How K–12 Classrooms Can Benefit from Robotics

EdTech Magazine

How K–12 Classrooms Can Benefit from Robotics. Classrooms are dynamically impacted by the dual forces of technological evolution and student expectation. Stand-and-deliver discourse won’t do it for Gen Z students. Robotics and Digital Tools Engage Students on a New Level

Bringing Literature to Life in Open Sim

The CoolCatTeacher

Mary Howard’s students build and learn in Open Sim , a virtual world like Second Life. Visit www.coolcatteacher.com/econ for more information and remember to tweet out your pics about how you teach your students using #PowerofEcon. We bring these students into a virtual world.

Why Flipped Learning should be standard for Higher Education

Neo LMS

While not exactly the same, both concepts shift the focus towards students and their learning needs rather than the instructor. Discipline, standardization, conformity — these are the values on which the traditional educational model was based. They flipped their classrooms.

How to Build Lifelong Learners

Ask a Tech Teacher

If there is a trait above all others that I want to imbue into my students, it is curiosity. ” 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. Make a trade-off with students.

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How to Prepare Your Students for College

Benchmark Education

A New World of Technology—in Classrooms, Around the Globe. In this era of markedly different standards, shifts in core content, and high stakes tests, the bar for our students and for us as educators is significantly higher. So, how do we best prepare our students for college?

How to Engage Students and Support Learning in Large Classes

Edsurge

Dear Bonni, You have shared often about active learning strategies and the impact they have on student learning. What about when you have 50-60 students in a class? Pallett—analyzed data from 490,333 classes that were tracked by the IDEA Student Ratings of Instruction systems.

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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. Students with Interrupted or Limited Formal Education (SIFE). Students with Disabilities.

Making an Impact with Games?

ProfHacker

I’ve written a lot about using and making games for the classroom here at ProfHacker, as while games and learning have been around for a long time our ability (and interest) in realizing their potential is on the rise.

Novel Ideas for Writing Instruction

techlearning

MORE BETTER WRITING Third Grade Students at Milton Public Schools use FlipGrid to record book reviews. They’re reading student work that’s more thoughtful, properly revised, and well researched, and they’re able to give efficient, effective feedback to each student.

96 edtech predictions for K12 in 2019

eSchool News

In recent years, we’ve seen an increase in parental engagement that can be correlated to the implementation of digital platforms and applications. SEL will begin to affect school culture from the top-down, bringing about change in adults first and students second.

Beyond the Genius Bar: Cultivating Leadership With a Student-Led Tech Team

Edsurge

You’ve probably heard of the student-led “Genius Bar”, which is generally a team of student leaders that provide technical support for the technology devices and programs in their schools. What a great way to utilize and develop student knowledge and skills, right? Busch's student tech teams have four sub-committees: the “Newcast Directors," the “iPad Consultants," the “Makerspace Mentors," and the “Cyber Squad." The Various Student Tech Team Sub-Committees.

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Common Core and Service Learning PBL Professional Development

wwwatanabe

Yesterday I had the privilege of facilitating a Common Core and Project Based Learning professional development class for 7th-12th grade teachers. The class participated as students in service learning discussions about our community and how we could implement it in our classrooms.