Wed.Jan 23, 2019

How Do We Evaluate School Leaders? What Does the Research Say?

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Dr. Toby Travis, Headmaster and leadership consultant, talks about the effective methods of evaluating school leaders, focusing on the research.

5 Common Coaching Misconceptions

Education Elements

“Coaching" means something different to everyone. Many of us have had both positive and negative experiences with coaches in the past, which influences our definition of and expectations from coaching. Becoming an instructional coach is often seen as a natural next step for classroom educators.

3 misconceptions that could distort higher education policy

The Christensen Institute

Higher education institutions are racing to keep up with the ever-evolving student and workforce demands—and policymakers have no shortage of (ostensibly) good ideas to improve the sector. But are all these good ideas as potent or as effective as the hype—or hope—promises?

5 Ways K–12 Teachers Can Take a New Approach to Computational Thinking

EdTech Magazine

5 Ways K–12 Teachers Can Take a New Approach to Computational Thinking. eli.zimmerman_9856. Wed, 01/23/2019 - 16:34. New educational guidelines from ISTE stress the importance of contextualizing science, technology, engineering and math skills through everyday classroom activities. .

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.

Protected: The CUE Senior Leadership Team is Expanding

CUE

There is no excerpt because this is a protected post. The post Protected: The CUE Senior Leadership Team is Expanding appeared first on OnCUE. News Employment Executive Director

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Preparing High Schoolers For A Career In Cybersecurity

Ask a Tech Teacher

No one who even glances at the news can deny the importance of cybersecurity experts. I know first-hand the dearth of qualified people available to fill these critical positions.

LA’s school counselors strike back

The Hechinger Report

At 7 a.m., on day four of the strike, Nadia Morales, a counselor at Los Angeles High School, and Pedro Martinez, a social-studies teacher at Eagle Rock High School, prepare their children for the day. Tammy Kim/Hechinger Report.

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Podcast – How to take our leadership and teaching to new levels

Dangerously Irrelevant

I recently had the good fortune to talk with Aaron Maurer , an amazing Iowa educator who I’m proud to call friend. Aaron also received one of ISTE’s 2018 Making It Happen Awards! Aaron invited me to participate in his Coffee for the Brain podcast and the end result is below. How to take our leadership and teaching to new levels. Happy listening! Related Posts. Podcast – Moving from digital substitution to deeper learning. Connected Educator Month launches today.

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Giving students a say

The Hechinger Report

While Vertus High School doesn’t assign homework, Clovis Meikle, 17, says he works on his online classes at home to get ahead in advance of basketball season. Tara García Mathewson/The Hechinger Report. ROCHESTER, N.

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.

Over 150 STEM Resources for PBL and Authentic Learning, Part 3: Math

techlearning

Looking for ideas that just might spark a PBL math idea

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Farm-related projects bring classroom lessons to life

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 Wednesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. Subscribe today!

Scratch, A Free and Powerful Platform for Learning to Code

techlearning

Scratch is a powerful platform for learning to code because it not only teaches all the essential concepts of coding but can also be easily integrated into almost any subject area

Unusual new program seeks to cut urban crime by pushing gang members into college

The Hechinger Report

Matthew Johnson speaks in his writing class. Photo: Kelly Field for The Hechinger Report. When Matt Johnson’s girlfriend was killed in gang crossfire in 2014, leaving him a single father to a 3-year-old girl, he knew it was time to do something different with his life.

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.

Teachers: Don’t Feel Guilty About What You Can’t Do. The System Needs to Change.

Edsurge

Over the past week, friends of mine—former colleagues who teach in the Los Angeles Unified School District—stood outside their school, exposed to the cold, rain and loss of daily wages. Undeterred, they documented their cause on social media and found solidarity with others fighting for the district to reinvest in its schools rather than divest them to private interests. This historic moment touches me both personally and professionally.

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Google Announces Chromebook News at BETT 2019

techlearning

This week, Google showcases its Chromebooks designed for education at BETT 2019, booth C230

How Much Artificial Intelligence Should There Be in the Classroom?

Edsurge

We can build robot teachers, or even robot teaching assistants. But should we? And if the answer is yes, what’s the right mix of human and machine in the classroom? To get a fresh perspective on that question, this episode we take you to China, where a couple of us from EdSurge recently traveled for a reporting trip. One of the events we attended was a two-day conference about artificial intelligence in education organized by a company called Squirrel AI. It’s vision felt unusually utopian.

Britannica Launches Video Storytelling Platform

techlearning

Encyclopaedia Britannica and Binumi announced today that they have partnered to bring video storytelling into Britannica’s global product lines

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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.

Benefits & advice for transitioning edtech to the cloud

eSchool News

At the beginning of the edtech wave, superintendents saw many benefits from using digital resources in the classroom.

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Disruptive technologies in Education industry

EdSense

From ancient gurukuls to blackboards to Virtual Reality headsets, the way education has been imparted has transformed drastically over the last few decades. Globalization and Technology advances over the last decade have significantly altered the landscape of the education sector.

E-rate Category 2 Eligible Services

Education Superhighway

One of the most important features of E-rate is that it set an annual target of $1 billion annually to help schools upgrade their internal networks and implement Wi-Fi in every classroom. That amounts to $150 in E-rate Category 2 funding per student, to deploy a robust LAN / Wi-Fi network.

#AskExcelinEd: Is school choice worth the struggle?

ExcelinEd

In today’s #AskExcelinEd, our Associate Policy Director of Charter Schools Sam Duell takes a timely look at the struggle for school choice. School Choice Is a Struggle. Many of the best things in life come after intense struggle.

EdTech at School

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

Principals Should Be the School Optimist-in-Chief

MiddleWeb

Optimism is alive and well in many schools. It's not dependent on school demographics or staff longevity, say Jack Breckemeyer and Debbie Silver. It flows from a leader’s ability to demonstrate optimism in action, to inspire others to join in, and to teach them how.

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Early coding can greatly benefit students–here’s how one school does it

eSchool News

Coding and computer programming are slowly becoming part of the core curriculum in schools and districts across the U.S.–and –and some educators say the earlier students start coding, the better.

The Clock Is Ticking for This Edtech Buyer to Find a Deal

Edsurge

If it seems baffling that companies with no revenue can raise money from private investors ( ahem , as some edtech startups did in the early 2010’s), then EdTechX Holdings might just sound outright crazy at first. Last October, the London-based education group went public on Nasdaq with no revenue, assets or product. Wild as it may sound, such a public listing is not unheard of. EdTechX Holdings is a “special purpose acquisition company,” or SPAC for short.

Verso Learning Launches New Student-Teacher Feedback Tools at FETC

techlearning

Verso Learning, provider of classroom feedback and collaboration tools, will be showcasing their education tools at this year’s upcoming FETC conference

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.

Applying Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) in Your Classroom: SEL and Self-Management

Where Learning Clicks

Incorporating SEL and self-management into your teaching can enhance the learning experience and help students become more comfortable in the classroom. The post Applying Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) in Your Classroom: SEL and Self-Management appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

McGraw-Hill Education Announces New Agreement with Illustrative Mathematics

techlearning

McGraw-Hill Education and curriculum provider Illustrative Mathematics (IM) announced today a new agreement

Expo Highlights the Rise of VR, AR in Educational Game Design, But Will Educators Want It?

Marketplace K-12

The U.S. Department of Education hosted its 6th annual ED Games Expo, and about a fifth of the featured games incorporated virtual and augmented reality. The post Expo Highlights the Rise of VR, AR in Educational Game Design, But Will Educators Want It? appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 AR/VR Educational Technology/Ed-Tech Online / Virtual Learning