Mon.Jan 21, 2019

Virtual Valentines and 2 Other Cool, Easy Collaborative Ideas for Teachers

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Dyane Smokorowski talks about Virtual Valentines, the Awesome Squiggles Project, and a fun trip with teachers to the San Diego Zoo this summer.

The surveillance of our youth

Dangerously Irrelevant

Like many school districts, the Southeast Polk School District in Pleasant Hill, Iowa monitors the Web usage of its students on district-provided computers for inappropriate activity.

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3 ways to incorporate the 4 Cs into any class

Ditch That Textbook

Technology has changed every aspect of our lives. Friends are at our fingertips and you can binge watch countless shows and movies without even leaving your couch. We as a society are exposed to more content and diverse ideas than ever before. So how does this affect education? If students become proficient communicators, collaborators, creators, […]. Guest Blog 4 c's collaboration creativity edtech educational technology four cs

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Part 4: Over 150 STEM Resources for PBL and Authentic Learning… Math

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to number four in a series of four posts bringing you over 150 amazing resources for STEM education. I hope you enjoyed my thoughts of STEM being a Verb a few posts back. You will also find posts filled with resources including Science , Technology , and Engineering in STEM.

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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.

Is Creativity a Skill?

Edsurge

Are you creative? How would you know, or convince your boss? According to a new LinkedIn analysis of member profiles, creativity tops the chart of soft skills that employers are looking for. A skill is loosely defined as the ability to do something well.

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Q&A: Kelly Young on Tech's Role in Learner-Centered Education

EdTech Magazine

Q&A: Kelly Young on Tech's Role in Learner-Centered Education. eli.zimmerman_9856. Mon, 01/21/2019 - 13:49. Many K–12 educators are pushing back against traditional education models, advocating for learner-centered education , which puts study into the hands of students.

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Recessionary cuts in public education restored by 2015-16

The Hechinger Report

National Center for Education Statistics blog, December 2018. In a December 2018 report , the U.S.

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Art. So Much More than Something Hanging on a Wall

techlearning

We often forget how powerful the arts can be in connecting our kids with social studies content and big ideas

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It’s Here–the High School Technology Curriculum!

Ask a Tech Teacher

The High School technology curriculum prepares students for their college-and-career future not by teaching widgets and programs—though that happens—but by showing them how to use the tech they have acquired throughout their education. How do they decide what program works best for what inquiry?

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.

Blended Learning and the Keys to Academic Achievement

techlearning

In my opinion, one of the keys to academic achievement is active student learning. Research tells us that personalized, collaborative, and connected learning experiences enhance student engagement, in turn, driving student success.

More Students Are Becoming Activists. Teachers Can Help Strengthen Their Voice.

Edsurge

Clara immediately stood out as a different sort of high school student—and yet, she was a type of different I have started to spot more and more. When I first encountered Clara, she was applying to the feminist pre-college program I direct at Tulane University called Newcomb Summer Session. Her application essay opened with an anecdote from her sophomore English class: She noticed that every author on the class reading list was a “dead, straight, white male,” as she summarized it.

How Chinese Families Celebrate The New Year & Classroom Resources

EdNews Daily

How The Chinese Celebrate The New Year (With Student Resources Below). China, the world’s most populous country and its 1.5 billion people are all set to welcome the New Year with lunar fun-firecrackers, lanterns, parades, and everything all-red.

Why Teachers Turn to Tutoring

Edsurge

Employment prospects and annual salaries for classroom teachers have reached all-time lows, with new teachers receiving an average of $38,617 in 2018—less than in the 1990s. And while turnover varies widely by state, the percentage of teachers leaving their jobs before retirement age is high. Because of low salaries, those in teaching roles are 30 percent more likely than other professionals to have a second job. There’s a real demand for tutoring businesses beyond the big brands.

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.

8 ways to reduce device damage in 1:1 programs

eSchool News

As a technology user, I have over the years: Dropped and broken my phone’s screen. Spilled liquid on my laptop’s keyboard, frying the motherboard. Pulled the cord out a device, breaking off the connection. Pushed a monitor off my desk onto the floor.

Mental Health Awareness Starts with Teachers

CUE

For educators, mental health awareness is essential. Teachers are often the first line of defense for protecting children’s mental health. There’s much that educators can do protect the emotional well-being of young learners. However, the first step is awareness.

How to cut your bus disciplinary referrals by 67 percent

eSchool News

Several years ago, my school adopted a Positive Behavior Support Program (PBSIS) program.

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Stop Doing Things For Your Teachers … You’re the Tech Coach!

TeacherCast

Are you tired of doing everything for your teachers? Learn 4 ways to empower your adult learner today! The post Stop Doing Things For Your Teachers … You’re the Tech Coach! appeared first on The TeacherCast Educational Network. Ask the Tech Coach Tech Coach Technology Coaching

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.

Five Ways to Help Children with ADHD Develop Their Strengths

MindShift

What is it like to be a kid with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder? Children with ADHD often struggle academically, socially and emotionally. They may be disorganized, forgetful, easily distracted and impulsive.

Stop Doing Things For Your Teachers … You’re the Tech Coach!

TeacherCast

Are you tired of doing everything for your teachers? Learn 4 ways to empower your adult learner today! The post Stop Doing Things For Your Teachers … You’re the Tech Coach! appeared first on The TeacherCast Educational Network. Ask the Tech Coach Tech Coach Technology Coaching

How Do I Strengthen My Student Relationships?

MiddleWeb

The link between teacher-student relationships and achievement is getting lots of press. Michelle Russell agrees her math students thrive when they find her likeable. How to up her likeability quotient? Attending to student concerns, not just pacing directives, to start.

ReadyAI Launches AI-in-a-Box™, K12 AI Curriculum

techlearning

ReadyAI has announced the launch of AI-in-a-Box, a comprehensive AI education solution for K12 teachers and students

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!

Add color to your Think Exam panel! “Attractive themes” to brighten your assessments!

Think Exam

Think Exam, the leading online assessment software is a product of Ginger Webs, the company which prides in providing technology based testing and assessment solutions to the world of education.

Word Mania Online Literacy Competition Open for Registration, Practice

techlearning

Students around the United States are putting their spelling skills to the test in Word Mania USA online literacy competition

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A Walk to Avid Bookshop with the Student Book Budget Team

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Our student book budget team has made quite a long list of books to consider for this year’s student book budget purchase. So far, they have met with Capstone and Gumdrop Books.

bulb - HP Partner to Expand Access to Digital Portfolio Tools

techlearning

bulb Digital Portfolios announced its web application will be pre-loaded on screens of HP.edu devices giving students and teachers immediate access to the tool

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.