Sun.Sep 09, 2018

The Purpose of Content

A Principal's Reflections

When I think back to my days as a learner, the content seemed to be at the forefront of every class. Whether it was disseminated during a lecture in college, through direct instruction in K-12, or at times consumed from a textbook or encyclopedia, it was everywhere.

5 Ideal Traits Of A Project-Based Learning Teacher

TeachThought - Learn better.

5 Ideal Traits Of A PBL Teacher by Mike Kaechele, TeachThought PD Facilitator The past few years I have worked with many teachers introducing the components of Project-Based Learning (PBL) and helping them design their own projects.

STUDENT VOICE: The first in my family to go to college, thanks to a scholarship — and a borrowed van

The Hechinger Report

. My parents moved to America from Ecuador in the 1990s, and have always worked hard to make ends meet. As I was growing up, there was no question that education was the most important thing to them. The expectations for my sister, brother and me were high.

Technology and Teaching News and Ideas from Across the Web, w/e 09-08-18

EmergingEdTech

Inspiring, informative, useful, or just plain fun tweets posted on Twitter over this past week … collected here to share with our blog readers. This week in the wrap we explore lots of interesting. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

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.

Why great teachers get saddled with the biggest workload (and how to advocate for yourself)

The Cornerstone Blog

This week on the Truth for Teachers podcast: Why do good teachers always end up with too much workload? I’m talking to Shawnta Barnes about this phenomenon and the different ways you can stand up for yourself.

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12 of the Best Classroom Projectors for Schools – HD, Presenting, Gaming and Video

Fractus Learning

When everything works well, classroom projectors are the epicentre of the best digital learning spaces. A shared portal to engaging media where every student can be focused and actively involved. When they don’t work well, classroom projectors are the source of […]. Classroom

Funny Face Picture Prompts Spice Up Class Photos

The Innovative Educator

For most of us we have just two options when it comes to group photos. Say cheese is the standard. Okay, be silly, is next. Second grade teacher Shira Moskivitz has figured out a way to make boring class or staff photos a thing of the past.

Edventure Builder

Technology Tidbits

Edventure Builder is an innovative new site that is perfect for sparking student's creativity by providing a online platform for creating: scavenger hunts, interactive stories, or choose your own adventures.

The Balance Between Struggling and Developing Strengths

The Principal of Change

I thought about this quote a lot this past week in connection to education as I listened to a powerful student speech where they encouraged their teachers not to have them conform into a specific “box” but help them bring out their talents while finding their path.

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.

An Old Purple Bookshelf Full of Read-Aloud Books

MiddleWeb

After 17 years Mary Tarashuk finds her memory-laden purple bookshelf can no longer carry the load. As she moves her read aloud novels to a brightly lit window shelf, she checks in with her collection to determine which 4th grade favorites will star in the new school year.

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9 Good iPad Apps Free Today

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Back to you with another collection of some good iPad apps that are on sale now for a limited period of time. Some of the things you can do with these apps include: set up quick and easy reminders,read more

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