Tue.Dec 04, 2018

Extending Computer Science Education Week with Computational Thinking

Digital Promise

This week is Computer Science Education Week, and millions of students across the United States will participate in an Hour of Code. Over the last four years, the Hour of Code has been instrumental in offering children the opportunity to try coding.

Formative Assessment in Kindergarten

The CoolCatTeacher

Becky Holden in episode 398 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Becky Holden talks about formative assessment in kindergarten.

5 Levels Of Student Engagement: A Continuum For Teaching

TeachThought - Learn better.

5 Levels Of Student Engagement: A Continuum For Teaching by Terry Heick Years ago, I worked with a school in Kentucky that had adopted Phil Shlechty’s “Working on the Work” framework.

“A happy and self-confident student learns more and better.” – Silvia Scuracchio, Brazil

Daily Edventures

Silvia Scuracchio. School Director. Escola Bosque. Sao Paulo, Brazil. SilviaScuracch2. As a school leader, Silvia Scuracchio wanted to create a school that empowered all students – regardless of their abilities – to succeed.

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.

Help Your Students See Their Gifts: Create A Class Resume

TeachThought - Learn better.

Help Your Students See Their Gifts: Create A Class Resume contributed by Laurel Schmidt, myedexpert.com Teachers don’t get to set the culture of their school, but they do define the world inside the four walls of their classroom.

Video: “Your brain on books”

Larry Ferlazzo

jarmoluk / Pixabay. Here’s a new and good video from Newsy ( an article accompanies it ). I’m adding it to Best Posts On Books: Why They’re Important & How To Help Students Select, Read, Write & Discuss Them. reading video

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A Look Back: “New Meta-Analysis Identifies Instructional Strategies To Help Struggling Adolescent Readers”

Larry Ferlazzo

This blog has gained many new readers over the past year. Because of that, I thought it might be worth sharing a daily “A Look Back” where I share a best post from the past twelve years. You can also see all of my choices for “Best” posts here.

Self-Checking Assessments in Google Sheets with Conditional Formatting

techlearning

There are several tools that can be used for this sort of self-assessment. One great option is to use Google Sheets with conditional formatting

Part 2: Over 150 STEM Resources for PBL and Authentic Learning… Technology

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to number two in a series of four posts bringing you over 150 amazing resources for STEM education. I hope you enjoyed my thoughts of STEM being a Verb a few posts back, along with the 40 resources geared toward STEM Science in the last pos t.

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New Climate Change Resources

Larry Ferlazzo

Hans / Pixabay. The United Nations Climate Change conference is going on in Poland this week. Here are are new additions to The Best Sites To Learn About Climate Change : Five myths about climate change is from The Washington Post.

Today’s Curriculum for the Higher Ed HR Leader

Speaker: Joseph Clay, Business Transformation Strategist at Oracle, and Jeffrey Haynes, Director with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

Today’s universities and colleges face many challenges ranging from reconciling financial pressures, to ensuring student success, to managing complicated workforce dynamics. One thing they all have in common: Their head of HR must align the HR function to best support the institution as it navigates this current landscape.

Reflection in Education

techlearning

There are many ways technology can help teachers see themselves and their practice more clearly

Impressive New TED-Talk By Stacey Abrams Is Perfect To Set-Up Student Goal-Setting

Larry Ferlazzo

Stacey Abrams, the defeated (barely) candidate for Georgia governor, who had to fight huge voter suppression efforts, just gave an impressive TED Talk. It seems to me that it would be a video just about any teacher would want to show their students for inspiration, and to help them set goals. The three questions at the top of this blog post would be great ones for students to answer after watching the video.

6 E-learning trends currently shaping up the industry

Neo LMS

A version of this post was originally published on November 8, 2018, in OEB Insights. The e-learning industry is constantly evolving. Whether we’re talking about K-12 or Higher Ed , face-to-face instruction can’t possibly be the only solution.

“How Do You Differentiate Instruction for ELLs?”

Larry Ferlazzo

How Do You Differentiate Instruction for ELLs? is the new “question-of-the-week” at my Education Week Teacher column. Feel free to leave responses in the comments sections there or here… Ed Week Teacher

Remembering Pearl Harbor

Discovery Education

Commemorate the attack on Pearl Harbor by having your students study both the context of the event, the day of the attack, and the United States’ response. Rely on primary source resources such as a President Franklin D. Roosevelt speech and man-on-the-street interviews taken just after the attack. Once students are armed with knowledge about the details of the attack and response, encourage them to create a news report that would have informed citizens about the event when it occurred in 1941.

