Thinking Routines in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

There’s videos out there so that you can see what this actually looks like in a classroom, whether it’s early childhood, middle childhood, if it’s secondary. Karen Vogelsang has taught elementary school in Memphis, Tennessee for fourteen years.

How to Teach Thinking Routines in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

This fun, visual tool lets students explore 150 different science and social studies units for elementary and middle school learners. Thursday, August 24, 2017. Karen Vogelsang has taught elementary school in Memphis, Tennessee for fourteen years.

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The Vocabulary Doctors: How to Teach Vocabulary

The CoolCatTeacher

Dr. Angela Peery has been an educator 31 years and has served as a secondary English teacher, secondary administrator, instructional coach, turnaround specialist, curriculum developer, and consultant.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 38 Edition)

Doug Levin

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 38 Edition). Tagged on: September 23, 2017 Lake Central again seeks state technology loan of $900k | NWI.com → Each school district is eligible to receive $100 per student as determined by the enrollment at the end of September. Tagged on: September 23, 2017 Forget what you’ve been told about edtech | TechCrunch → Patrick Brothers writes: "Investors are incessant in their hunt for the next emerging market.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 38 Edition)

Doug Levin

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 38 Edition). Tagged on: September 23, 2017 Lake Central again seeks state technology loan of $900k | NWI.com → Each school district is eligible to receive $100 per student as determined by the enrollment at the end of September. Tagged on: September 23, 2017 Forget what you’ve been told about edtech | TechCrunch → Patrick Brothers writes: "Investors are incessant in their hunt for the next emerging market.

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Powerful Leadership, Vision, and Problem Solving for Districts

The CoolCatTeacher

The Kids Discover online platform lets students explore 150 different science and social studies units for elementary and middle school learners at three different lexiles. Monday, September 25, 2017.

2017’s Ho-Hum, Unremarkable, But Too-Often Ignored Lessons in Education Technology

Edsurge

As someone who has taught high school history, led a school district, and researched the history of school reform along with the use of educational technologies over the past half-century, I found little that startled me in 2017 (with the exception for one event noted below). So for 2017, I offer no lessons that will shock, but ones distilled from my experience.

Panel Presentations: Connect Students with a Real Audience

Catlin Tucker

I find it interesting that most teachers at the secondary level do not ask parents to come into the classroom to help out. I regularly volunteer in my children’s elementary classrooms, but I rarely have parents volunteer to come into my high school class.

3 Key Social Media Platforms That You Can Use To Keep Students Engaged In Your Classroom

Wisewire

Because Facebook’s age limit is 13, elementary schoolers won’t have their own accounts. Source Share: If you’re a history teacher, ask students to research a primary or secondary source online about U.S. Where do students spend their time outside of school?

Bankers, Buyers and Warriors: Reporter’s Notebook From the 2017 ASU+GSV Summit

Edsurge

Almost all of the PreK to 12 programming clustered in the Little America hotel, while the post-secondary, workforce training and company suites clustered in the more opulent Grand America across the street. TEACHING COMPASSION: During the evening keynote, LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner and EverFi CEO Tom Davidson announced a partnership to create a program that teach compassion and emotional intelligence to elementary-grade students. Bankers, lawyers, researchers and policymakers.

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Will New Standards Improve Elementary Science Education?

MindShift

Science could be considered the perfect elementary school subject. It’s one of three elementary school science curriculums Callahan is helping to pilot now that her district decided to re-commit to elementary science education.

Photomath: Scan math problems for immediate step-by-step instructions

iLearn Technology

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9 Great Nonprofits to Support School Leaders

Tom Murray

The Alliance focuses on America’s six million most at-risk secondary school students—those in the lowest achievement quartile—who are most likely to leave school without a diploma or to graduate unprepared for a productive future.

Be Internet Awesome: Tools to teach online safety

iLearn Technology

What it is: Be Internet Awesome is a fantastic new way to help your students make the most of the Internet by being prepared to make wise decisions as they navigate and interact online. Be Internet Awesome helps teach students the basics of digital citizenship and safety online.

8 of the Best Research Tools for Inquiry

iLearn Technology

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Mathigon: engage, play, and explore math

iLearn Technology

Split your students into teams and send them on an epic math treasure hunt through your school (available in primary and secondary levels) where each of the clues leads them to another.

