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Why aren’t more school counselors trained in helping students apply to college?

The Hechinger Report

Felicida Barajas, a counselor at Jurupa Valley High School, is passionate about helping students get to college. She often shares her own story of navigating higher education as a first-generation student. “I I knew I wanted to go to college but I didn’t know how,” she said.

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How It's Done: Using Learning Space Design to Enhance Education


If you build it, they will learn

3 steps to rethink failure

eSchool News

Failure can be a painful experience for anyone, but it is especially tough for teens who are still forming a sense of self. When people experience failure, they often report feelings of embarrassment, shame and depression. Teens can perceive it as a judgment – final, condemning and irreversible.

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Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Reimagining Internships for Adult Learners and a New Era of Work


By one estimate , more than 23,000 students graduated from coding bootcamps in 2019—up nearly 50 percent from the previous year. But how quickly they will land a job is unclear.

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How our district navigated ADA website compliance

eSchool News

When my district received a letter from the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) telling us that our website was under review for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), we were panicked.

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Teachers Can Transform Education if We Reinvent Professional Learning

EdNews Daily

By Thom Markham.

A weekly meetup aims to keep black male teachers in the classroom

The Hechinger Report

Spend the week with high school teacher and basketball coach Ed Bradley and you’ll likely hear someone ask him for help making a breakthrough with a challenging student. “As As a black male on campus, you fill a lot of roles,” he shared during a recent online meetup for male educators of color.

Leadership Requires Relationship Technology

EdNews Daily

By Mac Bogert. TANSTAAFL. The industrial revolutions—mid 18 th century, again in the early 19 th century— arrived on waves of new technology. The invention of the steam engine and the sewing machine transformed work, but that’s not all—the technological bounce affected everything.

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.

Digital Vocabulary Instruction That Works: Ditch The Lists


Write and highlight the word, write the definition, give an example… YAWN! Vocabulary is critical to learning, yet it is often done in drill and kill fashion. I was guilty of this myself.

6 Educational Tools to Enhance Interactive Learning

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Here are six of our favourite interactive tools you can use with students in your class. These are all tools created and shared by ReadWriteThink. Some of the things students can do with more

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Ditch The Lists: Digital Vocabulary Instruction That Works


Write and highlight the word, write the definition, give an example… YAWN! Vocabulary is critical to learning, yet it is often done in drill and kill fashion. I was guilty of this myself.

TCEA 2020 Best of Show Winners


From TCEA 2020, here are the best products as selected by Tech & Learning's panel of edtech experts

EdTech at School

This E-book is designed to support educators with case studies of education technology use at school.

Close the Achievement Gap: 5 Specific Strategies

EdNews Daily

By Barbara Blackburn and Ron Williamson. A key facet of instructional leadership is addressing and closing the achievement gap. There are two reasons that principals should lead the charge to close the achievement gap. First, it is the right thing to do. Every single child who enters our buildings deserves the right to learn and have the opportunity to succeed. Second, we are held accountable for closing the gap by the No Child Left Behind Act and by every state achievement initiative.

The Power of an Outside Voice – A Reflection on Professional Learning


Sometimes teachers need a change of voice and perspective to inspire them

SAMR Model Explained

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

With the pervasive use of technology inside our classrooms, pedagogical concerns related to the effectiveness of technology in transforming education and creating optimal learning experiences come more

edWeb 2020 Teacher Professional Learning Survey

edWeb is a professional learning network that provides teachers and all educators with free online professional learning communities and edWebinars. edWeb makes it possible for educators to participate in personalized, collaborative learning – anytime, anywhere.

6 eLearning Trends in Custom eLearning Solutions

Most digital learning trends focus too much on the "digital" and not enough on the "learning". It is not enough that content builders master available tools. We need a return to core learning fundamentals. Get Inno-Versity's eBook for 6 of the most important trends coming to digital learning.

Why and How to Use YouTube Video Essays in Your Classroom

Graphite Blog

Like many of you, I've done a lot of thinking about how we can better prepare students to be thoughtful, responsible, and critical consumers and creators. While I don't have all the answers, I've come to one conclusion: Media-literacy education must deal with YouTube.

#FactFriday: 25+ Resources to Advance Quality CTE Programs


States that act now to strengthen their career and technical education programs will set up their local economies, employers and students for long-term success. And Excel in Ed’s resources can help states do just that.

Best Practices for Ensuring Data Security in the Cloud

EdTech Magazine

Cloud solutions offer virtually limitless potential to educators. From interactive learning management systems to parent communication portals, cloud-based technologies provide state-of-the-art educational tools without the large investments required to build and maintain technical infrastructure. It’s no surprise that schools and districts around the nation are quickly embracing these tools as the future of educational technology. These benefits do come with risks, however.

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Vote for the 2020 Barrow Peace Prize

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Each year our 2nd graders work on a project called the Barrow Peace Prize. Every student researches one of four people from black history and gathers facts from PebbleGo, Britannica, books, and a few other online resources.

Teachers’ Guide to Plagiarism

This article provides teachers with a step-by-step guide on how to handle plagiarism in the classroom: it examines the definition of the term "plagiarism" and its types with examples, describes common reasons students plagiarize, and provides tips for teachers to detect and prevent plagiarism among students.

How Smart Buildings Are Helping Schools Go (and Save) Green

EdTech Magazine

The School District of Osceola County’s magnet high school NeoCity Academy , which opened in fall 2019, is arguably a modern marvel. Power comes from a solar array. Sensors monitor indoor air quality and energy use, which are managed through a building automation system. Energy-efficient LED lighting provides illumination throughout, while cameras and access control cards help ensure security. It’s billed as the state’s first zero energy–consumption K–12 building. “We

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Tips for Evaluating and Implementing Formative Assessments


As teachers, we strive to help all of our students meet learning goals and expectations. So how are we able to tell if a child is learning? As you know, we can’t wait until the end-of-unit exams or the yearly standardized tests to see what students learned.

We Love Giving You Back Valuable Time for Teaching


We’re constantly updating our solutions to help educators focus on teaching. Recent changes to SymbolStix PRIME and Positivity add new, time-saving capabilities for customizing activities and behavior strategies.