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How Iron Chef Lesson Plans Make Cooperative Learning Awesome

The CoolCatTeacher

A new Every Classroom Matters episode. In this episode, the inventor of “Iron Chef” lesson design, Jon Corippo shares with Vicki his remix of the jigsaw cooperative learning method. Iron Chef Lesson Design with American Idol peer feedback may just be your favorite new cooperative learning method. (You You can’t make this stuff up! ). Important Takeaways for Listeners. John opens the show by denouncing a mode of teaching used by many that exasperates him and bores students.

The 30 Goals Free eConference, July 16-20th!

Teacher Reboot Camp

You’re invited to the first annual 30 Goals Free Online Conference , July 16th to 20th! It’s super easy to attend! All presentations take place on Google HangOuts on Air. Just download the program , click the url for the presentation you want to see. On the page, click play on the video at the time of the presentation. Join the Chatwing below the videos to meet other participants! If you miss the presentation, the recordings are available immediately on the same page.

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19 K-8 Space Science Websites

Ask a Tech Teacher

Videos, games, and more–preview them and pick what works for your age group: 1 7 Minutes of Terror- -Curiosity landing on Mars. 100,000 stars–simulation. Build a Space Station. Earthrise –the first time it’s recorded; a video. Land on the Moon. Moon around. Moon—Garfield teaches the Lunar Cycle. Moon—We Choose the Moon. NASA City. NASA For Kids. Solar System in 3D. Solar System Video. Space in 3D. Space Sounds. Space station game. Space Websites. Space–explore it.

Digital Promise Holding Annual Education Innovation Clusters Convening

Digital Promise

Steven Hodas leads Digital Promise’s Innovation Cluster Network. He was most recently executive director at the New York City Department of Education ’s Office of Innovation, where he launched InnovateNYCSchools. He is currently practitioner-in-residence at the Center on Reinventing Public Education. We at Digital Promise are excited to announce our annual Education Innovation Clusters Convening to be held in Chicago, August 11-12.

White Paper: Enabling digital creativity with Augmented Reality in K12 education

We have conducted 2 research projects on teaching with AR. This research has been conducted with the UiO and the UiS. The resulting white paper is an in-depth look at the state of creative learning through the use of 3D modeling and exploration in AR.

DON’T MISS IT: Teachers Leading Teachers Online Conference Starts Thursday

The CoolCatTeacher

July 16-20, 2015 (Live and Video Recordings Available). Join the best PD experience of the summer! Teachers Leading Teachers Conference begins on Thursday. I will present Differentiating Instruction with Technology , at 9:30 am EDT Friday. Many amazing educators will be presenting: Kathy Cassidy, Jackie Gerstein, Pernille Ripp, Beth Hammett, Trevor Muir, Diana Gettman Flores, Erin Klein, Nick Provenzano, Starr Stackstein, Michelle Baldwin, and more!! See schedule below.).

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What’s Trending on Ask a Tech Teacher

Ask a Tech Teacher

In the past six months, I’ve posted over 140 articles on topics ranging from tech ed trends to how-tos, problem solving, and pedagogic discussions. I like to step back a few times a year and determine what readers are most interested in. WordPress makes that easy with their statistics. I calculate what’s trending on my blog by which of my posts are popular in a particular time period. Here’s the run-down so far this year: 20 Websites to Teach Mouse Skills. Do You Miss Kerpoof?

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22 Powerful Alternatives to “You’re Smart!”

Brilliant or Insane

Brilliant or Insane Much has been written about the detriments of praise in recent years, particularly the kind that focuses on inherent intelligence. It was Carol Dweck who inspired me to consider the unintended consequences of over-celebrating my students’ smarts, and as this conversation continues within and beyond the field of education, everyone seems to be a bit more sensitive […] The post 22 Powerful Alternatives to “You’re Smart!”

How Twitter Can Power Your Professional Learning

More Verbs

Having a good network of other educators interested in the same topics and issues you are is a strong approach to powering your professional learning. Twitter and other social media can help feed that learning and build your network. Principal Matt Renwick writes about how Twitter can be overwhelming, but smart use of Twitter, and supporting tools, can fuel your professional learning network (PLN).

