Tue.Mar 05, 2019

Why Teaching Languages Is Actually Very Important

The CoolCatTeacher

Diego Ojeda on episode 453 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast Diego Ojeda talks about why languages are still so important in today’s world. He also advocates for why we all need to learn multiple languages. Listen to the Show Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here.

5 Tips for Defining Unknown Words Using Context Clues

Catlin Tucker

Students encounter unfamiliar words all of the time, but few slow down to think about what they can learn about those unfamiliar words based on how they are used. The ability to define unfamiliar vocabulary is a life skill that teachers need to teach explicitly.

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Teaching Basic Cybersecurity Measures To Everyday People (For Parents of Digital Natives)

Ask a Tech Teacher

As one who manages way too many online accounts, I read this article from Ask a Tech Teacher contributor and CyberSecurity expert (retired), Sam Bocetta with interest. My checklist (green for good and red for ‘need help’): I’m paranoid about links and downloads.

A Shakeout Coming for Online Program Management Companies


With so many online program management companies offering similar services, many market observers agree: something’s got to give. Ten years ago, just three or four companies existed to help universities start online programs.

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.

The role of the LMS in designing personalized learning paths for students


Designing personalized paths for students is no easy feat. There are certain challenges that teachers encounter along the way, including finding the right technology to support personalized paths. But let’s rewind a little bit to see what we are dealing with here. First, personalized paths are part of a larger strategy for personalized learning (PL). Learning paths have been identified as a key component of PL , along with competency-based progression and flexible learning environments.

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Sometimes mindless, sometimes malevolent

Dangerously Irrelevant

Bill Ayers said: What we call education is usually no more than training. We are so busy operating schools we have lost sight of learning.

OPINION: From one white parent to another: Don’t pick schools because they’re selective and mostly white

The Hechinger Report

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6 fun programmable robots for K-12

eSchool News

Introducing a robot into the classroom is a surefire way to grab students’ attention–but robots do more than excite. When educators use programmable robots for K-12 learning, they’re helping students develop important skills such as critical thinking and teamwork.

“Stay out of my hair!”

The Hechinger Report

During a John Muir High School walkout protesting the school’s ban on durags on Wednesday, February 20, 2019, Dylan Wilson, 15, shows his 360 wave hairstyle, created after months of wearing a durag.

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.

All (or most!) of your district leadership questions answered

eSchool News

A leader is someone who has a certain amount of expertise in a field and actively shares their insights with those around them through writing, speaking, and acting. Leaders take pride in teaching others how to apply knowledge and reach their full potential.

The Evolving Role of Race in Children’s Lit, From ‘Harry Potter’ to ‘The Hate U Give’


Most people can recall a book that changed their life. For Ebony Elizabeth Thomas—as for many people who came of age in the 1990s and early 2000s—it was the Harry Potter series. Ebony Elizabeth Thomas. Source: University of Pennsylvania Thomas, now a professor in the Literacy, Culture and International Education division of the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education, was a 5th grade teacher in Detroit when she first opened a Harry Potter book.

Open Educational Resources


Open Educational Resources, or OER, are educational resources that are legally available for public use. As educators, it can be difficult to find good, usable content that is free and not protected by copyright laws.

OPINION: Educational Opportunity Programs help high-need students to thrive

The Hechinger Report

. Students from under-resourced backgrounds face a unique set of challenges — and solutions — and New York’s vulnerable students are no exception.

EdTech at School

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

Google Classroom Gradebook


Google Classroom is always evolving and Google for Education is always adding new features. The latest features added to the line up are Locked Quizzes and a Gradebook. Both of these features are in Beta, and you can sign up to participate in the beta here.

Learning How To Be Consistent With Your Podcast Recordings


In this episode of Educational Podcasting Today, Jeff sits down with podcaster Daniel Downs to discuss how to create multiple podcasts that hit a vastly different audience.

Modern Trends In Education: 50 Different Approaches To Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

Modern Trends In Education: 50 Different Approaches To Learning by Lisa Chesser, opencolleges.edu.au This post has been updated, slightly revised, and republished from a previous posting Education sprouts in many forms depending on how you look at it. Our views of what it should look like and how it should materialize depend on our value […]. The post Modern Trends In Education: 50 Different Approaches To Learning appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching Experienced Teacher

Edtech’s Blurred Lines Between Security, Surveillance and Privacy


A study by Northeastern University researchers suggests that schools are safer than they were in the 1990’s. But headlines about cyberbullying and school shootings have communities understandably on edge. One in 3 parents surveyed in a 2018 PDK Poll say they feared for their students’ safety—nearly three times the percentage in 2013. With safeguarding students’ online and physical safety as a top priority, schools are leaning on a variety of digital services.

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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.

8 Fantastic Ways to Find Anything in Google Drive

Shake Up Learning

The post 8 Fantastic Ways to Find Anything in Google Drive appeared first on Shake Up Learning. The Google Drive Advanced Search is a thing of beauty. My Google Drive is not the most organized, and I frequently rely on the search tool to find what I need.

At SXSWedu, a Principal Talks About Creating Resilient Students

Marketplace K-12

Mark Hurrie, a Boston-area principal, talked about his school's approach to improve student well-being, a subject of many discussions at the SXSW EDU ed-tech conference. The post At SXSWedu, a Principal Talks About Creating Resilient Students appeared first on Market Brief.

Seesaw vs. Google Classroom: What's the Best Management App for Your Classroom?


Seesaw and Google Classroom are both sleek platforms for organizing student work.

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Focusing on the Positive Possibilities for Our Students

The Principal of Change

I often talk about the words and images in schools and how often they tell people what “not to do” instead of focusing on what is possible.

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.

Post 1982 Penny Battery: Experiment in Withholding Information

Cycles of Learning

Pennies made after 1982 are ~ 95% zinc with a plated copper exterior. Thus, a penny contains two metals and can, if manipulated properly, be converted into a battery.

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Neuroscience and Resilience Take Leading Roles at the National ESEA Conference

MIND Research Institute

Attendees at the 2019 National ESEA (Elementary and Secondary Education Act) Conference braved the polar vortex in Kansas City, MO, with temperatures that dropped well below zero on January 30 – February 2.

Are You Ready for Generation Z

The Game Agency

Generation Z refers to the group born between 1995 and 2010 and currently represents the largest population sector. They make up about 24% of the population (compared to Millennials representing about 22%, Gen X at 19% and Baby Boomers at 23%). It’s estimated that Gen Z is at approximately 2.52 billion! Many of them have graduated from college and are looking for employment. Is your company ready?

Post 1982 Penny Battery: Experiment in Withholding Information

Cycles of Learning

Pennies made after 1982 are ~ 95% zinc with a plated copper exterior. Thus, a penny contains two metals and can, if manipulated properly, be converted into a battery.

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Custom eLearning: What to Consider as an L&D Manager

A custom eLearning project is an exciting opportunity, but any L&D Manager will also tell you it can be challenging. Inno-versity shares 5 points to consider before kicking off your project. These concepts are critical to addressing the most common pain points which, IF addressed, will ensure success.