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Self Care Tips and Advice to Be Your Best

The CoolCatTeacher

Teaching is not for the faint of heart or weak of the back but we must rest and stay strong to be our best. But how? Listen to Mandy Froehlich talk about self-care Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here. Subscribe to the Show Get Credit!

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How Teachers Can Just Work 40 Hours a Week?

The CoolCatTeacher

Scroll down to download her free getting started guide. (I This is such a great program that I asked Angela if I could link up with her to recommend her program to all of my readers. I’m in the club and ready to go!! How does this program work? How to Guides.

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StackUp: track self-directed learning online

iLearn Technology

What it is: I’ve written about StackUp before here but, over the last three years, the company has grown up enough that it warrants another post! Nick Garvin , the founder of StackUp , was fresh out of school and wanted to apply for a job at Tesla Motors.

Does Child Privacy Even Matter?

EdNews Daily

Click to tweet. The last time I spoke with a college admissions director, she told me that decisions to admit were based on the public (and maybe not so public) information available, and then high school grades, activities, and SAT or ACT scores. See how well that works?

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4 Ways AI Education and Ethics Will Disrupt Society in 2019

Edsurge

In 2018 we witnessed a clash of titans as government and tech companies collided on privacy issues around collecting, culling and using personal data. From GDPR to Facebook scandals, many tech CEOs were defending big data, its use, and how they’re safeguarding the public. I see four AI use and ethics trends set to disrupt classrooms and conference rooms. Companies will face increased pressure about the data AI-embedded services use.

‘Students Are Lonely:’ What Happens When Coronavirus Forces Schools Online

Edsurge

It sounds like a drastic measure: moving every school to online learning in an effort to slow the spread of coronavirus. it seems almost unfathomable, despite guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to start preparing. I’m trying to build a skill here.”

Free K-2 Earth Environmental Education Curriculum Now Available

TeachThought - Learn better.

The Think Earth Environmental Education Foundation, a leading non-profit provider of environmental education for primary and secondary schools, is making its award-winning curriculum available free online. Hilton Foundation, and Southern California Gas Company, along with others.

From here to there: Musings about the path to having good OER for every course on campus

Iterating Toward Openness

But from time to time I still step back and worry about field-level issues. I made what was probably the clearest statement of my vision for the future of learning materials in my Shuttleworth Fellowship application several years ago: My long-term goal is to create a world where OER are used pervasively throughout primary, secondary, and post-secondary schools. My end goal isn’t to increase OER adoption. And you don’t have to. A Path to the Other 93%?

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What these teens learned about the Internet may shock you!

The Hechinger Report

High School seniors (left to right) Hayley Striegel, Olivia Poplawski, Cheri Zheng-Fredericks and Julie Pignataro look for ways to verify information they’ve encountered on social media. Can high-school kids check the authenticity of an alarming image posted on Facebook?

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 12 Edition)

Doug Levin

I’ve been on planes a lot lately – flying from coast to coast. While there are inconveniences to air travel, the upside for me is that I use these long haul flights as a chance to catch up on my long-form reading list. While it may seem quaint or old fashioned to some (when accessing WiFi and on-demand videos seem de rigueur), it has been part of my travel routine for too many years to casually cast it aside. Take it and see how you do!

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 12 Edition)

Doug Levin

I’ve been on planes a lot lately – flying from coast to coast. While there are inconveniences to air travel, the upside for me is that I use these long haul flights as a chance to catch up on my long-form reading list. While it may seem quaint or old fashioned to some (when accessing WiFi and on-demand videos seem de rigueur), it has been part of my travel routine for too many years to casually cast it aside. Take it and see how you do!

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What the Fidget is going on? Tales from a Traveling Substitute Teacher

EdNews Daily

What’s all the hype nowadays in elementary and secondary school classrooms? Action-based learning is a brain-based learning theory, which focuses on the structure and workings of the brain in regards to learning. Why think if you don’t have to? Written by Kim Tinari-Shore, M.Ed.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

I think it is worthwhile, as the decade draws to a close, to review those stories and to see how much (or how little) things have changed. But as the ed-tech sector is never willing to let a bad idea die, the report will live on. They want to choose a school.

Want to Teach Kids to Code? honorCode CEO Explains Why You Should Focus on Teachers First

Edsurge

HonorCode is a nonprofit that provides curriculum and training to schools to help prep teachers to educate K-12 kids on coding. It’s not just about the kids—you have to educate the adults, too, he says. Martín sat down with EdSurge to discuss honorCode, his favorite coding tools, and how you take your average math teacher from fractions and algebra to debugging and running programs. We also do direct instruction to students.

Global Collaboration Week Begins - Find a Project and Connect!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Students, teachers, and organizations will get online to celebrate global collaboration as back-to-school season begins in the northern hemisphere. To see an updated calendar of events, go to [link] and scroll to the bottom to find your time zone. Go to bit.ly/HomesAroundTheWorld.

