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Rethinking Teacher Candidate Training with Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

The College of Education and Human Performance at the University of Central Florida strives to be at the forefront of innovation in teacher training and development. We know a key component of that is constant collaboration with our many district partners.

The Gmail survival guide for busy teachers

Ditch That Textbook

Does it feel like email consumes your life — or too much of your time at school or at home? I once heard someone describe email as “requests for your time for other people’s agendas and not your own.” ” There’s definitely some truth to this.

Let’s Start Coding!

EdTech4Beginners

If you’re an EdTech teacher, you’re likely thinking about teaching your students some coding. There are many options, but what do your students really need to learn and how can you integrate it into your classroom? The folks at Let’s Start Coding are here with the answer.

Specific Ideas for Intentional Creativity

User Generated Education

Recently I wrote a blog post about Intentional Creativity. Here is the graphic created for that post. Below the graphic are specific ideas I am using with my gifted elementary students this school year.

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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.

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Success at Innovative Schools Hinges on Helping Students Transition

The Christensen Institute

Malaina is a current high school student who decided to homeschool in order to expand her learning by blending interdisciplinary, real world, and academic-focused learning. Her work has been published by Education Next, The Mercury News, and the Bluefire literary journal. . Innovative schools are on the rise across the world and are transforming the way we think about K–12 education. These schools are no longer following the traditional model of education.

Streamline Academic Efforts For Success-And For Your Health

EdNews Daily

Guest article by: Ben Walker. While college graduates make significantly more money than high school graduates — 56 percent more , on average — they also experience far more health issues.

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What I Wish My Teacher Knew: One Question That Could Change Everything

The CoolCatTeacher

Kyle Schwartz on episode 141 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Kyle Schwartz @ kylemschwartz asked a question of her students that went viral.

7 Websites – Fantastic For Writing Prompts

EdTech4Beginners

I really enjoy teaching children to write, but finding news ways to inspire them to think creatively is always a challenge. Luckily, there are many online resources which can be a real support.

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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.

Personalized Learning Delivers Results (We Aren't Surprised, Are You?)

Education Elements

This time of year is full of hope. Kids are excited for school and hoping they will get the best teachers and be with their best friends. Teachers are excited and hoping that this year their students will achieve great things and be more engaged than the year before. And leaders are hoping that the hard work that they are putting in against their strategic plans and initiatives will pay off with successful students and satisfied staff. Personalized Learning Leaders School Districts CBE

If You Look At Student Work Take a Screenshot

Teacher Tech

Screenshot Student Work When reviewing student work, it can be helpful to have a visual of what you were looking at. Since you have the student work open, why not take a screenshot (or video) of it?! When leaving feedback students are then able to see exactly what you are seeing to match what you […]. The post If You Look At Student Work Take a Screenshot appeared first on Teacher Tech. Advanced Classroom Google classroom google

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Safely Involve Students in Social Media and More Student Voice Tips

The CoolCatTeacher

Heather Callihan in episode 143 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Heather Callihan’s @ hcallihan students help with their Facebook and Twitter using some technology tools.

How This Teacher’s Influence Reaches Beyond Any Classroom

EdNews Daily

On August 15, 2017, 51Talk brought students from China to New York to compete in an English competition titled: The 51Talk Star Final. The contest was held at the New York Stock Exchange, where 51Talk’s top students gathered to take place in its first annual academic competition.

5 Techy Ideas to Start the Year Strong

EdTechTeam

Cross-posted from [link] It’s hard to believe that I am writing a blog post on techy ideas to start the school year strong. Didn’t I just write a blog post on finishing the race strong ?! Nevertheless, the new school year is quickly approaching – like, in less than 48 hours.

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Guest Post: A Revolution In Language Practice

EdTech4Beginners

Language learning has become faster, easier and more fun, with the introduction of guidance algorithms in apps that make for conversation exchange with native speakers.

How to Help Children Recover from the Trauma of a Storm

The CoolCatTeacher

Interview with Dr. Steven Berkowitz in a special #10MT episode From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Dr. Steven Berkowitz is a child trauma psychologist.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 35 Edition)

Doug Levin

Two news stories this week have turned my attention (again) to the issue of conflict of interest in education, technology, and public policy.

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Higher education is leaving students behind — disruptive innovators can help them succeed

The Christensen Institute

Welcome to our “Innovators Worth Watching” series, spotlighting interesting and potentially disruptive players in higher education. With three Innovators Worth Watching profiles under our belts, we wanted to zoom out and put these innovators’ efforts in a larger theoretical context. Disruption Theory provides a framework for understanding why some successful, established companies fall to upstart newcomers, whereas others survive and thrive.

Celebrating Differences

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Read the original version here. The beginning of the school year is an opportune time for educators to create a classroom culture that celebrates difference, says Katherine Boles , who directs the Learning and Teaching program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

How to Be a Better Instructional Coach

The CoolCatTeacher

Jamey Everett in episode 144 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Jamey Everett shares tips on being a better instructional coach based on her wildly popular ISTE 2017 session.

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20 Types Of Learning Journals That Help Students Think

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post 20 Types Of Learning Journals That Help Students Think appeared first on TeachThought. Literacy

How the federal government abandoned the Brown v. Board of Education decision

The Hechinger Report

Leslie Williams stands in the North Smithfield community park. She grew up in the neighborhood and currently lives there with her children. Photo: Tamika Moore for The Hechinger Report.

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How the Google Suite Can Enhance Open-Ended Math Exploration

MindShift

Stanford education professor Jo Boaler’s message about teaching math in visual ways that don’t emphasize one right procedure has become a rallying cry for many math educators ready for a seismic shift in how American schools teach mathematics.

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5 Ways to Improve STEAM Learning at Your School

The CoolCatTeacher

Aaron Maurer on episode 140 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Aaron Maurer @ coffeechugbooks gives us five ways to improve STEAM education for kids. With high-energy examples and tips, improve STEAM at your school.

22 Myths In Modern Academic Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

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What are the expectations for your classroom?

The Principal of Change

I saw this visual from Amy Fast , being shared all over social media: Now I might challenge the term “rules” because this is more of a compelling vision of a classroom, which I think is so much more powerful and inspiring for our students.

10 Technology Tips for New Teachers

EmergingEdTech

New teachers are often interested in advice from those who have been there. In this guest post, educator and writer Kevin Nelson offers some ideas focused on tech and teaching that those new to the. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

This teacher has her kindergarteners building web pages on Chromebooks #Gafe4littles

The CoolCatTeacher

Christine Pinto in episode 142 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. This Ed Tech Tool Tuesday is a “GAFE for Littles” episode. Kindergarteners making web pages – and more – on their Chromebooks!

5 Simple Ideas That Can Transform Your Teaching

TeachThought - Learn better.

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How to manage Google Classroom like a boss with notifications

Ditch That Textbook

When you’re using Google Classroom to manage your class’s workflow, there’s a lot going on. There are assignments and announcements that you’ve created. There are student comments to respond to. There’s grading — and the comments that go with that. It can feel like you’re doing Google Classroom’s bidding — like it’s this cruel taskmaster […].

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7 Educational Transformations for Any Classroom

EdTechTeam

Walking into any store in August will remind you that it’s back to school time. For some, this may signal that summer is over, but for me, I get goose bumps and my heart races a bit with excitement and anticipation of putting pen to paper and starting anew.

How Magnolia ISD ‘leveled the playing field’ for students in math

Ask a Tech Teacher

If you’re evaluating math programs at your school, a good option to consider is ORIGO Education’s Stepping Stones.

2017 Library Of Congress Literacy Awards Announced

TeachThought - Learn better.

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