Mon.Sep 10, 2018

Developing Academic Language Supports Equity

Digital Promise

“The most accurate predictor of school success is the size of a child’s vocabulary at age five of ‘book’ words,” according to a report by the Joan Ganz Cooney Center.

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The Thank You Project #MondayMotivation

The CoolCatTeacher

Morgan Toal shares on episode 356 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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Newcomer Students in Rural and Suburban Communities

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Read the original version here. Where are America’s immigrant families settling, and where are their children going to school?

High School Technology Curriculum Coming!

Ask a Tech Teacher

We’re hard at work on a high school technology curriculum. We’ve had a lot of requests for this and hope to have it available before the holidays.

5 Costly Inventory Management Mistakes Schools Should Avoid

If your school is like most, inventory and/or asset management plays a critical role in daily operations.

A World of PBL… 25 Authentic Resources To Connect Students Beyond The Classroom

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to a post that has taken some time and research to put together for you. I believe that connecting our students to the world is so important. The internet provides many possibilities. In this post I want to introduce you to 25 of of them. Take some time to enjoy this wonderful journey.

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Common Project-Based Learning Myths and Mistakes

Battelle for Kids

Schools around the world are shifting to project-based learning, which challenges students to create something original while collaborating and building knowledge through authentic learning tasks. But how do you make this kind of deep learning a reality in your classroom? There are so many moving parts to PBL that it can be difficult to know where to start. P21 Blog

Engineering the Environment for AAC Users


As an instructor for EdTechTeacher, I have the pleasure of working with teachers from all over the country. Recently while in California, working with special education teachers, we were exploring how the physical environment impacts student learning.

Companies Invest in Preparing K–12 Students as Older Sectors Become Tech Integrated

EdTech Magazine

Companies Invest in Preparing K–12 Students as Older Sectors Become Tech Integrated. eli.zimmerman_9856. Mon, 09/10/2018 - 13:50.

College students predicted to fall by more than 15% after the year 2025

The Hechinger Report

Only a handful of states, colored in blue, are predicted to see an increase in the number of students attending regional four-year colleges and universities between 2012 and 2029. The rest will see declines in students. In the red-colored states, the drop in students will exceed 15%.

Teachers’ Guide to Plagiarism

This article provides teachers with a step-by-step guide on how to handle plagiarism in the classroom: it examines the definition of the term "plagiarism" and its types with examples, describes common reasons students plagiarize, and provides tips for teachers to detect and prevent plagiarism among students.

How To Play The ‘Count To Ten’ Team-Building Game

TeachThought - Learn better.

How To Play The ‘Count To Ten’ Team-Building Game by TeachThought Staff If you’re looking for an example of an easy to use, fun, and fairly quick/zero-prep team-building game that can be used with a wide range of ages from elementary to adult, ‘Count To Ten’ might just fit the bill. How To Win At ‘Count […]. The post How To Play The ‘Count To Ten’ Team-Building Game appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching team-building

This Mississippi district says these four strategies are helping their struggling readers

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Mississippi Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes with trends and top stories about education in Mississippi. Subscribe today! Mississippi has long struggled to improve reading scores.

Teens Know Social Media Is Manipulative. But They Just Can’t Get Enough.


Almost three-quarters of teens said they know social media companies are manipulating them into spending more time online. Yet somewhat paradoxically, they also say the technology has a positive impact on their wellbeing. The survey from nonprofit Common Sense Media, called “ Social Media, Social Life ,” is a follow up to a similar report conducted in 2012, where teens were also asked about their relationship with social media.

What are the most important questions that Tech Coaches have for each other?


In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff and Nick answer the questions you have emailed, tweeted and left voice messages about. . The post What are the most important questions that Tech Coaches have for each other? appeared first on The TeacherCast Educational Network.

Custom eLearning: What to Consider as an L&D Manager

A custom eLearning project is an exciting opportunity, but any L&D Manager will also tell you it can be challenging. Inno-versity shares 5 points to consider before kicking off your project. These concepts are critical to addressing the most common pain points which, IF addressed, will ensure success.

The Secret to Finding ‘Aha’ Moments in Math Class


After several decades of experimentation with technology in schools, we continue to face fundamental questions: What role should technology have in the classroom? How often should it be used? What are the opportunities for technology to transform both teaching and learning? As the CEO of Woot Math and previously of Kerpoof, I have spent the last ten years grappling with questions like these.

