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Powerful Student Voices: Helping the World Understand Kids

The CoolCatTeacher

Leah Juelke helps refugee students tell their stories From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Leah Juelke, 2018 North Dakota State Teacher of the Year, works with EL English and Speech in Fargo, North Dakota.

169 Tech Tip #70 Visit Foreign Language Google Search

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.

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Teaching Fireworks: Why Zest Simmons Loves Teaching #LoveTeaching

The CoolCatTeacher

Zest Simmons on episode 626 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Zest Simmons is an award-winning AP English recognized for how she helps diverse students achieve excellence. In this episode, she tells her story for #LoveTeaching week.

Social-Emotional Learning (SEL): Helping teachers to address their children’s emotional needs

The Journal

Continuing with our blogs that investigate SEL (social and emotional learning), in this week’s post, we explore the role that the classroom teacher can play in helping our children develop those critically important social and emotional skills and habits.

Need Remote Learning NOW? Get Online Quickly & Easily With This Can’t-Miss Guide

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!

Is There A Downside To Obtaining A GED?

EdNews Daily

For almost all practical purposes, a General Education Development (GED) certification is equivalent to a high school diploma. The only possible drawback would be to put this undertaking off and to spend longer than necessary without it. Difficulty.

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The Dance of the Not Commons

Iterating Toward Openness

Last October Doc Searls gave the Ostrom Memorial Lecture for the Ostrom Workshop at Indiana University. In his lecture he carries on what I believe to be an incredibly unfortunate tradition. I’ll call it, “the dance of the not commons.”

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Google Classroom: The Latest Updates


Looking at the latest features

Another way to quantify inequality inside colleges

The Hechinger Report

caption here Chart from "Understanding Equity Gaps in College Graduation," Urban Institute, January 2020. One way to look at inequality in America is to notice how people of different races and ethnicities get sorted into different colleges.

Google Classroom: Click on the 2nd Icon

Teacher Tech

Use the 2nd Icon in the Feedback Tool In Google Classroom when you click on student work in an assignment it opens in the feedback tool. Sidebar The sidebar has 3 icons on the edge. The default is the files icon. This is where you can see what files students have submitted. There is also […].

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.

Instructional Shift

Reading By Example

I’d like your attention over here. Our tai chi instructor, in the front of the room, was referencing his footwork during the long form. We were practicing how to move side-to-side. He demonstrated while explaining as we followed his lead.

Learn to Empower Your Students to Find Their Voice: Explore Professional Development Resources from Speak Truth to Power 

Discovery Education

By Rita Mortensen, Educational Technology Coach, Verona Area School District . Discovery Education and Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights are providing the opportunity for teachers to access free professional development resources dedicated to empowering our students to find their voice.

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High-Adventure Science: Free Earth Science Lesson Plans


High-Adventure Science is a set of six modules focused on earth science topics


FREE Tech Coach Resources

Shake Up Learning

The post FREE Tech Coach Resources appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Are you an instructional coach, tech coach, or in another instructional leadership role? This page is loaded with FREE resources to help you and your teachers make an impact! Shake Up Learning 2020.

EdTech at School

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

Ansel Adams


Ansel Adams, famous for his black and white nature photography, was born February 29, 1902


Unique Get To Know You Questions For Kids And Parents To Share

Fractus Learning

When the conversation is flowing, you’re delighted as a parent because your kid is connecting with you. Your child is sharing with you what’s going on in their lives— their successes and failures, hopes and fears. [.]. Parents


8 tips to launch an esports program in your district

eSchool News

It may lack sweat equity, but it’s up there with even the most physically demanding of sports. Esports, the competitive side of video gaming, is exploding. And K-12 schools are buying in, because esports is not only fun, but also a viable educational tool!

Android Educational Apps for Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

If you are using Android devices in your instruction then you definitely need to consider the apps below. This is a collection of what we think are some of the essential Android apps to help you more

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.

How to eliminate common hiring bias by using online assessment software?

Think Exam

The recruiters are no robots and no matter how professional they are, still, bias has got the power to cloud their decision. To eliminate this drawback corporates are adopting the technology of online assessment software which is effectively countering the bias factor.

Science gets a boost from Challenge-Based Learning

eSchool News

A Challenge-Based Learning model pioneered by Apple is now helping teachers engage middle school students in deep learning through projects that combine developing questions, investigating scientific phenomena, and solving problems in their classrooms, schools, and communities.

5 Questions to Ask When Selecting a DRaaS Provider

EdTech Magazine

K–12 districts collect massive amounts of data — and face countless threats against it. Complete data loss would be a true disaster. In addition to a disaster recovery plan, Disaster Recovery as a Service can help ensure continuity of operations. Here are key questions to ask when choosing a DRaaS provider

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Chrome Extensions to Enhance Your Online Reading Experience

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Here is an updated list of some of the best Chrome extensions to help you enhance your online reading experience. Some of the tools we published in last year's post (like Clearly more

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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.

Watch Out for Unintended ‘Microaggressions’


Racial "microaggressions" do harm to students’ self-image and health, says teacher Cheryl Mizerny, who has spent a decade studying this common teacher behavior and how to avoid it. Learn ways to recognize these often unintentional slights and better support all students. It's Not Easy Being Tween Multicultural Learning antiracism By Cheryl Mizerny microaggressions minority students racism self-reflection teacher awareness

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