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Flipsnack: A fun way to make interactive online magazines #edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

Learn how she uses this tool. FlexPath – only at Capella University – lets teachers work at their own pace to earn their MEd in a competency-based learning format. Go to coolcatteacher.com/flexpath to get your free FlexPath guide and see if Capella’s FlexPath option is right for you.

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3 tips for connecting students to internet resources during summer

eSchool News

Access to online resources including digital content, interactive education apps and websites, videos, experts and peers is no longer a “nice to have” but rather a necessity. Provide Out-of-School Access on Devices. Out-of-School Access Chart.

Teaching isn’t Rocket Science – It’s Way More Complex

The CoolCatTeacher

Dr. Doug Green challenges our thinking about school, how we should teach, and the flaws with the testing programs we have in education today. For $295, this all-inclusive event (except for hotel and travel) is an amazing opportunity to learn. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher.

With enrollment sliding, liberal arts colleges struggle to make a case for themselves

The Hechinger Report

WASHINGTON — It’s no surprise that much of the conversation at gatherings of university officials these days is about how to prove the value of the liberal arts, once at the core of higher education and now among its most embattled branches. Related: How to save the humanities?

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Encouraging Out-of-School Reading and Writing Habits

Digital Promise

A recent Scholastic survey of kids and families’ reading behaviors shows that only 39 percent of children ages nine to 11 read for fun most days of the week. This drops further to 27 percent of children ages 12 to 14. Encouraging peers to make recommendations to each other.

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Tapping into the potential of AI smart speakers to boost parental engagement

Neo LMS

A version of this post was originally published in Teach Secondary Magazine , July 2019. Whether you love it or hate it, technology is here to stay — and continuously change our lives. Using smart speakers to boost parental engagement. Is this too good to be true?

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From Testing to Transformational Change with Pam Moran

The CoolCatTeacher

Pam Moran has been a leader in education reform in Virginia over the past several years as the state moved from testing to transformation. Built for Chromebooks, it saves all of your recordings directly to Google Drive. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher.

What it Takes to Integrate Robotics and Coding into the Classroom

EdTech Magazine

What it Takes to Integrate Robotics and Coding into the Classroom. to teach kindergarteners the basics of coding. “It It helps explain the step-by-step nature of coding,” says Todd Burleson, resource center director for this Winnetka Public Schools District 36 elementary school. When we needed to take it to the next level, it felt very natural to go from coding to robotics.”. Expose Students to Progressive Technology.

Profile of Asbury Park (NJ) Superintendent Sancha Gray

techlearning

This is no small feat, considering that she and now-NJ Commissioner of Education Lamont Repollet stepped into a struggling district with 75% of students reading below grade level (half of those being three-to-six grades below).

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Organizing the Edtech Toolbox

edWeb.net

The question is, are the teachers within a school, grade, or subject area accessing the same toolbox? On a day-to-day, or even month-to-month basis, district leaders didn’t know exactly what programs teachers used, how effective they were, or even why they chose the programs.

OPINION: Kindergarten isn’t too early to educate at-risk children about Alzheimer’s

The Hechinger Report

When my colleagues found out that my husband, an elementary school teacher, had asked me to join his school for Career Day, they were incredulous. You’re going to talk to 7-year-olds about being an Alzheimer’s advocate?”

Google, Lemann Foundation Invest $6.4M to Deliver Lessons to Brazilian Teachers’ Phones

Edsurge

On March 22, Google and the Lemann Foundation, an education nonprofit in Brazil, announced plans for an initiative that will deliver digital lessons directly to the cellphones of elementary school teachers. million from the Lemann Foundation, which will appoint the Associação Nova Escola (an Association responsible for Nova Escola magazine and website) to run the project. Few students learn fractions, probably because we do not know how to teach them.

The Open Classroom: A Perspective on Differentiated Instruction

Leadership Lounge

In the 1960s, when America became frightened by the Soviets' rapid space advancements during the Cold War, educators pushed new approaches on how students should be taught and how they should learn. We wanted students to know not only how math concepts operated, but why.

An upscale Florida auction yields millions for local preschool programs

The Hechinger Report

The academy is able to provide smart boards due to funding from the Naples Winter Wine Festival. Though the two scenes last January appear to be worlds apart, they share a unique connection that spans nearly two decades. Everyone works together to get the job done,” she said. “We’re

If You’re Serious About Designing Edtech Solutions, Start With the Learners

Edsurge

Growing up in San Francisco with parents who devoted their lives to the nonprofit and public education sectors, my primary contact with Google, Facebook, and Apple was as a user. I was only vaguely aware of their physical presence off the 101 freeway on the way to my grandparents’ house, and I can’t remember ever talking to anyone who worked in tech. So how do we know we’re contributing to the solution and not aggravating the problem?

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Marjory Stoneman students give legislators a civics lesson

The Hechinger Report

Ever since the Columbine High School shooting in 1999, in which Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris murdered 12 students and one teacher, I’ve asked myself, how many have to die before we make it more difficult for people to access weapons?

Will the real Montessori please stand up?

The Hechinger Report

They weren’t specifically looking for a Montessori program, but that style of learning appealed to the three parents; it was a sort of added bonus to a school that advertised itself as a “Montessori garden” where kids would spend most of their time outside.

