Tue.Feb 05, 2019

Pioneering Excellence for Better Computer Science Now

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Doug Bergman, author of Computer Science K12: Imagine the Possibilities , gives an overview of the things we should be teaching students relating to Computer Science from kindergarten to high school.

14+ Fabulous Valentine’s Day STEAM Activities Students Will Love

Teacher Reboot Camp

“The heart has its reasons that reason knows nothing of.” – Blaise Pascal. Valentine’s Day is around the corner! This holiday is a great time for students to be creative and share how much they appreciate and care for others.

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Computer literacy: The invisible skills gap?


I am guilty of assuming that the younger a person is, the easier it is to teach them digital literacy.

4 Steps to Boost Social-Emotional Learning in Your Classroom

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

These social-emotional learning strategies can make a difference in classrooms and schools and provide students and teachers with support. The post 4 Steps to Boost Social-Emotional Learning in Your Classroom appeared first on Market Brief.

SplashLearn Makes Learning Fun and Creates Fearless Learners

Loved by more than 30 million kids, SplashLearn is a game-based learning program that creates engaging learning experiences to nurture a generation of fearless learners. SplashLearn is the fastest growing elementary school math program in the US, used by more than 440,000 teachers in about 77,000 schools across the United States.

Subscriber Special: February

Ask a Tech Teacher

10-14th. Buy a print book; get the pdf for free. Purchase any print book from Structured Learning. Send your Proof of Purchase to admin at structuredlearning dot net and we’ll send you the PDF. Our Valentine gift to you! Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years.

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10 K12 education trends to look for this year

eSchool News

We may technically be in the middle of a school year, but starting a new calendar year has us looking at and forecasting the new K12 education trends we expect to see in 2019.

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Why it is Vital That we Teach Cybersecurity in Our Schools


Kids today start using the Internet from an early age. About 80% of children have access to a computer at home. By the time they’re in their teens, many of them have their own smartphones or laptops. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

10 findings about K-12 digital learning

eSchool News

Digital learning itself is expanding in schools, but access to classroom and home technology still remains a major obstacle, according to a new study from Schoology.

Pre-K and Kindergarten Math Activities for Families

MIND Research Institute

Pre-kindergarten and kindergarten, these early childhood years, are a crucial time in development of cognitive functions. This includes foundational math knowledge and attitudes toward math, but also reading and general academic success.

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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.

TCEA 2019: Texas District Tackles 1:1 Chromebooks in Junior High Schools

EdTech Magazine

TCEA 2019: Texas District Tackles 1:1 Chromebooks in Junior High Schools. eli.zimmerman_9856. Tue, 02/05/2019 - 17:08. Richardson Independent School District leaders knew they wanted to expand their one-to-one Chromebook program into junior high, but they wanted to do so without using carts.

Is Teaching an Art or a Science? New Book Takes a Fresh Look at ‘How Humans Learn.’


Just how do humans learn? And can science unlock secrets of the learning process that can help teachers and professors be more effective in their classrooms? One of the latest people to tackle those questions is Josh Eyler, in a new book called “ How Humans Learn.” But as Eyler warns readers at the outset, he’s not a scientist himself, but a humanist with a PhD in medieval studies. And that’s what makes the book such an interesting and unusual take on what is becoming a hot topic.

TCEA 2019: Where Is Your K–12 District on the Security Map?

EdTech Magazine

TCEA 2019: Where Is Your K–12 District on the Security Map? eli.zimmerman_9856. Tue, 02/05/2019 - 10:39.

This Father Built an App to Level the Playing Field for Struggling Readers


Venkat Ratnam developed WhizRead , a multisensory reading support program, out of pure fatherly love. In 2013, a realization washed over Ratnam and his wife. While they both had successful careers, they were paying a cost. Ratnam wanted to spend more time with their two children, then ages nine and five years old—particularly with his son, who was struggling with learning difficulties. How could we let our children grow without much support?” asks Ratnam.

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.

How Do You Create a Podcast for a Niche Audience?


In this episode of Educational Podcasting Today, Jeff sits down with New Jersey Podcaster Kim Mattina to discuss her new podcast, The Suite Talk, and provide tips and tricks for the new podcaster.

Social-Emotional Learning Matters. for Students AND Teachers


It’s Tuesday morning at 11:30 AM, and Lauren is trembling with emotion in front of her 16 kindergarteners. At the same time, she’s looking over scripted SEL curriculum about emotional regulation. Just moments prior, one of Lauren’s students had scratched her until she bled and smacked her in the face in front of colleagues. Now, all Lauren can think about is that she can’t possibly cry and let her students see her sadness, embarrassment, and frustration.

10 Dos & Don’ts For Teaching Vocabulary In Any Content Area

TeachThought - Learn better.

10 Dos & Don’ts For Teaching Vocabulary In Any Content Area by TeachThought Staff With the Common Core adoption in the United States, teaching vocabulary is no longer strictly the domain of the English-Language Arts classroom. While Robert Marzano has been promoting the instruction of academic vocabulary for years–and many school literacy plans have included […]. The post 10 Dos & Don’ts For Teaching Vocabulary In Any Content Area appeared first on TeachThought.

Computer Science Now More Than an Elective for University of California Admissions


At campuses that teach the subject, computer science is often offered as an elective at high schools in California. But now, for prospective University of California students, that course can count as a science requirement on college applications, too. The University of California has expanded its A-G application requirements so that approved high school computer science classes can satisfy a student’s third year of laboratory science, or the category “D” requirement.

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EdTech at School

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

TCEA 2019: How One K–12 Principal Put Google Classroom to Work

EdTech Magazine

TCEA 2019: How One K–12 Principal Put Google Classroom to Work. eli.zimmerman_9856. Tue, 02/05/2019 - 09:45. Google Classroom has changed the game for teachers.

ETS Tests the Waters of Investing in Education Technology Startups


The world’s biggest private nonprofit test maker is dipping its toes into the world of education technology investments. ETS (short for Educational Testing Service) recently invested in two startups— Knack and NurseDash —in partnership with Village Capital , an early-stage venture capital firm that aims to support social-impact entrepreneurs. Each company received $75,000 from Village Capital and $50,000 from ETS.

Digital Learning Day Countdown Is On


Digital Learning Day (DLDay) 2019 is February 28

Two Positive Ways to Look at Change

The Principal of Change

I’m known for the quote above, and there are two ways that it has helped me frame “change” in a positive context. Some change will come your way, and you need to see solutions where most will see obstacles.

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.

Is Facebook Really Kicking Members Out of Groups?


If you are a member, moderator, or admin of any Facebook group, you may have heard a buzz that they are kicking out members unless they prove they are active

5 Ways IoT is Transforming Hospitality: Is Your Network Ready for the Future?


Restaurants have operated in the United States for over 200 years, after spinning off from establishments that provided both lodging and dining -- what we now know today as the hospitality industry.

Overcoming Myths about “Being Good at Math”


Imagine the long-term benefits if teachers, schools, and educator prep programs address the issue of mathematical confidence in a systematic and vigorous way. Jerry Burkhart looks at causes of low "math self-esteem" among kids and teachers and outlines potential cures. Articles Mathematics creativity inaccurate beliefs Jerry Burkhart math mathematical confidence memorization past experiences self-doubt teacher preparation programs timed tests

Obtrusive plagiarism: 5 trends that may threaten academic integrity in 2019


As students come back to classrooms ready to start a new academic term , it is time for teachers to bring back their attentive eye regarding everything their mentees submit. Cheating is a nasty habit all generations have adopted and it does no good to educational institutions or their teachers.

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.