Finally, Definitive Manual for School Leaders on Engaging in Using Social Media

The 21st Century Principal

What kinds of guidelines do I need to keep the conversation productive and focused on issues so that I don’t appearing to be censoring honest criticism? In their new book, Why Social Media Matters: School Communication in the Digital Age , authors Kitty Porterfield and Meg Carnes write: “Skill in communication is a key ingredient for school leaders’ success in today’s complex education environment, and this communication now includes social media.”

Social Media Guidelines for Students and Teachers by Students and Teachers

The Innovative Educator

As I shared earlier this year the New York City Department of Education (NYC DOE) created social media guidelines for students 13+ with students, teachers, and parents. Students said they wanted to see the guidelines as infographics. Link for Definition of Social Media Infographic I want more ». Teachers and parents wanted guides. The NYC DOE gathered together students, teachers, and parents to create what they requested.

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Everything Teachers Need to Know to Effectively Use Chromebooks in Their Teaching

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

November 14, 2017 If you are using or planning to use Chromebooks in your teaching, the chart below is a resource you should definitely keep handy. This is a collection of useful guidelines to help.read more. Repost

Effective Educational Videos in the Classroom

ViewSonic Education

Considering the insights identified in our whitepaper we recommend that teachers follow a guideline when using videos in their lesson planning: 1. Resource types: - Text (textbook sections, quotes, definitions, etc.).

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4 Reasons why an LMS is an excellent tool for your language classes

Neo LMS

Although conventional lessons that take place in a classroom are the norm and are probably here to stay, bringing an LMS into the learning process can definitely improve learners’ engagement. Read more: 7 digital portfolio guidelines for outstanding learning performance.

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Imagining the Awesome Future of Automobiles

The CoolCatTeacher

Definitely, download the lesson plan and entry forms now. Entry Guidelines The U.S. Help Your Students Enter the U.S.

Programmatic Best Practices for Healthy Academic Programs

Wisewire

Properly supporting faculty with program guidelines, time definitions within their contracts, and stipends tailored to their time investment. It’s no secret that higher education is changing and that the way students are consuming education is evolving along with it.

@Flipgrid Collab with @ADickie601 — AP Calculus Final Review @AP_Trevor ?@CollegeBoard #mathchat #mtbos #edtech

techieMusings

To all of my fellow AP teachers out there, you know that feeling the weeks leading up the AP Exam where you know the importance of drilling in on practice tests and reviewing scoring guidelines, but you want to spice it up so that it doesn’t just feel like you’re prepping for this massive test.

How Behaviorism Can Turn Your Classroom Around

Ask a Tech Teacher

The technical definition they provide is: “…scientific and objective methods of investigation concerned with observable stimulus-response behaviors; all behaviors are learned through interaction with the environment.”

Why bother with theory when you’ve got big data?

The Christensen Institute

Throughout the two millennia that preceded a true understanding of its cause, many remedies were prescribed, and by the 1830s something like clinical guidelines were developed for the prevention and treatment of the disorder. Researchers got what we might refer to as “noisy” data from implementations of their clinical guidelines. Without a drive to understand the causal mechanism for scurvy, these guidelines did not evolve much. Big data is hotter than ever.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

What we try to have our teachers do, particularly in our middle school where we are one-to-one grades five through eight is encouraging teachers to use the tools in the classroom and incorporate guidelines for how to behave as they’re doing these projects and using these tools.

Limited Evidence in Edtech: Everyone Agrees – It Isn’t Their Fault

Digital Promise

Susan Fuhrman, President of Teachers College, Columbia University, noted, “Efficacy in the scientific world is defined as definitive outcome as the result of a random control trial. “ What works ought to drive what we put in front of our children. ” – Jim Shelton.

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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).

Purpose Driven Learning: Myths, Problems, and Education Applications

Ask a Tech Teacher

By following the guidelines for Purpose Driven Learning, teachers avoid the biggest pitfall in many lesson plans — that they are theoretic without meaning in the real world.

How to Blend DoK into Lesson Plans without a Comprehensive Rewrite

Ask a Tech Teacher

With that in mind, here are seven steps to transform your current lesson plan into one aligned with DoK guidelines: Definitely, notice which standards your lessons meet, be it CCSS, IB, or your state standards, but also evaluate where it falls in the four levels of Depth of Knowledge.

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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).

Enhance Young Learner's English Vocabulary with @MindSnacks & Teach Foreign Languages!

Kleinspiration

The app teaches definitions, spelling, pronunciation, contextual usage and parts of speech, making it perfect for use both in and out of the classroom.

How to create accessible e-learning design

Neo LMS

The first thing to keep in mind is that it’s way easier to follow and implement accessibility guidelines and principles when creating from scratch online learning materials for courses rather than do this later.

