Sun.Dec 02, 2018

5 Ways to Help Kids of All Ages Code #HourofCode

The CoolCatTeacher

Brian Aspinall on Episode 396 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Happy Hour of Code Week. Here are your ideas to get started.

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Unleashing the True Potential of Video for Learning

A Principal's Reflections

The best job on the planet is that of a parent. I can’t begin to explain how awesome it has been over the years watching my kids grow up and being actively engaged in their lives. Sure, there are some lows along the way, but the highs are what bring so much joy and purpose into our own lives.

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OPINION: Election 2018’s winners include campus activism, diversity — and polarization

The Hechinger Report

. The country just got more politically involved — and polarized. College students caught and grew a blue wave that flipped the U.S. House of Representatives, governorships and state legislatures.

Reclaiming Our Calling; The New Book from Brad Gustafson

The Principal of Change

I heard this quote the other day (author unknown): What you don’t know is more than what you know. It was a reminder of the importance of growing and developing as learners, but also having humility on the journey.

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.

How to Build a Trauma-Sensitive Classroom Where All Learners Feel Safe


In the United States, 34 million children have had at least one adverse childhood experience (ACE) — ranging from abuse or neglect to parental incarceration or addiction. Children living in poverty are more likely to have multiple ACEs, compounding the effects of economic insecurity.

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Academics and Technology Recap from Across the Web, w/e 12-01-18


Informative, inspiring, or just plain interesting education and digital technology content from across the web, posted on Twitter over the past week and collected here to share with our blog readers. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

How to help students tackle technology overload (and other useful skills)

eSchool News

For this week’s #BloggerMondays share, I am highlighting the great blog of Jennifer Casa Todd. Casa Todd, a teacher-librarian, in Ontario, Canada, is a great resource for all educators due to her work supporting K-12 teachers in her district.

Some Very Good Tools for Clipping and Annotating Web Content

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

In today's post, we are sharing with you 5 excellent Chrome extensions you can use to clip and save web content right into any of the popular cloud storage platforms you use. In this way you will more

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What If My Middle Level EL Student Can’t Read?


Whether a student is an English learners or native English speaker, the strategies EL specialist Valentina Gonzalez offers will provide support for middle graders who are struggling to read text on grade level. Insight: Often we must help unlock the new language. Reading The Unstoppable ELL Teacher choral reading echo reading high frequency words read aloud reading strategies sight words sounds Unstoppable ELL Teacher Valentina Gonzalez

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.