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

SecurEdge Networks Mobility Blog

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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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

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.

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.

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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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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.

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.

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).”

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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IXL Learning Acquires ABCya, Expands Game-Based Learning Offerings

techlearning

Since 2004, ABCya has provided students from pre-K to 5th grade with access to hundreds of educational games and apps. Today, IXL Learning , the K-12 personalized learning platform, announced it has acquired ABCya , the creator of more than 400 educational computer games and apps for kids.

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).

Will half of all colleges really close in the next decade?

The Christensen Institute

From 2004–2014, “Closures among four-year public and private not-for-profit colleges averaged five per year from 2004-14, while mergers averaged two to three,” according to Moody’s.

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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EdTech Pioneer Flocabulary Taps Seasoned Leader

techlearning

Founded in 2004, Flocabulary began as a revolutionary SAT prep platform that taught vocabulary through rap lyrics. Flocabulary , a learning platform that brings the K-12 curriculum to life through its standards-aligned hip-hop videos, today announced the appointment of Din Heiman as president.

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.,

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.

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.

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).

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!”

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.

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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Lisa Johnston Named Content Director Of TWICE

techlearning

Johnston first joined TWICE as a copy editor in 2004. Lisa Johnston was named content director of TWICE, the leading source of consumer technology business news and problem-solving insights, TWICE owner NewBay announced. NewBay was recently acquired by Future plc.

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.

Survey: Profs, Kids and Employers Think HS Grads are Unprepared

K-12 Schools - Education News

In 2004, only 28% of college instructors said that schools were adequately preparing students for what comes after high school. As for employers in 2004, 49% said schools were preparing students adequately for what they would need for work, compared to just 29% of employers in 2015.

Six Thinking Hats

EdSense

A very popular known application of the Six Thinking Hats was during the 2004 tsunami in Sri Lanka. So many times, we have heard this from our teachers or parents - "Put on your thinking cap!". But how do we actually put on a thinking cap and solve a problem in front of us?

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Mobile gives the edge

Learning with 'e's

We need to be aware though, that clashes between authority and individual usage of disruptive technology is problematic, and as Agar (2004) pointed out, their are fierce tensions between centralised power and the democracy afforded by mobile technology.

Use Personalized Learning Tools to Boost Classroom Equity

EdTech Magazine

The number of states with policies in place to promote and facilitate competency-based systems has grown from just a handful in 2004 to 43 states in 2018. Use Personalized Learning Tools to Boost Classroom Equity. eli.zimmerman_9856. Thu, 09/27/2018 - 15:46.

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.

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.

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,

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.

CDI Receives Award from Microsoft for Deploying More than 1 Million OS Licenses

techlearning

The company holds ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 certifications, and processes more than one million I.T.

Bribery, Conspiracy Convictions from Failed Ohio Charter School

K-12 Schools - Education News

Academy, a charter school in Dayton, Ohio that operated from 2004 to 2010. Arise was originally established in 2004 to help drop-out and at-risk high school students in the area.

Helping Your Student with Disabilities Prepare for the Future

Digital Promise

For many, these services are provided under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 ( IDEA ). This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Summer is a busy time for high school juniors.

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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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.

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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