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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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.

Designing accessible ed tech can be costly, but demand is on the rise

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every Wednesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. Subscribe today!

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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.

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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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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.

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.

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.

What does WCAG mean to you?


For students with visual impairment, it can mean everything


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!

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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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.

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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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


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

Struggling College-Pathway Provider Quad Learning Pivots and Sells


An experiment to create an inexpensive pathway for students to attend prestigious, four-year universities ended up costing one company a lot of money. As a result, it has pivoted from its original mission and has been sold—at a fraction of the venture capital it raised. Quad Learning , a company based in Washington, D.C. best known for its “American Honors” program, has been acquired by Wellspring International Education , a student recruitment firm for universities around the world.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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Getting to Know New Kids, Characters and Fish


Once again it's fall and the read-aloud rug in Mary Tarashuk's 4T classroom is drawing new kids and characters closer together. First up: Fish in a Tree's Ally Nickerson. Coming soon, another Global Read Aloud choice, Amal Unbound. Two girls with differences to share.

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.