Thu.Feb 14, 2019

Ask Yourself, Why Am I Grading This?

Catlin Tucker

“If I don’t grade it, students won’t do it.” ” This reasoning leaves teachers with piles of work to grade, but I wonder how much of that time spent assigning points to student work results in improved student performance.

5 Ways to Battle Burnout

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Tired teachers need strategies to stay refreshed and feel good. Today, we talk about battling burnout.

The very best videos on the future of education

Neo LMS

YouTube may be a rabbit-hole of clickable memes and fun compilations, but it’s also home to some essential watching for teachers and parents looking to understand not only key EdTech trends, but also the nuances of current K12 and higher education debates.

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Developing Edtech Products to Support Learner Variability

Digital Promise

Each learner presents a unique reservoir of skills and challenges that can change among subjects and situations, throughout the day and year.

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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.

Senator Alexander: Here are the building blocks for your new accountability system in the HEA

The Christensen Institute

In a recent New York Times op-ed , Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) outlined his three-part proposal for reauthorizing the Higher Education Act (HEA): simplify the FAFSA, restructure and streamline student loan repayment, and hold programs accountable for student loan defaults.

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Engineers Week — A Must for High School

Ask a Tech Teacher

Next week, February 17-23, 2019, is DiscoverE’s Engineers Week. Their tagline: “A week-long event, a year-long commitment” Do you wonder why anyone would be passionate about engineering? Forbes published three good reasons: The U.S. has approximately 1.6

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Going global with green energy

The Christensen Institute

The transition to green energy has never been more important.

New Global Survey Offers Snapshot of Technology in the Classroom in 2019

EdTech Magazine

New Global Survey Offers Snapshot of Technology in the Classroom in 2019. eli.zimmerman_9856. Thu, 02/14/2019 - 11:21. As K–12 educators prepare students for a world where change happens at a rapid pace, they use multiple tools to communicate lessons.

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Seven Steps to Ensure English Learners Aren’t Left Out of STEM

Edsurge

As demand for professionals in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields continues to surge , a significant population of potential workers is being left out of these career opportunities: English learners. This population is large and fast-growing, representing 4.6 million students, or about 9.4 percent of the school-aged population, according to a report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.

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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.

Failure: A Part of Learning

Tom Murray

Adam Bellow joins Tom for this #LeadershipMinute. Blog #LeadershipMinute Adam Bellow BreakoutEDU Failure

Apply now for the new HP Teaching Fellowship. Deadline: February 22.

techlearning

Digital Promise Global and HP team up to celebrate innovative middle and high school educators. Program includes attending the Digital Promise Challenge Institute this summer in Monterey

Check out these 10 AR apps for your classroom—coding not required

eSchool News

For teachers who have always wanted to use augmented reality (AR)—tech that overlays content on top of the real world—but haven’t had the chance to explore it, Jaime Donally has heard you.

SchoolBondFinder Hires VP of Sales & Marketing

techlearning

Rachel Wisnefski brings over 10 years of business development and education market experience to the position

6 lessons our district learned from our move to blended learning

eSchool News

Temple Independent School District (ISD), which is located north of Austin and south of Waco, Texas, has a very diverse student population.

From Consumers to Producers: Helping Kids Make Screen Time Meaningful

techlearning

Over Christmas break, I spent some time with my in-laws down in Ocean City. One of my favorite people to hang out with was there: my 3 year-old-niece. She is hysterical, 3 going on 16, and she loves to watch YouTube.

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Ed. Companies in Limbo as Florida Delays Curriculum Adoption Amid Standards Overhaul

Marketplace K-12

Florida has delayed its adoption of new instructional materials, a process that has huge implications for K-12 publishers. The post Ed. Companies in Limbo as Florida Delays Curriculum Adoption Amid Standards Overhaul appeared first on Market Brief.

It's Back - The Writing Bee!

techlearning

This year's event includes a middle school Writing Bee that will take place concurrently with the Elementary Grade Writing Bee

5 Reasons to Love Hyperdocs and Digital Lesson Design

EdTechTeam

Let me count the ways…Valentine’s Day has inspired countless poems throughout the ages. Poetry is a vehicle for creative expression and what better way to celebrate this Valentine’s Day with students but through digital lesson design and Hyperdocs.

Adaptive Learning Tool ALEKS Guides Kids Toward Math Mastery

techlearning

ALEKS is a self-paced, self-guided, self-contained math learning tool for students to use mostly within a classroom

How to Get VC Funding by Being a ‘Missionary, Not a Mercenary’

Edsurge

Evaluating the team running an edtech startup is the most critical step when considering investments, say two venture capitalists who will be coaches at the EdSurge Immersion Conference. Esteban Sosnik, a General Partner at Reach Capital, looks for early employees who are unified. The most important thing about any company is the team: their talent, their passion, their mission alignment, their ability to hire and to become leaders of the organization.

Lexia Learning Releases iPad App for Lexia PowerUp Literacy

techlearning

The entire Lexia Learning K-12 literacy portfolio is now available on iPad

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Learning From Mistakes but Not Allowing it to Hold Yourself Back

The Principal of Change

This article struck me on “self-compassion.” ” Here is a snippet: Many would jump to the conclusion that academic excellence is bolstered by self-esteem, which can certainly help.

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8 Great Educational Websites for Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The platforms we curated for you today provide a myriad of useful resources to help students gain important skills. These resources include, among other things, educational video tutorials,read more

Upload Multiple Events To Google Calendar Using This FREE Google Sheets Template

TeacherCast

Download a FREE Google Sheets Template to help you bulk import multiple events into Google Calendar. Available ONLY from TeacherCast Educational Network. The post Upload Multiple Events To Google Calendar Using This FREE Google Sheets Template appeared first on The TeacherCast Educational Network

Free Ebook: Demanding More from EdTech Evaluations

MIND Research Institute

Every edtech product has a study that says it’s effective. But what are the impact results of that study really saying? How meaningful is the difference between outcomes? And how do we know that difference is not due to chance? Changing the Research Conversation.

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Google Certified Educator Level 1 Toolkit (FREE Download)

Shake Up Learning

The post Google Certified Educator Level 1 Toolkit (FREE Download) appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Shake Up Learning 2019. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited.

Here Is A Very Good App for Creating Green Screen Videos

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Green screen is a cinematographic technique that allows video editors to add a variety of visual effects to their videos. These effects include : adding virtual backgrounds, superimposing subjects.read more

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Integrating Multiple Nonfiction Texts

MiddleWeb

Nurturing Informed Thinking is filled with practical and inspiring ideas to help students integrate multiple texts about a nonfiction topic. Both content area and ELA teachers will find this book a valuable resource, writes middle school educator Mary K. Marsh.

Happy Birthday!

SpeechTechie

Here at post 731, and next week is the 9 year Blogobirthday of SpeechTechie. Thanks for continuing to read! At a recent conference, I presented how play-based apps can be contexts for all kinds of language targets within an engaging context (e.g.

75 Ways to Be a Better Teacher Tomorrow

MiddleWeb

Annette Breaux and Todd Whitaker's concise, tips-packed book is a quick read with strategies that can easily be implemented tomorrow, says teacher leader Laura Von Staden. Among her favorites: "Leave One Compliment a Day" and "Ask Yourself Five Questions.".

Why Investing in Mobile Apps Is Beneficial for Business

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Phone applications are everywhere today. Almost every business that has assets for developing a mobile application tries to do this. In reality, however, this is not so. Statistically, only a small.read more