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Your Teacher Doesn’t Hate You – But She Might Not Like Your Writing

EdNews Daily

Written By: Stephen D. Senturia. Too often a student is reduced to tears or driven to fury by the red marks and criticisms that a teacher puts on an essay or term paper. It’s natural to feel personally attacked, even hated, since in writing that essay you put some of your personal energy out there, your own stuff, and she didn’t like it. But there’s another way to respond, one that makes lemonade out of the lemon and creates an opportunity for personal and intellectual growth.

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Stop the Homework Insanity and Let Kids Be Kids

A Principal's Reflections

I have so many fond memories of my childhood. Growing up in a relatively rural area of Northwestern New Jersey sure had its benefits. As we returned home from school each day, my brothers and I would jump off the bus and diligently make our way about a half-mile back to our house. Once home we would peel off the backpacks, get changed, and play outside for the remainder of the day until dinner was ready.

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Makerspaces Encourage Students to Innovate and Build Critical Thinking Skills

EdTech Magazine

By Karen J. Bannan Schools offer tips on setting up hands-on learning in all kinds of spaces. Classroom Curriculum Game-based Learning STEM

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50 Hacks That Make Every Single Student Love You and Your Class

Brilliant or Insane

Brilliant or Insane. Do students hate your class? Do they hate you? Think long and hard before you answer. I often hear my own children say, “I can’t stand that class”. There were plenty of times in my 23 years as a classroom teacher that students were saying, “I hate Mr. Barnes”. They didn’t usually say it to […]. The post 50 Hacks That Make Every Single Student Love You and Your Class appeared first on Brilliant or Insane. Featured Inspiration HackLearning

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Contact vs. Company Intent Signal Data

Intent signal data comes in two types: either companies or individuals signaling interest in products like yours. Which kind of data delivers more advantages to B2B marketers? It depends. Get this infographic to learn about the advantages of intent-based leads and how you can most effectively use both types of data.

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Top 10 BYOD concerns — and how to overcome them [Part 1]

Neo LMS

BYOD at school is more than the latest buzz phrase you hear at every corner of the teacher’s rooms or along school hallways. It’s really happening. More and more schools adopt BYOD policies and allow students to bring their own mobile phones, tablets, eBooks, and other devices in the classroom, and use them as tools to enhance learning.

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How to Make Flipped Classroom Better

The CoolCatTeacher

A Candid Conversation with Jon Bergmann From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Make videos for students. They can watch them in class or for homework. Then, spend your time in class helping students. Reduce or almost eliminate lecture. Students can stop and start the videos as they wish. They go at their own pace. You help those who need it. Flipping your classroom (or in-flipping it as I do) can make a lot of sense if your conditions are right.

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6 Awesome (and free) Video-editing apps.

EdTech4Beginners

Science week is coming up at my school and the students have to make a video of an investigation / experiment. I wanted my class to have the edge, so I showed them these brilliant tech tools to help them along the way! 1) Magisto. Magisto is such an amazing app; it intuitively knows what to do with your videos and photos. The app suggests themes and special effects too. 2) Animoto. This app makes video-editing a breeze.

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Retrieval Practice: A Strategy to Promote Successful Learning

Digital Promise

How can we foster and encourage successful learning, where students apply knowledge, build connections, think critically — and retain important knowledge over time? In this second Digital Promise Research@Work video , we share a learning strategy called retrieval practice , which is based on more than 100 years of cognitive science research.

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6 Riveting Ways to Make Reading and Writing Fun for Students

The CoolCatTeacher

Creative Literacy Lessons with Kids From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Therapy dogs. Lunch bunch. Reading groups. These are just of a few ideas you can use to excite students about reading and writing. Writing can be fun. So can reading. Let’s discuss lots of creative ideas that work. In today’s show, librarian Margo Janzi has a wealth of ideas. Additionally, she also talks about getting out of her comfort zone.

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Personalized Learning Hinges on Strong Tech Backbone

EdTech Magazine

By Heather B. Hayes Districts share tips for setting up the IT framework necessary to support individualized instruction. Classroom Curriculum Digital Content STEM

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You Can't Teach Without Eye Contact

Millions of us choose – or have to choose – to learn remotely. As interactions become increasingly rooted in digital experiences, what are we actually losing besides the proximity of people? What are the risks of this loss and are they avoidable?

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Technology Gives The Quietest Student A Voice.

