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PBL Stories and Structures

Battelle for Kids

Dalton understands how 21st Century Skills can help move you toward your goals. Before engaging in Project Based Learning, Dalton skated by with the bare minimum that allowed him to play sports. After engaging with community partners on a regular basis, he saw the value of talking with professionals as a mode of learning, connecting, and accomplishing goals. P21 Blog

Understanding The Difference Between BICS And CALP In English Language Acquisition

EdNews Daily

BICS and CALP are both acronyms that refer to the amount of time it requires new English language learners to develop the necessary conversational and academic skills in the English language. BICS: Basic Interpersonal Communication Skills. CALP: Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency.

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20 ways to celebrate the Hour of Code in ANY class

Ditch That Textbook

You don’t have to be an expert programmer yourself to get your students started coding in the classroom and the Hour of Code is a great place to start. With the incredible amount of resources available to educators, you can learn to program along WITH your students. The Hour of Code is celebrated the first […]. Ed Tech Teaching activities for the hour of code coding computer science computer science education week csedweek hour of code

Q&A: Rachel Gorton On How K–12 Schools Envision the Future of Education

EdTech Magazine

Q&A: Rachel Gorton On How K–12 Schools Envision the Future of Education. eli.zimmerman_9856. Mon, 11/19/2018 - 08:21.

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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.

Why does pride in blackness provoke such defensiveness?

The Hechinger Report

Participants celebrate “Selena Day” as part of the Association for the Study of Higher Education annual conference. Photo courtesy Gina Garcia.

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Alaska Native students pursue STEM, with great success

The Hechinger Report

Sam Larson, 15, measures a section of his cardboard canoe during ANSEP’s summer Acceleration Academy at the University of Alaska in July 2018. Photo: Lillian Mongeau/The Hechinger Report. ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Sam Larson was looking for loopholes.

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Computer Gaming Gets Real


The successful Overwatch tournament hosted by the North America Scholastic Esports Federation (NASEF) lends even more credibility to the Esports craze


How Mississippi made some of the biggest leaps in national test scores

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Mississippi Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes with trends and top stories about education in Mississippi. Subscribe today! The wake-up call came in 2007.

Why You Shouldn't Limit Screen Time


As innovative educators know, not all screen time is created equal and one-size-does not fit all when it comes to learning and development

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.

Non-white teachers have increased 162 percent over the past 30 years, but they are also more likely to quit

The Hechinger Report

Hispanic teachers numbered more than 335,000 and the number of non-white teachers surpassed 760,000 in the 2015-16 school year. Photo: Jackie Mader/The Hechinger Report. There’s been a lot of hand-wringing over the fact that the U.S.

One School District’s Simple Solution to the Homework Gap? Local Businesses


When Winterset Community Schools launched its one-to-one device program, staff celebrated the milestone. They felt they were a step closer to leveling the playing field for students. Then the other shoe dropped. Parents and students at the Iowa school district began to complain that they didn’t have sufficient Wi-Fi at home to access the online assignments students were expected to complete after school hours. They had Chromebooks, but no connection.

STUDENT VOICE: Why I opted against a co-ed college

The Hechinger Report

. RALEIGH, North Carolina — While running on campus recently, I noticed how the sun was bursting through the leaves of ancient oak trees and onto bright fields of grass. I was suddenly amazed by the beauty of this quiet, natural respite in the middle of a growing city.

The Actual Dollars That Will Shape the New K-12 Investment Ecosystem


Investors take note: Business intelligence that relies on a district’s budget and fiscal data will become a fast-growing K-12 market in the next five years. Today, that may not be the case; just brandishing the title of Chief Financial Officer at a conference tends to ward people off. There are few who relish discussions about ledger-transfers and the complexity of central versus school level per-pupil expenditures. The problem is not that these conversations are dry. They are.)

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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.

6 Ways an Instructional Coach can find their Tech Coach Teaching Style


In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff and Nick discuss different types of coaching styles and how a new Tech Coach can find his/her own voice within the position.

Moving Students From Digital Citizenship To Digital Leadership

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Moving Students From Digital Citizenship To Digital Leadership by TeachThought Staff Digital Citizenship has become one of the more symbolic phrases that represent the significant impact technology has made on our behavior and interactions. What is the definition of digital citizenship? Terry Heick has offered that digital citizenship is “The quality of habits, actions, […]. The post Moving Students From Digital Citizenship To Digital Leadership appeared first on TeachThought.

6 Ways an Instructional Coach can find their Tech Coach Teaching Style


In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff and Nick discuss different types of coaching styles and how a new Tech Coach can find his/her own voice within the position.

Knack Raises $1.5M to Connect Tutors With Students—and Employers


Students have always looked for ways to access tutoring and course materials from peers, whether that’s through an academic center on campus or a Facebook group around a particular course. A handful of tutoring startups have tried to smoothen out the process for students looking for extra support. One of those companies, Knack , today announced it has raised $1.5 million in seed funding to go beyond helping students study or earn extra cash—by helping the tutors get hired full-time.

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.

11 Real Ways to Build a Positive School Culture


How do you want teachers and students to feel when they walk into school every morning? Are your teachers dreading coming to work in the morning? Do students walk into the building with their heads down, trying not to interact with others?


11 of the Most Popular Video Games for Kids and Young Gamers

Fractus Learning

Video games and especially video games for kids can be quite a fiery topic. Do they enhance intelligence? Are they too violent? Do kids spend too much time in front of the television? While there is plenty of research […]. Games Parents Toys and Play playstation xbox

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Take Your AP Scores to “All 4s and 5s”

Teacher Tech

A Review of the Book All 4s and 5s: A Guide to Teaching and Leading Advanced Placement Programs by Andrew Sharos Reviewed by Erin Whalen Andrew Sharos is a leader in the field of AP programs and shares great insights in his 2018 book, All 4s and 5s. From practical advice to personal touches, all with […]. The post Take Your AP Scores to “All 4s and 5s” appeared first on Teacher Tech. Book Review Advanced Placement History


NEWS & TRENDS: Using the Science of Learning to Redesign Schools


Some schools are being restructured to fit the needs and interests of students—a practice called school redesign

Leveraging Learner Variability to Elevate Equity in EdTech

Speaker: Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer & Executive Director, Learner Variability Project

In this webinar, Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer of Digital Promise, will share his insights into the modern boom in neuroscience and learning sciences research. You'll discover how much more we know now about how students learn - and how we can use that knowledge to create EdTech-enabled classrooms that can meet the diverse needs of all students.


Discovery Education

Meet the characters who will be featured in our new Virtual Field Trip, Discover the Spider-Verse. How many Spider people are there? Who is Miles Morales? What does it take to be a 21 st Century hero? Let’s find out! Meet Miles Morales , he is a new kind of hero.

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Free App Offers Fascinating Look at River Ecosystems


WWF Free Rivers is an augmented-reality model app that takes students into a river ecosystem complete with animals, residents, cultures, and weather changes


Run your meetings edcamp style: The un-faculty faculty meeting

eSchool News

If you’re like most educators, you don’t have the time to waste on unproductive faculty meetings. That’s why administrators and teacher leaders should transform faculty meetings into engaging professional development (PD) opportunities.

Animals, Adaptions, and the Galapagos Islands


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EdTech at School

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