5 Ways to Add Morning Meetings to Special Ed Classrooms

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Dr. Felicia Durden shares methods behind having a powerful morning meeting in special education classrooms. 5 Ways to Add Morning Meetings to Special Ed Classrooms. So Felicia, give us our first idea for adding Morning Meetings to the Special Ed Classroom.

Books to Africa and A Personal Transformation to a Global Educator

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Julie Hembree and her students are sending Books to Africa. Books to Africa and My Personal Transformation to a Global Educator. I have had a Books to Africa program going since 2012. Every year my students do a coin drive, and they raise money to pay for the shipping of books.

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How a 5-Decade Old Education Company Reinvented Itself


The privately-held education company used to focus on making print instructional materials for K-12 schools. Today, there are six million current active users on i-Ready, the company’s flagship digital product. based company, to learn more about that reinvention, and the lessons he’s learned in the process. How did you transition from a traditional company focused on providing workbooks to an edtech company? The company] has continued to grow.

Meet Two Leaders Trying to Reinvent College


But then he pursued a career in business, first at a strategy consulting firm, and later working his way up to CEO of a tech company called Snapfish, which did photo sharing and hosting and printing and that kind of thing before Instagram existed. In fact, it is so large that we wrote a book about it, that effectively references every piece of research that we've used and, to my knowledge, is really the only manual on how to build a university from scratch that's out there.

The Student Book Budget Books Have Arrived!

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

After almost two months of working on the 2015-2016 student book budget project, the books are rolling in to the library, and the excitement is brewing. Students had $5,000 to spend on books. It's book budget unpacking day! Each company required a different process.

Can start-up companies profit off one of the lowest paid professions: home-based child care?

The Hechinger Report

The San Francisco resident graduated from nearby Mills College in May 2018 with a master’s degree in early childhood education, and today she is getting her dream off the ground with the help of a new child care services company called Wonderschool.

Meet the 83-Year-Old App Developer Who Says Edtech Should Better Support Seniors


But through learning how to code, she believes that experience offers an even more important lesson to today’s education and technology companies: don’t forget about senior citizens. And while there’s a growing industry around serving adult learners in higher education, companies largely neglect to consider the needs of the elderly. My suggestion is to pick up the habit of reading e-books. What could education technology companies do to better support senior citizens?

The Best Teachers Teach from the Heart, Not From the Book

EdNews Daily

Please meet and learn from Serena Correnti. I had a job with another company at the time. I looked into 51Talk and noticed it was a growing company that provided a good salary. It’s refreshing to meet kindhearted people in China.

What I Learned On My ‘Secret Sabbatical’ As a Scholar-in-Residence at a Private Company


The secret sabbatical (so-called because I didn’t really disclose it to Steelcase, also because I want it to sound cooler than it really is) was about using my position as an embedded academic in a corporation to gather all the intel that I can about how private companies work and to see if there’s anything that’s particularly good that could be adapted and brought back into higher education, to make higher education better. The best companies seem to be defined by their agility.

Teacher Creativity Skill: Meet Someone Amazing!

The Playground Advocate

Sometimes meeting someone new changes your whole perspective on the world, and collaborating with someone new can change how you understand the work that you do. There may be a grandparent of one of your students who can read a favorite childhood book.

What’s It Like Tutoring for VIPKID, the Chinese Company That Just Raised $200 Million?


Mabry is one of the 20,000 educators working for VIPKID , China’s largest online English tutoring company. The Beijing-based company has now raised a total of $325 million.). Parents scroll through these profiles, book sessions, and leave and read reviews from other parents. The company said it generated roughly $40 million last in July, through the efforts of teachers like Mabry. “I In addition, there is no guarantee that teachers will be booked.

2015 Student Book Budgets Step Two: Goal Setting

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

The students in this year’s book budget group have been busy. The book budget crew have carried iPads to recess and lunch as well as picked up iPads before school to survey students. Finally, we all met in the library for an official meeting to look at the data on the survey.

Where Diversity, Inclusion and Education Meet: A Conversation With Black Girls Code Founder, Kimberly Bryant


Gender is just one part of the diversity problem confronting many technology companies today. As diversity reports from companies like Alphabet, Apple and Facebook reveal, the employee headcounts—especially in senior and executive positions—are overwhelmingly male and white. These companies have committed money, mentors and other resources to provide educational opportunities for underserved communities. And I want to run a video game company.”.

These Education Books Sparked Conversation in 2018—And Give Us A Glimpse At What’s Ahead


While many people look to news headlines about innovations and promising practices, we are also wise to note several new and substantive books that sparked important conversation over the last year. The year started with Bryan Caplan releasing his newest book, “The Case Against Education: Why the Education System is a Waste of Time and Money.” The book also provides a blueprint for how others might embrace a similar approach.

Carolina Biological Supply Company Announces California Close to Adopting New School Science Teaching Materials


Many teachers have older books that were not written to the standards and therefore don’t cover the new content. Carolina’s Building Blocks of Science |3D was designed to meet the full intent of California’s Science Framework and reflect its vision and philosophy.

Creating Wish Lists with Capstone Press: A Next Step in Student Book Budgets

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Jim Boon from Capstone Press has been doing student book budgets with me since the beginning. The most challenging thing is making sure that every voice is heard and that all members of the book budget group are engaged. Book budgets with Jim Boon is starting!

