Tue.May 14, 2019

Martians in Your Classroom, STEM, and Making Makerspaces Accessible

The CoolCatTeacher

Rachael Mann on Episode 492 The first person to walk on Mars has already been born and is in our classrooms today, so the experts tell us. He or she could be in your classroom or mine.

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Is the purpose of school really low-level content and procedures?

Dangerously Irrelevant

In The Genius Myth , Michael Meade said: If each person has natural gifts and innate talents, then the true nature of education must involve the awakening, inviting, and blessing of the inner genius and unique life spirit of each young person. Kindle location 371].

Innovative Examples of Community Involvement in Schools

Digital Promise

No matter which perspective you consider it from, creating opportunities for community involvement in schools is difficult. While educators, families, and community partners genuinely care about student success and well-being, they often approach both with different ideas and methodologies.

Digital security and safeguarding student and staff data

Neo LMS

A version of this post was originally published on April 9th, 2019, in Education Technology , as the first part in a series regarding safeguarding data in educational institutions. Check out the following parts of the roundtable managed by Steve Wright here , here and here.

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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.

12 Awesome Ideas for Ending the School Year

Teacher Reboot Camp

The end of the school year is approaching fast! Before the year ends I aim to get students to review, reflect, and connect. Some of your students are probably super excited to begin their summers or might be restless from testing.

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Smartphones-in-School, Brain Mush, Teaching Deep Reading…and Apples & Bicycles!

EdNews Daily

By LeiLani Cauthen. According to a 2018 report by Pew Research , one in four Americans didn’t read a single book in the last year, and bookstore chains are in decline.

The disruptive playbook for bootcamps to upend higher education

The Christensen Institute

Will bootcamps and other last-mile providers disrupt higher education? Ryan Craig, an investor and writer thinks so. His most recent book, A New U: Faster + Cheaper Alternatives to College , makes a compelling case that the disruption is already underway.

Leadership Equity: Q and A with Superintendent Dr. A. Katrise Perera, Gresham-Barlow Schools

EdNews Daily

Katrise Perera is a self-proclaimed life-long learner with nearly 25 years of service to learning communities and almost 19 in an education leadership capacity. She is an innovative and visionary public education leader in a progressively global and ever-changing learning environment.

Soundtrap for Storytellers, New Podcast Creation Tool Launches Globally- Classroom-appropriate Version to Be Made Available to Schools

Educational Technology Guy

Soundtrap , a favorite online audio editing tool, has announced that an education version of its new Soundtrap for Storytellers podcast creation tool introduced today will be available to teachers and students for use in the classroom.

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.

Young Adults Don’t Read. Here’s What We Can Do About It.

Edsurge

Compared with the past, the majority of young adults don’t read for pleasure. It’s not that they can’t. It’s that they choose not to. In 1980, 60 percent of 12th graders said they read a book, newspaper or magazine every day that wasn’t assigned for school, one study found.

Sending your boy to preschool is great for your grandson, new research shows

The Hechinger Report

Nearly 60 years ago, a handful of 3- and 4-year-old black children living in a small city outside of Detroit attended a preschool program known as the Perry Preschool Project.

Sawyer Raises $11M to Connect Parents and Providers for Educational Playtime

Edsurge

Elisa Pupko had a problem when it came to parents scheduling their kids to participate in her Brooklyn-based theater arts program. Most online tools she found allowed parents to only book one event at one time for one price.

A Framework for Teaching American Slavery – from Teaching Tolerance

techlearning

If we are to understand the United State and the world today, we must understand slavery’s history and continuing impact

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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.

What Adults With Certificates But No College Degree Say About Their Job Experiences

Edsurge

American adults who never completed college but who’ve earned a professional certificate are more likely to be employed and earn more than those without such certifications, according to a new analysis of Gallup polling data.

Meet Your Students On Neutral Ground With Virtual Office Hours

EdNews Daily

When you want to offer one-on-one attention to your students, office hours can be a practical option. Students are often going to other classes immediately after visiting your class so they might not have time to talk with you.

Cialfo Raises $3 Million Series A to Expand College Applications Platform in U.S.

Edsurge

The stress Rohan Pasari feels running a startup with 25 full-time employees still doesn’t quite compare with how he felt during his final two years of high school.

Learn Why Podcasters Are Turning To Soundtrap This Year To Create Educational Podcasts With Their Students

TeacherCast

Welcome to the TeacherCast Educational Network. Sountrap is an amazing application that is available to content creators on all platforms and today, Soundtrap is announcing several brand new features that are going to be turning the heads of both classroom and studio podcasters everywhere.

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.

How Goddard's New President Plans to Save His Struggling Experimental College

Edsurge

Bernard Bull has long been a champion of experimental higher ed models—ones that cast off outdated notions of how things have always been done. And one of his biggest inspirations throughout his career has been a tiny college in Vermont called Goddard College with fewer than 500 students.

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Google Classroom: Announce Your Agenda

Teacher Tech

Post Your Agenda to the Stream In Google Classroom the landing page for your class is the Stream. This is where you can post announcements and where assignments are announced. One thing I want to eliminate is “What are we doing today?”

This Professor Uses Video to Show—Not Tell—Student Teachers How to Hone Their Craft

Edsurge

Debra Lively employs a secret weapon, which is instrumental to her success: video. As a professor of teacher education and Director of Clinical Experiences at Saginaw Valley State University , she uses recordings to “show” rather than “tell” students how they can improve their teaching skills.

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10 ways to use technology to promote reading

eSchool News

I am updating my workshop on how technology can be used to promote reading—the only foolproof means of both improving reading proficiency and developing a lifelong love of reading in every student. This list started with “ The last of the book-only librarians ” column from back in 2011.

EdTech at School

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

10 Ways to Build a Culture of Exceptional Customer Experience in Schools [Infographic]

Edsurge

As local populations change and alternative schooling options continue to expand, public schools throughout the U.S. are confronting the funding challenges associated with dramatic shifts in student enrollment.

Call to Action – Join the #ObserveMe Movement!

CUE

Are you ready to be part of something bigger? Join educators across the nation this May as they invite colleagues, administrators, and other other educators into their classrooms as part of the on-going #ObserveMe movement.

Hidden iPad Features to Help Students with Learning Difficulties

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The value of technology, as Apple Education states, is in its empowering character, when individuals use it to extend their physical and cognitive limitations and transform their learning. Technology.read more. 2019 Apple Education Assistive technology

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Why do TEACHERS start public charter schools?

ExcelinEd

During this year’s National Charter Schools Week, you may hear about charter schools and about teachers, but did you know that many charter schools are founded by teachers? Here are seven examples from seven states of teachers and administrators starting new schools. Delaware.

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.

As Charters Face Growing Opposition, NewSchools Summit Makes Its Case

Edsurge

Each year, the invite-only NewSchools Summit spotlights the latest school models, leaders and technologies that aim to serve underrepresented students and communities. And for the past 21 years the Oakland, Calif.-based

Book review: Tech with Heart

techieMusings

This review Tech with Heart hits on *exactly* why I wrote this book! Not only does Maris talk about why she liked Tech with Heart, she also talks about changes she has *already* made as a result… and some specific goals she will implement next year. Maris Hawkins.

Using Assistive Technology for Your Struggling Readers

edWeb.net

“What are you [teachers] doing right now so that your students have unhindered access to grade-level curriculum each day?” is a question often asked by Dana Blackaby, Dyslexia Specialist at The Academy at Nola Dunn in Texas.