3 Ways Blogging Has Helped Me Grow as a Learner

The Principal of Change

I started blogging over eight years ago merely for the reason to understand how this type of platform would help our students. Blogging has helped my learning grow significantly because I have done it consistently for myself, not necessarily for an audience.

What to Buy for Your Maker Space #makered

The CoolCatTeacher

10MT #22 | An Interview with Librarian Chad Lehman From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Maker spaces are great places for kids to explore and learn, so take a trip inside the new library — one with a Maker space. Blog: [link].

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Tips for Implementing Design Challenges in Your Makerspace


In “ Challenge-Based Learning in the School Library Makerspace ,” Diana Rendina, Media Specialist and Writer, Tampa Preparatory School, Tampa, FL, presented tips for design challenges and shared experiences from working in the makerspace during her time at Stewart Middle Magnet School in Tampa, FL.

Demonstrating the Impact of Powerful Learning: HP Teaching Fellows and Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

These educators demonstrate the Powerful Learning principles, which are a set of guidelines that support educators in designing learning experiences to engage the hearts and minds of learners. Library Media Specialist, Suffield Middle School, Suffield, CT.

Why Your Community Makes a Difference

Digital Promise

You can find more detailed information and guidelines on the Adult Literacy XPrize Communities Competition website. Adult Learning Blog Developers Educators Entrepreneurs Uncategorized

The Zen of Coloring

The Daring Librarian

feature in our Library Media Center Makerspace area! Guidelines NOT Rules Ok, sorta like rules. After a few weeks, I did find that we had to have some guidelines for the coloring corner -but I don't like to call them rules! There's a NEW!

The Ups and Downs of a Reading Life

Reading By Example

Today I might search for online articles, blog posts, and reviews that analyze this novel. Give students more say in what books are selected for the classroom library. And if you do not have a classroom library, today is a great day to start!)

20+ Ideas to Supercharge Classroom Creativity

The CoolCatTeacher

Ideas to help you spark creativity in your classroom From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Creativity is something that we have to nurture as teachers. In this blog post and episode, I share some of the ways I believe nurture creativity in students.

169 Tech Tip #151: 8 Popular Year-long Assessments

Ask a Tech Teacher

Teach students the correct way to keyboard (posture, habits, hand position–that sort; there are general guidelines in the inset and detailed information in this keyboarding curriculum ). Share this with other grade-level teachers, parents, even the library media specialist.

Tools of the Trade

Digital Promise

And they can access a library of more than 20,000 user-created books available free for anyone to use. UDL Guidelines. Blog Developers Educators K-12 Learner Positioning Systems Marketplace Research Research@Work Researchers Special Education Practices Ed-tech Research MapAn innovative organization provides free tools and resources to make learning accessible to all students. This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

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Back to School with American Creed

Educator Innovator

Whether you teach in a school, a library, or a community center, we welcome the young learners/writers you work with to join the conversation! Guidelines for Writers | Guidelines for Educators.

Getting Whole Community Buy-in for 1:1 Technology Initiatives


On the school side, the students need to become responsible stewards of the tech as well and should be involved in setting guidelines for responsible use. edWeb Blog CoSN Digital equity and access district leadership Educational Technology rural districts


4 Reasons why an LMS is an excellent tool for your language classes


Read more: 7 digital portfolio guidelines for outstanding learning performance. An LMS puts all digital resources to good use, as teachers and students can create their libraries according to they own interests and share them with their peers in collaboration groups.

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Why A Makerspace Popped Up in a Museum

Educator Innovator

Over the past several years, libraries, museums and community centers around the country have opened “makerspaces” where young people can come and play with equipment they may not have at home — like 3D printers or circuitry boards. Educator Innovator Blog

Planning for the Total Cost of Edtech Initiatives


Using CoSN’s blueprint for smart IT decisions as a guideline, the three superintendents explained how to align priorities, and balance choice with cost and outcomes to creative sustainable programs. edWeb Blog district leadership edtech technology planning

Design Thinking Process and UDL Planning Tool for STEM, STEAM, Maker Education

User Generated Education

If there is a makerspace in your school, it may be down the hall, in the library, or in another building. Final Reflection: Learners reflect on the process in a way that works best for them – blogs, photo essays, video recording, podcast, sketchnotes, illustrated ebook.

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Learning Revolution Newsletter - Week's Events - GlobalEd Waitlist - CoSN - Google Forms - Breaking Down Library Walls - Better Than College - OZeLive Kudos

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

This event will bridge the conversations about learning that are taking place in schools, libraries, museums, work places, and home learning worlds. Monday, March 3rd at 8pm TL Virtual Cafe: Breaking Down Library Walls , Learn how to use Google Hangout and Edmodo and more to break down the library walls and connect with other people from around the world. shares the guidelines, rules, and reflective activities associated with this exercise.

