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What Is The Cognitive Load Theory? A Definition For Teachers

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3 critical things to know about boosting student engagement

eSchool News

Engaging high school students in learning and breaking away from the typical boredom that seems to plague so many students is a challenge–one that could be addressed differently depending on a student’s dominant mode of engagement.

Why Preschool is the ‘Most Important Year’ In a Child’s Development

MindShift

Publicly funded pre-K programs enjoy broad public and political support, largely because of research suggesting that preschool graduates enjoy both short-term and long-term benefits, including improved academic and school readiness , higher graduation rates , and lower incarceration rates. Public preschool is also a financial benefit to lower- and middle-class parents, as quality pre-K can cost as much as a college tuition. “We

How to Make a Technology Bus

Kajeet Extracurricular

Newington Public Schools (NPS) in Connecticut provides technology to all of their students, but the surrounding areas are not as fortunate. Students in neighboring school districts lack access to the same digital tools and digital literacy programs as NPS students.

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.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

(National) Education Politics. US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos launched a “rethink schools” tour. Here are some reports from her travels: Via Chalkbeat : “What is Betsy DeVos ’s ‘rethink school’ initiative all about? Her Wyoming speech offers clues.” ” DeVos visited my hometown of Casper, Wyoming to give this speech where she spoke at the Woods Learning Center.

BoomWriter Goes Global

Technology Tidbits

BoomWriter is going global, officially! Regular readers of this site are undoubtedly familiar with and know I’m a big fan of BoomWriter. It’s a free site that lets teachers conduct collaborative fiction, nonfiction, and vocabulary-focused writing activities with their students.

Research Shows Spanish Speakers Take Longer To Learn English. Why?

NPR Learning and Tech

A recent study emphasizes what researchers have noted for years: As children, Spanish-speaking English learners take longer to become proficient than nearly any other group. Here are theories why. Image credit: Jenn Liv for NPR

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Get Motivated to Do Project based Learning the Right Way #pbl

The CoolCatTeacher

Ross Cooper on episode 146 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Ross Cooper, co-author of Hacking PBL , helps us get motivated to think about project based learning differently. Book Creator for Chrome.

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Google Extends Digital Literacy Training to Teachers

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez The tech giant’s Be Internet Awesome campaign now includes a free course for teachers. Classroom Digital Citizenship Game-based Learning Gamification Internet Management Software Training

TeachThought Podcast Ep. 86 Engaging Students With Robotics And STEM

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Top 10 Tips for Back to School Inspiring Spaces

EdTechTeam

Consider Space as a“Third teacher” Parents, peers, and space are the three teachers of children. Create spaces that have their own unique ability to contribute to learning. from the Reggio Emilia approach 2.

TeachThought Podcast Ep. 85 Reinventing Learning: Part 3: Attribute #1: Digital Learners Prefer Receiving Information From Multiple, Hyperlinked Sources.

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A Handy Chart Featuring Some of The Best Educational Websites for Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

September 15, 2017 After posting the '32 Educational Websites' infographic, we realized, through an email from one of our readers, that the visual is not hyperlinked and so the links to the websites.read more. Charts

Transform Your Flipped Lessons With PowerPoint Add-On

techlearning

It works right inside of PowerPoint, so you can turn existing presentations into engaging, interactive lessons. Techlearning News App of the Day

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40+ Educational Apps to Try Out in 2017

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

September 15, 2017 For those of you looking for some good educational iPad apps to use in your instruction the visual below has you covered. This is a collection we published awhile ago containing.read more. educational iPad apps

TeachThought Podcast Ep. 85 Reinventing Learning: Part 3: Attribute #1: Digital Learners Prefer Receiving Information From Multiple, Hyperlinked Sources.

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Do you know about the “Trump Effect” on public education?

eSchool News

The 2017 Education Next annual survey of American public opinion on education shows public support for charter schools has dropped, even as opposition to school vouchers and tax credits for private-school scholarships has declined.

The importance of financial literacy

Kathy Schrock

Financial and economic literacy is about understanding the importance of making appropriate economic choices on a personal level, as well as understanding the connection that personal, business, and governmental decisions have on individuals, society, and the economy.

Great list of Top Education Blogs

Ask a Tech Teacher

10Greatest.com has a comprehensive list of the top education blogs. It covers everything from grade-level resources to topic-specific. I’m proud to say that Ask a Tech Teacher is the first blog on the list–but we have a lot of august company, everything from Richard Byrne to Alice Keeler.

As Bootcamps Look for Novel Ways for Students to Pay For Their Studies, Many Try ‘Deferred Tuition’

Edsurge

Coding bootcamp App Academy was an early adopter of the student-financing option known as an income share agreement, or ISA. But after nearly five years using the model—where a student doesn’t pay tuition up front, but owes their school or lender some percentage of their income for a set period of time after landing a job—the school had to alter its plan.

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Snap, Tweet, and Share Your Classroom Success

Graphite Blog

Think about the last time you waited in line for anything. What do you remember about everyone else queuing? In these situations, it seems that most everyone -- including myself -- is scrolling on a device. I thought about this recently as I was in the teachers' lounge, waiting for my first-day-of-school copies to finish printing. For better or worse, many of us spend our idle minutes scrolling through Facebook , Instagram , or Twitter to see what’s happening in the world.

Curriculum Associates Strikes Deal With Berkshire Partners–and Huge Donation Goes to Charity

Marketplace K-12

Berkshire Partners LLC has announced a capital partnership with Curriculum Associates, in a deal that will result in $200 million in donations going to a university and a Boston philanthropy. The post Curriculum Associates Strikes Deal With Berkshire Partners–and Huge Donation Goes to Charity appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 Curriculum Associaties Investment / Venture Capital

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