Mon.Dec 02, 2019

10+ Plugged and Unplugged Coding Activities for Hour of Code!

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! December 9 to 15th is the annual Hour of Code event. Coding is such an important skill that enables students to learn writing and math along with any other subject matter. Coding also inspires students to invent and innovate.

Hour of Code 101

Ask a Tech Teacher

December 9-15th, 2019, Computer Science Education will host the Hour Of Code –a one-hour introduction to students on coding, programming, and why they should love it, designed to demystify “code” and show that anyone can learn the basics to be a maker, a creator, and an innovator.

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Paving the Way for Computational Thinking in Rural Communities

Digital Promise

While there has been considerable focus on developing K-12 computational thinking pathways in major U.S. cities over the past five years, too often rural school districts receive considerably less attention on the national landscape.

Getting Started with Deeper Learning


Part 1 of the Deeper Learning Series. This is the first post in a new 4-part EdTechTeacher series focused on Deeper Learning. How might educators and school leaders design experiences that spark and sustain deeper student learning?

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.

Some Very Bad News about the UNESCO OER Recommendation

Iterating Toward Openness

The tl;dr. I recently wrote a brief essay about the wonderful new UNESCO OER Recommendation. That piece was based on the text of the most recent public draft (which I will call the “public draft” below), which many of us believed to be the document the 40th Congress unanimously approved.

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How To Add Rigor To Anything

TeachThought - Learn better.

In rigorous tasks, learners will often need to synthesize data, positions, or theories from multiple sources or perspectives. The post How To Add Rigor To Anything appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching Experienced Teacher Our Most Popular Terry Heick

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Innovators Worth Watching: Sora Schools

The Christensen Institute

Welcome to our “Innovators Worth Watching” series, spotlighting interesting and potentially disruptive players across a spectrum of industries. Many students describe their state of mind in high school as “bored”—not a ringing endorsement of school.

5 Challenges We Overcame Moving To A Flipped Staff Meeting

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One of the best aspects of being able to flip meetings is giving freedom, choice, and leadership opportunities to the teachers themselves. The post 5 Challenges We Overcame Moving To A Flipped Staff Meeting appeared first on TeachThought.

Schools Face Barriers to VR Adoption in the Classroom

EdTech Magazine

Schools Face Barriers to VR Adoption in the Classroom. shailaja.neela…. Mon, 12/02/2019 - 13:40. “

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.

Coding Can Be a Gift to Struggling Students. Let’s Give It to Them.


I don’t remember the exact date I fell head over heels in love with coding, but I vividly remember the precise moment.

Tech Coach Stories: How To Go From English Teacher To Director Of Professional Learning Overnight


Welcome to the TeacherCast Educational Network. In this episode of Ask the Tech Coach, we break down how New Jersey English Teacher Nicholas Amaral went from the book room to the tech room and is now leading the digital learning transformation district-wide in North Jersey.

TEACHER VOICE: Does AI, as a tool, deliver student feedback more effectively than the ballpoint pen?

The Hechinger Report

As the artificial intelligence revolution comes to education, teachers are rightly concerned that AI in schools will replace the human assessment of human learning.

6 reasons to use a social learning platform

eSchool News

There are several different curriculums available to teachers who are working with students who have pragmatic language disorders, but up until recently I hadn’t really found one that was flexible and personalized for my students.

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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.

Teach Third Graders (And Yourself) to Code


Collin Yust has been teaching second through fourth graders for over 10 years. “Put me in front of a class—math or English—and I’m comfortable jumping in,” he says. Coding, however, was another story.

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Review: Cisco Meraki MX64 Tightens Network Security

EdTech Magazine

Review: Cisco Meraki MX64 Tightens Network Security. shailaja.neela…. Mon, 12/02/2019 - 09:12. Managing and protecting a busy network primarily for the benefit of inexperienced users, like those in a K–12 school, can be challenging. . The obstacles are compounded by limited IT budgets and staff.

The Challenges of Broadband Access in Rural Schools

Rural school districts face many unique trials, and access to educational technology is no different. But the obstacles aren’t just about location. In many cases, school leaders need to justify why the district should invest in the first place.

eSchool News launches School Safety Guide

eSchool News

We are excited to bring you the latest in the eSchool News Guides series. eSchool News Guides are full of resources, tips, trends, and insights from industry experts on a variety of topics that are essential to the classroom, school, and district.

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.

Use Data Driven Instruction and Social Emotional Learning to Accelerate Student Growth


Like all Texas districts, Beaumont aligns its instruction and assessments based on student performance on the state’s STAAR (State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness) tests.

LEARN Marginal Syllabus 2019-20 (December)—Miles Morales: Spider-Man and Reimagining the Canon for Racial Justice

Educator Innovator

Our December text for the 2019-20 Literacy, Equity + Remarkable Notes = LEARN Marginal Syllabus examines how a book, Miles Morales: Spider-Man , by Jason Reynolds, exemplifies possibilities for a new type of literary canon.

What's New in Google - November 2019


Catch up on everything new in G Suite for Education from November 2019, and see great ideas and resources

How to Boost Student Math Skills in December with Winterfest


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How Online Admissions Affect Enrollment Rates

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

Checkology Virtual Classroom Teaches Kids Media Literacy


Unique site allows for exploration of multiple lessons, while the check tool allows students to evaluate credibility of news

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Creativity Apps to Use with Your Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Here is a list of some useful iPad apps students can use to unleash their creative thinking and engage in hand-son learning activities. The apps, curated from iTunes App Store's collection more

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What To Buy—Pearson Aida Calculus


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How to deliver a personalized Apple onboarding experience with Jamf Pro

Jamf on EdTech

When new employees fire up their Mac, iPad or iPhone for the first time, you can make the experience unforgettable and unique to your organization with the new Enrollment Customization screen features in Jamf Pro 10.17. See how

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.