Thu.Sep 12, 2019

How to Reach Bilingual Students

The CoolCatTeacher

Dania Santana on episode 599 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Dania Santana, author of the bilingual children’s book, Sebastian’s Game Day Surprise , and multicultural parenting expert, shares how we can reach bilingual students.

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AR isn’t a fad in education – it’s the future!


More than just a fad technology that was used for capturing Pokemon in 2016, augmented reality (or AR) is creating incredible possibilities across numerous industries – not least in education.

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Innovators Worth Watching: One Medical

The Christensen Institute

Welcome to our “Innovators Worth Watching” series, spotlighting interesting and potentially disruptive players across a spectrum of industries. What do patients really want from their healthcare? . Over the past few years, more and more studies have asked this very question.

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What makes education innovation succeed?

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every other Wednesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. Subscribe today! Sign up for the Future of Learning newsletter.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Made for TV, yes, but the pressure to get kids into the ‘best’ school is all too real

The Christensen Institute

It was too enticing. When news of the college admissions “Varsity Blues” scandal that ensnared such Hollywood stars as Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin broke, it was only a matter of time before a movie would follow.

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High School Student Creates Successful MentorBuddies Program


High School Junior Eli Richmond has Created and Launched a Program to Connect Parents of Young Kids With Well Qualified High School Mentors Eli Richmond is entering his senior year at Newton North. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

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Growth Mindset Training-What Is It?

EdNews Daily

Originally published by Brain-centric Design. Ever forward-facing organizations want nothing to do with an outdated learning system that hasn’t changed since the time of Aristotle. Isn’t it strange that the way we teach hasn’t evolved along with our society?

The Definition Of Intrinsic Motivation

TeachThought - Learn better.

The Definition Of Intrinsic Motivation by TeachThought Staff A decent working definition of intrinsic motivation is “motivation that stems directly from an action rather than a reward.” ” Teachers often think of the idea of motivation in terms of student engagement but as Dr. Richard Ryan and Edward Deci explain below, it’s a little more nuance […]. The post The Definition Of Intrinsic Motivation appeared first on TeachThought.


Layoffs, Deferred Tuition and More Transparency Among 2U Changes Since Stock Fall


2U CEO Chip Paucek came to New York this week in part to assuage concerns around his publicly traded online degree program provider.

Need Remote Learning ASAP? Don’t Pick Your Next LMS Before Reading This!

Need to go remote or move your training programs online? Download this guide to identify and overcome the biggest eLearning challenges so you can pick the perfect LMS without wasting time, money, and effort, even if you are just starting your eLearning journey.

Educator Perspectives: Best Practices and Planning for Effective Implementations

MIND Research Institute

This article features contributions from the MIND Success Team, which includes Danette Morse, Education Success Manager, and Huey Pham , Education Success Manager.

5 benefits this district got from K-12 esports

eSchool News

Esports is booming, from K-12 right on up to college and at the professional level. As more districts start K-12 esports leagues of their own, the academic and social-emotional benefits become increasingly clear.

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Skyward Becomes a Google for Education Build Partner


“By providing one place to enter data, teachers can be more confident in their data while continuing to use the tools that work best for their needs,” explained Kevin Duda, director of product management at Skyward

Edtech is expanding access to learning–here’s how

eSchool News

A majority of educators (79 percent) and 86 percent of parents in a survey say edtech including laptops, video content, and STEM products, is becoming a crucial part of classroom education at every level.

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.

Audience And Purpose: Who Are You Teaching And Why?

TeachThought - Learn better.

Audience And Purpose: Who Are You Teaching And Why? by Terry Heick One thing leads to another. A love for words (and the funny sounds they made) led me to write. A love for the craft of writing led me to write even when I wasn’t told to or didn’t have an assignment due, which […]. The post Audience And Purpose: Who Are You Teaching And Why? appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching Terry Heick Veteran Teacher


Develop Habits of Mind in Young Scientists


Thinking Like a Scientist provides strategies to encourage students to explore and understand how scientists approach problems, investigations and research. The detailed lessons can be used in grades 5-8, writes educator and former research scientist Laura Von Staden.

The Importance of Meaningful Creation

The Principal of Change

I am often asked, “how much screen-time would you suggest for a child?” ” This question usually comes to me after a presentation, and then I ask, “how much screen time have you had in the last hour?”

A Good Writing Tool to Use with Your Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Draftback is a good web tool that allows you to playback the revision history of any Google Doc you can edit. You will be able to watch your edits roll out in a video player as if you are watching more

Need Remote Learning NOW? Get Online Quickly & Easily With This Can’t-Miss Guide

Remote learning is becoming more important than ever. Whether you’re scrambling to get your eLearning launched, or need to upgrade to meet increased demand, this guide will eliminate the guesswork so you can find your perfect LMS!

Samsung Launches 10th Annual Solve for Tomorrow STEM Contest


Public school teachers can apply for this year’s program now through October 23, 2019


Creating a Leadership Program for Your School

Leadership skills are nebulous, hard-to-define, and critical for students’ futures. Yet, many schools and districts still have minimal programs—typically a student council—and tend to concentrate on the oldest grades.

Student Metacognitive Portfolios Using Google Sheets


Students keep track of their own progress on standards, while I keep track of progress on a paper sheet, and update quarterly

Get on a Roll this Year (Part 3)


Being on a contextual roll can involve curriculum topics. SLPs can go this route without watering down our therapy and while emphasizing specific therapeutic targets.

EdTech at School

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

BACK OFFICE BUSINESS: Oregon District Expands Partnership with Discovery Education


RSD’s high school science teachers will use Discovery Education’s Science Techbook and professional development to create digital lessons in a 1:1 environment

Join Our Wednesday Webinars in October

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

I’m pleased to be presenting a series of webinars for on Wednesdays in October. Each webinar is designed to help educators leverage the power of Google Docs to boost the engagement of ALL learners. Each session will take a look at ways to use the design features available in this fee and accessible mainstream suite of tools to support the principles of Universal Design for Learning, UDL.

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8 Ways to Build Stronger Relationships with Latinx Families

Graphite Blog

The challenge of family engagement isn't unique to the Latinx community. There's work to be done to build stronger relationships with families from all backgrounds and in all communities.

When School Safety Becomes School Surveillance


In a photo taken last March, a teenage boy is sitting at his desk with a plastic pellet gun that looks a lot like an AR-15. The airsoft rifle is propped up on the arm of a chair, pointing at the ceiling, and the boy, Eric, is looking at the camera.

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.