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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.

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.

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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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

#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.

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.

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!

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.

Belonging and Its Role in Math Achievement

edWeb.net

While his work is primarily centered on mathematics education, Dr. Matthews’ work on building instructional practices to promote belonging can apply across subjects and grade levels. First, Dr. Matthews discussed the importance of kids feeling like they belong and are valued in the classroom.

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.

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.

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

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.

Enhance Long-Term Student Learning

edWeb.net

Learning seems like a simple process. During the edWebinar, “Powerful Teaching: Unleash the Science of Learning,” Pooja K. Based on years of research, retrieval practice reverses the typical classroom dynamic. Errors can be a good thing for learning.”.

Five ways to continue growing as a teacher

Kairos EdTech

Originally published on SmartBlog on Education [link] One of the noblest jobs in the world is that of a teacher. However, on the other side of things, I’ve been in the education field long enough to realize that a lot of others get stagnate, grow weary and even become bitter. What’s the secret behind highly motivated and successful educators? The minute we stop learning, we begin dying. Never stop learning. PD PLN professional development teacher Twitter

Librarian Approved: 30 Ed-Tech Apps to Inspire Creativity and Creation

MindShift

With so much going on in the classroom, many teachers don’t have the time to test out various apps and find the perfect tool to meet their needs. The real promise of education technology is to redefine how students learn.

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Learning Revolution Newsletter - Weekly Free Event Calendar - Conference Keynotes Update - Edcamp USDOE - Digital Citizenship

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update June 3rd, 2014 Discovery is seeing what everyone else has seen, and thinking what nobody else has thought. Albert Szent-Gyorgi The Learning Revolution Project highlights our own "conference 2.0" Interested in becoming a Learning Revolution Partner?

Announcing Amazing Keynote and Distinguished Speakers for the School Leadership Summit

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS Michael Fullan is Professor Emeritus of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto. His works focus on the implications of globalization and technology on education. He is an elected fellow of the International Academy for Education.

Learning Revolution Free PD - Michael Stephens Live Keynote - Follett Challenge - Digital Citizenship Week - K12 Online Starts

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update October 14th, 2014 In some cases we learn more by looking for the answer to a question and not finding it than we do from learning the answer itself. Lloyd Alexander The Learning Revolution Project holds online and physical learning events, and highlights professional development opportunities from a network of 200 partners in the learning professions. Volunteer at the 5th Annual Global Education Conference.