Mon.May 21, 2018

Linguistically Responsive Teachers

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Read the original version here. In schools across the United States, the presence of English learners in mainstream classrooms is commonplace.

ACE Mentor Relationship Building with Google Drive and Google Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Stephanie Goldman on episode 316 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Stephanie Goldman and her first-year mentee Lindsay George have used Google Drive and Google Classroom to supercharge their mentor/mentee relationship.

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3 Ways To Differentiate In Project-Based Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

Grow 18: On July 12, 2018 a great opportunity to attend an interactive learning session on how to effectively differentiate in Project-Based Learning. This article is a taste of the deeper exploration and learning about meeting the needs of all learners in a PBL unit.

Two studies point to the power of teacher-student relationships to boost learning

The Hechinger Report

Two studies on elementary schools published in June 2018 point to the importance giving teachers and students plenty of time to form relationships. Students may learn more. Photo: Jamie Martines.

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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.

Global Programming: Design Experiential Education for Today's (and Tomorrow's) Students

P21 Blogazine

In 1974, a public-school teacher in Washington, DC named Sue Deerin had a bold idea. Recognizing the unique opportunity inherent in the hundreds of foreign missions that had planted their feet in DC, Deerin wanted to build a bridge between foreign diplomats and her students. Tapping into the network that her membership in the Washington Performing Arts’ Women’s Committee afforded her, Sue launched a program that connected embassies and her classroom for yearlong partnerships.

Speaking kids’ home language in pre-k could provide a lifelong advantage

The Hechinger Report

Specific compliments for newly gained skills decorate the walls in a Colorado Preschool Program classroom at Eyestone Elementary School in the Poudre School District. Photo: Lillian Mongeau.

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Guest Post: Classroom Management – Redirecting without Escalating

Larry Ferlazzo

Editor’s Note: I’ve invited my colleague Phil Taylor to write a series of posts on “de-escalation.” ” I’m adding this piece to Best Posts On Classroom Management. Phillip Taylor is an educator of 18 years.

How Helping Students to Ask Better Questions Can Transform Classrooms


Educators and parents have long known that curiosity is at the center of powerful learning. But too often, in the push to meet standards and pressure to stay on pace, that essential truth about learning that sticks gets lost.

Dress codes can’t cover for bad teaching

The Hechinger Report

Students at a charter school near Washington, D.C. Photo: Astrid Riecken For The Washington Post via Getty Images. “In In middle school, I had a dress code and they always dress coded people,” a Washington, D.C,

Video: John Lewis Commencement Speech At Boston University

Larry Ferlazzo

I’m adding this to The Best Commencement Speeches. video

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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.

12 tips for great speaking

Learning with 'e's

Photo by Tup Wanders on Flickr In my previous post , I reflected on 18 years of keynote speaking in academic conferences. I mentioned that I had spoken at over 250 international events in more than 35 countries. In nearly two decades, I guess you learn quite a lot.

Google Slides: Frayer Model

Teacher Tech

Frayer Model in Google Slides The Frayer model is a graphic organizer to help students make connections with vocabulary words. Here is a template in Google Slides. Template Individual or Collaborative Why open 30 documents when you can open one! Using Google Slides allows each student to add a slide, put their name in […]. The post Google Slides: Frayer Model appeared first on Teacher Tech. Google Intermediate Slides templates google slides template

“Four games for vocabulary development”

Larry Ferlazzo

Four games for vocabulary development is an excerpt from our book, The ELL Teacher’s Toolbox , and appears over at the British Council. You can see a list of, and links to, many of my previous British Council posts here.

Infographic: Top 10 Ways Toys Can Teach STEAM


The Toy Association has released a new report, “Decoding STEM/STEAM,” to help tackle the challenges, stigmas, and myths related to STEM/STEAM learning.


It Looks Like “Building Intrinsic Motivation in the Classroom: A Practical Guide” Will Be The Title Of My Next Book

Larry Ferlazzo

Building Intrinsic Motivation in the Classroom: A Practical Guide was the top vote-getting in the poll I did with blog readers, so it looks like that will be the title of my upcoming book. The book will be my tenth overall, and the fourth in my student motivation series.

New Research: Schools Using Technology for Greater Student Engagement


The majority of school districts are excited about what they are accomplishing with technology. While there’s still a technology gap in many schools, it’s a gap that up-to-date projectors, large displays, better networking/connectivity solutions, and teaching software can fill.

#DISRUPTTEXTS Looks Like An Exceptional Resource Where English Teachers Can Learn & Contribute

Larry Ferlazzo

I’ve been seeing some pretty impressive tweets lately with the #DISRUPTTEXTS hashtag, and was thrilled to learn that it has a website.

STEM Sims Let Kids Explore Topics From Algebra to Zoology


ExploreLearning Gizmos Vast array of science and math simulations impresses Pros: Gizmos are simple to use, cover nearly every topic in math and science, and come with an array of supportive resources and assessments.