Inside the oil industry’s not-so-subtle push into K-12 education

The Hechinger Report

Dressed in suits, the Republican lawmakers read aloud from “ Petro Pete’s Big Bad Dream ,” a parable in which a Bob the Builder lookalike awakens to find his toothbrush, hardhat and even the tires on his bike missing. Within months, more than 1,300 schools wanted to screen “Odyssey.”

Education Technology and the History of the Future of Credentialing

Hack Education

In April, the Department of Homeland Security arrested 21 people, charging them with conspiracy to commit visa fraud. These individuals were alleged to have helped some one thousand foreign nationals maintain their student visas through a “pay to stay” college in New Jersey. It was an elaborate scam, dating back to 2012, but one that gave out many online signals that the school was “real.” Indeed, here we start to see Carey’s problem.

Will voters guarantee these public school kids a week in the woods?

The Hechinger Report

The fading spring light slanted through the trees as the girls from Dogwood Cabin headed back to their bunks to practice their end-of-week skit. “It’s I remember doing it when I went to camp. And, like every girl in her tent, she went to this camp in May of her sixth grade year.

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The Business of Education Technology

Hack Education

If nothing else, I’ve wanted as many days in December to pass as possible so that my calculations for the total amount of venture funding invested during the year were as accurate as I could get them to be when I hit ”publish.“ I think it’s safe to say, for example, that venture capital investment has fallen off rather precipitously this year. ” “ Crossing the chasm to profitability.” ” “ A path to profitability.”

Different Definitions of Personalized Learning Conflict, Cause Confusion

MindShift

One teacher, many students: It’s basically the definition of school as we know it, going back to the earliest days of the Republic. It’s called personalized learning: What if each student had something like a private tutor, and more power over what and how they learned?

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

From the Department of Education’s Press Office : “Fact Sheet: Education Department Releases Proposed Regulations to Encourage Better and Fairer Tests , Reduce Burden of Testing.” ” The charges include receiving money from the ed-tech company Edgenuity. Via Eweek : “ Home Computers Connected to the Internet Aren’t Private, Court Rules.” A trend , perhaps, to watch.).

Could we improve America by treating 2-year-olds better?

The Hechinger Report

Children begin learning basic literacy skills, like which direction to turn the pages, around age 2. This story is part of a series that looks at what makes the 2-year-old year so critical and what could be done to better support toddlers in America. According to the U.S.

What if every kid got to go to summer camp … during the school year?

The Hechinger Report

The fading spring light slanted through the trees as the girls from Dogwood Cabin headed back to their bunks to practice their end-of-week skit. “It’s I remember doing it when I went to camp. And, like every girl in her tent, she went to this camp in May of her sixth grade year.

Education Technology and the 'New Economy'

Hack Education

I’d hardly know where to begin in writing one, but I want to open this particular article – one that focuses, in part, on the whole “everyone should learn to code” craze – recognizing his great contribution to educational computing as well as his loss. It’s all of our loss, really, as too many in education technology happily reduce the potential of computer programming as an epistemological endeavor to a market for new products.

Media Literacy Resources for Classrooms

Graphite Blog

Media literacy is a way for us to better understand our world and have our say in it. It involves understanding how -- and why -- a media message is constructed as well as its impact on the world. Jump down to a section Media Literacy Courses and Curricula.

Telestream Screenflow: An Podcasters Guide to Creating Professional Screencasts and Tutorials

TeacherCast

In this post, we will be reviewing Telestream Screenflow and how it can be used by educators to create and produce educational podcasts. If you have any thoughts on this post, please leave us a comment below or tweet to us @PodcastingToday. The company is privately held.

The Rough Beasts of Ed-Tech

Hack Education

When I was first approached about speaking to you here today, I was immediately intrigued by the provocations packed into the conference’s theme: “Reconstituting Technology-Enhanced Learning: Rising to the Challenge.” To re-establish order. To devise new rules.

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Ed Tech News, a New Podcast, and the Hack Education Roundup!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

This new weekly blog post / email is replacing the regular email I have sent out for the last couple of years for the now-defunct Host-Your-Own-Webinar program (I still have hopes of resurrecting that near-to-my-heart program, and when that happens we''ll wrap it into this weekly missive). Huge thanks to the San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science , the founding sponsor of the conference. Send your best wishes to Peggy , Lorna , and Kim !

“Today’s child needs more than just a classroom filled with words, textbooks or school politics — they need a classroom that allows their style of learning to develop their understanding of what is around them.” – Jillian Mary Sigamoney, South Africa

Daily Edventures

When children have learning difficulties that aren’t being addressed in the classroom or at home, they often have nowhere to turn. Sigamoney founded the ICanLearnProgram® to address this pressing need, and she hasn’t looked back. They need a classroom that allows their style of learning to develop their understanding of what is around them. Based on outcomes-based education methods, each child in the program is taught to learn in a method he/she is comfortable with.

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2016 Global Education Conference Starts Sunday - Important Information!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The GEC features thought leaders from the world of education and beyond, is completely free to attend, and all events take place online in webinar format. Thanks to the GEC Sponsors Social Media Amazing List of Currently Scheduled Sessions!