Why Kids Need Life Skills (including how to cook!)

The CoolCatTeacher

Some schools are adding in courses to help students cook, care for their families, manage their money and more life skills. Today we interview a teacher, Andrea Moore, who started her career as a literature teacher but teaches many practical things to her students every day.

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20+ Ideas to Supercharge Classroom Creativity

The CoolCatTeacher

Ideas to help you spark creativity in your classroom From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Creativity is something that we have to nurture as teachers. Encourage your students to create Toyota Dream Car artworks today.

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How to succeed with online PD for teachers

Neo LMS

How to power through a difficult parent-teacher meeting comes to mind, but there are many challenges that teachers learn how to handle in time. At the same time, it’s not easy to offer a quality training program. Provide opportunities to practice.

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Online Tutoring Companies Take Small Steps to Protect Student Safety

Edsurge

Some online tutoring companies have recently made changes to their platforms to better protect and promote students’ safety, especially as it pertains to online privacy, behavioral issues and parental discipline.

How to measure edtech impact in the ESSA era

eSchool News

recently released the Guidelines for Conducting and Reporting EdTech Impact research in U.S. These guidelines help clarify how research is conducted and how information is presented to users of edtech products based on the changes brought by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

How To Get Started Teaching Online

EdNews Daily

Welcome back to our “Teacher Feature Series,” where we chat with educators who work online across borders. I have completed Florida’s requirements for ESOL in order to continue to be a highly qualified teacher. I was looking to work with children part-time. Click to tweet.

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3 Teacher Money Making Opportunities Using Technology

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Jessica Gordon @1337teach shares three ways teachers can use technology to make money this summer (or anytime.) Download the transcript of this show or scroll down to read it on this page. Click the button for iTunes or Stitcher to subscribe to this show.

How to Create a Vision

Edsurge

Jargon can add up to something that everyone agrees to but no one really understands or finds inspiring. It doesn’t have to be this way. As Education Elements has worked with districts across the country, we’ve found a few simple guidelines can help make the visioning process invigorating and inspiring rather than routine or frustrating. There are times when you need to limit the range of ideas and start to find the common ground your group values.

How to Create a Vision

Edsurge

Jargon can add up to something that everyone agrees to but no one really understands or finds inspiring. It doesn’t have to be this way. As Education Elements has worked with districts across the country, we’ve found a few simple guidelines can help make the visioning process invigorating and inspiring rather than routine or frustrating. There are times when you need to limit the range of ideas and start to find the common ground your group values.

How to Keep Kids From Being Mean Online

Edsurge

There are endless distractions for kids these days—from games to music and social media. And as technology platforms have accelerated over the years, her job has increasingly involved keeping up with the ways young people use social media, and advising parents, teachers and even tech companies about what they need to know. Listen to the discussion on this week’s EdSurge On Air podcast. went from 41 percent in 2012 to 89 percent in 2018.

The 5-Second Rule And Other Myths: How to Protect Kids’ Health At School

EdNews Daily

Five seconds might fly by to us, but to microbes, it’s plenty of time to hitch a ride on fallen food. Of course, try telling that to a hungry kindergartener whose ham sandwich hit the cafeteria floor. Taking off for deep cleaning isn’t isolated to that one case.

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5 keys to making the best staff selection

GoConqr

The staff selection process is fundamental for a company to function properly, since hiring the appropriate personnel for each position is crucial for a cordial and productive office environment. How to do a suitable staff selection. Reply to everyone!

How to Use Virtual Reality and Google Expeditions in the Classroom

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Use Virtual Reality and Google Expeditions in the Classroom appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Virtual Reality has the power to transform the future of learning. How can students interact with the environment? Only you know the answer to that.

5 Key Ways to Improve Your Franchise Training

GoConqr

One of the common fears of franchising a business is whether you will be able to convey to the different franchisees the values and characteristics that have made your brand a success. The key to making this happen is through communication and training franchisees.

Evaluating the Evaluators: How to Reduce Conflict of Interest in Higher-Ed Quality Assurance

Edsurge

Last fall the Department of Education announced a pilot project to open up financial aid to students in unaccredited education programs, such as coding bootcamps. Bootcamps and universities that have teamed up to submit proposals for the “Educational Quality through Innovative Partnerships” (EQUIP) program are still waiting for the green light from the department. You don’t see any mention in the guidelines about who can be a QAE.”

Infographics in Education with Eileen Lennon

The CoolCatTeacher

Today, infographic pro, Eileen Lennon, shares how she uses infographics, creates them, and why they’re such a powerful tool. To join the celebration, tune into the Twitter chat with me, fellow teachers, and the CME Group’s chief economist on April 26th at noon Eastern Time, using #PowerofEcon.

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5 Ways to Improve Relevance in Our Classrooms Now

The CoolCatTeacher

Denis Sheeran on episode 590 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Part of being remarkable is that students believe your class and content applies to their life. Students need to feel like what they do relates to their daily lives.

