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A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

NeverEndingSearch

You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning. These tasks are perfect for learning across the curriculum and especially for librarian-led learning.

Agency: Important for Students and Educators

A Principal's Reflections

Empowerment and ownership need and should be associated with learning to increase relevancy, value, meaning, and outcomes. For sustainable change and innovative practices to take hold let’s evaluate the level of educator agency in our schools.

Amplify: Digital Teaching and Learning in the K–6 Classroom

Tom Murray

schools are buying tremendous amounts of technology, placing these tools in classrooms, and often are left wondering what to do with it. On Tuesday, September 12th, from 2:00-2:30 pm EST, join author and long time educator, Kristin Ziemke and me as we discuss: Amplify: Digital Teaching and Learning in the K-6 Classroom ! Amplify: Digital Teaching and Learning in the K–6 Classroom. Blog Amplify Digital Learning Future Ready Schools Kristin Ziemke

West Georgia RESA Summer Camp for Library Media Specialists

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Educators have the summer off, right? While on paper it may seem that educators have two months off, most of us continue to develop our professional lives and dream and plan for the upcoming school year. It’s summer.

Principals Need to Know Literacy

Reading By Example

My previous experiences in the classroom as a teacher of readers and writers led this misconception. During my first school year as a principal, I did engage in monthly professional learning with the faculty, also around literacy. We learned about the reading-writing connection through the Regie Routman in Residence program. This video-based professional learning experience gave me many new insights, most notably: I didn’t know literacy.

Teacher Observations: Are we talking about the right thing?

Reading By Example

But when it comes to what matters regarding teacher supervision, I would rather focus on my daily classroom visits and instructional walks. They are non-evaluative and focused primarily on the positive aspects of teaching and learning in the classroom. My role is active: I am interacting with kids and letting the teacher know what’s going well in the classroom. This topic is on my mind right now because of a recent article in ASCD Education Update.

The Drug Enforcement Administration, DEA Educational Foundation and Discovery Education Announce 10 National Finalists For Second Annual ‘Operation Prevention’ Video Challenge

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The United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), DEA Educational Foundation and Discovery Education today announced 10 national Operation Prevention Video Challenge finalists. Winning PSAs will also be featured on-air, and across Discovery Education and DEA digital platforms.

USC Shoah Foundation and Discovery Education Announce 2018 IWitness Video Challenge Winners

techlearning

The team will be generously donating their $5,000 grand prize to Northside’s “DREAMers & Allies Club” to be put towards educational initiatives and programming related to immigration. which sponsors the event as part of its commitment to innovative educational outreach.

Discovery Education Monthly STEM Content Highlights – June

Discovery Education

This artist-led group promotes water quality by literally serving and educating patrons about tap water from local and national cities. STEM Content Connection: This month we are highlighting water conservation, advocacy, and education resources you can utilize in your classroom.

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Beliefs and Values

Reading By Example

For example, schools post their mission and vision in the hallway about offering the best education for all students. Scripted, one-size-fits-all programs are purchased at once instead of investing in ongoing and embedded professional learning.

Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights and Discovery Education Launch ‘Speak Truth To Power’ In School Initiative to Engage the Next Generation of Human Rights Defenders

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RFK Human Rights’ collaboration with Discovery Education will bring Speak Truth to Power to classrooms across the country with the goal of sparking a national dialogue about what it means to be a 21st century solution-seeker and human rights defender in our world today.

Learner Agency : Pushing the Boundaries of Educational Possibilities in the Digital Age

The PL2C Blog

Digital Learning Coach, Instructional Technology Facilitator and Research Associate at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation. The implication is that the most transformative learning experiences will be those that are directed by the learner’s own endeavors and curiosities.”

The Drug Enforcement Administration and Discovery Education name grand prize winner of Operation Prevention Video Challenge

techlearning

Today, The Drug Enforcement Administration and Discovery Education name grand winner of Operation Prevention Video Challenge. -- Utah teen to receive $10,000 for his public service announcement on dangers of youth opioid misuse -- Washington D.C. The second-annual video challenge is a part of a joint nationwide education initiative titled Operation Prevention that educates students about the science behind addiction and its impact on the brain and body.

Student Engagement and Closing the Opportunity Gap: An Action Plan, Part 2

Reading By Example

My previous two posts have described how schools can improve access for students of color and students living in poverty to follow their passions and have more voice in choice in their learning. Mistakes were and still are seen as part of the teaching and learning process.

Student Engagement and Closing the Opportunity Gap: An Action Plan, Part 2

Reading By Example

My previous two posts have described how schools can improve access for students of color and students living in poverty to follow their passions and have more voice in choice in their learning. Mistakes were and still are seen as part of the teaching and learning process.

Discovery Education and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Launch National Event that Connects Students with Real-World Stories of Loss, Triumph and Learning at the Frontlines of the Opioid Epidemic

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Virtual Field Trip on October 25 Part of Operation Prevention, the Nation’s Leading Prevention Education Program Available at No-Cost to Communities Nationwide Silver Spring, Md. Thursday, October 18, 2018) – The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Discovery Education are expanding Operation Prevention , the no-cost, standards-aligned, science-based initiative for parents, teachers and students, by introducing the 3 in a series of dynamic Virtual Field Trips.

Four Tips for Choosing the Right Edtech Resources

Edsurge

With the continued funding challenges educators face, it’s crucial to pick an education resource that will yield the best return on investment and support learning outcomes for your district. 3P Learning works with over five million students and educators across the globe, providing online learning solutions in math, science and literacy. Ensure the resources you consider align with your district’s mission, vision and student learning objectives.

