Tue.Jul 12, 2016

What do we invest in the country’s youngest? Little to nothing

The Hechinger Report

Carrie Giddings works with a student on her sight words during the last week of school at Kruse Elementary School in the Poudre School District in Colorado. Photo: Lillian Mongeau. FORT COLLINS, Colo. — “He was very angry.

The Rumors are True! There’s a New Google Sites Coming!

Shake Up Learning

The post The Rumors are True! There’s a New Google Sites Coming! appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Credit: Google Apps Updates. The NEW Google Sites. It’s true. There is FINALLY a new version of Google Sites coming.

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Teachers Want to See More Virtual Reality in Their Classrooms [#Infographic]

EdTech Magazine

By Meg Conlan Survey data from this year shows that educators think immersive learning experiences can improve student outcomes. Classroom Curriculum Hardware

Beyond Integration: How Teachers Can Encourage Cross-Racial Friendships

NPR Learning and Tech

As kids grow older, they grow less likely to maintain or build relationships with friends of different races. A new study shows teachers can have a surprising effect on changing that

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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.

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Why Discipline Should Be Aligned With A School’s Learning Philosophy

MindShift

After school one day, a middle school girl got physically aggressive with one of her peers while still on school property. At some schools she would have been suspended or expelled for assaulting another student, but High Tech Middle Chula Vista is experimenting with restorative practices.

Group Photos from Hack Education - 10th Anniversary Unconference

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

A Glimpse of the Future: What the K-12 Classroom Will Look Like in 2025

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

This week I’ll be on a panel discussing the Future Classroom at this year’s STEM Summit hosted by Towson University.

New computer science curriculum includes Javascript and drone programming

eSchool News

Tynker’s new curriculum now available for rollout by K-12 science, math, and computer science teachers Across North America.

Join SETDA: Affiliate Memberships Now Accepted

SETDA's Affiliate program connects non-profit education membership organizations with state leaders. SETDA's mission is to build the capacity of education leaders to improve learning through technology policy & practice. Benefits include: SETDA conferences, webinars and news feeds.

Pop Up and Make: Student-Designed and Facilitated Makerspaces

Edutopia

Stephanie West-Puckett Maker Education See how introducing fluid, diverse makerspaces throughout a school can engage students in playing, collaborating, learning, and finding their passions

Dell debuts new collaborative software for Chromebooks

eSchool News

Dell Classroom, a new software solution available for Dell Chromebooks, helping foster student and teacher engagement. Dell announced the debut of three new, interactive display products, purpose-built for active learning, classrooms and conference rooms at ISTE 2016.

#PokemonGo, Being Observant, and Innovation

The Principal of Change

This isn’t a post on how to use “Pokemon Go” in the classroom. If you haven’t read some by now, you will see a bunch coming your way. This is about one of the characteristics of “The Innovator’s Mindset”; observant.

The simple LMS move that has made our teachers more effective

eSchool News

Migrating to a single platform for assessment, data analysis, and instruction has simplified most everything for one district. Teachers today are responsible for so many things. They have to plan instruction for all of their classes.

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How To Create An Assignment In Google Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post How To Create An Assignment In Google Classroom appeared first on TeachThought. Technology General google google drive New Teacher

The Answer to Our Education Woes

Edutopia

Elena Aguilar School Leadership Getting curious, slowing down, and listening to each other are a few of the essentials necessary for addressing the larger problems in education.

Introducing EdSurge's Digital Learning Network for Higher Ed

Edsurge

Open, personalized and adaptive—the latest trends in digital learning promise to help more students get to and through college. At EdSurge we’ve heard inspiring stories of faculty developing digital learning environments that take students to virtual medical labs and outer space and into the inner workings of cells. We’ve met faculty members deepening relationships with online students by recording personal audio messages and using social media to give learners a voice.

Exciting Changes at the Flipped Learning Network – Please Come See!

EmergingEdTech

New Site and Mission to Nurture the Emerging Worldwide Community of Flipped Educators Flipped Learning continues to expand everywhere as a grassroots movement … not something. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

Blended Learning in Action

Catlin Tucker

It’s been four years since Corwin published my bestselling book Blended Learning in Grades 4-12. When I wrote that book, I was working in a low-tech environment trying to figure out how to weave together online and face-to-face learning to create a student-centered classroom.