For Your Summer Leisure: 17 Good Reads Recommended by the EdSurge Staff

Edsurge

But breaks can be just as recharging as they are rewarding—and give us an opportunity to return to our favorite timeless hobby: reading. Binging too much “Black Mirror” and the bickering on social media and cable news may well lead one to believe that’s the case.

Isn’t it time to stop Wikipedia shaming?

NeverEndingSearch

Researching Students’ Information Choices (RSIC), our IMLS-funded study, uses simulated Google result lists to examine what happens when student researchers make real-time search engine result page decisions. Wikipedia appears to be an exception. Elementary think alouds.

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Switching sides in the teacher wars

The Hechinger Report

Tulsa Public Schools Superintendent Deborah Gist presents a Golden Apple Award to Dr. Abraham Kamara at Memorial Junior High School. Gist was there to surprise Kamara with the school year’s first Golden Apple Award, recognizing him as one of Tulsa’s “outstanding teachers.”. “We

Should we test all 2-year-olds for autism?

The Hechinger Report

This story is part of a series that looks at what makes the 2-year-old year so critical and what could be done to better support toddlers in America. But then Jonathan’s mannerisms started to change. You have to overcome that to do what’s best for your child.”.

What Will It Take to Push the K-12 Maker Movement to Be More Inclusive?

Edsurge

These days, schools are trying to figure out how to bring making into every facet of the school day, with mobile kits, clubs and more. And when it comes to incorporating making into everyday curriculum, Cicely Day and Knikole Taylor are experts. Cicely Day works in Oakland, California at Burckhalter Elementary School as an instructional teacher leader, where she helps support teachers and students in ELA/math and in the computer lab.

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

Doug Levin

Also, this week, thanks to my invited participation in the National Governors Association regional summit, Meet the Threat: States Confront the Cyber Challenge , I published a new post “ How Should We Address the Cybersecurity Threats Facing K-12 Schools? ” And, I also (unfortunately) needed to update my post on the W-2 phishing scam victimizing school districts across the country. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 11 Edition).

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Code With Kids and See What Happens #hourofcode #edtech #edchat #caedchat

Adam Welcome

Do you think it’s here to stay? Kevin Honey (Middle School Principal) has a coding class for all 6th graders at his school, way to go beyond just #hourofcode - how about #yearofcode! Fun can often be a signal that something is relevant to students.

Why Enrichment Matters for Everyone Starting Early On!

Saving Socrates

I''ve been fascinated by how to teach the truly gifted for a long time. I became curious as to how and why he was reading it. Normally, in the 90''s, if you were reading something under the desk, it was a magazine, a teen thriller, or something not of any particular educational value. Yet, he was clearly bored in class and thirsting to learn something. How did I not immediately identify him before as highly intelligent?

Could we improve America by treating 2-year-olds better?

The Hechinger Report

Children begin learning basic literacy skills, like which direction to turn the pages, around age 2. This story is part of a series that looks at what makes the 2-year-old year so critical and what could be done to better support toddlers in America. According to the U.S.

100 (Free) Ways To Learn to Speak Another Language

TeachThought - Learn better.

100 Resources To Learn to Speak Another Language. BBC Greek This option from the BBC is the full package, with videos, games, exercises, and audio to make it all Greek to you. Swahili Lessons Get a short intro to this African language with this collection of videos.

How sexism and old-fashioned ideals hurt child care operators

The Hechinger Report

This story is part of a series that looks at what makes the 2-year-old year so critical and what could be done to better support toddlers in America. when six infants and toddlers start to arrive at her two-story Detroit row house for the day.

The workshop model: Beyond the basics

The Cornerstone Blog

This week on the Truth for Teachers podcast: Jen Bengel explains the workshop model, how to create mini-lessons, and how to get students excited about books. Jen’s going to do a deep dive into an ELA or reading workshop model. Want to listen instead of read ?

Code With Kids and See What Happens - written with Karly Moura!

Adam Welcome

Do you think it’s here to stay? Kevin Honey (Middle School Principal) has a coding class for all 6th graders at his school, way to go beyond just #hourofcode - how about #yearofcode! Fun can often be a signal that something is relevant to students.

Education Technology and 'Fake News'

Hack Education

It was a nod, in part, to Joan Didion’s The Year of Magical Thinking , a book that I’ve found useful in understanding how grief clouds our thinking, how grief makes use want to believe the unbelievable, how it “ruptures the rational,” as I wrote then.

How YOUR response to student behavior can change the trajectory of a child’s life & disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline

The Cornerstone Blog

This week on the Truth for Teachers podcast, I talked to educators about the school-to-prison pipeline and how restorative justice in the classroom (which starts with you) can change the trajectory of a child’s life. Want to listen instead of read?

How YOUR response to student behavior can change the trajectory of a child’s life

The Cornerstone Blog

This week on the Truth for Teachers podcast, I talked to educators about the school-to-prison pipeline and how restorative justice in the classroom (which starts with you) can change the trajectory of a child’s life. Want to listen instead of read?

Wahoo! The 2013 Global Education Conference - Still Time to Present + Plan to Attend!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

3, and Connected Educator Month in October--how are we still standing?!), but we''re raring to go now, and we hope you are, too! Join us this year to hear what your colleagues have been doing this past twelve months or to hear from our great lineup of keynotes (see below!).