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Organic Edtech Coaching

The CoolCatTeacher

Adam Juarez on successful edtech coaching From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Edtech coaching can be improved with “walkarounds” and interaction between edtech coaches and teachers.

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Start a Station Rotation Idea Document Today

Catlin Tucker

Crowdsource the best ideas for engaging students in stations! Despite working on a school campus surrounded by other talented educators, it’s easy for teachers to feel isolated and disconnected.

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169 Tech Tip #36: The Internet Toolbar Disappeared

Ask a Tech Teacher

In these 169 tech-centric situations, you get an overview of pedagogy—the tech topics most important to your teaching—as well as practical strategies to address most classroom tech situations, how to scaffold these to learning, and where they provide the subtext to daily tech-infused education.

“That’s Not Fair!” The Myth About Assistive Technology

Ditch That Textbook

Some label assistive technology as unfair. We hold onto myths about it. In this post, Catherine Day identifies and dispels some of those myths. This post is written by Catherine Day a graduate student at Edinboro University currently majoring in Reading and Literacy. Day currently resides in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. You can connect with her […]. The post “That’s Not Fair!” The Myth About Assistive Technology appeared first on Ditch That Textbook. Guest Blog Teaching

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Test Anxiety Is Crippling Students. Giving Them a Breather Can Help.

Edsurge

It’s 9:30 in the morning when Anton enters my classroom, an hour after the morning bell signals that breakfast is over and the school day is beginning.

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4 Critical Characteristics of High-Quality Instructional Content

Edsurge

K-12 educators are increasingly turning to digital resources to enhance instruction and address student needs. But not all content is created equal, and educators are often left sifting through hundreds of options to find high-quality material.

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How It's Done: Using Blended Learning to Close Achievement Gap

techlearning

By adopting blended learning, Dayton Public Schools has successfully recalibrated its tools and strategies in its core instruction program

What We Learned About the Challenges and Commitment of Early Childhood Educators

Edsurge

Cindy Decker had big plans when she began her job as executive director of an early childhood education program in Tulsa, Okla.

How parents of young kids make it through college

The Hechinger Report

Irena Butcher is all smiles after receiving her nursing pin at Borough of Manhattan Community College, with her 3-year-old daughter, Charlie, and partner, Semiv Ali. Charlie has been going to school with her mom while she gets her degree. Photo: Liz Willen/Hechinger Report.

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.

Moving Students From Consumers To Creators To Contributors

TeachThought - Learn better.

While it’s true that our students are indeed the future, there are real reasons why we need to remember that they are also a big part of our today. The post Moving Students From Consumers To Creators To Contributors appeared first on TeachThought.

Dave’s Killer Bread Co-Founder Invests in Rising Prison Education Startup

Edsurge

It’s rare enough for any entrepreneur to lead a company to a $275 million sale—in cash. The odds are significantly slimmer when that person is a convicted felon who previously served 15 years in prison. But that’s how much Dave Dahl sold his family company , Dave’s Killer Bread, for in 2015.

9 ways to create better makerspaces

eSchool News

Makerspaces and maker culture have quickly become a favorite of STEAM advocates, and new research shows that makerspaces can be highly effective at helping elementary students develop skills such as critical thinking, design thinking, and problem solving.

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Three Kid-Safe Headphones for Schools

techlearning

Headphones that are good for students to use in class

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EdTech at School

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

From the Author @mjmcalli – I’m Sorry Story

Teacher Tech

The Journey to be an Author Guest Post by Melody McCallister To sign up for author read aloud [link] How the I’m Sorry Story Developed Roughly eleven years ago, the I’m Sorry Story was floating in my head. I was teaching fifth grade in Garland, Texas and pregnant with my first child.

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13 Tools to Record Audio on Chromebooks and Other Devices

Shake Up Learning

The post 13 Tools to Record Audio on Chromebooks and Other Devices appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Audio is a great learning and reflection tool. So I’ve put together a list of 13 Tools to Record Audio on Chromebooks and Other Devices.

Edtech in Action: How to use wireless technology to untether a teacher

techlearning

T&L Leadership Summit attendee Rick Cave shares how West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District has developed its Educational Classroom of Today (EdCOT

Students get much-requested climate change curriculum

eSchool News

Portland Public Schools (PPS) is partnering with Portland General Electric Company on the creation of a comprehensive K-12 curriculum exploring the causes and consequences of climate change, along with potential solutions. This partnership is a direct response to student advocacy.

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.

Informable: Quick Quizzes Help Kids Think Critically About Online Content

techlearning

Informable is a media literacy app from the nonprofit News Literacy Project that challenges users to think critically about online content

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5 Challenges in the Healthcare Credentialing System | TAO

TAO

Learn about the most common challenges in the medical credentialing process — and an IMS Global framework that may eliminate many of them

Using Talk about Texts to Grow Conversation Skills

MiddleWeb

Are students who increasingly communicate through bits of digital text missing the chance to develop live conversation skills? In her middle grades classroom, Nancy Costanzo has crafted strategies to help kids both deepen their understanding and become skilled conversationalists.

Esports Emerge as Learning and Social Catalyst in Schools

edWeb.net

WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING. It may lack sweat equity, but it’s up there with even the most physically demanding of sports. Esports, the competitive side of video gaming, is exploding. And K-12 schools are buying in because it’s not only fun but also a viable educational tool!

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.

Digital Literacies Books for Teachers and Educators

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Digitality has radically redefined the concept of learning expanding its breadth to unprecedented extremes. New epistemologies have seen the light and with them comes a bunch of new literacies,read more

The 7 Best Membership Site Platforms (Ultimate Guide for 2020)

Sell Courses Online

The post The 7 Best Membership Site Platforms (Ultimate Guide for 2020) appeared first on Sell Courses Online.

Reel Classics: Shirley Temple.

techlearning

On February 27, 1936, Shirley Temple, aged 7, received a contract from 20th Century Fox paying $50,000 per film

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STUDENT VOICES: Ready to drop out of school, until restorative justice offered a path back in

The Hechinger Report

?. School was a happy place for Adriana Del Valle — at the elementary level. During her middle-school years, though, she eventually stopped going to school, started hanging out with the “wrong crowd” and was “sent away.” She was i n the foster care system and constantly changing schools.

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.