Wed.Mar 13, 2019

How To Help Kids Ask More Amazing Questions Now

The CoolCatTeacher

Erin Murphy on Episode 459 The Right Question Technique is being used by educators around the world to help children ask better questions. Erin Murphy talks about how we can implement some simple techniques to improve student questions today. Today’s show is sponsored by NetRef.

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The HyperDocs Toolbox: 14 engaging example activities

Ditch That Textbook

Creating student-centered activities — where we put learning in the hands of students — can be a powerful learning experience. When it’s student-paced, no one gets left in the dust and no one gets bored waiting for the class to move on. If you haven’t tried HyperDocs yet, they’re a fantastic blend of both. HyperDocs […]. Ed Tech hyperdocs activities hyperdocs examples hyperdocs templates hyperdocs tools

Peer Feedback That Works

Ask a Tech Teacher

Assessing student learning traditionally is accomplished with tests. The problem teachers have with this approach is managing them. If they’re short answer or essay — the preferred way to check understanding — grading takes a long time.

3 Pillars to Build On When Opening a New School

Education Elements

Planning and opening a new school is an exciting yet daunting task. As a leader of a brand new school, you are involved in every aspect of what the school day will look and feel like, and how it will be remembered.


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.

Technology Inside Next-Gen Learning Environments Continues to Evolve

EdTech Magazine

Technology Inside Next-Gen Learning Environments Continues to Evolve. eli.zimmerman_9856. Wed, 03/13/2019 - 13:54. K–12 classrooms essentially have been set up in much the same way since the days of Horace Mann in 1830s Massachusetts. .

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OPINION: Shocked by the college admissions scandal? School counselors aren’t

The Hechinger Report

On Friday, January 18, 2019, counselors, teachers and others held a rally during a strike in Los Angeles. Photo by E. Tammy Kim) E. Tammy Kim/Hechinger Report.

3 Tools to Boost K–12 Math Lesson Plans for Pi Day

EdTech Magazine

3 Tools to Boost K–12 Math Lesson Plans for Pi Day. eli.zimmerman_9856. Wed, 03/13/2019 - 16:52. Pi Day is here.

Can a Neuroscience Video Game Treat ADHD?


On the homepage of the health technology company Akili Interactive , there sits an intriguing line of copy: “Time to Play Your Medicine.” That tagline serves as something of a futuristic mission statement for the Boston-based company, which focuses on bringing brain-training video games to market and is seeking to produce the first FDA-approved game treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD.

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Securly Acquires TechPilot Labs


With the addition of new solutions from TechPilot Labs, Securly’s comprehensive digital student experience suite now provides these key capabilities


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.

How Improving Student Feedback and Teaching Data Science Restored Our Classroom Culture


Over winter break in 2015, I found myself scouring the internet for career alternatives that would take me out of the classroom. I was in my fifth year of teaching at Forest Ridge, an independent all-girls school serving students in grades 5-12 in Bellevue, Wash., and I was feeling isolated in a room with students who didn’t seem to want to engage with my class, despite all my efforts to bring enthusiasm and passion to my work.

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OPINION: How colleges can cash in on the latest admissions scandal — without breaking the law

The Hechinger Report

Actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin were among dozens of parents, sports coaches and college-prep executives accused of carrying out a national conspiracy to get students into prestigious colleges. Pictured here, Felicity Huffman speaks on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Photo: © F.

Growth over Grades: How a Resubmit Policy Is Helping Us Build a Culture of Revision


This is the second part of a two-part story about changing classroom culture. Read part one to learn how this teacher improved her student feedback system to increase student engagement. Are you going to resubmit your chemical changes model?" Valentina asked Jayda. I'm not sure,” Jayda responded, “I'm already at proficient and I understand all the concepts, so mastery work wouldn't really be worth it for me."

NCAA Basketball Bracketology 2019: 34 BB Lesson Links


In this post I provide a mix of educational ideas pressing full court toward the NCAA Basketball Tournament

Read This: Newsela Lands $50 Million From Spotify Investor


Woody Marshall had seen this business strategy before. Attract users with a free product. Dazzle with quality content, an intuitive interface and whet the appetite for a paid upgrade. That approach worked for Spotify, a company in the portfolio of growth equity firm TCV , where Marshall is a general partner. And now, it’s attracted TCV to an education technology company.

How New Orleans leaders built a segregated city

The Hechinger Report

Women at William Franz Elementary School yell at police officers during a protest against desegregation at the school, as three black youngsters attended classes at the school for the second day.

Analysis: Is Higher Ed Ready for the Tech Expectations of the Teens of 2022?


