Sun.Dec 09, 2018

The Skinny on Hashtags

A Principal's Reflections

Upon getting on Twitter in 2009, I was not only baffled about how to use the social media site but also about all the symbols associated with it. There was no apparent rhyme or reason to using these in any messages whether long or short. One of them was the hashtag (#).

Learning and Earning In This Era of Education Justice

The Jose Vilson

This year, as with every year, I’ve hung a little poster of both Malcolm Little to Malcolm X / el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz with the tagline “People Change: Don’t Give Up On Our Youth.”

12 Alternatives To Letter Grades In Education

TeachThought - Learn better.

STUDENT VOICE: ‘Sometimes my voice alone wasn’t enough’

The Hechinger Report

. “You’re sassy!”. Who cares?”. OMG, here she goes!”. These were the comments and questions I endured from classmates and faculty. They didn’t quite understand the confidence of a young black girl using her voice to implement change around her. Growing up in California, I was never afraid of being outspoken. In fact, it was my talent. Throughout elementary school, I was always known as the girl who talked a lot and turned simple conversations into debates.

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.

Discussion: What Are Teachers Responsible For?

TeachThought - Learn better.

Discussion: What Are Teachers Responsible For? by TeachThought Staff The processes of teaching and learning are an ongoing negotiation between teacher, student, and content.

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Why Engagement is Crucial to Empowerment but Empowerment is Still the Goal

The Principal of Change

I have written about engagement and empowerment often in the last few years, and it is something that I am passionate about in education.

Groupwork Protocols for Blended & Flipped Learning

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

I am inspired by Catlin Tucker and her Station Rotation model , but in a 43-minute period, I struggle with how to effectively implement the rotation piece with my ninth grade students. Every second in our 43-minute period is precious.

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Yidan Prize Summit Celebrates the Future of Education

techlearning

Big data and MOOCs identified as essential to the future of schools

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Consumer Math for the 21st Century

Teacher Tech

What Should be Consumer Math? Recently I was looking up consumer math online. Specifically, I was looking for a curriculum that utilized spreadsheets. Not that I exhausted all of the options, but many of the ones I looked at were horribly outdated. So what should be included in a consumer math program for the 21st […]. The post Consumer Math for the 21st Century appeared first on Teacher Tech. Math math

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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.

Education and Technology from Across the Web w/e 12-08-18

EmergingEdTech

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.

Consumer Math for the 21st Century

Teacher Tech

What Should be Consumer Math? Recently I was looking up consumer math online. Specifically, I was looking for a curriculum that utilized spreadsheets. Not that I exhausted all of the options, but many of the ones I looked at were horribly outdated. So what should be included in a consumer math program for the 21st […]. The post Consumer Math for the 21st Century appeared first on Teacher Tech. Math math

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Interactive Fiction – a Fun Approach to Gamifying Learning

EmergingEdTech

Back around 1985 I was introduced to the Apple IIE while attending Mercy College. I had developed a good relationship with the teachers and administrators at the little branch campus I attended in. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!]. Educational Games & Gamification

Four Pillars of a Meaningful Life That Could Be Part of Every Learning Community

MindShift

When Emily Esfahani Smith went to college and embarked on her adult life she thought the key to a happy life was success. She was looking for the perfect job, boyfriend and apartment. But the longer she chased the things she thought would make her happy, the more anxious and adrift she felt.

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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.

How our district is making math relevant

eSchool News

To meet current math standards like the Louisiana Student Standards for Mathematics or the Common Core State Standards, it is no longer enough for students to simply memorize how to do something. They must demonstrate a deeper understanding and be able to explain the “why” behind the “how.”.

Digital Assessment Techniques with Edpuzzle

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

Edpuzzle is at the center of formative assessment in my flipped classroom. From syncing with Google Classroom to quick checks for understanding, Edpuzzle is my go-to tool for assessing students' learning with video lessons.

Looking for a way to lower suspensions and reduce bullying?

eSchool News

Suspension has been a commonly used disciplinary method in schools for decades. Unfortunately, it also has no positive impact on students. What’s worse, these same children often develop a dislike for law enforcement that lasts into adulthood.

Inspire Your Students with These 351 Visual Writing Prompts

Nick's Picks for Educational Technology

Make Writing Fun with Visual Writing Prompts Engaging writing prompts are an easy way to make writing fun. Every teacher needs a good collection of prompts, and the three sites below are full of great ones.

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.

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

The Innovative Educator

If you're an innovative educator you might be wondering which device is best to set up your smart home or classroom. How do you decide which device is right for you?

Magazine Ornament Makerspace

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Our open makerspace is taking a short break while our student book budget team works on new books for the library. We wrapped up our final makerspace session by hosting an ornament makerspace. Students signed up for this time with their teachers via a Google doc.

Boost SEL’s Impact with 10 Brain-Wise Strategies

MiddleWeb

What improves achievement by an average 11 percent, increases appropriate social behavior, improves students' attitudes, and reduces stress? Social Emotional Learning. Author-educator Marilee Sprenger shares brain-wise strategies to blend SEL into your everyday practice. Articles Social Emotional Learning brainstorming checking in choices classroom jobs journaling Marilee Sprenger mindfulness relationships ritual role-playing SEL Self-Awareness social-emotional learning teaming

Helpful Math Video Lessons for Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Patrick makes it super easy for anyone to learn math through a collection of useful video lessons. Patrick has been teaching math for 8 years at the university level. His website, Patrick JMT.read more

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EdTech at School

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

Commemorate The 70th Anniversary Of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

The ASIDE Blog

Source: TED Ed The United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) on December 10, 1948. This Monday marks the 70th Anniversary of this historic day that is celebrated every year as “ Human Rights Day.”

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Some Helpful Google Classroom Activities for Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Here is one of our popular Google Classroom visual we shared in the past. The visual features 10 important tasks teachers should be able to do on Classroom. These include: invite students to.read more

Improving Elementary Math Learner Outcomes With Digital Personalized Learning Curricula

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Teaching large numbers of students can sometimes be a challenge for educators. Often, teachers can gain efficiency by teaching every student the same, based on their grade level. This is not,read more