Tue.Nov 06, 2018

Achieving Professional Growth Through Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

As a teacher turned instructional coach who is now an aspiring administrator, I have always recognized the importance of effective feedback. As a teacher, I not only strived to provide my students with effective feedback, but I also craved honest and open feedback about my own teaching performance.

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Student Presentations: Creating a Screencast with @WeVideo & Uploading Projects to a Class @Flipgrid (including tutorials) #edtech


Recently, I worked with a teacher who had to be out on a day where students were scheduled to give class presentations. Instead of wasting a day, we decided to have students screencast their presentations and then post their videos to Flipgrid.

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Today’s regulatory framework is ineffective. Deleting it won’t solve the problem.

The Christensen Institute

This piece is from a larger discussion on higher education regulation that originally appeared on EducationNext. Check out Part 1 here , as well as the full piece and a corresponding perspective by Kevin Carey, Director of the Education Policy Program at New America.

“I don’t like to say no to what students want to do — often those crazy ideas can be the start of something that inspires us and actually works.” – Melissa Wrenchey, USA

Daily Edventures

Melissa Wrenchey. Educator. Nikola Tesla STEM High School. R edmond, Washington, USA. wrenchey. engipreneurism. Melissa Wrenchey is on a mission to get students excited about STEM learning – both in her classroom and in her community.

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.

We know we have to address the social determinants of health. Now what?

The Christensen Institute

In the run-up up to this month’s mid-term elections, healthcare appears to be just one of many burning political issues that will be influencing Americans’ votes.

7 Great Tips for Students to Create Successful Study Routines


These Tips and Techniques Can Help You Improve Your Study Habits – Which Work Best for You? Edward Young once said, “Procrastination is the thief of time”; and his affirmation is entirely. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

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6 MORE GREAT Makerspace Practices That You Need to See


 In a previous post, I highlighted 6 GREAT makerspace practices that captured my attention.    Here is another group of 6 that recently caught my eye  

A Look Back: Here Are Downloadable Scaffolded Instructions For Students To Create A “3/2/1” Poster

Larry Ferlazzo

This blog has gained many new readers over the past year. Because of that, I thought it might be worth sharing a daily “A Look Back” where I share a best post from the past twelve years. You can also see all of my choices for “Best” posts here.

Why Flipped Learning should be standard for Higher Education


Flipped Learning and Higher Education are rarely found together in the same sentence. Well, rarer than I would expect at least.

Rethinking Balance

The Principal of Change

“Balance is stupid.” ” George Couros, primarily from 2007-2017. That was me. Maybe I didn’t say it exactly that way, but I was thinking it. For me, to be successful, you had to live a reasonably unbalanced life.

Today’s Curriculum for the Higher Ed HR Leader

Speaker: Joseph Clay, Business Transformation Strategist at Oracle, and Jeffrey Haynes, Director with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

Today’s universities and colleges face many challenges ranging from reconciling financial pressures, to ensuring student success, to managing complicated workforce dynamics. One thing they all have in common: Their head of HR must align the HR function to best support the institution as it navigates this current landscape.

New Report Says Corporal Punishment Doesn’t Work

Larry Ferlazzo

It’s always a big mind-boggling to me when I share a new resource on corporal punishment – either at school or at home. It is 2018… Here’s what spanking does to kids. None of it is good, doctors say.

K–12 IT Leaders Can Mitigate Cybersecurity Risks Through User Training

EdTech Magazine

K–12 IT Leaders Can Mitigate Cybersecurity Risks Through User Training. eli.zimmerman_9856. Tue, 11/06/2018 - 11:37. IT professionals in every K–12 school district likely grapple with one major security weakness: people.

“‘Writing Frames Help Students Organize Their Thinking'”

Larry Ferlazzo

‘Writing Frames Help Students Organize Their Thinking’ is the headline of my latest Education Week Teacher column. In it, Matthew Perini, David Campos, Kathleen Fad, Jocelyn A. Chadwick and Diane Mora finish up a three-part series on writing frames.

