Mon.Mar 11, 2019

Flipped Classroom 101: Challenges, Benefits & Design Tips

Catlin Tucker

The flipped classroom m odel shifts the transfer of information online and moves practice and application into the classroom. Classically, the transfer of information has occurred in class via lecture and practice has been assigned for homework.

Scratch and Makey Makey Across the Curriculum

User Generated Education

I love bringing physical computing into my classrooms: Physical computing means building interactive physical systems by the use of software and hardware that can sense and respond to the analog world.

What Educators Need to Know Right Now About Digital Citizenship

The CoolCatTeacher

Anne Collier on Episode 456 and 457 of the 10-Minute Teacher Anne Collier, Founder and Executive Director of The Net Safety Collaborative and SocialMediaHelpline.com , shares what we need to know about social media in this two-part series.

Here’s How to Encourage More Girls to Pursue Science and Math Careers

Digital Promise

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. Leer en español. Women remain underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM. In the field of engineering, for example, women earned fewer than 20 percent of doctorates in 2014. Such gaps, however, are not the result of differences in intellectual ability. Girls currently make up over half of the United States’ gifted student population.

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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.

Startup Life Is Uncertain. Here’s How to Remain Calm.

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Entrepreneurs must learn to live with risk and uncertainty every day. Here is something that can help. The post Startup Life Is Uncertain. Here’s How to Remain Calm. appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog Online / Virtual Education / Startups

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Why Elementary Schools Should Teach Kids to Play Poker

Edsurge

Maria Konnikova doesn’t buy the "10,000 hour rule"—that theory popularized by Malcolm Gladwell that it takes at least 10,000 hours of serious practice to become a world-class expert at an activity. She believes she’s found a way to short-circuit it, and it involves marshmallows and poker.

How to waste your time at an edtech conference in 7 easy steps

Ditch That Textbook

Last month I attended the TCEA Expo and Convention in San Antonio, Texas as a presenter and a super volunteer. I even had the pleasure of presenting in the room next door to Matt Miller! Being a presenter and volunteer, allowed me the opportunity to observe some key behaviors that lead to a wasted experience […]. Guest Blog conferences edtech edtech conferences educational technology getting the most out of conferences

Mind Mapping App a Versatile Classroom Tool

techlearning

Popplets allow kids to share and make sense of their ideas using words, images, drawings, and video

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3 Things K–12 Schools Can Learn from Remote Work Programs

EdTech Magazine

3 Things K–12 Schools Can Learn from Remote Work Programs. eli.zimmerman_9856. Mon, 03/11/2019 - 10:33. K–12 schools are assessing how to best use remote learning tools during snow days when it’s impossible for students to be in the classroom. .

Today’s Curriculum for the Higher Ed HR Leader

Speaker: Joseph Clay, Business Transformation Strategist at Oracle, and Jeffrey Haynes, Director with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

Today’s universities and colleges face many challenges ranging from reconciling financial pressures, to ensuring student success, to managing complicated workforce dynamics. One thing they all have in common: Their head of HR must align the HR function to best support the institution as it navigates this current landscape.

Research Uncovers An Important Link Between SEL and Course Outcomes

Edsurge

To Sam Moulton, Director of Research for Panorama Education , a student failing a course is a wailing siren, signaling deep academic and personal challenges. Moulton's work has centered on psychology, education and cognition.

Despite high costs, new poll shows most young adults think a four-year degree is worth it

The Hechinger Report

The Hechinger Report conducted a survey in collaboration with the APM Research Lab and APM Reports’ Educate team. To view the full results of the survey, visit APM Research Lab.

Teaching Coding to Kids: What Programming Language Should We Use?

Edsurge

One of the most common questions I get from teachers and parents is: What programming language should we use to teach kids to code? Is it important to always start with block-based languages like Scratch? At what age should they transition to text-based languages? And how do I choose between Python, Java or JavaScript? Having taught coding for almost 10 years to hundreds of students, I often present at conferences or run workshops for teachers new to computer science.

White County High School Georgia builds award-winning media program around NewTek products

techlearning

Harnessing the power of live video to drive engagement in education

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Research scholars to air problems with using ‘grit’ at school

The Hechinger Report

“Grit,” a best-selling book by University of Pennsylvania professor Angela Duckworth, may have swept parenting and education pop culture but research scholars say they are finding mounting evidence that it doesn’t add up. At least five studies published in peer-reviewed journals in the past two years have identified problems with the notion of grit, which Duckworth defines as a combination of perseverance and passion, and how important it is for academic success.

