Online Education Advocacy Group Launches as Dept. of Ed Proposes Loosening Regulations

Edsurge

To advocate for and on behalf of effective online teaching and learning practices, four organizations are joining forces to establish the National Council for Online Education.

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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Why Teacher Self-Care Matters and How to Practice Self-Care in Your School

Waterford

Unfortunately, teachers may worry that taking care of themselves can lead to self-absorption and distract them from their students. Self-care is all about taking care of your health and making sure that you have everything you need to thrive as a teacher.

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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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How to reach students without internet access at home? Schools get creative

The Hechinger Report

On the Friday before spring break at Meigs Middle School, special education teacher Matt Coe was busy preparing new lessons for his students now that schools were set to close due to the coronavirus crisis. That’s really cool to know that you’re having a positive impact.

ISTE, Stirring the Pot, & Education Advocacy

The Daring Librarian

I think we ALL must have an ongoing conversation with our Admin & staff about how we can integrate ISTE NETS into our daily instruction. You know what would really help sell the NETS to admins? LOL) to be a keynote or feature speaker? I reserve the right to edit this later!

How to Create a Twitter List of Reliable Media Sources

Reading By Example

The challenge with Twitter is in how to use it so the information you are receiving is reliable. How do we separate the wheat from the chaff? You don’t even have to follow people or organizations to put them on a list. Click here to follow.

Quiet In The Classroom: How To Recognize And Support Introverted Entrepreneurs

EdNews Daily

The fascination over the differences between extroverts and introverts, how they communicate, and what they need, is by far, one of the most compelling topics over the past decade. There is no better time to recognize and make accommodating adjustments in both ecosystems.

Report: The 4 models of blended learning in action

eSchool News

A new paper by advocacy and policy org iNacol explores how blended learning is being used in practice and traces its history from 2008 to today. ” The teacher, or the clock, determines when students move from one activity or modality to the next.

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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Thursday Webinar - "Library Advocacy: Everyday Marketing Tools and Techniques" with Dr. Sue Alman

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

You do not need to attend the live session to purchase this webinar, but doing so allows you to participate in the Q+A. At the end of the session, participants will have ideas about ways to create a library buzz online, f2f, and inside/outside the library.

Go Green in Your Classroom: 16 Resources for Environmental Lessons

Edudemic

How can you help your students love the environment and inspire them […]. Featured How To Advocacy environment featured green classroom inspiring students lesson ideas motivating studentsTake a walk through the woods or spend an evening soaking up the sight of the night sky. Planet Earth is chock full of gorgeous things, but the functionality of the planet depends on complex ecosystems that are suffering because of mankind’s abuse.

Two New Library 2.0 Webinars: Library Advocacy + Marketing | Coaching Skills for Managers + Supervisors | ALSO: Active Shooter Response Recording

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Then, being announced today, is " Library Advocacy: Everyday Marketing Tools and Techniques " with Dr. Sue Alman on February 21st. Webinars gives you access to the live Webinar, as well as any-time access to the recording afterward. You can use coaching to get these results.

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.

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

CUE

A delegation of educators traveled to Washington D.C. to have their voices heard and to advocate for students and technology last week in the nation’s capitol. Micah Studer described the event as “life-changing” as it has ignited a passion in him for advocacy for our students.

How to Bring Authenticity to Learning that Happens in School

MindShift

In 2013, attorneys at the California Innocence Project , weighed down by a backlog of casework, turned for help to an unusual group: humanities students at High Tech High Chula Vista, a nearby charter school. Finally, she’d need to get people to attend.

Creating your virtual library (quickly) using Slides and Bitmojis)

NeverEndingSearch

Whether or not we are planning for a virtual experience in September, it is clear that we need to translate our practice. In fact, they were used even more heavily when we moved to a 1:1 climate. Click here to make a copy and edit. It’d be Really Dumb Not to Use It.

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

CUE

A delegation of educators traveled to Washington D.C. to have their voices heard and to advocate for students and technology last week in the nation’s capitol. Micah Studer described the event as “life-changing” as it has ignited a passion in him for advocacy for our students.

