Wed.Apr 24, 2019

Standards-Based Grading: How to Start the Journey

The CoolCatTeacher

Nicole Naditz on episode 478 Standards-based grading — where students are assessed by specific standards — is being discussed or implemented in many districts.

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The Benefits of Mentors in Instructional Coaching

Digital Promise

Everyone deserves a coach—even coaches. The Dynamic Learning Project (DLP) utilizes coaching for classroom teachers to increase impactful use of technology in 100 middle schools across the country.

Lockbox Challenges with Google Forms

Catlin Tucker

Kids enjoy games! One way to create a collaborative challenge that feels more like a game than work is to use Google Forms to create a lockbox activity. When coaching a group of teachers this month, we created a transitional language lockbox challenge.

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11 Projects to Teach Digital Citizenship

Ask a Tech Teacher

Education has changed. No longer is it contained within four classroom walls or the physical site of a school building. Students aren’t confined by the eight hours between school bells or the struggling budget of an underfunded program.

6 eLearning Trends in Custom eLearning Solutions

Most digital learning trends focus too much on the "digital" and not enough on the "learning". It is not enough that content builders master available tools. We need a return to core learning fundamentals. Get Inno-Versity's eBook for 6 of the most important trends coming to digital learning.

60 tips to spark creative lesson ideas

Ditch That Textbook

If you’re like me, you want to make school a memorable experience. You want to improve on the “eat your vegetables” approach to learning. It’s hard. “But I’m not a creative person.” ” “But I’m not good at coming up with new ideas.” ” “But I’m not innovative.” ” Coming up with cool ideas for learning is tricky. […].

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Entrepreneurs Should Avoid Tunnel Vision and Embrace Flexibility

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Being focused on solving one problem in one way doesn't serve product development well. Company leaders need to be able to pivot, take suggestion and respond to market demands. The post Entrepreneurs Should Avoid Tunnel Vision and Embrace Flexibility appeared first on Market Brief.

Part 4: Facilitating Inquiry in the Classroom… Exploring Search Engines and Data Bases

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to this fourth post in a series that promotes student inquiry in the classroom. Did you know there are multiple types of search engines on the internet. While knowing how to use them is important, so is understanding which one might fit a particular inquiry the best.

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Extracurriculars are More than Nice-to-Have: They’re Essential

Edsurge

Among many seemingly intractable problems in education, there’s one wide learning gap between the haves and have-nots that we know how to close: the extracurricular gap.

OPINION: ‘Punitive discipline makes school feel like a prison, not a community’

The Hechinger Report

During horseplay with friends, a young man — a high school student — had shoved an elderly woman. Now, he risked suspension.

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.

The Secret To Teaching Coding To Everyone

techlearning

Four years ago, when I started a makerspace at my current school district, I knew I wanted to introduce my middle schoolers to coding. I had taught coding to a small group of high schoolers in an informal, club-like format before, but I’d never taught coding in a formal classroom setting.

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Innovation and Creativity in the Classroom with Chromebooks

EdTechTeam

You may have noticed the device of choice for many school districts and students is the Chromebook. We see them everywhere! At school, in homes, at Starbucks… So, what are they and why are they so popular? Chromebooks are, simply put, devices that connect to the Internet with keyboards attached.

Instructure Co-Founder Goes After Digital Courseware With His Next Edtech Startup

Edsurge

For Devlin Daley’s next act, he’s employed a strategy that worked for his previous education business: visit college campuses to see what technologies made students’ and instructors’ lives harder.

Tech & Learning Opens ISTE 2019 Best of Show Awards

techlearning

Tech & Learning's ISTE 2019 Best of Show Awards celebrates those products and services being exhibited at ISTE that show the greatest promise according to the country's most tech-savvy educators

Custom eLearning: What to Consider as an L&D Manager

A custom eLearning project is an exciting opportunity, but any L&D Manager will also tell you it can be challenging. Inno-versity shares 5 points to consider before kicking off your project. These concepts are critical to addressing the most common pain points which, IF addressed, will ensure success.

What Does Salesforce Buying Salesforce.org Mean for Higher Education?

