Use Digital Notebooks to Facilitate Book Clubs and Literature Circles at the Secondary Level

Catlin Tucker

Different books appeal to different readers. Unfortunately, most secondary curriculum relies on a one-size-fits-all approach to reading. Each section prompts students to examine the characters, themes, and language of their texts.

How to Do Student-led Conferences

Ask a Tech Teacher

I remember report card days as a child, me sitting outside on a brick wall, scared to death as my mother met with the teacher and received the (always bad) news about how I wasn’t doing. Fast forward to me as a K-5 teacher. Here’s how: Students become leaders.

Kyle Pearce: How to Make Math Visual

The CoolCatTeacher

Kyle Pearce talks about how to make math visual for students. Discussing current theories supporting effective math teaching, Kyle helps us understand how to improve math understanding with kids who struggle. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher.

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5 Ways to Overcome Cognitive Overload

The CoolCatTeacher

Cognitive overload happens to students and teachers. Often looking like ADHD, cognitive overload can happen for a variety of reasons including challenges to your working memory. Todd Finley some ways to help your students and yourself when you struggle with cognitive overload.

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Mentoring 2.0 tackles college access

The Christensen Institute

In order to ensure that all students know how to navigate both their high school careers and the sea of post-secondary options available, schools need to focus on filling these gaps. As such, they appear to be hybrid innovations.

How to navigate the new device-agnostic classroom

eSchool News

Technology in the classroom is nothing new; most of today’s educators have embraced the ability to draw upon an increasingly diverse array of digital tools and programs to enrich their lessons. How can I ensure my digital learning ecosystem will support my students?

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How Teachers Can Just Work 40 Hours a Week?

The CoolCatTeacher

Scroll down to download her free getting started guide. (I This is such a great program that I asked Angela if I could link up with her to recommend her program to all of my readers. I’m in the club and ready to go!! How does this program work? How to Guides.

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If We Talked About the Internet Like We Talk About OER: The Cost Trap and Inclusive Access

iterating toward openness

A good friend and long-time internet user finds this out and begins trying to describe to you how awesome the internet is. Would these arguments actually inspire someone to want to use the internet? What would you add to this list?

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Access State-Reviewed Instructional Materials with SETDA’s Dashboard

edWeb.net

Now education decision makers across America can see detailed reviews compiled in multiple states, to facilitate the evaluation and purchase of print and digital materials for students and teachers.

How to Create Powerful Student ePortfolios with Google Sites

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Create Powerful Student ePortfolios with Google Sites appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Let’s Talk About How to Create Powerful Student ePortfolios with Google Sites! Since digital is part of everything we do, there is no need to differentiate.

20 Free Online Resources to Upgrade Your Studying Process

Educational Technology Guy

At present time she is working on her first ebook dedicated to online learning. You may see Julie's latest publications and contact her via Linkedin All students would agree that it is difficult to study. the site also has exercises and games to make your studying more fun.

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Science for all: How to reach English learners

eSchool News

Fifth graders should be learning more abstract and complex concepts like how a star’s apparent brightness is related to its distance from Earth. How can we make access to science more equitable?

Using Single Sign-On to Streamline Edtech Access

edWeb.net

Digital educational materials have provided many benefits for K-12 educators and students from computer adaptive assessments to tools that allow students to collaborate and communicate 24/7. Or, in order to avoid writing them down, they create basic passwords that are easily hacked.

Accessibility, Audio Texts, and the Persistence of Print

ProfHacker

Her scholarly work focuses on the circulation of ideas about race, sex, and gender via visual and material culture; her work for Yale's Center for Teaching and Learning supports the university's accessibility initiatives. Asking faculty to make their course materials accessible is challenging.

How to respond to rude, disrespectful student attitudes

The Cornerstone Blog

I’ve written A LOT about behavior management: creating a strong, positive classroom culture and being proactive, as well as what to do about extreme student behaviors and how to undo your classroom management mistakes. Want to listen to Robyn instead of read?

How to Cultivate Communication Skills in the Classroom

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Cultivate Communication Skills in the Classroom appeared first on Shake Up Learning. How do we cultivate these skills in our students? I have long admired her work, her blog, and the personal flair she brings to everything she does. edchat Click To Tweet.

Report on AP Courses Shows Need for Preparation, Access

K-12 Schools - Education News

A new report examining the Advanced Placement program explores how many public high schools in the United States offer AP classes and how the programs differ in student performance. Malkus attributes this to the first meaningful decline in public school AP offerings.

How to Integrate Multimedia and Writing Instruction With VR, Video and Digital Timelines

Edsurge

My kids love it whenever they get the chance to use technology as part of the writing process. My job is to make sure that the tech use is meaningful and purposeful - when used correctly technology can help enhance and transform my lessons, provide real-world activities, and increase student engagement. We all strive to develop students with the skills necessary to be successful after high school graduation. We all want our students to write more.

