Mon.Dec 10, 2018

3D Printing in a STEM Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. David Ternent, a teacher in a middle school STEM classroom in Ohio, shares how he has used his 3D printers to transform and excite kids about learning STEM concepts.

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How a Second Language Can Boost the Brain

Digital Promise

Even when you’re fluent in two languages, it can be a challenge to switch back and forth smoothly between them. It’s common to mangle a split verb in Spanish, use the wrong preposition in English, or lose sight of the connection between the beginning and end of a long German sentence.

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Top Chef: Cooking Up Instructional Greatness with Fun PD

The CoolCatTeacher

Allison Starling on Episode 401 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Allison Starling has an awesome idea for teacher professional development!

Rural Districts Face Down the Homework Gap

Kajeet

There’s good news for rural school districts. According to the education nonprofit organization EducationSuperHighway , 96 percent of public schools in the U.S. (an an estimated 44 million students) have adequate Internet resources required for digital learning.

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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.

Root Robotics–Great Way to Extend Hour of Code

Ask a Tech Teacher

Now that you’ve engaged your students with awesome Hour of Code fun, I’m thrilled to introduce the incredible Root Robotics for going far beyond the hour! Root’s a versatile, engaging robotics and coding program that grows with students from pre-K up through grade 12.

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Root Robotics–Great Way to Extend Hour of Code

Ask a Tech Teacher

Now that you’ve engaged your students with awesome Hour of Code fun, I’m thrilled to introduce the incredible Root Robotics for going far beyond the hour! Root’s a versatile, engaging robotics and coding program that grows with students from pre-K up through grade 12.

Educators blend technology with unique instruction methods

Education Elements

TEMPLE, TX (KXXV) -. Educators from across the state joined together for a training that blends technology with unique instruction methods. School Districts Ed Elements in the News District Partners in the News

9 Ways To Support A Culture Of Wellness In Your School

TeachThought - Learn better.

9 Ways To Support A Culture Of Wellness In Your School by TeachThought Staff How can you create a culture of wellness in your school or classroom? General wellness is an important concept for leading a healthy life wrapped up in a generic term.

The debate over students with learning disabilities, suspensions and race

The Hechinger Report

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos put the brakes on Obama-era regulations to monitor suspension rates among students with learning disabilities. A new research study questions whether these students are a particular disciplinary problem for schools. Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images).

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.

A Special Letter From Santa in 2018 … Why Teachers Must Be Magic!

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to a very magical entry for 2018… one that has been a traditional post each holiday season. For those following my 150 Resource STEM Series it will follow my holiday posts).

Charter school leaders should talk more about racism

The Hechinger Report

“Charter schools can do more with less” is a common refrain of school choice advocates, who criticize traditional public schools for wasting money. The promise of greater efficiency has been an attractive argument for charters as states struggle to keep up with ever rising educational expenses.

CUE Legislative Update – December 2018

CUE

It’s Easy Being Green! Green Screening in the Classroom

techlearning

Green screen technology allows us to take students beyond our classroom walls and sparks creativity and engagement

Want to Grow as an Educator? PRESENT!

CUE

I was recently involved in a #caedchat Twitter chat in which the question was posed – “What is the value of speaking at a conference? How does one go about doing so?” ” This question got me thinking (as they usually do) and it probed me to do some self-reflection.

Is Assessment Ready to Move Beyond Standardized Tests? These MIT Researchers Think So.

Edsurge

This is the first part of a two-part story looking at how MIT researchers are developing playful assessments to measure student growth. Stay tuned for part two later this week. In recent years, educators have spent countless collective hours designing, experimenting with and implementing new kinds of learning experiences for students—learning experiences that are fun, engaging and formative. But assessments haven’t evolved at the same pace.

Free Tool a Great Launching Pad for Young Coders

techlearning

Google’s Made with Code aims to introduce girls to the world of coding through various resources including tutorials, videos, partner projects, and community connections

Six Ways to Protect Student Data and Prevent Cyberattacks

Edsurge

As if getting up to speed with new classroom technologies and pretending to be tech-savvy like the kids isn’t enough, school staff also need to guard against the ever-increasing threat of cyberattacks. Lurking in the shadows, cyber-gremlins wait for an opportunity to strike so they can capture sensitive data and wreak havoc with school systems.

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Objective Progress Bar Template

Teacher Tech

Google Sheets Template for Monitoring Progress When looking at skills, objectives, and goals it is not always a one and done that we can check off. I like to say that the English standards are more habits of practice than something you can check off. So how do we monitor students doing something repeatedly over […]. The post Objective Progress Bar Template appeared first on Teacher Tech. Google Grading Intermediate Sheets templates G Suite google sheets template

If You Want Equity in the Classroom, Above-Average Readers Need Intervention Too

Edsurge

I think every child needs to have some kind of reading intervention. Michael Ballone, director of curriculum for the K-8 Marlboro Township Public Schools in New Jersey, has a clear idea of what most literacy instruction gets wrong: it only serves struggling readers. “I I think every child needs to have some kind of reading intervention,” says Ballone, a former seventh-grade English teacher. “It It might mean acceleration or it might mean remediation.

OPINION: 3 ways that colleges can support underrepresented students after the Harvard case

The Hechinger Report

. With a major court case on campus diversity heading toward a conclusion, higher-ed officials have already begun planning their next steps on this issue.

What the Voice of Morgan Freeman Taught Me About Improving Classroom Engagement

Edsurge

Just recently, my organization put on an epic education state leadership conference in the mountains of Georgia. It had the usual general session speakers, breakouts, multi-colored name tag ribbons and vendor halls. However, we wanted to grab educators from the moment they sat down, and let them know our event was a bit different—and we were proud of it. For that, we turned to Morgan Freeman.

Alexa, Google Home, or HomePod: Easy Peasy Guide to Determining What's Right For You

techlearning

If you're an innovative educator you might be wondering which device is best to set up your smart home or classroom

This Teacher’s Uber-Style App Feeds Hungry College Students

Edsurge

Dispelling loneliness. Building community. Helping college students share extra meal swipes with hungry classmates. There’s an app for that! Along the way, he developed tips that any educator—or student—can use to fulfill a hidden need in a university community. When Jon Chin was a grad student at New York University in 2013, he happened upon a Facebook page where students anonymously posted their secrets.

Messaging Platform Dynamic Response™ Aims to Help Companies in Crisis Communications

techlearning

Communication strategy firm maslansky + partners has launched Version 2.0

Learning Through Augmented Creation with 3DBear AR

EdTechnocation.com

When determining the effectiveness of a new app or tool for the classroom, one of the first questions I try to answer is if it allows the students to create. Empowering students with the ability to create is the most powerful form of learning. 3DBear AR is one of those apps that hits the mark!

Help Students Explain Their Ideas in Writing

MiddleWeb

Recently Sarah Tantillo worked with 8th grade teacher Bianca Licata to analyze students' difficulty in effectively explaining how evidence supports arguments in their writing. After they identified causes and potential solutions, Licata tested their ideas in class.

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3 ways to help students access their knowledge

eSchool News

Learning seems like a simple process. The information goes in (encoding), the learner attempts to commit information to memory (storage), and then the learner tries to recall the lesson (access).

What’s Up With…Project-Based Learning?

Where Learning Clicks

Project-based learning is more than just another education buzzword. Find out what it means and how it can work for you and your students. The post What’s Up With…Project-Based Learning? appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

A 3-Minute Guide to the Bill of Rights

techlearning

This brief animated video summarizes the first ten amendments to the Constitution

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