Tech Ed Resources for your Class–K-8 Keyboard Curriculum

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K-8 Keyboard Curriculum (four options plus one)–teacher handbook, student workbooks, companion videos, and help for homeschoolers. K-5 (237 pages) and Middle School (80 pages), 100 images, 7 assessments. 120 pages, dozens of images, 6 assessments. I get a lot of questions from readers about what tech ed resources I use in my classroom so I’m going to take a few days this summer to review them with you.

How Are Educators Continuing Powerful Professional Learning Online?

Digital Promise

Edcamp Edtech , meanwhile, created an open-to-all event focused on using technology for assessments, learner variability, and equity and inclusion, and EdcampRL hosted their entire event asynchronously on Twitter. Our Organizer Handbook is updated to include more planning tips and resources.

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Tech Ed Resources for your Class–K-8 Keyboard Curriculum

Ask a Tech Teacher

K-8 Keyboard Curriculum (four options plus one)–teacher handbook, student workbooks, companion videos, and help for homeschoolers. K-5 (237 pages) and Middle School (80 pages), 100 images, 7 assessments. 120 pages, dozens of images, 6 assessments. I get a lot of questions from readers about what tech ed resources I use in my classroom so I’m going to take a few days this summer to review them with you.

Tech Ed Resources–K-8 Keyboard Curriculum

Ask a Tech Teacher

K-8 Keyboard Curriculum (four options plus one)–teacher handbook, student workbooks, companion videos, and help for homeschoolers. K-5 (237 pages) and Middle School (80 pages), 100 images, 7 assessments. 120 pages, dozens of images, 6 assessments. I get a lot of questions from readers about what tech ed resources I use in my classroom so I’m going to take a few days this summer to review them with you.

What is Learning Sciences and Why Does It Matter?

Digital Promise

Designs innovative approaches to learning and assessment, often taking into account a social, collaborative view of learning and using technology creatively. Studies learning activity systems (not just one component)—such systems that integrate materials, technologies, supports, teacher professional development, assessments, leadership engagement, and other elements required to change teaching and learning. The Cambridge Handbook of the Learning Sciences.

Are You Ready for Generation Z

The Game Agency

What about company information- organization charts, handbooks, compliance information, etc. Generation Z refers to the group born between 1995 and 2010 and currently represents the largest population sector. They make up about 24% of the population (compared to Millennials representing about 22%, Gen X at 19% and Baby Boomers at 23%). It’s estimated that Gen Z is at approximately 2.52 billion! Many of them have graduated from college and are looking for employment. Is your company ready?

Tech Ed Resources for your Class–K-8 Keyboard Curriculum

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K-8 Keyboard Curriculum (four options plus one)–can include a teacher handbook, student workbooks, and a special package for homeschoolers. K-5 — 6 grades, 238 pages, 7 unique assessments, 5 templates, over 100 images; sold as print or digital. Middle School — 3 grades 73 pages, 7 unique assessments, 5 templates, 40 images; sold as digital only. 120 pages, dozens of images, 6 assessments.

Tech Ed Resources for your Class–K-8 Keyboard Curriculum

Ask a Tech Teacher

K-8 Keyboard Curriculum (four options plus one)–teacher handbook, student workbooks, companion videos, and help for homeschoolers. K-5 (237 pages) and Middle School (80 pages), 100 images, 7 assessments. 120 pages, dozens of images, 6 assessments. I get a lot of questions from readers about what tech ed resources I use in my classroom so I’m going to take a few days this summer to review them with you.

The Balance with Catlin Tucker: Featuring Lisa Highfill

Catlin Tucker

In this episode of The Balance , I talk with Lisa Highfill , a mother, educator, instructional coach, and co-author of The HyperDoc Handbook. What do you think of this idea of balancing our approach to assessment? Lisa describes herself as a thinker, philosopher, debater, and geek. She was a classroom teacher for over twenty years and is currently a technology integration coach in the Pleasanton Unified School District.

Tech Ed Resources for your Class–K-8 Keyboard Curriculum

Ask a Tech Teacher

K-8 Keyboard Curriculum (four options plus one)–teacher handbook, student workbooks, companion videos, and help for homeschoolers. K-5 (237 pages) and Middle School (80 pages), 100 images, 7 assessments. 120 pages, dozens of images, 6 assessments. I get a lot of questions from readers about what tech ed resources I use in my classroom so I’m going to take a few days this summer to review them with you.

5 Reasons to Love Hyperdocs and Digital Lesson Design

EdTechTeam

Hyperdoc digital lesson design allow teachers the opportunity to develop, design, curate and create content and assessment that is authentic to your classroom and audience. From Hyperdoc Handbook co-author Lisa Highfill: Be My Valentine Text Set. Check out the Hyperdoc Handbook: Digital Lesson Design using Google Apps by Lisa Highfill, Kelly Hilton and Sarah Landis. Let me count the ways…Valentine’s Day has inspired countless poems throughout the ages.

