Wed.Sep 20, 2017

Integrating the Arts into Every Subject

The CoolCatTeacher

Catherine Davis-Hayes on episode 153 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. The graphic, performing, and theater arts are powerful allies for math, writing, and every subject you teach.

Alternatives To Homework: A Chart For Teachers

TeachThought - Learn better.

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How to save the humanities? Make them a requirement toward a business degree

The Hechinger Report

Pearl Bakhtiari majors in philosophy and minors in French, a decision she concedes makes relatives and friends ask, “How will you find a job?” Photo: Steve Russell for The Hechinger Report.

ThinkCERCA Raises $10.1 Million to Build Critical Thinkers, Readers and Writers


“Everyone’s worried about people having to learn how to code,” notes Eileen Murphy. But “there’s an even more basic level of literacy that people need to pick up,” notes the former English teacher and administrator. Like how to write an email.” Helping students write and reason clearly, critically and concisely is the central mission at her company, ThinkCERCA. Murphy, the co-founder and CEO, has made that message clear to at least one group of people.

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.

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3 Things to Know in Google Forms

Teacher Tech

3 Things to Know in Google Forms In Google Classroom you want to be on the lookout for 3 dots and a tiny triangle. They are everywhere! These indicate that you have additional options, CLICK ON THEM! Preferences In the upper-right hand corner of Google Forms are 3 dots. (3 3 dots means “More options.”) ”) […]. The post 3 Things to Know in Google Forms appeared first on Teacher Tech. Advanced Forms Google google

4 considerations for your first makerspace

eSchool News

The benefits of hands-on, active learning are firmly established, yet a lot of difference exists between being able to touch something and being able to create something. The latter allows students to practice skills in demand in the modern economy.

The Department Of Education Cuts Off A Student Loan Watchdog

NPR Learning and Tech

The education department has terminated two agreements with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Here's why that matters. Image credit: LA Johnson/NPR

Think 21st-century learning is digital-only? Think again

eSchool News

Every year, educational technology companies introduce new platforms, devices, and apps, all of which bring exciting new possibilities for teaching and learning.

At Gathering on Academic Innovation, Leaders Wonder How Fast Colleges Should Change


Last week leaders from about two dozen colleges and universities met at Stanford University with the goal of helping each other reinvent the way their institutions teach and operate. Among the many unresolved questions: How fast should academic innovation happen?

Parenting in the Digital Age

Tech Helpful

As a parent and educator, I know that parenting in an ever connected world can be a constant battle with our children. As an educator I speak on finding balance and I teach digital citizenship skills on a regular basis, starting as young as kindergarten.

OPINION: The case for investing in high-quality early learning

The Hechinger Report

File photo Photo: Lillian Mongeau. Imagine a preschool classroom where every child is engaged in positive social, emotional and developmental learning activities.

Write, Review, Repeat with the Tsunami Writing Challenge


Getting students to write, present their work, or even read can be hard work. Over the past few years, I have tackled different approaches to get students to present in my World Language and Computer Science classroom, including Iron Chef lesson design and Pecha Kucha.

New research shows the number of single moms in college doubled in 12 years, so why aren’t they graduating?

The Hechinger Report

The number of single mothers in college more than doubled between 2000 and 2012, but a minority of those mothers who enrolled actually graduated, according to a new report. More than two million single moms were college students in 2012 – close to one in five of all women in college.

Getting Our Students Excited About Science


What can science teachers do in the first weeks of school to get students intrigued, energized, and focused on science studies all year long? Using an NGSS framework, veteran middle grades teacher and science specialist Kathy Renfrew shares some of her favorite ideas.

How to Keep Parents on Board and Informed When Using Classroom Tech

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez Student success can be helped or hindered based on parental understanding of classroom innovation. Innovation Leadership Management

Five Educator Groups for Technology Integration

Tech Helpful

Recently I've been thinking about technology integration and I read this article [link]. While this article is not talking about eduction, the labels of the 5 segments of technology adopters resonated with me as I daily work with teachers helping them integrate technology into the classroom.

How Virtual Teaching Helps Remote K–12 School Districts

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez Video technology allows all students to access qualified teachers. Collaboration Video Conferencing

4 Tools to Inspire Perseverance in Student Writers


The why and how of teaching perseverance in classrooms is an ongoing debate.

Great Choice for Serious Coding Instruction


Differentiated text-based coding makes for truly authentic experiences. Techlearning News App of the Day


#cuechat Gems- Routines & Procedures for Teacher-Leaders


On Tuesday, September 19, the #cuechat community engaged in a lively Twitter chat focused on establishing routines and procedures at the beginning of the school year.

How One Pittsburgh District Personalizes Its Approach to Integrating Immigrant Students


President Donald Trump made headlines when he told the world, "I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris,” before his announcement to pull out of the Paris Climate Accord. However, some might be surprised to learn that Pittsburgh, often cited for its high number of steelworkers, is also home to a large refugee population, making the city almost as diverse as Paris. More and more refugees and immigrants are coming into our school system.

6 Great Interactive Tools to Help Students in Their Writing

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

September 20, 2017 Below is a collection of some good student interactives from ReadWriteThink. These are tools to help students with their writing. They can use them to brainstorm ideas, develop more. ReadWriteThink Tools writing tools

Tech Employees Question Credentials, Prerequisites and Privilege With #UnqualifiedForTech


Jake Behrens is an evangelist and engineer at Apple. Jon Parrott is works is a developer programs engineer at Google. David Demaree is a product manager for Typekit Adobe. They all work in the the tech industry, and what also unites these three is their unconventional path to their current jobs.

How to Ditch Those Worksheets When Teaching Math


While technology is constantly changing today’s learning environment, you’re probably still looking for a way to finally ditch those math worksheets and teach math in a way equating with how students. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

169 Tech Tips: Email from MS Office

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.

Miami Fourth-Graders Write About Their Experiences With Hurricanes

NPR Learning and Tech

At Sunset Elementary in Miami, fourth-graders are writing personal essays about their experience with Hurricane Irma, and they have some advice for other kids who have yet to live through one. Image credit: Elissa Nadworny/NPR

Every Student Should Be Given the Opportunity to Teach Others

Teacher Reboot Camp

One of the best ways we learn is by teaching others. By playing the role of the teacher, students demonstrate understanding and learn about instructional design, delivery, and presentation.

Two Award-winning Educational Apps Offer Free Access for A Limited Period of Time

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

September 20, 2017 Fingerprint and Highlights for Children have partnered on an outreach offering every teacher in America a free subscription to their popular Highlights Every Day app and a copy more. Apps gone free

A Summer Learning Reflection: Henry Ford Learning Institute

P21 Blogazine

Every educator has a unique class schedule, blend of strengths and set of available resources. P21 Blog

Routines & Procedures for Teacher-Leaders #cuechat Powered by @ConnectedTL


On Tuesday, September 19, the #cuechat community engaged in a lively Twitter chat focused on establishing routines and procedures at the beginning of the school year.

Visual Literacy with a Picture Book Mystery

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Freeman, 5th grade reading teacher, is always brainstorming ways to make the reading standards more engaging for students. One of the standards focuses on how visual and multimedia elements enhance the text.

#CelebrateWithDE – Autumnal Equinox

Discovery Education

Twice a year, for one day in spring and one day in autumn, the sun’s rays strike the earth directly at the equator. This causes daylight and nighttime to last for exactly the same amount of time (12 hours) on those two days. The event is called equinox, which is Latin for equal night. Build on the excitement about the total solar eclipse and the earth’s trips around the sun by studying and celebrating the Autumnal Equinox on September 22, 2017. LEARN AND APPLY.