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


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

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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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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.

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.

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!

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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.

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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9 Ways to use Content Curation Tools in the Classroom


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


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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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.

Content Monitoring Tools Help K–12 IT Officials Patrol Internet Boundaries

EdTech Magazine

Content Monitoring Tools Help K–12 IT Officials Patrol Internet Boundaries. eli.zimmerman_9856. Wed, 10/03/2018 - 08:56. In education, software programs lend a helping hand just about everywhere, from device ­management to digital learning. Some schools even rely on ­software to save lives.

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Fall CUE Speaker Showcase: Tara Martin


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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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 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.

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.

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


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


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.

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


Enterprise Wireless Network Wireless Mesh Whiteboard Wednesday


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


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

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.

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


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.

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.

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.

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


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

The Ultimate 12 Step Guide For Choosing The Perfect Learning Management System

Picking the wrong LMS can cost you. Don’t settle for a disconnected, hard-to-use, expensive system that doesn’t meet your needs. Follow these 12 steps crafted by Lambda Solutions' LMS experts, and find your perfect eLearning solution!

A Glimpse Inside the Transition to Trauma-Informed Practices


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

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.

Put Some Bang at the Beginning of Lessons


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.

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.

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.