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Why Teachers and Students Need to Learn about Their Brains in the Digital Age

EdNews Daily

By Betsy Hill. For good and bad, technology changes our brains. But then again, so does every experience we have. Our brains develop (throughout life) in interaction with our environment. As one neuroscientist puts it, our brains become what our brains do.

Art, Science, and the Role of Data in Education

iterating toward openness

I was a music major as an undergraduate. BFA, Music (vocal performance), Marshall University, 1997. One of my great loves is teaching music theory.

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The benefits of an empathic mindset approach to classroom management

Neo LMS

Empathy in a general sense is the ability to “sense other people’s emotions, coupled with the ability to imagine what someone else might be thinking or feeling.” That is, empathy drives us to better understand other people, at a cognitive level, or better yet, at a deeper, emotional level.

10 ideas for digital end-of-semester final projects

Ditch That Textbook

After months and months of learning, it all comes down to this. The end of the semester project. How can your students encapsulate the most important parts of the semester to demonstrate learning? At the end of the semester, it’s easy to slip into “review for the test” mode. Projects let students take what they’ve […]. Ed Tech digital project ideas edtech educational technology end of semester project ideas final project ideas

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.

Feedback Should Be a Dialogue, Not a Monologue

A Principal's Reflections

Feedback can bring people together in the pursuit of a shared goal. Criticism , on the other hand, can drive people apart. In many situations going with the former is the better course of action.

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Celebrating the Future of Learning, One Region at a Time

Digital Promise

Educators, businesses, and researchers agree: today’s students require a new set of skills to thrive as productive citizens.

Digital humanities in Higher Education

Neo LMS

In my last post we left off pondering what digital humanities are and how — especially in higher education — advanced cross-sections between the written word and digital technology are creating new areas of study in the humanities. The field is in fact not as new as one might imagine.

Pi Day: An Example of an Interdisciplinary, Engaging Lesson

User Generated Education

I have the privilege of teaching my gifted elementary students for multiple years.

How a Little Graphic Novel is Inspiring Teachers to Think

The CoolCatTeacher

Josh Stumpenhorst on Episode 464 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast Josh Stumpenhorst has written a graphic novel, Drawn to Teach. Illustrated by, Trevor Guthke, these two educators have worked to simply explain some of the problems and challenges of teaching.

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.

Helping Parents Prepare Their Child for State Tests

Digital Promise

Home learning environment is an important factor to ensure each student meets their potential in school and beyond.

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New Analytics Tool From CDW, Lightspeed Systems Helps Schools Optimize Tech Use

Educational Technology Guy

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To strengthen institutions, good laws are not enough

The Christensen Institute

More than $50 billion in World Bank sponsored projects had some focus on institutional reform as part of the project design between 2006 and 2011.

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Cutting-Edge Tech To Improve Music Teaching

Ask a Tech Teacher

Music is arguably one of the most important subjects taught in school, yet is often the first to be cut away when budgets fail. Thank you, Jane Sandwood, Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, for discussing some of the online options to make teaching music easier, more effective.

Mapping Out-of-School-Time Opportunities: Why It Matters

Digital Promise

If you want to plan strategically for the future, you have to know where you’re starting from in the present.

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NewseumED’s Foolproof Guide to Media Literacy

Catlin Tucker

Our students are inundated with media, but how many of them are able to differentiate between a news article and an opinion piece or recognize bias in the media?

10 tools for effective peer feedback in the classroom

Ditch That Textbook

As teachers, we strive to provide our students with quality feedback on their work. Getting feedback from their teacher is useful but getting feedback from their peers can be even more powerful. How can we begin to incorporate peer feedback into our classroom? And what tools are available to help our students begin to provide […]. DitchBook Twitter chat Teaching feedback feedback in the classroom peer feedback

Subscriber Special: April

Ask a Tech Teacher

April 5th-15th: Buy a K-8 School License. get 5 free print books of the grade level you purchased. domestic purchase or freight-forwarders only). Usually, you get one desk copy for each grade level included in your school license. Between April 5th and 15th, get five per grade level.

