Wed.Nov 14, 2018

40 Ways to Celebrate Teachers and Impact Teacher Retention

Education Elements

Do you ever have trouble falling asleep because you can’t stop thinking about what you need to accomplish the next day? Maybe you’re one of those people that has your best ideas for solving a problem while washing your hair?

A Thanksgiving Poll for Students–What does ‘Turkey’ mean?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Last year, I did a poll on the meaning of the word ‘turkey’ This was to demonstrate how powerful symbols are to your students and do so with an authentic use of technology to support discussion on math, language standards, and the holidays.

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Why standards often disappoint

The Christensen Institute

In September, TNTP released a provocative report with a disheartening finding: many students’ expectations for life after high school are a myth. They assume their success in their K-12 schools will prepare them to pursue their ambitions in college.

Google Slides sticky note brainstorming: Powerful planning

Ditch That Textbook

Have you ever felt like autumn has arrived and your desk is covered with sticky notes like leaves falling from the trees? You have sticky notes on your monitor, on your computer, on the filing cabinet, on your desk … There are stacks of sticky notes. There are stacks of stacks of sticky notes sometimes! […]. Ed Tech digital brainstorming google slides activities google slides in the classroom sticky note brainstorming

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SplashLearn Makes Learning Fun and Creates Fearless Learners

Loved by more than 30 million kids, SplashLearn is a game-based learning program that creates engaging learning experiences to nurture a generation of fearless learners. SplashLearn is the fastest growing elementary school math program in the US, used by more than 440,000 teachers in about 77,000 schools across the United States.

7 reasons why we need innovation in schools

eSchool News

Innovation is more than a buzzword today—it’s something educators strive for in their classrooms, schools, and districts.

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We all teach SEL: Empathy activities & tools for students

eSchool News

Building social and emotional learning (SEL) skills such as empathy requires face-to-face interactions, meaningful discussion, and reflection. Edtech is no complete substitute for that, but there are tools that can supplement the development of character in the classroom and at home.

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Q&A: Security Advocate Erich Kron on Protecting K–12 Schools from a New Phishing Scam

EdTech Magazine

Q&A: Security Advocate Erich Kron on Protecting K–12 Schools from a New Phishing Scam. eli.zimmerman_9856. Wed, 11/14/2018 - 19:24. An advanced form of phishing attack is spreading throughout K–12 schools and small colleges, leaving users vulnerable to ransomware attacks and cryptomining.

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OPINION: These governors favor a group that didn’t vote for them: small children

The Hechinger Report

. Maryland re-elected a Republican who raised subsidies for child care, while Maine’s first female governor-elect pledged universal preschool.

Moving from Face-to-Face to Online Teaching Can Be Hard. Here’s One Expert’s Advice.


Enrollment in online courses is rising. But the shift to online instruction can be challenging for some instructors who have spent most of their academic careers teaching (and learning) face-to-face. At the 2018 OLC Accelerate conference in Orlando on Wednesday, Julin Sharp, director of digital education at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York, discussed reasons why that transition can be daunting. One reason comes down to a lack of tech training for higher-ed faculty, Sharp said.

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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.

How to choose the best active learning technology for your spaces


Many years ago, when I worked as an instructor at a mid-sized polytechnic, there was a (possibly apocryphal) story making the rounds – about a storage room filled with new state-of-the-art hardware technology, just collecting dust. I never found out exactly why the tech had ended up in purgatory.

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How to Create a Class Template in Google Classroom

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Create a Class Template in Google Classroom appeared first on Shake Up Learning. What if I told you that you could create a class template inside Google Classroom? You can!

What does WCAG mean to you?


For students with visual impairment, it can mean everything


Q&A: Darrell Ashton of the D.C. OSSE Explains How Data Keeps Kids in School

EdTech Magazine

Q&A: Darrell Ashton of the D.C. OSSE Explains How Data Keeps Kids in School. eli.zimmerman_9856. Wed, 11/14/2018 - 08:39. Big Data has become a helpful tool for educators in the K–12 sphere, especially as personalized learning continues to rise in popularity in classrooms across the country. .

