June, 2016

#educolor – The most important hashtag you’re probably not following

Dangerously Irrelevant

Two years ago this fall, Jose Vilson launched EduColor. It’s a website, it’s a hashtag, it’s an email newsletter, it’s a weekly chat, it’s a call for social justice. Most of all, as he and the other organizers say, it’s ‘a movement, not a moment.’

Maker Education: Pedagogy, Andragogy, Heutagogy

User Generated Education

Maker education is currently a major trend in education. But just saying that one is doing Maker Education really doesn’t define the teaching practices that an educator is using to facilitate it. Maker education takes on many forms.

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What Does the Future of Assignments Look Like?

Chalkup

Our newsletter subscribers got a sneak peek of this piece last week. Now, we're sharing with all of our readers and asking you to tell us what assignments will look like in the future. Tweet us your idea at @Chalkupedu or leave your two cents in the comments.

Technology Resources For Early Childhood Learning

The Web20Classroom

I am the father of 2 daughters. Reaghan is 7 and Chesney is almost 3. As a Dad and an educator I am constantly looking for the best resources to provide for them at home to supplement the learning they are doing in their schools. Especially with Chesney.

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.

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Five Best Practices of Educational Technology Leaders

FuelEd

Contributor: Carolynn Mortensen Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 12:00pm Many school leaders understand that integrating technology into the classroom is now a must-have to fully engage their students.

Unlocking stackable global credentials

The Christensen Institute

It took 912 years from the founding of the first university in Bologna in 1088 for the global higher education system to grow to serve 100 million students annually by the year 2000.

Changing Our Views On Social Media For Learning

The Web20Classroom

Snapchat Facebook Instagram Vine Twitter What do you think about when you hear those words? Maybe you think about social media in general and how it’s continuing to grow. Or maybe you think about how those can be used as platforms to connect with others.

5 Ways to Make Learning Personal

The CoolCatTeacher

with Barbara Bray and Kathleen McClaskey From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Barbara Bray and Kathleen McClaskey share five very important concepts in today’s show.

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Join SETDA: Affiliate Memberships Now Accepted

SETDA's Affiliate program connects non-profit education membership organizations with state leaders. SETDA's mission is to build the capacity of education leaders to improve learning through technology policy & practice. Benefits include: SETDA conferences, webinars and news feeds.

7th grade genius hour at Cascade Middle School

Dangerously Irrelevant

Dave Winters sent me a very nice message today thanking me for my TEDxDesMoines talk, Extracurricular Empowerment (Getting Beyond Fear). But what was even more fun was getting to see the compilation video of his students’ genius hour projects at Cascade Middle School.

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College Prep: The Often Winding Road for Parents, Students and High Schools

EdNews Daily

By Robyn D. Shulman. You can now hold the future in your hand before this phrase comes to life. Meet the career and college-planning app, Schoold.co. Today, parents and students have the ability to access endless amounts of college and career planning information.

Preparing Students for a Bright Future in IT with CTE

FuelEd

Contributor: Amanda Cunningham Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 8:45am In this blog series, we will delve into four important Career Clusters ® that are in need of more educated and well-trained students to fill the higher-skill, higher-wage jobs open to them.

Personalized learning in the context of a person, not a school

The Christensen Institute

Personalized learning is the current big buzz in education. Everyone is trying to figure out how best to personalize the learning experience for each and every child. I applaud this effort.

Librarian Approved: 30 Ed-Tech Apps to Inspire Creativity and Creation

MindShift

Tool discovery is often a challenge for teachers interested in finding ways to use technology that will change the way they and their students work. With so much going on in the classroom, many teachers don’t have the time to test out various apps and find the perfect tool to meet their needs.

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Sketchnoting Superstars Panel from #iste2016

The CoolCatTeacher

Slides and Resources From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Sketchnoting is a fascination for me. So, ISTE was a dream for me. What if we got some of the best in sketchnoting together to share their secrets and how this applies to education?

14 Things Every Student Needs

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post 14 Things Every Student Needs appeared first on TeachThought. Learning Experienced Teacher General Terry Heick

Digital literacies in the age of remix

Learning with 'e's

I presented this latest version of my digital literacies model at the 2016 Solstice Conference hosted by Edge Hill University. The components in the model are by no means exhaustive - I acknowledge there are many more literacies, some of which are emergent due to new technologies and services.