The Limits of Curriculum Choice

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Read the original version here. In recent years, education leaders have hailed curriculum choice as a low-cost way to improve student success.

During Education Conference Season, Why SXSWedu Tops the Charts

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

This CEO says to take advantage of all the opportunities at conferences this season, including the type of socializing and networking found at SXSWedu. The post During Education Conference Season, Why SXSWedu Tops the Charts appeared first on Market Brief.

CoSN 2019: How Teachers Can Revolutionize the Future of Education

EdTech Magazine

CoSN 2019: How Teachers Can Revolutionize the Future of Education. juliet.vanwage…. Tue, 04/02/2019 - 11:04.

What You Might Have Missed in March

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are the most-read posts for the month of March: 33 Resources for Read Across America Day. Teaching Basic Cybersecurity Measures To Everyday People (For Parents of Digital Natives). How Readilearn grew from one woman’s dream to an exciting education resource.

4 Things to Understand About Education Consulting

Education Elements

As Education Elements continues to grow, I’ve been privy to the hiring process. I think it would be helpful to explain what exactly Design Principals do.after all, a job description can only tell so much.

3 innovative ways to use Microsoft Edu in your classroom

Ditch That Textbook

The “Twitterverse” is filled with incredible ideas for using technology in our classrooms. We can find tons of resources for engaging our students with creative content in our classrooms: HyperDocs Slides for Interactive Notebooks 30 Google Classroom tips every teacher must know These are just a few from the Ditch That Textbook blog but there […]. Ed Tech Guest Blog edtech education educational technology microsoft edu onenote onenote for hyperdocs powerpoint

CoSN 2019: New Analytics Dashboard Measures Education Technology ROI

EdTech Magazine

CoSN 2019: New Analytics Dashboard Measures Education Technology ROI. eli.zimmerman_9856. Wed, 04/03/2019 - 12:24.

5 Favorite Activities to End the School Year

Ask a Tech Teacher

The end of the school year is a time when both students and teachers alike are distracted by thoughts of vacation, sleeping in, and no deadlines.

What You Do Matters

Tom Murray

Tom shares some thoughts from a recent keynote for a state conference. For more from Tom’s YouTube Channel, click here. Blog #LeadershipMinute Culture Leadership

The big tradeoff with team teaching

The Christensen Institute

Last December, Larry Cuban raised an interesting question on his blog: “Whatever happened to team teaching?” In his piece, Cuban wonders why team-teaching—a “best practice” promoted by national associations in the 1960s—largely disappeared by the mid-1970s. His post caught my attention because of its relevance to innovative staffing arrangements I studied last year.

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CoSN 2019: CDW and Lightspeed Announce New Data Platform

EdTech Magazine

CoSN 2019: CDW and Lightspeed Announce New Data Platform. CDW and Lightspeed Systems introduced a new data analytics platform for K–12 schools at the CoSN 2019 conference in Portland on Tuesday.

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Making the College Admissions Process Work for All Students

Edsurge

Last month, the higher education landscape was rocked with a widespread college admissions scandal involving wealthy families cheating to gain admission to college for their children.

Being Mindful When Teaching Executive Functioning Skills

CUE

In the second post of her three-part series, special education teacher Sarah Kesty continues to discuss executive functioning and critical skills teachers can mindfully address with students.

What's New in Google - March 2019

techlearning

Catch up on everything new in G Suite for Education from March 2019, and see great ideas and resources

CoSN 2019: Steps Teachers Can Take to Create Sustainable Innovation Programs

EdTech Magazine

CoSN 2019: Steps Teachers Can Take to Create Sustainable Innovation Programs. eli.zimmerman_9856. Tue, 04/02/2019 - 19:42. Scaling and sustaining innovation is the No.