Mon.Sep 17, 2018

How to Unleash Student Motivation to Succeed

The CoolCatTeacher

Chris Holmes on episode 361 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. As many educators know who have studied the growth mindset, teaching motivation and metacognitive principles is challenging.

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Tech Ed Resources for your Class–K-8 Keyboard Curriculum

Ask a Tech Teacher

I get a lot of questions from readers about what tech ed resources I use in my classroom so I’m going to take a few days to review them with you. Some are edited and/or written by members of the Ask a Tech Teacher crew. Others, by tech teachers who work with the same publisher I do.

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4 Steps to Create a Strong 3D Printing Program

EdTech Magazine

4 Steps to Create a Strong 3D Printing Program. eli.zimmerman_9856. Mon, 09/17/2018 - 12:19. In educational technology, it can be difficult to discern a fad from a future classroom staple. When I first learned of 3D printing in the classroom, I wondered if it held merit.

Defining high-quality project-based learning

eSchool News

A growing number of educators around the world believe that project-based learning (PBL) is an important instructional approach that allows students to master academic skills and content knowledge, develop skills necessary for future success, and build the personal agency needed to tackle life’s and the world’s challenges.

Ten jobs that are safe from robots

The Hechinger Report

Yes, the robots are definitely coming for the jobs of America’s 3.5 million cashiers. Just ask the retail workers who’ve already been displaced by automated checkout machines.

5 key priorities for today’s superintendents

eSchool News

Today’s superintendents are faced with a plethora of challenges, chief among them how to foster engaged citizenship among students and how to support students who are academically underprepared or battling poverty.

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Spotlighting Innovation Celebration

CUE

In this week’s episode, TOSAs Talking Tech highlight some great sessions at the upcoming SGVCUE Innovation Celebration. First is @judyblakeney and @drtriciahyun presenting “Leaps of Strengths” a focus on a Strengths-Based learning approach.

25 Of The Most Misunderstood Ideas In Education

TeachThought - Learn better.

25 Of The Most Misunderstood Ideas In Education by Terry Heick There’s a lot of misunderstanding in education, and that makes sense because it’s an ‘industry’ with tremendous external pressure to change but an extraordinary kind of inertia internally that keeps it from doing so.

Mixtape your curriculum: Using Open Educational Resources to customize your teaching and their learning

Ditch That Textbook

I’m a proud, completely unapologetic, mullet-sporting, shoulder-pad wearing, Flashdance sweatshirt-owning, card-carrying member of the 1980s–and I have the mixtapes to prove it. Although I no longer have my yellow Walkman…sigh.) I have continued to create and curate my mixtapes well into college and beyond. While the method of musical delivery evolved, my enthusiasm for mixtapes […]. Guest Blog creative teaching edtech educational technology teaching

As students return to college, a basic question persists: What are they learning?

The Hechinger Report

Students in a class at Frederick Community College in Maryland. Photo: Melanie Stetson Freeman/The Christian Science Monitor via Getty Images. Students are hitting the books again on college campuses this fall, with fresh possibilities ahead of them. But will they actually learn anything?

How to Help Students Land the STEM Jobs of the Future

Edsurge

For nearly 30 years, the global non-profit FIRST has been getting kids hooked on science and technology through hands-on robotics competitions featuring come-from-behind victories and breathless spectators clamoring for TV coverage. It all happens thanks to a network of corporate partnerships that let students peer into the real world of STEM careers while giving companies a chance to engage with ambitious and energetic students.

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OPINION: Making campus diversity real — starting in kindergarten

The Hechinger Report

. Among the most important issues in U.S. higher education right now is the lack of diversity in student and faculty populations.

How To Choose the Best Presentation Topic for your First Department / Building Meeting

TeacherCast

In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff and Nick take a look at faculty and department meetings and discuss several solutions for choosing the best topic that will help to set up a great year of working with teachers and students. .

Blockchain arrives on college campuses

The Hechinger Report

Academia is beginning to offer courses in blockchain technology. Po Chi Wu, a visiting professor at the University of California, Berkeley, teaches a course about blockchain entrepreneurship. Photo: Sarah Gonser for The Hechinger Report. BERKELEY, Calif. —

Google Slides Essay

Teacher Tech

Google Slides Essay Template A little tongue in cheek I like to say “Don’t use Google Docs.” ” When we go digital we want to take advantage of what digital offers that paper did not. Oftentimes what we might use a Google Doc for we would really want a Google Form or to use something like […]. The post Google Slides Essay appeared first on Teacher Tech. Advanced Apps Script Google Slides templates google slides template

Disrupting opportunity gaps will hinge on networks

eSchool News

Recently, Stanford researcher Raj Chetty came out with yet another new study on the jagged landscape of opportunity facing America.

