Mon.Dec 17, 2018

End-of-Year Maintenance: 19 Steps To A Speedier Computer

Ask a Tech Teacher

This week, I’m sharing three holiday activities that will get your computers, technology, and social media ready for the new year. Here’s what you’ll get: 19 Ways to Speed Up Your Computer. Update Your Online Presence. Backup and Image your computer.

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Why Students Need More ‘Math Talk’

Digital Promise

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. Test scores , school report cards and Facebook posts complaining about homework problems often drive critiques of how math is taught in schools. Amid the debates, it has become increasingly clear that one ingredient is necessary for success: opportunities for students to talk about math. Unfortunately, these are often lacking in U.S. classrooms. We are both math education researchers.

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End-of-Year Maintenance: 19 Steps To A Speedier Computer

Ask a Tech Teacher

This week, I’m sharing three holiday activities that will get your computers, technology, and social media ready for the new year. Here’s what you’ll get: 19 Ways to Speed Up Your Computer. Update Your Online Presence. Backup and Image your computer.

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If we don’t engage online, we cede mindshare to others who will

Dangerously Irrelevant

[ Every week a ‘Monday Morning Message (MMM)’ email goes out to all doctoral students from a faculty or staff member in the CU Denver School of Education and Human Development. Here’s my second one, which came out today. ]. Please join Dr. Heather Johnson and me for one or both of our two Spring 2019 social media workshops for SEHD faculty and students! ]. In my previous MMM , I noted the power of having an active and visible online presence as part of our professional and scholarly work.

3 Ways K-12 Schools Can Improve Their Cybersecurity in 2019

EdTech Magazine

3 Ways K-12 Schools Can Improve Their Cybersecurity in 2019. eli.zimmerman_9856. Mon, 12/17/2018 - 08:53. The education sector is the least secure of 17 industries studied this year, according to a new report released Thursday.

100+ Bloom’s Taxonomy Verbs For Critical Thinking

TeachThought - Learn better.

100+ Bloom’s Taxonomy Verbs For Critical Thinking by TeachThought Staff Ed note: This post was first published in 2013 and updated in December of 2018 Bloom’s Taxonomy’s verbs–also know as power verbs or thinking verbs–are extraordinarily powerful instructional planning tools.

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More Trending

SEL + restorative practices = a safe, supportive school climate

eSchool News

Zero tolerance policies, while trying to keep kids accountable for their actions, often result in suspensions for even minor infractions like dress code violations or being tardy. While these behaviors warrant attention, Fatima Rogers, principal of Charles W.

Schools need to step up to fight a rise in suicides among black children

The Hechinger Report

Nine-year old McKenzie Adams was “a real sweet girl,” a “straight-A student” who wanted to be a scientist, family members told ABC News.

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5 Tips for Chinese Students Who Want To Attend American Universities

EdNews Daily

Studying and receiving a college education in the US is a growing trend around the world. During the school year 2016-2017, almost 351 thousand Chinese students were studying in higher education institutions in the United States.

Will the real Montessori please stand up?

The Hechinger Report

A child in a classroom for the youngest students at Hill Country Montessori sets up his workspace. Photo: Jackie Mader/The Hechinger Report.

#10 8 ways to help students grow their grit

eSchool News

[ Editor’s note: This story, originally published on May 11th of this year, was our #10 most popular story of the year. Happy holidays, and thank you for tuning into our 2018 countdown!]. For a relatively new buzzword, grit certainly has a lot of supporters.

OPINION: Are colleges failing first-generation students?

The Hechinger Report

. First-generation college students are less likely than their peers whose parents graduated from college to have a mentor who is a college professor.

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Chrome Can: Building Virtual Worlds

Dr. Shannon Doak

I have already discussed how Chromebooks are useful tools for STEM projects , editing photos and creating great designs but what about Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR)?

5 Things Tech Coaches Can Do To Keep Organized During the Holidays

TeacherCast

In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff and Nick discuss the upcoming holiday season and share their list of 5 Important Things Tech Coaches can be doing during the holiday season.

Why Single Sign-On Has Teachers Cheering

Edsurge

That’s the beauty of ClassLink—it’s technology that makes using other technology easier. For us, SSO has become a learning enabler when sometimes technology can be a learning variable. Can you imagine an edtech tool so supportive and effective teachers cheer when it arrives? That’s exactly what happened when Dr. Sheryl Abshire and her IT team at Calcasieu Parish School District rolled out Single Sign-On (SSO) technology in September 2017.