EdTech4Beginners

“Technology Gives The Quietest Student A Voice.” – Jerry Blumengarten. I absolutely love this quote. It is such a powerful reason to use technology in the classroom. Image courtesy of clickrain.com. But what does Jerry Blumengarten mean? A few years ago, I had a painfully shy and quiet class. I would try and get the lesson ‘going’ with an exciting question, to which some rolling tumbleweed was the class response.

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20 books by teachers, for teachers to inspire your teaching

Ditch That Textbook

I wrote my book, Ditch That Textbook, in 2014 and it was published in spring 2015. When that book was published, I didn’t realize that I would be part of a huge movement to equip and empower teachers. My book was published by Dave Burgess Consulting, led by Dave and Shelley Burgess. Dave wrote Teach [.]. Teaching books creative teaching edtech educational technology inspiration motivation

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45 Minute Goals Can Transform Your Teaching

The CoolCatTeacher

Shelly Sanchez Terrell dives deep into the transformative program From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Don’t walk in the classroom defeated. Make professional development personal. Start tomorrow. It is easy in simple, small steps. For the last seven years, Shelly Terrell’s 30 Goals Challenge has ignited teacher learning. Today, we’ll learn how this “quick goal” technique can transform your teaching.

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3 Ways Google Arts & Culture Can Enrich Your Lessons

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez From virtual museum trips to close-up art investigations, Google has a plethora of offerings for educators. Classroom Curriculum Digital Content Internet

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The Art of Making Engaging and Effective Learning Videos

Speaker: Joseph Suarez - Learning Experience Designer at Suarez Media Production

In this webinar, Joseph Suarez will break down the craft, the art, and the science, of video production and reveal how to leverage the production process to create engaging learning videos of all types and sizes.

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

Ask a Tech Teacher

In these 169 tech-centric situations, you get an overview of pedagogy—the tech topics most important to your teaching—as well as practical strategies to address most classroom tech situations, how to scaffold these to learning, and where they provide the subtext to so many daily tech-infused education. Today’s tip: #151–8 Popular Year-long Assessments. Category: ASSESSMENTS. Sub-category: Classroom management. Keyboarding speed and accuracy (or pre-keyboarding for youngers).

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Teaching Grammar-In-Context

User Generated Education

Archaic Ways of Teaching Grammar. We construct grammatically correct sentences or correct our mistakes by intuitively applying the rules that govern English syntax. If, instead, we had to apply those rules consciously, they would only get in our way, making it impossible for us to speak or write at all. To construct a simple two-word sentence, such as “He dreams,” requires the application of at least seven grammar rules.

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Joziah Grimm shares his Iowa BIG experience

Dangerously Irrelevant

I’ve written about Iowa BIG before. What I love about the school is that you can’t tell the 4.0 student from the student who was struggling academically back at his ‘mothership’ high school because at Iowa BIG they’re both doing amazing work. Joziah Grimm shares his story below. Happy viewing! Related Posts. East Campus: Uncovering the brilliance in every student. Real projects. Real responsibility. Real contributions. Project-based learning in Northwest Iowa.

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Governors Get a First-Hand Lesson in Coding

EdTech Magazine

By Wylie Wong After getting a lesson in basic programming skills, governors discuss how the experience shapes their attitudes about technology and computer science education in their states. Leadership Management

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Intent Signal Data 101

Intent signal data helps B2B marketers engage with buyers sooner in the sales cycle. But there are many confusing terms used to describe intent data. Read this infographic to better understand three common areas of confusion.

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Halloween Projects, Lesson Plans, Websites, Apps, and a Costume (copy)

Ask a Tech Teacher

Three holidays are fast-approaching–Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. If you’re a teacher, that means lots of tie-ins to make school festive and relevant to students. Here are ideas for you for Halloween projects, lesson plans, websites, apps: Projects. ASCII Art–Computer Art for Everyone (a pumpkin–see inset). Lesson Plan: Halloween letter for grades 2-5. Make a Holiday Card. A Holiday Card (with Publisher). A Holiday flier. Books. Book Review: 16 Holiday Projects.

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How Games Can Hook Students With Short Attention Spans

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on The Conversation. Read the original article. Modern human beings have a shorter attention span than goldfish : ours is, on average, below eight seconds while the little fish can focus for nine seconds. These decreasing attention levels are driven by people’s constant use of technology.

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Insider Tips to Help Entrepreneurs Juggle Two Jobs

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Before we became “entrepreneurs” we were speech language pathologists each with our own successful practice. In 2012 we decided to try our hand at creating speech language apps and technology for students, but we needed to keep our practices open to pay the mortgage and the bills. In addition, we bootstrapped our new venture. Being entrepreneurs who juggle two jobs can work with some planning and tech tools. Use a Shared Calendar.