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Fall CUE Speaker Showcase: Mark J Loundy

CUE

Makerspaces. It’s one of those buzz words in education right now. You know you NEED to have one, but why? That’s exactly the mission Mark Loundy’s has taken on at Fall CUE.

How Do You Factor Social-emotional Wellbeing Into Your Personalized Learning Plans?

Edsurge

As we’ve already mentioned , personalized learning should not and cannot be purely centered on technology. At Fusion 2018 , we want to bridge the gap between theory and practice. This means not simply examining technology’s role in education, but exploring what learning sciences, community development and social-emotional research can teach us about the holistic picture of personalized learning.

Matching the Right Design (CAD) Software to Your 3D Printing Classroom

EmergingEdTech

The new school season has started and, along with it, more growth in 3D modeling classes in schools nationwide. Young students are being taught how to get good orientation in 3D space, they learn. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

How To Choose the Best Presentation Topic for your First Department / Building Meeting

TeacherCast

In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff and Nick take a look at faculty and department meetings and discuss several solutions for choosing the best topic that will help to set up a great year of working with teachers and students. . The post How To Choose the Best Presentation Topic for your First Department / Building Meeting appeared first on The TeacherCast Educational Network. Ask the Tech Coach Professional Development Professional Leadership Tech Coach Technology Coaching

What U.S. Companies Should Know About Asia's Edtech Market

Edsurge

Last summer, when I was working for ThinkCERCA, which helps students develop critical thinking skills through reading and writing, the edtech startup was facing a big decision: should it try and break into the lucrative Chinese market? On the one hand, China’s private education market is projected to grow 9 percent per year until 2020, reaching a value of $330 billion—an enticing market for many American entrepreneurs.

The Conrad Challenge: Where Students Create World-Changing Innovations

TeacherCast

In this episode of the TeacherCast Podcast, we learn how the Conrad Challenge is promoting collaborative, student-centered, real world-relevant learning that fosters innovation and entrepreneurship, unleashing students’ potential to create future-defining solutions and a sustainable society for generations to come. The post The Conrad Challenge: Where Students Create World-Changing Innovations appeared first on The TeacherCast Educational Network. The TeacherCast Podcast Robotics STEM

Microprocessing Fun in Middle School Science

MiddleWeb

Museum educator Christa Flores shares a summer STEM partnership that introduced middle schoolers to programmable microprocessors that can perform a variety of lab-oriented tasks. Flores, a former MS teacher, says it's time to include computer skills in science classrooms.

Makerspaces A to Z: Boring

techlearning

I recently launched a new blog series, Makerspaces A to Z. You can read all about the letter A here. Thank you to all those who shared their thoughts about this post to the #MakerspacesAtoZ hashtag. Thank you also to those who shared their thoughts about letter B words there, as well.

DBQuest and Case Maker: Two more critical thinking tools from LOC!

NeverEndingSearch

Alert your social studies and ELA teacher friends or dig in on your own. This past week the Library of Congress launched DBQuest and Case Maker , two new web and mobile apps that join a suite of digital resources introduced back in 2016.

7 Free Edtech Things. Cause Free Edtech Things are Always a Good Thing

techlearning

A couple of days ago, I shared the great news that Flipgrid is now completely free for educators and it got me thinking: “What other tech stuff can I get for free?” I started poking around, asked some questions, did a little reading, reviewed some old History Tech posts, and came up with a list.

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The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 133 How To Build An Authentic And Entrepreneurial High School Experience

TeachThought - Learn better.

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 133 How To Build An Authentic And Entrepreneurial High School Experience Drew Perkins talks with Trace Pickering, Executive Director/Co-Founder of Iowa BIG, about how their program develops and delivers a more authentic and entrepreneurial high school experience.

Freebie & Ideas For Parent-Teacher Conference Success

techlearning

Parent-teacher conferences provide a way for staff and families to better to connect to support students. They can also be stressful for all parties involved. Parents and teachers may be nervous about what the other will say to them about the child.

Lead Like a Coach

Reading By Example

Photo by Kevin Maillefer on Unsplash. I am part of a family of coaches. My earliest memories in athletics include going to summer basketball camps during my elementary school years.

App Offers Flexible Ways to Explore the Solar System

techlearning

Interactive 3D tool lets kids discover and explore the solar system Title :Arloon Solar System Summary : Interactive 3D tool lets kids discover and explore the solar system Pros: Kids can zoom, rotate, read, and explore, making meaning on their own from what they find.