Mon.Aug 27, 2018

Motivating Kids to Read and Write: Sparks in the Dark

The CoolCatTeacher

Todd Nesloney and Travis Crowder on Episode 346 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

Family Engagement and SEL

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Read the original version here.

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[Infographic] Top Tech for School Buses


The school bus is changing, welcoming new technologies that bring buses into the 21st century. But which technologies are education transportation professionals focusing on first?

What K–12 Administrators Should Think About When Integrating Classroom Tech

EdTech Magazine

What K–12 Administrators Should Think About When Integrating Classroom Tech. eli.zimmerman_9856. Mon, 08/27/2018 - 13:19.

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.

Here’s a Preview of September

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here’s a preview of what’s coming up on Ask a Tech Teacher in September: What to Consider When Assigning Homework. More for Back to School. Tech Ed Resources for your Classroom. Differentiate with Personalized Learning. New Ways to Gamify Learning. Print vs. Digital–the lowdown.

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Five Simple Strategies That Can Help Any Student Learn

TeachThought - Learn better.

Five Simple Strategies That Can Help Any Student Learn contributed by Drs. Donna Wilson and Marcus Conyers Empowered with some basic information about how the mind and brain work during learning, teachers can plan to use some new strategies for supporting high student achievement.

A study finds promise in project-based learning for young low-income children

The Hechinger Report

A study of project-based learning found that social studies scores were higher for second-grade students who learned this way, compared to students who were taught traditionally. Jackie Mader/The Hechinger Report. When a classroom of second graders in Waterford, Mich.,

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Back to School can be stressful - here are some tips to make it easier

Educational Technology Guy

Back to School can be a stressful time for everyone, especially children. Here are some tips for coping with new year stress: And find some more Back to School Resources Here Going Back to School? R.E.L.A.X. AmeriHealth Caritas offers tips for coping with new school year stress Philadelphia, Pa.

Students sue New York City, saying black and Latino athletes have fewer sports opportunities

The Hechinger Report

?. After moving to the Bronx from Georgia last year, Lisa Parks hoped to settle in by continuing to run on a track team at her new school, the Urban Assembly Bronx Academy of Letters. But she ran into a frustrating reality. “I

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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.

Welcome Back to School - Great Resources for Teachers

Educational Technology Guy

Welcome back to school! I hope everyone had a great summer and was able to relax and recharge. Most schools around here start next week, with new teachers starting this week. The beginning of the year is always a little crazy for all teachers.

5 ways to use Adobe Spark Video in your classroom

Ditch That Textbook

Video is a powerful medium for storytelling. And creating videos has never been so simple. You and your students can easily put a story together on your mobile phone, laptop, PC, or Chromebook. With Adobe Spark Video, you and your students can create compelling videos in just a few minutes using professional looking themes […]. Ed Tech Guest Blog Teaching adobe spark digital storytelling edtech ideas for using video in the classroom video ways to use adobe spark video

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3 Reasons Why the Sustainable Development Goals are the Perfect Framework for Global Learning

Battelle for Kids

The United Nations has put forth and many countries have adopted 17 audacious goals to be achieved by 2030 to end poverty and hunger, to improve health and well-being, and to create sustainable communities around the world. As global competency becomes an increasingly important skill for K-12 students, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a framework for learning about challenges faced by people around the world. P21 Blog

Back to School Learning Space Tips


Consider these seven questions as you design your learning space. Learning spaces include classrooms, hallways, entryways, office spaces, a library, and so many other locations. Each can be designed to support the needs of 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.

Half of all Mississippi college graduates have loan debt

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Mississippi Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes with trends and top stories about education in Mississippi. Subscribe today!

Is Growth Mindset the Missing Piece in the Equity Discussion?


How does a school or district begin to tackle the seemingly insurmountable issue of equity? Decades of attempts at closing the persistent (and perhaps even widening) achievement gap, along with the knowledge that this is an immense and deeply historical issue to address, make it feel as if the task may be impossible.

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What is the First Thing Tech Coaches Should Do In Front of Staff Members?


In order to have a successful start to the school year, it is important that you ask questions of your staff and get them to learn about your program and your intentions for working with them as a coach. It’s also important that you make yourself available to their needs as teachers.

Nothing says welcome to college like exorbitant textbook prices

The Hechinger Report

Books for sale in the college bookstore at the University of Miami. Photo by: Jeffrey Greenberg/UIG via Getty Images. Daughter of Times-Picayune columnist and Louisiana State University professor Robert Mann started college last week at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, La.

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.

What is the First Thing Tech Coaches Should Do In Front of Staff Members?


In order to have a successful start to the school year, it is important that you ask questions of your staff and get them to learn about your program and your intentions for working with them as a coach. It’s also important that you make yourself available to their needs as teachers.

Easy to Use Tool For Digital Badges


Credly Great how-to content, flexible features boost digital badge tool Pros: Super-simple features and excellent how-to info make it easy to get started. Cons: The site feels geared more toward higher ed and employers, which might feel daunting to some teachers.

The Four Questions You Must Ask If You Want to Teach ESL Online


Teaching ESL online is not a new industry, but in recent years it has erupted on the international stage. As a result, there is an unprecedented global demand for the time and expertise of America’s classroom educators. Teachers across grade levels are finding themselves being actively recruited by ESL tutoring companies, many of which are foreign owned and have little brand recognition in the U.S.

Google Classroom Feedback: New Features


Managing assignments in Google Classroom, especially when providing feedback on student work, has typically been pretty awesome but a bit clunky and bumpy. Classroom has rolled out a new look with some pretty great features.

EdTech at School

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

OPINION: U.S. higher education at risk as DeVos moves to ax for-profit rules

The Hechinger Report

. Our system of higher education is built on the notion of risk and reward. College students often take enormous risks when they go into debt with hopes of building rewarding and fruitful careers. But for this system to survive, it must also protect students from unreasonable risks.

How to Introduce Yourself and Have a Great First Week of School as a Tech Coach


Learn how to start the school year off on the right foot with these helpful tips for Instructional Tech Coaches. The post How to Introduce Yourself and Have a Great First Week of School as a Tech Coach appeared first on The TeacherCast Educational Network

Let Me See ‘Em Up High, This Is Not A Test [Part Two of Two]

The Jose Vilson

To Dulce, Tamir, Patrick, James, Jemelleh, Kelisa, Julia, Lorena, Shana, Val, Cornelius, and the rest of us, too ( part 2 ), Few days deliver a range of emotions like the day students receive their high school placement letters. In many towns across the country, the high school in the district has pipelines from a handful of elementary and middle schools in the county.

Going back to school with 1:1 by @jenroberts1

Teacher Tech

Going back to school with 1:1 Guest blog post by Jen Roberts Next week I start another new school year, my 23rd actually. For the last ten new school years I’ve had 1:1 laptops in my classroom. In the current version those are Chromebooks. I thought it was time for a post about the things […]. The post Going back to school with 1:1 by @jenroberts1 appeared first on Teacher Tech. Guest Post tech

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.