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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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.

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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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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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.

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).

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.

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

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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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.

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]

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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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.

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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Culturally Responsive Teaching: Tips and Strategies for Educators

Waterford

Urban Education, 2004, 39(3), pp. Classrooms in the United States are more diverse—culturally and linguistically—than ever before.[15] 15] Yet schools are often structured to exclude students from marginalized communities.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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!

Pluralsight, Vista Equity Partners Agree to $3.5 Billion Acquisition Deal

Edsurge

The Utah-based company was founded in 2004 to compete against the likes of Lynda and other online education companies focused on serving technology and business professionals.