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Using Blog Tools Since 2006

Learning With Lucie

I would have to say that my experience started in the late 90's when were first learned how to publish on the web using HTML and FTP, but in 2006 when I discovered blogging tool I quickly knew that a new digital portfolio platform had been born. In January 2006, I decided it was time to transition my portfolio/web site to a blog format. Recently I asked my graduate students to share their experience with digital portfolios.

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Digging among the Swedes

Learning with 'e's

Photo by Pin Add from Flickr I gave a paper at the EDEN conference in Vienna in June this year, and afterwards I was approached by a Swedish delegate. We talked briefly (as you do) about my research and I casually remarked that Sweden was the only Nordic country I had never visited. Pleasant chap. Nice conversation. I thought no more of it. When I got back to my office, he had send me an invitation to visit his university in Umea, to speak at their learning technology conference. In Web 2.0,

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Q&A: Using Student Data to Improve Equity and Learning Outcomes

EdTech Magazine

The district increased black student enrollment in AP classes by 600 percent back in 2006. While some K–12 districts in the nation are still experiencing low minority student enrollment in Advanced Placement classes, Westerville North High School is not among them.

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Proactive Protection: AI-Powered Gun Detection Technology

Gaggle Speaks

Secret Service’s National Threat Assessment Center (NTAC) analyzed 67 disrupted plots against K-12 schools from 2006–2018. A 2021 report from the U.S.

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[GUEST POST] WHY PERSONALIZED LEARNING IS IMPERATIVE

Education Elements

When I started writing Disrupting Class in 2006, I was stunned to learn that our school systems—not just in the United States, but throughout most of the world—were not built to optimize learning. They were built to standardize the way we teach and test and for sorting. Personalized Learning Blended Learning

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Passing Heroes and Thoughts for a New Generation

EdNews Daily

It was 2006, and I was working in the nonprofit world.

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How Family Engagement Leads to Student Success

Waterford

Journal of Educational Psychology, 2006, 98, 653-664. What is one of the proven predictors of academic achievement? Studies show that a family’s engagement has a direct positive impact on a child’s learning success.

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Empowerment Through Choice

A Principal's Reflections

Research in Organizational Behavior 27 (2006): 41–79. Agency in the classroom is about giving students more control over their learning through greater autonomy and purpose. It is driven by many factors, one of which is choice.

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This YouTube Star Says AI Will Become a Creative ‘Collaborator’ With Students

ED Surge

She even hosted a travel show back in 2006 where she jetset around the world meeting friends she had made on MySpace, a precursor to Facebook. Taryn Southern is a performer who likes to experiment with cutting-edge technologies.

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How to Get Motivated This Monday Morning

The CoolCatTeacher

She was nationally board certified in 2002 and in 2006 was Mauldin High School’s Teacher of the Year and a Greenville County School District Teacher of the Year Top 10 Finalist. Pat Hensley on episode 481 of the 10-minute teacher Preventing burnout, finding the right colleagues, communication, the struggle with perfection… these topics are just some of the encouragements that 30-year special education teacher-turned-college-professor Pat Hensley has for teachers everywhere.

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What Are Hyflex Classes? The Evolution of Higher Education

Neo LMS

In fact, hyflex classes were originally developed in 2006. He shared the concept in 2006 and laid out four principles for every hyflex class. The concept of hyflex classes gained popularity as pandemic lockdowns started to ease.

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The Changing Roles of Teachers: What Research Indicates. Part II of II

Battelle for Kids

Scaffolding provides the incentive for students to take a more active and participative role in their own learning (Hmelo-Silver, Duncan, & Chinn, 2006). Volume 2, Issue 13, Number 3. Driving Question: How Do Changing Times Impact the Description of Teacher Effectiveness? In Part I, the authors identified the frist three attributes identified through their research. In today's post they continue with attributes 4 and 5. (4)

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Happy 12th birthday, Dangerously Irrelevant!

Dangerously Irrelevant

I’ve been at this since 2006 and every time I write here my heart sings (2,218 posts and counting!). Today is this blog’s 12th birthday. But… lately I’ve been quiet in this space. There are many excuses that I could make – and there are inevitable ebbs and flows in the blogging work – but basically I just need to kick myself in the butt and make this a higher priority. So hopefully that will occur in the near future. ??.

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20 Classroom Management Strategies and Techniques [+ Downloadable List]

Prodigy

Unfortunately, 2006 research […]. Paper airplanes fly across the room. Students race between desks. You can’t get a word in, as they yell over you. It doesn’t have to be this dramatic, like a movie scene you’d watch in a media literacy lesson, but poor classroom management will almost assuredly elevate your stress and burnout rates. The post 20 Classroom Management Strategies and Techniques [+ Downloadable List] appeared first on Prodigy Blog.