5 Websites That Make Language Learning More Interactive

Brilliant or Insane

Brilliant or Insane. Great teachers strive to make learning engaging, interactive, and fun for students. Certain subjects like the visual arts and hands-on sciences may lend themselves well to this. Language learning, on the other hand, has rarely been grouped with “the cool subjects.”

How to Sidestep 6 Common EdTech Fails

Where Learning Clicks

Recently, AIR released a brief on the common pitfalls of edtech initiatives. Why are these challenges so hard to avoid? The post How to Sidestep 6 Common EdTech Fails appeared first on Where Learning Clicks. EdTech

Ideas and Tools to Give Everyone a Voice

A Principal's Reflections

Whether during a class, meeting, presentation, or workshop it can be at times extremely difficult to give everyone a voice.

5 Tools To Make Your Website Faster (and Better)

The CoolCatTeacher

Tips and Tricks for Educators Establishing a Personal Brand From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Websites crash all the time. It is a common problem for everyone from schools to teachers to businesses to anyone who has a website.

10 Reasons Every Teacher Needs A Professional Learning Network

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post 10 Reasons Every Teacher Needs A Professional Learning Network appeared first on TeachThought. The Future Of Learning Experienced Teacher General pln Social Media In The Classroom

Google for Education Sessions and Discussions at ISTE 2016

Educational Technology Guy

Google will be hosting some great sessions and discussions at ISTE next week. We hope to see you at ISTE 2016 in Denver. Visit us in Room #103 (street level of convention the center) where educators and Googlers will be giving short presentations throughout the conference.

Are our definitions of ‘college readiness’ too high?

Dangerously Irrelevant

David Freedman said: The College Board has suggested a “college readiness benchmark” that works out to roughly 500 on each portion of the SAT as a score below which students are not likely to achieve at least a B-minus average at “a four-year college” – presumably an average one.

[Guest Post] OER 101: Building the Future of Education Beyond Brick-and-Mortar

Education Elements

Back in my day, all schools were brick-and-mortar. Back in my grandfather’s day, they were brick-and-mortar with everyone in one classroom, regardless of grade level. Back in my grandfather’s grandfather’s day… well, who knows? The point is: Education is evolving and changing as it responds to the needs of students and the opportunities around us.

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What a blended learning classroom really looks like: An urban teacher’s reboot

The Hechinger Report

Brandon Johnson. Can we teach all students? In an increasingly diverse nation, I want you to consider the question. If you are not sure, it’s o.k.

5 Ideas for Friday: Ideas for Teachers In and Out of School to Try Today

The CoolCatTeacher

A sample Cool Cat Teacher newsletter From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Happy 5 idea Friday! Today is the day I send my newsletter subscribers the ideas to help them be better teachers.

The Building Blocks Of A Responsive Approach To Schoolwide Behavior

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post The Building Blocks Of A Responsive Approach To Schoolwide Behavior appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching admin Experienced Teacher General

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How to Include Fun in the Online Classroom

FuelEd

Contributor: Kelli Hicks Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 11:45am A couple years ago I ran a 5K with my sister. At the same event, my nephew completed a half marathon. At the end of his event, he received a finisher’s medal.

11 Indicators of Excellence in Instruction (Flipped or Otherwise)

EmergingEdTech

These Aren’t Just Essential Flipped Classroom Practices, They’re Characteristics of Quality Teaching in any Classroom In 2013, the Flipped Learning Network published an official. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

6 Ways to Use Twitter To Enhance In-School Professional Learning

The Principal of Change

Here is a tweet I received from Jamie Sweeney on using Twitter to “enhance professional development” : Thinking about ways I might use Twitter to enhance staff development…any ideas? gcouros thank you for pushing me outside of comfort zone. Jamie Sweeney (@MrsJSweeney) June 5, 2016.

A state embraces the idea that not everyone needs to go to college

The Hechinger Report

Southern High School teacher Matthew Haynes helps sophomore Dasani Johnson with setting up a lathe. Photo: Emmanuel Felton. LOUISVILLE, Ky. Dasani Johnson, a sophomore at Southern High School, is using a machine to create a baseball bat out of a piece of foam.

Blended Learning Slides and Resources #iste2016

The CoolCatTeacher

Presentation from the panel Monday, July 27 at 8:30 am From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. This morning at ISTE Tom Arnett, Jon Bergmann, Mike Gwaltney, Aaron Sams, Stephanie Sandifer, and Jerry Obermyer all did an incredible job discussing blended and flipped learning. Shell Terrell shared the session on Periscope. watch here ). I tried to upload these slides to ISTE, but they only take 5MB of files and this file is much larger.