Excellent Free STEM Strategies from TGR Foundation and Discovery

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter STEM can level up and it must begin to include underrepresented communities of women and minorities. Summer is a great time to learn how to do that as you prepare for fall and back to school.

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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 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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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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Five Top Technology Trends In Special Education

Wisewire

(TNS) — Fueled by technological advances, changing state policies, and a continued push from advocates, ed-tech companies and researchers are crafting new tools and strategies to better serve students with disabilities. ” Still, there’s plenty to be hopeful about.

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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.

As We Rebuild, Here’s the Part We Can’t Afford to Take Out

Edsurge

In 2005, the aftermath of a once-in-a-century hurricane provided an opportunity to think anew about how to design an education system and rebuild a city. That “part” was a holistic approach to investing in education. I, too, wanted to get the deal done.

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?

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.

With a degree no longer enough, job candidates are told to prove their skills in tests

The Hechinger Report

Among the many frustrations ahead for millions of Americans thrown out of work by the pandemic is one that may surprise them: To get a new job, it’s increasingly likely they will have to take a test. Related: Are colleges finally going to start training students for the workforce?

Is This Video App Safe? Mozilla Privacy Report Offers a Look

Edsurge

Like tens of thousands of other schools, Berkeley Unified School District in Northern California picked Zoom as its video-conferencing tool to support its remote instruction plan. But that came to a screeching halt after a naked adult “Zoombombed” one of its high school classes.

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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!

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.

Promote Executive Functioning within School Culture

edWeb.net

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, schools across the country struggle to move their brick-and-mortar classrooms to remote online learning environments. If nurtured in young children, the executive functions will allow students to act in a goal-directed manner.

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.

REINVENTING.SCHOOL - Episode 8 Today, "Home as a Place for Learning" #reinventingschool

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

And so, we decided to take a closer look at how this might work. We will address homeschooling, but our experts are prepared to go beyond the usual discussion. Please join us at www.reinventing.school for the live shows as well as access to the recordings (also on YouTube ).

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.

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

edWeb.net

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Edsurge

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.

?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.

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.

Learning Revolution Weekly Shows - Thrive in EDU, Teaching by Heart, Reinventing.School, The Connected Classroom, Exceptional Circumstances for Exceptional Children | #learningrevolution

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

SHOW LINK BIO: Angela Maiers has been creating and leading change in education and enterprise for 31 years, teaching every level of school from grade school to graduate school and consulting with companies around the world. Many students now possess the technology to learn on their own.

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.

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?

Mini-Conference for Small, Rural, and Independent Libraries - Wednesday, June 17th #library20

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REGISTER HERE to attend live and/or to receive the recording links afterward. network to be kept updated on this and future events. Everyone is invited to participate in our Library 2.0 network to be kept informed of future events.