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.

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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?

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.

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


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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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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Here Is What the Right Tools for Mixed Reality in the Classroom Look Like

EdTech Magazine

Here Is What the Right Tools for Mixed Reality in the Classroom Look Like. eli.zimmerman_9856. Wed, 01/23/2019 - 12:56. In K–12, educators have found ways to use augmented and virtual reality to enhance and support deeper learning in the classroom.

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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.

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


Looking for ideas that just might spark a PBL math idea

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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.

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


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.

How Much Artificial Intelligence Should There Be in the Classroom?


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.

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.

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


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


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

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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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.

Britannica Launches Video Storytelling Platform


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

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


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.

Disruptive technologies in Education industry


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.

#AskExcelinEd: Is school choice worth the struggle?


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.

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.

Principals Should Be the School Optimist-in-Chief


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.


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.

Verso Learning Launches New Student-Teacher Feedback Tools at FETC


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

Is Facebook Really Kicking Members Out of Groups?

The Innovative Educator

If you are a member, moderator, or admin of any Facebook group, you may have heard a buzz that they are kicking out members unless they prove they are active. Is this true? Let's look at the buzz. Some admins are complaining that they're losing thousands of members.

EdTech at School

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