Alan November on the '$1000 Pencil' and Why Edtech Companies Aren’t Pushing the Envelope


Alan November Alan November: So, there’s a seminal book by a Harvard business school professor named Shoshana Zuboff, called In The Age of the Smart Machine. So, that book has influenced me a lot. Some librarians have gotten wiped out as a result of schools thinking they don’t need books (though it’s not a big number). What Zuboff argues in her book is that you will not get any improvement in the quality of work if you don’t redefine the work, or change processes.

Internet Archive Hopes to Help Libraries Make Available Books Once Thought Trapped By Copyright


As libraries work to scan their collections, they tread carefully around books published after 1923 and likely to still be under copyright. But researchers at the Internet Archive and Tulane University say they’ve found a legal way to scan and make available many in-copyright works published between 1923 and 1941, which will come as welcome news to those who want to dive into a digital copy of a book like In Love With a T-Man , a 1937 pulp novel by Rob Eden.

Student Book Budgets and Real World Connections: Empowering Student Voice

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

We have continued to unpack our student book budget purchases this weeks thanks to generous funding from James Patterson. I just happened to be near Ajacea, 5th grader, when she was setting up displays of books for people to see.

9 Features of EdTech Applications That Developers Should Standardize in 2019: A Wishlist for EdTech Companies Everywhere (#4 is our favorite)

My Paperless Classroom

Luckily this is not a challenge teachers have to meet alone. We need to be able to quickly connect app-based work to the grade book. Do you think edtech companies should standardize for the sake of classrooms everywhere?

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Reading the Trend Lines Reshaping Education: A Look at Bryan Alexander’s Book in Progress


This week EdSurge sat down with perhaps the most well-known futurist of higher education, Bryan Alexander, who is working on new book tentatively titled Transforming the University in the 21st Century, The Next Generation of Higher Education, expected to come out next year. Alexander was a guest on EdSurge Live , our monthly video discussion forum, and attendees asked the futurist about his upcoming book and what’s next for higher ed.

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Speed Dating by Book Genre: Personal Ads

The Daring Librarian

I've blogged about Speed Dating With Books before - but I really fell in LOVE with this activity - it was a new take on it! So stop asking me start-ups & companies!) We have eleven tables, which we'll load with books and an ad. Try the Kahoot Speed Dating by Book Genre GAME

Happy Connected Educator Month


Within hours, we had a time coordinated that all ten of us could meet. Two days later, we all joined each other''s company in a Google Hangout to continue the conversation. Yesterday I traveled an hour down the road to meet a group of teachers and bloggers for the Michigan Meet Up.

Why the School Library Is the Perfect Place for Maker Education

Educator Innovator

In recent years, some school libraries have taken on new identities as makerspaces, inviting students to do projects in the school library in addition to doing research or checking out books. “A Educator Innovator Blog libraries maker education NWP Annual Meeting

Creating Wish Lists with Capstone Press: A Next Step in Student Book Budgets

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Jim Boon from Capstone Press has been doing student book budgets with me since the beginning. The most challenging thing is making sure that every voice is heard and that all members of the book budget group are engaged. Book budgets with Jim Boon is starting!

Susan Cain’s Quiet Revolution


As an introvert, for example, after attending several sessions at an academic conference and interacting with lots of people, I’m likely to head off to my hotel room for some quiet time before meeting up with a couple of friends for dinner.

I Named My Cat After a Vampire: a post about reading instruction


Meet Edward and Bella Just Kidding. I couldn''t believe the amazing company I was with. The one topic that really stuck with me was when we began discussing books. As soon as I found out that these girls loved the Twilight Series, I shared my obsession with these books.

Your legacy as an educator is always determined by what your students do. #EmpowerBook

The Principal of Change

line of books, we have formed a subsidiary publishing company, IMpress. This is a joint venture that will focus on publishing four to six books each year, focused on innovation, empowerment, leadership and unleashing talent at all levels of an organization.

Guardians of History: Britannica’s new choice-driven historical adventures


Players will also meet BRITT, a Backpack Robotic Informational Temporal Technician, who functions as a trusty sidekick who can translate languages, provide critical information and is a personal hologram that wraps around and disguises players to ensure they blend in.

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The Professionalism Problem

Reading By Example

While we might need more time to read manuals and explore resources, we likely don’t need “trainers” from big companies or consultancies coming to show us how to use their programs or processes. . Want to be sure you don’t miss any posts from this summer book club?

When Vendors Listen to Students

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Recently, during a student book budget meeting, we met with Jim Boon from Capstone. Jim always listens to students and makes sure they have what they need in order to purchase books for the library. Capstone isn’t just about selling books.

5 Ways to Battle Burnout

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Their flexible, self-paced courses are available for graduate credit through CAEP and regionally accredited university partners or for continuing education units that meet your state requirements.

The #ISTE19 Recap Show

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Subscribe to the Show Matt Miller Matt Miller is an educator, blogger and the author of “Ditch That Textbook,” a book about revolutionizing the classroom with innovative teaching, mindsets and curriculum. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

The Biggest Give-Away Yet - Thank You Readers and my Personal Learning Network!


Last week, I had the pleasure of meeting many of my virtual friends face to face in San Diego at the International Society for Technology in Education Conference. The book will be sent in a compatible format for your e-reader with a personal email from Steve!

Eduprotocols for Littles with Jon Corippo #kinderchat

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Eduprotocols for kindergarten and early elementary with the book’s co-author Jon Corippo. Finally, we get the feedback that we need on apps for young children and meet content standards. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.