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New Updates to CoderZ Learning Environment Announced

techlearning

Intelitek recently made several significant updates to CoderZ, its online learning environment where students in grades 5-12 learn STEM by coding real and virtual 3D robots

Doing Our Best with the Knowledge We Have

The Principal of Change

I watched this Kyrie Irving ad, and I am not going to lie, it brought me to tears. I loved basketball as a kid (still do) and I asked my dad for a hoop in our driveway. My dad put together the ugliest green piece of wood ever, that was definitely a quadrilateral but neither a square or rectangle.

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Toward the Digital Transformation of K-12

The Journal

Digital transformation — where organizations move from analog, paper-and-pencil processes, to fundamentally new processes enabled by digital technologies — is happening in virtually every industry.

Buying Wireless on a Budget (Why Cheaper is Not Always Better)

SecurEdge Networks Mobility Blog

You get what you pay for. Wireless Network Design

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KinderLab Robotics Offers Two Free KIBO Activities for the Worldwide Hour of Code Event

techlearning

KinderLab Robotics, the creators of the KIBO™ robot kit, today announced their participation in the worldwide Hour of Code event.

Top Colleges Seeking Diversity From A New Source: Transfer Students

MindShift

When applying to many of the nation’s top universities, if you aren’t accepted in that first, extremely competitive, round of admissions, you’re not likely to get in. But some institutions are trying to change that.

6 Ways to Incorporate Coding into Your Classroom

Kajeet

Did you know there’s an annual, week-long learning event that 663 million people ages four to 104 have already joined? It’s the annual Hour of Code Event that takes place from December 3 to December 9.

A Collection of Useful Apps for University Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

As a full time doctoral student, iPad is my number 1 companion. I use it for a wide variety of educational purposes but mainly for reading. I have been experimenting with various apps and the.read more

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Exploring “Digital Wellness” (is This a Good Thing or Not)?

EmergingEdTech

I like the idea of striving for “Digital Wellness”, but I hope it isn't just used as another guise for the big data players to hide behind while they cull our data and further invade our. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!]. Cyber Safety Awareness and Prevention Digital Literacy

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NEC Display Solutions Upgrades Two Popular Entry Installation Laser Projectors

techlearning

NEC Display Solutions of America, Inc., today announced the launch of two new projector models: the P525WL and P525UL, intended for locations where a large, high-quality image is desired

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Go For It

Comfortably 2.0

Monday, October 8th, 2018. Round 1 of the Nebraska High School Class B Girls State High School Golf Tournament. Hole 12 at Quail Run Golf Course, Columbus, Nebraska. A short Par 5 at 402 yards. It's the ultimate risk-reward hole. Hit great drive and you leave yourself a decision to make in going for the green in two over a massive lake OR taking the easiest route to par by laying up to 145

BACK OFFICE BUSINESS: Washington Learning Source Approves itslearning as Learning Management System Provider

techlearning

itslearning, has been named an approved provider by the Washington Learning Source (WLS) program, a statewide program developed to provide a place for Washington districts to choose products and services that meet their needs efficiently  

Some Great Google Drive Add-ons for Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Add-ons empower Google Drive with a plethora of amazing functionalities that can make a huge difference in the way you use its services. There are also multiple add-ons specifically designed for.read more

NEW! Making the Most of Your School Bond Funding

techlearning

How districts can secure and make the most of school bond dollars

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Assess Literacy Skills Without Risk of Readicide

MiddleWeb

We want to help our students discover the joys of reading, writes 7th grade ELA teacher Jeremy Hyler. We also need to track their progress as readers. Check out some ways that Hyler assesses reading without committing "readicide," using book websites, trailers and more.

Solvemoji

techlearning

If you are fond of using emojis in your class, here is a tool for you that you can use with your young learners: Solvemoji

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Teachers need help teaching computer science

eSchool News

Most teachers agree that computer science education is critical to students’ future success in the workplace, but not all teachers feel qualified to teach the subject, according to new research.

What a Vision for Teaching the Whole Child Looks Like in Action

Edsurge

It’s one of the biggest buzzwords in education today: the whole child. Basically, it’s the idea that educating students is about more than what’s said in class. Factors like nutrition, home life and out-of-school relationships can all play a huge role in how kids learn—and it’s something more schools are starting to pay attention to. The theory behind whole child is one thing. How it gets put into practice is something else entirely. That’s something Jonathan Raymond had to learn on the job.

The 14 most innovative SEL districts, part 2

eSchool News

[ Editor’s Note: This article was first published on the Move This World blog on November 1, 2018.]. Make sure you read “ The 14 most innovative SEL districts, part 1.”.

Here’s a Preview of December

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here’s a preview of what’s coming up on Ask a Tech Teacher in December. Bear in mind–it’s a short month! Holiday Gifts for Teachers. Why Should Students Learn Computer Science? A Teacher’s Perspective. Have Santa Call Your Kids.