Thu.Nov 01, 2018

Gold Standard Project Based Learning: Project Based Teaching

The CoolCatTeacher

Suzie Boss on Episode 384 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. After much research, Suzie Boss shares what makes excellent project-based teaching and gives a sneak peek into her book by the same name.

3 ways real-world feedback could disrupt traditional assessments

The Christensen Institute

Innovative assessments are getting a fair amount of attention in K-12 policy circles as a handful of states gear up for the federal innovative assessment pilots and ESSA implementation gets underway.

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Overcoming 5 Barriers to the Implementation of PBL

The CoolCatTeacher

John Larmer on Episode 385 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. John Larmer, the editor at the Buck Institute, talks about common barriers to effective project-based learning and how to overcome them.

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Integrating ed-tech in the classroom one step at a time with the SAMR Model

Neo LMS

Today’s students are truly digital natives. Not only were they born and raised surrounded by technology, but that technology was in advanced stages of development.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Data, Data Everywhere and Not a Drop to Drink: The Importance of Researcher-Practitioner Partnerships

Wisewire

Original Article Source: [link]. As the focus on evidence-based practices has increased in education, practitioners are increasingly using data to make decisions to improve learning.

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The Most Important Question Every Assessment Should Answer

TeachThought - Learn better.

The Most Important Question Every Assessment Should Answer by Terry Heick The difference between assessment of learning and assessment for learning is a crucial one, in many ways indicative of an important shift in education.

Help Students Learn Better With Different Types of Engaging Visuals

EmergingEdTech

Today, students have more homework than the generations of students before them. They also have plenty of distractions in and out of the classroom like social media, social media marketers, online. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

Conceptual Understanding vs. Procedural Fluency

MIND Research Institute

During the breaks at a couple of recent professional development trainings, my colleagues and I asked teachers to share their definition of “deep conceptual learning.” Common threads ran through the individual responses.

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Can we design schools where teachers and students thrive?

eSchool News

In order to fully support teachers as they mold students into tomorrow’s innovators, school leaders must create schools that empower teachers to grow and have meaningful collaboration, according to a new report from 100Kin10.

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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.

3 Ways K–12 Schools Can Guard Against Cryptomining

EdTech Magazine

3 Ways K–12 Schools Can Guard Against Cryptomining. eli.zimmerman_9856. Thu, 11/01/2018 - 08:56. Most malware is all about money, and last year’s rise in the value of cryptocurrencies created an incredible opportunity for malware authors. .

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How Classrooms Can Start Talking About Race in Just 6 Words

Edsurge

For many students, school may be the most diverse setting they experience in their entire lives. And former NPR host Michele Norris is working to use that opportunity to get classrooms talking about race, and to share their “experiences, questions, hopes, dreams, laments or observations.” “You You lose the opportunity if you don’t find a way to talk to each other,” she said in an interview this week.

What New Research on Teens and Social Media Means for Teachers

techlearning

As teachers, we all have assumptions -- and likely some opinions -– about teenagers and social media. But are those assumptions correct? Well, now we have research to help us find out.

After Early Results, Personalized Learning Is 'Quickly Becoming District-Wide' in Dallas

Edsurge

Students at Dan D. Rogers Elementary School in Texas get an unusual introduction to technology. As they transition from first grade, to second, to third, their classroom devices change, too. One year they’ll use an iPad. The next, they’ll try a Kindle. After that, a Surface device, then a Chromebook. This isn’t the result of a tech director’s indecision.

EdTech at School

This E-book is designed to support educators with case studies of education technology use at school.

Learning By Doing: Using the Arts to Enhance Reading and Stop Bullying

Reading By Example

This is a guest post by Kathy Wade, CEO and co-founder of Learning Through Art. Her organization has developed five free resources to help caring parents, teachers, and community leaders bring the story of Chrysanthemum to their own learners.

