Fri.Jan 10, 2020

How to Promote Additive Bilingualism over Subtractive Bilingualism in the Classroom


What’s the difference between additive and subtractive bilingualism? If you work with bilingual and English-language learning (ELL) children, the answer to this question could make a world of difference for your students.

Using The QFT To Drive Inquiry In Project-Based Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

The shift from being asked for answers to being asked for questions can be powerful in building a powerful learning environment. The post Using The QFT To Drive Inquiry In Project-Based Learning appeared first on TeachThought. Project-Based Learning Experienced Teacher Inquiry

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The Spirit of Open

Iterating Toward Openness

Last year I created an un-styled, (hopefully) easy-to-reuse slide deck about Creative Commons, the 5Rs, and OER. I’ve been a vocal advocate for CC since the day it launched, and have been answering questions about the licenses for years.

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Why a high-performing district is changing everything with competency-based learning

The Hechinger Report

Avery Bencal is a fourth grader at Winthrop Elementary School in Melrose, Massachusetts. Her teacher has embraced competency-based learning, which asks students to take more control in the classroom. Photo: Tara García Mathewson/The Hechinger Report. MELROSE, Mass.

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.

This District Not Only Supports Early Childhood Educators. It Helps Advance Their Careers.


UNION CITY, N.J. With a roomful of rapidly developing children with wildly different needs in their care, early childhood educators will inevitably observe a host of behavioral and learning challenges among their students over the course of a school year.

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How A Simple Student Feedback Tool Helps Personalize Learning and Safeguard Student Well-Being


In third-grade Zachery Ward despised math. “I I resented my math teacher, and I hated doing the work because I didn’t understand the rationale behind it.”

My 2020 FETC Sessions


Below is a list of sessions I will be presenting at FETC 2020, along with any associated resources

2019-20 Student Book Budget: Visiting Avid Bookshop

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Now that winter break is over, our book budget students are back at work. This week we took 2 separate trips to our local independent bookstore, Avid Bookshop. I had almost 40 kids split across the 2 days.

Holiday Hugs: Thank You for Sharing the Love


When Holiday Hugs from Buncee first started, our goal was to bring a little joy to children who were spending the holidays in hospitals. Students were encouraged to create Holiday Hug Buncees containing holiday greetings and well wishes, then share them to a Buncee Board.

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.

Boxlight and Central Technologies Selected as Approved Providers of Interactive Panel Displays


Boxlight's ProColor Interactive Flat Panel Display is Chosen as a Top Product from Vendor-Submitted Proposals

Future of Education Technology Conference 2020

EdTech Magazine

Join EdTech as we cover FETC from Jan. 15 to 17.

Emotional intelligence is key for students

eSchool News

Students who are better able to understand and manage their emotions effectively, a skill known as emotional intelligence, do better at school than their less skilled peers, as measured by grades and standardized test scores, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.

FETC 2020 Touts Esports, Experts and Future of Education

EdTech Magazine

The 40th annual Future of Education Technology Conference is once again offering an opportunity to start the new year learning about the latest educational technology as well as related trends, strategies and best practices related to teaching and learning. . This year, the event will be held Jan. 14 to 17 in Miami.

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.

Educational Google Classroom Apps to Use in Your Instruction

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Looking for some good educational apps that work with Google Classroom, the list below has you covered. The apps are arranged into four main categories: connect with school systems, engage more

#FactFriday: 3 policy areas can help states address charter school facility needs


Lack of access to affordable facilities is one of the most critical issues facing charter schools across the country. This reality can stifle the growth of existing charter schools and limit the expansion of new quality public school options for our nation’s families.

Educational Chrome Apps for Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

For those of you inquiring about educational Chromebook apps to use with students in class. Here is a collection of some of our favourite titles you can start with. These are tools that will more

How one district built an immersive learning environment

eSchool News

Demographics: The Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District (ISD) is the third-largest district in Texas, covering 186 square miles and serving more than 115,000 students.

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.

The Top 10 Secrets of an Awesome Tech Coach! (FREE eBook)

Shake Up Learning

The post The Top 10 Secrets of an Awesome Tech Coach! FREE eBook) appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Are you a tech coach, instructional coach, digital learning specialist, trainer, or any kind of educational leader? Then this ebook is for YOU! I have taken my best tips and put them into this FREE download! Learn tips for building relationships, alternative PD, coaching, and more! This 15-page ebook is loaded with free resources to help you maximize your impact on teaching and learning.

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Social and Cultural Literacy Resources for Classrooms

Graphite Blog

Teaching and learning happen within cultural, political, and social circumstances. As much as we want to deny it, we all have biases based on our life experiences. Each of us -- teachers and students alike -- enter classrooms from different perspectives and points of view.

News Literacy Resources for Classrooms

Graphite Blog

News literacy is a subset of media literacy focused on helping people process and understand news media messages, to locate more factual and credible information, and to think critically about what counts as news.

Media Literacy Resources for Classrooms

Graphite Blog

Media literacy is a way for us to better understand our world and have our say in it. It involves understanding how -- and why -- a media message is constructed as well as its impact on the world.

Leveraging Learner Variability to Elevate Equity in EdTech

Speaker: Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer & Executive Director, Learner Variability Project

In this webinar, Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer of Digital Promise, will share his insights into the modern boom in neuroscience and learning sciences research. You'll discover how much more we know now about how students learn - and how we can use that knowledge to create EdTech-enabled classrooms that can meet the diverse needs of all students.