Mon.Jul 08, 2019

Math Webtools to Support Any Curriculum

Ask a Tech Teacher

Math used to be a tedious memorization of facts and formulas. That changed somewhat when online worksheets allowed students to practice until they got it but it didn’t make it any more fun.

5 Authentic Ways to Encourage People Right Now [Best of Season 5]

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Genuine appreciation that is timely and meaningful can go a long way in the classroom, between colleagues, and administrators and their teachers. So why don’t we show more appreciation?

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Scavenger Hunt: Get Kids Talking on the 1st Day of School

Catlin Tucker

Relationship building needs to start on the first day of school if teachers are going to cultivate a community of learners willing to take risks and engage with one another.

Tackling graduation gaps by combining tech with human supports

The Christensen Institute

Students need relationships to get by and to get ahead. But all too often in our education system, relationships are treated as inputs to learning, rather than outcomes in their own right.

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SplashLearn Makes Learning Fun and Creates Fearless Learners

Loved by more than 30 million kids, SplashLearn is a game-based learning program that creates engaging learning experiences to nurture a generation of fearless learners. SplashLearn is the fastest growing elementary school math program in the US, used by more than 440,000 teachers in about 77,000 schools across the United States.

Chromebook Getter - Free Replacement for Chromebook Inventory Tool

Educational Technology Guy

The Chromebook Inventory Tool is/was an extremely useful tool for G Suite Admins to make managing and updated their Chromebooks easier. However, it will not work after July 16th due to changes to Google's Sheets API.

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From prison to dean’s list: How Danielle Metz got an education after incarceration

The Hechinger Report

Danielle Metz grew up in Uptown New Orleans. Both of her parents worked — her father as a cement finisher, her mother in a bakery — and together they earned enough to buy a home in a quiet neighborhood. Metz, who inherited the house, has lived there since she was released from prison in 2016.

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5 evidence-based literacy strategies for bilingual learners

eSchool News

The opportunity of bilingualism is an important gift to give to our students. The cognitive, cultural, and professional benefits of bilingualism have the potential to broaden learners’ experiences in their careers and academics.

Outsourcing campus IT: what next?

Bryan Alexander

This week we learned that one Michigan campus will outsource its entire IT department. I’d like to explore the story, as well as reflect on this as a way of thinking about the future of outsourcing in higher ed. The story.

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3 ways to combine trauma-informed teaching with SEL

eSchool News

When trauma goes unacknowledged by caring adults, students can feel suffocated by the burden of their experience.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Texas 10% policy didn’t expand number of high schools feeding students to top universities

The Hechinger Report

Texas’s policy to automatically admit the top students in each high school to the state’s flagship universities didn’t expand the number of high schools that send students to Texas A&M University, College Station, pictured here. Photo: © Allen Holder/TNS/ZUMAPRESS.com.

Managing the Hybrid Cloud

EdTech Magazine

Managing the Hybrid Cloud. Across industries, many organizations have found that they’re able to achieve benefits such as cost savings, enhanced agility and improved business continuity by integrating their private clouds with public cloud resources in a hybrid model.

OPINION: When it comes to raising school achievement, is love in the mix?

The Hechinger Report

After spending over two decades working to advance racial equity in education through advocacy and philanthropy, I took a new job last year that has allowed me to see this work from the inside out.

New Bill Could Bring CS Programs to 500K JROTC Students—and Diversify the Future Workforce

Edsurge

Congress is proposing an innovative approach to building the federal technology talent pipeline for computer science roles, one that should be exciting for schools and students. On June 14, 2019, Reps. Lizzie Fletcher (D-Tx.), Rob Bishop (R-Ut.), Jackie Speier (D-Calif.), Conor Lamb (D-Penn.),

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.

Unlocking the Gate to Better Learning

EdNews Daily

By LeiLani Cauthen. To “ungate” in software is to allow a user to proceed to the next level or into a new section. In some software, gating is a way for teachers to lever up or hold back individual students so that they can surge forward if they are high achievers or remain with a group.

How To Create An LLC For Your Educational Podcast

TeacherCast

Congratulations! You are here wondering how to create an LLC for your educational podcast … that's great! Or, perhaps you are here looking to learn how to set up a small business and form an LLC … that's also great! This is a big step for any educator, consultant, or even podcaster.

12 questions that help get at robust technology infusion

Dangerously Irrelevant

If your goal for a lesson, unit, or other instructional activity is to infuse technology more robustly, consider these 12 questions from Section D* of the 4 Shifts Protocol. If you like your answers, awesome! Keep doing that!

How To Create An LLC For Your Educational Podcast

TeacherCast

Welcome to the TeacherCast Educational Network. Do you need to create an LLC for your educational podcast or small business? Let's take a look at the easy process of creating a Limited Liability Company.

EdTech at School

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

It's Game On for Esports in Education

EdTech Magazine

It's Game On for Esports in Education. Video games have changed immensely over the years, and so have the people who play them. Having been popular among young people for decades, video games are now a legitimate global phenomenon experiencing explosive growth.

Virtual Reality: Can It Help Teachers Flip Their Classrooms?

TeacherCast

Welcome to the TeacherCast Educational Network. In this episode of Ask the Tech Coach, Jeff welcomes Adam Bevan from YouToring.com on the program to discuss how Virtual Reality and Analytics are helping to change the way our teachers are creating a flipped classroom. .

Better Together: 9 Benefits of Team Learning

The Innovative Educator

More than two dozen educators from across New York City schools experienced the benefits of team learning when they descended upon Philadelphia, PA for the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference.

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Some Lessons I Learned as a First Year Admin

MiddleWeb

Teaching and instructional coaching weren’t all the prep DeAnna Miller needed when she signed on as a new middle school assistant principal last fall. A year later she looks back at the challenges she faced and the solutions she discovered as she preps for another year.

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.

Visualize Your Feedback with QuickShare Screenshot

Teacher Tech

Try the QuickShare Screenshot when Leaving Feedback Using Google Apps is a paradigm shift for many reasons. One is the ability to be in the same document at the same time. You ALWAYS have the right version. This really is a game changer.

Best edtech blogs for the beach

techlearning

As the summer heat seems to be wafting through the land, many of us are recharging our batteries. As we do that and prepare for the return of students in the fall, the need for good professional development options often comes to mind. Historically, I have presented a summer reading list.

Our Top EdTech Websites for Newbie Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

When it comes to educational web resources the options are overwhelmingly bountiful. There are tons of websites, blogs, and wikis that provide amazing resources to help you in your daily teaching.read more

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Go On Incredibly Fun Learning Adventures With These Amazing Green Screen Ideas!

techlearning

“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” ” – Albert Einstein

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.