Robots Won’t Replace Instructors, 2 Penn State Educators Argue. Instead, They’ll Help Them Be ‘More Human.’

Edsurge

How will artificial intelligence and machine learning change teaching? It’s a question that some higher education instructors have asked before, and one that two Penn State University educators sought to answer on Wednesday at this year’s EDUCAUSE conference in Denver.

Distance learning audio for higher ed – an overview

Nureva

Distance learning is a powerful force in higher ed. The Distance Education Enrollment Report 2017 tells us 6 million higher education students in the United States took at least 1 distance education course.

Immersed in the Present With an Eye on the Future

The Principal of Change

A good friend of mine and a tremendous leader reached out to me and asked me a question to share my thinking on, “What’s next?” ” Knowing they already do incredible work I encouraged him to not think about “What’s next?”

6 eLearning Trends in Custom eLearning Solutions

Most digital learning trends focus too much on the "digital" and not enough on the "learning". It is not enough that content builders master available tools. We need a return to core learning fundamentals. Get Inno-Versity's eBook for 6 of the most important trends coming to digital learning.

Creating Customizable ELA Units for Free Using Commonlit.org by @bartonkeeler

Teacher Tech

Customized English/Language Arts Units with CommonLit.org A Guest Post by Barton Keeler So I have two daughters (grades 7 and 9) who are homeschooled by my wife who has a variety of other Independent Study students on her caseload. She, my wife, is tasked with the responsibility of creating high level, individualized lesson plans for […]. The post Creating Customizable ELA Units for Free Using Commonlit.org by @bartonkeeler appeared first on Teacher Tech.

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So you think you understand UDL?

eSchool News

I thought I had a pretty good handle on universal design for learning (UDL), but after chatting with Katie Novak , Ed.D., I realize I didn’t understand the framework at all. Novak, author of UDL Now!

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Creating Customizable ELA Units for Free Using Commonlit.org

Teacher Tech

Customized English/Language Arts Units with CommonLit.org A Guest Post by Barton Keeler So I have two daughters (grades 7 and 9) who are homeschooled by my wife who has a variety of other Independent Study students on her caseload. She, my wife, is tasked with the responsibility of creating high level, individualized lesson plans for […]. The post Creating Customizable ELA Units for Free Using Commonlit.org appeared first on Teacher Tech. Google Lesson Design Resources CommonLIt ELA

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“When master teachers learn how to use technology as a tool to enhance and extend their craft, student growth and achievement accelerates beyond all expectations.” – Geri Gillespie, USA

Daily Edventures

Geri Gillespy. Administrator of Digital Integration. West Ada School District. Meridian, Idaho, United States. GeriGillespy . Growing up in California’s Silicon Valley, Geri Gillespie was captivated by the power of technology to do more for students.

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.

Two Riddles To Get Students Practicing Problem Solving Tricks

MindShift

Riddles are a great way to get kids thinking logically, testing predictions, using math and even collaborating. They’re fun and often quite challenging. Many riddles often sound confusing at first, forcing students to think about ways to isolate information or simplify a problem.

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Discover Expands Pathway to Financial Success in Schools Program with Discovery Education Offering Financial Education Curriculum to Middle School Students Across the Country

techlearning

-- Discover Survey Suggests Financial Education Courses Are Helping Americans Become More Confident with their Finances -- Riverwoods, Ill. Thursday, Nov.

November’s Top 5 Books on Education: See What’s Coming Out This Month!

Where Learning Clicks

With so many great books to choose from, we picked a few of November’s top 5 books on education that you won't want to miss! The post November’s Top 5 Books on Education: See What’s Coming Out This Month! appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

Florida School Districts Participate in Achieve3000 FSA Goal-tracking Program

techlearning

Lakewood, NJ , (November 1, 2018) – Achieve3000 , the leader in differentiated literacy instruction, today announced that select school districts are participating in the Florida State Achievement (FSA) Goal Tracker Project.

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.