Mon.Jan 07, 2019

The Why Is Everything

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Read the original version here. Everyone loves a dark horse story: Albert Einstein struggled as a student. Rowling was on welfare before selling her Harry Potter manuscript.

5 tips for live sketchnoting

Ditch That Textbook

Live sketchnoting (doodling while someone is talking) is the most challenging form of sketchnoting. It is stressful at first, but it gets easier over time with practice. Here are some tips for live sketchnoting: Before you begin, draw a banner, maybe a portrait of the speaker/teacher, the date and place. This will settle you down […]. Ed Tech Guest Blog live sketchnoting sketch sketches sketchnoting visual learning

The problem with high-stakes testing and women in STEM

The Hechinger Report

In New York City, there’s a big debate over who should gain admittance to eight elite public high schools, including the well-known Stuyvesant High School and the Bronx High School of Science.

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Checklist for Inclusive Tweeting

techlearning

Many Tweeters are unintentionally leaving out 15% of the world’s population who have disabilities by not composing accessible Tweets

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.

Refugee girls want to improve the world. Will we let them do so?

The Hechinger Report

KAKUMA, Kenya—A sea of 76 students in bright violet uniforms with pointed white collars confronted Jessica Deng as she stepped into her classroom.

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OPINION: Engineering programs still exclude black students — 4 ways to change this

The Hechinger Report

. Today’s engineering field does not reflect the diversity that we know brings the best outcomes. Black men and women are significantly underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

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Writing Exercises For Children

techlearning

Writing Exercises Children’s Section offers various prompt tools that can be used for creative writing exercises

Are You Fostering 21st Century Skills?

Teacher Tech

Encouraging Students to Develop 21st Century Skills Posted by Erin Whalen Jackie Gerstein, Ed.D., is an amazing educator with a terrific blog. Her post on the skills students need today is a quick, easy read and asks great questions to help teachers assess themselves. As listed in the graphic above, skills such as grit, curiosity, […]. The post Are You Fostering 21st Century Skills? appeared first on Teacher Tech. EdTech Tool pedagogy 21st Century Skills

PhET Simulations: John Travoltage

techlearning

January 9th is sure to be a hair raising day as we celebrate Static Electricity Day

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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.

My Winter Break Top 10!

Cycles of Learning

Classes start back up tomorrow, and two weeks of winter break provided a much needed break from thinking about teaching.

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Internet Archive: Go Back in Time with the Wayback Machine

Catlin Tucker

Students rely on Google searches for a lot of their information. Much of the information they find online is from tertiary sources that have digested and distilled information from primary and secondary sources. This tertiary information is often bland.

Bold, progressive ideas aren’t unrealistic

The Hechinger Report

Universal pre-K, which was once considered a pipedream for liberal Democrats, is coming closer to reality — because predominantly white conservatives in the deep red state of Alabama have decided to dream along with liberals.

IT Shops Strike Partnerships to Make Data Center Overhauls More Efficient

EdTech Magazine

IT Shops Strike Partnerships to Make Data Center Overhauls More Efficient. eli.zimmerman_9856. Mon, 01/07/2019 - 10:15. The technology services team at Rocklin Unified School District may as well have had its maintenance crew on speed dial.

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LEARN with Marginal Syllabus (January): Generative Principles for Professional Learning for Equity-Oriented Urban English Teachers

Educator Innovator

Our January reading for Literacy, Equity + Remarkable Notes = LEARN investigates the experiences of three early-career secondary English teachers in urban settings who sought professional development opportunities to support teaching for social justice.

4 keys to supporting college and career readiness

eSchool News

Preparing students for college and a career is the mission of every public K-12 school system, and this work begins by establishing a strong foundation for success in the early grades.

Classroom Newsletters Go Digital

CUE

I was all about the weekly classroom newsletter as a beginning kindergarten teacher. It had cutesy graphics by DJ Inkers, homework information, tips and tricks for parents, and what I thought was an abundance of resources for my classroom parents.

Join Us in Chicago for the Fourth Annual Global Leadership Summit - March 15, 2019

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The fourth annual Global Leadership Summit will be held on Friday, March 15th, 2019 from 8:30 am - 3:30 pm at the Marriott Marquis Chicago at McCormick Place, Chicago, IL. This event is hosted by ASCD and GlobalEd Events.

