November, 2018

40 Ways to Celebrate Teachers and Impact Teacher Retention

Education Elements

Do you ever have trouble falling asleep because you can’t stop thinking about what you need to accomplish the next day? Maybe you’re one of those people that has your best ideas for solving a problem while washing your hair?

Google for Education Best Practices Resources and Tips

Educational Technology Guy

Google Apps for Education and Chromebooks are very popular with education for many reasons, one of which is the ease of management and deployment. The Admin Console allows staff to manage apps, user settings, devices settings and much more.

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High-Impact Instructional Strategies To Use Right Now

The Web20Classroom

Engagement versus effectiveness. This is a conversation I have been having with educators and leaders all over the country for a while now. Just because we see students engaged in learning might not mean actual effective learning is taking place.

Quieten down your class with this website!

EdTech4Beginners

CLASSCRAFT is a brilliant website which has a variety of features. My favourite is the ‘ Classroom Noise Volume Meter ‘! It has certainly quietened my pupils down. It is really simple to set up: Set the timer.

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.

Four quick thoughts for higher education faculty

Dangerously Irrelevant

I had the privilege of participating in a conversation today at my university about how (and whether) the digital work done by faculty should count for promotion and tenure. (I I also had the opportunity to speak for a few minutes; here are my slides ).

How 18 School Districts Are Working To Achieve Data Interoperability

Digital Promise

Eighteen district teams from the League of Innovative Schools recently gathered in Austin, Texas for a Data Interoperability Bootcamp.

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5 Ways to Use Augmented Reality in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Lindsay Fell on episode 395 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

5 ways to use Adobe Spark Post with your class tomorrow

Ditch That Textbook

The ability to create professional looking graphics is a valuable skill to teach. But many of us don’t know where to start. Did you know you and your students can easily design stunning visual images in minutes without any graphic design experience? Want to know how? With Adobe Spark Post you and your students can create amazing […]. Ed Tech Guest Blog adobe spark adobe spark post creating in the classroom creative teaching graphics

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The best way to learn – video textbooks!

EdTech4Beginners

At Clutch Prep we call ourselves “the video version of textbooks”. Make no mistake however, we truly offer so much more.

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Trapped

Dangerously Irrelevant

Administrators: We want to be more innovative but we feel trapped by our schedule. Administrators: We want to do things differently but we feel trapped by our curriculum. Administrators: We want to go in new directions but we feel trapped by our PD model.

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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.

Addressing the Five Key Areas of Professional Development through Instructional Coaching

Digital Promise

Last year, Digital Promise, with generous support from Google, launched the Dynamic Learning Project (DLP) to continue its effort to close the Digital Learning Gap. The DLP utilizes instructional coaching to increase powerful and impactful use of technology in 100 middle schools across the country.

PBL Stories and Structures

P21 Blogazine

Dalton understands how 21st Century Skills can help move you toward your goals. Before engaging in Project Based Learning, Dalton skated by with the bare minimum that allowed him to play sports. After engaging with community partners on a regular basis, he saw the value of talking with professionals as a mode of learning, connecting, and accomplishing goals. P21 Blog

Rewiring Education: Lessons Learned from Apple’s First VP of Education

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 391 with John Couch From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. John Couch was hired by Steve Jobs as Apple’s first VP of Education.

Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) Displays: A Maker Education Project

User Generated Education

I have lived in Santa Fe, New Mexico for a few decades. One of my favorite things about living here is that it celebrates and embraces Hispanic and Mexican cultural traditions. I have the privilege of working with gifted kids at two elementary schools with over 80% Hispanic students.

Your Network: Make it Bigger to Make Your School District Stronger

Education Elements

For many, being an innovator conjures a vision of being the one out in front, alone, and it can certainly feel that way at times. All at once it seems like a big adventure and a scary proposition with uncertain rewards, but known risks.

Why we don’t recommend using the 4 Shifts Protocol as a classroom observation tool

Dangerously Irrelevant

Julie Graber and I often get asked if the 4 Shifts Protocol can be used as a comprehensive walkthrough or observation tool. While the protocol is open source and people can do whatever they want with it, we do NOT recommend using it in this manner.

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Making 360º Media: A Conversation about Immersive Storytelling and Media Literacy

Digital Promise

For the past 20 years, Will Cavada has supported students at Mount Pleasant High School in San Jose, California, as they tell their stories.

