Wed.Dec 11, 2019

Holiday Gifts for Teachers

Ask a Tech Teacher

Holiday gifts for teachers are a challenge. If your child has many teachers, it’s difficult to find a personalized gift for each that is both affordable and valued.

Building the Connection Between Home and School — How Family Empowerment is Transforming Education

Education Elements

In an economically disadvantaged part of Charlotte, N.C., there is a public school with the highest percentage of Title 1 students in the district.

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The Balance with Catlin Tucker: Featuring Adam Welcome

Catlin Tucker

In this episode of The Balance , I talk with Adam Welcome , a father, educator, speaker, and writer. Adam has written three books– Kids Deserve It!:

Detroit Teachers Serve As Models For Resilience And Results

Education Elements

A few years ago, Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) took a big bet on talent. Despite the city’s legacy of divesting in educators, the District’s new leaders believed that Detroit teachers have the power to chart a new future for the city’s children.

SplashLearn Makes Learning Fun and Creates Fearless Learners

Loved by more than 30 million kids, SplashLearn is a game-based learning program that creates engaging learning experiences to nurture a generation of fearless learners. SplashLearn is the fastest growing elementary school math program in the US, used by more than 440,000 teachers in about 77,000 schools across the United States.

Featured Speakers Announced for Spring CUE 2020

CUE

CUE is excited to announce five dynamic educators and innovative visionaries you don’t want to miss at Spring CUE 2020, March 19-21, 2019. In the coming weeks, get to know each featured speaker through their guest posts here, OnCUE.

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Actively Learn

Kleinspiration

As a mother and a teacher, finding time to do it all is a constant struggle. Technology is continuously evolving and making every aspect of our lives more convenient. Why should education be any different?

Using Microsoft Immersive Reader with Google Docs

Teacher Tech

Have Documents Read to Students with Immersive Reader UDL, Universal Design Learning, is a principle for designing lessons that accommodate all students. What is good for a student with special needs is also good for other students.

Parents Don't Need to Be Coding Experts, Just Willing to Learn With Their Children

Edsurge

Michael, a 5-year-old boy, and his mother Sasha, a 40-year-old dance instructor, exchanged enthusiastic high fives.

Let’s invest in black kids who pursue STEM the way we do black kids on the football field

The Hechinger Report

The Grambling State University students of Team MiEye were winners of the top prize of the BizTech Challenge, held at the Bayou Classic in New Orleans last month. Photo: Andre Perry for The Hechinger Report.

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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.

Most Students and Faculty Prefer Face-To-Face Instruction, EDUCAUSE Surveys Find

Edsurge

Most college students and faculty seem to share a preference for in-person, not online, instruction. This shared perspective was revealed by two recently released studies from the EDUCAUSE Center for Analysis and Research.

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6 Powerful Instructional Coaching Tools

EdTechTeam

In this post, I’m going to show you 6 powerful tools that will help you to be more productive, effective, and organized in your role as an instructional coach. I probably don’t need to tell you that everyone needs a coach.

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8 emerging K-12 classroom trends

eSchool News

Today’s educators are preparing students for jobs of the future–jobs that don’t necessarily exist today–and a new Google Education report takes a look at the K-12 classroom trends driving learning.

OPINION: The charter school debate is more complex than either side admits

The Hechinger Report

Just as many Americans object to the U.S. president’s disregard of scientific findings, we are discovering that leading Democrats can ignore evidence, too. Headed to Pittsburgh to discuss education on Saturday, Dec.

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7 Benefits of Lesson Plans in the Cloud

What if teachers didn’t have to lug tons of paperwork with them to and from work? Having lesson plans available anywhere is just one of the advantages.

What makes a great principal?

eSchool News

Great principals lead effective schools. Under the leadership of a great principal, teachers thrive, students engage with core content and school administrative functions run smoothly. Conventional wisdom recognizes the value of school principals, and research backs it up.

Spring CUE 2020 Featured Speakers Announced

CUE

CUE is excited to announce five dynamic educators and innovative visionaries you don’t want to miss at Spring CUE 2020, March 19-21, 2019. In the coming weeks, get to know each featured speaker through their guest posts here, OnCUE.

Building Coding Skills Through Playful Learning

edWeb.net

Teaching computer coding skills and concepts in the primary grades may sound like a challenge, but now there are hands-on activities and age-appropriate software that engage young students in this type of learning.

PBL Spotlight: Pakistan Kindergarteners Tackle Food Waste

TeachThought - Learn better.

PBL Spotlight: Pakistan Kindergarteners Tackle Food Waste Over the past few years TeachThought PD has worked with educators from TNS Beaconhouse school in Lahore, Pakistan on PBL professional learning.

Why Families Leave Schools

Do you know three of the biggest reasons families leave schools? Here they are – and what you can do about it.

What You Need to Know About Teaching Cybersecurity

edWeb.net

There is a massive demand for qualified cybersecurity talent with the current number of open positions ranging from 300,000 in the United States to 4 million globally.

An introduction to rubrics for higher education

Linways Technologies

An Introduction To Rubrics From Linways. What is rubrics. Rubrics, in education, is an assessment guide used to evaluate learning. It’s a scoring guide, a set of criteria for grading assignments.

6 tips to communicate with parents after a school incident

eSchool News

We all know that working with kids and teenagers is hard. Rewarding, yes — but it can be tough. Students are in the process of maturing, and you often have to navigate sensitive situations that impact student development.

Renew Your Classroom Community in January

MiddleWeb

Taking time to refresh your classroom space, renew positive relationships and reinforce routines you established in the fall is time well-spent the first week back in January. Consultant Stacey Shubitz also recommends getting a head start on 2020 with some December prep.

How Online Admissions Affect Enrollment Rates

Discover the top five reasons your school’s admissions should be online.

Science Interactive Group Acquires Another Company to Grow Its Lab Education Kits

Edsurge

In biology, cells join together to form tissues, the building blocks for plant structures and animal organs. In business, two companies may join to build a stronger foundation, winning new customers and offering more services to existing ones.

Tips and Tools to Support Students in Publishing Their Own Digital Storybooks

techlearning

Not only can students create stories about any topic, but they also have the opportunity to be published authors which motivates many to continue reading and writing

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Riipen Raises $3.75 Million to Unite College Students and Employers Via Course Projects

Edsurge

When Barbara Ciaramitaro joined Capella University in 2018, she and her fellow faculty members faced a dilemma—what sort of course work could the online, for-profit university assign students that would also appeal to potential employers.

Maker Tools: Building a Classroom Cell Phone Charging Station

techlearning

If you build it, they will charge…or so tech teacher, Kyle Crawford, figured when he offered maker tools and tasked his students to design and build a classroom cell phone charging station

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K-12 Private School Student Information System Buying Guide

Too many private schools are still using clunky, outdated systems, causing unnecessary stress and wasted time. That’s why it’s vital for them to invest in modern products and services purposefully designed for private K-12 education.