State Leadership Working Towards Broadband Access for All


Similarly, 28 states have policies and guidelines for external connections; 23 have them for internal wireless connections. ENA delivers comprehensive technology solutions supported by exceptional customer care to education and library institutions across the nation.

Five Steps to Ensure Accessibility for All


While the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) was last reauthorized in 2004, with amendments in 2015, and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) were updated back in 2008, the demand for accessibility and equality in education continues to grow. Step 2: Develop and communicate a district-wide policy for accessibility including guidelines for accessible purchasing.

Create a Dyslexia-Friendly Environment in Your School


District administrators can help with intervention by creating clear guidelines on testing within their districts, rather than waiting for their state to act on legislation. Principals should ensure these guidelines are executed within their schools.

10 Tech Tools for Your Math Class

Ask a Tech Teacher

What’s more, they have curated the best lessons into a comprehensive library of lessons that are free for teachers to use as well! What’s more, they have a fantastic library of lessons created by teachers who use Nearpod in their own classrooms. Start your own blog.

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The TeacherCast Ultimate Guide To Podcasting


This blog post and the majority of the content linked to it are a culmination of recording over 1,000 podcasts over the span of 8 incredible years. When I work with educators who are just beginning their blogs or podcasts, I always tell them to think of who their listener will be.

Community Conversations: Using Google Forms, Docs & Wikis to Connect Outside Your School

The Daring Librarian

((re-post from my MHMS Media Blog - showing how we use our Google Forms, Google Docs and Wikspaces to have a conversation with our community!)) Click on that banner and you can add any books, authors, or subjects of books that you would like to see purchased for our school library collection.

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5 Ways to Involve Parents in Your Class

Ask a Tech Teacher

Provide guidelines so they don’t wonder why they’re there or get embarassed because they ‘did something wrong’ Invite parents to share their expertise. demonstrate how to use the school online library/lunch order system (or similar).

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An Update on What You Need to Know about ESSA


These systems involve four primary indicators: proficiency on state tests; English language proficiency; another academic factor that can be broken out by subgroup; and a “wild card” item that each state can choose within certain guidelines. edWeb Blog ESSA Every Student Succeed Act

5 Favorite Activities to End the School Year

Ask a Tech Teacher

Have students read digital books and write reviews that can be added to the school library website. Start by adding these reviews to your class library and then, with the evidence of their popularity, suggest them for the school library.

A ‘Learning Ecosystem’ Approach to Ed-Tech Acquisition

Digital Promise

Susan Adelmann is vice president of strategic partnerships at Follett School & Library Group, a corporate supporter of Digital Promise. This blog post is part of a series that highlight different stakeholders' perspectives on purchasing practices for K-12 personalized learning tools.

Websites for Hour of Code by Grade

Ask a Tech Teacher

Grade-levels below are guidelines. Users create a recipe by choosing a trigger channel from IFTTT’s library, then a trigger, and finally an action channel.

Lesson Ideas for #Chromebook Classrooms: Flipped Book Reviews

The Electric Educator

For this activity, students will develop a book report based on the guidelines provided by the teacher and use the free Chrome app Screencastify to record their voice and screen as they deliver their presentation. Note: this lesson idea is an excerpt from my book, The Chromebook Classroom.

How to apply learning principles in classrooms using Linways Academic Management System

Linways Technologies

We’ve been discussing learning principles in our blogs and videos for some time now. our previous blogs discussed some of the popular learning theories that can seriously improve the quality of education through their implementation.

The Way of the Lego

The Daring Librarian

I used an empty quartet of study carrels at the top of my school library with laminated butcher paper to cover & our guidelines posted. It's also near our Circ desk so we can keep a sharp eye on the kiddos to make sure they're having fun & following our guidelines.

Questions About Coloring & Makerspace

The Daring Librarian

I get questions ALL the time from our dear PLN & blog readers! Let's answer this one I got this morning about my recent coloring & makerspace blog posts! Gwyenth, Congratulations on your blog award! I looked at your blog, and I am intrigued by your coloring corner post.

Think Before You Comment

The Daring Librarian

Commenting with Care Here''s a great set of guidelines to share with kiddos for commenting on blogs inspired and adapted from Bridget Compton-Moen of New Zealand that I use on our Daring School Library blog. When we comment we model.

Makerspaces: New Prospects for Hands-On Learning in Schools

Leadership Lounge

In my last blog post , I wrote about the rebirth of career and technical education (CTE) in U.S. Since there’s no strict guideline on what constitutes a makerspace, they’re all of this, and everything in between.

What School Leaders Need to Know About Digital Technologies and Social Media

The 21st Century Principal

It provides answers to the administrator who feels just a bit lost when someone starts talking about blogs, wikis, or Twitter, or who isn’t quite sure about all this talk about 1:1 initiatives, open source software, or using mobile phones in the classroom.