Mon.Jul 30, 2018

The Changing Role of the Bus Driver


School buses transport an estimated 26 million students each day , according to the American School Bus Council. But what that statistic really means is there are thousands of bus drivers responsible for getting those 26 million students to and from school each and every day.

12 Computer Science Resources That Boost Summer Professional Learning

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

An extensive list of websites, books, podcasts, Twitter chats and resources to help educators prep their computer science skills for the coming school year. The post 12 Computer Science Resources That Boost Summer Professional Learning appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog PD professional learning Teachers

What’s school without grade levels?

The Hechinger Report

In math teacher Danielle Bosse’s classroom, three students take assessments (foreground) while their classmates learn and practice different math skills. Photo: Chris Berdik for The Hechinger Report. HUNTER, N.D. —

4 Big Shifts That Can Personalize the Learning Journey


What needs to happen to move your school or district toward an effective implementation of personalized learning? According to EdSurge Fusion conference speaker, Dr. Scott McLeod, there are Four Big Shifts that propel “deeper learning schools” along their personalized learning journey. McLeod is the co-author of Different Schools for a Different World. As is abundantly clear from the title of his book, McLeod is an advocate for school change.

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.

Edged out of the middle class, teachers are walking out

The Hechinger Report

Two days before the walkout, teachers and support staff from across the Flagstaff Unified School District, two hours north of Phoenix, gathered for an information and strategy session. Everyone took home a Red for Ed yard sign. Photo by E. Tammy Kim.

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As College Innovation Efforts Grow, So Do Warnings of a ‘McDonaldization’ of Higher Ed


Do you want fries with that education? The question is one that many professors fear is essentially coming to colleges, as higher-ed leaders adopt practices from businesses in an attempt to rethink their operations. There’s even a growing body of scholarly work that outlines a critique against the corporatization of college—arguing that even when reforms are well-intentioned, they are making campuses more like burger franchises than centers of learning and research.

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How artificial intelligence could help teachers do a better job

The Hechinger Report

Scientists are using artificial intelligence to build systems that can analyze the quality of classroom instruction and student engagement. Photo by Melanie Stetson Freeman/The Christian Science Monitor via Getty Images).

How Robotics Competitions Close the STEM Skills Gap and Build a Diverse Workforce


For nearly 30 years, the global non-profit FIRST has been getting kids hooked on science and technology through hands-on robotics competitions for grades K-12—complete with cheering crowds, adrenaline rushes and teams snatching victory from the jaws of defeat. Students invent products, apply for patents, and fall in love with science. Once the spark is lit, they start to take harder classes, and they are more interested in STEM as a career.

Am I Making This a Bigger Deal Than It Is?

Adjusting Course

Something happened at school this past Spring that has stuck with me. I initially thought my feelings would fade, but this small-moment story is still stirring things in me that I'm trying to discern. I was walking across our playground during recess time and a teacher who was playing football with students invited me to join their game. Some of the students encouraged me to play quarterback and I was happy to accommodate. Meanwhile, the teacher was playing defense while chatting with students.

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.

Helpful Tool Lets Kids Research Safely on Web


[Minecraft: Kids Learn 21st Century Skills While Building New Worlds] Choosito Filter expert-curated sites by grade and subject with safe search tool Pros: Search safe, teacher-curated sites organized by grade level and subject area.

8+ Science-Backed Learning Techniques Effective EdTech Should Strive to Incorporate


Why are we not connecting the science of learning to our expectations of what good edtech tools should do to be effective? There have been many studies and findings published in the fields of. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!]. Future of Education Technology Making the case for Education Technologies

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Kano Casting Spells With New Harry Potter Coding Kit


Kano , a manufacturer of DIY computer and coding sets, has partnered with Warner Bros. Consumer Products for a Harry Potter magic wand STEM kit.

OPINION: Six questions teachers must ask to help English language learners succeed

The Hechinger Report

As the number of English language learners in the United States continues to rise, it is vital that teachers and schools become better equipped to implement effective and equitable systems to improve the lives and academic outcomes of these students.

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.

How to Create Magnetic Poetry (FREE Mini-Course)

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Create Magnetic Poetry (FREE Mini-Course) appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Want to learn how to make your own magnetic poetry and other types of interactive lessons? Jump into my FREE mini-course, How to Create Magnetic Poetry with Google Slides and Drawings.

Science Friday: Poop and Paddle


August is Water Quality Month. Learn all about an outhouse and sewage-treatment plant in one, processing human waste through a “constructed wetlands.” " Poop and Paddle" demonstrates how sewage and rainwater can be converted to cattails and clean water. Courtesy of Knovation [ Prime Numbers ].

