Thu.May 09, 2019

Music Teachers of Excellence with the CMA Foundation

The CoolCatTeacher

Tiffany Kerns on Episode 489 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast Music education helps students engage with learning and has many positive benefits.

Thinking differently about dyslexia in the classroom: Part 2


In my last post we explored the exceptional ways in which dyslexia enhances certain types of thinking. This week we’ll look at some best practices, including useful education technologies that are addressing the needs of dyslexic, and indeed other students with special learning needs.

PBIS, Discipline, and Compassion Fatigue

The CoolCatTeacher

Melissa Mann on episode 488 When I shared a USA Today Article on PBIS on my Facebook page , teachers started responding and yelled volumes about mis-implementation mis-understandings and mis-use of discipline — specifically PBIS — in their schools.

Personalizing Your Final Exam

Catlin Tucker

As a student, I remember the stress of preparing for final exams. I spent hours reviewing notes that spanned an entire semester because it was all “fair game.” ” I never had a clear sense of what content would appear on the final.

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.

5 Ways to Leverage Play In Your Class Today

The CoolCatTeacher

Jill Vialet on episode 490 Play belongs in every classroom. Today, Jill Vialet from Playworks shows us how. Listen to the Show About Play Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here.

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Remake Learning Days Celebrate Hands-On Learning Through Free Events


Welcome to Remake Learning Days Across America (RLDAA), a celebration of nearly 850 hands-on learning events continuing to the end of May on topics relating to arts, making, the outdoors and technology.

Pulling Care Out of Hospital—By Phone, Ambulance, and Good Ol’ House Calls.

The Christensen Institute

In the 20th century, hospitals completed their transformation from the hospice-like institutions of the Middle Ages, into large, gleaming centers of advanced medical expertise and technology that save and improve lives every day.

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A ‘Safe’ Smart Speaker for Kids? Startup Chatterbox Promises to Put Privacy First


Kevin Elgan believes that the best technology is the kind that gets out of the way—it doesn’t have to be on your wrist, in your hand or at your fingertips to add value. That’s why people, himself included, love smart speakers so much, he says.

Just 13 percent of child care assistance goes to student parents

The Hechinger Report

Tiffany McNitt, right, leans in to interact with the pig puppet her daughter Alexis, 2, is showing her. At the time this photo was made, McNitt and her children were on a waiting list to receive Early Head Start services in Kansas. Lillian Mongeau/The Hechinger Report.

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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.

Dear Educators, Let Them Know You’re Scared


For all the teachers who are afraid, you are not alone. I have felt afraid walking on campus. I have felt afraid entering a school. Fleeting thoughts. Not here. Not now. Not us. These intrusive thoughts are neither productive nor personal. We wear them on our faces. They show up in our classrooms.

Mute Reply All

Teacher Tech

Press M to Mute an Email Conversation Whoever invented Reply All without a warning before sending is on my poo list. “I notice you are replying to more than 3 people with a message of ‘thanks’ or ‘congratulations’ would you like to reply to just the sender?” ” Mute an Email Conversation When an email conversation […]. The post Mute Reply All appeared first on Teacher Tech. Google

Taking a moment to be kind could make an impact for a lifetime on someone else.

The Principal of Change

Please take 90 seconds to watch this video (it is SOOOO worth it): Every day, this elderly woman says “hello” to school kids as they pass by her house. When they found out their beloved neighbor was moving, hundreds of kids left school to give her one last “goodbye.”

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11 unique ideas to finish the school year strong

eSchool News

State testing is done (or will be), the weather is getting nicer, and the school year is coming to an end. It’s hard for students to stay focused and sometimes even harder for educators.

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.

AMNH Takes on Science with New Site


The American Museum of Natural History is diving into science with their new site OLogy. For almost two decades, OLogy has been recognized as a leader for science learning by encouraging children’s curiosity about their world.

The Benefits of Google Certification – Level 1, Level 2, Trainer, and Innovator

Shake Up Learning

The post The Benefits of Google Certification – Level 1, Level 2, Trainer, and Innovator appeared first on Shake Up Learning. People wonder why I talk so much about Google Certifications.

Here’s how we’re preparing our students for workplace success

eSchool News

When I first mentioned the FlexFactor program to my students, they were concerned that they would not be able to “invent” anything new because they believed that everything had been invented already.

Top-Rated Creation Suite Garners Educator Raves


The platform features three project types: Post (social graphics), Page (web stories), and Video (animated videos

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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.

Chrome Can: PDFs

Dr. Shannon Doak's Blog

Portable Document Format (PDF), is a widely used file type and, therefore, learning how to work with PDFs on a Chromebook is something every student should learn.

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Are etextbooks More Affordable Than Textbooks

Kitaboo on EdTech

In this age of digitization, where everything from shopping to banking is available at the click of a button, why not access study materials? eBooks or etextbooks are not a new concept anymore. Kindle has ensured that the whole world has access to digital books. The change in reading habits or rather reading platforms, compelled print publishers to move into the digital space.

IES Selects ST Math for Replication Studies

MIND Research Institute

ST Math has been identified by the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) Institute of Education Sciences (IES) as one of six math programs to be further investigated under what IES terms “replication studies.”. “We

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Full Screen Messages With Gzaas


In the classroom, we can use this tool to make important announcements, as a tuning in question, a quote from an important person

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EdTech at School

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

Hindsight: How I *WISH* I had Supported Our Technology Rollout

Tech Helpful

According to wikipedia, the first iPad was released on April 3, 2010 ( [link] ). Simon Sinek originally published his book Start with the Why in 2009. Oh to have read that book then! Mobile devices in education have been a messy journey.

Applying the Power of Brainscape to Traditional Studying


Traditional studying not working for you? Being a psychology major during all of undergrad, I was always aware of various study habits such as: space repetition and chunking – and how effective those were over cramming (which I still ended up doing).

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IES Selects ST Math for Replication Studies

MIND Research Institute

ST Math has been identified by the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) Institute of Education Sciences (IES) as one of six math programs to be further investigated under what IES terms “replication studies.”. “We

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Summer Book Study: The Listening Leader by Shane Safir

Reading By Example

“People generally see what they look for, and hear what they listen for.” Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird. In about a month, we will be reading together our 3rd book selection. In 2017, we read Becoming a Literacy Leader by Jennifer Allen. In 2018, we read Literacy Essentials by Regie Routman.

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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.