Wed.Nov 28, 2018

Transformational Teaching in Tough Times Part 2 with Sia Kyriakakos

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 394 of the 10-Minute Teacher Show. From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Baltimore teacher Sia Kyriakakos continues her powerful interview about transformative teaching in tough situations.

Addressing the Five Key Areas of Professional Development through Instructional Coaching

Digital Promise

Last year, Digital Promise, with generous support from Google, launched the Dynamic Learning Project (DLP) to continue its effort to close the Digital Learning Gap. The DLP utilizes instructional coaching to increase powerful and impactful use of technology in 100 middle schools across the country.

Leading Blended Learning from the Front Row

Education Elements

Many people enjoy sitting in the front row while attending a movie they have not seen before. This is exactly how I would describe the experience of leading Blended Learning from the district-level.

10 Unusual Projects for Hour of Code

Ask a Tech Teacher

Coding–that geeky subject that confounds students and frightens teachers. Yet, kids who can code are better at logical thinking and problem solving, more independent and self-assured, and more likely to find a job when they graduate.

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.

Innovative School Leaders Part 3: Leading with Intention

Education Elements

“The more senior you are, the more important listening becomes. Once a leader speaks, most people stop listening to one another and start positioning themselves. But when the leader doesn’t speak, then, just like a great choir, people have to listen and respond to one another.

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A Journey to Understand and Implement Personalized Learning

Education Elements

Several years ago, I was selected by the Lexington Institute for their initial leadership cohort, which focused on the implementation of personalized learning. It was a tremendous honor and a great learning experience for me. It is where I first met Anthony Kim and became aware of Education Elements.

Podcast – Interview with Jeff Utecht

Dangerously Irrelevant

Jeff Utecht grabbed me for a podcast interview when I was in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia a few weeks ago for the EARCOS Leadership Conference.

What Should We Expect from Each Other?

Education Elements

As a former superintendent and now consultant for a small startup tech company, I have experienced both sides of hiring a third party vendor.

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3 lessons from Curriculum Associates’ explosive growth

The Christensen Institute

Curriculum Associates [CA], a curriculum and assessment company founded in 1969 focused on K–12 schools, has seen its revenues grow nearly 1,000 percent in the last 10 years to nearly $260 million.

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.

When doctors say ‘Read,’ new parents listen

The Hechinger Report

Mississippi parent Annita Bonner plays with her infant son before heading to work. The Too Small to Fail campaign is aimed at getting more parents to interact with their small children like Bonner is doing here. Photo: Jackie Mader.

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Technology Use Is A Right, Not A Privilege


Educators must know how to empower students to understand how to use technology as a tool of engagement to support real learning

Using teacher-leaders to improve schools

The Hechinger Report

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

Helping Students See Hamlet and Harry Potter in a New Light With Computational Thinking


Like many kids of my generation growing up in India, I was an avid reader of Enid Blyton ’s novels. Many of her books were written as a series (“The Famous Five,” “The Secret Seven” and “Five Find-Outers”) and I recall wondering if the lives of characters overlapped in any way. Did a character from one series ever run into one from another, for example? I recall wondering the same thing in later years about P.G. Wodehouse ’s Blandings Castle and Jeeves series.

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.

STUDENT VOICE: To stop campus rape culture, fix sex ed in high school

The Hechinger Report

Cast of 1985 coming-of-age movie The Breakfast Club. Photo: © Imago via ZUMA Press. I formed my first expectations about dating and sex through classic films of the 1980s.

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Intelligent PDUs Help K-12 Schools Integrate New Technology Solutions

EdTech Magazine

Intelligent PDUs Help K-12 Schools Integrate New Technology Solutions. eli.zimmerman_9856. Wed, 11/28/2018 - 18:10. For K–12 schools interested in integrating state-of-the-art education technology, IT teams would do well to first invest in power distribution units.

