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Grit in the Classroom

EdNews Daily

Guest Article by: Matthew Pietrafetta, Ph.D. Grit has been celebrated and critiqued by many in academic circles and the academic press, but the conversation has remained largely focused on the work and opinions of researchers. Less attention has been given to the day-to-day experiences of educators who are working to strengthen students’ grit and incorporate grit into classroom curricula. Many students, particularly those from some of the most challenging circumstances, already possess grit.

The Imperative of Experiential and Hands-On Learning

User Generated Education

For the past several decades, I have had my feet in both elementary education and teacher training and development. Regardless of age, grade level, and setting, I include hands-on and experiential learning as a integral part of my instruction. It is learning by doing with a reflective element which, in turn, creates conditions for deeply engaged learning.

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Introducing: The Google Teacher Tribe Podcast

Ditch That Textbook

I love listening to podcasts. They’re kind like personalized radio. I can pick shows that I like and listen to them whenever I want. Podcasts have been a driving force for me in becoming a better educator. I’ve listened to hours of them while driving, exercising or cutting the grass. I can take that down time [.]. Ed Tech Google Teacher Tribe edtech educational technology g suite edu gafe google apps for education google teacher tribe podcasts

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Technology’s Impact on Adult Learners and their Children

Digital Promise

The Critical Importance of Family Literacy. Only 36 percent of our nation’s fourth-graders are proficient in reading. This result earned the U.S. a ranking on reading achievement of only 17 out of 34 countries by the Program for International Student Assessment. Even though the U.S. spends more per student than other countries on K-12 education, that spending is not translating into better performance.

Intent Signal Data 101

Intent signal data helps B2B marketers engage with buyers sooner in the sales cycle. But there are many confusing terms used to describe intent data. Read this infographic to better understand three common areas of confusion.

Leadership Transformed

A Principal's Reflections

For every education professional, adversity is a constant reality: lack of time, not enough resources, outdated facilities, resistant staff, and a slew of mandates/directives, to name a few. It can be difficult at times to envision and implement progressive change when you feel buried by these challenges. I wish I could tell you that these daily demands will dissipate in the near future, but that would create an allure of false hope.

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4 Ways to Teach With Play

The CoolCatTeacher

(and captivate your bored students) From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Welcome to episode 295 of the Every Classroom Matters podcast. In this episode, Leanna Prater and I discuss how to use play in the classroom to teach. I’m also unveiling a new listening guide for you to use with this show. If you’ve taught for very long, you’ve struggled with the “bored student.”

A Primer on Maker Learning: Authenticity

Digital Promise

This post is part of a series in which we frame maker learning in terms of three core values – Agency , Authenticity, and Audience – as the key components to creating the highest quality making experiences for learning. Authenticity is key to effective maker learning. It is also a complex idea that can play out in many different ways. Here are three examples: Social Authenticity.

Four Important Steps When Going From Teacher to Ed-Tech Entrepreneur

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

The notion that teachers can thrive as entrepreneurs is just rising to the surface, despite the ed-tech startup industry’s rapid growth. So, what can other teacherpreneurs do to get to this place faster? The post Four Important Steps When Going From Teacher to Ed-Tech Entrepreneur appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog Educational Technology/Ed-Tech startup teacherpreneur

The 4 Biggest K–12 Education Tech Trends in 2016

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez Here’s a look at back at some of the year’s most impactful and buzzworthy ed tech trends. Access Points Classroom Curriculum Digital Content Networking STEM

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The Guide to Accessible Learning for Associations

Speaker: Dan Streeter, Vice President of Learning Strategy & Development at Blue Sky eLearn

In this 45-minute webinar, we’ll share real-world accessibility solutions and hidden tools in the applications you use every day such as Zoom, Microsoft Suite, Adobe Acrobat (PDF), Articulate Storyline 360, and Articulate Rise 360. This webinar will help you evaluate the accessibility of your current learning efforts and learn about the tools needed to ensure your eLearning is in alignment with the latest Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (proposed WCAG 2.2).

