Maker-Enhanced Writing Workshop: Character Development

User Generated Education

This month I started a maker-enhanced writing workshop with a group of gifted 3rd through 6th grade students. Analyze and interpret data on the properties of substances before and after the substances interact to determine if a chemical reaction has occurred.

Vernier Offers Summer Data Collection Workshops

The Journal

Vernier Software & Technology will once again offer its annual Summer Institute workshops to help science, technology, engineering and math teachers integrate data-collection technology into their curricula

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Vernier Software & Technology to Host 20 Free Data-Collection Workshops


Attendees will receive hands-on training using data-collection technology, as well as a Go Direct® Temperature Probe for their classroom

Micro-credentials 101 – Workshop Resources

More Verbs

Data Coach. What’s all the fuss about micro-credentials and digital badging? What are they and how do I earn them? What do they have to do with professional development? What’s this new iLearnMaine Educator Micro-credentials program from ACTEM and the DOE? Attend this session and not only discover answers to these questions, but get a head start on figuring out which micro-credentials you might like to earn! iLearnMaine Educator Micro-credentals. Project Home.

5 Ways to Reach Even Resistant Writers with Writer’s Workshop

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Angela Stockman @AngelaStockman gives our writing workshop a makeover. The author of Make Writing , Angela is passionate about creating writing workshop experiences that are relevant to today’s learners and accessible to even the most resistant writers.

Vernier Kicks Off Its Spring 2018 Data-Collection Workshop Series


BEAVERTON, Oregon, February 23, 2018 — Vernier Software & Technology will host 21 free hands-on workshops to help science and STEM educators learn how to integrate Vernier data-collection technology—including the new Vernier Go Direct wireless sensors—into their curriculum.

How Districts Can Unlock Actionable Data

While it is believed that the barrier to district leaders and classroom teachers using more data is that they don’t have time to look at it, 33% of districts and teachers say the real challenge is that information is in too many places for them to access. Data Analytics.

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3 major ways to boost basic data literacy in K-6

eSchool News

A new report outlines the need for K-16 students to develop key data literacy skills. Focusing on three specific areas could be key to boosting K-16 students’ data literacy in a world where big data’s importance grows daily, according to a new report.

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Workshop responses: Incorporating students’ learning interests and passions

Dangerously Irrelevant

Here are some data from a workshop I did with 80 educators… What would this look like in your school? What could / should it look like? Here are some more positive comments from the participants: We enjoy celebrating out of class interests and talents.

IBM and Sesame Workshop Aim to Personalize Learning for Preschoolers

EdTech Magazine

Big Data Business Intelligence Classroom Data Analytics Game-based LearningBy Meg Conlan The new partnership will combine Sesame Street programming with Watson technology to reimagine early childhood education.

Inside a Student’s Hunt for His Own Learning Data


Institutions have access to more student data than ever before—but it's hard to really grasp what that means, since many of the digital tools that colleges use are from third parties or companies that keep their algorithms private.

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Go Slow Workshop: Teaching with Google Sheets for Newbies

Teacher Tech

Go Slow Workshop on Google Sheets Spreadsheets are one of the most useful things we can use as a teacher. We have to manage a lot of data and information and frankly using spreadsheets helps us to do our job better. The post Go Slow Workshop: Teaching with Google Sheets for Newbies appeared first on Teacher Tech. Spreadsheets are also a valuable life skill for our students. Looking at this list […].

The workshop model: Beyond the basics

The Cornerstone for Teachers

This week on the Truth for Teachers podcast: Jen Bengel explains the workshop model, how to create mini-lessons, and how to get students excited about books. So in this episode, we’re talking about the workshop model. Jen’s going to do a deep dive into an ELA or reading workshop model.

The COPPA Rule, FERPA, and the Security of Student Data

Doug Levin

Department of Education have recently announced their intent to host a joint workshop on ‘Student Privacy and Ed Tech.’ ’ About this workshop and related work, they write : The use of “Ed Tech” has exploded over the past several years. In light of these questions, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) and the Department of Education (“ED”) will hold a Student Privacy and Ed Tech workshop on December 1, 2017 in Washington, D.C.

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Google Sheets: Create Fake Data

Teacher Tech

Create Fake Data in Google Sheets Today is my birthday (I’m 42!) ” For my birthday (today only) get my online Google Sheets workshop for only $6. The post Google Sheets: Create Fake Data appeared first on Teacher Tech. so of course, we need a spreadsheet blog post. Remember “The answer is always a spreadsheet.” Use the code oct6 Fake Names When creating examples I need fake student […].

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Virtual, augmented, and mixed reality in education: a NERCOMP workshop

Bryan Alexander

They assembled a data workflow: using BioLayout to embed 3d data -> data preprocessing ->3d network reconstruction. Yesterday I organized a NERCOMP event on virtual, augmented, and mixed reality in education.

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Power Up the Collaborative Writing Process with a Writing Workshop

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

A digital writing workshop can provide students with opportunities to become active participants in their own learning. Managing a Digital Writing Workshop. This Digital Writing Workshop is designed to avoid classroom chaos through the use of two separate grouping strategies.

Vernier Software & Technology to Host 38 Free Professional Development Workshops this Fall


BEAVERTON, Oregon, August 13, 2018 — This fall, Vernier Software & Technology will host 38 free, hands-on workshops around the country to help science educators learn how to best incorporate probeware and data-collection technology into their curriculum.

