How to Unleash the Potential of Every Child

The CoolCatTeacher

Now, Tom is a 10-year classroom veteran who is working to make his classroom (and help others) connect with kids in new ways. The Urkund system is highly accurate, cost-effective , and even better, doesn’t sell licenses to students or others. You know, what do we say to ourselves?

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New Advocacy Campaign Calls for Banning Facial Recognition on College Campuses.

Edsurge

A satirical student newspaper recently wrote that Stanford University installed facial recognition cameras in the front of some lecture halls to take attendance and analyze the expressions on students’ faces. Yet proof that these applications are effective is hard to come by.

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How to Engage More Girls in Coding

EdNews Daily

When Sheena Vaidyanathan teaches computer science to middle school students, she draws upon her experience as an art teacher. Tapping into students’ creativity is one of the keys to engaging more girls in what continues to be a male-dominated discipline. By Dennis Pierce.

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5 Ways to Bring Financial Literacy into Any School

The CoolCatTeacher

Brian Page has ideas to bring financial literacy to every school. Whether you want games, curriculum, or to know what’s next in financial literacy, this is a must-listen podcast for anyone working with financial literacy in their school. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher.

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Unleashing the Potential of Every Child #MondayMotivation

The CoolCatTeacher

Now, Tom is a 10-year classroom veteran who is working to make his classroom (and help others) connect with kids in new ways. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. For guests and hyperlinks to resources, scroll down. How do we unleash the potential in every child?

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TCEA 2011 Legislative Update Advocacy Panel

EdTechSandyK

Jennifer Faulkner, Director of Instructional Technology, Alamo Heights ISD (Moderator) Question #1: What is your vision for the use of digital content in Texas schools for the next five years and how will that content be delivered? Question #2: What are the barriers to implementing that vision? Hochberg: HB 2488 Allows the Commissioner of Edu to purchase digital content and provide it free of charge to all students in the state. It has to come from the ground up.

Unleashing the Potential of Every Child

The CoolCatTeacher

Now, Tom is a 10-year classroom veteran who is working to make his classroom (and help others) connect with kids in new ways. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. Vicki: Today we’re talking to Tom Loud @ loudlearning about unleashing the potential of students.

What I Wish My Teacher Knew: One Question That Could Change Everything

The CoolCatTeacher

See how Gradecam can save you time and speed up your grading. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. For guests and hyperlinks to resources, scroll down. Kyle: I mean, I was pretty shocked about how far these little humble notes have gone. How do you feel about that?

Spotlight swings to for-profit middlemen that may be driving up the cost of online higher education

The Hechinger Report

Online higher education may cost more than it could for students and earn less for universities thanks to a little-known $1 billion industry of for-profit middlemen that gets as much as 80% of the proceeds in commissions. It takes a few years for the programs to turn profitable, he said.

How our district uses tech to fight cyberbullying

eSchool News

students in grades 6-12 experience bullying and more than 160,000 stay home from school each day due to fear of being bullied. Every day it seems there are new apps, forums, or websites that allow students to anonymously post hateful messages and gang up on their peers.

Effective Intervention for Students with Dyslexia

EdNews Daily

Students with dyslexia can be highly intelligent, highly verbal, exhibit above-average listening comprehension skills or vocabulary, so their reading difficulties tend to be unexpected. a student may not have been taught to decode). Self Advocacy and Resources for Students.

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.

Before This Virus (On NYC Schools and COVID-19)

The Jose Vilson

It had to come to this. A critical analysis of history reveals that, to the contrary, some won’t. America’s institutional diseases have prevailed even after mass labor transferred – ostensibly – from Black bodies to complex machines.

It’s not that you don’t have enough money, it’s that you don’t spend it wisely

Dangerously Irrelevant

Like Kansas with its poor , Governor Terry Branstad wants Iowa schools to be more accountable for their spending of state dollars. We’re already below the national average when it comes to per pupil funding but that is still too high. We need to focus, people!

Trade Shows: When to Go and What to Do When You Get There

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Attending trade shows seems like an absolute must for educational publishers; the cost, personnel, and logistics can be obstacles for even the larger companies. First, since no company can attend every event, staff should meet to discuss event strategy every year ahead of trade show season.

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What’s in Your Name? The Importance of Branding for Recruitment in Edtech

Edsurge

It’s a declaration to the public—who you are, what you offer, and how you’d like to be perceived. A well-cultivated brand sets you apart from others operating in the same space, allowing real people to identify with you and encouraging them to interact with you directly. This holds true both for those you want to engage with your products and services, as well as those you’d like to employ. This is key to attracting the best talent available.

Few preschool apps are developmentally appropriate, report finds

The Hechinger Report

But few of these apps are developmentally appropriate and most fail to teach in ways preschoolers need to learn. Fewer than 10 percent of the apps included any type of modeling by a character or by an on-screen demonstration to show children how to complete tasks.

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Kids Co-Creating Curriculum

The CoolCatTeacher

Learn how students are teaching each other drone piloting and other examples from Albemarle County, Virginia with Superintendent Pam Moran. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. Link to show: www.coolcatteacher.com/e241. Vicki: Well, I have to tell you this, Pam.

