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How We Disenfranchise Students of Color

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Self-examination and reflection are important parts of improving our teaching practice.

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Going Beyond the Hour of Code

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on The Advocate from the Computer Science Teachers Association. Read the original version here. During CS Ed Week, countless teachers and students experienced computer science for the first time.

Take Breaks and Be Active! An Important Digital Message for All Students

Teacher Reboot Camp

“[A]t some time in the day we need to disconnect, reconnect, and look around us.” – Laurie Colwin. One resolution my elementary students and I are setting is to be more healthy with our digital use. I teach technology to 450+ second to fifth graders.

A New Way to Think About Innovative School and District Leadership

Education Elements

What’s the most meaningful thing a district can do to support innovation in its schools? When my colleagues and I at Education Elements work with schools and districts, our approach to innovation and change involves a framework of 25 key factors, all of which are important.

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.

This CEO Was Anti-Technology. Now She Runs an Ed-Tech Company that Relies on Digital Tools.

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

The founder of Move This World realized that videos and technology allowed her to share her social-emotional learning products and strategies with more schools and students. The post This CEO Was Anti-Technology. Now She Runs an Ed-Tech Company that Relies on Digital Tools.

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Join me for a free Webinar on Building Digital Citizens

Ask a Tech Teacher

Please join me on Jan 23rd for a Free webinar on Building Digital Citizens : Being a responsible digital citizen is critical to success in school and beyond, which is why integrating digital citizenship lessons across the curriculum at every grade level is so important.

6 ways to make the most of closed captions in Google Slides

Ditch That Textbook

Google Slides is a unique creature in the G Suite set of tools. It’s way more than an oral presentation program. Educators and students with open minds can use it for stop-motion animation, as a brainstorming template, to recreate the social media experience, and more. Google has added a feature to make it even more […]. Ed Tech elearning day ideas g suite accessibility google classroom slides google slides closed captions using google slides in the classroom

America’s colleges struggle to envision the future of diversity on campus

The Hechinger Report

Angel Carter, a senior at Tulane University, leads the Green Wave Ambassadors, the tour guide group for the admissions office. Adelaide Basco. NEW ORLEANS —“Diversity” was top of mind when Angel Carter was applying to schools.

Guidelines for Posting Like A Role Model in Social Media


More and more district and school staff are catching on to the advice of superintendents like Joe Sanfelippo who encourage staff to take every opportunity to say good things about their school

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.

Assessments can support, not just measure, student learning

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every Wednesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. Subscribe today! Assessments have a bad rap in schools.

The Reason for Rubrics


Here's why you should use them and how best to make them


TEACHER VOICE: Will students fail if teachers can’t make a living wage?

The Hechinger Report

Pressured out of the middle class — is that what a master’s degree and 16 years of experience get you as a teacher in America?

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E-Rate Funding Will Continue During Government Shutdown

EdTech Magazine

E-Rate Funding Will Continue During Government Shutdown. eli.zimmerman_9856. Wed, 01/16/2019 - 17:19. The E-rate program will continue to run as scheduled regardless of whether parts or all of the Federal Communications Commission are shut down, Funds For Learning reports. .

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15 ways to spark student reflection in your college classroom


In a 2014 study from the Harvard Business School, researchers confirmed what many higher ed faculty members know already – reflection matters. The professors conducted three different experiments (with university students and people in the workplace), and the results were consistent.

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Verizon Promises to #ReverseTheFee on Remind After Educators’ Outcry


After an outcry from educators on social media, along with countless phone calls to Verizon customer service, the telecommunications company says it will not enforce the 11-fold fee increase that was slated to hit Remind , a messaging service used widely by teachers and parents in the U.S., come February.

52 Mistakes We Need To Stop Making In Education

TeachThought - Learn better.

52 Mistakes We Need To Stop Making In Education by Terry Heick The context for this one is simple enough–what mistakes do we constantly make in education that hold us back from the best versions of ourselves? From realizing our collective potential as a construct, field, and industry? What mistakes do we make over and over and […]. The post 52 Mistakes We Need To Stop Making In Education appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching Terry Heick

Here's What Happened When Students Solved Social Media Problems With Design Thinking


A few weeks ago, Aaron, a student in my high school elective class, mentioned he didn’t use social media very often. I’ll admit I was a little skeptical at first. When I followed up, he told the class he found the ads distracting—and said he ended up buying things he didn’t need. But how do you hang out with people?” asked another student, Holly, somewhat incredulously. Well, I Snapchat,” Aaron clarified. “I I just don’t use Instagram or Facebook.”

