Music Teachers of Excellence with the CMA Foundation

The CoolCatTeacher

Some of the benefits of music education include higher graduation rates, a greater chance of post-secondary success, social and emotional development, and shaping the next generation to be collaborative, creative and forward-thinking leaders. Blog: [link] Twitter: @cmafoundation.

How We Express Ourselves: Making a Museum in a Box

iLearn Technology

As I was considering the best way to jump back into blogging, I couldn’t see going back to the way I’ve posted in the past. In the last eight years, my posting habits have become pretty sparse, to say the least. Starting and running a school…it’s a lot.

Thinking Routines in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Karen Voglesang on episode 209 [A special encore episode] of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Karen Vogelsang has taught elementary school in Memphis, Tennessee for fourteen years.

Channeling the anti-testing fervor

The Christensen Institute

Federally mandated testing has been one of the major points of discussion in Congress’s efforts this year to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Education Blog accountability assessment California Congress education policy Elementary and Secondary Education Act ESEA ESEA reauthorization federal policy Innovation standardized testingYou don’t have to look far to find controversy regarding standardized testing.

A conference about what is sacred in education: 5Sigma Edu Con

iLearn Technology

Hundreds of conferences, workshops, MOOCS, edcamps, professional journals, blogs, the list seriously goes on and on. There are a lot of options for professional development. If you’re like me, your inbox and mailbox have a pretty consistent stream of offerings.

Which One Doesn’t Belong? K-12 Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

iLearn Technology

michellek107 will be blogging more about the class experience on the class blog, Architects of Wonder if you’d like to read more. What it is: Which One Doesn’t Belong? is a site I learned about from @TeamBaldwin today.

Virtual Escape Room

iLearn Technology

These are my go to blogs before all others! It is so much fun, I had to share here as well on the off-chance you don’t already follow Karen’s blog (iTeach with Technology ).

Find Your Pi Day

iLearn Technology

Students can learn about the mathematical sequence and the science of Pi in this background Wolfram blog post. Analyze Blogs Math Middle/High School Primary Elementary Secondary Elementary Teacher Resources Technology Understand (describe, explain) Websites 3.14

Using Technology to Differentiate Instruction

iLearn Technology

Allow these students to think about what they are learning with reflective tools such as blogs and wikis that can be shared with others later. link] Students can blog about their learning. |Kelly Tenkely|.

StackUp: track self-directed learning online

iLearn Technology

My blog does a decent job of helping me share my learning with others, but it is still just a small representation of all that I have learned over the years.

Drones in the Classroom: Teaching Writing and Collaboration with Drones

The CoolCatTeacher

Santha Walters on episode 282 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Vicki: So Santha, do you have these lesson plans, or have you blogged this so we can include those? Blog: [link].

The Vocabulary Doctors: How to Teach Vocabulary

The CoolCatTeacher

A conversation with Dr. Kimberly Tyson and Dr. Angela Peery on episode 94 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. And I hope you’ll head over to the blog post and share this show and enter to win their book.

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Digital Badges: credentialing the things that make us fully human

iLearn Technology

You can read about the full break down on @michellek107 ‘s blog here. Anastasis Academy education reform Evaluate inspiration Middle/High School Open Source Primary Elementary professional development Secondary Elementary Teacher Resources web tools Web2.0

Books to Africa and A Personal Transformation to a Global Educator

The CoolCatTeacher

Julie Hembree on episode 233 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Julie Hembree is a teacher-librarian at Cougar Ridge Elementary School near Seattle, WA. Bulldog Reader Blog [link].

How to Teach Thinking Routines in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

episode 134 with Karen Voglesang on the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. This fun, visual tool lets students explore 150 different science and social studies units for elementary and middle school learners.

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Kyle Pearce: How to Make Math Visual

The CoolCatTeacher

Kyle Pearce on episode 304 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. So I’ve learned a ton, getting to spend all kinds of time in elementary as well as secondary. Blog: [link].

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Teaching isn’t Rocket Science – It’s Way More Complex

The CoolCatTeacher

Doug Green on episode 284 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. She has a blog on Education Week. In 2006 I gave up my job as an elementary principal to care for my wife who had Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Powerful Leadership, Vision, and Problem Solving for Districts

The CoolCatTeacher

Baron Davis on episode 156 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. He holds superintendent, school counseling, secondary principal and secondary supervision certifications.

9 Great Nonprofits to Support School Leaders

Tom Murray

The Alliance focuses on America’s six million most at-risk secondary school students—those in the lowest achievement quartile—who are most likely to leave school without a diploma or to graduate unprepared for a productive future.

Free Resources to Support Your Work

Tom Murray

Assistant Secretary of Elementary and Secondary Education, Ohio Superintendent of Public Instruction, and long-time school and district leader, will succeed current President, Gov. All for the kids we serve, Blog Alliance for Excellent Education Digital Learning Day Future Ready Film Fest Future Ready SchoolsYesterday, I joined former Illinois Superintendent Dr. Greg Goins, on the Reimagine Schools Podcast.

#FactFriday: Florida’s AP Student Success


Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), “Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey,” 2000-01, 2010-11, 2014-15, and 2015-16. In Florida, 31.7

Student Data Privacy: What’s Your Obligation?

