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How My Students Create Their Own TED Talks

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Making Social Studies More Social for All Kindergarteners

MindShift

This kindergarten classroom at Lafayette Elementary in San Francisco has both native English speakers and students who are still learning English.

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Internet Access Makes College Applications Easier for All

Kajeet Extracurricular

Think of everything that goes into a college application. Transcripts. Personal essays. Teacher recommendations. Standardized test scores. Application fees.

Can Teaching Civics Save Democracy?

NPR Learning and Tech

Democracy thrives off an informed and active community, researchers say. The way to secure that future is integrating civics classes in k-12 education. Image credit: LA Johnson/NPR

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.

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In the News: On the Nevada Ready 21 1:1 Laptop Program

Doug Levin

As quoted in: Schwartz, Sarah. Nevada Recommits Funding for State 1-to-1 Program.” Education Week. 21 September 2017. “While those sound like common-sense steps for folks who are deploying 1-to-1 programs in schools, the history of ed tech is littered with examples of those common sense steps not being taken,” said Doug Levin, the founder and CEO of EdTech Strategies, a consulting firm, in an interview.

Skipping The Classes I Don’t Need

The Jose Vilson

Whenever folks hear code words like ". regardless of zip code." they act upon it in multiple ways. Some want to create educational equity, and surely, there are plenty of groups that profess to want this. Some advocate for equity by hanging on to mythos of the one schoolhouse, segregated, destitute, and gritty all the same. Some simply yell to the rafters, but never hang with the commoners unless there's a photo-op and a hefty check at the end of a speech.

In the News: On the Nevada Ready 21 1:1 Laptop Program

Doug Levin

As quoted in: Schwartz, Sarah. Nevada Recommits Funding for State 1-to-1 Program.” Education Week. 21 September 2017. “While those sound like common-sense steps for folks who are deploying 1-to-1 programs in schools, the history of ed tech is littered with examples of those common sense steps not being taken,” said Doug Levin, the founder and CEO of EdTech Strategies, a consulting firm, in an interview.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

(National) Education Politics. “The Trump Administration Has Revoked A Federal Directive On Campus Rape ,” Buzzfeed reports. More on the decision in The New York Times. US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos ’ “learning curve where higher ed is concerned is quite vertical,” quips UC president Janet Napolitano. The Chronicle of Higher Education has more on Napolitano’s remarks at a lunch at UC’s Washington Center.

Pixel

Technology Tidbits

Pixel is a new free mobile (iOS/Android) app for students learning how to program or code. This is ideal for educators looking to introduce STEM and is very user friendly. Pixel uses the familiar drag-n-drop blocks of code formula (i.e.

5 Ways to Flip Your Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Hip Hughes on episode 155 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

Visual Note Taking Explained for Teachers (9 Books)

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

September 22, 2017 Visual note taking helps the brain process information in a more effective and sustainable way. It also provides a powerful channel of communication and helps in understanding.read more. Books for Teachers

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Little Red & Rapunzel: A Skype with Bethan Woollvin

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

I’ve written about the magic of Bethan Woollvin’s Little Red a few times on the blog. It’s one of those books that captures an audience when it’s read aloud.

CFP: Effecting Change in Academia: Strategies for Faculty Leadership

ProfHacker

This CFP comes by way of Kirsti Cole, who with Holly Hassel has just published Surviving Sexism in Academia: Strategies for Feminist Leadership (Routledge, 2017).

Where Does Personalized Learning End and Special Education Begin?

Edsurge

It’s the start of a new school year and the air is full of promise. I’ve set up my room, made my copies and attended all of my meetings. As students flood into the school, I’m charged with positive energy and hope. But as I peruse my class list and the academic data that accompanies it, anxiety sets in. I’ve committed to personalizing learning, but how can I do that for every student in my inclusion classroom when the range of abilities among them is so vast?

30hands

Technology Tidbits

30hands is the excellent and easy-to-use learning tool that educators/students everywhere are using for a wide range purposes, such as: digital storytelling, project based learning, blended learning, and much much more. I highly recommend checking out 30hands Pro by clicking here or 30hands Web here !!! 30hands has lots of exciting news on the horizon.

Submit & Vote in the Instructables Teachers Contest

EdTechnocation.com

Instrutables.com is running a teachers-only contest from now until November 6, 2017! Submit your classroom build projects and vote on your favorites. There are some great prizes to earn including a special judge's prize for the best STEAM project.

