Thu.Aug 22, 2019

Equity Programs in New York State

The CoolCatTeacher

Anael Alston on Episode 549 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Dr. Anael Alston is Assistant Commissioner for the Office of Access, Equity and Community Engagement in the New York State Education Department.

Learner Variability in the Classroom through Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

“I’m not just a math teacher; I’m a teacher of the whole child,” Bethany Orr, a fourth grade teacher in North Carolina and Iredell-Statesville Schools’ 2019 Teacher of the Year, reflected after earning a learner variability micro-credential on self-regulation.

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AR/VR in K–12: Schools Use Immersive Technology for Assistive Learning

EdTech Magazine

AR/VR in K–12: Schools Use Immersive Technology for Assistive Learning. eli.zimmerman_9856. Thu, 08/22/2019 - 08:25. In K–12, assistive learning can be a tricky beast to tackle.

Personalized professional development keeps teachers learning

eSchool News

When most teachers receive professional development regarding a technology tool, they are often provided a “this is how you use this” workshop.

SplashLearn Makes Learning Fun and Creates Fearless Learners

Loved by more than 30 million kids, SplashLearn is a game-based learning program that creates engaging learning experiences to nurture a generation of fearless learners. SplashLearn is the fastest growing elementary school math program in the US, used by more than 440,000 teachers in about 77,000 schools across the United States.

5 Top Management Tips in the 1:1 Classroom

EdTechTeam

With 1:1 technology access now the norm, classroom management around devices is another piece of the planning. We hope these top 5 tips will help you to maximize learning while minimizing distractions in your technology rich, student-centered classroom. Focus on Relationships.

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What’s the State of Innovation on Campus? We Asked the Leader of a Mega-University’s ‘Sandbox’

Edsurge

A small but growing number of colleges have created offices charged with leading innovation efforts on campus. At Southern New Hampshire University, officials call it a “sandbox.”

Teachers who Keep the Focus on Students can Inspire Success and Change the World

EmergingEdTech

Let's Talk Student Centered Learning and Teachers Who Care. Changing the World One Student at a Time. It's been over 10 years now since I became CIO at The College of Westchester and started my first. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

In a Changing Career Landscape, Employers and Workers Need a New Social Contract for Retraining

Edsurge

There’s a growing consensus that today’s economy is increasingly defined by the need for continuous learning. What hasn’t been worked out is who should bear the responsibility for this ongoing re-training—the employee or the employer, or some mix of the two?

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4 Keys To Sustainable School-Wide PBL

TeachThought - Learn better.

4 Keys To Sustainable School-Wide PBL by Drew Perkins, Director of TeachThought PD How can we create a sustainable PBL implementation plan? That’s the question we use to help school leaders lay the foundation for introducing and growing project-based learning in their school or district. Inherent in that question are the questions about quality that […]. The post 4 Keys To Sustainable School-Wide PBL appeared first on TeachThought. Project-Based Learning

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.

5 assessment trends to track this year

eSchool News

The new school year has already started in some states, and students will return to classrooms over the next few weeks in other states. As the new year kicks off, there are a few assessment trends educators will want to track.

New Ideas to Welcome Students Back

techlearning

Going back to school is an exciting time, and it's essential teachers create a warm and welcoming culture until the day students walk out for summer break

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Indiana students GEAR UP with STEM

eSchool News

Let students choose their favorite topics to study and then seek out the best hands-on STEM curriculum and activities that meet the students’ interests.

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Magic Paste!! Control Shift V

Teacher Tech

Paste Special with Control Shift V When you copy and paste off the internet… it messes up your document. It pastes the formatting from the internet and doesn’t match what you had. Strip Formatting Normally you paste with Control V. Try also holding down the SHIFT key with that.

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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.

Handshake, an Online Career-Services Startup, Opens to (Nearly) All Undergrads

Edsurge

Statistics about the higher lifetime earnings and lower rates of unemployment that come from earning a bachelor’s degree may feel like cold comfort to a college senior searching for her first professional job. Her university career center seems like a likelier source of reassurance and guidance.

Big Impact from the Smallest Interactions

The Principal of Change

I was listening to a student who had struggled in school share an important story. She shared that every single day she was in school, a teacher, who had never taught her at any point in her academic career, would say “hi” to her and address her by her name.

Educational Android Apps for Students with Special Needs

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The chart you see below is an updated collection of some good Android apps we curated from different sources (see links below) to help individuals with special needs make the best of.read more

20 Writing Lessons to Build Empathy and SEL

MiddleWeb

Creating Strong Kids Through Writing is an easy-to-use book of 20 fully resourced lessons lasting 30 minutes to help adolescents grow socially and emotionally. Consultant Anne Anderson notes the lessons are not just for ELA classes and include topics in math and science.

EdTech at School

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

Academic Dishonesty from an Admissions POV

Turnitin

Admissions professionals weigh in on academic dishonesty and its impact on the admission process

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Practical examples of using edtech to successfully teach vocabulary

Neo LMS

The wide world of the internet has gifted us many vocabulary programs, such as Quizlet , Memrise , and Vocabulary.com. They’re a great starting point for the initial stages of learning new words.

A Reading Program That Starts With A Promise Parents Make To Their Kids

MindShift

On a summer afternoon, Ciara Whelan, a teacher at a New York City elementary school, knocks on the apartment door of one of her students in the Bronx. Melissa, the student’s mother, welcomes her guest with a huge platter of snacks — shrimp rolls and dill dip.

Awards of Excellence–Secrets to Success

techlearning

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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.

Some Helpful iPad Apps for Teaching World History

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Here is a collection of some great iPad apps we compiled specifically for history teachers. We have based our selection on World History collection in iTunes App Store and have also added some.read more

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Kids Experiment, Design and Build With SAM Labs

techlearning

SAM Labs is a programming site where students develop engineering skills by using SAM blocks and the SAM Space app to create, modify, or enhance designs

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Helping Students with Mental Challenges

MiddleWeb

From the classroom to the whole school, Dr. Myles Cooley's revised Practical Guide for Mental Health and Learning Disorders will help new and veteran educators understand specific student challenges and support kids affected by them, writes educator Elizabeth OBrien.

Aldine ISD Fall Technical Summit 2019 Announced

techlearning

The meeting will focus on the technical issues districts experience

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.