A Fundamental Flaw in Competency Learning

The Journal

The “competency learning" movement is gaining serious momentum. But, drawing on decades of research in the psychology of learning, we will argue in this week’s blog post that competency learning appears to be based on a fundamentally flawed model of how learning takes place and how learning needs to be assessed

2021 Trends in Online Student Demographics

BestColleges.com’s second annual report on online student demographics explores the characteristics of today’s online students and their insights on college decision-making and the online learning experience amid the challenges of COVID-19.

What’s a Tech Teacher Do With Their Summer Off?

Ask a Tech Teacher

School’s been out for at least a few weeks and I just finished up three online classes that started in June. Next week, I’ll feel like I have an endless span of hours to do all the activities that got sidelined by grading, projects, training, and general ‘school’ stuff. Once I get through reading until I’m bored (or I run out of food) and straightening up the house (I won’t get carried away), I’ll start on the meat of my summer activities.

LIVE: Create Amazing Presentations and Flipped Lessons using Microsoft OfficeMix | @Microsoft_EDU

TeacherCast

Have you ever looked at a PowerPoint and thought… How Do I Make This More Interesting? . Introducing Microsoft OfficeMix , a fantastic way to create engaging and interactive presentations. By installing this free add-in for PowerPoint, your slides can harness the power of video, polls, interactivity and provide amazing insights and analytics from your audience.

4 Things I Learned in Spin Class About Personalized Learning (that’s right, spin class)

Education Elements

I recently went to a spin class. I am normally a fairly small person who likes to lift fairly big weights so this was a departure from my routine but I got talked into it and I went. And all the time that I was pumping my legs, going faster, and climbing higher I was also, incredibly, thinking about how many things many K-12 teachers could learn from my spin instructor.

Thinking Like A Teacher: Part 1

Battelle for Kids

July 13, 2015, Volume 2, Issue 8, Number 7. Driving Question: How do today's new teachers learn to think like a teacher? At any given moment, the disciplines represent the most well honed efforts of human beings to approach questions and concerns of importance in a systematic and reliable way. Howard Gardner, The Disciplined Mind, p. 144) What they never tell you is that when you're eleven, you're also ten, and nine, and eight, and seven, and six, and five, and four and three, and two, and one.

Why Genentech Is Transforming the Employee Experience for Mental Health Leave

Speaker: Deborah Olson, Lead Strategist, Genentech, a member of the Roche Group & Smita Das, MD, PhD, MPH, Medical Director, Lyra Health

Employees with the greatest mental health needs often find themselves navigating a complex disability system. Streamlining their mental health leave and recovery time leads to an overall more productive workforce. In this Lyra webinar, hear how Genentech is changing the employee experience to provide fast access to care for members who are suffering from severe mental health needs.

Tech Ed Resources for your Class–K-8 Tech Curriculum

Ask a Tech Teacher

I get a lot of questions from readers about what tech ed resources I use in my classroom so I’m going to take a few days this summer to review them with you. Some are edited and/or written by members of the Ask a Tech Teacher crew. Others, by tech teachers who work with the same publisher I do.

LIVE: Learning about Skype in the Classroom from ISTE 2015 | @Microsoft_EDU

TeacherCast

This year at the ISTE conference, I had the privilege of working with the Skype team. I have been a big fan of Skype for several years and if you are a podcasters, it is a GREAT platform to use when bringing your guests on to your show. This year, Michael Soskil, a Microsoft Innovative Educator shared with me some of the great new features of Skype and demonstrated how he is using video conferencing in his classroom. Learn More about Skype. link]. https://education.skype.com.

Google Classroom update - students can join class - teacher in different domain

Educational Technology Guy

Google Classroom is an excellent tool from Google that allows students and teachers to collaborate and communicate and allows teachers to assign work to students, collect that work, grade it and comment on it and return it to the student. One limiting factor in using it was the fact that the students and teachers had to be in the same Google apps domain. Many schools use separate domains. That has now changed.

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How Twitter Can Power Your Professional Learning

EdTech Magazine

By Matt Renwick Overloaded with Twitter? Stem your tweet flow with advice from Principal Matt Renwick. Classroom Internet Management Online Learning Professional Development Social Media

3 Templates for Uncomplicating Your Product Management Process

In this workbook, you’ll find a comprehensive set of templates product development and cross-functional teams can adopt to better leverage your existing skills and your data.

