Sun.Feb 17, 2019

Maker-Enhanced Writing Workshop: Character Development

User Generated Education

Readers of my blog know my thoughts and feelings about effective student learning. I have written blogs on: All Lesson Should Be Interdisciplinary Learning – [link]. The Imperative of Experiential and Hands-On Learning – [link]. Authentic Learning Experiences – [link].

25 Days of Making: When Educators Make, Create, and Have Fun

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Learning to make and create can be a challenge but hundreds of educators took the challenge. Aaron Maurer talks about the 25 days of making and some upcoming projects for student making that will be kicking off soon.

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The Two Most Important Questions to Ask to Determine if Learning is Taking Place

A Principal's Reflections

There are so many thoughts and ideas as to what learning really looks and feels like. From these conversations, educators form their own perspectives and opinions that best align with the vision, mission, and goals of their classroom, school or district.

How To Teach A Group Of ESL Students Who Are At Different Levels-Tips From Teachers From HAWO American Academy

EdNews Daily

Imagine walking into a class or signing on as an online teacher to work with a new classroom of ESL students.

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Are educators using SEL to empower or to manipulate?

eSchool News

Our 30 years of experience researching, teaching, and implementing social-emotional learning (SEL) has established that the purpose of SEL is to produce mental health and well-being outcomes for children.

TEACHER VOICE: Three classroom trends gain ground

The Hechinger Report

have been teaching humanities to ninth-graders at Codman Academy Charter Public School in Boston for the last 12 years. It’s the middle of my first year back in the classroom after a year away as the 2017 National Teacher of the Year.

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Empowering Students in the Day-To-Day Operations of Our Schools

The Principal of Change

The word “technology” was in my title for a large part of my career as a teacher, with the hopes that I would work with colleagues on finding meaningful ways to implement technology in meaningful ways within the curriculum.

Why teachers are historically overworked & undervalued (and how to disrupt the pattern)

The Cornerstone for Teachers

This week on the Truth for Teachers podcast: An edu-history lesson with Jennifer Binis on why teachers are overworked and undervalued. As educators, we talk a lot about how teachers are poorly paid and how unrealistic the demands are.

Selected Tech and Teaching Content From Across the Web, w/e 02-16-19


Informative, inspiring, or just plain interesting education and digital technology content from across the web, posted on Twitter over the past week and collected here to share with our blog readers. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

Google Slides Has Easy Peasy Accessible Closed Captions

The Innovative Educator

Closed captioning is helpful for many students when listening to presentations, but it wasn't always easy to provide. Until now. Closed captioning in Google Slides is easy peasy? Just select "Present" and select "captions." Have questions? Read this "how to" from Google or watch the demo below

6 Good TED Ed Talks for Language Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Language is an amazing communicative phenomenon that has picked the interest of linguists and scientists across different disciplines. While we do share with other animals the ability to more


Lesson Plan Templates for Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A lesson plan is teachers’ roadmap to designing and delivering pedagogically successful lessons. Effective lesson planning also helps teachers make sure they meet their teaching goals while more