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5 Ideas for Helping Parents Read with their Kids (No Matter Their Age)

The CoolCatTeacher

Amy Mascott on episode 475 Frederick Douglass said, “Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.” ” Reading is important. Today, the show features reading expert, Amy Mascott, about how parents and teachers can help older children develop a love of reading.

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50+ awesome end-of-year ideas, activities and projects

Ditch That Textbook

The end of the school year is upon us. It’s time to reflect on the growth we’ve made and showcase our learning. We get to pull out our favorite end-of-year projects and activities. It’s also the perfect time to try something brand new. If you are looking for: ways to keep motivation high as you review […]. DitchBook Twitter chat Assessment Student engagement assessment review end of year ideas end of year projects fun end of year activities review student engagement

What to do when you lose a digital document

Ask a Tech Teacher

With classwork and homework now heavily digital, the days of “the dog ate my homework” are gone. It’s simple to track, isn’t it? It’s right on the student’s LMS account or in their digital portfolio, somewhere in the cloud. Maybe.

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Cultivating Empathy In Learning

The Web20Classroom

Empathy: the action of understanding, being aware of, being sensitive to, and vicariously experiencing the feelings, thoughts, and experience of another of either the past or present without having the feelings, thoughts, and experience fully communicated in an objectively explicit manner. Merriam-Webster Dictionary ) As a father and an educator, an important aspect of learning that is difficult to teach is empathy. I taught middle school for my entire classroom career.

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.

Inside Maine’s disastrous roll out of proficiency-based learning

The Hechinger Report

Ragan Toppan, a junior at Deering High School, took part in a walkout last fall to protest a change in the school’s grading policy. Kelly Field, for The Hechinger Report.

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60 Non-Threatening Formative Assessment Techniques

TeachThought - Learn better.

60 Non-Threatening Formative Assessment Techniques by TeachThought Staff As frequently as a chef needs to check a sauce for taste, teachers should check for understanding. These can be formal–formative or summative assessment, multiple choice, short answer, essay, matching, and related iconic “test” forms. But they can also be informal–conversations, gallery walks, sketches, and more. We recently […].

6 questions to ask to build a culturally inclusive classroom

eSchool News

It’s almost impossible to ignore that K-12 classrooms in the U.S. are filled with students from increasingly diverse cultural backgrounds: race, nationality, religion, economic, etc.

‘We want a kid you don’t have any idea what to do with’

The Hechinger Report

Maria Garcia, 17, has overcome serious adversity thanks to the help of the Sacramento Academic and Vocational Academy, known as SAVA. She plans to graduate this spring. Emily Kaplan, for The Hechinger Report. SACRAMENTO, Calif.

How to Implement Citation and Paraphrasing Into The Writing Process

Turnitin

How to make citations and paraphrasing a part of the writing instead of the editing process

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.

Want To Deepen Your Teaching? Attend TeachThought Grow 19, July 16-19

TeachThought - Learn better.

Are you ready to deepen your teaching? Are you excited to use Project-Based Learning to empower students? Join us at TeachThought PBL Grow 19 and develop your understanding, connect with teachers, and enjoy what Louisville, Kentucky has to offer in your downtime! Choose the July 16th optional pre-conference day “Addressing Elephants” and you’ll engage in high level […]. The post Want To Deepen Your Teaching? Attend TeachThought Grow 19, July 16-19 appeared first on TeachThought.

For Ed Leader Success, Perhaps Our Answers Aren't Found in John Maxwell or Jim Collins

The 21st Century Principal

In reading Fenwick English and Lisa Ehrich's book Leading Beautifully: Educational Leadership as Connoiseurship, I was reminded of a current problem with educational leadership. Our current educational leadership discourse is mostly a leadership discourse that gains its truth from business discourses of leadership. It still does that regularly by borrowing from pop leadership books such as those of John Maxwell, Simon Sinek, and Jim Collins.

Here’s why AI skills will make or break students’ futures

eSchool News

It’s OK if you don’t know exactly what artificial intelligence (AI) is–but you need to learn, and quickly, because it’s already firmly ensconced in our lives, and AI skills are shaping the future lives and careers of today’s students.

Here Is An Ideal Tool for Flipped and Blended Learning Classrooms

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The Answer Pad is an interesting educational platform for teachers. It combines two powerful functionalities: it is both a student response system and a grading solution for your quizzes. It is an.read more

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.

Interactive Sites for Education

SpeechTechie

This blog began with many examinations of web resources (in the 9-years-ago pre-iPad era) and how their interactive, visual, and educationally relevant content also was very language-based (Speechie, forming the basis of the FIVES criteria).

6 Good Resources for Music Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Below is a compilation of some very good resources for music teachers. It contains tons of music lessons, lesson plans, tutorials, guides and many other interesting materials to help you in your.read more

#FactFriday: 12.5 Million Students Are Enrolled in Career and Technical Education

ExcelinEd

Earlier this month, the Fordham Institute released How Aligned is Career and Technical Education to Local Labor Markets? This new report analyzes how well the career and technical education (CTE) courses students take align with national and local labor market demand. What Others Are Saying. Many of the findings in the Fordham Institute’s report support Excel in Ed’s work in the CTE space.

Alexa in Education? Teacher Evaluation Checklist!

Tech Helpful

I feel burdened to be forward thinking on the subject of using voice speakers in education. With the title Director of Instructional Technology and Innovation, I spent most of this year focused on the instructional side of my role due to rolling out the learning management system, Canvas. It’s really the nature of the title to be a support to educators and something I am fairly good at doing. But my passion and drive lean more to the word “Innovation” in my title.

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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 Do We Use Voice in Education Intentionally?

Tech Helpful

I feel burdened to be forward thinking on the subject of using voice speakers in education. With the title Director of Instructional Technology and Innovation, I spent most of this year focused on the instructional side of my role due to rolling out the learning management system, Canvas. It’s really the nature of the title to be a support to educators and something I am fairly good at doing. But my passion and drive lean more to the word “Innovation” in my title.

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