Thu.May 09, 2019

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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What distinguishes today’s best teachers?

The Christensen Institute

Who were the teachers who made the biggest difference in your life? What did they do that made their impact so memorable? Chances are, it wasn’t their deftness at preparing you for state tests or aligning their curriculum to standards.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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

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.

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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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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Teaching English in the Middle School Years


Anna J. Small Roseboro offers educators a trio of books filled with an assortment of reading and writing strategies for teaching middle school students. Both veteran and beginning teachers will find any of these titles useful, writes education consultant Anne Anderson.

7 Great iPad Apps to Virtually Explore World Museums

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

In today's post we are sharing with you a collection of some good apps you can use to take your students on virtual trips to international museums. Students will get to explore various works of more. iPad museums apps

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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.

“My creed is to help our students become ‘curious minds.’” – Marianna Tarné Éder, Hungary

Daily Edventures

Marianna Tarné Éder. Deputy Manager. Csokonai Vitéz Mihály Primary and Secondary School. Budapest, Hungary. TarMarianna . Empowering students and teaching them skills that will help them be competitive in their future careers is a challenge experienced by teachers throughout the world. And like so many innovative educators, MIEE Mirianna Tarné Éder believes this challenge cannot be addressed without 21st century skills. “My

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.

Charter Law Rankings Not About Charters


The nation’s largest teacher union published a report that ranks charter school laws, and the news is predictable: unions continue to pick on public charter schools. I would argue that the charter law rankings from the National Education Association are not really about charter schools. If you read the report, you won’t see much information about how well charter schools serve students. You won’t see anything about how families increasingly demand more charter schools.