab classes. In my nearly 15 years of teaching in Philadelphia, I have seen technology introduced into schools and classrooms in myriad ways. I have spent the last 13 of those years as a technology teacher and coordinator, and an informal technology coach, in three different schools.

What Your School Needs to Know About Trauma-Informed Practices

Waterford

Journal of Community Psychology, September 2004, 32(5), pp. Did you know that over one-half of all students will experience a traumatic event by the time they reach adulthood?[8] 8] Each year, educators teach several students who have dealt with trauma in some way. 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.

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Technology and Digital Media in the Classroom: A Guide for Educators

Waterford

Education, Communication & Information, 2004, 4(1), pp. Technology has done more to change school curriculum and practices than nearly anything else—and in such a short amount of time! While it can be hard to keep up with every trend in educational technology, the mindset you have when it comes to classroom tech matters just as much as which ones you use.

Facebook Campus: Repeating history misses the mark on students’ futures

The Christensen Institute

2004 called, it wants its algorithm back. Facebook has gone back to college. Last week, the tech giant launched a product offering students a closed, online community to meet fellow students. It’s called, appropriately enough, Facebook Campus.

The Hottest Posts Everyone's Reading

The Innovative Educator

Dec 21, 2014, 2356 Stop Making Students Do Work Dec 30, 2014, 2004 Screentime Is Good For #Students + #StuVoice Dec 14, 2014, 1980 10 Ideas for Innovative Math Instruction Mar 31, 2010, 1520 10 Guidelines for #EdTech Companies + Social Media. Here’s the roundup of what''s been popular on The Innovative Educator blog. Below you’ll see the top posts along with the number of page views. I hope there''s something that looks of interest to you. If it does, check it out.

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. 30+ ideas to improve learning with awesome classroom design From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. A well-designed classroom boosts student learning by as much as 16% (Barrett, Zhang, Davies, & Barrett 2015), but overdecorating is a distraction.

Google

EdTechTeam

An initial public offering (IPO) took place on August 19, 2004, and Google moved to its headquarters in Mountain View, California, nicknamed the Googleplex. Google LLC. Is an American multinational technology company that specializes in Internet-related services and products, which include online advertising technologies, search engine, cloud computing, software, and hardware. Google was founded in 1998 by Larry Page and Sergey Brin while they were Ph.D.

Lasting Gains from Preschool

Digital Promise

The study looked specifically at one preschool enrichment program: the Chicago School Readiness Project (CSRP), a teacher professional development and coaching intervention that ran in 35 Chicago Head Start centers in 2004 and 2005. This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Read the original version here. .

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