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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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.

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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

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.


SplashLearn Makes Learning Fun and Creates Fearless Learners

Loved by more than 30 million kids, SplashLearn is a game-based learning program that creates engaging learning experiences to nurture a generation of fearless learners. SplashLearn is the fastest growing elementary school math program in the US, used by more than 440,000 teachers in about 77,000 schools across the United States.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

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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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.

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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#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.

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.

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.

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.

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."

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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EdTech at School

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

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.

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.

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.

Should Teachers Give Their Phone Number To Parents?

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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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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.

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.

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


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 We Be Thinking About How We Speak To Our Students … And Each Other?


In this episode of the TeacherCast Podcast, Jeff sits down with ASCD Author Mike Anderson to discuss his new book What We Say and How We Say It Matter: Teacher Talk that Improves Student Learning and Behavior. The post Should We Be Thinking About How We Speak To Our Students … And Each Other? appeared first on The TeacherCast Educational Network. The TeacherCast Podcast ASCD

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.