5 Fast Ways to Give Positive Feedback

The CoolCatTeacher

Principal Meredith Akers shares how to motivate and encourage others From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Have you ever made the mistake of giving other people the kind of feedback you want to receive – but it just fell flat?

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The Surprising Science of Life Changing Moments

The CoolCatTeacher

Perhaps it was a comment or it was a moment and although it may not have seemed to be anything to others around you, you experienced a seismic shift in how you viewed yourself. Dr. Michael Rousell studies these moments and relates them to neuroscience.

Using Comics to Teach Chemistry (and more!)

The CoolCatTeacher

Preece shows us how to do this. From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Science can be difficult for low to average readers. Preece works to reach every learner by working to make science approachable and understandable.

Imagining the Awesome Future of Automobiles

The CoolCatTeacher

In addition to true STEM projects, we also work to include the arts in all subjects. Entry Guidelines The U.S. Toyota Dream Car Art Contest is open to children aged 4 – 15 in the United States. How to Use the U.S. Help Your Students Enter the U.S.

Why Your Community Makes a Difference

Digital Promise

How many times have we seen communities come together to care for their own, to rebuild after natural disasters, to provide simple acts of kindness to those in need? What if we could come together to help solve this problem community by community?

Wanda Terral: 5 Ways to Help Kids Understand Digital Safety Without Scaring Them To Death

The CoolCatTeacher

In today’s show, Wanda Terral talks about how to help kids understand digital safety. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. 5 Ways to Help Kids Understand Digital Safety Without Scaring Them To Death. Link to show: www.coolcatteacher.com/e305.

How edtech boosts parent engagement in schools

Neo LMS

Teachers and parents want students to be happy and successful. They have the same goals and desire to help students learn better. In addition, students are less likely to engage in risky behaviors such as smoking. Edtech tools need to be intuitive and easy to use.

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Learning in the Making: The Role of the Educator as a Maker Educator

User Generated Education

I have been working with ASCD for the past few years to publish my book, Learning in the Making: How to Plan, Execute, and Assess Powerful Makerspace Lessons. This often requires teachers to express out loud the metacognitive strategies they use when.

Improving Ed-Tech Purchasing

Digital Promise

For the promise of learning technology to truly become reality for students and teachers, classrooms have to be equipped with the tools that fit their needs. There are a lot of factors to finding the right match. For example, 6 percent of providers report satisfaction with current procurement processes, compared to 68 percent of district stakeholders. “If there’s a good vendor out there doing wonderful things, it’s hard to find that vendor.”

10 Tips for teachers to make the most of ISTE

Neo LMS

Edtech conferences are a great opportunity for everyone activating in the education sector to connect and network with fellow like-minded people and take the pulse of the industry. ISTE 2019 is fast approaching, and as enthusiasm levels rise, so does the pressure to see it all and do it all.

Changes at the National Science Foundation Raise Objections From Education Startups

Edsurge

For education startups, the National Science Foundation has provided what may be the closest thing: upwards of $20 million every year to support their research and development efforts. 31, addressed to Dawn Marie Tilbury, another director at the NSF. That didn’t make sense to her. “If

Best-Kept Secrets for Teaching Tech to Kids

Ask a Tech Teacher

There’s a secret to teaching kids how to use technology. It’s called ‘delegate’ I don’t mean sluff off the teaching to aides or parents. I’m referring to the importance of empowering students to be their own problem-solvers.

Debunking the ‘Gold Standard’ Myths in Edtech Efficacy

Edsurge

Imagine you’re in the market to buy a house. For almost a decade, selling edtech products to schools and districts has felt dangerously like selling a home over the internet. School buyers have some requirements but they’re also open to persuasion.

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One App for ALL Your Parent Communication!

Kleinspiration

As an educational blogger, I get to learn about and share many exciting products with my audience. However, as a classroom teacher, I am skeptical about which products I choose to share with my readers. easy to set up and start using right away. upload files to send/post.

Conducting Edtech Impact Research in the ESSA Era

edWeb.net

have recently released the Guidelines for Conducting and Reporting EdTech Impact Research in U.S. These guidelines help clarify how research is conducted and how information is presented to users of edtech products based on the changes brought by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

Helpful Tips for Principals

Gradelink

A teacher can reach 20 to 30 students in a class period. A principal can impact the lives of up to a few thousand students during a school year. This commitment to guide and facilitate community ideally lasts for many years, leaving a legacy.

Website Review: Prodigy Game

Ask a Tech Teacher

There are a lot of online math systems to help students through one of school’s toughest subjects (if not science). Each one proclaim s they have the way to teach students while having fun, in ways that are aligned with state and national standards. Free (fee upgrade to Premium).

Creativity and Orbiting the Giant Hairball of School

User Generated Education

It fires our compulsion to evolve. It inspires us to challenge norms. Creative genius is about flying to new heights on untested wings. Flesh-and-blood students persevere the rigors of broadcast school only to emerge with voices as unreal as their pancake make-up.