How to be a Teacher Librarian Rock Star

The Daring Librarian

How to be a Teacher Librarian Rock Star - Branding Tips & Tricks First thing I gotta say, I don’t know that I really love the term Library Rockstars because I think ALL Teachers and Librarians are rock stars or has an inner rock star waiting to come out.

Why teachers are historically overworked & undervalued (and how to disrupt the pattern)

The Cornerstone for Teachers

As educators, we talk a lot about how teachers are poorly paid and how unrealistic the demands are. But we don’t talk nearly as much about how things got to be this way. I follow her on Twitter as @JennBinis, and I love her ability to notice patterns and interrupt them.

Rally to Restore Philadelphia School Librarians: Responses, reflections, and resources

NeverEndingSearch

On January 24th, at the beginning of ALA Midwinter, 150 people rallied to restore school librarians in Philadelphia. While she learned to navigate and understand the value of her library’s network of databases, she knows that many kids don’t even know what a database is.

How to Design a Classroom Built on Inquiry, Openness and Trust

MindShift

Teachers who are interested in shifting their classrooms often don’t know where to start. It can be overwhelming, frightening, and even discouraging, especially when no one else around you seems to think the system is broken. Skills need to be modeled. I’m happy to help.

A Roadmap for Success in Teacher Leadership

MiddleWeb

Adventures in Teacher Leadership is brief yet packed with how-to’s for any situation a teacher leader might encounter. Book Reviews Leadership advocacy collaboration communication Joseph Fatheree Michelle Voelker PD Rebecca Mieliwocki student data teacher leader

Future Ready summit tackles how to plan for tomorrow’s ed tech

eSchool News

A recent regional summit brought superintendents together to discuss the future of education. Despite a focus on using technology to prepare for education’s future, discussions about specific devices or applications were completely absent.

A guide for how to select the best tech tools for your school

eSchool News

With ed-tech spending expected to reach $55B by 2019 as predicted by market research firm Technavio, schools and districts should ensure they can produce carefully-crafted technology plans that outline how technology will work successfully in classrooms.

7 Valuable Roles for STEM Teacher Leaders

MiddleWeb

How to provide leadership? STEM By Design STEM Teacher Development advocacy anne jolly equity ethics PD planning policy STEM teacher leader teacher leaderAnne Jolly deeply believes that well-informed and skilled teacher leaders are the most valuable assets we have at all levels.

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Helping Students Who Do Poorly on Purpose

MiddleWeb

Doing Poorly on Purpose by G&T specialist Dr. James Delisle explores how to help smart students who do poorly in school. Delisle selective customers self-advocacy student dignity underachievers

Got Gabsee? 3D Augmented Reality Avatar

The Daring Librarian

The Verge I say that it's a whole lot of fun, and I can see using it for program advocacy, as well as book and library promotion. I have a little mini-rant below about how, yet again -- I'm late to the Gabsee party, and it's OK!

Leadership as Process

Reading By Example

These systems are set up to shoot for just above the status quo instead of for the stars. Yet I don’t want to lower my expectations. We should have something tangible to strive for and know that we have a target to hit.

Quick Win: Creating a Culture of Literacy

Reading By Example

Before the students arrived, our faculty learned how to best prepare a classroom (and school) for students. Specifically, we looked at our classroom and common areas to promote reading and writing. A teacher asking students to share something they want him to know about them. .

Why Don’t Schools Focus on Literacy?

Reading By Example

Our top hiring criteria — in addition to having the skills to do the job — is, are you a great writer? As an elementary principal the last seven years, the schools I have had the honor to lead have hosted site visits. To my knowledge: zero.

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Library Orientation for Kindergarten through Second Grade

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Each year I ponder what to do for the first of the year library orientation. Once again, it’s a time where you want to talk about procedures, expectations, etc, but I think more and more about what message I really want students to take away. We have to help one another.

The Many Formats of Book Club

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

For the first quarter of the year, I’ve been exploring how to start book clubs in our school in a variety of ways. I hoped that by offering a variety of ways to engage with a book, that we would support many different interests, availabilities, and format preferences.