Thu.Feb 21, 2019

How to Teach AI in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Michelle Zimmerman, author of Teaching AI: Exploring New Frontiers for Learning , talks about Artificial Intelligence and what we should be teaching kids in our classrooms today.

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Preparing Students to Innovate with Computational Thinking

Digital Promise

Brooke Morgan is the Coordinator of Instructional Technology at Talladega County Schools in Talladega, Alabama. Talladega County Schools is participating in Digital Promise’s Computational Thinking Pathways Challenge Collaborative.

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3 Teachers that are crushing assessments with ed-tech


Assessments are the unloved orphan of schooling — no-one likes them.

5 blended-learning myths to bust in 2019

The Christensen Institute

In February 2016, the Christensen Institute debuted the Blended Learning Universe (BLU)—an online hub of blended learning resources—in response to more and more schools across the U.S. implementing a blended-learning strategy for students.

Guest post: How to Help Your Children Achieve Success in the Classroom with Balance


If you want your child to become successful in life, it’s up to you to set the foundation. As a parent, it’s your job to do all you can to set them up for success. When you’re able to do this, you won’t have to worry about guilt concerning whether or not you did all you could. In fact, as long as you regularly educate yourself on how you can become a better parent, it’ll shine through.

6 things to prepare teachers for Digital Learning Day

eSchool News

Digital learning plays an integral part in helping students build the skills they need for academic and personal success. In fact, it’s so important that it has its own day, and this year, Digital Learning Day is on February 28.

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5 strategies for becoming an effective, present teacher

eSchool News

Homework, assessments, projects. Grades, lesson plans, conferences. Teachers can get caught up in the day-to-day parts of the classroom and forget to take time to consider whether or not they’re teaching effectively.

How Public School Teachers Can Help Students Succeed

EdNews Daily

Being a public-school teacher means more than giving lectures and grading papers. As a teacher, you can mentor and protect your students to provide them with all the tools that they need to succeed in their educational endeavors.

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How the Future of Work Will Influence the Future of Learning #DLNchat


There have been a lot of predictions about the future of work, particularly around the growth of an automated work presence and how people might be replaced by or work alongside artificial intelligence. But what impact will the future of work have on the future of learning?

Should You Be A Podcasting Perfectionist?


In this episode of Eduational Podasting Today, we learn how to create a great looking website using Weebly and create our Show notes using Google Keep. The post Should You Be A Podcasting Perfectionist? appeared first on The TeacherCast Educational Network.

Food, Housing and Childcare: Colleges Addressing Basic Needs Are Boosting Success


Long Beach, CA—Improving students success won’t hinge on shiny new gadgets or high-tech early alert systems based on AI or big data. Increasingly, colleges are deciding to focus on addressing the root causes that can lead students to struggle in the first place. That was a major through line at this week’s DREAM conference here.

12 Priorities For The Modern Public School Teacher

TeachThought - Learn better.

12 Priorities For The Modern Public School Teacher contributed by Heather Edick This post was originally published in 2012 and updated several times, most recently in 2019 Teachers have so much to worry about today, as they always have. This week, I listened to some recordings of training provided to those who are going to […]. The post 12 Priorities For The Modern Public School Teacher appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching

Why Teacher Recruitment Needs to Change

Insight Education Group

Teachers have the largest in-school impact on student achievement. We also know that teacher quality has a greater impact on student outcomes than any other factor, including race, socioeconomic status, and prior academic record.

Partnering to Build the STEM Workforce with Rockwell Automation

MIND Research Institute

What does the world’s largest company dedicated to automation and information solutions have in common with a non-profit education organization?


The Past Preparing Our Students for the Future

The Principal of Change

Here is a video I shared on Twitter last week: A couple of thoughts: 1. Traditional practice does not equal bad practice. We can’t use the terms interchangeably. Innovation is ONLY innovation if it leads to something better. “New” is not enough.