Virtual, augmented, and mixed reality in education: a NERCOMP workshop

Bryan Alexander

They assembled a data workflow: using BioLayout to embed 3d data -> data preprocessing ->3d network reconstruction. Yesterday I organized a NERCOMP event on virtual, augmented, and mixed reality in education.

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Teacher Lesson Planner + Personal Organizer + Data and Assessment Binder = Teacher Anchor (All in One Awesomeness!)


A huge bonus the Teacher Anchor offers is the entire data piece. I selected to give this product a try because I was sold on the fact that it included an additional teaching tool: the data/assessment section.

[PL Summit Series] Go Big or Go Home! Personalized Learning Summit Workshop, Yuma Elementary School District One

Education Elements

These include, “engagement; entertainment; ease of access to information and data; group work; humanity; social relevance, and so on. Michael Fullan describes the necessity of harnessing the power of “new pedagogical innovations with technology,” in his article, “Choosing the Wrong Drivers for Whole System Reform.” He continues by stating that the advances in digital content for educational purposes involve key elements needed for increased student achievement.

Part 4: Facilitating Inquiry in the Classroom… Exploring Search Engines and Data Bases

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

I will be at Alan November’s BLC19 in Boston (July) presenting workshops and sessions to support educators and students. Checkout my conference half day workshops : Making Makers Mainstream and Project Based Learning Quick Start.

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League of Innovative Schools Districts Demand Data Interoperability

Digital Promise

The phrase “data interoperability,” referring to the seamless, secure, and controlled exchange of data between applications, is increasingly a topic of conversation among educators on personalized learning and student privacy. These conversations often arrive at the same conclusion: data interoperability is important and we need it, but how do we accomplish it? As a response, district leaders are working toward building collective demand around data interoperability.

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FETC 2019: K–12 Schools Evolve Their Data Focus to Improve Student Outcomes

EdTech Magazine

FETC 2019: K–12 Schools Evolve Their Data Focus to Improve Student Outcomes. K–12 schools are evolving their use of data analytics tools as pedagogies such as personalized learning focus on more immediate feedback and the “whole student.” . “We

FETC 2019: How K–12 IT Leaders Can Advise on Data Privacy

EdTech Magazine

FETC 2019: How K–12 IT Leaders Can Advise on Data Privacy. K–12 schools are subject to a number of data privacy laws, including the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act , the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act and even the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. .

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Students Face a Troubling Skills Gap Around Career Readiness. We’re Fixing It With Data.


Our solution has a lot to do with data, namely the way it’s collected and leveraged across disparate systems. And it wouldn’t be possible without data interoperability at its core. None of that would be possible without strong data interoperability.

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Technology Not Going to Solve Data Privacy


and the MLB All Star game were the backdrop for the inaugural CoSN Student Data Privacy Workshop. This seal program is the “nation’s only data privacy seal for school systems” that recognizes school districts’ commitment to high standards around student data privacy.

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How Edtech Companies Blur the Lines Between Commercial and Research Data


Edward Snowden’s revelation about the National Security Agency’s information-gathering practices alerted the public to the nefarious uses of data collection. Yet not all data collection efforts support questionable purposes that try to peep at—or profit from—a person’s online activities. People lumped together researchers in academia [with] researchers for commercial entities that were purchasing data, and I thought, ‘Why are you doing that?”

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How an Aquaponics Facility Became Ground Zero for Lessons in Business and Data Analytics


The course is meant to give students a deep dive into data-gathering and analysis, and it’s offered as a special topics course in the university’s major for Management Information Systems, which draws on both business and technology courses. campus to get to the farm, where they collect data about the aquaponics system and share their findings with a separate group of students who live on the farm. Last spring, I asked an adjunct faculty to do a workshop on Internet of Things.

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4 tips for making your data usable

eSchool News

K-12 and higher education institutions around the country have invested in data visualization software with the promise of better information and insights. Many education professionals are not savvy about data or analytics. Others provide hands-on user workshops in computer labs.

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5 Essential Things Teachers Need to Know About UDL

The CoolCatTeacher

Since then, she has provided long-term training and workshops across the US and in nine countries including Singapore, Japan, and Belgium. ” All Grades All Subjects Data Driven Instruction Education Teachers Universal Design for Learning - UDL Wonderful Classroom Wednesday

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Research Schools: What are they and how do they work?

The CoolCatTeacher

And at that point, you want to gather some kind of data, which we do wonderfully in education. We’re usually overwhelmed with data. But the idea of action research is – then you take that data and you really break it down.

ED considers new guidance on student privacy as the result of joint workshop

FETC Converge

More… privacy data privacy edtech policy student privacyBy Emily Ann Brown, Education Daily® The U.S. Education Department and the Federal Trade Commission are considering new or updated guidance on student privacy to clarify the appropriate circumstances under which schools should consent on behalf of parents.

10 life hacking tips for educators

Ditch That Textbook

In workshops I’ve run, I often ask teachers, “What are the hurdles to reaching your professional goals?” Teaching creative teaching data decision-making goal-setting habits life hacking productivity

How can schools protect student data without training teachers in privacy basics?

The Hechinger Report

Privacy and data-security themes are also woven into Raytown’s professional development workshops, curriculum planning sessions and even parent-teacher conferences. “It’s But the data protections of these vendors can’t be taken for granted.