The 2016 Student Technology Conference

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Applause from me to the lovely organizers of the 2016 Student Technology Conference. ” The 2016 Student Technology Conference is open to students in grades 6 through 12 as well as college students.

4 Guidelines for Early Learners Using Technology

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez These best practices from the Department of Education will help educators seamlessly integrate tech in the classroom. Classroom Curriculum Digital Content

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Simple Guidelines for Speaking at Conferences


Academics ought to be great at public speaking, or at the very least pretty comfortable with it, but it doesn’t often seem that way.

Guidelines for Setting Up a Facebook Page for Your School

The Innovative Educator

Visit Select: Company, Organization, Institution Category: Education Email: Use the NYC DOE email (or other professional email) that you have set up for your school, institution, or program.

Five Critical Guidelines for Data Privacy Across School Districts

Discussing CoSN’s Five Critical Guidelines for Ensuring Data Privacy in Your Use of Technology, the speakers told attendees that when it comes to data privacy, the word “done” isn’t in their vocabulary. Five Critical Guidelines .

Chicago Schools Update Guidelines for Transgender Students

K-12 Schools - Education News

Updated guidelines for Chicago Public Schools have been announced, including a statement concerning transgender and gender nonconforming students. The guidelines informed these students that they would be allowed to use the restrooms and locker rooms that correspond to their gender identities.

How Do We Integrate STEM Across Subjects?


STEM Across Curriculum STEM By Design anne jolly ethics history Mobile Area Education Foundation pyramids schoolwide STEM social studies STEM guidelines subject areasSome schools are putting all subjects under the STEM umbrella. Can they be true to STEM's engineering focus?

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10 Ways to Use Twitter in Class

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Before unpacking Twitter in your classroom, here are a few guidelines: Clear its use with your administration.

College Board Revises AP US History Guidelines After Controversy

K-12 Schools - Education News

After controversy over the guidelines for the Advanced Placement United States History curriculum, a new, “more-balanced” take on the past was released last week that will go into effect immediately.

169 Tech Tip #151: 8 Popular Year-long Assessments

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Teach students the correct way to keyboard (posture, habits, hand position–that sort; there are general guidelines in the inset and detailed information in this keyboarding curriculum ).

What’s next in ed-tech? These 18 trends

eSchool News

The 2016 Report is made possible by Share Fair Nation at ). While the 2016 Horizon Report identifies what leading experts see as key trends, the most important conversation to have is to see if any of those trends relate to challenges in your community.

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10 Surefire Ideas to Remove Writing Roadblocks


Articles Writing audience brevity demonstration format guidelines Regie Routman stories writingLiteracy expert Regie Routman takes teachers for a ride and demonstrates how to avoid roadblocks that make writing less than doable, effective and gratifying. The destination?

How to Blend DoK into Lesson Plans without a Comprehensive Rewrite

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With that in mind, here are seven steps to transform your current lesson plan into one aligned with DoK guidelines: Definitely, notice which standards your lessons meet, be it CCSS, IB, or your state standards, but also evaluate where it falls in the four levels of Depth of Knowledge.

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Merging Classrooms: How I Shared My Students with a Class in Egypt

The CoolCatTeacher

What are some guidelines for facilitating global competency and awareness? Every Classroom Matters episode 214 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Talking about ISIS and Arab Spring online with kids from the US and Egypt.

Inspiration Stations: A Creative Spin on the Station Rotation

Catlin Tucker

Instead of designing academic tasks to be completed in each station, I designed creative tasks with very loose guidelines. This year, I’ve focused on using the Station Rotation Model to: create smaller learning communities within our larger class.

The Gift of Failure Can Lead to Success


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5 Tools To Make Your Website Faster (and Better)

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YSlow is a browser plugin that provides a series of tests that looks at different aspects of a website based on Yahoo’s guidelines for web developers. Tips and Tricks for Educators Establishing a Personal Brand From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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Some Resources for Summer Rejuvenation


Once refreshed and centered, co-teachers can look ahead to the new school year by tapping into UDL guidelines and planning tools & templates. Elizabeth Stein offers resources to support the rejuvenation educators need to enjoy, learn, grow, and relax this summer.

10 Tech Tools for Your Math Class

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There are a whole bunch of guidelines that Alice has taken the time to put together so please go check them out at the link posted above. Math teachers: This is for you.