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2020 Vision (revisited)

Dangerously Irrelevant

Since it’s now 2020, I thought it would be fun to revisit Karl Fisch’s video from 2006, titled 2020 Vision. It was fascinating to see some of Karl’s projections from 2006. Today we also see greater skepticism toward Google than many of us had back in 2006.

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How Disruptive Will ChatGPT Be?

Catlin Tucker

However, for many students, homework creates serious equity concerns (Kohn, 2006). Education circles are buzzing with the implications of ChatGPT, a chatbot developed by OpenAI. This AI technology specializes in dialogue and generates original responses to questions in moments.

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Classroom Travels with Twitter: An Evolution

Ask a Tech Teacher

I began using Twitter in my classroom soon after its introduction in 2006.

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How to Design the Classroom for Effective Education with Michael Cohen

The CoolCatTeacher

I’ve been collaborating globally since 2006 and have seen the power it has to help children be more accepting of people different from themselves. Michael Cohen aka the Tech Rabbi on episode 448 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Michael Cohen, aka the Tech Rabbi, and author of Education by Design talks about classroom design. We should design the classroom environment for learning.

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How Awesome Is the Google Teacher Academy?

CUE

EDITOR’S NOTE: Google just announced an unprecedented number of Google Teacher Academies during 2014 and have reached out to CUE to assist, as we have done since the inception of the program in 2006. Applications will open soon. By CUE Member David Theriault The number one question everyone asked me when I got back to […]. The post How Awesome Is the Google Teacher Academy? appeared first on OnCUE. Google Certified Teacher

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What Educators Need to Know Right Now About Digital Citizenship

The CoolCatTeacher

Having co-authored the US’s first parents’ guide to teen social networking, published in 2006, she has also contributed to a number of books and publications, most recently Bullying: Perspectives, Practice and Insights (Council of Europe, 2017).

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How to Teach Bravery

The CoolCatTeacher

Michelle Cottrell-Williams – Bio As submitted Michelle Cottrell-Williams @ WakeHistory has taught in the Social Studies Department at Wakefield High School in Arlington, VA since 2006.

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Sharing is Caring – Reflections of a Connected PE Teacher

Teacher Tech

Blog Post – Sharing is Caring By Guest Blogger Victor Kass When I broke into the teaching ranks in 2006, I never imagined how important sharing is within our profession. As a newbie, I figured I would be constructing most of my lessons and assessments from scratch and, as a result, the first few years would […]. Blog Entries Twitter

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5 Ways Online Learning Can Open Doors For All Students

EdNews Daily

In 2006, I became the first Dean of the College of Education at SEU and served in that capacity until 2012. In 2006, he was named the Florida Teacher of the Year, an honor that put him in the national competition with the top teachers from every state. He was eventually honored as one of four national finalists for the 2006 National Teacher of the Year. According to Babson Survey Research Group , the number of students registered in online courses grew to 5.8

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Spaced repetition is the secret to overcoming learning loss

eSchool News

In 2006, I lived and worked in Panama and so it became a priority to learn Spanish. Just as “turnt,” “on fleek,” and “adulting” have become trending words in pop culture, so too has “spaced repetition” become a buzzword in education. Some educators are obsessed with it.

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5 Ways to Create Relevant Cultures of Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Utility value is purely academic and emphasizes the importance that content has for the students’ future goals — both short-term and long-term goals (Ormrod, 2006). 2006). Education can seem like a balancing act between what we as adults feel is essential and what interests our learners. The struggle is real as the former is sometimes emphasized as a result of a school or district’s focus.

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Empatico: A Breakthrough Way to Promote Empathy (And It’s Free)

The CoolCatTeacher

I’ve been collaborating globally since 2006 and have created more than 30 global collaborative projects in that time, co-winning the ISTE Online learning award with that first project in 2006. From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Empatico is a free platform, targeted to students aged 7-11, that helps classrooms connect in powerful ways.

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Much ado about NAEP

Dangerously Irrelevant

Yet, if students in other nations took the NAEP, only about one-third of them would also score Proficient—even in the nations scoring highest on international reading comparisons (Rothstein, Jacobsen, & Wilder, 2006).

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How Young Is Too Young to Learn to Read?

Waterford

Investor in People Department for Education and Skills, March 2006, pp. The key to lasting success in school is teaching academic skills as soon as a child is ready to learn. But how do we know when they’re ready? Is it ever too early to instill a love of reading ?

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Reclaiming Your Calling #MotivationMonday with Brad Gustafson

The CoolCatTeacher

I’ve been collaborating globally since 2006 and have seen the power it has to help children be more accepting of people different from themselves. From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Principal Brad Gustafson, author of Reclaiming Our Calling: Hold on to the Heart, Mind, and Hope of Education , inspires us to find our reason for teaching and being an educator again.

