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Flipsnack: A fun way to make interactive online magazines #edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

Mandy Froehlich talks about a tool she uses in her classroom, Flipsnack. Learn how she uses this tool. FlexPath – only at Capella University – lets teachers work at their own pace to earn their MEd in a competency-based learning format.

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A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

NeverEndingSearch

You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning. These tasks are perfect for learning across the curriculum and especially for librarian-led learning.

Resources for Teachers & Instructional Coaches – May 2019

Edthena

Here’s a few of the articles we’ve been sharing this month focused on teacher professional development and professional learning. A teacher from Australia details what she learned from watching video of her classroom teaching.

Vernier releases free back-to-school resources

eSchool News

Professional learning and support tools include in-person workshops, webinars, video tutorials, grant opportunities and more. Helping both educators and students succeed in today’s science classrooms is our top priority,” said John Wheeler, CEO of Vernier Software & Technology. “To

3 Ways to Expand Your PLN This Summer

Indiana Jen

When it finally arrives, summer is an important time for busy educators and allows them to relax, recharge, and often work on honing their craft in both formal and informal professional development. globalearner – Alan November, a prominent educator, speaker, and education trainer.

3 Ways to Expand Your PLN This Summer

Indiana Jen

When it finally arrives, summer is an important time for busy educators and allows them to relax, recharge, and often work on honing their craft in both formal and informal professional development. globalearner – Alan November, a prominent educator, speaker, and education trainer.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Education Politics. You’ll remember Gove, of course, from his role as the former education secretary and as special friend of News Corp's Joel Klein. Also speaking volumes, the publications that framed the educational fallout from last week’s referendum on EU membership in terms of how it might possibly hurt the business of British ed-tech. Tony Bates looks at “Brexit and online learning in Europe.” ” Education in the Courts.

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Happy Apples: Fun PD Subscription Boxes for Teachers Made By the District

The CoolCatTeacher

Crystal Marshall-Krauss and her colleagues at the district office in Howard County, Maryland have created a fun way to excite teachers about professional development. Learn about this innovative PD idea and how your district can craft these boxes for your teachers.

One District's Journey From 'State of Emergency' to Student Success

Edsurge

The state’s Department of Education has taken control of the district twice since 1999 for a laundry list of reasons—most importantly, bleak academic performance. During the second takeover in June 2017, the South Carolina superintendent declared a “state of emergency” in education.

How to Help Kids Innovate From an Early Age

Digital Promise

In these spaces students are learning how to tinker collaboratively with a problem and keep trying until they find a solution. They are learning to be thinkers, innovators and problem-solvers rather than mere consumers of information.

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Connected Educator Month - Week One's Amazing Schedule!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Connected Educator Month kicks off this week, and serving as a consultant to the event with significant responsibility especially for this week''s events, I humbly think you''re going to be BLOWN AWAY by the opportunities to learn and participate. Connected Educator Month is a U.S.

Why We Still Need to Know Things in the Age of Google

The CoolCatTeacher

We hope that kids will learn critical thinking skills in one class and then apply it to another. Today we discuss current research that is shaking up how people think about learning. Recent research shows that large interactive displays are vital to the classroom ecosystem.

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16 Fantastic Podcasts for Teachers

Shake Up Learning

The post 16 Fantastic Podcasts for Teachers appeared first on Shake Up Learning. We have a lot of fun and share all kinds of fun ideas for using Google tools in the classroom. Sarah Thomas hosts this video podcast connecting educators across the globe. The Creative Classroom.

Part 2: Computational Thinking: Over 50 Resources To Teach CT Across the Entire Curriculum

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

I have some great posts coming your way involving PBL, STEM, tech integration, and a continuing series on Professional Learning Communities! Please note I will be at BLC19 in Boston (July) presenting workshops and sessions to support educators and students.

Not Just for Reading Class Anymore: 5 Tips for Teaching Literacy Across Multiple Subjects

Edsurge

The very first year I taught middle school science, I found myself teaching more reading lessons than I had ever expected—and that didn’t change when I switched to a middle school math classroom two years later. Dora Kastel may not be a traditional classroom teacher, but she and the team at the American Museum of Natural History have founded a number of professional learning programs and tools related to the Next Generation Science Standards.

Stranger Google: Crazy Tools from the Upside Down (Part 2)!

Shake Up Learning

appeared first on Shake Up Learning. I love to dig into the lesser-known Google tools and figure out how these can be used for learning in the K12 classroom. Bring the Power of Shake Up Learning and Kasey Bell to Your School, District, or Event! Shake Up Learning 2019.

Social-Emotional Learning Implementation in a School District

edWeb.net

SEL can be the underpinning of every action a principal or classroom teacher makes about their campus, classroom or environment for students. District administrators and school student health professionals are having concurrent conversations around SEL.

How Districts Can Unlock Actionable Data

edWeb.net

Along with a 1:1 goal, comes the deluge of edtech tools, software, and applications into classrooms. Professional Development. Using data analytics tools, educational leaders can pinpoint resources differences in usage to create targeted professional development and training plans.

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Seventh Grader Aims to Improve Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer Using Artificial Intelligence

techlearning

-- Rishab Jain Named America’s Top Young Scientist for his Pancreatic Cancer Deep Learning System Invention in the 2018 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge -- Silver Spring, Md. The nine finalists received $1,000 and a variety of prizes from Discovery Education and 3M.

