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Innovative Leaders Part 1: How to Become an Innovative School Leader

Education Elements

“Please see me in my office when you get a break.” A message that is not for the faint of heart. It is also a message I received often from my principal when I was teaching. You read that correctly, I was regularly asked to visit the principal’s office. Given my fear of being in trouble, this is not a message I would typically welcome from my boss but she was not a typical lady!

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30 Universal Strategies For Learning

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30 Universal Strategies For Learning by Terry Heick As teachers, we’re all trying to better understand how people learn–not now they’re taught in terms of teaching strategies, but more so learning strategies–only not really strategies. Learning actions, or cognitive actions.

Innovative Leaders Part 1: How to Become an Innovative School Leader

Education Elements

“Please see me in my office when you get a break.” A message that is not for the faint of heart. It is also a message I received often from my principal when I was teaching. You read that correctly, I was regularly asked to visit the principal’s office.

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Part 2: Computational Thinking: Over 50 Resources To Teach CT Across the Curriculum

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to part two on this series based on Computation Thinking. This second post will provide a goldmine of resources to get you started with your students. In the prior post I provided 10 ideas to promote Computational Thinking across the curriculumn. You will not want to miss it!

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.

Indiana’s free pre-K: Adored by parents, beset with growing pains

The Hechinger Report

On My Way Pre-K student Vivian Kimberlin, 5, plays during recess at Zion Lutheran School in Seymour, Indiana. Photo: Mareesa Nicosia for The Hechinger Report. INDIANAPOLIS—When Don Kimberlin’s twins, Vivian and Jouston, were infants, their mother was battling opioid addiction.

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How Data Science Adds Computational Thinking—and Fun—to Gym Class


It’s the bottom of the ninth with two outs and it’s all tied up. You’ve got a runner on first base and you need to decide who you’re sending to the plate. You have a player with a stellar batting average, a player reliable for drawing walks and one who promises they can win it all for you—who do you play? In the fall of 2002, the Oakland Athletics shattered a 55-year-old record with twenty consecutive games won.

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OPINION: Child victims of toxic stress face a long road to healing

The Hechinger Report

. As a country, we heard the children separated from their families at America’s southern border cry inconsolably for their mothers and fathers. And as a country, we waited anxiously as bureaucratic, political and logistical problems have postponed reunions.

Why an Education Philosophy?

My Island View

Often in teacher preparation classes students are asked to develop an education philosophy based on their course studies and observations, or student teaching experiences.

Coursera Nabs First Ivy League Degree Partnership with University of Pennsylvania


The University of Pennsylvania has offered MOOCs on Coursera for several years, but now, it’s giving the online learning platform its first Ivy League degree. The two have partnered to offer a fully-online Master’s degree in Computer and Information Technology. The online degree is also a first for the University of Pennsylvania, which until this point has not offered any fully online degree programs.

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.

Higher Order Thinking Through Curation


Holistic education requires that the boundaries of learning stretch beyond the apparent, indulging students in a more riveting, resourceful form of education.

The 10th Annual Emoti-Con: Students Across All Boroughs Present Their Innovations to the Public


The historic Celeste Bartos Forum in the New York Public Library buzzed with ecstasy and creativity recently at the 10th annual Emoti-Con , a fair for students to showcase the projects they’ve been working on all year. Students from all ages came from all five boroughs to also gain insights from other projects. Additionally, they got to listen to keynote speakers who shared their successes and failures in the world of technology.

10 Ways to Enhance Science Lessons Using Buncee


Summer is winding down, and that means Back to School Season is gearing up! Here at Buncee, we’d like to celebrate by bringing you ideas and inspiration on ways you can enhance your science lessons with Buncee! Science and Technology are such an integral part of our everyday lives.

Mobile Classrooms Bring STEM Where Students Need IT

EdTech Magazine

Mobile Classrooms Bring STEM Where Students Need IT. eli.zimmerman_9856. Wed, 07/25/2018 - 15:30. Educators are utilizing education technology to repurpose old trailers and buses to create mobile education spaces , classrooms on wheels where students are able to experience what STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) has to offer.

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.

Grading is NOT Essential to the Instructional Process @tguskey

Teacher Tech

Rethink Your Paradigms About Grading I’m a fan of Thomas Guskey, I recommend you check out his books and other resources. I saw this tweet from a presentation he was giving on the July 24th, 2018 and I think it is worth reflecting on. Grading is NOT essential to the instructional process! tguskey #masterylearning I’ve […]. The post Grading is NOT Essential to the Instructional Process @tguskey appeared first on Teacher Tech. Grading grading

The Data Interoperability Challenge


Many different school districts have the same data challenge. They have data, but it can’t be shared across systems. Educators are often dissatisfied with data management as it requires data to be input multiple times across both the SIS and LMS.

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10 Tips For Parents New To Online Homeschooling

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10 Tips For Parents New To Online Homeschooling contributed by Jennifer Smith Online Schools can present numerous benefits to students of all ages. For one, it offers them (and their parents) a flexible schedule. It also gives them the opportunity to learn at their own pace, have one-on-one access to credentialed and experienced teachers, […]. The post 10 Tips For Parents New To Online Homeschooling appeared first on TeachThought. Learning elearning homeschooling

Guild Education Raises $40M to Help Employers Provide Education Benefits


What if a fast-food gig could help you complete a bachelor’s or master’s degree? It’s a quiet trend that’s sweeping some of the country’s major employers. Walmart, Lowe’s, Discover and Lyft are just a few of the companies that have signed on to offer employees education-as-a-benefit, meaning these companies help students pay for—or completely cover—the cost of tuition for education programs.

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.

How Restorative Justice is About More Than Just Reducing Suspensions


This story about restorative justice was produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education. Sign up for the Hechinger newsletter. With just two words, a classroom can be thrown into chaos.

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edWeb PD Survey: Early Learning Educators

edWeb has just release a new edWeb 2018 Early Learning PD Survey which provides a valuable extension of the information gathered in the Professional Learning Survey: K-12 that was conducted in March 2018.

Central New Mexico Community College Expands its Projector Installation and Upgrade Process with Hitachi’s OneVision Program


Central New Mexico Community College has seven campuses in Albuquerque and offers a broad educational coursework for its students who are entering career training and certification or looking to transfer to a university.

The 3 Questions Researchers Want Educators to Ask About Ed-Tech

Marketplace K-12

Ed-tech providers and educators need to be able to answer three basic questions to prove that an ed-tech product works, a panel agreed. The post The 3 Questions Researchers Want Educators to Ask About Ed-Tech appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 Academic Research Conferences Procurement / Purchasing / RFPs Product Research

EdTech at School

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

Angelo State University Grows Using Hitachi’s OneVision Program for New and Old Classrooms


Ninety years after its founding, Angelo State University is still experiencing a very high rate of growth, with over 10,000 enrolled students, a new engineering program and multiple new buildings around campus.

Autism: 10 great Resources for Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

For those of you keen on learning about autism the collection below is a good place to start with. It features some notable works and research studies that will illuminate your understanding more. Autism resources

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CDI Receives Award from Microsoft for Deploying More than 1 Million OS Licenses


Chicago IL – July 25, 2018 – CDI Computer Dealers , a leading provider of technology to schools, has earned an award from Microsoft for deploying more than 1 million OS licenses in North America.

Use the Emmy Awards as a Versatile Teaching Tool


Studying TV in the middle grades might seem frivolous, writes media literacy expert Frank Baker, but when teachers engage kids through popular culture, they meet them where they are. The Emmys is a perfect example. Baker has background and teaching ideas to get started.

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.