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Acquisition & the Teacher

Fractus Learning

Textbooks all focus on it, seminars are dedicated to it and training programs will not pass you if you cannot demonstrate it in your classroom. I’ll start by readdressing Student Centred Learning, outlining what our goal really is when we decide to work towards a student-centered classroom.

How to use Genius Hour to transform student motivation and ignite creativity

The Cornerstone Blog

Genius hour is a movement in schools that allows students to explore their own passions. This is Google’s work structure for its employees, who are allowed to spend 20% of their time on projects they design and are interested in. So, I’ve invited AJ Juliani to share his observations.

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High School and College Students Get Rare Opportunity to Help Change the World Of Education

EdNews Daily

Students Everywhere Are Encouraged to Contribute to the Open Ontology Project: Be a Part of the Beginning Stages of the Open Ontology Project and Help Shape Its Future. The Open Ontology Project (OOP) at ContextU.com is easy to use, and yields deep levels of understanding.

Math Modeling: Why are We Missing it in High School?

EdNews Daily

Young people are frequently exposed to ambitious dreams of changing the world, and a practical way of expressing said interest is through research in science fairs; however, do science fairs provide everyone an equal opportunity to produce meaningful research?

5 reasons why blended learning programs fail-and how to save them

eSchool News

Whether it’s botched rollouts, network snafus, or general apathy that kills an initiative, many telling signs can be traced back to the planning and initial support stages. Creating a successful blended learning program isn’t a race, and ours has taken nearly a decade to achieve.

Making the College Admissions Process Work for All Students

Edsurge

Last month, the higher education landscape was rocked with a widespread college admissions scandal involving wealthy families cheating to gain admission to college for their children. Here are five ways to do that: Establish a growth mindset and inspire confidence.

How to Teach Kids Social Responsibility in a Connected World

Graphite Blog

According to a 2016 Pew Research Center survey , nearly eight in 10 Americans have at least a desktop computer, and 77 percent of Americans across all demographics own a smartphone. Digital access for our students is everywhere, all the time, affecting how our students live, socialize, work, play, contribute, and learn. One way to approach this is by helping students become responsible global digital citizens.

How to use Genius Hour to transform student motivation and ignite creativity

The Cornerstone Blog

Genius hour is a movement in schools that allows students to explore their own passions. This is Google’s work structure for its employees, who are allowed to spend 20% of their time on projects they design and are interested in. The idea is that when people are allowed to work on things they care about, their motivation for the job as a whole will increase. So, I’ve invited AJ Juliani to share his observations. How often to hold Genius Hour.

Class Pad: Free digital scratch paper for the math classroom

iLearn Technology

With ClassPad, you can quickly add mathematical formulas, graphs, spreadsheets, and geometry sheets to share with your students (and other teachers). ClassPad can be accessed from tablets and computers. Students can access your materials through a unique URL.

Rural students often go unnoticed by colleges. Can virtual counseling put them on the map?

The Hechinger Report

Cayanne Korder, 18, studies in the Red Wing High library before heading to a local hospital for an internship. Korder, due to graduate this month, credits the virtual advising program College Possible for helping her get accepted to Emory University on a full scholarship.

From prison to dean’s list: How Danielle Metz got an education after incarceration

The Hechinger Report

Both of her parents worked — her father as a cement finisher, her mother in a bakery — and together they earned enough to buy a home in a quiet neighborhood. She climbed the stairs to the shotgun house her mom had bought in uptown New Orleans more than half a century ago.

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

iLearn Technology

With Photomath , students can scan a math problem and learn how to solve it with step by step instructions and an answer. How to integrate Photomath into the classroom: On the surface, the Photomath app might look like the ultimate way for students to “cheat” their learning.

Test prep to get into vocational education? Yup, it’s a thing

The Hechinger Report

This story is a part of our Map to the Middle Class project, where readers ask questions about educational pathways to financial stability and then we investigate. and how are they funded?” ” To submit your question or vote on our next topic, click here.

My Simple Show: Create your own explainer videos for free!

iLearn Technology

How to integrate My Simple Show into the classroom: My Simple Show is a fantastic option for digital storytelling. Students begin by choosing to write their own script, or by uploading a Power Point presentation. this is an awesome way to check for understanding!),

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

iLearn Technology

Create social graphics that are stunning and easy to share (you know the kind: flyers, memes, posters, ads). The example above took under 2min to create and share! Produce and share impressive videos for storytelling, projects, or to share to social media.

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DragonBox Math Apps: Teaching students to think like mathematicians

iLearn Technology

I was first introduced to DragonBox through their Algebra app. DragonBox Numbers is for kids who are new to numbers, counting, addition, and subtraction. As they play, children learn about how big numbers work, and how to perform long addition and subtraction.

Will changes in online college applications help students chase the American dream?

The Hechinger Report

BOSTON — Elijah Corbin Irving, the son of a single mother in Boston, was perplexed when he tried to fill out his online college application. He wasn’t sure what that meant but he soldiered on — until he came to the essay. They want me to fulfill the American dream.”.