Sun.Dec 16, 2018

Making is in Our DNA

A Principal's Reflections

I have such fond memories of the time I had with both my grandfathers, albeit much too short as one of them was taken from us too soon. Each of them had such a great fondness for the outdoors, which influenced my decision to pursue degrees in marine environmental science and biology.

The Two Most Critical Aspects You Should Know To Succeed In Online Teaching

EdNews Daily

Welcome back to our “Teacher Feature Series,” where we chat with educators who work online across borders. Today, please read about Stuart Delony’s online teaching journey with HAWO American Academy. Stuart, thanks for joining us. Please tell us about you and your educational background.

The Easiest Ways to Measure Your Progress in School


Measuring your progress is quite important in one’s everyday life, especially if you want to figure out how well you’re doing at school. Progress measurement should be second nature to people who are trying to improve in a particular field. Unfortunately, not many people know how to measure progress properly or easily. This can lead people to make plenty of misjudgments about progress. If you put more effort into measuring your progress, you’ll be able to get consistent and accurate results.

6 Strategies For Teaching With Bloom’s Taxonomy

TeachThought - Learn better.

6 Strategies For Teaching With Bloom’s Taxonomy by TeachThought Staff Bloom’s Taxonomy can be a powerful tool to transform teaching and learning.

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.

A rural charter school splits an Oklahoma town

The Hechinger Report

Businessman Paul Campbell speaks before students at the Academy of Seminole, a charter school he founded in rural Oklahoma. Campbell said the “thesis” of the school is that “on day one of your ninth grade, literally hour one … we start talking about what you want to do with your life.”

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OPINION: Cognitive science suggests children develop phonics skills in different ways

The Hechinger Report

. Cognitive science can tell us a lot about how students learn to read. Reading failure affects more than half of U.S. students, contributing to a persistent achievement gap. The time to learn about that science and put it to better use is now.

Focusing on Individual Moments and Recognition of Staff

The Principal of Change

The best administrators I have ever worked for were always great with emotional intelligence, yet not always stellar on “policy.” ” The former matters more than the latter because policies don’t matter if the culture in the building is subpar.

Academics and Tech ReCap from Across the Web, w/e 12-15-18


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. As 2018 draws to a close, edtech continues to be. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

Some Helpful Twitter Tools for Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

As a microblogging and social networking platform, Twitter provides endless possibilities for teachers' professional development. From attending world EdTech conferences through the use of more

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.

5 questions students should ask about media

eSchool News

Do your students love to take and edit photos to post on Instagram? Are they obsessed with watching (or maybe even becoming!) YouTube celebs? Do you want to help your students learn how to spot a stereotype on a TV show? Or how to identify bias in a news article?

Applied Learning in a Test-centric World

Tech Helpful

It was 1990 and I was one semester away from graduating with a degree in Accounting. I was taking Tax Accounting in the summer and everyone knew that was crazy. Taking one of the hardest classes in my major in a 6-week class was no joke. I felt like I never left the library that summer.

The story of a magical musical app

eSchool News

In the midst of the ed-tech revolution, teachers are need to make informed decisions about what brings value to the classroom.

Themes This Year: School Culture, Student Behavior And Inspirational Teaching


Looking back at the most popular articles published on MindShift offers an interesting glimpse into the concerns, aspirations and focus areas for educators. Every year is different; sometimes readers favor outlier ideas or something inspiring that caught the collective fancy.

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.

Technology Makes Accessible Possible in Inclusive Classrooms

The Innovative Educator

If you are an innovative educator, than you know that you serve students with varying abilities and learning differences. Some are visible, like a person in a wheelchair. Some may not be visible such as a person who is colorblind. Some have varying levels of visibility such as someone on the autism spectrum. Some may progress and become more visible over time or as you get to know the student.

A Good Tool Students Can Use to Mock Up Social Media Profiles

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Profile Publisher is an excellent tool from ReadWriteThink. It allows students to create fake profiles on social networking websites and online newspapers and magazines. Students can use this more

Kids Are Telling Us: ‘We Value Caring Teachers’


The 2018 State of the Kid survey by the Highlights organization reveals appreciation for teachers is increasing among kids aged 6-12. And tweens are finding their voice and aspire to use it for change. But areas of concern remain, explains Editor in Chief Christine Cully. Articles Student Voices 2018 State of the Kid survey active listening Christine French Cully Editor in Chief Highlights for Children kids' concerns student survey teacher appreciation upstanders

Watching the Gray Area: A Focus on Academic Integrity


?How Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis? IUPUI) is teaching first-year students about academic integrity in creative and meaningful ways


Key Elements for Successful eLearning Projects

Discover how this rapid development process creates engaging, custom learning solutions on a timeline that works for you, why a strong learning culture is important, and how to showcase your Return on Learning (ROL) using data to tell the story.