Prepare Your Students to Recognize Disinformation With the “Bad News” Game


Game Hopes to Inoculate Kids Against Disinformation as They Build Their Own Fake News Empire As much of a fan as I am of the many wonderful things the Internet and World Wide Web have made possible, [Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!]. Cyber Safety Awareness and Prevention Educational Games & Gamification Free Tools & Resources

Innovative Educators Don’t Recommend Screen Time Limits

The Innovative Educator

What recommendations should we be giving parents and youth when it comes to screen time? In past limiting some types of screen time made sense. A time when the American Pediatric Association (AAP) made long-standing screen time limits recommendations.

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Planning Ahead with Formulas and Conditional Formatting

Teacher Tech

Stay on Track with Short and Long-Term Planning Posted by Erin Whalen Part of my job is keeping track of upcoming events – making sure they are on the calendar and that all travel arrangements have been made. I use Google Sheets to help me stay up to date by adding formulas and conditional formatting […]. The post Planning Ahead with Formulas and Conditional Formatting appeared first on Teacher Tech. Intermediate Sheets Google Sheets

Project Based Learning for Holistic Development Of Child


The World Economic Forum predicts that by 2022, 75 million current job roles may be displaced by the shift in the division of labor between humans, machines and algorithms while 133 million new job roles may emerge at the same time. This will drive a demand for newer skills.

Age-appropriate tips for addressing gender stereotypes in the classroom

eSchool News

Common Sense’s 2017 research report, Watching Gender: How Stereotypes in Movies and on TV Impact Kids’ Development , showed that kids who are fed gender stereotypes may internalize those roles, shaping their behavior for years to come.

Literacy Leaders: You can’t name it if you don’t know it

Reading By Example

Without a synergy between literacy and leadership and a committed, joint effort by teachers and principals, fragile achievement gains do not hold. – Regie Routman, Read, Write, Lead: Breakthrough Strategies for Schoolwide Literacy Success. In a primary classroom today, I was observing the teacher reading aloud a picture book about penguins.

Forget Screen Time Rules — Lean In To Parenting Your Wired Child, Author Says


The overuse of technology has overtaken drugs, sex and bullying as the biggest parental worry, according to the annual Brigham Young and Deseret News American Family Survey. But what are we actually supposed to be doing about it?

Student wellbeing & SEL are more important than you think

eSchool News

[ Editor’s note : eSchool News is thrilled to partner with The Brzycki Group to help our audience navigate the growing body of work and best practices in student wellbeing and social-emotional learning (SEL).

Bringing Symbols to Life with Fourth Graders


For Mary Tarashuk looking ahead toward her 4th graders' learning in the new semester requires taking a glance back, in an attempt to assess their progress so far and set worthy goals for the journey to come. Holiday cards from Emma, Lila and Mooish show her the way.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Acquires. Adaptive Learning Solution Waggle


Learning company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt today announced that it has acquired adaptive learning solution Waggle

Two Great Text to Speech Extensions to Use with Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Below are two of the best text to speech apps out there. We have already reviewed these apps in previous posts and today we have them in one list for you to try and choose the one you like. more


Trainyard Game is Easy to Learn, Hard to Master


Stump students with innovative train-routing puzzler

E-rate Filing Window Is Now Open: 3 Resources to Get Started

Education Superhighway

USAC recently announced that the Funding Year (FY) 2019 Form 471 filing window opens today Wednesday, January 16, 2019, at 12:00 noon EST and will close on Wednesday, March 27, 2019, at 11:59 p.m.

Lenovo’s LanSchool Air Joins Edwin - a Digital Learning Ecosystem


Lenovo announced this morning that LanSchool Air, the company’s new cloud-based, classroom management platform, is now integrated into Edwin

Lincoln, Nebraska School Safety Initiative: See How One Community Works Together to Ensure Student and School Safety

Gaggle Speaks

Even the most conscientious school officials aren’t always aware of the numerous messages related to self-harm, suicide, substance abuse, and cyberbullying in schools. A recent article in the Omaha World Herald highlights efforts in Nebraska to curb the rise of this disturbing content.