Wed.Feb 13, 2019

Valentine’s Gift: Confessions of the Pain, Joy, and Love of Teaching

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today’s show is different. I share some stories of insults, struggles, mistakes, and joys of teaching. The hope is that you’ll be encouraged, not feel alone, and remember why we do this profession.

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Educator Micro-credentials are Grounded in Research

Digital Promise

Micro-credentials offer an important opportunity for educators to strengthen their professional learning.

The Easy Way to Teach Internet Skills

Ask a Tech Teacher

Education used to focus on the 3 R’s — reading, writing, and ‘rithmetic. Without a doubt, those remain critical subjects but these days, they are just the beginning.

Empowering Educators of Refugees as Teachers and Learners

Digital Promise

For every lesson plan I toiled over while teaching English as a New Language for 16 years in New York City and Tucson high schools, there were at least 15–20 adjustments made as I enacted that lesson plan with real people in real time.

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.

Google Classroom and Microsoft Teams for Education: Find the Blended Learning Tool that Works Best

EdTech Magazine

Google Classroom and Microsoft Teams for Education: Find the Blended Learning Tool that Works Best. eli.zimmerman_9856. Wed, 02/13/2019 - 14:12. There are a number of digital classroom offerings available for K–12 teachers to use.

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Our Approach to Strategic Planning in Education

Education Elements

The year 2020 is shaping up to be a record year - Summer Olympics, a World Cup, a presidential election, and in the education world, the year many strategic plans expire. As districts gear up to write their next strategic plan, we have mixed feelings about the process.

OPINION: How one school came together to create a safe place for immigrants

The Hechinger Report

. The Donald McKay School in East Boston, where I serve as principal, has always reflected our community not only in terms of population, but also in spirit and approach. For generations, immigrant strivers have called East Boston their Gateway to America.

It’s Time Teachers Reclaimed ‘Personalized Learning’ in the Name of Equity

Edsurge

Many believe that for learning to be personal, it must be individualized. But over-individualization can be isolating when we over-rely on digital programs that individualize curriculum and unintentionally track learners. What’s more, it strips students of their agency and autonomy and strips learning of curiosity and serendipity.

Data analysis reveals keys to student success

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!

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 This Business Simulation Prepared My Students for 21st-Century Careers

Edsurge

High-schooler Caitlyn sits in front of a computer on the campus of Rider University, frantically scanning various pop-ups on her screen. Business reports, market trends and price fluctuations race through her mind, as she seeks the one piece of information she needs. Her team is spending the day figuring out how to effectively sell bottled water in three German provinces— all while competing against six other groups doing the same.

3 steps for bridging the equity divide in classrooms

eSchool News

When Robert Runcie became superintendent of Broward County (FL) Public School District (BCPS) in 2011, he faced more than academic challenges.

Explore the Planet in 3D with Google Earth VR

techlearning

Google Earth VR is a version of Google Earth designed to work with virtual reality headsets such as the HTC Vive or Oculus Rift

5 strategies to improve the learning experience for K12 students

eSchool News

From retailers to restaurants, advances in user experience (UX) are transforming nearly every facet of our lives. Customer satisfaction is shaped by more than just the content, products, and transactions that take place. It is influenced by the way customers feel and experience those interactions.

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 Tech Industry is Hijacking School Data. But Decentralized Systems Can Change That.

Edsurge

My three children—aged six, eight, and nine—enrolled in a US public school last year (having moved from Europe). Since last fall they’ve already submitted digital data about their demographics, household income, ethnicity and legal status, food intolerances, medical profiles, grades and socio-emotional skills. Every activity on computers and the software applications they use in class further generates data about them everyday.

2 Tips to Connect with More Families on Facebook

techlearning

More and more educators and schools are using Facebook to connect with families. However, they might not be connecting with as many families as possible if they are not ensuring they are posting inclusive content.

Several Excellent Free Flipped & Blended Learning Tutorial Series from Matthew Moore and the FLN

EmergingEdTech

First, let me make it clear that I work for the Flipped Learning Network(as their Community Administrator), so yes, I am a fan and advocate of their work. One of the many inspiring educators on the. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!]. Flipping the Classroom (Reverse Instruction) FLN Hub Syndicated Posts Free Tools & Resources Future of Education Technology Professional Development

10 Smart Test-Taking Tips for Students [Infographic]

Where Learning Clicks

Download our smart test-taking tips to help students mentally prepare for tests and cut down on stress before it negatively affects their performance. The post 10 Smart Test-Taking Tips for Students [Infographic] appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

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.

Fullstack Academy Enters Extension School Market With First University Partnership

Edsurge

San Luis Obispo, Calif., may be better known for its wineries and golden coastline than its tech economy. But that could change, thanks to a partnership between one of the major universities in the area, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, and Fullstack Academy, a coding bootcamp based in New York and Chicago. The two schools announced this week that Fullstack Academy will begin running 26-week coding bootcamps for the university’s continuing education school.

New Resource for Strengthening Career and Technical Education

ExcelinEd

How Can Your State Strengthen Career and Technical Education? Today, we’re releasing ExcelinEd’s fifth and final career and technical education (CTE) playbook, Aligning State Career and Technical Education Programs with Industry Needs and Priorities.

How To Create An Effective Classroom Management Plan in 2019

Fractus Learning

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have a well-behaved class always? Having good relationships with your students could eliminate 90% of the issues, but there will still be the 10% that requires classroom management. As a new […]. Classroom Techniques

A Story of Perseverance and Conquering Uncertainty

Mindspark Learning

A Story of Perseverance and Conquering Uncertainty In the furthest wastelands of the ocean there is a vortex where sea and sky bleed together in a monochromatic mural of uncertainty. On all accounts, there is no natural escape from this place.

EdTech at School

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

How Extra Arts Education at School Boosts Students’ Writing Scores — And Their Compassion

MindShift

Originally posted on Chalkbeat by Matt Barnum on February 12, 2019. When you’re the big fish, it’s not OK to pick on the little fish just because you can. That’s an important lesson for everyone. But some Houston first-graders got a particularly vivid demonstration in the form of a musical puppet show, which featured fish puppets and an underlying message about why it’s wrong to bully others.

4 Good Task Management Apps for Chrome Users

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Below is a compilation of some of the best task management Chrome apps for teachers. Some of the things you can do with these apps include: creating and arranging your to-do lists and tasks, attach.read more

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Close Reading in Science Deepens Understanding

MiddleWeb

Classroom studies should emulate what is happening in the real world of scientists, says NBCT Kathy Renfrew. This means students are not only questioning, investigating, talking and writing – they are reading about science. She suggests reading strategies and resources.

When Teens Threaten Violence, A Community Responds With Compassion

MindShift

Psychologist John Van Dreal has spent almost 30 years working with troubled kids. Still, it’s always unsettling to get the kind of phone call he received one morning eight years ago as he was on his way to a meeting.

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.