October, 2018

Strategies That Can Take the Anxiety Out Of Math

Digital Promise

Julienne Cruz has taught math in public schools for eight years and has seen many students struggle with learning math. When asked about her students’ attitudes towards math, she noted: “Students from kindergarten to third grade tend to like math; they think it’s fun to think about patterns.

The “secret menu” for Google Slides, Docs, Drawings and more

Ditch That Textbook

I had heard a TON about In-N-Out Burger. Heard that the food was amazing. Heard that it was an experience I should try. While on vacation in California with my family recently, we made a stop at an In-N-Out Burger. It did not disappoint. Our burgers were tasty. The tiny menu surprised me but made […]. Ed Tech g suite secrets g suite tricks google classroom google secrets google tricks

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What does the future of teaching look like?

The Christensen Institute

Over the last few years, the Christensen Institute has written extensively on how innovation in K–12 education will impact teachers. We’ve tackled important questions such as “Will computers replace teachers?”, “How will technology change teaching?”,

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.

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.

How Can Personalized Learning Support Educational Equity?

Education Elements

SEL shouldn’t be a canned curriculum that we buy

Dangerously Irrelevant

Jennifer Rich said: It has been lamented before that our children are overprogrammed and our schools are pushed to the brink with standards and standardized tests. We have also managed to slip down the rabbit hole with character education and social-emotional learning.

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Choice + Imagination = Fantastic Results

User Generated Education

The use of Destination Imagination (DI) has been recommended by my supervisor for use with gifted students. I teach gifted students at two Title 1 elementary schools. DI MISSION.

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The future-proof educator

Ditch That Textbook

The rise of computers and the Internet has changed the way we consume. From automated checkouts to online banking, every industry has been disrupted. Let’s take a look at the salesperson. I remember as a child having the door-to-door vacuum salesperson come to sell a Kirby vacuum to my parents. Now, unless you are a […]. Guest Blog Teaching edtech educational technology future of education future-proof educator timeless teaching practices

5 Ways for Teachers to Take Back Time and Make the Most of It

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 380 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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Bringing Vision Into Focus: Georgia’s Journey to a Statewide Vision of Personalized Learning

Education Elements

Personalized Learning. Two words that at the same time inspire hearts and minds, and leave our pragmatic minds wandering.

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.

Doomed

Dangerously Irrelevant

. Until the life success of our students is more important than our own comfort levels, any change we initiate is doomed. Download this image: jpg key pptx. Image credit: Shipwreck , sbuwert , Bigstock . Related Posts. Are you going fast enough? SLIDE]. Troublemaker [SLIDE].

League Districts Take on Major Challenges Together

Digital Promise

The League of Innovative Schools (League) convened in Park City, Utah last week for the biannual #DPLIS meeting, co-hosted with Juab School District , Uinta County School District #1 , and Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind.

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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.

Google Classroom: How to differentiate like a ninja

Ditch That Textbook

Teacher confession: I have bored kids to tears in my class because they were not challenged. In fact, who needs Ambien when you have drill and kill homework assignments on material you have already mastered?! I felt my hands were tied with a textbook, overhead projector, and traditional worksheets. Fast forward eleven years to […]. Guest Blog Teaching differentiate with google classroom differentiation educational technology google classroom small groups with google classroom

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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.

A Day in the Life of a Student in a Personalized, Competency-Based School

Education Elements

This blog post was originally published on the CompetencyWorks website, based on data from former Ed Elements team member Mike Wolking. Personalized Learning

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Social Media and Kids - what you should know - guest post

Educational Technology Guy

How Kids Are Using Mainstream Social Apps What You Should Know About Your Child’s Social Media Platforms The Most Popular Social Apps Among Teens and How They’re Using Them What Are the Mainstream Social Apps and How Are Teens Using Them?

Encouraging Out-of-School Reading and Writing Habits

Digital Promise

A recent Scholastic survey of kids and families’ reading behaviors shows that only 39 percent of children ages nine to 11 read for fun most days of the week. This drops further to 27 percent of children ages 12 to 14.

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Lose and lose and lose until you win

Dangerously Irrelevant

Journalist I.F. Stone said: The only kinds of fights worth fighting are those you are going to lose because somebody has to fight them and lose and lose and lose until someday, somebody who believes as you do wins. You mustn’t feel like a martyr. You’ve got to enjoy it.”

