Mon.Oct 29, 2018

An Artificial Intelligence Curriculum in Middle School

The CoolCatTeacher

Justin Aglio in episode 382 of the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Dr. Justin Aglio has partnered with Carnegie Mellon and MIT to develop a middle school curriculum teaching Artificial Intelligence.

Strategies That Can Take the Anxiety Out Of Math

Digital Promise

Julienne Cruz has taught math in public schools for eight years and has seen many students struggle with learning math. When asked about her students’ attitudes towards math, she noted: “Students from kindergarten to third grade tend to like math; they think it’s fun to think about patterns.

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Here’s a Preview of November

Ask a Tech Teacher

November is a short month, with a week off to celebrate the holiday. Here’s a preview of what’s coming up on Ask a Tech Teacher: Book Review: Repositioning Educational Leadership. Hour of Code activities. Let’s talk about Measuring Up–from Mastery Education.

The Enduring Power of Print for Learning in a Digital World

Digital Promise

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. Today’s students see themselves as digital natives , the first generation to grow up surrounded by technology like smartphones, tablets and e-readers.

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.

Insights for innovating in emerging markets: Pull, don’t push

The Christensen Institute

In this five-part series, Five insights for innovating in emerging markets , I explore several insights, one by one, that my research has uncovered for innovators interested in emerging markets. This is part two of the series, based on an earlier blog. Poverty often shows itself as a lack of resources, such as schools, roads, hospitals, and even properly functioning institutions.

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How K–12 Schools Can Get Started with Blended Learning

EdTech Magazine

How K–12 Schools Can Get Started with Blended Learning. eli.zimmerman_9856. Mon, 10/29/2018 - 09:41. Last school year, our school started a one-to-one Chromebook initiative for sixth-grade students.

Ditch that lesson planner with Google Slides

Ditch That Textbook

Every summer, I bought a planner in hopes that this would be the year that I would use it for the entire year. Just like all my New Year’s Resolutions though, I would keep it up for about a week or two, then forget about it. For the rest of the semester, I would write […]. Ed Tech Guest Blog digital lesson planners google slides google slides in the classroom online lesson planning using google for lesson plans

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Research evidence on bullying prevention at odds with what schools are doing

The Hechinger Report

. In September 2018, I wrote about the so-called “Trump effect” on bullying in schools, citing a study that found higher bullying rates in GOP districts after the 2016 presidential election.

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3 Tips For Keeping Class Content Current (Even If You Use Multiple Learning Management Systems)

Edsurge

The following is the latest installment of the new EdSurge advice column about teaching in higher education. You can pose a question for a future column here.

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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.

OPINION: Motherhood and academia can — and should — mix

The Hechinger Report

. “Don’t have a baby.” ” Women academics with whom I’ve recently spoken all report having heard the above comment from co-workers at least once. I’ve been having a lot of these conversations with Ph.D. students and with new faculty who are also new mothers.

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STEM Across Curriculum: Ten Ideas to Transform STEM from Nouns to Verbs - and Facts to Thinking

techlearning

Welcome to another STEM related post. I hope you enjoyed the 35 STEAM Ideas in the last post. There are a lot of ideas floating around in regards to STEM education.

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Youth will determine the outcome of the 2018 midterms

The Hechinger Report

The stakes are high in the upcoming midterm elections, but few races have commanded as much national attention as the one for Texas senator between Republican incumbent Ted Cruz and Democratic U.S. Beto O’Rourke of El Paso.

20 Formative Assessment Tools for Your Classroom

Shake Up Learning

The post 20 Formative Assessment Tools for Your Classroom appeared first on Shake Up Learning. The Shake Up Learning community is always chatting and sharing digital tools and lesson ideas for the K12 classroom.

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.

OPINION: Teachable moments from the Pittsburgh shooting

The Hechinger Report

October 27, 2018 — Pittsburgh, PA, United States — Police outside the Tree of Life Synagogue in Squirrel Hill, Pittsburgh, PA in the aftermath of the shooting that killed 11 people on October 27. Photo: Aaron Jackendoff/SOPA Images via ZUMA Wire. “Do Do I need to tell my teacher that I’m Jewish? Because in a lockdown, will they come for our class first?”. So you mean people want to kill me more because I’m Jewish?”.

