How K–12 Classrooms Can Benefit from Robotics

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How K–12 Classrooms Can Benefit from Robotics. Classrooms are dynamically impacted by the dual forces of technological evolution and student expectation. MORE FROM EDTECH: Here's what it takes to introduce robots into the classroom. eli.zimmerman_9856. Fri, 09/06/2019 - 11:01.

Challenges in Curation: Successfully Integrating Open Educational Resources in the Classroom

Digital Promise

As the teacher leading my SXSWedu classroom, I made a wrongful assumption my entire class entered the room with the same knowledge base. Teachers have been surfing the Web for lesson plans and ideas for their classroom for years. In the July release of Destiny, teacher and librarians will be able to partner to build Collections within Destiny to house all of the great resources in one place so teachers can use the Collection in the classroom.

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Google Adds New Classroom Features. Use Them Responsibly.


Google has added some new features to Classroom. Like any edtech tool or feature, these new Classroom additions can be abused, focusing not on historical thinking skills but low level learning. Use it to measure basic understanding of content knowledge.

4 Tips for Facilitating Powerful Student Collaboration

Digital Promise

In this culminating project-based unit, students design prototypes for real users that address issues related to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Building their skillset and their knowledge base makes them eager to solve authentic problems.

5 Digital Tools That can Help Educators Manage the Workload


Guest writer Nancy Lin offers 5 free web apps with phone based counterparts, that can be a huge help in classroom. Not so long ago, teachers had to rely largely on an extensive knowledge base, [Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

How to Blend DoK into Lesson Plans without a Comprehensive Rewrite

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I recently got a question from a reader asking how the lessons in my K-8 curriculum supported Dr. Norman Webb’s Depth of Knowledge philosophy — an integral concept to her school’s mission. Rather, it itemizes ways students interact with knowledge.

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Does the Word ‘Teacher’ Still Describe What Educators Do in the Classroom?


To Williams, that definition had built up too many negative connotations over time, including the implication that she was simply standing in front of a classroom dictating to children—something she felt was an inaccurate depiction. There are titles like “digital learning coordinators” whose responsibility is to identify and implement technology to support classroom instruction and monitor learning results. She notes that many who attend have no intention to teach in classrooms. “No

What is Constructivism and How Does it Fit Your Class?

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Because new information is blended into prior knowledge, the result is – of course – subjective, heavily dependent upon the personal lens of each learner. That, in turn, is dependent upon their society, culture, past knowledge, personal experiences, and more.

Bringing Literature to Life in Open Sim

The CoolCatTeacher

Simple Virtual Reality in the Classroom with Google Streetview and Google Cardboard. We sat there on laptops in a classroom, and I tried to get all 25 students online at the exact same time.

5 reasons to integrate digital storytelling into your teaching

eSchool News

How do we take what we as teachers know in one literacy and allow students to demonstrate mastery in another, without losing control of the classroom? Classroom Innovations Featured on eSchool NewsOur students are mostly digital learners. We, as teachers, are not.

Messy Works: How to Apply Self-Organized Learning in the Classroom


In a classroom SOLE, Bechtel asks her students a “messy question,” something that doesn’t have just one right answer, then sets them loose to research the question in small groups. They own the knowledge so much more, even though they know that I came up with the question.”.

No More Fake Reading: Create Joyful Readers


Berit Gordon offers a step-by-step plan for playing catch up with students who are not regular readers and therefore do not have the reading skills or the knowledge base to feel anything but overwhelmed and bored by classic literature, says classics teacher Kelley Pujol.

How to Build Lifelong Learners

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” The first step toward reaching that goal would be opening their minds to fascinating bits and pieces of knowledge, be they about computer games or nature. Knowledge work — includes professional development and on-the-job training.

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[Throwback Thursday] 5 ways to spot college and career readiness in classrooms

Insight Education Group

When you walk into a classroom, how can you be sure that students are really on their way to being college- and career-ready? Here's what to look for next time you walk into a classroom: Core Practice 1: Know the discipline well. Applies acquired knowledge in real-world situations.

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

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Sub-category: Classroom management. Effort —assess student tech knowledge based on process not product. Teaching others —expect students to share their knowledge with classmates. ‘ Ask three then me’ is a popular effective approach to tech learning in the classroom.

How to Prepare Your Students for College

Benchmark Education

A New World of Technology—in Classrooms, Around the Globe. Why Use Technology in the Classroom? How Do We Use Technology in the Classroom to Maximize Learning? The clock is ticking. Everyone, from Kindergarten teachers to high school teachers, hear it­—loud and clear.

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How Can School Leaders Personalize Learning? New Book Offers a Guide


Rubin spent 10 years in the classroom, and he has been the Chief Education officer at the HIghlander Institute since 2011, and has led personalized learning efforts in Rhode Island schools. There were definitely students in that classroom that left those classrooms without that ability.