Literacy Essentials Wrap-up: Choices, Priorities, and the Power of “What if…”

Reading By Example

Thank you for joining us as a reader and a learner as we responded to Literacy Essentials: Engagement, Excellence, and Equity for All Learners by Regie Routman (Stenhouse, 2018). By all measures, this was a successful experience.

5 Steps to Making It With Students


Innovative educators know the importance of ensuring student learning is real, relevant, hands on and fun. That’s why they also understand the importance of a maker mindset. Teachers with a maker mindset help their students do work that is important to them.

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.

Who Read Your Feedback?

Teacher Tech

Make Feedback Actionable You stayed up all night writing feedback comments on a kids paper. You’re an awesome teacher and a good human being BUT … did you waste your time? Why did you leave feedback? I assume the reason is to improve learning. If not, why? If students do not read your feedback, captain […]. The post Who Read Your Feedback? appeared first on Teacher Tech. Classroom Google Grading classroom google grading

Reach Capital’s Newest Education Technology Investment Fund Closes at $82 Million


Raising money, Shauntel Garvey admits, is not her favorite activity. It’s usually more fun to be on the other side of the table, reviewing pitches—rather than pitching. On the bright side, that experience “helps you build empathy for entrepreneurs,” says the co-founder and general partner at Reach Capital , and “what it feels like when investors ignore you, when they lead you on.” Over the past six months, Garvey and her colleagues have been on the road, raising their second fund.

Reflections to Process Feedback & to Learn From Fails @Flipgrid #edtech #edtechchat #reflection


I was recently talking to some teachers on the topic of ensuring that students read the feedback they received on work they are handed back. And that conversation is the basis for this blog post…. In the past couple years, as I have thought about the power of reflection in my teaching, I asked myself how I could incorporate similar exercises into my classroom.

Improving Student Learning by Turning on the Light: Technology Enhanced Learning


Every day teachers step into their classrooms ready to inspire their students and get them engaged in learning. For some, this may be accomplished by a guest speaker, a hands-on activity, or even a field trip, but for others, this can be accomplished by creating meaningful lessons that are enhanced with technology. . “Technology will never replace great teachers, but technology in the hands of great teachers is transformational” – George Couros.

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EdTech at School

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

Summer Magnetic Poetry (FREE Template and Tutorial)

Shake Up Learning

The post Summer Magnetic Poetry (FREE Template and Tutorial) appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Ready for some summer fun? It’s time for a new magnetic poetry template with a fun, summer theme!

10 Ways to Enhance Your Social Studies Lessons With Buncee


Summer is almost at an end, and you know what that means! Yes, Back to School season is once again upon us. And to ring in the new school year, we here at Buncee are bringing you ideas and inspiration on ways you can enhance your social studies lessons with Buncee!

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Amazon’s Footprint Grows in K-12 Purchasing. Should We Be Worried?

Marketplace K-12

Amazon is teed up to receive up to $5.5 billion over the next 11 years through a cooperative purchasing contract used by cities and school districts alike, and that ‘s got some people fired up. They’re concerned that Amazon winning purchases for everything from paper products to musical instruments will mean that local businesses suffer, causing an… The post Amazon’s Footprint Grows in K-12 Purchasing. Should We Be Worried? appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-1


12 Basic iPad Skills Teachers Should Possess

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 13.0px Helvetica}. If you haven't a;ready seen it, here is a handy visual we published a few months ago featuring what we think are some essential more. iPad skills

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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.

Clarifying Your Teaching With Clear Communication

TeachThought - Learn better.

Clarifying Your Teaching With Clear Communication contributed by Molly Bruzewski, Ed.S. Ed note: This is part 2 on strategies that promote a team approach to academic achievement and high-performance teaching. Part 1 was Every Classroom Is A Team And Every Teacher Is A Coach. Strategies 2 and 3 appear below. In the same way that students appreciate […]. The post Clarifying Your Teaching With Clear Communication appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching Experienced Teacher

Important Keyboard Shortcuts for Google Drive

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Google Drive is one of a Swiss Army knife comprising some of the best productivity tools to use in your instruction. Besides being a cloud based storage system where you can save and access all more. Google Drive Tips

Arduino Camp Day 1: The Microbit

Cycles of Learning

Campers spent day 1 using the Microbit to learn the basics of interfacing physical hardware with coding. Campers worked through a series of modules, leading to their own invention that they will showcase on our final day.