Wed.Sep 18, 2019

The NEW Team Habits: Fostering a Culture of Belonging Through Meeting Check-Ins

Education Elements

How are you? What is bringing you to this blog post today? What is top of mind for you as you’re reading this? Would you rather have the ability to fly or read minds? Did those questions interest or engage you? Are you now mulling over your current feelings or intentions?

Innovators Worth Watching: Thriving on an upmarket trajectory, part 2

The Christensen Institute

Welcome to our “Innovators Worth Watching” series, spotlighting interesting and potentially disruptive players across a spectrum of industries.

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Minute to Win It: Practices for Impacting Teacher Retention Through Consistent Celebration

Education Elements

At Education Elements, we believe that sparking learning through creativity, reflection, and play is key to adult learning. So, let’s start here by playing a game. The rules are simple. Read this list of things that real people have done and determine what these actions have in common. Ready?

An educator’s guide to podcasting beyond the classroom

Ditch That Textbook

Other than AR or VR, podcasting is one of the more recent edtech tools that has made its way into the hands of educators. And like any tool, given the right supports and practices, it can make extraordinary things possible for teachers, students, and their communities. Maybe it’s a capstone project at the end of […]. Ed Tech Guest Blog Templates don't ditch that tech edtech educational technology educators's guide to podcasting podcasting podcasting ebook podcasting in the classroom

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.

What This Teacher Learned from Visiting 20 Schools Effectively Supporting Kids of Color


As I sat across from Tykia, a 17-year-old student from Success Academy in Lexington, Ky., I could feel her frustration as she detailed a recent argument with a substitute bus driver.

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Coupling Recruitment With Retention Can Drive up Graduation Rates


Colleges and universities are struggling to keep students focussed long enough to graduate within a reasonable amount of time after they first enroll. In the U.S., only about 60 percent of undergraduates earn their degrees in six years.

Uncovering a Dilemma About Active Learning vs. Direct Instruction


Are Active Learning and Direct Instruction Mutually Exclusive? I've been a big fan of active learning in its many potential forms for years. For example, in this piece from 2013, I dug into how. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

Holy Artwork, Batman! Teachers Should be Using #SeeingAmerica and SmartHistory!


There are tons of things to explore at Smarthistory


Make This the Year That You Take On Ambitious IT Projects in Your School

EdTech Magazine

Make This the Year That You Take On Ambitious IT Projects in Your School. eli.zimmerman_9856. Wed, 09/18/2019 - 11:12. New Year’s resolutions aren’t just for Jan. For educators, the new school year is a prime time to set technology-related goals for their district, school or classroom. .

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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.

Schoolwide Approach to SEL

EdNews Daily

By Tamara Fyke. Over the past year, I have had countless conversations with educators, from administrators to classroom teachers, about their perspectives on social-emotional learning (SEL). My team and I have asked questions about current practices and needs.

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OPINION: A fresh start on school discipline isn’t optional — especially for schools serving underrepresented students

The Hechinger Report

It’s never been more important to take a new look at how we think about school discipline. We need to shift away from thinking of discipline as the thing you do to punish a student who is acting out or to rein in a chaotic class.

Betting on Education’s Long Game

EdNews Daily

By LeiLani Cauthen. When I was a young girl, we lived in an analog world. It was a different time. There was no Internet. No outside connectivity. Computers, such that they were, could be strung together in a network – but their capabilities were very basic. Research was done in a library.

Apple’s new Endpoint Security Framework

Jamf on EdTech

macOS Catalina introduces a new user-mode framework called Endpoint Security. See what it is and how it impacts you


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.

New SEL Curriculum Addresses Skills for Student Emotional Regulation, Behavior Management


“Our tools are grounded in current research, easy for both teachers and students to use, and are focused on the key social-emotional skills that all learners truly need," said Lori Jackson, applied educational psychologist and co-founder of The Connections Model

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Apple’s new Endpoint Security Framework

Jamf on EdTech

macOS Catalina introduces a new user-mode framework called Endpoint Security. See what it is and how it impacts you


Shift Tab…. Go Backwards

Teacher Tech

Use the Shift Key When Using Tab When filling out a Google Form (or any form) use the TAB key to move between the fields of the form. Use the mouse less! However, what if you need to go back UP the Form? Shift Tab Hold down the Shift key and press the Tab key. […]. The post Shift Tab… Go Backwards appeared first on Teacher Tech. Advanced Forms Google Keyboard Shortcuts G Suite google keytips

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 177 How Educators Can Help People Have Impossible Conversations

TeachThought - Learn better.

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 177 How Educators Can Help People Have Impossible Conversations Drew Perkins talks with James Lindsay about his new book with Peter Boghossian, How To Have Impossible Conversations, social justice, and critical race theory. Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Book: How To Have Impossible Conversations @conceptualjames @HPluckrose Areo Magazine @MikeNayna […]. The post The TeachThought Podcast Ep.

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.

Design a Cardboard Chair Challenge

User Generated Education

In Learning in the Making: How to Plan, Execute, and Assess Powerful Makerspace Lessons, I discuss a Framework for Implementing Maker Experiences as depicted in the following diagram. I recently asked my 9th grade students to do a cardboard chair challenge.

Innovation In Libraries Can Lead To Innovation In Schools

TeachThought - Learn better.

Innovation In Libraries Can Lead To Innovation In Schools by Terry Heick Libraries are brilliant because books are brilliant. So how we organize those books is no small matter—and deserves additional scrutiny as technology changes things. Let’s look then at this idea first as a matter of symbolism, then function: What books are, and how […]. The post Innovation In Libraries Can Lead To Innovation In Schools appeared first on TeachThought.

Why Content Knowledge is Crucial to Effective Critical Thinking


The Hechinger Report is a national nonprofit newsroom that reports on one topic: education. Sign up for our weekly newsletters to get stories like this delivered directly to your inbox. Critical thinking is all the rage in education.

An Excellent Google App to Help Students with Their Homework

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Socratic is an excellent app students can use to help them with their homework. The app is completely free and offers a wide variety of interesting features. It covers different subjects including: read more

Leveraging Learner Variability to Elevate Equity in EdTech

Speaker: Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer & Executive Director, Learner Variability Project

In this webinar, Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer of Digital Promise, will share his insights into the modern boom in neuroscience and learning sciences research. You'll discover how much more we know now about how students learn - and how we can use that knowledge to create EdTech-enabled classrooms that can meet the diverse needs of all students.

7 ways to secure district-wide teacher buy-in for new tech

eSchool News

Parent engagement is a driving factor behind any child’s success in school—but a recent nationwide survey of more than 1,000 teachers found that parents are often disengaged in their child’s learning journey.

Another Good Tool to Help Students Find CC Licensed Images

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Creative Commons Search is an excellent tool students can use to search for CC licensed images to use in their works. What this tool actually does is that it provides you access to a number of more

Mickey's Typing Adventure Review


The world of Mickey Mouse and his friends cleverly disguises some serious, structured instruction in this kids typing software

5 Questions to Determine the Success of Your Blended Learning Program

Where Learning Clicks

So you’ve implemented a blended or online learning program, but is it actually working? Consider the answers to these five questions to get a better idea. The post 5 Questions to Determine the Success of Your Blended Learning Program appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

EdTech at School

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