Mon.Sep 09, 2019

Teen Genius Says “I Learned Nothing from Lecture”

The CoolCatTeacher

Gitanjali Rao talks about her learning journey on episode 556 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter She was named America’s Top Young Scientist of 2017 by the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge, with a patent-pending device to detect lead in water faster than any other current techniques.

Great Activities for the First Week of School

Ask a Tech Teacher

The first week of school is different from all others.

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Profession-Based Learning in the Classroom

Digital Promise

Personal productivity is an important skill for professionals in all industries. We in education are no different as we face an increasing set of expectations both in and out of the classroom.

National School Bus Safety Month


Did you know that September is officially designated National School Bus Safety Month from a unanimous U.S. Senate vote?

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 decline of civics

Dangerously Irrelevant

Danielle Allen said : No democracy can survive if its citizens do not believe that democracy is worth having.

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Teach Students to Think Through Problems — Not Google Them


Aswath Damodaran holds the Kerschner Family Chair in Finance Education and is Professor of Finance at New York University Stern School of Business.

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Scientific research on how to teach critical thinking contradicts education trends

The Hechinger Report

Critical thinking is all the rage in education. Schools brag that they teach it on their websites and in open houses to impress parents.

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How Technology Can Improve Physical Safety in Schools

EdTech Magazine

How Technology Can Improve Physical Safety in Schools. eli.zimmerman_9856. Mon, 09/09/2019 - 09:42. What solutions should school leaders consider for securing the physical safety and well-being of students and adults? .

Where do today’s teens get their news?

eSchool News

Today’s teenagers are turning away from traditional media organizations and are getting their news from social media sites and YouTube, according to a new poll by Common Sense and SurveyMonkey.

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.

Colleges Reinforce Inequality Rather than Social Mobility, New Book Argues


Guidance counselors who only steer you toward community college. University recruiters who never visit your high school. Relatives who are ambivalent or even hostile about your goals.

Can 15 minutes a day of online preschool help prepare a child for kindergarten?

The Hechinger Report

A child completes an activity on her kindergarten-readiness program, UPSTART. Hundreds of Mississippi Head Start graduates, starting kindergarten this year, participated in the home-based program as a part of a partnership to supplement the federal preschool school readiness goals.

How to Activate Referral Marketing for Your Private School


Let’s discuss referral marketing. Many private schools take a passive stance on referral (a.k.a. word of mouth) marketing.

With a teacher like me, ‘Would I have turned out better?’

The Hechinger Report

Nathaniel Albert supports a student at the beat-making station in teacher Alex Owens’ fifth-grade Innovation class at New Orleans’ Bricolage Academy. Photo: Jacob Carroll for the Hechinger Report. Two years ago, Nathaniel Albert walked into a first-grade classroom at Andrew H.

EdTech at School

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

Representation matters–and classrooms don’t have it

eSchool News

A diverse and inclusive education workforce can play a critical role in ensuring that students receive a robust, quality educational experience. But an alarmingly low rate of black male educators has researchers looking for ways to strengthen diversity and improve recruitment efforts.

Another Giant Tech Company Pays Record Fines: What Does it All Mean?

EdNews Daily

By Charles Sosnik. It hardly even registers anymore. Google and YouTube agreed to pay $170 Million for violating child privacy rights. There was a time when that might have meant something. But news of tech companies breaking laws and paying massive fines really have no meaning.

6 Things Tech Coaches Should Remember When Speaking With Building Administrators


Welcome to the TeacherCast Educational Network. Are you looking to start the school year off on the right foot? One of the best things you can do is to sit down with your building administrator and learn about their goals are for professional learning and digital classrooms.

Creating a Strategy for the future?

EdNews Daily

By Katherine Prince. Editor’s note: This is part one in a three-part series. Between the breakneck speed of technology’s advance and tectonic shifts in the job market, educators and learners can feel overwhelmed. But these and other changes are upon us and are likely to accelerate.

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.

What Is The 5E Model? A Definition For Teachers

TeachThought - Learn better.

The 5E Model promotes collaborative, active learning in which students work together to solve problems and investigate new concepts by asking questions, observing, analyzing, and drawing conclusions. The post What Is The 5E Model? A Definition For Teachers appeared first on TeachThought. Learning

Racism, Intolerance, and Teaching the Holocaust as a Current Event


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The Fast & The Curious – An EduProtocol Review


I finished my first week of teaching technology this past week and it’s been exhausting!

Let’s Talk! How to Stage Good Class Discussions


Students love to talk! And that's mostly a good thing, if teachers can harness the natural social drive of tweens and teens "and use it to pull the wagon of content learning through whole-class discussions." Try Rita Platt’s proven step-by-step map to discussion success.

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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.

Rocketbook Reusable Notebook Brings Handwriting & Drawing into Digital World


A Rocketbook is a reusable analog notebook where teachers and students can scan and send pages as PDF files to one or more destinations within the Rocketbook app


OPINION: ‘I’d filled out the FAFSA incorrectly, and I assumed it was the end of my education. It wasn’t — because my principal cared’

The Hechinger Report

My parents immigrated to the United States from Belize with a single purpose: to give their children educational opportunities that would break our family’s cycle of poverty. They spoke about college as an expectation, not an “if.” They wanted what every parent wants for his or her child, but they couldn’t navigate the system to make it happen. I knew my parents could not pay for college.

10 Engaging Math Games for Young Learners

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Engagement enhances optimal learning and students learn best when they are actively immersed in collaborative hands-on activities. One way to get students engaged is through game-based learning. more

T3 Awards 2019: Top Budget Drone


Drones are becoming more and more widely used in schools, for everything from teaching coding to physics lessons


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.