The One Present I Wish Parents Would Give My Students

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. The gifts that change your life are the ones you didn’t know you wanted in the first place. I can tell the kids who get this kind of gift. They are different. Let me tell you how. This post is written as part of Cathy Rubin’s Global Search for Education. The question is “what one gift do you wish parents would give your students this year?”

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The Next Generation Of Teachers…

EdTech4Beginners

At university, I was lucky enough to have some amazing lecturers, including Steve Wheeler. Steve Wheeler is Associate Professor of Learning Technologies at the Plymouth Institute of Education where he chairs the Learning Futures group and leads the Computing and Science education teams. Steve was always keen to prepare us as teachers for the future and share the implications it might have on our practise.

How a school LMS encourages parent involvement

Neo LMS

There are people who believe that they are only responsible for educating their children until they start some organized form of education: preschool, kindergarten, primary, and so on. Like most of you probably, I don’t agree with that. The human brain learns continuously, throughout our entire lives, from the moment a baby becomes aware of its surroundings.

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All I Want for Christmas is the Butterfly Effect

Education Elements

Dear Santa, I hope that you noticed how good I was this year! I even learned how to make more friends at school this year! We had these special days at the beginning of the school year where our teacher talked about bullying. My teacher talked to me about why I was mean to the other kids sometimes and I told her I just get mad at them because they are smarter than me. It makes me angry that I can’t get good grades too.

Increasing Equity and Access: A Canvas Case Study of Virtual Arkansas K-12

Virtual Arkansas, a fully online school, had a mission to provide high-quality courses in rural and urban areas throughout the state. How would they simplify content creation while enhancing learning? Discover 3 key insights to transform your classrooms.

How to Keep Kids Safe

The CoolCatTeacher

(and prevent problems online) From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Welcome to episode 296 of the Every Classroom Matters podcast. In this episode, Shannon Mclintock -Miller and I discuss current best practices about digital citizenship and online safety for kids. If you’ve ever taught kids who have their own smartphones, you know how quickly social media problems can escalate at school.

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The Maker Movement: Learning How To Bring Maker Spaces Into Your Classrooms featuring @Mrnavas | @NJEA @MakerDepot

TeacherCast

Learn how you can get your students involved in STEM Education and the Maker Movement in this great podcast featuring a fantastic New Jersey Educator. The post The Maker Movement: Learning How To Bring Maker Spaces Into Your Classrooms featuring @Mrnavas | @NJEA @MakerDepot appeared first on TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network. Learn how you can get your students involved in STEM Education and the Maker Movement in this great podcast featuring a fantastic New Jersey Educator.

The Global Audience Project

CUE

For some reason I never gave a second thought to the novelty of interacting with people on the screen from across the world. It always seemed to be normal. Two years ago I had three kids in my room while I was testing a Google Hangout with Kory Graham ( @Korytellers ).

What these teens learned about the Internet may shock you!

The Hechinger Report

Northport, N.Y., High School seniors (left to right) Hayley Striegel, Olivia Poplawski, Cheri Zheng-Fredericks and Julie Pignataro look for ways to verify information they’ve encountered on social media. Photo: Janis Shachter. When the AP United States history students at Aragon High School in San Mateo California, scanned the professionally designed pages of www.minimumwage.com , most concluded that it was a solid, unbiased source of facts and analysis.

Keeping Students Safe and Productive on Devices

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

In our webinar, we’ll explore the full range of Jamf education products to protect students, including quick and easy tools for IT admins, powerful apps for teachers to ensure student safety anywhere, and parental engagement tools.

Google Chrome Extensions: A Big Ol List

Teacher Tech

Alice’s List of Chrome Extensions I went through my Chrome extensions and made a list of them. I opened all of the extensions in the Chrome Web Store in a single window and then used the OneTab Chrome extension to collapse them into a list. link]. The post Google Chrome Extensions: A Big Ol List appeared first on Teacher Tech. Beginner Chrome Apps Google Chrome extension google

The Maker Movement in New Jersey

My Paperless Classroom

Learn how you can get your students involved in STEM Education and the Maker Movement in this great podcast featuring a fantastic New Jersey Educator. The post The Maker Movement: Learning How To Bring Maker Spaces Into Your Classrooms featuring @Mrnavas | @NJEA @MakerDepot appeared first on TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network. Learn how you can get your students involved in STEM Education and the Maker Movement in this great podcast featuring a fantastic New Jersey Educator.