Adobe Spark: Easily create and share videos, images, and newsletters

iLearn Technology

Anastasis Academy Create inspiration Interactive Whiteboard Maker Space Middle/High School Primary Elementary Secondary Elementary Subject Teacher Resources video web tools Web2.0 What it is: Adobe Spark is a collection of fantastic (free!)

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Check123: Video Encyclopedia

iLearn Technology

What it is: Check 123 is a new video encyclopedia site for kids. All videos are validated and ranked by Check123 professionals, are 1-3 minutes in length, and a curated on just about any subject you can think of.

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Literature-Map: Help students find new authors to fall in love with

iLearn Technology

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DragonBox Math Apps: Teaching students to think like mathematicians

iLearn Technology

What it is: I adore the DragonBox math apps ! I was first introduced to DragonBox through their Algebra app. The app takes away all math anxiety by teaching algebraic concepts without numbers or algorithms. It is genius! You can read my review of that app here.

The Letter Project: Spreading good to girls through handwritten letters

iLearn Technology

The last week has been heartbreaking to watch unfold. My heart aches over the fear, the divisiveness, the “us” vs. “them” mentality. The stripping away of humanity.

Starting with Soil: Organic Exploration App

iLearn Technology

What it is: Starting with Soil is a free app from the Whole Kids Foundation that teaches the importance of healthy soil and lets kids discover the harmonious roles that plants, animals, and people play in keeping it healthy.

Using Agency to Empower Students: What is Sacred in Education? #5Sigma

iLearn Technology

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Aurasma: Create Augmented Reality Experiences in Under 2 Min.

iLearn Technology

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We’ll provide the environment, your job is to flourish… Join us in February!

iLearn Technology

It’s not going to happen by doing the same things in 2017. 5Sigma Anastasis Academy education reform inspiration Middle/High School Primary Elementary professional development Secondary Elementary Subject Teacher Resources 2018 5sigma anastasis academy classroom conference education conference environment flourish intention learning pd word of the year2018 is almost here. What decisions are you making today that will amplify what is possible in 2018?

We need to change the teacher vs. technology narrative

The Christensen Institute

Sure enough, elementary and secondary teachers are among the most educated yet least paid professionals; and their likelihood of automation: practically zero. A recent chart from Bloomberg on the future of artificial intelligence and employment lends evidence to a point I have been making for years : teachers will not be replaced by machines. The chart compares a wide array of professions based on required education levels, average annual wages, and likelihood of automation.

“What if we started a school?” – Come see us in action!

iLearn Technology

So often I see the same sentiment from educators involved in education dialogue, “Wouldn’t it be nice if a school were doing _. I would love to see a school who actually implemented _, instead of just talking about it.” ” As an educator, I felt the same.

Making & Science with Google

iLearn Technology

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Plan It Green: build an energy efficient model city

iLearn Technology

What it is: Plan It Green, the Big Switch is an online game/simulation from National Geographic that allows students to create their own energy-efficient city of the future.

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StackUp: track self-directed learning online

iLearn Technology

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What the Fidget is going on? Tales from a Traveling Substitute Teacher

EdNews Daily

What’s all the hype nowadays in elementary and secondary school classrooms? Having taught 17+ years as an elementary school teacher, my perspective regarding the use/overuse of accommodations shifts back and forth. Written by Kim Tinari-Shore, M.Ed.

Use Google Slides to Create Video Reflection Journal

EdTechTeacher

Elementary students without YouTube accounts can save their videos to Google Drive and then link to them in Google Slides.

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High schools fail to provide legally required education to students with disabilities

The Hechinger Report

Even students with cognitive delays may be able to attend modified post-secondary programs if given adequate preparation and encouragement in school. Hatharasinghe-Gerschler had been diagnosed with a reading comprehension disability in elementary school.

This is what Google Expeditions can do in a classroom

eSchool News

During a virtual reality session at TCEA 2017, three educators shared their experience using Google Expeditions with students. Most students at the secondary level will have their own devices, and those who don’t can share or borrow school-owned devices.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 11 Edition)

Doug Levin

Doug Levin (@douglevin) March 17, 2017. Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye the week of March 13, 2017 – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 11 Edition). " Tagged on: March 19, 2017 Technology switch leaves some upset | Columbia Daily Tribune → Battle High School students and teachers have had iPads since the school opened in 2013.

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