Edsurge

It’s not everyday that a company acquires a nonprofit that it started that shares its name. But then again, Salesforce isn’t a typical company.

Five Practices to Do Today for More Effective Instructional Coaching

Insight Education Group

How many of us current or former teachers would love the opportunity for a redo on those first one, two, or even three years? Those unlucky students had us at the early phase of our learning curve and provided us with excellent “on the job training.”

Empower students to be future ready with these top 5 tools

eSchool News

Educators are constantly looking for resources and tools to get students engaged and excited about the content they are teaching. Take it a step further by empowering your students with designing and creating, and that engagement will automatically happen.

45 Fun Brain Teasers for Kids [With Answers]

Prodigy

Sometimes keeping your students engaged during a (long) school day feels like a losing battle. How do you gain their full attention while teaching the skills they need to succeed? How do you turn tough and intimidating concepts into fun, entertaining lessons that actually spark life in the classroom?

Key Elements for Successful eLearning Projects

Discover how this rapid development process creates engaging, custom learning solutions on a timeline that works for you, why a strong learning culture is important, and how to showcase your Return on Learning (ROL) using data to tell the story.

How this district is preparing students for 2030–and beyond

eSchool News

Whether we like it or not, the fourth industrial revolution is fundamentally changing the way the world works–and educators have to rise to the task of preparing students for 2030 and beyond. “We

Promoting and Nurturing Creativity in the Classroom

Where Learning Clicks

With continued advocacy for creativity in the classroom, here’s how you can promote and nurture creativity, and help turn it into a habit for students. The post Promoting and Nurturing Creativity in the Classroom appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

These Swings For Kids Are Made For Carefree Summer Days

Fractus Learning

Think back to when you were young. What can be a more glorious summer afternoon memory as a kid than taking a hop on a tire swing and feeling the breeze on your back? Or maybe […]. Kids Outdoor Toys and Play

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New- Apple Education Released An Important Guide for Music Teachers and Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

GarageBand is a powerful music studio and one we have been recommending for teachers and students over the last few years. Using GarageBand, students are able to create their own music and audio.read more. Music and Sound resources music apps

Teachers’ Guide to Plagiarism

This article provides teachers with a step-by-step guide on how to handle plagiarism in the classroom: it examines the definition of the term "plagiarism" and its types with examples, describes common reasons students plagiarize, and provides tips for teachers to detect and prevent plagiarism among students.

Keynote Panel Announced - Library 2.019 "Open Data" Mini-Conference - June 5th

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We're excited to announce the keynote panel for our second Library 2.019 mini-conference: "Open Data," which will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, June 5th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone).

How can teachers learn more about computer science? Code.org has a solution!

ExcelinEd

The biggest challenge in providing students with equitable access to computer science is that there are still not enough teachers to teach it. The biggest misconception that schools and teachers have about teaching computer science is that it would take years of preparation.

A New Pinterest Guide for Teachers and Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Pinterest is among some of the best social bookmarking platforms out there. It has been particularly popular among the education community. From creating collaborative boards to saving and sharing.read more. pinterest tools

5 Ways To Make Teacher Professional Development Effective [With Examples]

Prodigy

Every educator has at least one tale of a teacher professional development session gone wrong. But how can you avoid those mistakes? It’s difficult to plan and execute creative opportunities for teachers to continue to build their skills.

LMS Comparison: What Learning Solution is the Best Fit for Your Business?

Explore this detailed guide to see how traditional Learning Management Systems compare to an advanced online learning platform, and find out which type of solution is best suited to meet your learning program needs.

The Night Diary: A Visit with Veera Hiranandani

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

We are so fortunate to have an amazing independent bookshop in our community, Avid Bookshop. This year, they have brought 5 authors/illustrators to our school. That means that every student in grades K-5 has experienced 2 author/illustrator visits this year.

The Back to School Faculty Meeting (a Novel Excerpt)

MiddleWeb

Novels about school are rare and often feature a lone heroic teacher defying the odds. Instead, NBCT Roxanna Elden's fictional account of life at a struggling urban Texas school – "Adequate Yearly Progress" – is funny, often moving, and always authentic. Read Chapter 2. Articles The Teaching Life Roxanna Elden school fiction school reform the teaching life