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7 Benefits of Lesson Plans in the Cloud

What if teachers didn’t have to lug tons of paperwork with them to and from work? Having lesson plans available anywhere is just one of the advantages.

Education Looks Eastward: Snapshots from Beijing's Global Education Technology Summit


Beijing —China is a different world when it comes to education and tech. Teachers are revered , most families spend about a third of their income on their children’s education, and most students spend at least an hour a day on some kind of online learning. To try to better understand this dynamic and fast-changing environment, thousands of entrepreneurs and education leaders from 34 countries gathered here this week for the Global Education Technology Summit.

Editing Videos for Involuntary Curiosity: 3 Chemistry Examples

Cycles of Learning

When reading the research on Curiosity , Involuntary Curiosity ​ is of particular interest to us teachers. Defined by Loewenstein (1994) as curiosity that ".arises

Textbooks Do Not Update for the News

Teacher Tech

Design Lessons to Include Current Events This morning a teacher in New York texted me excited about finding a website that uses real data to allow people to track the fire spreading each day. This week I was working with a college student using the math program ALEKS. One of the many frustrations I had […]. The post Textbooks Do Not Update for the News appeared first on Teacher Tech. Advanced Lesson Design lesson planning

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Game Offers Serious Look at Ordinary People During WWII


Attentat 1942 is a story-based game focused on uncovering a family's story of survival during World War II


Why Families Leave Schools

Do you know three of the biggest reasons families leave schools? Here they are – and what you can do about it.

3 Practical Tools to Create Educational Comics for Your Class

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Comic strips can be a great way to engage students in a wide variety of multimedia enriched learning activities. Using group work, you can assign each group with a writing or digital story more

MIND Solves for the Scare Root of Fun on Halloween

MIND Research Institute

Halloween at MIND Research Institute is really quite special. It could be just another ordinary work day, but our colleagues come together to make the holiday exciting, engaging and of course, filled with math! For me, the fun started before I even arrived at the office.

Changing How Educators See Negative Experiences in the Classroom


Excerpted from The Trauma-Sensitive Classroom: Building Resilience with Compassionate Teaching © 2018 by Patricia A. Jennings. The following is from Chapter 8: “Compassion.” ” Used with the permission of the publisher, W. Norton & Co. By Patricia A. Jennings.

Google Is Discontinuing Inbox In March 2019. Here’s What You Need To Know

TeachThought - Learn better.

Google Is Discontinuing Inbox In March 2019. Here’s What You Need To Know by Terry Heick I woke up to a push notification from Google regarding my beloved Inbox. It’s going away in March of 2019 Google recently announced that it is discontinuing support for Google Inbox in March 2019.

How Online Admissions Affect Enrollment Rates

Discover the top five reasons your school’s admissions should be online.

Helping Families Ask Questions Could Be Your Most Powerful Engagement Tool


Fifth-grade teacher Deirdre Brotherson has been teaching long enough that she knows how parent-teacher conferences will likely go. Parents will come in feeling uncomfortable and a little ill at ease; she’ll have a general conversation with them for 15-20 minutes; and they’ll leave.

Applying Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) in Your Classroom: SEL and Self-Awareness

Where Learning Clicks

Incorporating SEL and self-awareness into your teaching can enhance the learning experience and help students become more comfortable in the classroom. The post Applying Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) in Your Classroom: SEL and Self-Awareness appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

Two Great Tools to Enhance Teacher-Parent Communication

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Here are two more tools to enhance teachers communication with students parents. Using these tools you will be able to engage parents in their kids learning and create a supportive more

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STEAM is Intimidating!

My Paperless Classroom

I’m just going to start with an unsubstantiated statement: STEAM/ STEM is used more by marketers than teachers. what they hope you don’t notice is that this label is usually just slapped on the bundled gee gaw of simple experiments that are relatively unchanged in the last 70 years.


K-12 Private School Student Information System Buying Guide

Too many private schools are still using clunky, outdated systems, causing unnecessary stress and wasted time. That’s why it’s vital for them to invest in modern products and services purposefully designed for private K-12 education.