What Does a 'Modern Classroom' Look Like—and What Should Educators Leave Behind?

Edsurge

Want to hear the full panel? Check out the latest episode of the EdSurge On Air podcast here. The classroom. Since the 1950s, the setup of your average second, sixth or tenth grade classroom hasn’t changed all that much. Desks lined up, students facing forward, teacher up at the front giving a lecture. The same can be said for higher education oftentimes, as well. What gives?

Enhancing education with assistive technology

District Administration

Products that help prepare students for life beyond K12 Ray Bendici The ever-increasing pace and variety of technological developments continues to be a challenge for K12 assistive technology products

Unlock the Power of Formative Assessment

Learn how a thoughtful formative assessment approach can help teachers understand where students are in their learning, inform instruction, and in turn, positively impact student learning outcomes. Get the guide today!

#9: Virginia heading for dramatic high school overhaul

eSchool News

[ Editor’s note: This story, originally published on April 6th of this year, was our #9 most popular story of the year. The countdown continues tomorrow with #8, so be sure to check back!]. Virginia high school is going to look different for the freshmen who enroll in 2018. Even the idea of high school will be different, according to architects of a plan that the State Board of Education will flesh out over the next two years.

Understanding G-Suite File and Folder Sharing Settings

My Paperless Classroom

By understanding Document Sharing settings in G-Suite, you can create dynamic projects without the worry of having others edit your documents. The post Understanding G-Suite File and Folder Sharing Settings appeared first on TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network. Google Education Google

If You Do Any of These 4 Activities in Your Classroom, You're Already Personalizing Learning

Edsurge

As educators, we are tasked with the weighty responsibility of helping prepare students to be successful in life. And as wide a swath as life may cut, students must be prepared for whatever challenge it unfolds. Despite many state standardized tests following the cookie-cutter approach of one-size-fits-all testing, educators every day are personalizing learning to meet the needs of individual students, meeting them at the intersection of their learning styles and the resources available to them.

Openness as a Value

Iterating Toward Openness

Several months ago I received an invitation to contribute a brief Foreword to a book Patrick Blessinger and TJ Bliss were editing. Open Education: International Perspectives in Higher Education is now available in print and online under a CC BY license. I’m excited to share the Foreword with you now that the book has been published. These few paragraphs sum up my feelings about openness, perhaps better than anything else I have written.

The Best Ways to Use Managed Apple IDs at Your School

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

In our webinar, How to Best Use Managed Apple IDs at Your School, hear the real-world experience of Steven Palomo, IT Director at Beverly Public Schools, regarding how he successfully managed his entire tech stack.

Discovery Education’s Top 9 Ideas of 2016

Discovery Education

With 2016 quickly coming to a close, it’s time to reflect on what the year brought us. We’ve reviewed some of our best articles, white papers and case studies posted to the Discovery Education Blog this year to bring you a sampling of some of the most powerful education leadership ideas we read. Each post below includes a link to a more dense article or downloadable document so you can fully explore the topic.

A Video Walkthrough of All of the Question Types in Google Forms

My Paperless Classroom

In this video, we will learn about all of the Google Forms Question Types and see how they look from both the teacher and student point of view. The post A Video Walkthrough of All of the Question Types in Google Forms appeared first on TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network. Google Education Google Forms Screencast

Edtech Needs More Infrastructure, Educator Support in 2017

Edsurge

Editor’s Note: ‘Tis the season of giving, eating and reflecting, a time to look back on 2016 and to make bold predictions about what next year may hold. In our fourth year-end personal statement roundup, we’ve again asked thought leaders to share their outlooks on education, but with a twist. They have to frame their thoughts as a response to some of the finest college application essay prompts, inspired by the very same ones that high school seniors are feverishly working on now!