Four Steps to Help Students Develop a Healthy Media Diet

edWeb.net

With the proliferation of technology in school and at home, parents are looking for direction on how to keep their kids’ media habits in check. ” Instead, librarians can help families learn how to maintain a healthy balance and become good digital citizens.

The Challenges of Broadband Access in Rural Schools

edWeb.net

Rural school districts face many unique trials, and access to educational technology is no different. In many cases, school leaders need to justify why the district should invest in the first place. But in order to take advantage of edtech, they first need broadband access.

AI and Personalized Learning That Goes Beyond Tech: The Latest Camelback Ventures Cohort

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That’s why his organization doesn’t make entrepreneurs accepted to its fellowship move anywhere. They can stay where they are, and continue to build their business. He added that he thinks it’s better for organizations to continue growing in the communities they’re already rooted in. Participants in the venture’s fourth cohort did come together in person on Thursday, though, to present their work at a theater in Oakland. Quartolio wants to go beyond an internet search.

As jobs grow hard to fill, businesses join the drive to push rural residents toward college

The Hechinger Report

When the Chemours chemical plant in New Johnsonville, Tennessee, needed workers to maintain its high-tech machinery, it advertised for them as far as 90 miles away in Nashville in one direction and 150 miles away in Memphis on the other. That’s a really good thing to have on your resume.

Tolerating failing schools in New Orleans — so long as they’re for black kids

The Hechinger Report

Or, 41 percent of hospitals closest to you were deemed failing? Well, in New Orleans, 30 of 72 public schools (or 41 percent) have just received a “D” or an “F” grade, according to the Louisiana Department of Education.

?Without Addressing Basic Needs, Student Success Strategies Fall Short

Edsurge

this week to discuss how to get more nontraditional students—such as full- and part-time workers, parents and other underrepresented groups—to and through college. But even in presentations about the latest advising technologies, a through-line for the event was how to frame student success initiatives beyond surface-level enrollment and retention metrics. No matter how we measure it, these numbers are not acceptable.

Going on the Offensive: Cyber Security Strategies for Schools

edWeb.net

Education programs need to be more comprehensive and ongoing throughout the year. For example, CoSN counts phishing (sending fraudulent emails from seemingly credible accounts) as a top security threat to schools. Filter information coming into buildings and to school email addresses.

Our fragile child care ‘system’ may be about to shatter

The Hechinger Report

The center is currently closed due to the coronavirus crisis, and MaryLou Beaver, the executive director, does not know when it will reopen. She drove to six nearby stores that weekend to find just three gallons of bleach. Keeping her staff safe had to be her first priority. “It’s

With Schools Closed, Kids With Disabilities Are More Vulnerable Than Ever

MindShift

They have a daily check-in: How are you doing? How are you feeling? are closed until May 4th , so Jacob’s morning academic lesson — which according to the schedule starts at 9 a.m. — has been temporarily moved to the basement. ” An urging to stay flexible.

Your Syllabus to SXSW EDU 2019 (and Where to Find Us!)

Edsurge

Now in its ninth year, the show has become a staple for convening a potpourri of ideas that span broad swaths of the education community, from instructional practices and school models, to social inequities and far-out visions of the future that seem more like a dream than reality. There are plenty of hands-on sessions with practical tips to apply in the classroom. In addition to finding us scribbling notes from the seats and hallways, you’ll also find us on stage.

Planning for the Total Cost of Edtech Initiatives

edWeb.net

Upgrading infrastructure, device maintenance, and ongoing professional development, in addition to program and device costs, mean tech initiatives need permanent budget lines that take into account the total cost. Are they prepared to adapt to other systems?

Learning to Breathe: Educators Use Yoga and Meditation to Reduce Burnout

Edsurge

Breathe for Change was founded by former Pre-K teacher Ilana Nankin to improve the well-being of educators. But she was able to improve her well-being through yoga, and shared some of those practices with her students. In 2012, Nankin moved from San Francisco to Wisconsin to pursue a Ph.D. As part of her doctorate, she taught courses to pre-service educators through a social justice lens. It plans to expand to three more cities next summer.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

techlearning

Achieve3000 will add 30 of iCivics’ best-in-class student readings to its platform. Achieve3000 will apply its online differentiated instruction to the content, helping students to digest critical material so they can read, discuss, and debate core U.S.

Colleges provide misleading information about their costs

The Hechinger Report

The federal government is pushing for more information to be made available about college costs and success rates, saying that will help students avoid incurring unmanageable debt. Want to find out how much it will cost to go to Arkansas Northeastern College?

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From here to there: Musings about the path to having good OER for every course on campus

Iterating Toward Openness

But from time to time I still step back and worry about field-level issues. I made what was probably the clearest statement of my vision for the future of learning materials in my Shuttleworth Fellowship application several years ago: My long-term goal is to create a world where OER are used pervasively throughout primary, secondary, and post-secondary schools. My end goal isn’t to increase OER adoption. But there’s a very, very long path from here to pervasive adoption.

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A New Curriculum Helps Students With Disabilities Transition to Life After High School

Edsurge

I watched proudly as he used his self-determination skills to choose a major and enroll at a college that was an eight-hour drive from home. I thought he was well-prepared for the transition to life after high school, but soon realized I was wrong. While this failure felt terrible at the time, it ended up being the driving force behind the creation of a new high school transition program for students with mild to moderate disabilities. He wanted to go it alone.