One overused catchphrase in education is that learning should be “student-centered.” But what if we took that to its logical conclusion and also made it the goal of our education technology predictions? We’d need to consider not just what technology products students are exposed to in the classroom, but also across the rest of their lives. Especially if those students are teens, within sight of leaving K-12 and moving into higher education. Yes, teens.

5 unique TED-Ed Lessons to liven up the classroom

eSchool News

We’re past winter break, and while spring break is around the corner, we still have months to go before summer brings empty classrooms and a bit of relaxation. Teachers and students might need a bit of a pick-me-up, and these easy-to-use TED-Ed lessons can help.

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What’s at the Core of the University Admissions Scandal


“ The Rise Fund is committed to achieving social and environmental impact alongside competitive financial returns.”. Yes, the founder of the Rise Fund may have inadvertently achieved a mission goal yesterday: Bill McGlashan was among the very wealthy parents included in the FBI’s criminal complaint who allegedly used wads of cash to open “side doors” through which their children could slip into prestigious schools. The Rise Fund has put him on administrative leave.

#AskExcelinEd: Why Can’t Millions of Kids Read?


Teaching children how to read is the most important job of elementary school teachers. Yet the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) reveals that 63 percent of American fourth-graders are not proficient readers.

How to Students Can Into The Best Coding Boot Camps


So, you want to attend a coding boot camp. You’ve decided on your top choice. You’re ready to start the application process. But then you look at the admission rates and your stomach churns. You had. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

Should Teachers Give Their Phone Number To Parents?

TeachThought - Learn better.

Should Teachers Give Their Phone Number To Parents? by Terry Heick Should teachers give their phone number to parents? I’m not sure there’s a universal answer here but may be worth teachers sharing their experience. I came across the conversation after seeing the following conversation reddit. You can read more about Google Voice here. I […]. The post Should Teachers Give Their Phone Number To Parents? appeared first on TeachThought.

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Who Teaches Best?


US finishes a dismal 17th. A decentralized model leads to wide variation in education quality—and a poor result for one of the richest countries on earth, according to the report

E-rate Tips: 4 Best Practices for Producing a Quality Form 471

Education Superhighway

In our first “Consult the Consultant” blog post, we covered key elements of special construction RFPs. Now that the E-rate Form 470/RFP window has closed, it’s time to turn our attention to the next step in the E-rate process: filing a quality Form 471 before the Wednesday, March 27, 2019 deadline.

Game-Based App Helps Kids Sharpen Vocabulary Skills for SAT


SAT Vocab by Mindsnacks is a game-based app that helps kids studying for the PSAT or SAT improve vocabulary skills

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Want to improve your leadership development? Use simulations!

eSchool News

American schools are facing a crisis in the lack of professional learning for school leaders. These leaders are required to be licensed, which usually entails a two-year program at a university or college.

Casio Announces New Superior Series of LampFree® Projectors


New Models Offer Improved Hybrid Light Source Technology and Education Solutions

School Leaders Share the Best Ways to Get Your Product into Their Districts


The best outcomes for businesses and school districts are deeply intertwined and require balancing philosophies and approaches at exactly the right time. Dr. Kecia Ray, who once turned around a failing Tennessee school with a handshake, believes that companies should act as thought partners with the school districts they’re selling to.

Citywide data partnership offers new ways to serve students

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every Wednesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. Subscribe today! If a student’s family gets evicted, her teachers may never know.

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How Inuit Parents Teach Kids To Control Their Anger


Back in the 1960s, a Harvard graduate student made a landmark discovery about the nature of human anger. At age 34, Jean Briggs traveled above the Arctic Circle and lived out on the tundra for 17 months. There were no roads, no heating systems, no grocery stores.

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10 Augmented Reality Apps for the Classroom

For teachers that have always wanted to use augmented reality (AR)—tech that overlays content on top of the real world—but haven’t had the chance to explore it, Jaime Donally has heard you.

Applying Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) in Your Classroom: SEL and Relationship Skills

Where Learning Clicks

Incorporating SEL and relationship skills into your teaching can enhance the learning experience and help students become more comfortable in the classroom. The post Applying Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) in Your Classroom: SEL and Relationship Skills appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

We Want YOU!

Adjusting Course

The #30SecondBookTalk is back and this season promises to be the best ever. We can’t wait to see who earns the title of WORLD BOOK TALK CHAMPION! Each year, Jennifer LaGarde and I host an epic podcast featuring 16 book-talkers from around the globe. Then, tens of thousands of readers vote to decide which epic educator will take home the coveted Vince Lombooki Digital Badge, and a host of other goodies from our friends at Scholastic. First, we need to hear from you!