Mon.Dec 17, 2018

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.

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.

100+ Bloom’s Taxonomy Verbs For Critical Thinking

TeachThought - Learn better.

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The ‘dirty secret’ about educational innovation

The Hechinger Report

Exhibit 4.6 of The Investing in Innovation Fund: Summary of 67 Evaluations, Final Report, U.S. of Education, 2018. As part of the federal recovery effort to boost the economy after the 2008 recession, the U.S.

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.

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.

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Chrome Can: Building Virtual Worlds

Dr. Shannon Doak's Blog

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)?

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.

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


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

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.

Today’s Curriculum for the Higher Ed HR Leader

Speaker: Joseph Clay, Business Transformation Strategist at Oracle, and Jeffrey Haynes, Director with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

Today’s universities and colleges face many challenges ranging from reconciling financial pressures, to ensuring student success, to managing complicated workforce dynamics. One thing they all have in common: Their head of HR must align the HR function to best support the institution as it navigates this current landscape.

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.

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

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.

How To Make Sure Your Math Anxiety Doesn’t Make Your Kids Hate Math


A spike in blood pressure. A racing heart rate. Sweaty palms. For many adults, this is what they feel when faced with difficult math. But for kids, math anxiety isn’t just a feeling, it can affect their ability to do well in school. This fear tends to creep up on students when performance matters the most, like during exams or while speaking in class. One reason for a kid’s math anxiety? How their parents feel about the subject.

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LifeLaunchr Announces Free Scholarship Matching Tool


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

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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.

Sharing Ideas with @Learning100


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.

Mayflower Compact Signatories


Forefathers' Day is on December 22. The holiday commemorates the landing of the Pilgrim Fathers in Plymouth, Massachusetts, on December 21, 1620. Check out this resource to learn more about the original signatories of the Mayflower Compact

Elementary Engineering: An Early Start on STEM


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.

Common Core Math App Excels in Progress Tracking


myBlee is a math practice and tutorial app for kids in kindergarten through sixth grade

#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.

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Weather Reports

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Back at the beginning of the year, I worked with first grade on weather reports using our green screen. They learn lots of weather vocabulary, look at meteorologist reports, and create their own weather reports.

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


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.

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.

Why Single Sign-On Has Teachers Cheering


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.

Great Word Cloud Generators For Your Classroom

Fractus Learning

Word Clouds are fun, pretty to look at, and a great learning tool. If you haven’t used this type of generator before, do yourself a favor. It’s as much fun to create the graphical cloud than […]. Apps How To Resources

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Two Excellent Resources to Help Students Become Better Google Searchers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Google is definitely one of the major entry ports for searching the net. Knowing how to conduct effective and smart search queries on Google has become an important skill for 21st century more

The Missing Tech Giant in Education Technology


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.

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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This Tech Tool Can Save Teachers 10 Minutes Per Class


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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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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Helping Students See Real-World Applications for Economics


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.