Wed.Aug 21, 2019

Why Kindergartners Must Learn Technology

Ask a Tech Teacher

If you missed this article over at ReadiLearn , here are my thoughts about teaching technology in kindergarten: Why Kindergartners Must Learn Technology. When I started teaching technology almost twenty years ago, I taught K-8, three classes in each grade every week.

A Template to Help Students Tap Into Their Genius Potential

Teacher Reboot Camp

“Children are the most learning-hungry beings in the world.” ” – Ashley Montagu. This year we will be getting our elementary students (2nd to 5th) to explore their passions and interests with Genius Hour Projects.

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How to Give Teachers Choice in Professional Development

The CoolCatTeacher

Meredith Akers on episode 548 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Meredith Akers is a principal who has been using some unconventional methods of teacher PD.

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Making Success Real with Verizon Innovative Learning schools

Digital Promise

W.E.B. DuBois Academy opened its doors last fall as an all-boys middle school with an Afrocentric curriculum, the first of its kind in Louisville, Kentucky. Moreover, the new school also joined the fifth cohort of the Verizon Innovative Learning schools initiative.

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.

20 activities to “Bloom” with the new Flipgrid camera

Ditch That Textbook

Video is so easy to create in the classroom now. What used to take expensive equipment and advanced know-how can be created in seconds with devices we already have. Video is a rich medium for learning. Students can practice speaking skills, show their passion through their voice, and make learning visible. In summer 2019, Flipgrid […].

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Want to expand student access to opportunity? Design to expand their social capital

The Christensen Institute

Think about the last time you visited a new classroom. Perhaps you were there to check in on a friend or to pick up your child. Perhaps you were observing an exciting new pedagogical approach.

TNT EdTech Podcast: EduProtocols 2 with Marlena Hebern

CUE

TNT EdTech Podcast – we are now powered by CUE! In Episode 13 with Scott the Teacher and Matthew the Tech Coach we interview Co-Author of EduProtocols Book – Marlena Hebern!

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How Edtech Can Help Build a Blueprint for Real Change in K-12

Edsurge

There are over 132,000 school communities in the United States. Many have some innovative programs at their edges , but few have redesigned the core of school in a meaningful sense, or in ways that meet the needs of diverse learners, equity and a radically shifting economy.

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It’s a Long Game After All

Iterating Toward Openness

It’s a world of laughter. A world of tears. It’s a world of hopes. And a world of fears. There’s so much that we share. That it’s time we’re aware. It’s a long game after all. OER advocacy, like most work, is filled alternately with advances and setbacks.

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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.

Secret Weapons for PBL

CUE

Over the next several weeks, OnCUE will be introducing readers to some of the presenters who will be showcased up in Sacramento at this year’s Fall CUE Conference. These presenters want to give you a teaser of what to expect at their session – and hopefully inspire you to join them!

Students prefer edtech resources to parents when it comes to homework help

eSchool News

Smarter technology and edtech resources are helping students become independent learners and problem solvers, according to new research.

Stories from the Road to Data Interoperability

Digital Promise

Schools are drowning in data. As they adopt more and more technology to support students’ learning, more and more data is generated—and most schools struggle to use this data effectively to improve teaching and learning.

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Tell Your Students – These Professions are Hiring Big Time

EdNews Daily

By Charles Sosnik. Professional athletes and actors make big money, and those professions seem a lot more accessible to many young people than say, a computer analyst or someone working in the space industry. Last year, “The Rock” Dwayne Johnson made $119 million. Lebron made $88.5 million.

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.

Why college test prep is like Ironman triathlon training

eSchool News

It’s one thing to read about doing a triathlon or to watch one on TV; it’s another to dive into the water, hop on the bike seat, and hit the pavement.

Edtech Earnings Roundup: How 2U, Chegg, Instructure and Pluralsight Fared in Q2 2019

Edsurge

The latest quarterly earnings for publicly traded education technology companies was especially rough for 2U , which revised its loss guidance for the year and stated that it expected enrollment challenges to its core business of running online graduate programs with universities.

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Free Educational eBooks to Download

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Open Culture has this incredible resource of free ebooks to download and read at your own pace. This collection contains 800 eBooks covering works of fiction, non-fiction and poetry. You have.read more

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#AskExcelinEd: Back to School (Choice) 101

ExcelinEd

Thanks to determined families and courageous policymakers, more families than ever are going back to school this year with the ability to choose the educational setting that best fits their child’s needs.

EdTech at School

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

7 Good Tools for Saving and Bookmarking Online Content

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The web is a treasure trove of interesting resources to use for a variety of educational purposes. To leverage the educational potential of the web and be able to make the best of it in your.read more

OPINION: The lightbulb moment that helped students get free lunch when school’s out

The Hechinger Report

Across the country, students are returning to their desks and, often, their first free lunches since June. But in Providence, Rhode Island, more students than ever are coming back with their bellies full, thanks to an innovative program that began with one simple question posed six years ago: Why weren’t kids coming to the parks to get their free lunches during the summer? That’s what Ellen Cynar , director of Providence’s Healthy Communities Office, just couldn’t figure out.

The First 20 Days of Personalized Learning: Laying the Foundation

Education Elements

The back to school season is upon us.

20+ Creative Bulletin Board Ideas for Back-To-School

Prodigy

Back to school is a busy time: creating seating charts, setting out classroom rules, welcoming new students, organizing parent-teacher conferences, and getting students adjusted to a new grade. One thing you shouldn’t have to worry about?

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.

How Revising Math Exams Turns Students Into Learners, Not Processors

MindShift

Teacher Sandra Cover glanced up at the sound of cheers. Two juniors slapped their hands together in a triumphant high-five, like doubles players celebrating a tennis victory. In reality, the girls had just solved a proof on a trigonometry exam.

Six Tips for Choosing Tools that Encourage Student Voice

edWeb.net

When students feel like they are helping drive their education and have a say in their own learning, achievement thrives. That’s been a given even when education technology was only a pencil and paper.

The Never-Ending Quest for a Simplified SBG System!

techlearning

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How To Improve Parent Communication

Hubbli

You might not believe it, but on average, schools spend $36,000 per month, per 100 students, on managing parent communication. It’s hard to believe, but if you add up all the hours it takes the staff to send and collect information between the school and parents, it adds up quickly.

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.