The ‘O’ in ‘OPM’ Could Stand for ‘Outsourcing’


In their op-ed here in EdSurge, Harris Pastides and Randy Best made the “pro” case for Online Program Managers. They started off by telling an origin story of sorts, tracing the OPM (as it is known) back to the enrollment management companies of the 1970s. I am not going to make the counterpoint case, since I am a utilitarian when it comes to OPMs. But I contrast with a little more complexity than they present.

Registration Opens for Texas CTO Summer Clinic 2019


The theme this year is “TrustEd,” which focuses on building a trusted learning environment around data privacy and ensuring schools are safe, secure places for learning

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8 Ways Schools Can Form a Better Relationship With the Media


We live in a media obsessed society—and media literacy isn't just for students. Educators need it too. Learning to interact with the press is a big part of that because too often schools find themselves reacting to news coverage, instead of helping shape it themselves.

The Kid Should See This: Smart Videos for Fun and Learning


By screening short videos that provide a visual look at subjects ranging from science to art, teachers can reinforce concepts kids are learning in class

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How OPMs are the Modern Enrollment Managers


In the 1970s, when American higher-education faced stagnant enrollment after the Baby Boomers graduated, many colleges and universities turned to outside experts to help them reach a new generation of students. These consultants brought marketing savvy from consumer-product companies to appeal to prospective students, all while admissions deans kept their focus on shaping the academic side of incoming classes.

Who Will Win?: A Research Lesson with 5th Grade

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Killer Whale vs. Great White Shark. T-Rex vs. Velociraptor. Scorpion vs. Centipede. These topics grab the attention of so many readers in our library. When the 5th grade language arts teachers, Ms. Freeman & Ms.

Survey Shows Link Between Social and Emotional Learning and English Learner Success


As the number of English Learners continues to grow in schools across the United States, educators are optimistic about the academic potential of these students, but they still see room for improvement

Here Is A Very Good Chromebook App for Music Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

For music teachers using Chromebooks with their students, Noteflight is definitely a must have app. It is one of the easiest tools to help you write, play back and share music notation on the more

Amazon Future Engineer Brings Computer Science Courses to More Than 1,000 High Schools


Amazon today announced it will fund computer science courses in more than 1,000 high schools across all 50 states and the District of Columbia reaching tens of thousands of students from underprivileged, underrepresented, or underserved communities, through its Amazon Future Engineer program.

I’m Not Sure What To Think About Backward Design

TeachThought - Learn better.

I’m Not Sure What To Think About Backward Design by Terry Heick Grant Wiggins’ influence on my thinking in education is considerable. I discovered his work with Jay McTighe on Understanding by Design my second year of teaching–and it wasn’t just ‘useful’ but a complete shift in how I taught. Had I found UbD my […]. The post I’m Not Sure What To Think About Backward Design appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching

Pair Just-right Texts and Reading Strategies


Every teacher who works with students as readers should read Jennifer Serravallo's new book, Understanding Texts & Readers, writes NCBT and principal Rita Platt, noting it brings big-picture reading goals, skills, strategies and texts together in a meaningful hierarchy.

Matific Announces National K–6 Math Competition


Education technology company Matific today launched its second-annual Matific Math Games Challenge, a free, online math competition aimed at improving American students’ math skills and confidence in the classroom

Manage Your Time or Time Will Manage You


Once readers assess their time management issues, they can try PJ Caposey's easy-to-implement suggestions to overcome such practices as being tech avoidant, disorganized, checklist dependent or a "people pleaser." Consultant Anne Anderson likes the book's education focus.

Los Angeles Unified School District Approves Curriculum Associates to Support English Learners


Through these two approvals, schools within the nation’s second-largest district can use these programs to guide teacher instruction


Fast Company Names Most Innovative Education Companies of 2019

Marketplace K-12

Teachers Pay Teachers has been named the most innovative education company in 2019 by the business magazine, and Girls Who Code won most innovative in the non-profit category. The post Fast Company Names Most Innovative Education Companies of 2019 appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 Augmented / Virtual Reality Coding educational games esports Fast Company Innovation Teachers