September, 2018

Going Digital Is About More Than Just Devices.

The Web20Classroom

Going digital has truly made our world smaller. From the desks in our classrooms we can travel to far off places and talk to friends via Skype or share thoughts through blogs or experience historic sites like never before with virtual reality.

Google Slides icon boards for low-prep, visual thinking

Ditch That Textbook

I’m a huge fan of infographics. They let students create a great verbal/visual mix with the content they’ve learned. Plus, they’re lots of fun to look at and share, too. I’ve written about creating infographics in the classroom with Google Drawings. I’ve made my own infographics, ranging in topics from teaching frameworks to the ripple […]. Ed Tech google drawings google infographics google slides visual thinking activities

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Why do Fewer Black Students Get Identified as Gifted?

Digital Promise

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article.

Our new book, Harnessing Technology for Deeper Learning, was released today!

Dangerously Irrelevant

After 4+ years of piloting our 4 Shifts discussion protocol with thousands of educators, I am delighted to announce that our new book, Harnessing Technology for Deeper Learning , is now available! Over the past few years the protocol has really started to take off.

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.

150+ Digital Activities for the K-2 Classroom Inside One Simple App

The CoolCatTeacher

For iPad and Google Play Tablet Devices of All Kinds From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. The Really Good Stuff ? Digital Learning Collection has over 150 apps for kindergarten to second-grade classrooms. Recently, I took a tour of this amazing app.

How Clear Communication and Defined Career Pathways Can Boost Teacher Retention

Education Elements

Teachers love their jobs.

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Encouraging Creative Writing With Bookcreator

Kleinspiration

Today education technology is on its peak and will continue to evolve as we leverage technology solutions in every aspect of our lives. Education is no exception. There are a ton of useful edtech solutions available for both teachers and students to take advantage of.

Meet the New 2018-2019 Cohort of the League of Innovative Schools

Digital Promise

This year, Digital Promise is excited to announce 12 new districts will join the ranks of the League of Innovative Schools. The League is a powerful network of forward-thinking school district leaders.

Unpacking our educators’ belief systems

Dangerously Irrelevant

Recently I shared some stories of youth using technology in amazing, empowered ways with a group of educators. One of them asked me: So you believe that students should be on computers all the time in school? I was taken aback for a second.

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14 Million People Read Her Classroom Tweet About 1 Question She Asks Students

The CoolCatTeacher

André Sasser on episode 364 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. André Sasser, a 9-year math teacher, tweeted something that has been viewed by 14 million people.

Today’s Curriculum for the Higher Ed HR Leader

Speaker: Joseph Clay, Business Transformation Strategist at Oracle, and Jeffrey Haynes, Director with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

Today’s universities and colleges face many challenges ranging from reconciling financial pressures, to ensuring student success, to managing complicated workforce dynamics. One thing they all have in common: Their head of HR must align the HR function to best support the institution as it navigates this current landscape.

Design Parameters for Personalized Learning

Education Elements

As I meet with education leaders across the country, I am often asked questions about the best way to roll-out personalized learning within a district. I always struggle to answer this question since it entirely depends upon the unique needs and circumstances within each community.

Insights for innovating in emerging markets: There are two types of economies

The Christensen Institute

In this five-part series, Five insights for innovating in emerging markets , I explore several insights, one by one, that my research has uncovered for innovators interested in emerging markets. This is part one of the series, based on an earlier blog. Consider the following story.

Creative Ways to Use @PearDeck Vocabulary (aka: Flashcard Factory) #edtech

techieMusings

You probably already know a thing or two about Pear Deck if you read this blog :) But not you may not have tried using Flashcard Factory. The main purpose of Pear Deck Vocabulary is: “Increase retention and engagement with this fun, team-oriented vocabulary game!

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Why Coaching Matters

Digital Promise

Quality of classroom instruction and the degree to which students are provided with powerful opportunities to learn determines the effectiveness of schools. Effective teachers make the question “Why?” a classroom mantra to support a culture of reasoning and justification.

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Inspiring… or not

Dangerously Irrelevant

Learning math by building bridges or designing aircraft wings is inspiring. Chugging through the odd-numbered practice problems at the end of the chapter is not. Improving our community by collecting data and investigating the causes of local environmental challenges is inspiring.

How to Unleash Student Motivation to Succeed

The CoolCatTeacher

Chris Holmes on episode 361 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. As many educators know who have studied the growth mindset, teaching motivation and metacognitive principles is challenging.

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September is National Preparedness Month, so Be Prepared!

Educational Technology Guy

September is National Preparedness Month , which serves as a reminder that we all must take action to prepare, now and throughout the year, for the types of emergencies that could affect us where we live, work, and visit. This year will focus on planning, with an overarching theme: Disasters Happen.