Part 2: Computational Thinking: Over 50 Resources To Teach CT Across the Curriculum

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

I have some great posts coming your way involving PBL, STEM, tech integration, and a continuing series on Professional Learning Communities! We as educators must go that next step, providing students a way to problem sovle and come up with algoritms that provide the solutions.

PBL and Content … 15 Ideas To Make Sure Project Based Learning Supports The Standards

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

I have some great posts coming your way involving PBL, STEM, tech integration, and a continuing series on Professional Learning Communities! 15 Ideas To Ensure That Project Based Learning Is Grounded In Content And Standards. Formative and Summative Learning Opportunities.

Organizing the Edtech Toolbox

edWeb.net

During the edWebinar, “ Transform Learning: Track Results for Chromebooks, Google Suite, and Every Application,” presenters Kyle Berger, Chief Technology Officer at Grapevine-Colleyville ISD, TX, and Matthew X. Kyle is known as a transformer of educational technology.

Planning for the Total Cost of Edtech Initiatives

edWeb.net

Upgrading infrastructure, device maintenance, and ongoing professional development, in addition to program and device costs, mean tech initiatives need permanent budget lines that take into account the total cost. Department of Education Secretary in October 2016.

An Inside Look at the Edtech Purchasing Process

edWeb.net

The participants: Large district: Dr. Daryl Diamond, Director of Innovative Learning, Broward County Public Schools, FL. How do you approach purchasing education technology tools? They not only look at how the product would fit with their learning standards and curriculum, but the product must also work within their LMS. When they talk to schools, their focus is on the classroom teachers and getting them to understand the value. Then, learning goals drive the decision.

#ICE18: Robert Dillon Explains the Pillars of Technology Integration

EdTech Magazine

That old adage sums up why it is so hard for educators, parents and communities to adopt new learning spaces and the pedagogies that go along with them. Over the past 20 years, Robert Dillon has been a huge advocate for experiential learning. Dillon recognizes that moving forward with technology integration in K-12 is about closing the experience gap so that administrators, teachers and students see examples of how to improve education.

ASCD notes Teacher Appreciation Week with free resources

eSchool News

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, ASCD has assembled a list of free professional development resources for teachers seeking to improve their practice. In addition to the free resources, educators can also show their appreciation for teachers by taking advantage of ASCD’s special promotions on ASCD Arias publications and ASCD membership, available only during Teacher Appreciation Week, May 4–8, 2015. Free Professional Learning for Teachers. Educational Leadership.

The Importance of Jaggedness in Personalized Learning

edWeb.net

According to Learning in the 21st Century: the 2019 Digital Promise LVP Survey , 83% of teachers think students are capable of high achievement, but just 26% think students are reaching those levels today. Context: The context of a student’s home and learning environment matter too.

Three Ways to Expand your PLN This Summer – From Jen Carey

EdTechTeacher

Summer is an important time for busy educators and allows them to relax, recharge, and often work on honing their craft in both formal and informal professional development. If you haven’t yet explored Twitter as a professional development tool, then summer is a perfect time to do that.

The 5 Shifts Healthy PLCs Make

Insight Education Group

Since professional learning communities (PLCs) for teachers starting taking off in the 1990s, they have been full of promise but lacking in execution. As I discussed in more detail in a recent Language Magazine article , positive deviance is an asset-based, problem-solving, and community-driven approach that enables the community to discover successful behaviors and strategies from within and develop a plan of action to promote their adoption by all concerned.

Let's Get it Started!!! The Keys to Tech Savvy Teaching!

MSEDTechie

On a scale from 1 to 5 (1 not well, and 5 being very well) How well did you integrate technology in your classroom? Notice I didn''t say how well did you USE technology in your classroom. Create a Dropbox account for your classroom. The Keys to Tech Savvy Teaching!

SETDA Provides Tips on Equity of Access for Students Outside of School

edWeb.net

Access to online resources including digital content, interactive education apps and websites, videos, experts and peers is no longer a “nice to have” but rather a necessity. He is an experienced educator with a passion to progressively revitalize educational systems.

3 tips for connecting students to internet resources during summer

eSchool News

Access to online resources including digital content, interactive education apps and websites, videos, experts and peers is no longer a “nice to have” but rather a necessity. He is an experienced educator with a passion to progressively revitalize educational systems.

The 5 Shifts Healthy PLCs Make

Insight Education Group

Since professional learning communities (PLCs) for teachers starting taking off in the 1990s, they have been full of promise but lacking in execution. Focus on student learning. Focus on continuous teacher learning. Professional Development School Improvement

Our Quest for More R&R

A Principal's Reflections

It’s the quality of thinking, not the quantity, that defines academic rigor, and rigorous learning can occur at any school grade and in any subject. Relevance - Relevance refers to learning in which students apply core knowledge, concepts, or skills, to solve real-world problems.

16 Curation Tools for Teachers and Students

Shake Up Learning

The post 16 Curation Tools for Teachers and Students appeared first on Shake Up Learning. This post brings together a suggested list, a curated list if you will, of 16 curation tools for teachers and students from the Shake Up Learning community. As Gayle Allen says in her book, The New Pillars of Modern Teaching, “ We’re assembling resources in a way that represents the ongoing story of our learning. Want to learn more about Google Keep? Shake Up Learning 2018.