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20 ways to celebrate the Hour of Code in ANY class

Ditch That Textbook

You don’t have to be an expert programmer yourself to get your students started coding in the classroom and the Hour of Code is a great place to start. With the incredible amount of resources available to educators, you can learn to program along WITH your students. The Hour of Code is celebrated the first […]. Ed Tech Teaching activities for the hour of code coding computer science computer science education week csedweek hour of code

Creating Future Ready Schools and Classrooms

Tom Murray

What is it that today’s modern learners need to thrive? How can schools and districts systemically create a vision of teaching and learning that’s personal, authentic, relevant, and harnesses the power of technology?

How do I help my students use iPads? Teaching students to troubleshoot and use iPads effectively

The CoolCatTeacher

Pana Asavavatana on Episode 388 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Pana Asavavatana won the ISTE Kay Bitter Award for 2018 as a top technology using kindergarten teacher.

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A Journey to Understand and Implement Personalized Learning

Education Elements

Several years ago, I was selected by the Lexington Institute for their initial leadership cohort, which focused on the implementation of personalized learning. It was a tremendous honor and a great learning experience for me. It is where I first met Anthony Kim and became aware of Education Elements.

Buying technology for the purpose of boosting test scores is like…

Dangerously Irrelevant

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Expand Technology Integration and Adult Digital Literacy

Digital Promise

Recent international studies in adult competencies indicate that six in 10 U.S. adults ages 18–65—around 118 million—perform at or below the lowest proficiency levels in problem solving in technology rich environments ( National Center for Education Statistics, 2016 ).

30 ways to make your lessons interactive

Ditch That Textbook

When we provide students with interactive lessons they are immersed in the content and take an active role in their learning. Interactive lessons stick. They increase engagement and get everyone in on the learning. They are the lessons we all remember. A3: Any time Ss can DO things with your content, you increase engagement and learning. Have […]. DitchBook Twitter chat creative teaching edtech interactive class interactive classroom student engagement

The Importance of Civics Education

User Generated Education

Truth be told, I always disliked history and government classes as a K through undergraduate student. I found it dry, boring, irrelevant, and unimportant. I believe this was due to it all being about memorization. memorizing events and dates in history; memorizing the branches of government; memorizing states and their capitols. This type of learning reflects only remembering, the lowest level of Bloom’s Taxonomy.

Project Pals: The Perfect PBL Software for Project Based Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

PBL Software Review From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Project Pals is a powerful new tool that lets students organize projects.

Innovative School Leaders Part 3: Leading with Intention

Education Elements

“The more senior you are, the more important listening becomes. Once a leader speaks, most people stop listening to one another and start positioning themselves. But when the leader doesn’t speak, then, just like a great choir, people have to listen and respond to one another.

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Career-ready capstones [VIDEO]

Dangerously Irrelevant

America Achieves has been sponsoring an Educator Voice Fellowship program here in Colorado. They have an upcoming event where they will highlight the work that these awesome educators have done regarding authentic performance tasks and career-ready capstone experiences.

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How Educators Can Build Student Agency and Help Students Advocate for Themselves

Digital Promise

As a first year teacher, I struggled to figure out how I could best meet the needs of my students. It was quickly apparent to me that each student had unique strengths and weaknesses, and I made it my mission to figure them out.

Themes, teams, and side quests: A superhero’s guide to gamification

Ditch That Textbook

Gamification in education is not new, and thanks to Michael Matera and his book, Explore Like A Pirate, a thriving community has been formed that helps educators all over as they start their own journey. If you are already a part of that amazing community, then high fives and woot woot! If you are on […]. Guest Blog Teaching creative teaching game-based learning games gamification

Ghanaian chocolates: for Ghanaians, by Ghanaians, in Ghana

The Christensen Institute

The West African country of Ghana supplies roughly a quarter of the world’s cocoa beans, a critical input in the $100 billion global chocolate industry.

Gold Standard Project Based Learning: Project Based Teaching

The CoolCatTeacher

Suzie Boss on Episode 384 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. After much research, Suzie Boss shares what makes excellent project-based teaching and gives a sneak peek into her book by the same name.

The Importance of Process Art in the ECE Classroom

P21 Blogazine

The early childhood classroom provides the foundations for a child’s education and success in life. In addition to academic learning, children are growing in self-confidence, creativity and individuality. As a part of STEAM learning, art plays a large role in helping to build these skills. P21 Blog

Podcast – Interview with Jeff Utecht

Dangerously Irrelevant

Jeff Utecht grabbed me for a podcast interview when I was in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia a few weeks ago for the EARCOS Leadership Conference.

Organize and Motivate Your Local Maker Community

Digital Promise

How can I motivate teachers in my district to introduce making to their students? What are examples of maker learning projects in my subject area? Where can I learn about what making is from someone who is doing it?