Tech Tip #106: Auto-add a Period, Caps Lock, When Typing on an IPad

Ask a Tech Teacher

As a working technology teacher, I get hundreds of questions from parents about their home computers, how to do stuff, how to solve problems. Each Tuesday, I’ll share one of those with you. They’re always brief and always focused. Enjoy! Q: Typing on the iPad keyboard is slow. You have to access two different screens to type most messages. How do I speed that up without buying (and installing) a separate QWERTY keyboard?

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LIVE: Learning about MineCraft in the Classroom from ISTE 2015 | @Microsoft_EDU

TeacherCast

This year at ISTE 2015, I had the pleasure of sitting down with members of the Minecraft EDU team to learn how students are turning digital building blocks into customizable digital learning spaces. What is MineCraft EDU? “ MinecraftEdu provides products and services that make it easy for educators to use Minecraft in the classroom. We make a special version of Minecraft specifically for classroom use.

Schools Must Foster Conversations About Students & Digital Devices – From Patrick Larkin

EdTechTeacher

This post originally appeared on Reinventing K-12 Learning , Patrick’s Education Week blog. With most school leaders looking to add more web-enabled devices to their schools and classrooms, they are all but certain to get questions from parents within these communities who will raise concerns about the fact that their students will be dealing with more screen time in their day.

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Creating A Professional Learning Collection With @appoLearning

The Web20Classroom

Last time you read about this new site I had been checking out, appoLearning. I have really enjoyed getting to know this new platform and even create a collection myself. And I think for educators it can be a great way to organize sites, apps, videos and more so they are more easily shared with students, colleagues, even parents and the community. Before we take a look at my collection I've been working on, lets think about why we would even want to create a collection in the first place.

2021 Trends in College Career and Employment Planning

In this second annual report, part of the BestColleges.com research series, 624 business leaders shared how their companies and organizations currently recruit and hire college students from both online and campus-based programs.

13 Reasons Students Hate Teachers

Brilliant or Insane

Brilliant or Insane “Wait just a second,” you say as you read this title. “My My students don’t hate me.” Granted, not all students hate teachers, and you just might be that one in a million that they all love. It’s more likely, though, that you’re not and at least some students really do hate you. I know this because my […] The post 13 Reasons Students Hate Teachers appeared first on Brilliant or Insane. Innovation Inspiration edchat

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LIVE: Learning about Gaming and @Games4Ed For Your Classroom

TeacherCast

For the last few months, I have been asked by several teachers one common question: “How Do I Survive ISTE?” ” My advice for these teachers has always been the same. Spend less time at sessions and more time meeting people. The art of networking is one of the best skills that can’t possibly be over utilized when attending a MEGA-Conference. Attending ISTE is all about meeting new people and learning about their innovative ideas.

Create Stop Motion Animation with KomaKoma – from Kate Wilson

EdTechTeacher

This post was originally posted on Free Tech for Teachers. Stop Motion was one of the original video creation techniques. By stringing together a series of single images and displaying them quickly in order, film was born. Now on iPad, Stop Motion can be used as a technique for capturing learning as it happens, making drawings, models, science projects, or counting exercises come alive. Consider the power of creating a digital flipbook that could later be viewed as a video.

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The P in public education

Dangerously Irrelevant

Policymakers are fond of noting that teachers are the number one school-level influence on student learning outcomes (note: non-school influences are far more significant). Despite politicians’ claims that they value and appreciate teachers, however, we are seeing the following from legislatures all across the country: rhetorical attacks on teacher unions. rollbacks of educators’ collective bargaining rights. elimination of teacher tenure.

6 Strategies for Using Actionable Data to Impact Student Success

Educators need effective tools to drive student success. The trend to use actionable, comprehensive data—like attendance, assessments, grades, and more—is an effective way to give teachers the visibility they need to make a difference. Videri gives teachers and administrators access to comprehensive, integrated data so they can easily filter, drill down, and analyze data—to get the information that they really need, when they need it, and improve student outcomes. Download the eBook today!