Thu.Mar 23, 2017

Eric Sheninger Talks About Digital Pedagogy That Improves Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 39 of the 10-Minute Teacher Show From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Eric Sheninger @E_Sheninger challenges us to move to the next level with digital technologies. We can’t use tech because it is “cool and new.”

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Teachers: This change is causing dramatic gains in student achievement

eSchool News

[ Editor’s note : This post by Alan November, written exclusively for eSchool Media, is part of a series of upcoming articles by this notable education thought leader. Check back later this month for the next must-read post!].

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How Will the Internet of Things Impact Education?

EdTech Magazine

By Jessica Leigh Brown Connected classrooms can help track people and things digitally, experts say. Internet of Things Networking

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5 ways to reduce the harrowing STEM teacher shortage

eSchool News

No technology can replace high-quality teachers. But what happens when high-quality STEM teachers become hard to find, and what happens when STEM teacher applicant pools dry up? And how can the U.S. extend critical STEM learning opportunities to its youngest students?

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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.

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TemplateTab Plus: Send a Rubric to Each Student

Teacher Tech

Getting students high-quality feedback can be tricky. There are many methods for getting students back information from a rubric, here is one more way. TemplateTab Plus Template alicekeeler.com/templatetabplus Paste roster of students into the first column. Design a rubric or other graphic organizer on the 2nd tab. Use the TemplateTab menu to run TemplateTab. A […]. The post TemplateTab Plus: Send a Rubric to Each Student appeared first on Teacher Tech.

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How do you ditch “safe teaching” when prepping for THE test?

Ditch That Textbook

In a recent blog post, I suggested that what we consider “safe teaching” might be risky teaching after all. In this post, I talked about how all the traditional, overused teaching techniques — lectures, worksheets, etc. — are easy for students to ignore. And when they’re ignoring instruction, there might as well be no instruction [.]. Teaching Uncategorized creative teaching edtech educational technology high-stakes testing student engagement

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What’s New In Office365 in 2017? Featuring @MicrosoftEDU

My Paperless Classroom

On this week's episode of the TechEducator Podcast we welcome the Microsoft Office 365 team on to share exciting features in Word, Powerpoint and Excel. The post What’s New In Office365 in 2017? Featuring @MicrosoftEDU appeared first on TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network. Microsoft Education TechEducator Podcast Microsoft

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Dreams to Norms

The Principal of Change

Just thinking… My daughter just turned 7 months old. Watching her grow up has been fascinating, and when I FaceTime her on the road, she reaches out now, trying to touch my face. It melts me every single time.

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Join SETDA: Affiliate Memberships Now Accepted

SETDA's Affiliate program connects non-profit education membership organizations with state leaders. SETDA's mission is to build the capacity of education leaders to improve learning through technology policy & practice. Benefits include: SETDA conferences, webinars and news feeds.

Target spatial concepts, description, narrative with Google MyMaps

SpeechTechie

Google Earth has always been a great, though not exactly user-friendly, tool for making maps that can target language. Consider the way that certain novels your students have to tackle require an understanding of setting and shifts in setting.

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School Suspensions Have Plunged: We Don't Yet Know If That's Good News

NPR Learning and Tech

A controversial new paper suggests schools in New York City are less safe now that fewer students are being suspended. Image credit: Malte Mueller/Getty Images/fStop

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Get Young Minds Wired for Science

Fractus Learning

The first time that I was asked to teach a workshop it was on the subject of science. The conference organizer said, “let’s get young minds wired for science by introducing the need for a science […]. Educators Primary Science Toddler Toys and Play

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Measuring the Progress That Matters

Digital Promise

The importance of assessing student strengths and growth in areas that matter is a topic of frequent conversation among superintendents in our League of Innovative Schools.

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Video: Take A Look Inside My Classroom, by @Wacom #edtech #flipclass

techieMusings

I am really excited to share a sneak peek inside my classroom with all of you who read this blog! Wacom developed the video embedded below to highlight how educators can use their technology to enhance teaching and learning.