Translating startup-speak for the corporate buyer

Perry Hewitt

Startups salivate at the prospect of entering the enterprise — and for good reason. The enterprise is rife with legacy systems and circuitous processes that frustrate employees and hinder results — and the startup has just the perfect product to fix the problem.

If A YouTuber Ran For President, They’d Probably Win

TeachThought - Learn better.

If A YouTuber Ran For President, They’d Probably Win by Terry Heick In a democracy, the majority rules. What happens, then, when the majority is wrong?

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If These Walls Could Talk: 3 Ideas For a Creative Classroom Culture by @amyburvall

Teacher Tech

Fostering a Creative Culture in the Classroom, Part 1 of 2 Guest Blog Post by Amy Burvall What is the most creative thing you’ve ever done with students? Did it involve supplies commandeered from the art room, a lot of mess, and way too much time away from learning the curriculum? There’s a lot of […]. The post If These Walls Could Talk: 3 Ideas For a Creative Classroom Culture by @amyburvall appeared first on Teacher Tech. pedagogy Student Projects Creativity critical thinking

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.

What Do You Do When Your Teachers … Don’t Get It?

TeacherCast

In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff and Nick discuss several strategies for working with teachers of all grade levels, subject levels, and most important, skill levels. It’s easy to create one type of professional development session, but what happens when you are working with a group and a teacher is struggling to understand certain concepts. . The post What Do You Do When Your Teachers … Don’t Get It? appeared first on The TeacherCast Educational Network.

Boxlight to Host Third Annual “Boxlight STEM Day” on November 8

techlearning

– Between 2005 and 2015, STEM employment grew by 24.4 percent, over five times more than non-STEM employment over the same period.

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What Do You Do When Your Teachers … Don’t Get It?

TeacherCast

In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff and Nick discuss several strategies for working with teachers of all grade levels, subject levels, and most important, skill levels. It’s easy to create one type of professional development session, but what happens when you are working with a group and a teacher is struggling to understand certain concepts. . The post What Do You Do When Your Teachers … Don’t Get It? appeared first on The TeacherCast Educational Network.

Well-Organized Resource Offers Lesson Plans & Interactives for Humanities

techlearning

EDSITEment Extensive humanities resource offers deep well of great content Pros: In-depth lesson plans give teachers plenty to choose from. Cons: It's not the most exciting site in the world, especially for kids.

Leveraging Learner Variability to Elevate Equity in EdTech

Speaker: Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer & Executive Director, Learner Variability Project

In this webinar, Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer of Digital Promise, will share his insights into the modern boom in neuroscience and learning sciences research. You'll discover how much more we know now about how students learn - and how we can use that knowledge to create EdTech-enabled classrooms that can meet the diverse needs of all students.

Google Science Fair as my Biology Final Exam

Cycles of Learning

I have written in the past about how much I am enjoying teaching Biology this year. After graduating with a degree in Biochemistry, my first teaching job, and thus the subsequent 17 years, led me to the world of chemistry education.

When black history isn’t relegated to a single month

The Hechinger Report

High school students hold a banner while marching to the South Boulder Recreation Center to vote and turn in election ballots in early voting in Boulder, Colorado on Thursday October 25, 2018. Photo by Cliff Grassmick/Digital First Media/Boulder Daily Camera via Getty Images.

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12 Good Educational YouTube Channels for Young Learners

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

After we have reviewed kids safe search engines and kids friendly educational websites, we are sharing with you this list of interesting YouTube channels that provide educational video content for.read more

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MeTEOR Webinar Alert: Classroom Design for Barrier-Free Collaboration

techlearning

WHAT: HIGH IMPACT LEARNING ENVIRONMENT™ Webinar – Classroom Design for Barrier-Free Collaboration WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 1, 7:00 – 8:00 PM EST REGISTER: Gainesville, FL, Oct. 29, 2018 – Classroom design hasn’t changed much since the industrial revolution.

EdTech at School

This E-book is designed to support educators with case studies of education technology use at school.