The Pandemic Will Leave More Students Unprepared For College. Developmental Education Must Help.

Edsurge

students being assessed as less-than-ready for college even before the current health and economic crisis, we must adopt united efforts to implement co-req models across the country.

The Balance with Catlin Tucker: Featuring Lisa Highfill

Catlin Tucker

In this episode of The Balance , I talk with Lisa Highfill , a mother, educator, instructional coach, and co-author of The HyperDoc Handbook. What do you think of this idea of balancing our approach to assessment? Lisa describes herself as a thinker, philosopher, debater, and geek. She was a classroom teacher for over twenty years and is currently a technology integration coach in the Pleasanton Unified School District.

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

Waterford

Occupational Outlook Handbook: High School Teachers. Self-Care Tools, Strategies and Assessment. Because teaching is such an intensive job, educators can greatly benefit from learning about and practicing self-care. Unfortunately, teachers may worry that taking care of themselves can lead to self-absorption and distract them from their students. However, despite the misleading title, self-care isn’t at all about selfishness.

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10 Books You’ll Want to Read This Summer

Ask a Tech Teacher

A Handbook for Beginning Teachers. Though printed in 1999, this handbook for beginning teachers continues to offer a well-balanced approach to teaching methods bridging both the idealism of teaching and the realism of American schools. Summer is a great time to reset your personal pedagogy to an education-friendly mindset and catch up on what’s been changing in the ed world while you were teaching eight ten hours a day.

EdTech Book Club! Recommended For Educators By Educators

EdTechTeam

The HyperDoc Handbook: Digital Lesson Design Using Google Apps By Lisa Highfill, Kelly Hilton and Sarah Landis 6. Assessment that Matters By Kim Meldrum M. Check out the EdTechTeam Recommended Book List! The Space: A Guide for Educators By Rebecca Louise Hare and Dr. Robert Dillon 2. Show Your Work! 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Discovered By Austin Kleon 3. The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results By Gary Keller 4.

Microsoft Education Resources

Educational Technology Guy

Microsoft Education Resources Microsoft for Education Site "Empower students today to be the creators of tomorrow and to achieve more" Microsoft Education Transformation Framework Flexible platform for education transformation Microsoft K-12 Education Transformation Framework: Modern teaching and learning Course Microsoft Education Resource Center implement the Education Transformation Framework in your school or district.

One surprising barrier to college success: Dense higher education lingo

The Hechinger Report

University administrators and officials across the country continue to produce instructions and forms — from handbooks and guides to syllabuses, websites and policies about everything from academic honesty to sexual harassment — that are puzzles of almost comically complex words and pedantic phrases. The University of Georgia, which this year produced a handbook for freshmen who were the first in their families to go to college, using simple and clear English.

Today's Newsletter: Where to Find & Curate OER Resources

techlearning

Opened.com is a resource site that includes a wide range of assessment materials they cover all areas, but seem to have a wealth of math materials for all levels of students. Additionally, College Open Textbooks includes a link to the OER Handbook for Educators 1.0 , which is a good primer for those still learning about how to use OER sources.

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Today’s regulatory framework is ineffective. Deleting it won’t solve the problem.

The Christensen Institute

For instance, the Federal Student Aid Handbook , which lists the rules with which US colleges must comply in order to be eligible to participate in Title IV programs, runs to nearly 1,500 pages and is available for download in six different volumes (appendices come separately). This piece is from a larger discussion on higher education regulation that originally appeared on EducationNext.

Giving Students a Voice

Digital Promise

Engage students in studying and assessing their school. More on the importance of youth voices with What Kids Can Do , Youth on Board , and the Washington Youth Voice Handbook [PDF]. This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Read the original version here. Among the many things young people have to do to succeed in school is learn to respect procedures they haven’t created or approved.

How to Create a School Website that Parents and Others Will Want to Visit

Gaggle Speaks

Our latest ebook, “The K-12 Website Success Handbook,” is a must-read for anyone responsible for procuring a website vendor or managing the day-to-day responsibilities of a school or district website. T he K—12 Website Success Handbook will show you how to use your website as a recruitment tool and how to create a unique website without the need to choose from hundreds of similar looking themes. . Also inside: Tips to assess the state of your current website.

50 Awesome Books for Teachers

Shake Up Learning

The Hyperdoc Handbook. The Growth Mindset Coach: A Teacher’s Month-by-Month Handbook for Empowering Students to Achieve. Formative Assessment & Standards-Based Grading (Classroom Strategies) . Fair Isn’t Always Equal, 2nd edition: Assessment & Grading in the Differentiated Classroom. The post 50 Awesome Books for Teachers appeared first on Shake Up Learning. I love to read!

