Wed.Mar 20, 2019

What Happens When a Statistics Class is Taught with PBL

The CoolCatTeacher

Emma Chiappetta on episode 463 of the 10-Minute Teacher Emma Chiappetta, Utah State Teacher of the Year 2017, uses a project-based learning approach for statistics.

It’s Not About Gaps, It’s about Educator Debts

Education Elements

I was at a professional learning session about learning design this week when I heard the instructor say something about achievement gaps that stopped me in my mental tracks. The conversation was centered around the constant challenge of growing achievement gaps that school educators face.

Drones Take Their Place in the K–12 Classroom

EdTech Magazine

Drones Take Their Place in the K–12 Classroom. eli.zimmerman_9856. Wed, 03/20/2019 - 16:25. Many children look at drones as cool toys. But from an educational perspective, teachers Ray Sevits and David Steele see an emerging technology that could steer their students toward a potential career.

MS Career Planning: Moving in the Right Direction

Ask a Tech Teacher

I really like the recent trend away from presenting college as the goal for all graduating seniors, opening that up to include a wide variety of careers.

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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.

Tech Like a PIRATE: Use tech to make learning come alive

Ditch That Textbook

“Don’t just teach a lesson. Create an EXPERIENCE.” ” That line from Teach Like a PIRATE by Dave Burgess has stuck with me for years. It beckons us in, compelling us to engage out students in learning that’s memorable — that they’ll want to talk to others about! As I read through the book, I kept […]. Ed Tech creative classroom technology student engagement teach like a pirate tech like a pirate

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34 NCAA Basketball Lesson Plan Resources and Links, Part 2: A PBL Series

techlearning

In the last post I shared an almost PBL story that I hope you enjoyed. The post also contained 17 links to help bring the engagement and excitement of the NCAA tournament to your classroom.  When

Social LEADia by @JCasaTodd

Teacher Tech

A Guest Post by Jennifer Casa-Todd Teaching Students to Use Social Media We have a challenge. Student use of social media outside of school is increasing, and yet, because of age restrictions, we are limited in our ability to mentor students under the age of thirteen. So, we have two options.

Could Remixing Old MOOCs Give New Life to Free Online Education?

Edsurge

It’s common these days to hear that free online mega-courses, called MOOCs, failed to deliver on their promise of educating the masses. But one outcome of that push towards open online courses was plenty of high-quality teaching material. Now, one of the first professors to try out MOOCs says he has a way to reuse bits and pieces of the courses created during that craze in a way that might deliver on the initial promise.

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littleBits Expands Instructional Possibilities for Modular STEAM Student Set and Code Kit

techlearning

Expansion Packs Improve Students’ Engineering Design and Coding Skills by Focusing on Grade and Subject Matter

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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.

Doris Kearns Goodwin’s 10 Leadership Lessons from the White House

Edsurge

Inviting Doris Kearns Goodwin to speak to a gathering of thousands of educators brought together by the annual ASCD Empower19 conference might have seemed like a surprising choice at first. Over the past four decades, Goodwin has earned her moniker, “Historian of the presidents.” She’s written a half-dozen best-selling books, including ones on Presidents Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Lyndon B. Johnson.

#AskExcelinEd: How Can States Fix America’s Reading Problem?

ExcelinEd

Last week, we answered the question Why Can’t Millions of Kids Read? and reviewed scientifically-based reading instruction. In this post, we’ll examine how two states, Florida and Mississippi, are working to fix America’s reading problem. Florida’s Story. To begin, let’s look at Florida’s example.

Misconceptions About Struggling Readers

edWeb.net

There are four lies/misconceptions about struggling readers that have become embedded in school systems, said Terrie Noland, Vice President of Educator Initiatives at Learning Ally during a recent edWebinar , “School leaders are just following along and are starting to believe them.”

The impact of SEL

techlearning

More than 760 educators in 15 countries were interviewed by leading experts and 90 pieces of original research reviewed

How STEAM Camps Can Combat Summer Brain Drain

edWeb.net

Summer brain drain or the summer slide occurs when students, especially those from low-income families, lose some of the academic skills and knowledge learned during the previous school year.

3 quick & easy ways I connect with parents

eSchool News

Parents are at the center of a child’s academic success.

Organizing the Edtech Toolbox

edWeb.net

Teachers have many edtech resources in their toolbox now. The question is, are the teachers within a school, grade, or subject area accessing the same toolbox? More important, are the tools of equal quality?

Do teacher prep programs need an overhaul?

eSchool News

Teacher prep programs are failing to pay attention to the content knowledge teacher candidates need, and an astonishingly high number of elementary teacher candidates fail professional licensing tests teach year, according to a new report.

What are GANs and how they are changing the future

Emerging Technologies in Education

GAN stands for Generative Adversarial Networks and is a framework for the development, training and refinement of Machine Learning models. The Concept was or originally published in the paper arXiv:1406.2661v1 by a team of researchers at the University of Montreal in June 2014.

Introducing Edji: A Technology Coach’s Go-To Resource

TeacherCast

Are you looking for a great way for your students to interact with their digital learning environment? Learn how Edji is able to help students of all ages and in all subject areas! The post Introducing Edji: A Technology Coach’s Go-To Resource appeared first on The TeacherCast Educational Network

5 Questions to Evaluate Open Educational Resources

Where Learning Clicks

Open educational resources (OERs) can be a valuable asset for educators, but there are some things to consider before jumping on the bandwagon. The post 5 Questions to Evaluate Open Educational Resources appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

Women Scientists Today: Challenging Stereotypes

MiddleWeb

Systemic change is still needed to shift stereotypes and achieve equity and equality in STEM fields, writes middle school science educator Cristina Veresan. But educators can make a difference by exposing students to "everyday" science superheroes who defy typecasting.

Bill to Regulate Income-Share Agreements Moves Through the California Legislature, Again

Edsurge

University students in California could soon be able to delay paying college tuition until after they graduate and land a job. California’s Assembly Committee on Higher Education approved a bill on Tuesday to pilot income-share agreements at the California State University and University of California systems. The legislation passed with a 12-0 vote and now heads to the Assembly Appropriations Committee.

10 Good Google Drive Apps for Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Here is another back-to-school goodie for teachers. This is basically a selection of some of the best educational Google Drive apps to use in your instruction. As is the case with Mac, Chromebook,read more

Why Schools Should Be Organized To Prioritize Relationships

MindShift

Over many years researchers in the learning sciences, psychology, anthropology and neuroscience have learned a lot about how humans learn. One of the key properties is malleability. The brain changes in response to relationships and experiences, continuing to develop through young adulthood.

Edcamp with a Side of Encore

Tech Helpful

Chattanooga, Tennessee had its 6th annual Edcamp GigCity in January. Every year, at the end of the edcamp, participants are asked to give feedback in order to qualify for the door prizes that will be given out next. The planning team has always taken that feedback seriously.

“AR/VR/MR technologies help me to bring my lessons to life and the world to my classroom.” – Vineeta Garg, India

Daily Edventures

Vineeta Garg. IT Head. SRDAV Public School. Delhi, India. vineetagarg123. “AR/VR/MR technologies help me to bring my lessons to life and the world to my classroom.” – Vineeta Garg, India. Vineeta Garg has been an IT leader for 25 years, and she can still get excited about new technology.