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14 Time Saving Tips For Your Next Website Redesign


Learn our 14 most important tips and tricks for your next website design project. Check out our video of our recent keynote presentation. The post 14 Time Saving Tips For Your Next Website Redesign appeared first on The TeacherCast Educational Network

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OPINION: ‘Our student loan policy has been corrupted by the powerful companies that profit from it’

The Hechinger Report

. The recent resignation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ’s (CPFB) top student loan official, Seth Frotman, comes on the heels of several policy changes at the U.S. Department of Education that enrich big businesses at the expense of students and borrowers.

What are the most important questions that Tech Coaches have for each other?


In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff and Nick answer the questions you have emailed, tweeted and left voice messages about. . The post What are the most important questions that Tech Coaches have for each other? appeared first on The TeacherCast Educational Network.

Key Elements for Successful eLearning Projects

Discover how this rapid development process creates engaging, custom learning solutions on a timeline that works for you, why a strong learning culture is important, and how to showcase your Return on Learning (ROL) using data to tell the story.

Companies Are Bought, Not Sold: M&A Advice From 3 Edtech CEOs Who Survived the Process


At the start of this decade, the education industry saw hundreds of flowers bloom. Launched from garages and tech accelerators, startup after startup burst onto the scene with technology tools for the education market. The industry has since consolidated, due in part to an uptick in mergers and acquisitions by education companies and private equity firms. Data from investment bank, Berkery Noyes suggest these deals have grown at a steady clip since 2013.

New Research Explores Teens' Use of Social Media in 2018


Common Sense today published a new research report, Social Media, Social Life: Teens Reveal Their Experiences. GoGuardian Announces Beacon, Self-Harm Prevention Tool for Schools ] Highlights include: Teens are on social media for much of the day.

10 Must-Listen Episodes of The Google Teacher Tribe Podcast

Shake Up Learning

The post 10 Must-Listen Episodes of The Google Teacher Tribe Podcast appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Guess what? Season 3 of The Google Teacher Tribe Podcast returns next week! Look for the first episode on Monday, September 17, 2018.

OneNote Tips and Tricks, and Leading Edge Certification


In this episode, Michael and Tom discuss their experience with Leading Edge Certification, sharing about the Professional Learning Leader Course. They also share the other of trainings available through Leading Edge.

The Ultimate 12 Step Guide For Choosing The Perfect Learning Management System

Picking the wrong LMS can cost you. Don’t settle for a disconnected, hard-to-use, expensive system that doesn’t meet your needs. Follow these 12 steps crafted by Lambda Solutions' LMS experts, and find your perfect eLearning solution!

The Best Way to Learn

Reading By Example

The best way to learn is to be engaged as an active participant in the process. This might seem obvious, that active learning naturally happens in classrooms. Three recent experiences have helped me reflect on why this might not always be the case. I recently got a haircut at a technical college.

3 Posts That I Hope You Didn’t Miss Over The Summer


We all need some down time. Hopefully you got some this summer! Here are a few things I wanted to share with you. I know the summer months can provide a much needed respite to many educators. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

Tools for Driving Your Ed Tech Instruction #GPS


How are you driving your Ed Tech instruction? When the song “ Life is a Highway “ comes on, it is one of those songs you turn up a little, maybe even smile, roll down the window, and sing the chorus. One line sticks out to me “ Life’s like a road that you travel on. ”

Student Quick Guide to Google Classroom

Teacher Tech

Link to Graphic Student Quick Guide to Google Classroom To get students quickly into Google Classroom Have them go to [link] You click on the settings cog at the top right to find the class code. Click on the tiny triangle next to the code to “Display.” ” Students click the plus icon in the upper […]. The post Student Quick Guide to Google Classroom appeared first on Teacher Tech. Beginner Classroom Google classroom G Suite google

Leveraging Learner Variability to Elevate Equity in EdTech

Speaker: Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer & Executive Director, Learner Variability Project

In this webinar, Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer of Digital Promise, will share his insights into the modern boom in neuroscience and learning sciences research. You'll discover how much more we know now about how students learn - and how we can use that knowledge to create EdTech-enabled classrooms that can meet the diverse needs of all students.