Teachers, Park Rangers #WriteOut for Learning

Educator Innovator

A unique collaboration encouraged educators to take their students out of classrooms and into public spaces and parks to write and create. A man walks alone in the Connecticut woods. He sits down to write. He takes a few photos.

Has ‘Shift’ Happened? Revisiting a Viral Video From 2008


About 10 years ago, a short video called Shift Happens went viral, providing a wake-up call to educators that their students would enter a very different world once they left the classroom and entered the workforce.

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TypingClub in 30 Seconds


This super short video covers price, platforms, grades, and TypingClub's unique lesson customization options

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Why ESSA's Tier System is Only the First Step

MIND Research Institute

The Every Student Succeeds Act (or ESSA) provides schools and districts with funding for technology and also includes non-regulatory guidance on how to determine whether an edtech program is effective.

Five Critical Guidelines for Data Privacy Across School Districts


When Congress passed FERPA (The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) in 1974, school and district leaders could rely on once-a-year training and reviews to make sure they remained in compliance.

5 doable digital citizenship goals for teachers

eSchool News

Internet safety, online privacy, cyberbullying, media balance, online relationships, news and media literacy—digital citizenship topics tackle big questions. It can feel daunting to integrate lessons on these weighty topics into your already-packed classroom agendas.

November is Ideal for Teaching Geography and Immigration


November is a perfect month for celebrating GIS Day as part of Geography Awareness Week


Do's and Don'ts of Presenting

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

When it comes to presentations, no matter what industry you’re in, creating that first impression and providing a presentation that will win over your audience comes with its pressures. Standing in.read more

3 ways to tell stories with robots

eSchool News

Though coding and robotics is new to almost all of the students coming into my workshops and classes, storytelling is something they’re familiar with. As the manager of educational programs for KID Museum in Maryland, I use narrative to help teach young students how to code and program robots.

Using edWeb.net to Connect with Pre-Service Teachers


Tech4TeacherEd is a new edWeb.net community for pre-service teachers, college of education faculty, and inservice educators to share resources and ideas for integrating digital tools into the classroom.

#CelebrateWithDE Veterans Day & Remembrance Day

Discovery Education

Honor and remember our heroes on Veterans Day in the United States and Remembrance Day in Canada, both on November 11, by connecting to the history of bravery and sacrifice. We’ve gathered curated resources from Discovery Education that will help you and your students focus on the courageous people that have fought to counter attacks and maintain our freedoms. The content collections are full of a wide variety of media for every grade level and are a good place to start for broad understanding.

The Uphill Battles Facing Asia’s Education Technology Startups


Japan has earned a reputation for exporting successful products and services from different industries. In technology, Sony and Nintendo are among the most internationally recognized brands. In education, the tutoring center Kumon has franchises across the world. But when it comes to the education technology industry, few people outside the country can name Japanese companies off the top of their heads.

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5 Must-Have Google Search Tips for Students

Graphite Blog

For those of us who remember a time before the internet, using Google for research might feel strange -- like being thrust from the cozy confines of a favorite library straight into the Wild West of the web.

Some Helpful Latin Phrases for Research Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

One way to embellish your writing style and make it sound more professional is through the inclusion of Latin phrases (of course without overusing them). Whether you are writing a research.read more

K-12 Dealmaking: IXL Learning Acquires ABCya, Brightwheel Raises $21 Million

Marketplace K-12

Personalized learning platform IXL Learning has acquired educational games provider ABCya, and early education software provider Brightwheel has raised $21 million. The post K-12 Dealmaking: IXL Learning Acquires ABCya, Brightwheel Raises $21 Million appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 Games/Apps International/Global Markets Investment/Venture Capital K-12 Dealmaking Mergers and Acquisitions Startups

Talking about Tragedy: Teachers Are Human Too


After three hate crimes in one week in late October, 8th grade teacher Sarah Cooper came in on Monday ready to talk, "to imagine how we could react in healing ways." Yet, as her first class began, "I realized this conversation would be different. As a Jew, I felt shaken.". Current Events Future of History anti-Semiticism current events democracy hate crimes religious intolerance Sarah Cooper talking about tragedy upstanders