Mon.Oct 07, 2019

How to Empower Teachers

The CoolCatTeacher

Evan Robb on episode 566 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Administrators can empower teachers and principal Evan Robb shares some of the techniques. Evan is author of The Ten- Minute Principal and The Principal’s Leadership Sourcebook: Practices, Tools, and Strategies for Building a Thriving School Community. Listen to the Show Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here. Subscribe to the Show Get Credit!

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October is National Bullying Prevention Month

Ask a Tech Teacher

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Any adult knows that bullying is no longer relegated to the playground or the neighborhood. It now regularly happens in the cyberworld. Kids don’t expect that and often don’t know how to handle it. In October 2006, thirteen-year-old Megan Meier hung herself in her bedroom closet after suffering months of cyberbullying. She believed her tormentors’ horrid insults, never thought she could find a way to stop them, and killed herself.

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K-12 Esports Teams Can Give Students College and Career-Readiness Skills

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

The rise of esports teams at the K-12 level is highlighting the skills that these activities teach students to prepare them for life after high school. The post K-12 Esports Teams Can Give Students College and Career-Readiness Skills appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog Career / College Readiness collaboration esports Project-Based Learning teamwork

The Hows And Whys Of Learning Keyboarding Skills

EdNews Daily

With the rapid advancement of technology, keyboarding has become one of the most important skills in our modern world today. People who can communicate easily and quickly using modern tools will be a step ahead of the crowd in the future. . Before computers became an everyday part of life, handwriting was a crucial skill. As the world continues to evolve rapidly, people may not need a pen and a piece of paper to write down their thoughts and ideas.

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.

How Sustained Silent Reading Keeps Students Curious and Engaged


This article is part of the guide, What Does Reading Well Looks Like? “I I failed retirement,” chuckles Steve Gardiner during a recent conversation.

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Seven Tips for Developing a Digital Music Classroom


I live for the spine-tingling synth solo or the foot-tapping disco beat. Electronic music has not only motivated my music teaching, but also provided a reprieve from my everyday stresses. I see the same passion within my students when they share their favorite Imagine Dragons song or play me the melody to Megalovania (a couple hundred times). My students identify with the music they listen to and gain confidence when they’re given the tools to perform or re-create it.

Here’s why robotics education will help students for life

eSchool News

Much of today’s impactful teaching focuses on the “why” behind the concept being taught. When it comes to STEM concepts such as robotics, educators and students alike may wonder why they should learn robotics if they don’t plan to pursue it in college or the workforce. The answer? Robotics education will help students for life. Students are more engaged when they understand how classroom concepts apply in the real world.

OPINION: Kindergarten is more than preparation for first grade, and we need to take it back

The Hechinger Report

Kindergarten should not merely establish a springboard for success in upper grades. It is also the developmental foundation for mastery of content that is the focus of elementary, middle and high school. More K-12 schools are emphasizing the noncognitive skills that students can access throughout their schooling and careers. There is good reason to make this investment.

How one district handles student data privacy

eSchool News

Every school district is faced with a choice about how to protect student data. As districts have implemented more technology to support digital learning, student data privacy in schools has become a critical issue. It can be a huge undertaking to vet and manage the privacy policies of all of the online resources used in a district. Even with good intentions, most districts do not have adequate protection and are vulnerable to a data breach.

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.

What We Need to Unlearn and Relearn to Thrive in the Future


It’s common to opine about what new skills or competencies today’s students will need for the future. But Stavros Yiannouka believes there’s just as much value in “relearning” and “unlearning.” Those two words form the core themes of this year’s conference for the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE), where Yiannouka has been CEO since 2012.

K–12 Leaders Weigh Threats and Benefits of Increased Web Monitoring

EdTech Magazine

K–12 Leaders Weigh Threats and Benefits of Increased Web Monitoring. eli.zimmerman_9856. Mon, 10/07/2019 - 12:55. When students email each other about the adolescent hot topics of who likes who or to gripe about teachers, more people than they realize may see the messages. . That’s also true when the emails, chats or other online activity lean toward harm — either self-inflicted or against other students — including instances of cyberbullying. .

How 'Learning Experience Design' Helps Customize Online Courses at Scale


In keeping with the school’s long held tradition, the faculty at Boston College takes a “whole person” approach to education, helping students explore their intellectual, emotional, and spiritual development. Today’s faculty is also tasked with something the school’s Jesuit founders could not have imagined: deciding not only which courses are taught but how to teach them—in person, online, or through a combination of both.

