Thu.Apr 11, 2019

Teaching empathy for better learning outcomes

Neo LMS

In the previous installment of this series on empathy in schools, we had a look at how teachers can manage their classroom better by adopting a more empathic mindset. As I promised last time, I am now delving into the concept of empathy in the classroom as a way to improve the learning process.

Flip the Script: Student-Designed Units

Catlin Tucker

In a Twitter chat this month, I mentioned student-designed units. Several curious teachers asked for details, so here goes! My favorite unit each year is the unit my students’ design. We spend the entire year building up to it.

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Unconventional Project Based Learning That Engages Students

The CoolCatTeacher

Noa Daniel in Episode 469 of the 10-Minute Teacher Noa Daniel talks about how unconventional project-based learning and how we can engage students with learning. If you’re struggling with student engagement, this is for you. Listen to Noa Daniel Talk about Unconventional PBL Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here. Noa Daniel’s Bio as Submitted Noa is a passionate educator and an enthusiastic learner. She is a classroom teacher, podcaster, blogger.

10 Myths about Teaching with Tech

Ask a Tech Teacher

I’ve been teaching technology for over fifteen years. While student familiarity with this tool has improved, one thing that never varies is the myths surrounding teaching with it.

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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.

Innovators Creating Prosperity: Inyenyeri

The Christensen Institute

Welcome to our Innovators Creating Prosperity series, spotlighting organizations across the globe that are positively impacting economic development. Globally, almost three billion people depend on traditional biomass for cooking, a number that is expected to remain unchanged by 2030.

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What if teachers could no longer give B-minuses?

The Christensen Institute

In her bestselling book The Gift of Failure , Jessica Lahey tells the story of talking to parents who were unhappy because their child had received a B-minus. The story hits home, as Lahey explores the perils of not letting children fail because it robs them of opportunities to learn and develop.

Students Create a Pop-Up Makerspace at a Domestic Violence Shelter

Edsurge

We pulled up to a building, which looked like a storefront from the outside. As we entered, anxiety set in—at least for me. The inside had a factory aesthetic, with old furniture strewn about and folding tables arranged in the center of the room.

Biblionasium Social Reading Site Earns Top Ratings From Educators

techlearning

Biblionasium is a social network that allows students to log books, review them, and share or recommend them to fellow kid readers

Coaches Do More Than Teach Athletics. They Build Strength On and Off the Field.

Edsurge

In senior year of high school, my football team once came back from being down 0-34 at halftime to win the Central Valley championship, 35-34, in overtime. It was the craziest thing we had ever done. My younger brother and I were teammates then—me on defense, him on offense.

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.

Webinar Announcement: The 5 Steps That All Edupreneurs Take

TeacherCast

Are you looking to turn your hobbies and dreams into income generating small business? Join us LIVE on April 16, 2019 for our Webinar. The post Webinar Announcement: The 5 Steps That All Edupreneurs Take appeared first on The TeacherCast Educational Network

So You Need a Compelling Question? How About a Couple Hundred?

techlearning

If we’re going to help our kids become knowledgable, engaged, and active citizens, they need to be solving problems and addressing questions

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Learning Spaces That Inspire and Innovate

CUE

When thinking about designing a new learning space, or making updates, changes or tweaks to an existing one, most educators pick up a catalog or start a pinterest board and their minds begin swimming through flexible seating options and fun shaped tables and desks.

Teachers’ essential guide to cyberbullying prevention

eSchool News

What is cyberbullying? Cyberbullying is the use of digital media (such as websites, apps, and text messages) to intimidate, upset, or harm someone. It includes repeatedly sending, posting, or sharing negative, harmful, or mean content about someone else on purpose.

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Custom eLearning: What to Consider as an L&D Manager

A custom eLearning project is an exciting opportunity, but any L&D Manager will also tell you it can be challenging. Inno-versity shares 5 points to consider before kicking off your project. These concepts are critical to addressing the most common pain points which, IF addressed, will ensure success.

From the Ground Up: Building a New Classroom Culture

EdTechTeam

No matter where you teach and learn, two things are true about education: Change is constant Change is difficult.

5 steps to ensure accessibility

eSchool News

While the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) was last reauthorized in 2004, with amendments in 2015, and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) updated back in 2008, the demand for accessibility and equality in education continues to grow.

NEW! Insert Image into Google Sheets

Teacher Tech

Insert Image Into a Cell It used to be that when you inserted an image into a Google Sheets spreadsheet it would float on top of the spreadsheet, not within the cell. To insert an image into the cell you would need the image URL from where the image was hosted and use the formula […]. The post NEW! Insert Image into Google Sheets appeared first on Teacher Tech. Google Sheets G Suite google sheets spreadsheets

Typing.com Introduces Free District Accounts and Support Features

techlearning

“It’s our mission to make sure every student has the opportunity to learn the fundamental success skills of the 21st century,” said Austin Butler, Founder and President of Teaching.com, the creators of Typing.com.

Key Elements for Successful eLearning Projects

Discover how this rapid development process creates engaging, custom learning solutions on a timeline that works for you, why a strong learning culture is important, and how to showcase your Return on Learning (ROL) using data to tell the story.

NEW! Insert Image into Google Sheets

Teacher Tech

Insert Image Into a Cell It used to be that when you inserted an image into a Google Sheets spreadsheet it would float on top of the spreadsheet, not within the cell. To insert an image into the cell you would need the image URL from where the image was hosted and use the formula […]. The post NEW! Insert Image into Google Sheets appeared first on Teacher Tech. Google Sheets G Suite google sheets spreadsheets

Nearpod Acquires Flocabulary

techlearning

Together, Nearpod and Flocabulary are used by teachers in 97 of the 100 largest US districts

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3 Important Questions Regarding “Success” in Schools

The Principal of Change

This article, “ 9 Simple Ways to Improve Your Life in 9 Short Days ,” has some excellent advice that could benefit many, educators and students alike. The first paragraphs on “success” struck me: Successful people live by a different set of rules.

October 2019 T&L Leadership Summit in Chicago, Illinois

techlearning

Theme: Personalized Learning

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.

How David Foster Wallace Taught Students To Respond To One Another’s Writing

TeachThought - Learn better.

How David Foster Wallace Taught Students To Respond To One Another’s Writing by Terry Heick One of my favorite genres of writing is the essay, and one of my favorite essayists is David Foster Wallace. Wallace–or DFW if you’re okay with that–was equal part non-conforming, angst-ridden rebel and submissive lover of formal language and all […]. The post How David Foster Wallace Taught Students To Respond To One Another’s Writing appeared first on TeachThought.

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To Boost Reading Comprehension, Show Students Thinking Strategies Good Readers Use

MindShift

Once students learn how to sound out words, reading is easy. They can speak the words they see. But whether they understand them is a different question entirely. Reading comprehension is complicated. Teachers, though, can help students learn concrete skills to become better readers.

Acer Announces New Products

techlearning

At Acer’s Global Press Conference today, the company announced new PCs, Notebooks and Gaming Desktop computers  

Empowering Mathematics Communities at NCSM and NCTM

MIND Research Institute

MIND Research Institute colleagues have returned from a jam-packed week of great insights on important topics in mathematics education.

LMS Comparison: What Learning Solution is the Best Fit for Your Business?

Explore this detailed guide to see how traditional Learning Management Systems compare to an advanced online learning platform, and find out which type of solution is best suited to meet your learning program needs.