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.

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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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.

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

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.

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.

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3 quick & easy ways I connect with parents

eSchool News

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

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


Hey Tech Coaches! Tell me if this scenario sounds familiar … You are working with a teacher, or perhaps in a meeting with your administrators and a question comes your way that you might not have the answer to. It's ok… we have all been there. But … what do you do?

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.

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


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

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.

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


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.

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


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

Misconceptions About Struggling Readers

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.”

Women Scientists Today: Challenging Stereotypes


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.

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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.

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


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


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.

How STEAM Camps Can Combat Summer Brain Drain

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.

The impact of SEL


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

EdTech at School

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

Organizing the Edtech Toolbox

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?

Why Schools Should Be Organized To Prioritize Relationships


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.

What are GANs and how they are changing the future

Playware Studios

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.

Operation Varsity Blues and the Importance of Integrity


Turnitin's Response to the Operation Varsity Blues Admissions Scandal


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.

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

New Education Techniques are Creating Work-Ready Students

Mindspark Learning

New Education Techniques are Creating Work-Ready Students Kids around the world share a common complaint about what they study in school: “When am I ever going to use this in real life?”. Good question!

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.

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


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.

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.