How to craft useful, student-centered social media policies

eSchool News

Try translating them into a format that actually gets used: the faculty handbook. Second, social media changes monthly, and it’s much easier to update a faculty handbook than a policy document. Third, it allows you to align social media issues with other aspects of teaching (assessment, parent communication, etc.)

HyperDocs in Math

EdTechTeam

Now my students look at their mistakes and learn from them before the assessment is given. They are able to complete interactive materials with instant feedback and built in self assessments. HyperSlides is based on the strategy coined in the HyperDoc Handbook: Intentional Lesson Design Using Google Apps. It is interactive and allows them to practice the way their state assessment will be. Self-Assessment.

Benchmark Education announces new early learning literacy intervention program

eSchool News

Additional components to help accelerate student growth in literacy include a Progress Monitoring Handbook, an Oral Reading Records Handbook, more than 60 Take-Home Books in downloadable PDF-format to extend students’ learning and support family engagement, 100 Picture Cards, and 26 Letter Cards per grade. Literacy publisher Benchmark Education Company (BEC) announced a new literacy intervention program for grades K–2 in print format with online support.

Student Portfolios with Google Sites – SULS091

Shake Up Learning

Showcase portfolios work especially well as summative assessments at the end of a grading cycle or semester. Get Mike’s Pear Deck How-To Handbook. The post Student Portfolios with Google Sites – SULS091 appeared first on Shake Up Learning.

Does your district need this innovative App Approval Tool?

eSchool News

Evans was brought in as Superintendent of Omaha Public Schools (OPS) to institute change processes that resulted from a needs assessment. It is a great fit for the district, since we were beginning to introduce 21st century skills into our Best Instructional Practices Handbook. At the core of every change initiative is the desire to breathe new life into the organization―to revitalize ways of thinking, behaving, and working. Nearly four years ago, Mr. Mark A.

Grade Change: Moving a School Culture Forward

A Principal's Reflections

Multiple forms of formal assessment : Marking period grades have to be comprised of multiple forms of assessment. Failure floor : As per HS grading practices detailed in the current student handbook, a 64 or below is failing. Recently Jeff Fiscina , one of my math teachers, submitted a guest post on my blog that emphasized some of his grading practices that best support and promote student learning.

Holiday Reading: 6 Books That Will Transform Your Classroom – SULS042

Shake Up Learning

The Hyperdoc Handbook by Lisa Highfill, Kelly Hilton, and Sarah Landis. [14:14] 14:14] – Book number three is The Hyperdoc Handbook by Lisa Highfill, Kelly Hilton, Sarah Landis. 28:00] – Kasey shares a quote from the book that she used in Shake Up Learning, “If the work assigned is not something you’d let them redo in order to learn, it’s time to assess the relevance of the work you are assigning.”

Emphasize Flexibility and Adaptability When Grouping Students

edWeb.net

Base groupings on information: Use pre-tests, formatives assessments, learning styles, and even student interest surveys to divvy up the students. Don’t assess and forget: For groupings based on ability or readiness, don’t just plop the kids together and assume they’re all set. Based on assessments, you might find that some students need to change groups in the middle of the unit. The gifted group. The slow group. The behavioral issues group.

Why a 21st Century Teacher Isn’t Just a “Guide on the Side”

EdNews Daily

However daunting, teachers will need to expand their comfort zone and be willing to teach, assess, highlight, value, and offer support for empathy, curiosity, perseverance, and the range of positive strengths identified as successful behaviors in today’s world. By Thom Markham. The great fiction that a teacher today has become a “guide on the side” is now hardwired into nearly every conversation about the future of teaching and learning.

How to Craft Useful, Student-Centered Social Media Policies

Graphite Blog

Try translating them into a format that actually gets used: the faculty handbook. Second, social media changes monthly, and it’s much easier to update a faculty handbook than a policy document. Third, it allows you to align social media issues with other aspects of teaching (assessment, parent communication, etc.)

7 Educational Transformations for Any Classroom

EdTechTeam

Also, check out the book The HyperDoc Handbook by Lisa Highfil l, Kelly Hilton and Sarah Landis. Formative Assessments - I’ve never been a big fan of huge summative exams. That is where formative assessments comes in. If teachers stop and check, have students reflect, and build in activities that shows how much a student has grasped, then the summative assessment should not come as a surprise.

Free edTPA Tools Support Teacher Candidates and Programs

Edthena

We came to this work via our existing partners who were already using edTPA, and they asked us to build a solution that went well beyond offering a way to download the edTPA handbooks. Our portfolio builder is set up such that the instructions from the edTPA handbook are available for each task part. Our task parts are configured to only accept the file types allowed per the assessment specification.