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10 Essential Online Learning Best Practices – Free Webinar

The CoolCatTeacher

I also know that that I too have a lot to learn, even though I’ve been teaching online since 2006 and have collaborated globally for years.

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National Bullying Prevention Month–October

Ask a Tech Teacher

In October 2006, thirteen-year-old Megan Meier hung herself in her bedroom closet after suffering months of cyberbullying. October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Bullying is no longer relegated to the playground or the neighborhood. It now regularly happens in the cyberworld.

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Full

Dangerously Irrelevant

I started to blog back in 2006 because I was desperate to find ‘my people’: folks who cared about the same things that I did and who were trying to dramatically change things for P-12 students and educators. Some faculty members are like race horses out of the gate.

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Giving Grace While Modelling Change

The Principal of Change

Twitter existed in 2006, and my brother Alec was on my case about starting account years prior. So why didn’t I start in 2006? This is a short snippet from a longer podcast that I recorded titled “ 5 Ways We Can Drive Meaningful Change in Education.

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Using Hybrid and Blended Learning to Promote Student-Centered Classrooms

Waterford

September 2006, Business Review Cambridge, 5(1). As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to progress, many classrooms remain online in some capacity. Now is a particularly helpful time to consider implementing blended or hybrid learning, two strategies that allow for independent or remote learning.

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National Bullying Prevention Month

Ask a Tech Teacher

In October 2006, thirteen-year-old Megan Meier hung herself in her bedroom closet after suffering months of cyberbullying. October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Bullying is no longer relegated to the playground or the neighborhood. It now regularly happens in the cyberworld.

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Shifting Paradigms

Pair-a-dimes for Your Thoughts

After whimsically naming my blog ‘Pair-a-Dimes for Your Thoughts’ on a blog service called Elgg, and publishing my first post on March 29th, 2006 (reposted here on March 26th, 2008), it is now evident to me that I’ve fully transitioned to my Daily-Ink blog.

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How Vulnerability Can Make Your Classroom a Safer Place

The CoolCatTeacher

Michelle Cottrell-Williams @WakeHistory has taught in the Social Studies Department at Wakefield High School in Arlington, VA since 2006. A conversation with Michelle Cotrell-Williams on episode #46 of the 10-minute Teacher Show From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Michelle Cottrell-Williams @WakeHistory applies Brene Brown’s research on vulnerability to make her classroom a safer place.

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Why combining assessments and LMS technology is essential

eSchool News

While this may make some educators cringe, the reality is that test-enhanced learning, or testing as an aid to learning, has evidence of effectiveness dating back nearly 100 years ( Roediger III, McDaniel, & McDermott, 2006 ). Students who take quizzes shortly after they study show better performance on a final test relative to students who only study without taking a practice quiz, even when no feedback is given on the quiz ( Roediger III, McDaniel, & McDermott, 2006 ).

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Social-Emotional Learning Part III: Responsible Decision Making

Catlin Tucker

Mental health and rates of anxiety (Durlak, Weissberg, Dymnicki, Taylor & Schellinger, 2011; Jones, Greenberg, & Crowley, 2015; Zins & Elias, 2006).

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How to Embrace an Open Culture in Your Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Winner of the ISTE Online Learning Award 2006 and Best Talk Show Host in Education 2014 and many Best Teacher Blog awards, Vicki seeks to shine a spotlight on what works in education wherever it happens in the world. Learning and Sharing Can Spread from Teacher to Teacher with George Couros From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. As a teacher, there is nothing worse than irrelevant, impractical and (dare I say it?)

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How to Use Alexa Devices in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

I’ve been collaborating globally since 2006 and have seen the power it has to help children be more accepting of people different from themselves. Brian S. Friedlander talks about Amazon Alexa on Episode 447 of the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Dr. Brian S. Friedlander talks about the Amazon Alexa devices and why so many teachers are excited about them. Today’s sponsor: Empatico.

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4 Strategies Designed to Drive Metacognitive Thinking

Catlin Tucker

More formally, “metacognition was originally referred to as the knowledge about and the regulation of one’s cognitive activities in learning processes” (Veenman, Van Hout-Wolters, & Afflerbach, 2006, p.3). Metacognition is defined as thinking about one’s thinking or learning.

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How to Turn off Blue Light on Your iPhone/ Ipad at Night

The CoolCatTeacher

” We’ve known this since 2006 , This Psychology Today article can help explain why your teenager may be awake ALL NIGHT. Keep Your Phone from Waking You Up From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Not sleeping? You might need to turn off blue light on your phone. This week, I was interviewing John Medina, author of Brain Rules, for a future episode of Every Classroom Matters.

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