Wed.Jan 16, 2019

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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

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.

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.

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

The Reason for Rubrics


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


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. .

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?

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.

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.”

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.

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.

EdTech at School

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

Student Generated Honor Codes and "GP"

Cycles of Learning

I am "honored" to teach at a school that has taken the time to work WITH students to develop a code of conduct that the student body believes in.

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.

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).

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.