Thu.Apr 18, 2019

Girls and STEM: The Google 20% Project That Encourages Girls to go Into STEM

The CoolCatTeacher

Komal Singh on episode 474 on the 10-Minute Teacher Girls and people of color need role models who look like them. Today’s show is a team of people at Google who have done just that.

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Dear Otto: Help With Classroom Management Problems

Ask a Tech Teacher

Dear Otto is an occasional column where I answer questions I get from readers about teaching tech. If you have a question, please contact me at askatechteacher at gmail dot com and I’ll answer it here. .

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Striking a balance: SEL skills and access to relationships

The Christensen Institute

Last week Checker Finn and Rick Hess published the first in a series of reports at American Enterprise Institute on the promise and pitfalls of social emotional learning (SEL) in both policy and practice. I’m slated to contribute to the series later this year.

The Evolution of Civic Engagement


Civic engagement has been a foundational element of our nation since its inception. But it is undeniable that the rapid shifts in our world have also shifted what civic engagement means and looks like.

5 ways to use AR and VR in the classroom

eSchool News

Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) are the new hot trends in education. But what does that mean and how is it going to benefit our students?

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Teacher PD training: Should self-care be part of it?


Like therapists, nurses, doctors and priests, teachers fall into a special category of professionals whose work is to help others.

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Naviance Wields Much ‘Power and Influence’ in College Admissions, Harvard Researcher Finds


For decades, the college-admissions process has been shrouded in mystery. But these days, big data, and a popular college planning tool, are taking much of the guesswork out of applying to college.

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K–12 Schools Make the Case for Hyperconvergence

EdTech Magazine

K–12 Schools Make the Case for Hyperconvergence. eli.zimmerman_9856. Thu, 04/18/2019 - 13:19. K–12 technology directors looking to streamline IT services and make data storage and management more efficient are embracing hyperconvergence.

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Differentiating Instruction with Technology


As educators, we innately know that our students bring different learner profiles to our classrooms. We are constantly faced with the task of helping students stay engaged, show growth, and master the curriculum.

A Nationwide Referendum on Public Education

EdNews Daily

By Charles Sosnik. Americans are voting in a nationwide referendum on public education. But it’s not on any ballot. And curiously, it hasn’t made the national news media.

The Teacher Prep Program That Starts in High School


OVERLAND PARK , Kan. Dylin Coburn is a junior in high school, but he’s spent a surprising amount of time at a school that’s not his, observing an art class he’s not even taking. It’s not about making more art though—it’s practice.

Waddle You Do To Celebrate JiJi Day?

MIND Research Institute

JiJi Day is coming on April 26! JiJi is the beloved penguin in the ST Math software games. Every time a child demonstrates understanding of a math concept, JiJi crosses the screen, signaling success and leading the student to the next more challenging puzzle.

Advise the President. Cause You’re Just That Smart.


Not that president. Other presidents. You know, from history


Video Assignments Are the New Term Paper. How Does That Change Teaching and Learning?


This semester I’m teaching a graduate seminar on education and technology for Georgetown University. Over the next two months, I’ll share the experience and highlights in a series of columns for EdSurge with highlights from the course. This is part 3. Read part 1 and part 2. Digital video has taken the world by storm. Netflix is busy changing television and movies. YouTube may be humanity’s largest collaborative cultural project, aggregating an astonishing amount of user-generated content.

Robust Infrastructure and the Role of Efficiency


In a recent keynote I heard a speaker extol the value in letting kids struggle in the learning process. As an educator and parent, I watched my students and children at home struggle with a variety of tasks and can see the benefit of allowing learning to happen organically through the struggle.

How to Improve Student Learning Outcomes with Digital Learning

Kitaboo on EdTech

In this age of digital content consumption, students are likely to get easily distracted if they do not find their curriculum interesting enough. Educators have noticed that when technology is integrated into the curriculum, students tend to demonstrate an eagerness to learn.

Using Robotics To Teach Problem Solving: Is It Possible?


The Field of Robotics Delves Into Numerous Interdisciplinary Skills Problem-solving is one of those complex areas in education which is both extremely valuable to learn about but very difficult to. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

Force Users to Make a Copy of a Google Doc!

Shake Up Learning

The post Force Users to Make a Copy of a Google Doc! appeared first on Shake Up Learning. How to Force Users to Make a Copy of Google Drive Files. Here’s an easy way to force users to make a copy of Google Docs, Sheets, Slides or Drawings! By hacking the URL you can prompt users to make a copy!

Digital Equity to Be Addressed in 2019 by U.S. Senate


Emily Tate, reporter at EdSurge, recently highlighted the Digital Equity Act – a bill that the U.S. Senate introduced that would invest hundreds of millions of dollars to expand broadband access in communities that currently lack it.

“Tell me what you need to ensure that every student is your class can learn.”

The Principal of Change

Utah Makes Dramatic Progress Implementing Next Generation Learning


Utah’s steady journey toward next generation learning took another step forward last month. The state announced the recipients of the Competency-Based Education Planning Grant program.

Here Is An Excellent Web Tool for Creating Rubrics

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Quick Rubric is a new tool from the folks in Photos for Class. This is a new web based application that allows you to easily set up criterion-referenced rubrics to score your students more

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Kahoot! Introduces Smart Practice for Challenge Feature


With the new smart practice feature, students can revisit difficult questions, remember content better, and collect emotes as a reward


Updated Collection of Web Tools and Apps that Support 21st Century Learning

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Technology has radically transformed the notion of education to the extent that a label such as 21st century learning is a commonplace in the nascent teaching literature. There are now multiple more

5 Ways to convert conventional classrooms into high-tech classrooms

Think Exam

These days everybody is a tech-geek with mobile phones in their hands and technology based ideas in their mind. When nothing is being left without the influence of technology, then how can we not expect it to get into the main stream of learning too?

Homework Policies That Support Diverse Needs


How many minutes? In which grades? What really works? How can family be engaged? These and lots more questions are answered in Cathy Vatterott's book Rethinking Homework. Educator Brian Taylor says it's a must for educators who want to bring sanity to homework policies.

4 Ways to Improve Digital Equity in Your Classroom

Graphite Blog

As a former middle school teacher who taught in a lower-income, majority-minority school equipped with lots of "high tech" tools, I often wondered about equity when it came to edtech. For me, students' access to tech at school wasn't the issue. However, I knew that things were a lot different once students left my classroom. Because the majority of my students lacked internet access at home, I never assigned homework that required technology.

Strategies for Building on Student Strengths


Teachers will find everthing they need to implement the theory of multiple intelligences in Thomas Armstrong's book, writes teacher Michelle Voelker. Armstrong addresses MI criticism and provides easy changes that can be made by teachers who want to decide for themselves.

Which Digital Citizenship Skills Do Students Need Most?

Graphite Blog

Digital citizenship has emerged as a top priority in U.S. schools and classrooms. In fact, six out of 10 educators are teaching some kind of digital citizenship skill every month. To find out more about this growing effort, we've completed a first-of-its-kind research report, The Common Sense Census: Inside the 21st-Century Classroom.

“Every student can learn effectively and has the right to learn.” – Sophia Christina Andrioti, Greece

Daily Edventures

Sophia Christina Andrioti. Special Educator. 130 th Primary School. Athens, Greece. AndriotiSophia. In today’s classrooms, diversity is the norm. MIE Expert Sophia Christina Andrioti has made empowering that diverse set of students – especially those with special needs – her focus.