Mon.Sep 16, 2019

Girl Power(ed): 5 STEM Activities and Lessons for Girls

Educational Technology Guy

Girl Power(ed): 5 STEM Activities and Lessons for Girls By Kate Began Empowering girls through STEM activities not only prepares them for a bright future, it’s also a fun way to keep them engaged while they learn.

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Teacher-Author? Me too! Let’s talk

Ask a Tech Teacher

This week, my wonderful efriends and fellow teacher-authors are helping me launch my latest prehistoric fiction novel, The Quest for Home. Driven from her home. Stalked by enemies. Now her closest ally may be a traitor.

Why Single-Point Rubrics Are Awesome And 4 Ways To Use Them

The Web20Classroom

Feedback is one of the best ways to support student learning. According to John Hattie , Feedback has an effect size of.64 and is often considered as one of the top 5 influential factors on student learning, BUT… it is also the most variable.

How to Keep Students at the Center of Your Digital Transformation

Edsurge

While there’s no exact formula for a seamless digital transformation, certain school districts are providing examples of how to take this on while keeping learners at the center of everything.

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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.

The K-12 Business Model: How to Innovate in an Ever-Changing Learning Environment

EdNews Daily

By Steve Halliwell and Cheryl Miller. Each fall, teachers will get a new sea of smiling faces in their classrooms. Almost no other industry operates under this unique business model, where each year your audience is replaced with a completely new one.

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Economists find free community college can backfire

The Hechinger Report

College is expensive, so what’s the best way to help more Americans afford a degree? One team of researchers has a surprising answer.

How to Encourage Your Students to Change Their World — Advice From a Student Changemaker

Edsurge

When Alexandria Brady-Mine walked into her junior year Advanced Placement exam her jaw dropped. There were more than 200 high schoolers there to take the exam, but only two students were black and she was one of them.

Building Long Lasting Professional and Personal Relationships With Your Teachers

TeacherCast

Welcome to the TeacherCast Educational Network. Today we are going to take a look at several things that a Tech Coach can do to make sure they are helping their fellow teachers see their vision of what digital learning could look like in their classrooms.

The Unexpected Benefit of Differentiation? Student Happiness

Edsurge

Her voice cracking with emotion, first-grade teacher Candy Mobley recalls the day in 2014 when her school district's one-to-one program launched. Their faces were so happy—it was like Christmas. I could have cried.

Teachers’ Guide to Plagiarism

This article provides teachers with a step-by-step guide on how to handle plagiarism in the classroom: it examines the definition of the term "plagiarism" and its types with examples, describes common reasons students plagiarize, and provides tips for teachers to detect and prevent plagiarism among students.

Colleges provide misleading information about their costs

The Hechinger Report

College graduates in the academic year just ended. The federal government is pushing for more information to be made available about college costs and success rates, saying that will help students avoid incurring unmanageable debt. But much of this information comes from the institutions themselves.

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Assessing Writing Without Grading

CUE

Over the next several weeks, OnCUE will be introducing readers to some of the presenters who will be showcased up in Sacramento at this year’s Fall CUE Conference. These presenters want to give you a teaser of what to expect at their session – and hopefully inspire you to join them!

OPINION: Why some American students are attending college in Mexico

The Hechinger Report

We’ve seen Mexican students face hurdles when attempting to cross the border to attend class in the United States amidst obstacles like closed borders or long wait times. But educational opportunity is also sending U.S.

Heading Structure Guidance to Make Content Better & Accessible

techlearning

Here's why content is better with headings

Custom eLearning: What to Consider as an L&D Manager

A custom eLearning project is an exciting opportunity, but any L&D Manager will also tell you it can be challenging. Inno-versity shares 5 points to consider before kicking off your project. These concepts are critical to addressing the most common pain points which, IF addressed, will ensure success.

Can the Chinese Tutoring Bull Be Tamed?

Edsurge

Investors seeking to fund tutoring companies usually look for those that target massive markets, have scalable tech-enabled products and focus on highly-sought skills. So it’s no surprise that China, India and the U.S.,

Districts Adopt Gaggle Digital Security Solution

techlearning

"We are pleased to join the Gaggle team given our intense focus on the health, safety, and well-being of our students and community,” said Dr. Mark Johnston, superintendent, Shenandoah County Public Schools, Virginia

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5E/Hero's Journey Cycle Example: From Density to Dining

Cycles of Learning

Albeit corny, I don't think a blog post goes by where I don't allude to the beautiful connection between the 5E Learning Cycle and Joseph Campbell's Hero's Journey. ​Our students are HEROES and our standards are their JOURNEY. Why not!?!

Kids Master Skills at Their Own Pace Using Khan Academy

techlearning

Khan Academy, a free website aimed at promoting self-paced instruction, houses thousands of academic videos that are baked into guided, adaptive instruction

Key Elements for Successful eLearning Projects

Discover how this rapid development process creates engaging, custom learning solutions on a timeline that works for you, why a strong learning culture is important, and how to showcase your Return on Learning (ROL) using data to tell the story.

7 Good Lesson Plans Sources for Teachers and Educators

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

In today's post we are sharing with you this collection of some of our favourite websites that provide free lesson plans to teachers. They provide you access to a wide variety of lesson.read more

7 steps to collaborative leadership this year

eSchool News

When the word “collaboration” is spoken in a school, it is not always welcomed with open arms. Educators or leaders who have had success or are comfortable working solo may feel they are being encroached on or that their ideas are being invaded.

You Established Norms, But Did You Teach Them?

MiddleWeb

It’s not enough to set classroom norms and post them on the wall, says author and instructional coach Geoff Krall. We have to teach them and live by them. Here are some of his strategies for teaching and reflecting on norms in ways that really support student learning.

Guest Blog: Navigating the Future of Learning

ExcelinEd

Excel in Ed is excited to share KnowledgeWorks’ recent forecast, Navigating the Future of Learning , and the following guest blog from their VP of Strategic Foresight, Katherine Prince.

EdTech at School

This E-book is designed to support educators with case studies of education technology use at school.

How to Create Deeper Student Learning Experiences Through Authentic Questions

MindShift

Excerpted from Think Like Socrates: Using Questions to Invite Wonder and Empathy Into the Classroom, Grades 4-12 copyright 2018 by Shanna Peeples. Used with the permission of the publisher, Corwin. By Shanna Peeples.

10, 9, 8…We’re counting down edtech tools and strategies

eSchool News

Do you love numbers? Do you love countdowns? If so, keep reading this story–we’ve put together a countdown of sorts that focuses on edtech tools and classroom strategies.

Educational iPad Apps for Middle School Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Here is a updated collection of some good iPad science apps curated specifically for middle school students. Our selection is primarily based on iTunes App Store 's featured collections. We edited.read more

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A Key Element of Professional Trust

Reading By Example

Today I video recorded four classrooms in action plus my instructional walks. Previously I had asked if any faculty were interested in this project. (I I am putting together content for an e-Course/book on instructional walks; read more about walks here , pg 2.)

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6 eLearning Trends in Custom eLearning Solutions

Most digital learning trends focus too much on the "digital" and not enough on the "learning". It is not enough that content builders master available tools. We need a return to core learning fundamentals. Get Inno-Versity's eBook for 6 of the most important trends coming to digital learning.