Sphero Introduces Way for Kids to Compose Code

techlearning

Specdrums connects coding and technology with kids’ ability to move and tap to create rhythm and sound

How Automated Speech Recognition Could Change Studying Forever

Edsurge

Tech entrepreneur Fred Singer is the CEO and founder of Echo360 , a company which he launched after a visit to his son’s classroom. Singer has funded and led a wide range of digital companies over the past twenty years, and the list of business and charitable boards on which he serves is long.

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Art App Offers Excellent Tutorials, Support

techlearning

Autodesk Sketchbook is a design and creation app with tools for creating digital art

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The Intel Tech Learning Lab: Step into the Worlds Most Innovative Mobile Classroom

TeacherCast

#OneWord2019: Contribution

Class Tech Integrate

#OneWord2019 My colleagues at the Fayetteville School District and I often have conversations about how we want students to use educational technology for more than just consumption. We want them to contribute while engaged in blended learning lesions and tasks.

BETT19 Preview - Robotix Unveils Robobricks

techlearning

Kids ages 4 +, can build & code, bringing robots to life with motors, CPU, Sensors, Wand, coding chips, and more

How We Can Help Our Students Remember Stuff

MiddleWeb

Few things are more frustrating for students (and their teachers) than having a concept or skill that has already been learned ‘leak’ out the brain and disappear. Curtis Chandler explains how those leaks happen and what teachers can do to counter them. Suggested apps and tools included!

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Best-in-Class Resources–You Decide

Ask a Tech Teacher

Every year, I review a large number of websites, apps, and resources that help educators blend technology into their classrooms. I get lots of feedback from readers sharing their experiences, asking questions, and clicking through to see if a particular tool will serve their needs.

Are School Districts Starting to Understand the Scope of Security Threats?

Edsurge

A few years ago, cybersecurity threats were not on the radar of most school district leaders, much less top items in their budgets. But today, it’s one of the highest priority issues facing school technology departments. That’s according to the sixth annual broadband and infrastructure report released by the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), a nonprofit made up of K-12 school technology leaders.

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EdTechTeam

It’s no secret that teachers and students enjoy some time away from school, especially during the holiday season.

Channeling Students’ Passion for Sports Into Social Awareness and Bringing Change

Edsurge

How do you turn a student’s passion into a purpose that serves our global community? That was the challenge that confronted me when I took over the Sports and Society Class at Moreau Catholic High School in Hayward, Calif. As part of our mission statement, we are committed to preparing our students through academic, social and spiritual learning experiences that form and transform them into responsible citizens of our global community.

Are You Fostering 21st Century Skills asks @jackiegerstein

Teacher Tech

Encouraging Students to Develop 21st Century Skills Posted by Erin Whalen Jackie Gerstein, Ed.D., is an amazing educator with a terrific blog. Her post on the skills students need today is a quick, easy read and asks great questions to help teachers assess themselves. As listed in the graphic above, skills such as grit, curiosity, […]. The post Are You Fostering 21st Century Skills asks @jackiegerstein appeared first on Teacher Tech. EdTech Tool pedagogy 21st Century Skills

BACK OFFICE BUSINESS: Charter School for Applied Technologies Selects Boxlight’s Interactive Teaching Technologies

techlearning

The Charter School for Applied Technologies (CSAT) in Buffalo, NY has announced plans to install Boxlight Corporation’s ProColor 752 interactive flat panel displays in every classroom across three buildings for its 2,365 students

Signs and Signals of Violence: Secret Service Report Indicators Defined

Gaggle Speaks

Research conducted by the US Secret Service showed a strong correlation between school shootings and previous incidents of bullying and suicidal tendencies. Bullying, and even extreme bullying, was cited by the report as one of the most prevalent causes for violence at 71%. Potential suicidal tendencies are an indicator of possible violence, with 78% of shooters having previously indicated a desire to commit suicide.

UF Professor Receives $5 Million Grant to Improve Florida Public Education Technology

Wisewire

Starting next year, 11 counties across Florida will take part in a program that will change the way science, math, engineering and technology are taught in public schools. In September, the U.S.

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