Thu.Jan 10, 2019

Time-saving tips and tricks for teachers to use in the New Year

Neo LMS

As we start a new year it’s often helpful to sweep away the metaphorical cobwebs of the last year, set goals and priorities and plan ways to meet whichever resolutions we have made.

5 Questions We Ask While Using Rubrics

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Rubrics can be helpful. But when are they not helpful? What mistakes do we make when using rubrics? English teacher, Dr. Scott N. Forrest shares the five questions they ask at his school when working with rubrics.

What You Might Have Missed in December

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are the most-read posts for the month of December: College Credit Classes onTechnology in Education. End-of-year Maintenance: Image and Back-up Digital Devices. End of Year Maintenance: Update Your Online Presence. End-of-Year Maintenance: 19 Steps To A Speedier Computer.

Breaking Lock Step Test Prep

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Jerry Blumengarten has been working with schools for years.

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.

State of K–12 IT Survey Highlights Cloud Technology and Security [#Infographic]

EdTech Magazine

State of K–12 IT Survey Highlights Cloud Technology and Security [#Infographic]. eli.zimmerman_9856. Thu, 01/10/2019 - 13:39.

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Update Your Google Classroom Header

Teacher Tech

Customize Your Header in Google Classroom Google Classroom has added new theme options (and removed the old options) for the class header. Click on “Select theme” and choose the one you like!

Article in Journal ‘Science’ Argues MOOC Participation is Declining as Providers Pivot

Edsurge

What lessons can be learned from the rise and pivot of MOOCs, those large-scale online courses that proponents said would disrupt higher education? An article this week in the prestigious journal ‘Science’ explores that question, digging into six years of data from MOOCs offered by Harvard University and MIT on the edX platform launched by the two universities.

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Update Your Google Classroom Header

Teacher Tech

Customize Your Header in Google Classroom Google Classroom has added new theme options (and removed the old options) for the class header. Click on “Select theme” and choose the one you like!

What a New College Board President Means for Students

Edsurge

Change is afoot at the College Board. At first glance—and as of Thursday—the nonprofit is just reorganizing its leadership team: The president and chief executive, David Coleman, is now just CEO of the College Board , creating a vacancy so his chief operating officer, Jeremy Singer, can fill the position of president. But the shift at the top represents the first in a series of changes to come, Singer tells EdSurge.

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.

Talking digital problem solving with Postlight

Perry Hewitt

Fun to do this Track Changes podcast with the Postlight team. In this episode, Paul Ford and Rich Ziade mock a bunch of CxO titles, and then dig in on the hard slog of marketing knowledge and learning. In the end, I make the case for closer collaboration between marketing and product teams.

Get Behind Leroy’s Big Idea

CUE

Applications for this year’s Leroy Finkel Fellowship (aka Leroy’s Big Idea) are currently open. This fellowship is open to all part-time or full-time K-20 educators who are CUE members and is intended to promote leadership in the area of educational technology.

Cellular PCs To Sport Popular Price Points

techlearning

For these devices to succeed, they not only need to solve a problem — staying connected on-the-go — but to market that solution effectively to consumers

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3 lessons from students about improving school culture

eSchool News

When the administrators at Vestavia Hills High School in Alabama were tasked with creating a leadership program, they knew one thing right away: They did not want to develop another program that tapped only the top students and did nothing the engage the rest of the student body.

Muse by Interaxon Offers New Meditation Headband

techlearning

This new device is a personal meditation assistant that is designed to provide real-time feedback on brain activity, body movement, breathing patterns and heart rate during meditation

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Are you focusing on the race or the training?

The Principal of Change

I have run a few marathons in my life in what seems like an eternity ago. They are as much a challenge to the mind as they are the body as any negative thought that you might have will creep into your head on a long run.

BETT19 Preview—uHandy to Debut Science-Cam System

techlearning

Aidmics Biotechnology, maker of the uHandy Mobile Microscope, will introduce its uHandy Science-Cam, an all-in-one system that integrates multi-displays into one streaming system at BETT Show 2019 in ExCel London from 23-26 January, 2019

7 ways to rethink school/family partnerships

eSchool News

The current toolbox for growing the school/family partnership is broken. It is a system built on old communication methods, inequitable access, and ineffective gatherings. This leaves the support and synergy between home and school less than optimal in most situations.