Teachers As Researchers: The Power of Mindset

Digital Promise

I used to make changes in my classroom based on intuition - I just know what my students need - but found that intuition alone wasn’t enough to truly spark student learning. I learned that teachers who learn online still want a community within a virtual classroom.

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Chromebooks: The Key to Successful Management


Reading Time: 4 minutes As schools introduce technology in their classrooms, are they figuring out how to manage the new devices? What if students move the devices from one classroom to another when they’re not supposed to? By classroom.

Latest in Games and Learning Research Reveals Need to Empower Educators

MIND Research Institute

The need to empower teachers to implement the research and bring game-based learning into their classrooms. But how do we use that knowledge to design better digital and blended learning experiences? Let us know how you are incorporating education research into your classroom!

Rediscovering @CK12Foundation Flexbooks And More!

The Web20Classroom

Something that could adapt with the ever changing knowledge base educators and students could pull from along with being more personal. I can remember many an afternoon spent in high school science and math classrooms talking about CK-12 Flexbooks. Using Google Classroom?

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Murky Reef: Great App for 1-2 Science, Math, & Reading


Murky Reef is designed for students 6-8 years old and is intended to increase their knowledge base in science, reading, and math, through use of interactive game play and enjoyable characters.

Education Needs to Push the Hard-Reset Button

EdNews Daily

Are sequential and upon completion provide a complete set of knowledge applicable to a career or higher education study pathway. This will ensure highest and best practices for an ever-evolving knowledge base. Health and human function, including diet and exercise knowledge.

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What is the 21st Century Lesson Plan?

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Technology and the connected world put a fork in the old model of teaching–instructor in front of the class, sage on the stage, students madly taking notes, textbooks opened to the chapter being reviewed, homework as worksheets based on the text, tests regurgitating important facts.

The Journey to Becoming an Author

A Principal's Reflections

To this day I still remember sitting in a district administrator meeting in November 2009 when my secretary called to tell me that CBS New York City wanted to come to the high school and feature how we were using Twitter in the classroom to support learning.

Why Flipped Learning should be standard for Higher Education


Discipline, standardization, conformity — these are the values on which the traditional educational model was based. The problem is, these values won’t cut it in the knowledge-based economy we’re now living. They flipped their classrooms.

Searching for the Ability to Think: Training our Kids to Go Past Google

The CoolCatTeacher

” According to the Center for Curriculum Redesign (CCR) “We must deeply redesign curriculum to be relevant to the knowledge skills, character qualities, and met-learning students need in their lives.” In other words, they learned and built their own knowledge base.

Pear Deck – Use the Timer to Automatically Lock Student Screens @PearDeck #edtech


One tool that I absolutely love using in my classroom is Pear Deck. More info can be found here: Use the Timer and Automatically Lock Student Screens – Pear Deck Knowledge Base. I have found myself using the timer feature a lot this year.

5 Favorite Activities to End the School Year

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It includes certificates of achievement, badges at the completion of units, and a classroom tracking poster to show how students are progressing. Classroom Suggestions. Classroom suggestions. Classroom suggestions. Classroom suggestions.

Technology’s Role in Putting Learning Science Research To Work

Digital Promise

Since the days of writing on wooden shingles with charcoal in one-room school houses, an increasing array of objects – pencils, paper, scissors, paste, books, and microscopes, to name a few – have been routinely used in classrooms to help students deepen understanding and record and communicate what they learned. The social and emotional aspects of the classroom environment affect student learning.

School Principal: Lead Learner? Lead Reader?

Reading By Example

I think about all the efforts made to promote authentic literacy in our school, from the morning announcements in which I share a book recommendation or a quote, to my staff newsletters in which I share my reading life, to the read alouds I do in classrooms.

School Principal: Lead Learner? Lead Reader?

Reading By Example

I think about all the efforts made to promote authentic literacy in our school, from the morning announcements in which I share a book recommendation or a quote, to my staff newsletters in which I share my reading life, to the read alouds I do in classrooms.

Educators as Learning Catalyst Facilitators

Tech Helpful

Model and nurture creativity and creative expression to communicate ideas, knowledge or connections. The long held notion of education has been that it is the teacher's responsibility for the learning (or lack of learning) taking place in the classroom.

School Leadership in the Common Core Era

A Principal's Reflections

It appears that much of the focus for improvement has been on creating rigorous classroom instruction to increase student achievement measured by the highly contested standardized tests. The following is a guest post by Dr. Andrea Honigsfeld, Dr. Maria G. Dove, and Dr. Audrey Cohan.

Why site visits are vital to tech rollouts

eSchool News

Consider author Leo Lionni’s Fish is Fish , which serves as a lesson about how individuals construct new knowledge based on their current set of experiences, and why it is so important to understand the critical elements to experience success in another environment.