SmartKids

Technology Tidbits

SmartKids is a fun iOS app for students grades K-6 for Game Based Learning. SmartKids has over a 1000 mini-games in a wide variety of subjects such as: Math, Science, Programming, etc. These games have high replay value as there are lots of features to unlock, stars to uncover, and more. Best of all is the teacher/parent dashboard which lets them: filter games, adjust difficultly levels, etc etc. I highly recommend checking out SmartKids by clicking here !!! educational apps game based learning

Student: How a virtual education prepared me for higher ed

eSchool News

For home-schooled students like me, the process of earning a high school diploma is a bit more complicated than it is for “traditional” pupils.

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Write and Share Music With Top Classroom Resource

techlearning

Noteflight for Teachers helps teachers and students safely share assignments, musical concept examples, and opinions. Techlearning News App of the Day

McAfee Finds Teenagers Use Tech to Cheat in School

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez The security firm finds that students use digital tools for malicious reasons, from accessing banned content to interfering with tests. Firewalls Security Threat Prevention

Live from the Tundra – Cold Careers: Working with Polar Bears

Discovery Education

Tundra Connections: Cold Careers | 1PM ET. CelebratewithDE as we return to Churchill, Manitoba, Canada for the annual polar bear migration. Since 2010, Discovery Education has teamed up with Polar Bears International to bring students a series of webcasts during the annual polar bear migration. Find out about these extraordinary animals and learn more about the careers open to you on the tundra. Cold Careers: Working with Polar Bears. Thursday, October 26 – 1:00 PM (ET).

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A New Typing Website With a Twist

Ask a Tech Teacher

Type Dojo is a new free comprehensive approach to learning keyboarding. The ad- and distraction-free interface provides not only practice drills but quick links to grade-appropriate keyboarding games (including the popular ones from DanceMat Typing ).

?Access or Prestige: Can Colleges Do Both by US News?

Edsurge

Most U.S. colleges see pronounced gaps in completion rates along racial and economic lines. Asian and white students graduate at a rate of 63.2 percent and 62.0 percent, respectively, while just 45.8 percent of Hispanic and 38.0 percent of black students complete their degrees, according to a study by the National Student Clearinghouse. The University of California, Riverside is the only campus in the U.S.

Empower Students, Inspire Ideas, and Create Change

eSchool News

Enter the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest to empower students, inspire ideas, and create change by incorporating STEAM into projects designed to help advance the interests of local communities. Apply by 11/9/17, for a chance to win! Ancillary help projects Samsung STEAM students

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Live from the Tundra – Paws Up for Polar Bears

Discovery Education

Tundra Connections: Paws Up for Polar Bears | 11AM ET. CelebratewithDE as we return to Churchill, Manitoba, Canada for the annual polar bear migration. Since 2010, Discovery Education has teamed up with Polar Bears International to bring students a series of webcasts during the annual polar bear migration. Find out about these extraordinary animals and learn more about the careers open to you on the tundra. Paws Up for Polar Bears. Thursday, October 26 – 11:00 AM (ET).

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5 ways to use AV to prepare students for 21st-century jobs

eSchool News

Critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity—these are the “Four Cs” that P21 has identified as critical skills for 21 st century learning. As educators rethink their lesson plans to cater to these skills, one focus area that could help is AV and media skills.

4 Ways to Integrate Media Literacy in the Classroom

Graphite Blog

With a recent focus on "fake news" and the realization that many of us (adults and kids alike) get our news primarily through social media , the concept of "media literacy" is buzzing. And the #medialiteracy community is responding to this buzz with gusto.

Inspiring students to build a better tomorrow using STEAM

eSchool News

Enter the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest to empower students, inspire ideas, and create change by incorporating STEAM into projects designed to help advance the interests of local communities. Apply by 11/9/17, for a chance to win! Ancillary better help projects Samsung STEAM students

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IO Education Acquires eSchoolData and Looks for More Growth

Marketplace K-12

The acquisition of eSchoolData will give IO Education more traction in the Northeast and more product offerings, says IO's CEO. The post IO Education Acquires eSchoolData and Looks for More Growth appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 Business Strategy Data Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Mergers and Acquisitions

Build a Brighter Future With STEAM

eSchool News

Enter the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest to empower students, inspire ideas, and create change by incorporating STEAM into projects designed to help advance the interests of local communities. Apply by 11/9/17, for a chance to win! Ancillary future help projects Samsung STEAM students

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