Easy Peasy Guide to Capturing & Sharing Links to Screenshots

techlearning

Here are some easy ways to capture and share screenshots of accomplishments

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When His Roster Outgrew His Classroom, This Prof Mastered Modular Online Curriculum

Edsurge

It was an unanticipated scheduling issue that challenged Dr. Bruce Robertson to completely redesign a classroom course to fit an online/in-class hybrid format—in just two weeks. Robertson has long believed that the linear approach to teaching may not be right for everyone. Right before the start of the Fall semester in 2002, Robertson learned that the 400-seat movie theater that held his Principles of Marketing class at San Francisco State University would no longer be available.

ViewSonic Announces Partnership with Hiperwall

techlearning

Since 2008, Hiperwall has simplified the implementation of a flexible and expandable video wall software solution

4 ways I make learning fun in the classroom

eSchool News

As a middle school Spanish teacher, my #1 goal is to have my students fall in love with learning a language the way I did in middle school. When learning a second language, it’s important to teach reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills.

Math Is Fun: Pi

techlearning

Pi is written using the greek symbol

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Can Technology Help Students With ADHD – Or Just Add More Distraction?

EmergingEdTech

Image Source With the rising prevalence of ADD and ADHD, as well as other sensory processing and learning complications, it’s natural for educators to be concerned about students’ well-being. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!]. Special Needs Students

How I empowered my students to love learning

eSchool News

Metal detectors, panic alarms, and active school shooter drills are often what come to mind when the education community first thinks of school safety.

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Mississippi in the bottom tier of states in supporting babies and toddlers

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!

An App To Help Students Practice Social Skills

TeachThought - Learn better.

Overview A basic app to help students 4+ to practice what is ‘appropriate’ or not in certain social situations Platforms: iOS:iPhone iOS: iPad Android Cost: Free with in-app purchases Developer Description The “Say It… Or Not?” app helps children with autism understand and practice what to say… and what not to say… in real-life […]. The post An App To Help Students Practice Social Skills appeared first on TeachThought. Life Technology Apple Apps

OPINION: How one liberal arts college is pushing students to up their job game

The Hechinger Report

. Like many places in the United States, southeast Wisconsin doesn’t have enough trained individuals to fill open jobs.

Vernier Software & Technology Helps Educators and Students Celebrate Brain Awareness Week

techlearning

Vernier has compiled a collection of slides highlighting real-life images of brain tissue, in addition to providing tips to help teachers incorporate these slides into their lessons

Putting UDL to Practice for Increased Engagement in a Standards-Based Learning Environment

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

With abundant access to data, schools can personalize learning to help each student demonstrate success in a standards-based. learning environment.

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Benefits of Adding Gamification to Your Classroom

Fractus Learning

Teaching isn’t a game; neither is learning. Playing games, however, is fun for young and old. With technology advancement, video games have become the norm in most households—adults and children. What if gamification principles can help […]. Classroom How To

3 Things To Think About When Building Your Tech Coach Brand

TeacherCast

Are you looking to take your Tech Coaching to the next level? Check out our latest Ask The Tech Coach Podcast to learn our 3 most important tips for creating your Tech Coach Brand!

Best Student Laptops 2019

techlearning

This guide offers detailed specifications, reasons to buy and links to best pricing

Emphasize Flexibility and Adaptability When Grouping Students

edWeb.net

The gifted group. The slow group. The behavioral issues group. Grouping in schools fell out of favor partially because educators—and parents—felt like kids were getting labeled and that groupings didn’t help students improve.

Dr. Borba’s Blueprint for Bullying Prevention

MiddleWeb

No single practice stops cruelty, but a combination of proven strategies used by committed staff trained in anti-bullying will maximize impact. Michele Borba outlines six rules that can help defeat the culture of bullying and replace it with the power of character. Articles Bullying Prevention anti-bullying policy bully bullying identification bullying prevention bullying response Michele Borba pro-social habits victimization

How Mastery-Based Learning Can Help Students of Every Background Succeed

MindShift

NEW YORK — At New York City’s Urban Assembly Maker Academy high school in lower Manhattan, two things immediately stand out. First, its teachers are rarely standing at the front of the classroom dispensing facts and figures for students to dutifully transcribe.