OPINION: Technology, stupor and the future of liberal arts colleges

The Hechinger Report

liberal arts education can be a transformative experience, but only if a student is awake to its nascent possibilities. And, being awake to education in this way is becoming increasingly difficult.

8 Tips for Quality Posts During Conferences & Events


The school year is ending and for many innovative educators that is when their own learning begins as they hit local, national, and international conferences and events like the #NYCSchoolsTech Summit , Building Learning Communities , or International Society of Technology in Education Conference.

Depressing Statistic Of The Day: Majority Of Teens Worried Shooting Could Happen At Their School

Larry Ferlazzo

A majority of U.S. teens fear a shooting could happen at their school, and most parents share their concern is a report from The Pew Research Center. You might also be interested in Not Very “Best” Lists Of The Week: Gun Violence. social studies

Write Out with Us this Summer: Place-Based Making with NWP/NPS

Educator Innovator

Writers reside inside internal landscapes. They traverse the contours of stories and poems, learning and understanding. They turn pen on paper and characters on screens into art. They write for themselves as much as for the world. This summer, we hope to encourage you to take your writing and teaching self outside, into the natural wonders of open landscapes and historical spaces, and explore through the eyes of connected teachers, connected learners, and connected park rangers.

“This School Year’s Most Popular Q&A Posts”

Larry Ferlazzo

This School Year’s Most Popular Q&A Posts is the headline of my latest Education Week Teacher column. It shares a list of the 10 most popular posts over the last 10 months. Here’s an excerpt from the number one most popular post of the year: ed tech digest

How to Make a GIF in 3 Easy Steps

Nick's Picks for Educational Technology

How to Make a GIF in 3 Easy Steps GIFs Are Everywhere As succinctly stated in this Smithsonian article, “Thanks to the humble GIF, no emotions are too big or small to capture in animated image form.” Why just have your students copy other people’s GIFs when they can make their own in less than.

Bring Wonder Back into Your Classroom with TeacherGaming


Your students know it, science knows it: video games are a naturally engaging, entertaining and personalized way to learn. But how can you tell which ones are educational enough? Which ones fit your curriculum? And most importantly, which ones are actually fun?

Is joy the main event at your school?

Reading By Example

When we work in a school, especially at this time of year, we all have much to think about and do. It is easy to get lost in the ‘to-do’ lists and lose track of the ‘why we became educators’ in the first place. Now is the perfect time to pause. When we pause to celebrate all that is around us, it refuels our minds, bodies and hearts so that we can walk these final steps with joy. In the final weeks of school it is more important than ever to pick joy back up.

IMS Global Learning Consortium Announces 1EdTech Initiative


How do Mississippi’s requirements for instructional time compare to the rest of the country?

The Hechinger Report

Mississippi requires 180 days of instruction each year. Photo: Jackie Mader/The Hechinger Report. Mississippi is in line with the majority of states in requiring at least 180 days of instruction time each school year.

EducationPlus Extends Relationship with Discovery Education, Reaffirming 10-Year Commitment to Dynamic Digital Learning Environments


–Renewal of Long-Term Partnership Ensures 58 Member Districts Continued Access to Award-Winning Digital Content from Discovery Education- Silver Spring, Md.

Digital Signage Growth Helps K–12 Schools Get Their Messages Out

EdTech Magazine

Digital Signage Growth Helps K–12 Schools Get Their Messages Out. jena.passut_7651. Mon, 05/21/2018 - 09:49. Cluttered bulletin boards, garbled loudspeaker announcements and missed memos are becoming a thing of the past as a growing number of schools turn to digital signage. The tools make communicating with students, staff and parents easier, more effective and even less expensive.

Today's Newsletter: Can Tech Keep Students Safe?


School security unfortunately remains a popular topic in the Tech&Learning newsfeeds.

The Second Wave of MOOC Hype is Here, and it’s Online Degrees


In the past year or so there's been a flurry of announcements from the big MOOC providers involving new degree programs based around their online courses. Earlier this year, for instance, Coursera announced six new degrees , including the first-ever MOOC-based Bachelors. So far, ten universities have announced MOOC-based online degrees, and together they offer a total of 25 different degrees.


Free Digital K-12 Academic Standards Registry Announced


IMS Global Learning Consortium (IMS Global/IMS), the non-profit collaborative for educational technology innovation, impact, and interoperability announced a new collaboration among IMS member organizations to launch a free digital registry of state K-12 academic standards.

Four Classroom-Ready Tips to Boost Reading Engagement and Drive Learning


What leads to reading success? In my view, success with reading doesn’t follow from drill and kill practices that stifle interest and motivation. Rather, it follows from nurturing a love of reading and closing the reading engagement gap—the discrepancy between how students engage with modern digital content and how they engage with traditional texts in school. Studies show that for students to remain engaged, they need texts that reflect their personal experiences.

Projector Displays vs. Flat Panels– There is a Clear Winner


The projector is such a vital piece of hardware that it’s difficult to imagine a classroom without one. And in recent years, projector technology has significantly improved with lamp-free models that extend product life and require minimal, if any, maintenance.