Quick List of Classroom Blogging Resources

The Web20Classroom

This collection of tips are definitely not to be missed. Student Blogging Guidelines -Some teachers will want some guidance in place when they undertake blogs with kids. Kim lays out some easy to follow guidelines that might make implementation easier.

Where We Belong

The Jose Vilson

Whereas a community has a set of well-defined, open, and transparent set of guidelines, a clubhouse has trees, ladders, and secret codes that bar and deter outsiders from entering.

What to Look for When Purchasing an Education Projector

ViewSonic Education

High resolution is important for projecting detailed charts and graphs, text, and high-definition video. They’re also more compatible with high-definition source content. Full HD education projectors are a perfect match with high-definition content sources.

What is the Educational Value of Podcasting with Students?

TeacherCast

When we break down the definition of a podcast, teachers and non-educators have slightly different definitions of the term podcast. In the classroom, teachers have a much different definition. SAMR Definition: Technology allows for a redesign of the original task.

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A teacher’s guide to preparing students for continuous lifelong learning

Linways Technologies

Based on what they’ve told, and from what we’ve observed, we’ve come up with a list of guidelines. These guidelines are for teachers who are genuinely interested in the well-being of their students and wants to instil a lifelong learning attitude in them to see them succeed.

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Up to 3.6 million students should be labeled gifted, but aren’t

The Hechinger Report

A poster from the recent annual convention of the National Association for Gifted Children promotes finding more gifted children of color. Photo: Danielle Dreilinger for The Hechinger Report. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — As many as 3.6 million gifted children are being overlooked in school — more than the 3.3

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4 Questions about the flipped classroom teachers must answer

Neo LMS

The temptation, when it comes to converting your long-time and much practiced classroom lessons into online modules, is to simply convert each class (by a temporal definition) into online lessons. Some techniques or guidelines include ( sourced here ): Be specific in your instruction.

Your Internet History is Now For Sale

CUE

Republicans that voted in favor of overturning the FCC online privacy rules argued that the privacy regulations would stifle innovation by forcing Internet providers to abide by unreasonably strict guidelines.

New Cyberbullying Resource Available for Educators, Parents and Students

Gaggle Speaks

“Gaggle has produced a truly excellent guide to cyberbullying that not only provides a comprehensive overview of the topic but, more importantly, offers schools and districts guidelines on how to be prepared to deal with this unfortunate byproduct on online life.

So.You Wanna Use Blogs In The Classroom

The Web20Classroom

This collection of tips are definitely not to be missed. Student Blogging Guidelines -Some teachers will want some guidance in place when they undertake blogs with kids. Kim lays out some easy to follow guidelines that might make implementation easier.

Video: A new way to teach the 4Cs

Neo LMS

Conflict resolution, role definition, consensus, leadership, sharing credit and taking responsibility are high-value skills that even very young students must start to learn. Make sure there is a time limit, and students are compelled to include succinct, clear instructions and guidelines.

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Why Is It so Hard to Teach K-12 Educators How to Personalize Learning?

Edsurge

I realize that transferring control to my very capable students will allow me to move from managing their work process to providing the support they need to engage in deeper learning—but letting go of my structure, pace and definitions of success has been a grueling process. I was creating guidelines for the end product, which was initially a presentation each student would design and share with an identified group of adults outside of our class. There were my guidelines.

4 important questions teachers in the flipped classroom must answer

Neo LMS

The temptation, when it comes to converting your long-time and much practiced classroom lessons into online modules, is to simply convert each class (by a temporal definition) into online lessons.

Rebuild The World With @Lego_Education

The Web20Classroom

Definitely check out these set and all that LEGO Education has to offer. I recently returned from a trip to Billund, Denmark. To many, a trip to Denmark is one of a lifetime. For me it was especially so as Billund is the home of LEGO. From the time I was a kid I have been surrounded by legos.

Ask the experts: Crowdsourced solutions to 4 problems of blended-learning practice

The Christensen Institute

Establish time guidelines to measure the effectiveness of a new approach. Those teaching and those learning need a common language with which to talk about the skills for, and definitions of, blended and personalized learning.

A ‘Learning Ecosystem’ Approach to Ed-Tech Acquisition

Digital Promise

It’s a reminder both of how the quest for a definitive answer can stunt innovation and how failure can be inevitable without enough planning. Susan Adelmann is vice president of strategic partnerships at Follett School & Library Group, a corporate supporter of Digital Promise.

Some steps to improve efficiency of an academic institution

Linways Technologies

We have previously written about the former definition with reference to Linways academic management system: Education management simplified using Linways AMS. A prologue on how to manage academic institutions. For those of you who have been following our blogs, a huge THANK YOU.