5 Things Tech Coaches Can Do To Keep Organized During the Holidays

TeacherCast

In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff and Nick discuss the upcoming holiday season and share their list of 5 Important Things Tech Coaches can be doing during the holiday season.

Sharing Ideas with @Learning100

CUE

An important part of my role as a student learning coach in a K-5 building (with over 40 teachers) is to encourage each of them to implement new or different ideas whenever, wherever, and however they can in order to enhance student learning outcomes.

DB Quest: The latest Super Sweet Tool from iCivics and Library of Congress

techlearning

In DBQuest, students are provided with a Big Question that is used to guide student thinking and examination using three selected primary resources

This Tech Tool Can Save Teachers 10 Minutes Per Class

Edsurge

While the fate of humanity did not rest on her pulling it off, Australian English teacher Sarah Gunn faced a daunting task. Her high school literature students at St. Laurence’s College in Brisbane had just 50 minutes to write up a formative assessment on the representation of robots and artificial intelligence in the movies. For that to happen, she had to play five-minute clips from both "The Avengers: Age of Ultron" and "Wall-E" in quick succession—twice.

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Elementary Engineering: An Early Start on STEM

MiddleWeb

It's true. Teachers in K-6 need to prepare students for STEM and engineering careers that don’t exist yet. The solution? Focus on gifting our younger students with a broad range of inquiry experiences and collaborative know-how, writes STEM education expert Anne Jolly.

Helping Students See Real-World Applications for Economics

Edsurge

Students in Jacqueline Prester’s entrepreneurship classes melt wax for candles, sew hair scrunchies and formulate hand sauce (yes, hand sauce) as part of their learning. By crafting their own products, they get essential hands-on experience learning how economic principles are relevant to their current lives, their future careers and the world around them.

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The New Macbook Air – One Step Forward, Two Steps Back?

There is no box

We’re faced with a big decision in the next few months, what laptop will we upgrade our teachers to next. They are all rocking the 13″ MacBook Air from 2014 and aside from some battery issues on the oldest ones, I must say, the devices have held up really well.

The Missing Tech Giant in Education Technology

Edsurge

This article is part of a collection of op-eds from thought leaders, educators and entrepreneurs who reflect on the state of education technology in 2018, and share where it’s headed next year. Is Amazon a sleeping giant of edtech? Or one of its biggest, underreported failures? Those are questions to which my answers have varied, especially this year. But now I can definitively answer yes. To both.

Three Important Things (and One Promise) from Reclaiming Our Calling

Adjusting Course

Many of us are feeling a tension in education. We’ve been asked to prioritize student achievement above the human beings doing the actual achieving. Fortunately, there is hope. It is possible to prioritize relationships while also helping students achieve lasting learning.

Which Apps Are Safe for Kids? Three Tools That Read the Fine Print for You

Edsurge

Some apps do more harm than good. And “free” apps often come with hidden costs. These tenets hold as true for education apps as they do for those in the consumer market, privacy experts contend. A recent New York Times investigation found that many companies receive such precise, extensive data on their users that they—and anyone else they share this information with—could easily identify a single individual and pinpoint their location.

Winter Break Challenge Game

Teacher Tech

Take the Winter Break Challenge Holiday break is upon us! If your idea of relaxing is learning something new I have a list of challenges you might want to try this winter break. I have over 50 activities on the spreadsheet! Find a link in column I with more information. Put an X in […]. The post Winter Break Challenge Game appeared first on Teacher Tech. Google

More than 220,000 Mississippi children may be missing out on promising home visiting program

The Hechinger Report

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

A Simple and POWERFUL Chemistry Manipulative

Cycles of Learning

I love teaching with manipulatives. Whether it be scotch tape, thumbtacks, bubbles, hula hoops, balloons, cardboard, or magnets, physical objects can assist greatly in making that which cannot see, tangible.

LifeLaunchr Announces Free Scholarship Matching Tool

techlearning

LifeLaunchr has released a new scholarship matching tool for school counselors, teachers, parents and students

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The Secret to Forming Producive Habits: Helpful Resources for Teachers and Educators

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Setting up new goals and resolutions have become a common thing with the start of each new year. However, working towards the achievements of these goals can sometimes turn into a frustrating.read more