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Mysimpleshow–Online Video Creator for Educators

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The tool provides clear guidelines in each of their many storyline templates, and the Explainer Engine technology automatically suggests images for the most important text, which are called keywords. Below are just a few storyline templates: Once a storyline is selected, entering text is simple due to the structural guidelines provided. I love hearing from colleagues about tools they discover that make a difference in their classroom.

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Five Things That Helped Us Survive Summer 2016


You don’t have to be Stephen Merrit to know that summer is coming to a close , so it’s about time for us to tell you about five things that helped us survive summer.

Guest Post: Mysimpleshow, The Free Video Creation Tool for Educators and E-Learning.


If choosing the latter, Mysimpleshow’s clear structural guidelines in each of its many storyline templates range in subject areas, so all teachers can utilize the tool. Educators looking for a new online teaching and learning tool – we found it! It’s called Mysimpleshow , and it’s free.

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11 Tips for Engaging Parents

Teacher Reboot Camp

Every school needs a social media plan and guidelines. “At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child’s success is the positive involvement of parents.” – Jane D. One of the best survival lessons I learned as a teacher was to engage parents. This past week at the ISTE conference, I shared my tips and resources for engaging parents. Take this summer to create a plan for communicating with parents better.

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Why Social Media Education Is Needed In Schools

User Generated Education

Social media is an intimate part of a large majority of tweens’ and teens’ lives.

Bring Your Textbook to Life! 18 Ideas

Teacher Reboot Camp

Give guidelines, rubrics, checklists, and examples on what students need to complete their task. #5 “Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.” ” – John Locke. Your textbook is just another tool in your teacher’s instructional kit. The problem is that for many of us it becomes a crutch when we first begin lesson planning. The textbook can be very useful for planning curriculums and lessons.

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Why is the Supreme Court So Important — and How to Explain That to Students

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These guidelines are not without controversy but are critical to a healthy, democratic environment. When you think of the Supreme Court, you think of old people in black robes that dispassionately determine the fate of the country’s laws.

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Taking Better Care of Our Devices

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Protection Plan for Students (Make sure it meets MLTI guidelines). Laptops and tablets can be a terrific asset in the classroom. But repairs and maintenance can be expensive.

Dear Otto: Can We Eliminate Blogs–Teachers Hate Them!

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Whether a school follows Common Core or not, these are good guidelines for everyone. Dear Otto is an occasional column where I answer questions I get from readers about teaching tech. If you have a question, please contact me at askatechteacher at gmail dot com and I’ll answer it here.

2016 Global Education Conference Starts Sunday - Important Information!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Our founding sponsor International Education Resources Network (IEARN) will continue to support us for the 2016 Global Education Conference. The 7th Annual Global Education Conference (GEC) Starts Sunday! Important Updates Below.

Student Learners become Leaders of Learning – a LeRoy Finkel Fellowship Follow-up


Note- Katherine Goyette was one of the finalists of the LeRoy Finkel Fellowship Program at this year’s CUE 2016 National Conference. Jefferson Elementary #TigerTechTeam, 2016. They were excellent at following directions and working within guidelines.

2016 Global Education Conference - 53 Live Sessions on Tuesday, Day Three!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Tuesday, November 15th, is day three of the seventh annual Global Education Conference. We are ready for another great day of sessions and keynotes! IMPORTANT NOTES: Simple instructions on joining the conference for newcomers: [link].

10 Ways to Wrap Up the School Year

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This is done in class time, using guidelines you provide, in 20% of the student’s weekly time with you. It’s the end of school. Everyone’s tired, including you. What you want for these last few weeks are activities that keep the learning going, but in a different way.

6 Pillars to Successfully Integrate Technology In Your 1:1 Classroom


This includes providing guidelines for how to advantageously conduct research on the web ; students have to evaluate search results and sort for reliability, validity, and relevance. Inspired By Gary Spracklen of Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy (IPACA), United Kingdom.

One App for ALL Your Parent Communication!


Throughout the day, students recognize one another and other teams for demonstrating a variety of classroom expectations, school core-values, and life-long guidelines for positive citizenship. Finally an app that isn’t “one more thing…” It is “THE thing!”.

A Leader’s Guide to Formative Assessment


Assessment Book Reviews Erik Kreutner expectations eye on education formative assessment guidelines Jana Alig Results Routledge SCORE Process Short Cycle Assessments students teachers techniques Todd StanleyThe authors' step-by-step formative assessment approach, along with a wealth of detailed resources, gives teachers and administrators the tools to implement a system of shared assessments with the power to transform a school. Erik Kreutner has just one reservation.