Must Read Educational Sites for Summer

Indiana Jen

This is reblogged from my post on FreeTech4Teachers. There are a lot of resources on the web for educators, and it can be challenging to sort through all of that information to find those hidden gems. Here are a few of the websites and blogs that I recommend to educators looking to get started. Some are on the general topic of education while others focus on specific themes or topics. Check out this list and add your own in the comments below! General Education Topics.

Avoid This Common Mistake When Getting Started with Online Learning

Fractus Learning

So you’re considering moving your face-to-face learning content online. Congratulations! Teaching online can be a great way to reach new audiences and take advantage of the opportunities created by the latest learning technology.

Must Read Educational Sites for Summer

Indiana Jen

This is reblogged from my post on FreeTech4Teachers. There are a lot of resources on the web for educators, and it can be challenging to sort through all of that information to find those hidden gems. Here are a few of the websites and blogs that I recommend to educators looking to get started. Some are on the general topic of education while others focus on specific themes or topics. Check out this list and add your own in the comments below! General Education Topics.

Caustic People and Reactions - "Rising Above the Muck"

Tech Helpful

Next Monday (July 18) I have the privilege to be a guest on the #leadwithgiants Twitter chat at 7pm ET. Our topic for that date is "Rising Above the Muck." There are often times we find ourselves disenchanted with life, more specifically to this chat- our work life.

Why Summer Is a Great Time for Professional Development

Where Learning Clicks

The conventional thought is that teachers work hard during the school year and once the kiddos leave the building on that last day of school, their work is done. This could not be further from the truth.

Digital Distractions: Pokemon Go

ProfHacker

Last week, Niantic Labs released a new mobile version of Pokemon, Pokemon Go. If you haven’t played one of the many previous Pokemon games on Nintendo consoles, the basic premise is exploring a world to capture and train adorable little monsters for a life of battles.

Forbes: Top 5 Children’s Authors Took in $73.6M Last Year

Marketplace K-12

Five children’s book authors pulled in $73.6 million last year, according to Forbes–including $17 million for works by the late Theodor Seuss Geisel, a.k.a. Dr. Seuss.

Five Great Summer Jobs For Teachers That Involve Education

Ask a Tech Teacher

Sometimes, for teachers, summer is so busy we can’t breathe. Between enrichment to summer seminars to watching kids who are out of school, there isn’t a free moment.

Houston Schools to Test for Lead in Water

K-12 Schools - Education News

(Photo: Wikimedia, Creative Commons). Houston Independent School District, the largest district in the state of Texas, will begin testing water for lead in all 158 elementary schools starting in the next school year.

Is Your EdTech Enhancing Your School's Mission?

Chalkup

If your school has a mission and vision, now is the time to scurry to your school website or unearth the handbook they gave you on your first day and see what it is. Got it?

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7 Rockin’ Baby Swing Ideas

Fractus Learning

Ah, yes the baby swing! A must-have on the baby shower registry list for new parents. It’s a fact, no matter how good your intentions, you cannot have baby swaddled around you or ‘kangaroo-pouching’ all day.

“Caring, talented” adults are vital to Montana students’ success in online credit recovery programs

The Hechinger Report

The Internet is down. A document won’t open. The instructions aren’t clear. These are just a few of the setbacks students in online credit recovery programs might encounter before they even start an assignment.

North Carolina Charter Schools Under Closer Scrutiny

K-12 Schools - Education News

(Photo: Flickr, Creative Commons). Mention charter schools and you’re sure to get an opinion. Some love them, some hate them – but either way, North Carolina is getting 11 more this year.

STEAM Measurement App Offers Lab-Like Experience

techlearning

Wide breadth of information included in interactive design. Techlearning Resources App of the Day

Awesome Apps, Games, and Websites for Arts Summer Camps

Graphite Blog

Forget the popsicle sticks and glitter glue. Summer camps for the arts have now expanded to meet the needs of the 21st century -- and for good reason.