Mon.Jan 20, 2020

What’s Hot (and Not) in Google Classroom with Alice Keeler

The CoolCatTeacher

Dig into teaching practices with Google Classroom From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Google Classroom is a tool that can help build relationships between students and teachers. But not everything is perfect.

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Designing a Kinesthetic Station: Get Kids Moving in Math Class

Catlin Tucker

Can the Station Rotation Model work in a math class? I get this question a lot. I’ve coached math teachers who struggle to imagine designing their lessons using this model because the curriculum is so linear.

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169 Tech Tip #67: Check History in Your Browser

Ask a Tech Teacher

In these 169 tech-centric situations, you get an overview of pedagogy—the tech topics most important to your teaching—as well as practical strategies to address most classroom tech situations, how to scaffold these to learning, and where they provide the subtext to daily tech-infused education.

I Can’t Tell Them What They’ll Do (Classrooms, Justice, and Legacies)

The Jose Vilson

I arrive in my classroom every morning at around 7:20 am, 40 minutes before my students trickle in. The minute hand leans to the right while I drag my feet a few flights of stairs, coffee in hand, lesson plan in mind.

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.

50 Sites & Apps for K-12 Education Games

techlearning

Game-based learning is a great way to integrate technology into the classroom while engaging kids with real learning

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Standards-Based Grading: Hope vs. Reality

Edsurge

Standards-based grading (SBG)—or competency-based grading—measures student progress relative to specific learning standards. This system of evaluation isolates the learning of content and mastery of skills from other factors, such as behavior.SBG takes on many different forms across the country.

Assessing Students Over Time and Also Saving Teachers’ Time

edWeb.net

Now educators can make their instruction more effective and provide practice linked directly to progress monitoring and formative assessment results using free digital tools from Microsoft.

How to Keep Class Sessions from Running Short (Or Going Too Long)

Edsurge

The following is the latest installment of the Toward Better Teaching advice column. You can pose a question for a future column here. Dear Bonni, How can I design my class sessions to fit the available time?

The learning effect of air quality in classrooms

The Hechinger Report

Hotter classroom temperatures and polluted air are affecting children’s brains at school, according to a new body of education research. (AP AP Photo/Nick Ut).

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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.

Close the Digital Learning Gap: How One District Tackled Tech Disparity in the Classroom

Edsurge

In 2014, Palmdale School District was experiencing a major digital divide.

OPINION: U.S. presidential candidates are finally taking disability rights in education seriously

The Hechinger Report

Advocates of disability rights are savoring the significance. “Regardless of how one feels about Buttigieg, the renewed focus on disability rights during the 2020 U.S. presidential election is already making them a mainstream issue.”

Why Reflection is Critical for Assessment

Reading By Example

I remember when one of my kids did not get the role they wanted for a play. Through tears, they explained to me why they felt they should have been assigned the part desired. I didn’t disagree, just listened.

Edlio Partners with Livingtree to Expand its Family Engagement Tools

techlearning

Edlio has partnered with Livingtree to add a family engagement solution to its suite of tools connecting schools with communities

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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.

Let Them Have Furniture

Kyle Pace

My team is very excited to be getting a completely new office space. I’m really excited too! It’s being finished as we speak and we will be in it by Spring.

Storillo: Great Platform for Group Writing Projects

techlearning

Storillo is a group writing tool that allows multiple students to simultaneously contribute to a single piece of writing

STUDENT VOICE: ‘Gender policing is leading to disaster for our trans youth’

The Hechinger Report

“I couldn’t decide between Mr. or Ms., so I’m just choosing Dr.”. This was my standard joke for breaking the news that I was returning to school for my doctorate. My friends were more shocked that I was going back to graduate school than in my saying that I was trans. For most of my professional career, my gender was just another aspect of my identity. I was seen as a human who worked hard, cared about kids and reflected on their leadership.

Printmakers A to Z

techlearning

Check out the etchings, lithographs and woodcuts featured in the virtual exhibition from Georgetown University's collection

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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.

The FCC Announced E-Rate Program Updates. Now What?

EdTech Magazine

After an extended period in limbo, there is more clarity about the federal E-Rate program and what K–12 districts need to know when submitting forms for the next application period and planning future networking needs. On Dec. 3, the Federal Communications Commission released its Report and Order, which includes important changes.

How to Integrate SEL into Our EL Classrooms

MiddleWeb

To help our English learners leave our classes and schools not only with greater language command but with more emotional control and awareness of others’ perspectives, Tan Huynh suggests storifying SEL, building social-emotional skills into lesson planning, and more.

How K–12 IT Leaders Shepherd Post-Disaster Regrouping

EdTech Magazine

A tornado decimated Goodman Elementary School in 2017, mangling the roof and strewing cinder blocks, insulation, furniture and other debris. The destruction of the Goodman, Mo., school forced the temporary relocation of students and school employees, and a subsequent regrouping to continue instruction that inspired the design of a new campus.

Buncee and Wakelet: Create, Collect, and Connect

Buncee

Buncee has always been proud to give students and educators the tools to create fun, interactive materials, and to share their knowledge in an engaging way.

The Ultimate 12 Step Guide For Choosing The Perfect Learning Management System

Picking the wrong LMS can cost you. Don’t settle for a disconnected, hard-to-use, expensive system that doesn’t meet your needs. Follow these 12 steps crafted by Lambda Solutions' LMS experts, and find your perfect eLearning solution!

How K–12 School Districts Push Back Against Hackers

EdTech Magazine

It looked like a typical email: a note from a former student asking a teacher for help with a Spanish assignment. But “the teacher opened it and clicked on the link, and we had a malware infection spreading across our machines ,” recalls Keith Bockwoldt, CIO at Hinsdale Township High School District 86 in Illinois. . This happened in early 2019, just two months after Bockwoldt joined the district’s technology services department.

4 steps to great customer service in your school

eSchool News

Although many in K-12 are cautious of comparing education to corporations, schools are in the business of educating students and preparing them for life. And one of the most important parts of any business is customer service.

FETC 2020 Touts Esports, Experts and Future of Education

EdTech Magazine

The 40th annual Future of Education Technology Conference is once again offering an opportunity to start the new year learning about the latest educational technology as well as related trends, strategies and best practices related to teaching and learning. . This year, the event will be held Jan. 14 to 17 in Miami.

A Series of Educational Videos to Help Students Learn about YouTube

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Over the last few months YouTube added a number of interesting features to enhance your youTube viewing experience and enable you to create great videos using YouTube Editor. For instance, if you.read more

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Leveraging Learner Variability to Elevate Equity in EdTech

Speaker: Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer & Executive Director, Learner Variability Project

In this webinar, Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer of Digital Promise, will share his insights into the modern boom in neuroscience and learning sciences research. You'll discover how much more we know now about how students learn - and how we can use that knowledge to create EdTech-enabled classrooms that can meet the diverse needs of all students.