How to Unleash the Potential of Every Child

The CoolCatTeacher

Urkund: Today’s Sponsor Urkund is great as a plagiarism prevention tool and connects with most common Learning Management Systems like Google Classroom, Moodle, and Canvas or as a stand-alone web tool or by email.

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The Pedagogy of Blended Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Herein lies the impetus of the work at Wells Elementary schoo l the past two years. For the purposes of this post, I am going to highlight strategies, elements, models, and supports (tools). blended learning edtech pedagogy Wells Elementary School

CUE Leaders Make National Impact: Members Educate Legislators and Policymakers in D.C.

CUE

The focus of the advocacy efforts was on support for E-rate, LifeLine Program, Student Data and Privacy, and fully funding Title IV of ESSA. The work of Denise Hardoy, middle school science teacher and CUE member, from San Antonio Elementary School in Lockwood was highlighted.

Educating Kids for Life not for Tests

The CoolCatTeacher

I was a science educator, so I’m pretty comfortable and confident using technologies of all kinds, although the kids have really surpassed me when we start to get some of the newer tools that their using, particularly as part of their Maker Work.

WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

techlearning

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.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

Today’s Sponsor: GradeCam is a web-based tool that lets you customize assessments with multiple choice, true/false, number grids, rubrics, and more. You know, the advocacy is not lost on them.

CUE Leaders Make National Impact: Members Educate Legislators and Policymakers in D.C.

CUE

The focus of the advocacy efforts was on support for E-rate, LifeLine Program, Student Data and Privacy, and fully funding Title IV of ESSA. The work of Denise Hardoy, middle school science teacher and CUE member, from San Antonio Elementary School in Lockwood was highlighted.

5 Ways to Bring Financial Literacy into Any School

The CoolCatTeacher

It’s probably the best tool base that I’ve ever seen to help teach kids about college. It’s a really fun way to introduce financial literacy quiz questions, like Quiz Bowl format, questions in classrooms, anywhere from elementary to high school students.

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Editorial: Screens Are NOT a Hoax

CUE

To be properly responsive and timely, we should know what people are saying about the various tools and techniques out in the world. And this brings us to the crux of the problem with Dr. Kardaras’ “hoax” claim- Educational technology is a tool. EDITORIAL.

Why Don’t Schools Focus on Literacy?

Reading By Example

– Jason Fried of Basecamp, a web-based project management tool ( NY Times ). As an elementary principal the last seven years, the schools I have had the honor to lead have hosted site visits.

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Improving reading skills and SEL through text-based discussions

eSchool News

A recent edWebinar led by Bobbi Bear, director of customer advocacy for Achieve3000, identified effective ways to integrate SEL with reading instruction, through classroom conversations about nonfiction and fiction texts. Related content: 5 discussion tools to fuel student engagement.

Twenty States Pass Legislation to Expand Access to K-12 Computer Science

techlearning

Code.org Advocacy Coalition ?, of more than 60 industry, non-profit, and advocacy organizations working together to make computer science a fundamental part of K-12 education. [ Since January 2018, 20 states have passed legislation and funded $49 million to expand.

#getESEAright: Make some noise for school library funding on Thursday night

NeverEndingSearch

activism advocacy twitter Using the hashtag #getESEAright, ALA joins forces with NEA’s planned Twitter storm on Thursday, April 9 th from 7:00 till 8:00 PM Eastern.

Taking Over Georgia Department of Education Instagram: A Lesson in Trust

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

My name is Andy Plemmons, school library media specialist at David C Barrow Elementary in Athens GA @barrowmediacenter I will take over the DOE account this week. gadoeteachertakeover #spelling #spellingbee #writing #english #competition #googlehangout #google #community #librariesofinstagram #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #elementary. 2nd graders are using the research tool in Google Docs to search for images and cite them in their research.

9 Great Nonprofits to Support School Leaders

Tom Murray

When I got connected on social media, my lens was expanded and I became aware additional organizations, as well as their supporting tools and resources. CCSSO provides leadership, advocacy, and technical assistance on major educational issues.

#WhyNCTE15: Because we all need to know literacy

Reading By Example

As an elementary principal, I cannot remember the last time I attended a conference for administrators. The influx of digital tools in our world alone have altered how we teach reading, writing, speaking and listening. Advocacy Leadership Literacy Principalship Reading Soapbox Writing NCTE wsraAs #ncte15 nears the end, tell us #whyncte15 ! We can’t wait to hear your reasons! pic.twitter.com/nXJYoA0LqB. NCTE (@ncte) November 22, 2015.

Using teacher-leaders to improve schools

The Hechinger Report

The model stems from an idea laid out in a paper almost a decade ago by Emily Ayscue Hassel and Bryan Hassel, co-presidents of Public Impact, an education advocacy organization.

Inside a Student’s Hunt for His Own Learning Data

Edsurge

Institutions have access to more student data than ever before—but it's hard to really grasp what that means, since many of the digital tools that colleges use are from third parties or companies that keep their algorithms private.