12 must have templates for teachers and students

Ditch That Textbook

Sometimes just getting started with a task is the hardest part. Where do you begin? How do you organize all of your ideas in a way that others can understand? Templates can help with that. Templates can guide teachers as they design great lessons or activities. They are also powerful tools to use with students, […]. DitchBook Twitter chat edtech google templates templates templates for students templates for teachers

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Making The Best Technology Purchasing Decisions

The Web20Classroom

In our next collaborative post, Shaelynn Farnsworth (@shfarnsworth) and I discuss how schools and districts can make the best technology purchasing decisions. Recently I was talking to a Tech Director colleague that was in the middle of a purchasing battle with a principal.

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!

The neuroscience of play, games, and learning (and why Fortnite might not be so bad)

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 379 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Dr Dave Neale is a researcher in the psychology of play and learning at the Centre for Play, Education, Development and Learning (PEDAL) at The University of Cambridge.

Teachers Explore Innovative Education in South Korea

Digital Promise

What happens when educators go beyond school walls to gain a global perspective on teaching and learning? Four teachers from across the United States were invited to join Digital Promise at the e-Learning 2018 Korea International Conference in Seoul, South Korea.

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Dangerously Irrelevant

. Attaching band-aids to our current work doesn’t change much. Download this image: jpg key pptx. Image credit: Patching up school items , Penywise , Bigstock. Related Posts. Are you going fast enough? SLIDE]. Troublemaker [SLIDE]. Should our first goal really be to preserve the structure?

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Google Slides templates for Snapchat games in class

Ditch That Textbook

People all over the world are flocking to Snapchat to share photos and videos that reflect what’s going on in their lives. To be specific, it’s more than 300 million monthly active users. The magnitude of Snapchat’s impact is huge (source): 3 billion photos and videos are created every day on Snapchat. 78 percent of […]. Ed Tech snapchat classroom activities snapchat in the classroom social media with students using social media in class

BreakoutEDU: A Professional Development Workshop

User Generated Education

I recently got the opportunity to offer a professional development workshop for educators of gifted students at the 2018 14th Annual Fall Gifted Education Institute. The description for my workshop was as follows: BreakoutEDU presents puzzles for students to decipher, each clue leading to another which in turn opens locks attached to a strongbox.

Tips for Educators: The Innovator in You and the Future of District Organizations

Education Elements

Everyone is an innovator. Within the last two decades, the barrier to entry to be innovative has dramatically decreased. Today, people can have multiple careers and innovations within a lifetime.

A Personalized High School: How It Works

The CoolCatTeacher

Julia Bamba on Episode 383 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Julia Bamba leads a personalized high school. After three years, they are graduating their first senior class.

Micro-credentialing an Emerging Teacher Leader

Digital Promise

North Dakota Innovation Academy: We launch tomorrow!

Dangerously Irrelevant

Tomorrow I have the privilege of launching a 7-day Innovation Academy with school leaders across the state of North Dakota. The dates are spread out across the year. We end next May. .

20 virtual field trip ideas and activities for your classroom

Ditch That Textbook

Imagine your class traveling to see the Great Pyramid of Giza, touring the International Space Station, or having a face to face conversation with a beloved author. All of these experiences are possible through virtual field trips. Virtual field trips allow us to take our students on adventures we never could before. They are fun, […].

Understanding the social determinants of health

The Christensen Institute

Innovation in healthcare delivery has historically focused on improving medical care. However, social/environmental factors—also known as social determinants of health—are estimated to have at least twice the impact on risk of premature death than medical care does.

Education Elements’ Responsive Playbook: How We Built a Thriving, Learning Organization

Education Elements

As an education consulting organization we work with hundreds of schools and districts to improve the way teaching, learning, work, and collaboration happen. In projects with clients, we rarely ask leaders to try something we haven’t tried ourselves.

An Artificial Intelligence Curriculum in Middle School

The CoolCatTeacher

Justin Aglio in episode 382 of the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Dr. Justin Aglio has partnered with Carnegie Mellon and MIT to develop a middle school curriculum teaching Artificial Intelligence.