Fri.Mar 08, 2019

How Readilearn grew from one woman’s dream to an exciting education resource

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Norah Colvin, educator, writer, and consultant, is the brilliance behind the exciting education website, readilearn. It started as her dream and is now a go-to resource provider for the first three years of a child’s learning journey. I’ve gotten to know Norah Colvin online through her pithy posts about teaching. Every time I leave her blog, I come away better for having stopped by.

A beginner’s guide to Twitter for educators

Ditch That Textbook

Joining Twitter can be a career-altering event. For many of us the connections, support, and resources we gain from being part of a professional learning network on Twitter are what give us back our passion for teaching. The leap into the Twittersphere can be daunting. I hear even the most active Twitter users say that […]. DitchBook Twitter chat beginner's guide to twitter for educators edtech twitter twitter chats twitter for educators twitter for teachers twitter guide for teachers

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Where Can Schools Turn for Help in Deploying Game-Changing Technology?

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Where Can Schools Turn for Help in Deploying Game-Changing Technology? eli.zimmerman_9856. Fri, 03/08/2019 - 10:30. Used wisely, technology can enrich learning experiences, empowering students as digital creators, critical thinkers and problem-solvers while fostering global connections. . Technology also helps educators strengthen their instructional repertoires and collaboration with peers. .

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25 Ways Schools Can Promote Literacy And Independent Reading

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25 Ways Schools Can Promote Literacy Independent Reading contributed by Kimberly Tyson, Ph.D. In the age of the Common Core and its emphasis upon having students take on more challenging text, independent reading and student choice can easily take a back seat to the demands of increased rigor. However, in a balanced literacy program, they […]. The post 25 Ways Schools Can Promote Literacy And Independent Reading appeared first on TeachThought. Literacy

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.

Report: The Credentials People Get Are Not Always the Ones Companies Want

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Almost 30 percent of industry-recognized credentials American students recently earned relate to careers in architecture and construction. Yet just 8 percent of them are in demand by employers. And only.1 percent of students earned a particular credential that could lead to a nearly $82,000 information technology job.

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Judge, Jury and Education Startups: Reflections From the SXSW EDU Launch Competition

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All the world’s a stage when you’re a startup, and life becomes a pitch in front of investors, advisers, reporters, partners and potential acquirers. Those hats were represented in the panel of judges at this week’s SXSW EDU Launch Competition , which included Bridget Burns, executive director of the University Innovation Alliance; Vince Chan, co-founder at Creta Ventures; Jonathan Rochelle, product management director at Google for Education; and your correspondent.

How Can You Create A Sustainable Podcast For Your School District?

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In this episode of Educational Podcasting Today, Jeff sits down with Randall Black to discuss everything from creating podcasts with his students to his promoting the concept of failure as a way to get better as a podcaster. The post How Can You Create A Sustainable Podcast For Your School District? appeared first on The TeacherCast Educational Network. TeacherCast Educational Network (Full) Podcaster Spotlight Podcasting Podcasting with Students

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 159 The Science Of Deeper Learning And Why We’re Not Doing More Of It

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The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 159 The Science Of Deeper Learning And Why We’re Not Doing More Of It Drew Perkins talks with neuroscientist and author Dr. Jared Cooney Horvath about his new book and work the science of learning. Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode: @JCHorvath johnbiggs.com.au – SOLO taxonomy Book: Stop Talking, Start […]. The post The TeachThought Podcast Ep.

Digital Differentiation A Webinar Featuring Tools to Support Flexible Learning Paths for Personalized Learning

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Technology is a tool that can be used to help teachers facilitate personalized learning experiences to address the diverse needs of all students. At the most basic level, digital tools can be used to help students find, understand, and use information. When combined with student-driven learning experiences that are fueled by essential questions and offer flexible learning paths, use of digital tools can break the learning barriers that exist in our classrooms.

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.

The Power of Reading: 3 Great TED Talks to Share with Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Books hold a deep magic, an empowering spell that once cracked open could illuminate the entire universe of the self. Books are semiotic representations of wisdom, power, authority and.read more

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Poster Sessions Expected to “Wow!” at #CUE19

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With Spring CUE a little less than a week away, attendees are gearing up, organizing their “Scheds”, and looking forward to California’s biggest EdTech conference of the year. With so many sessions and workshops to choose from, attendees will not want to overlook the various, themed poster sessions that will be happening on all three […]. The post Poster Sessions Expected to “Wow!” ” at #CUE19 appeared first on OnCUE.

What should our kids know and be able to do?

Reading By Example

The art of reinvention will be the most critical skill of this century. Yuval Noah Harari. This is a question that my current district is wrestling with (along with everyone else?). I wrote an article that appear in Choice Literacy’s newsletter today that briefly addressed this topic.

Here Is A Great Digital Storytelling App for Students

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Adobe Slate is an excellent free iPad app for students to use in digital storytelling.The app allows you to animate and bring to life any type of document and turn it into a beautiful visual story.read more

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7 Benefits of Lesson Plans in the Cloud

What if teachers didn’t have to lug tons of paperwork with them to and from work? Having lesson plans available anywhere is just one of the advantages.

Overcoming Math Anxiety: 12 Evidence-Based Tips That Work

Prodigy

Time for math — again. Your heart starts racing, the knot in your stomach tightens, your palms grow clammy, self-doubt and fear of failure are weights on your shoulders, and a sheet of unanswerable questions stares you down. Math anxiety is real. You’ve heard this fixed mindset before: I can’t do math, I don’t like […]. The post Overcoming Math Anxiety: 12 Evidence-Based Tips That Work appeared first on Prodigy. Teacher Resources math anxiety

Teaching Above the Line: Using the SAMR Model for Tech Integration

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Are you looking for ways how to leverage the power of technology to maximize student learning? Researchers have determined that technology integration typically moves through four specific levels: Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, and Redefinition (SAMR). The higher the level of activity the greater the educational benefit. Join Our Webinar: Teaching Above the Line: Using the SAMR Model for Tech Integration.

31 Eye-Catching Spring Bulletin Board Ideas For Your Classroom

Fractus Learning

Spring brings newness no matter where you are in the world. Shaking off Winter, Spring is the season of a new fresh look. It’s time to grow, to blossom and bloom. Spring Bulletin Boards can bring […]. Classroom High Preschool Primary Resources Seasonal

Wrestling Theme Sparks Vocabulary Practice

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Kids wrestle challenging words in fun, fighting-themed SAT-prep game

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Why Families Leave Schools

Do you know three of the biggest reasons families leave schools? Here they are – and what you can do about it.

Storybook Celebration and Parade 2019

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

We continued Read Across America Week this week by having our annual Storybook Parade and Celebration. We started our day with 2 guest readers in every classroom. They read favorite books from home as well as books from our library collection. It’s always a great way to get kids excited about trying out some new stories in our library. Next, we held an assembly in the cafeteria. This was our chance to come together as a school for a story and to see each other’s costumes.

Video: Governor Jeb Bush on Education’s Tomorrowland

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Governor Jeb Bush joined national education reporter Laura Meckler at SXSW EDU this week to discuss disruptive policies that can transform today’s classroom into tomorrow’s ideal laboratory of learning. Watch this discussion below. Education’s Tomorrowland.

#FactFriday: International Women’s Day Edition

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We’re celebrating #IWD2019 and Women’s History Month! Learn how your state can transform education to close achievement gaps and unlock lifelong opportunity for every child at ExcelinEd.org. What Others Are Saying. How do we close the gender gap in tech? If you didn't you catch this segment on 60 Minutes yesterday, you can watch the full clip here [link]. — Code.org (@codeorg) March 4, 2019.

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