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Kids Who Suffer Hunger In First Years Lag Behind Their Peers In School

MindShift

Growing up in a hungry household in the first couple of years of life can hurt how well a child performs in school years later, according to a new study. An estimated 13.1 million children live in homes with insufficient food, according to the most recent figures from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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25 Of The Most Important Books About Racism & Being Black In America

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post 25 Of The Most Important Books About Racism & Being Black In America appeared first on TeachThought. Books

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Important Tech Mindfulness Strategies to Share with Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

March 24, 2017 Is social media addiction similar to other types of addiction? The answer according to the data in an infographic shared by FIX is not scientifically settled yet. However,read more. guest posts

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Read, Talk, Write: 35 Text Analysis Lessons

MiddleWeb

In "Read Talk Write" Laura Robb provides strategies that can grow students' ability to have rich, accountable conversations, leading to productive, engaging writing. Reviewer Linda Biondi especially appreciates the mentor texts, detailed lessons, and reproducibles.

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Summit Soundboard- Las Vegas

EdTechTeam

Just over a year I ago I went to my first EdTechTeam Summit in Boulder, Colorado. I walked away extremely overwhelmed, exhausted, but inspired how G Suite for Edu tools could redefine my classroom.

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Florida teacher reaches for the stars – Jason Mocherman, USA

Daily Edventures

Jason Mocherman. Astronomy Instructor, Planetarium Director, Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert. Florida, USA. jmocherman. “In In 2009 our school was rebuilt. At the time, I was running a 50-seat planetarium that had been in the school since 1968.

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Developing Portfolios and Documenting Projects with 30hands Storyteller

Class Tech Tips

Digital Portfolios that include student-created videos and digital stories engage students as they dive into course content. With 30hands Storyteller, creating digital products becomes quick and easy for students of all ages while documenting projects for them to reflect on at the end of the year.

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Save That Hashtag! Twitter Recorder Extension

ProfHacker

We’ve written about Twitter a lot here at ProfHacker. One of the best ways to archive tweets, particularly around a particular search term or hashtag is Martin Hawksey’s TAGS archive , which George recently wrote about.

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The Popular Workflow App Is Now Free

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

March 23, 2017 Apple has recently acquired the popular automation app Workflow making it available for free in iTunes App Store (regular price $3,99). Workflow is a powerful application that allows.read more. Apps gone free iPad Workflow apps

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Apple Introduces Clips: A New Way To Create Expressive Videos On iOS

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post Apple Introduces Clips: A New Way To Create Expressive Videos On iOS appeared first on TeachThought. Current Events

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7 hilarious technology memes!

EdTech4Beginners

Everyone loves a good meme! Here’s 10 to make your Friday a little more enjoyable. Share your funny memes below ! Tagged: edtech , education , meme , tech , technology. education edtech tech technology meme

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Free college didn’t die with the Clinton campaign. It’s just getting started

The Hechinger Report

Rynon Reyes, who will go to college in the fall tuition-free, at an after-school meeting of the STEM club at his high school in San Marcos, California. Photo: Peggy Peattie. SAN MARCOS, Calif.

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Apple Introduces Clips: A New Way To Create Expressive Videos On iOS

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post Apple Introduces Clips: A New Way To Create Expressive Videos On iOS appeared first on TeachThought.

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OPINION: How teachers bridged two Boston high schools to reap gains for all students

The Hechinger Report

As educators, we are constantly evolving. Our jobs require us to seek out solutions that will help our students reach new heights so they can get the most out of the hours they spend in school.

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Wiki-Style Communication Tool Supports Critical Thinking

techlearning

Encourage collaborative, student-centered learning with this useful platform. Techlearning Resources Site of the Week

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#CelebratewithDE – Weather Month

Discovery Education

From deciding whether or not to bring an umbrella to school to thinking about meteorology as a career path, the weather matters to everyone! We’re certain your science scope and sequence includes the basics about weather appropriate to your grade level. So, we invite you to celebrate Weather Month by reviewing the instruments that help us measure it and then having a little fun with it by using some of our lesser-known resources. Measuring Weather.

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10 Performance-Based Projects for ELA Class

MiddleWeb

Todd Stanley's units of study address the need of today's students both to problem solve and present findings to an audience. Jennifer Wirtz implemented a well resourced Oral Presentation unit and will use more of the easily adapted projects with her 7th graders.

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Discover 6 Keys to Teacher Engagement

MiddleWeb

Cathie E. West packs her book with key concepts and skills, charts to help explain these, engagement strategies and step-by-step activities, all to help achieve teacher – and subsequently student – engagement. Literacy coach Janice Rustico finds it a keeper.

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