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The Three Most Important Planning Documents That Guide Your School District


Welcome to the TeacherCast Educational Network. In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” we begin a series of podcasts that will help Tech Coaches create an effective Educational Technology Integration Plan. Join us each week of October 2019 as we deep dive into what goes into creating an EdTech Integration Plan and why it's the single most important document to guide all of our Digital Learning decisions throughout the year.

7 Benefits of Lesson Plans in the Cloud

What if teachers didn’t have to lug tons of paperwork with them to and from work? Having lesson plans available anywhere is just one of the advantages.

Harvard critic finds white jocks and rich kids get preferential treatment in admissions

The Hechinger Report

An expert witness who is a critic of Harvard admissions releases a new study finding white bias. Tara Garcia Mathewson/The Hechinger Report. Just before the October 2019 federal court decision upholding Harvard’s admissions policy that factors in a student’s race, a new analysis of the university’s applicant data revealed that it might not be black and Hispanic students who are getting the biggest preferences but rather privileged white students, especially white athletes.

Connecting Student Hearts and Minds


Bringing SEL to the Classroom One Connection at a Time. In today’s world of high-stakes testing, social-emotional learning (SEL) has provided a path forward in teaching the whole child. From classroom design, school culture and providing student agency and ownership of their learning, incorporating SEL concepts provides guidance and certainty in an often confusing and intense climate of learning.

Water Bottle Flipping – The Game

Teacher Tech

Play the Water Bottle Flipping Game I am a day late and a dollar short on this one. Water bottle flipping is no longer the in thing, but I suspect some students would enjoy the game anyway. Divide the class into 2 teams. Each team gets a water bottle. Each person in the class gets […]. The post Water Bottle Flipping – The Game appeared first on Teacher Tech. Gamification Google Intermediate Slides templates G Suite google GoogleEDU slides template

Connecting Student Hearts and Minds


Bringing SEL to the Classroom One Connection at a Time In today’s world of high-stakes testing, social-emotional learning (SEL) has provided a path forward in teaching the whole child. From classroom design, school culture and providing student agency and ownership of their learning, incorporating SEL concepts provides guidance and certainty in an often confusing and […]. The post Connecting Student Hearts and Minds appeared first on OnCUE.

Why Families Leave Schools

Do you know three of the biggest reasons families leave schools? Here they are – and what you can do about it.

Focus on the Doing of Social Studies, Not Just the Model


Is it possible to take the best parts of Madeline’s model and adapt it to a world that needs our students to be engaged, informed, and knowledgable citizens

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Here Is A Collection of Educational Math Apps for Elementary Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Here is the updated version of a visual we have been working on over this weekend. This is a collection of some good math apps curated from iTunes App Store specifically for elementary students more

Learning How to Teach Controversial Topics


Assigning The Hate U Give as a summer read for history and English eighth graders seemed like a slam dunk to Sarah Cooper and her colleague. Looking back, she weighs the experience to better understand how she can prepare to teach, and then lean into, difficult topics. Controversial Content Future of History controversial subjects eighth grade English Sarah Cooper social studies summer reading The Hate U Give

"Thinklets" Provide Path to Teaching Common Core Math Lessons


CueThink introduces students to "Thinklets," which are stepped-out solutions to math problems

How Online Admissions Affect Enrollment Rates

Discover the top five reasons your school’s admissions should be online.

Educational Math Books for Young Learners

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Math learning can be so much fun especially when it is contextualized in circumstances that relate to our everyday life. When kids see the direct application of mathematical thinking in their more

The Incredible Edible Egg Eggcyclopedia: Candling


This Eggcyclopedia is a searchable dictionary for all things having to do with eggs


What’s New ~ October 2019


myViewBoard for Windows adds two new features this October: Image search and Immersive Reader. myViewBoard Image search is here! Do you need images for your lessons? Use myViewBoard Image search. To use this feature: Launch myViewBoard for Windows. On the main toolbar, click the Magic Box icon. On the Magic Box toolbar, click the image icon. Type a few keywords related to the image you need. Press Enter, or click the magnifying glass icon.

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Curriculum Associates' New Program Helps Students Meet Newly Revised State Standards


Curriculum Associates has developed the Ready New York, Next Generation Learning Standards Edition

K-12 Private School Student Information System Buying Guide

Too many private schools are still using clunky, outdated systems, causing unnecessary stress and wasted time. That’s why it’s vital for them to invest in modern products and services purposefully designed for private K-12 education.