Tom Murray

House Education and Workforce Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education and the U.S. Blog CIPA Congress COPPA Data Quality Campaign Education Law Educator's Guide to Student Data Privacy FERPA FERPA|SHERPA Future of Privacy Forum Model Terms of Service PPRA Protecting Privacy Toolkit PTAC Student Data Principles Student Data PrivacyThis post is sponsored by Samsung. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

A World of PBL: 25 Authentic Resources To Connect Students Beyond The Classroom


Worldvuze – Take some time to explore this map-based question and answer education platform where elementary and secondary students around the world can learn directly from each other! Lesson Plans App TL Advisor Blog blog PBL

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HE Challenges: Fast changing digital teaching methods


There is evidence that universities have a slow-changing culture , when compared to for instance high- or secondary-schools. In Ontario, Canada, for instance, the somewhat shocking facts are: 99% of all Ontario elementary and secondary students have access to computers at school.

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We need to change the teacher vs. technology narrative

The Christensen Institute

Sure enough, elementary and secondary teachers are among the most educated yet least paid professionals; and their likelihood of automation: practically zero. Education Blog Blended learning Edtech education education technology teachersA recent chart from Bloomberg on the future of artificial intelligence and employment lends evidence to a point I have been making for years : teachers will not be replaced by machines.

Starting PBL: 30 Amazing Resources To Help Plant A New PBL Idea, Part 2


There are projects for elementary levels as well as project ideas for middle and high school. PBL Clearing House – This University of Delaware site provides some interesting possibilities for secondary schools and PBL. High Tech Elementary – Their high school projects are awesome.

Innovations for Educators: IBM’s Teacher Advisor

The Christensen Institute

Teacher Advisor is a free online resource that helps elementary school teachers plan math lessons. It houses a library of K-5 math open education resources (OERs)—including activities, lesson plans, and supporting materials—from organizations such as EngageNY , the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education , CPALMS , and UnboundEd. Education Blog

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Use Google Slides to Create Video Reflection Journal


Elementary students without YouTube accounts can save their videos to Google Drive and then link to them in Google Slides. Avra Robinson Blog G Suite Google Google+ GSuite Reflection Slides Writing

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Using Single Sign-On to Streamline Edtech Access

degree in early childhood and elementary education at Liberty University; a Masters of Education in school leadership and policy studies at the University of Virginia; and a PhD in educational leadership at Clemson University.

Three Digital Equity Leaders Call to Action for Students Without Home Internet Access


Green Bay Area PS had a laptop cart model until 2017 when they established the Ninja Deployment initiative that resulted 1:1 devices at the secondary level and 1.5:1 1 at the elementary level. Digital Learning TL Advisor Blog Accessibility

Teacher Development Research Review: Keys to Educator Success

Digital Promise

MyTeachingPartner-Secondary (MTP-S) is a coaching system that provides a library of videos showing effective teaching, as well as personalized Web-based feedback videos of teaching practice using the research-based CLASS-S scoring system to define effective student-teacher interactions (Allen et al., In an experiment with 48 teachers and 1,490 upper-elementary students, STeLLA improved science teaching and science content knowledge among students and teachers (Roth et al.,

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#Supermuch teaching in the classroom and online

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 344 with Jody Green and Dr. Tim Green From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. We discuss what going to the next level in the classroom and in online learning means both at the secondary and college level.

Debate on new education law overlooks future of testing

The Christensen Institute

As the House of Representatives prepares to vote tomorrow on reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)—also known since 2001 as No Child Left Behind (NCLB)—a fierce fight has continued over the proper role of testing. Julia Freeland and Thomas Arnett, research fellows at the Clayton Christensen Institute, and I coauthored this piece.

CA Computer Science Legislation with CUE Support Approved by Gov Brown


Ensure all pupils have access to computer science from K-post secondary education. Present computer science at the secondary school level in a way that can fulfill a computer science, math, or science graduation credit. CUE Advocacy Update.

U.S. K-12 Educational Technology Policy: Historical Notes on the Federal Role

Doug Levin

For each of the three primary (equity-focused) federal educational technology programs authorized by Congress since the passage of the 1994 revision to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), below I provide details on the programs’: legislative authorization (i.e.,

Introducing MIND’s Thought Leaders & Speakers

MIND Research Institute

Our research, approach to STEM and other thought leadership can be found through our website , social media and blog. This section highlights blog posts, podcasts, videos, and other content - all authored by or featuring the speaker.

Could This Be One of the BEST Edu Conferences of 2015? #WGEDD


Each time I get to visit and observe educators in our elementary, I take something away that my students can benefit from. Todd is married to Beth, also a former teacher and principal, who is a professor of Elementary Education at Indiana State University.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 11 Edition)

Doug Levin

Tagged on: March 18, 2017 Investigations Into Cyberattack Against EQAO Conclude | CNW → The investigations into the cyberattack that disrupted the Education Quality and Accountability Office's (EQAO) online Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) on October 20, 2016, confirm EQAO's original conclusion that a targeted Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) cyberattack was the cause of the technical issues that led to the cancellation of the OSSLT in October 2016.

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Does proposed federal policy leave room for disruptive innovation?

The Christensen Institute

For years there’s been consensus that we need to hit refresh on the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Education Blog Disrupting Class disrupting school disruption and regulation disruptive innovatn educatin R&D ESEA ESSA flipped classroom innovative assessment NCLB New Hampshire PACE program personalized learning southwest airlines Station Rotation sustaining innnovation

The Best PD for Math Teachers (and How to Use It) #mtbos #iteachmath

The CoolCatTeacher

David Petro on episode 294 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. It turns out there are lots of “chat” hashtags — #scichat and #edchat and #elemchat (elementary). Blogs: [link].

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