Listen Technologies Launches Listen EVERYWHERE

techlearning

Listen Technologies, provider of assistive listening systems for 20 years, has announced the launch of Listen EVERYWHERE Wi-Fi product. Listen EVERYWHERE replaces Audio Everywhere and features upgraded hardware, a streamlined finish and a new server with professional audio outputs

Chrome Can: QR Codes

Dr. Shannon Doak's Blog

QR Codes which is short for Quick Response Codes were first invented and used in the automotive manufacturing industry to help keep track of parts and shipment. However, now they are used in many industries.

Plan, Track and Share Assessment Data With MasteryConnect

techlearning

Comprehensive tools for curriculum mapping, organizing assessments, networking, and tracking student progress on standards

4 Good Chrome Apps for Science Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Today we spent sometime in Chrome web store sifting through the different educational extensions they have there and we ended up with the list below. These are some very good tools for Science.read more

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2018 Automation Fair: Engineering Our Future

MIND Research Institute

Before getting swept up in the holiday season, MIND Research Institute (MIND) had the unique opportunity to be part of Rockwell Automation’s 2018 Automation Fair®.

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7 Great Educational Podcasts to Subscribe to in 2019!

TeacherCast

There are dozens of educational podcasts and podcasters popping up in the educational field. Here is a list of some of the tried and true, and fully tested podcasts that are great for you and your ride to work. The post 7 Great Educational Podcasts to Subscribe to in 2019!

#CelebrateWithDE – Golden Globes

Discovery Education

It was the 76th anniversary of the Golden Globes this year! This celebration of film and television is sure to bring excitement and controversy throughout Hollywood and, perhaps, in your classroom. Take this opportunity to turn the spotlight to your students’ talent in videography and storytelling. We’ve selected some resources to spark the creative spirit and support their filmmaking efforts. Consider running a short contest to inspire them to participate in a classroom Golden Globes. LEARN.

Education Galaxy

Technology Tidbits

Education Galaxy is an innovative online platform for helping students grades K-6 achieve mastery/success in their subjects. This is done in a through a wide variety of ways such as: game based learning, interactive problems, and more.

Building Comprehension Using Leveled Texts

MiddleWeb

Jennifer Serravallo 's new book will help teachers become more cognizant of their students’ literacy needs and better prepared to meet those needs effectively. Reviewer and preservice coach Linda Biondi praises Serravallo's student-centered approach to book leveling.

Library 2.0 Webinar - Coaching Skills for Library Managers and Supervisors: Getting Better Performance and Behavior From Your Employees One Meeting at a Time

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

"Coaching Skills for Library Managers and Supervisors: Getting Better Performance and Behavior From Your Employees One Meeting at a Time." This is a 60-minute webinar (live and recorded) in a special Library 2.0 series with Dr. Steve Albrecht, being held on Monday, February 11th, 2018.

How Did We Vote? State Education 2018 Election Results from the Midterms

Where Learning Clicks

We share the K–12 education 2018 election results from the US 2018 midterms, as well as ideas for preparing your students for the next election. The post How Did We Vote? State Education 2018 Election Results from the Midterms appeared first on Where Learning Clicks. Outside the Classroom accessibility education 2018 election results education on the ballot Education Reform election Election Day Funding

Buncee

Technology Tidbits

Buncee is the fantastic all-in-one tool that schools have been using for a number of years in a wide variety of ways such as: digital storytelling, as an assessment tool, differentiating instruction, flipping a lesson, project based learning, and much much more.

Frameworks Jump-Start Your Students’ Writing

MiddleWeb

Students can become thriving writers using the 27 frameworks included in this book. The lessons provide learning about language, learning through language, and using language to learn about self. Literacy coach Pam Hamilton highly recommends the "so, so practical" book. Book Reviews Writing authentic writing content areas frameworks grades K-8 Michael Salinger Pam Hamilton Sara Holbrook Scholastic Stephanie Harvey writing

I Know It

Technology Tidbits

I Know It is a fantastic new site from Super Teacher Worksheets for interactive Math lessons grades K-5th. This is a super fun easy to use site for practice on a wide range of topics, such as: place value, multiplication, counting coins, time, and more.

Virginia Study Finds Increased School Bullying In Areas That Voted For Trump

MindShift

After the 2016 presidential election, teachers across the country reported they were seeing increased name-calling and bullying in their classrooms. Now, research shows that those stories — at least in one state — are confirmed by student surveys.