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Ada Lovelace: Celebrating a Pioneer for Women in Technology

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez In honor of the first woman in computer science, STEM enthusiasts celebrate Ada Lovelace Day. Classroom STEM

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The Guide to Accessible Learning for Associations

Speaker: Dan Streeter, Vice President of Learning Strategy & Development at Blue Sky eLearn

In this 45-minute webinar, we’ll share real-world accessibility solutions and hidden tools in the applications you use every day such as Zoom, Microsoft Suite, Adobe Acrobat (PDF), Articulate Storyline 360, and Articulate Rise 360. This webinar will help you evaluate the accessibility of your current learning efforts and learn about the tools needed to ensure your eLearning is in alignment with the latest Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (proposed WCAG 2.2).

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10 Articles on Using Tech to Teach Math

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are ten of the top Math-and-tech tips according to Ask a Tech Teacher readers: C-STEM Studio — A Great Way to Blend Math and Robotics. 10 Tech Tools for Your Math Class. Zap Zap Math–Clever, Robust Math App for K-6. Celebrate Pi With Your Students. How to Interest the Next Generation of Great Minds to Work in STEM Fields. 32 Websites to Support Math Automaticity in K-5. 3 Websites to Gamify Your Math Class. Website Review: ProdigyGame.com. How to Teach Students to Solve Problems.

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#EdClusters16 Post-Convening Summary

Digital Promise

On September 21-23, 2016, Digital Promise and the U.S. Department of Education hosted the 2016 Education Innovation Clusters Convening (#EdClusters16) in Providence, R.I., with the Highlander Institute and Rhode Island Office of Innovation. EdClusters16 brought more than 140 leading educators, ed-tech entrepreneurs, funders, researchers, and thought leaders to collaborate, work, and learn together.

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Navigating an Ed-Tech Startup’s First International Business Trip

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

I’ll be in Japan in a mere seven days. This will be my first overseas business trip—and I’m filled with equal parts excitement and nervousness. Earlier this year, Listenwise partnered with a Japanese education company, JIEM (or EduLab in the U.S.). Not only did JIEM become a distributor of Listenwise in Asia, it also became a strategic investor. Since our partnership was formed, we’ve had many phone conversations and emails preparing for a test of our product in the Asian market.

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How One District Prepared for and Embraced Personalized Learning

EdTech Magazine

By Heather B. Hayes Officials set up a robust infrastructure before rolling out platform that celebrates student voice and choice. Classroom Mobility

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Increasing Equity and Access: A Canvas Case Study of Virtual Arkansas K-12

Virtual Arkansas, a fully online school, had a mission to provide high-quality courses in rural and urban areas throughout the state. How would they simplify content creation while enhancing learning? Discover 3 key insights to transform your classrooms.

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October is National Bullying Prevention Month

Ask a Tech Teacher

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Any adult knows that is no longer relegated to the playground or the neighborhood. It now regularly happens in the cyberworld. Kids don’t expect that and often don’t know how to handle it. See my article on TeachHUB about cyberbullying , how to address it, and resources to help you. More on cyberbullying: What a Teacher Can Do About Cyberbullying. 120+ Digital Citizenship Links on 22 Topics.

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12 U.S. election resources to use with students now

Ditch That Textbook

The 2016 U.S. presidential elections have been some of the most talked-about in a long time. Your students are likely talking about them, too, or have heard about them. There are lots of ways to incorporate the elections into your curriculum, no matter what you teach. One of my favorite resources for finding activities, games [.]. Ed Tech edtech educational technology elections government political science politics

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Do Our Students Deserve It?

Education Elements

Do students deserve personalized learning? Working at Education Elements, where we build and support dynamic school systems that meet the needs of every learner, I’m often quick to answer with a resounding, “Yes!”. It’s hard not to. The narrative of personalized learning is compelling. Why wouldn’t students be better served when recognized as individuals with unique needs, talents and perspectives?

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More Tech, Less Money: How CTOs Can Manage IT

EdTech Magazine

By Joshua Mulloy Guarantee cost savings by strategically planning and managing IT investments. Budgeting Collaboration Funding Investment Management Return on Investment Total Cost of Ownership

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Keeping Students Safe and Productive on Devices

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

In our webinar, we’ll explore the full range of Jamf education products to protect students, including quick and easy tools for IT admins, powerful apps for teachers to ensure student safety anywhere, and parental engagement tools.