Kialo: Versatile Free Platform for Student Debate & Analysis


Kialo is a free website designed to foster thoughtful debate and discussion of complex issues

VR Isn’t a Novelty: Here’s How to Integrate it Into the Curriculum


In the past few years, students at Washington's Leadership Academy have practiced their French while walking the streets of Paris , run for elected office, and visited the Hogwarts campus. The charter school’s students are about 99 percent non-white, 88 percent of whom are considered economically disadvantaged.

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.

Intelligent, Connected PDUs Save Time and Money When Going 1:1

EdTech Magazine

Intelligent, Connected PDUs Save Time and Money When Going 1:1. eli.zimmerman_9856. Wed, 11/28/2018 - 12:25. The internet has made it possible for learning to take place everywhere, all the time. Nothing illustrates this better than a one-to-one classroom , where every student has access to a computer.

Stop Asking About Completion Rates: Better Questions to Ask About MOOCs in 2019


“What’s the completion rate for your online courses?” As an instructional designer who has been building MOOCs for the past five years, I’ve been asked this question more times than I count. It’s depressing shorthand for skepticism about online education in general. This skepticism is not unwarranted. MOOCs have been called abysmal , disappointing failures. The average completion rate for MOOCs (including the ones I design) hovers between 5-15 percent.

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Taking a (Mini) Cue from CUE18


“Can we do this again, so we can attend sessions that we couldn’t do this time?” was my favorite question asked by my teaching staff. Are we talking about CUE18? No, but we could have been!

Education Leaders Propose Ways to Add Teacher Voice to Research Decisions


Like U.S. taxpayers trying to make sense of the federal tax code, many educators feel that education research is inaccessible and not written in a way they can understand. The resulting chasm creates a problem for educators, who may not be using or incorporating research-backed teaching practices into their instruction. It’s also a problem for the research groups whose primary audience are working educators. During a day-long event on Tuesday in Washington, D.C.,

EdTech at School

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

Sprint to Launch All-New Sprint LTE Chromebook by CTL for Education, Business


Sprint (NYSE: S) is working with Google (NASDAQ: GOOGL) and CTL to create the all-new CTL Chromebook NL7 LTE with Sprint featuring Sprint’s built-in LTE technology.

10 Pieces Of Advice That Could Save Your Teaching Career

TeachThought - Learn better.

10 Pieces Of Advice That Could Save Your Teaching Career by Terry Heick Simple premise, as titled: what sorts of ‘things’ make teaching unsustainable, and what sort of advice can help teachers reflect on these ideas to mitigate any damage and make the profession more enjoyable, and thus sustainable. Grow a healthy and useful […]. The post 10 Pieces Of Advice That Could Save Your Teaching Career appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching Experienced Teacher New Teacher Terry Heic


BACK OFFICE BUSINESS: ThinkCERCA Adopted by Texas State Board of Education


ThinkCERCA today announced that the Texas State Board of Education has approved its core curriculum for English language arts and reading for grades 6-8. ThinkCERCA.

Time remains a big barrier to better technology implementation

eSchool News

The use of digital resources and tools in classrooms is at an all-time high, but educators still say they need more time and training if they are to effectively integrate technology resources into their curriculum.

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.

Effective Solutions for Mastering the Similarity Report


Scenarios that highlight the importance of using the Similarity Report as an investigative tool

Google Keep: Sketch a Note

Teacher Tech

Use the Drawing Feature in Google Keep Google Keep is a quick note taking app with some amazing features. One of my favorite Google Keep features is the ability to take a picture of something with text on it and extracting the text out of the picture. Draw a Note If you need to […]. The post Google Keep: Sketch a Note appeared first on Teacher Tech. Google Intermediate Keep G Suite google keep

Future Publishing Claims Number-One Spot Among Tech News Media


Consumer tech, gaming and music media platform Future Publishing Ltd. has risen to the number one spot in the tech news category in the U.S. and U.K. marketplaces in  comScore’s October 2018 report