The secret to activating teacher motivation

The Christensen Institute

Nearly everything in education hinges on teachers. Higher standards only raise achievement levels if teachers teach to those standards. Better curriculum only improves outcomes if teachers plan their lessons using that curriculum.

35 ways to get your classroom connected

Ditch That Textbook

Our classrooms can be as big as we want them to be. If we can get our students connected then the world becomes their classroom. Connecting our students can be as simple as having a buddy class at your school. Or it can be as big as participating in the Global Read Aloud Project. By […]. DitchBook Twitter chat classroom connection connected educator google hangouts google hangouts in the classroom gridpals skype skype in the classroom

Saying Yes to Student Ideas and Creativity

Digital Promise

“Voice, agency, and influence are ours to give and receive,” says Debora Collins, assistant superintendent for student learning at Albemarle County Public Schools in Virginia.

St. Vrain Valley School District is the future of America

Dangerously Irrelevant

The St. Vrain Valley School District is arguably the most innovative school district here in Colorado. And I’m incredibly excited to lead their next principal licensure cohort starting in January 2019. Woo hoo! Here is the district’s latest video. Public education proud, indeed.

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5 Ideas to Experience Inquiry in Your Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Kimberly Mitchell in Episode 360 of the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Kimberly Mitchell talks about how we can promote inquiry in the classroom.

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Guest Post: The Best Tech for Your Back-to-School Shopping List

Educational Technology Guy

The Best Tech for Your Back-to-School Shopping List It’s back-to-school time, and for many of you that means it’s time to refresh your gear. Whether you’re buying for yourself or your children, there are plenty of deals on tech out there for students.

How to Get Students Moving for Academic Advantages

EdNews Daily

Guest article written by Dr. Mark E. Benden, CPE, Chair of the Environmental & Occupational Health Department and the director of the Ergonomics Center at Texas A&M University. Without a doubt, teachers want the best academic and holistic outcomes for their students.

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15 ways to gamify your class

Ditch That Textbook

A quick way to start a conversation is by asking someone about their favorite game. Whether it’s the latest video game craze (Fornite takes the cake there), a beloved childhood board game or the local sports team they never miss watching, games are an engaging topic. As adults we love games. And so do our […].

Developing Academic Language Supports Equity

Digital Promise

“The most accurate predictor of school success is the size of a child’s vocabulary at age five of ‘book’ words,” according to a report by the Joan Ganz Cooney Center.

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Is college worth it? It’s a definite maybe.

The Christensen Institute

With the start of the new school year just around the corner, prospective students are asking what has become a very tough question: Should I go to college? Salary data from NACE; College cost data from NCES. All data in 2016 dollars. It used to be easier to give a clear answer.

Flexible Seating: Before and After

The CoolCatTeacher

Justine MacKinnon on episode 368 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Fourth-grade teacher Justine MacKinnon helps us understand how flexible seating has changed her fourth-grade classroom.

Free Guide to support Students' Social-Emotional Health

Educational Technology Guy

Social Emotional Learning and Well Being is very important to students and schools. Teachers and Administrators are starting to do more with this, but free resources are always nice. Aperture Education has created a free guide to help schools support Social Emotional learning and well being.

Five Stories of Transformation from Our Fifth Annual Report

Education Elements

This week, we released our 2017-2018 Annual Report. The report marks eight years since Education Elements was founded, and our fifth such report.

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The ripple effect of a teacher: How far does it reach?

Ditch That Textbook

As teachers, we make microdecisions in our classrooms constantly. We’re always analyzing and trying to do what’s right for our students. In a short period of time, we might think … Is she having a hard day? Maybe she needs a pat on the back and some encouragement. He really seems to gravitate toward that […]. Teaching impact of a teacher teacher inspiration teacher motivation

Culture of Trust is Key for School Safety

Digital Promise

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

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Who are great blended-learning teachers?

The Christensen Institute

What does it take to be a great teacher in a blended program? To ask that same question in education parlance, what competencies — meaning motives, traits, self-concepts, values, knowledge, and skills—matter most for teachers who are substituting online learning for part of face-to-face instruction?

How to Make a Yearbook with Google Slides

The CoolCatTeacher

Jennifer Scott on episode 367 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Jennifer Scott saves her school tens of thousands as they make their yearbook with Google Slides.

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Announcing the Jeffco 11 educational leadership blog

Dangerously Irrelevant

Our 11th University of Colorado Denver principal licensure cohort for the Jeffco Public Schools is 31 students strong! We’re off to an amazing start. Starting this week, we are sharing resources and blogging about educational leadership issues in addition to our class sessions.