Wed.Oct 03, 2018

Kindergarten Kindness Superheroes and the DNA of Kindergarteners

The CoolCatTeacher

Laurie McIntosh on episode 374 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Laurie McIntosh shares how her kindergarten kindness “superheroes” wear their capes and spread kindness around their community.

After-school coding programs position kids to be future leaders

EdTech4Beginners

Those with computer science skills will continue to be highly sought-after in tomorrow’s job market. The U.S.

Building infrastructure that lasts

The Christensen Institute

Well-maintained infrastructure is perhaps the most striking and observable difference between impoverished nations and prosperous ones. In many ways, it is synonymous with economic development.

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Taking Collaboration And Teacher PD To Another Level With Verso Learning

The Web20Classroom

When I was teaching Middle School Science I always tried to encourage academic discussion among my students. As a group we would debate results from various experiments, attempt to understand current events in science and talk about how science was all around us.

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.

9 Resources for National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

Ask a Tech Teacher

In October 2006, thirteen-year-old Megan Meier hung herself in her bedroom closet after suffering months of cyberbullying. She believed her tormentors’ horrid insults, never thought she could find a way to stop them, and killed herself. She’s not the only one.

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Rising college costs are built in to the traditional business model—but they aren’t inevitable

The Christensen Institute

A new school year is starting on campuses across America, full of excitement. But how will reality measure up against the expectations of the 20 million students enrolled in U.S. institutions of higher education? Perhaps not well. For many of them, college will end with a fizzle rather than a bang: more than 40 percent of full-time students won’t find their way across the graduation stage; for those enrolled part-time, a mere fifth can expect to graduate within eight years.

Innovative School Leaders Part 2: Involving Others To Create A Culture of Innovation

Education Elements

Ideas come to me at very random times: in a dream, on a walk, or during my commute. I think “Wow, this is it.this is the idea that will land me a TED Talk!” Following these inspirations, I usually text my colleague and warn her: “This is going to be big!

35 Resources for the STEAM Classroom: Putting the Arts in STEM

techlearning

It actually is quite obvious that the Arts should be included in STEM education. The idea of STEAM brings out the skills of creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, and communication that are so important in the work place. A look at the works of Leonardo da Vinci will attest to this!

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9 Ways to use Content Curation Tools in the Classroom

EmergingEdTech

Image Source As the relationship between education and technology continues to grow, check out 9 ways teachers and students can use content curation tools like Wakelet in the classroom. To host. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

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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.

These glasses give teachers superpowers

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every Wednesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. Subscribe today!

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Fall CUE Speaker Showcase: Tara Martin

CUE

Fall CUE is just around the corner and Tara Martin is gearing up to transform your school and district culture through tools that create growth with teams and individuals. Come see just what she has planned for you!

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9 benefits of active learning (and why your college should try it)

Nureva

When you were a teenager, did you take driving lessons? You likely started in a classroom, learning the rules of the road or the theory behind switching gears. Maybe you could ace every test and nail every question. But when you got behind the wheel of the car – it was a whole new ball game.

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Educating the Whole Child? Consider How Their Brains Work

Edsurge

Children often live in two different worlds. That was the premise of a video Akimi Gibson, the vice president and education publisher of Sesame Workshop (the nonprofit behind Sesame Street), showed the audience at the EdSurge Fusion conference in Burlingame, Calif. In the video , singer Ed Sheeran, flanked by Sesame Street characters, sings about the contrast between life at home and life at school for a kid. At home, a child can move around more and talk when she wants.

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.

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month Week 1

EdTech Magazine

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month Week 1. eli.zimmerman_9856. Wed, 10/03/2018 - 17:16. . Ask the Experts: How should schools address online safety? More on How to Make Your School Cybersecure. Software. Content Monitoring Tools Help K–12 IT Officials Patrol Internet Boundaries. Internet.

AI and Personalized Learning That Goes Beyond Tech: The Latest Camelback Ventures Cohort

Edsurge

Aaron Walker, founder and CEO of an incubator based in New Orleans called Camelback Ventures, believes there’s talent everywhere. That’s why his organization doesn’t make entrepreneurs accepted to its fellowship move anywhere. They can stay where they are, and continue to build their business. Each accepted organization gets $40,000 for mentoring and coaching. “We

What are Outdoor Wireless Mesh Networks and When Should They Be Used?

SecurEdge Networks Mobility Blog

Enterprise Wireless Network Wireless Mesh Whiteboard Wednesday

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Full Bleed - Finding Balance Between Technology, Work, and Life

techlearning

Note: This is another cross-post from my other blog - "Eric the Rad" - where I share some thoughts on life from a nerd's point of view. This one deals with finding balance between technology, work, and life.

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.

OPINION: When it comes to school, more choice doesn’t always equal more opportunity

The Hechinger Report

. In language, we usually understand that choice and opportunity are different things. They, quite literally, have distinct meanings — a distinction that can mean a great deal to families who need both choices and opportunities.

The Chilean Ministry of Education Launches New Partnership with Discovery Education Supporting Presidential EdTech Initiative

techlearning

-New Collaboration Introduces Unique Combination of Dynamic Digital Content and Targeted Professional Learning to Chilean Schools- Silver Spring, Md.

Top 5 trends in classroom redesign

eSchool News

A one-size-fits-all approach to learning doesn’t suit today’s students, and the same can be said for schools and classrooms–learning spaces will increasingly need to become flexible, accommodating multiple learning styles to enable students to perform their best.

A Glimpse Inside the Transition to Trauma-Informed Practices

MindShift

Educators are increasingly aware of how trauma that students experience in their lives outside school affects learning in the classroom.

EdTech at School

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

6 things we did to help our students love to do research

eSchool News

After one year as library media specialist and three years teaching English, I’ve learned some of the ins and outs of teaching research inside and beyond the English classroom. Start them young. There are so many skills that students must synthesize to engage in successful research.

itslearning Introduces New White Paper on Improving Teacher Efficacy

techlearning

3, 2018 - Boston, MA and Bergen, Norway – Teacher efficacy is becoming a focal point for today’s K-12 classroom. Research has found that improving teacher effectiveness outweighs the impact of any other school education program or policy in improving student performance.

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Five Apps for Reducing Isolation and Increasing Connectedness

Reading By Example

The principalship, as well as other leadership positions in schools, can be isolating. We typically don’t have a team of our own within a building.

With Compassion & Charm, App Teaches Kids How to Navigate Relationships

techlearning

Florence Incredibly relatable story about navigating adult love and life Pros: Great artistic design, approachable interactive pages, and engaging dramatic effect. Cons: Since it's not designed for education, some mature content might require guidance to process.

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.

Put Some Bang at the Beginning of Lessons

MiddleWeb

How we start lessons makes a huge difference in learning during the remainder of our class instruction time. Teaching consultant and author Barbara Blackburn shares strategies to employ three keys to beginning lessons with a bang: focus, activation, and excitement.

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 135 Teaching With Apps In Elementary

TeachThought - Learn better.

? The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 135 Teaching With Apps In Elementary Drew Perkins talks with Angela French about her work and experience in helping to develop learning apps geared towards elementary learners.

9 benefits of active learning (and why your college should try it)

Nureva

When you were a teenager, did you take driving lessons? You likely started in a classroom, learning the rules of the road or the theory behind switching gears. Maybe you could ace every test and nail every question. But when you got behind the wheel of the car – it was a whole new ball game.

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