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16 Great NonProfits Working to Support EdTech in Schools

Tom Murray

During my time as a public school employee, I’d occasionally hear about educational organizations that were working to support schools in some capacity. This post is the first of a short series meant to highlight the great work of many nonprofit organizations that are working diligently to support students’ learning on a daily basis. The organizations referenced in this post are also leaders in the field of educational technology. URL: www.christenseninstitute.org/education.

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Technology Resources For Early Childhood Learning

The Web20Classroom

As a Dad and an educator I am constantly looking for the best resources to provide for them at home to supplement the learning they are doing in their schools. I want Chesney to love learning, be an explorer and tinker with things but also be a fluent user of technology.

Why Young Children Should Learn Engineering

edWeb.net

While four-year-olds can’t compete with even third graders in engineering, they can learn and benefit from modified lessons. First, Keith said educators need to make sure they understand what engineering actually is. Heather has 20 years of experience in education.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

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ASSIST EDUCATION & APEX LEARNING ( assisteducation.com/ ) & ( www.apexlearning.com ) ASSIST Education and Apex Learning enhanced their partnership with the addition of adaptive content and digital tutorials into the ASSIST Integrated Education Management System for K-12 schools.

The Global Leadership Summit - Streaming Live Today from Boston

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Network with innovative and inspiring teachers, principals, district leaders, thought leaders, and NGOs committed to educating students for a diverse, global society. Receive resources and generate new ideas that can help you make immediate changes in your educational context.

Four Steps to Help Students Develop a Healthy Media Diet

edWeb.net

” Instead, librarians can help families learn how to maintain a healthy balance and become good digital citizens. Step 3 – Parent Education: Give parents opportunities, such as a lunch and learn, to hear from staff face-to-face about student technology use.

Transitioning Edtech to the Cloud

edWeb.net

At the beginning of the edtech wave, superintendents saw many benefits from using digital resources in the classroom. For administrators looking to take the focus of edtech away from upkeep and back to learning, moving to the cloud could be the answer.

Five Steps to Ensure Accessibility for All

edWeb.net

While the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) was last reauthorized in 2004, with amendments in 2015, and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) were updated back in 2008, the demand for accessibility and equality in education continues to grow. Educators still need to constantly evaluate the effectiveness of accessibility initiatives, advocate for resources for their students, and anticipate where they need to go next.

Essential Elements for Moving to a 1:1 Environment

edWeb.net

During an edWebinar for the Empowered Superintendent series, “Leadership for Mobile Learning: Creating a Shared Vision,” the presenters said school leaders, though, often miss key parts of the planning process and end up with useless “hunks of plastic.” Step 1: Make a plan.

Empowering Superintendents to Connect Technology and Learning

edWeb.net

In fact, many school technology plans fluctuated depending upon the latest fads and what someone learned at a conference and had little connection to curriculum or learning goals. Imperative 2: Raise the Bar with Rigorous, Transformative & Innovative Learning and Skills.

5 Reasons to Address Cyber Security

edWeb.net

Of course cyber security is necessary in education. Professional Reputation: As evidenced by recent incidents, stories about data hacks stay in the news for many cycles. Teaching and Learning: When the school network goes down temporarily, classes are momentarily disrupted.

Join Us in Chicago for the Fourth Annual Global Leadership Summit - March 15, 2019

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Global Leadership Summit will provide participants with the unique opportunity to: Develop the capacity to lead classrooms and educational systems that foster in students the will and the skill to tackle problems of real-world significance locally and globally.

Celebrating “Community Ready”

Educator Innovator

The event “Celebrating Community Ready,” part of an initiative supported by the Youth and Participatory Politics Research Network , an Educator Innovator partner, stressed that preparing students for democracy in the digital age is a critical part of the educational mission of schools. Valerie Panameno from Fremont High School conducted research on the impact of Latino parents’ education levels on their children’ success in schools.

WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

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www.getalma.com ) Alma Technologies has announced it is allowing any SQL-based business intelligence tool, such as Tableau and Jaspersoft, to access data from its modern, student information system and learning management system. Software & Online ALMA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

Global Leadership Week - Information and Schedule

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Global Education Leadership Week (GLW) is a week-long celebration of leadership through global action in K-20 education, taking place this week, April 24 - 28, 2017, and organized by the Global Education Conference (GEC) Network.

STEMxCon - Today Is the Final Deadline for Proposals; Great Keynotes + Sessions; Need Volunteers!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The end of the day today is the final deadline to get in a proposal to speak at next week''s free and online 2013 Global STEMx Education Conference (STEMxCon.com) , September 19 - 21. Don Buckley - Co-Founder, Tools at Schools - "Is it Possible to Innovate in Education?"

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'Robots Are Coming For Your Jobs'

Hack Education

This is part eight of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” In previous years, I’ve looked at how education technology is intertwined with narratives about “ skills ,” “ competencies ,” and “ credentialing.” ” I’ve looked at how for-profit colleges , MOOCs , and learn-to-code companies have tapped into these narratives in order to justify their products and services.

Week of August 29, 2011 - Live and Interactive Webinars in Blackboard Collaborate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Below are this week''s public, free, and interactive Webinars through LearnCentral.org , the social learning network for education that I work on for Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate). TECH TALK TUESDAYS: LEARNING TO SCRATCH ( Australia Series ) Tue 29 Aug 02:00AM New York / Tue 30 Aug 06:00AM GMT / Tue 30 Aug 04:00PM Sydney Anne Mirtschin. Learn how to use Scratch for effective learning and programming in your classroom.