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From Testing to Transformational Change with Pam Moran

The CoolCatTeacher

Screencastify is the screencasting tool I recommend for Google Chrome and Chromebooks. Screencastify is an essential tool for making flipped lessons, student videos and creative formative assessments.

The Importance of SEL to Education Success

Ask a Tech Teacher

Success in school was like that when grades were the barometer and studying harder was the tool. And with home advocacy, SEL will work better, faster, and more effectively. Stanislaus Elementary School with “Four at the Door.”

The newly reimagined Empire State Information Fluency Continuum

NeverEndingSearch

Offered as Word documents, these tools are easily adaptable. Among them, you’ll find this 4th Grade tool promoting design thinking. The newly reimagined Empire State Information Fluency Continuum (ESIFC) was introduced at the NYLA-SSL Summer Institute this week.

Five Steps to Closing the Homework Gap

edWeb.net

Kelley, Superintendent of Oak Park Elementary School District 97, IL, explained, this isn’t about deciding what technology a district uses. The library staff constantly communicates with community leaders to find out how they can assist them; again, technology is the tool, not the end goal.

Digital Equity: It’s More Than Just Student Access

techlearning

Many educators are looking beneath the surface inequities of devices and connectivity to consider how digital tools can revolutionize learning and address even deeper inequities. Amesse Elementary at Denver Public Schools. Amesse Elementary.

16 Great NonProfits Working to Support EdTech in Schools

Tom Murray

Prior to my role as the Director of Innovation for Future Ready Schools ® , I spent 14 years in a public school in Pennsylvania as an elementary and middle school teacher, middle school and elementary principal, and district level technology director. When I got connected on social media, my lens grew and I became aware of more organizations, as well as some of their supporting tools and resources.

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David, Goliath, and the Future of the U.S. K-12 OER Movement

Doug Levin

I’ve been engaged in thinking deeply about the promise and opportunity afforded the U.S. K-12 education system by open educational resources (OER) since 2009, although my first exposure to the ideas and leaders of the movement stretch back to the launch of the MIT OpenCourseWare initiative.

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What does ‘career readiness’ look like in middle school?

The Hechinger Report

She has learned to use technology-enabled woodcutting tools and is at work creating a virtual tour of her school, Laing Middle School in Charleston County, using another drone she built in the school’s Fab Lab.

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

Edsurge

She spent many of her weekends this past fall at an elementary school in San Francisco’s Tenderloin district, alongside 83 other peers, including fellow classroom teachers and other educators. They “did not have the tools to take care of themselves,” she said, “let alone the tools to support their kids.” Rose, who teaches first and second grade special education at Los Cerritos Elementary School in South San Francisco, felt like she was “was drowning.”

Two Lexia Learning Products Honored in the 2018 Tech Edvocate Awards

techlearning

Lexia Core5 Reading was named the winner in the category for Best Literacy App or Tool. Lexia PowerUp Literacy was recognized as a finalist in the category of Best Personalized/Adaptive Learning App or Tool.

The messy reality of personalized learning

The Hechinger Report

In tiny Foster, Rhode Island, teachers at Captain Isaac Paine Elementary School use high-tech methods to teach a largely rural, off-the-grid population. Down Route 6, not far from the Shady Acres Restaurant and Dairy, is Captain Isaac Paine Elementary School.

‘It’s OK to not be OK:’ How One High School Saved Lives with a 34-Question Survey

MindShift

Many district leaders are wary of soliciting such sensitive information, fearing they won’t have the tools to help students in crisis or that they’ll be liable if tragedy strikes and they weren’t able to intervene. The coalition works to reduce suicide through education and advocacy.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 38 Edition)

Doug Levin

Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye this past week – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. " Tagged on: September 18, 2017 Too Much Technology in AR Elementary Schools? Representative Stephen Meeks (R-Greenbrier) proposed a study to see when elementary schools should introduce computers, tablets and other technology to their students. It’s not you, dear Twitter, it’s me.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 38 Edition)

Doug Levin

Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye this past week – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. " Tagged on: September 18, 2017 Too Much Technology in AR Elementary Schools? Representative Stephen Meeks (R-Greenbrier) proposed a study to see when elementary schools should introduce computers, tablets and other technology to their students. It’s not you, dear Twitter, it’s me.

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SEL: A Leadership Roundtable

techlearning

They used to provide the tool for us to give the survey, but this year and moving forward, districts can create their own tool to give the survey. We now work with the Panorama survey tool as it is much better than Google Survey.

Rhode Island’s New Law Mandates Recess for Kids

K-12 Schools - Education News

Elementary schools always claim to give recess, but researchers found that on a randomly-selected school day, only 79% had recess. But the original mandate was rendered toothless to accommodate those who complained that withholding recess was a valuable tool for managing behavior.

Schools lead the way to zero-energy buildings, and use them for student learning

The Hechinger Report

Katherine Cribbs, a second-grader at Discovery Elementary School in Arlington, Virginia, explores the online “energy dashboard” that tracks her school’s energy consumption and production. Another net-zero elementary school, also designed by VMDO, is to open in 2019.