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How Tech Is Taking Social-Emotional Learning out of Its Silo

Edsurge

When I started out as a high school teacher in the early 2000s, I was using a lot of technology designed for connection. It was the advent of SmartBoards and podcasts, voicethreads and vlogging. Yet even in the midst of all the excitement, I didn’t feel completely connected with my students. It was only when I coupled tech with meaning—with my own pedagogical practices of mindfulness, attention and presence—that the social-emotional skills and the academic learning began to take off.

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The messy reality of personalized learning

The Hechinger Report

In tiny Foster, Rhode Island, teachers at Captain Isaac Paine Elementary School use high-tech methods to teach a largely rural, off-the-grid population. Photo: E. Tammy Kim, for The Hechinger Report. PROVIDENCE, R.I. Half an hour west of downtown Providence, Rhode Island, past potholed highways lined with maple, ash and pine trees, is the town of Foster, population 4,700. Its residents live on small farms and in aging, widely spaced homes; the closest grocery store is in Johnston, 20 miles away.

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Teaching students financial literacy with education technology

Neo LMS

One in five 15-year-olds in the U.S. lack basic financial literacy, U.S. News reports. And although children begin forming their attitudes towards money as young as the age of six, most parents and schools don’t teach them money management (only a third of U.S. states require students to take a personal finance class in order to graduate high school).

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Choose Ed-Tech Company Success Metrics That Focus on Impact, Not Just Growth

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

The metrics your startup chooses to track say a lot about the kind of company you’re building, says this ed-tech CEO. Before focusing on growth metrics, consider measuring impact. The post Choose Ed-Tech Company Success Metrics That Focus on Impact, Not Just Growth appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog Business Strategy Entrepreneurship Startups

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.

How Belonging and Productive Struggle Can Motivate Students in Math

Digital Promise

While parts of the education system have incorporated tailored methods to keep students engaged, mathematics is often still taught in traditional, non-differentiated ways. For example, many math lessons focus on teaching the one correct path to reach the one right answer to a problem.

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Scavenger Hunt: Get Kids Talking on the 1st Day of School

Catlin Tucker

Relationship building needs to start on the first day of school if teachers are going to cultivate a community of learners willing to take risks and engage with one another. That said, building a community can be challenging, especially in those early days of the school year when students are feeling shy, nervous, and unsure of themselves. One of my favorite icebreaker activities is an offline scavenger hunt.

5 Ways to Step Back from Teacher Burnout

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Tired teachers need strategies to stay refreshed and feel good. Today, we talk about battling burnout. This week we are counting down the top episodes of 2019. Today’s show is 5 Ways to Battle Burnout with Mandy Froehlich and it is the number four episode of season five. Angela Watson’s 40 Hour Workweek Club cohort enrollment closes on July 15 th. I’ve used it and recommend it.

Challenges Facing Edtech Procurement and Possible Solutions: Part 2

Digital Promise

Note: you can find and read Part 1 of this blog post series here. Despite the challenges educators face when trying to purchase edtech tools, new procurement tools have emerged that support evidence-based decision making when choosing and buying edtech products. In support of this process, Digital Promise created the Edtech Pilot Framework , which provides a multitude of free tools to help you in your edtech purchasing journey.

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How to Help Students Find Their Passion

Ask a Tech Teacher

Of all the gifts students receive from education, passion is the greatest. If students are taught that learning is difficult, that math and science are boring, that history is a waste of time, they miss out on life’s most exciting, most meaningful motivator: passion. The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.” – Steve Jobs. Why passion is important for students.

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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 Human EdTech for Diversity

EdNews Daily

By LeiLani Cauthen. Technology dominates the education landscape discussion. It can bridge language-learning gaps and increase access with automation so fine that it can literally speak to a student and correct pronunciation and context, while removing any sense of embarrassment because it can be done privately anywhere. Uber-like language apps can even connect anyone to a native language speaker anywhere for immersive learning.

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Never Yell and Other Classroom Management Secrets of a Pro [Top Episode]

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Classroom management is a challenge for many teachers. Stacey Corrigan talks about how she manages her classroom. From transitions to handling disruptions, Stacey talks about the 20+ year classroom journey. She even shares the mistakes she has made and how she tries to help teachers not make those same mistakes. We’re counting down the top shows of Season 5 — this is the number 2 show of the season!

20+ wide-ranging books to check out for educators

Ditch That Textbook

In many ways, we educators live in an exciting time to be in the classroom and work with students. Examples: We have lots of access to research and best practice to inform our teaching. Educators from all over the world share their best ideas and discuss freely via social media. It’s easier than ever for […]. Ed Tech Lesson planning Student engagement Teaching books for educators books for teachers education books teacher books teacher summer reading

169 Tech Tip #4 My Webpage Froze

Ask a Tech Teacher

In these 169 tech-centric situations, you get an overview of pedagogy—the tech topics most important to your teaching—as well as practical strategies to address most classroom tech situations, how to scaffold these to learning, and where they provide the subtext to daily tech-infused education. Today’s tip: My Webpage Froze. Category: Internet. Sub-category: Keyboarding. Q: My webpage is stuck. It won’t update and I can’t move around it to links or even scroll. What do I do?

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.

The Path to Efficacy

A Principal's Reflections

Organizations, schools, and districts that are successful all lead with efficacy in mind. The same can be said for teachers and administrators who can effectively implement ideas and strategies in ways that result in improved learner outcomes. To put it simply, efficacy can best be defined as the degree to which set goals are achieved. The path to achieving it begins with a belief in oneself.

5 Way to Maximize Your Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today Angela Watson teaches us how to maximize our summer. If you like her ideas, take this quiz to see if her 40-hour workweek program is right for you. Listen Now About Maximizing Your Summer Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here. Subscribe to the Show Join the 40-Hour Workweek Club Today’s show is sponsored by Angela Watson’s 40 Hour Workweek Club. I’m an affiliate.

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Avoid the 49 Degree Rule: 4 Ways to Put People Before Policies

Education Elements

Sometimes, the really thought-provoking stuff just lands in your lap.or in the seat next to you. On a recent flight, I was lucky enough to sit next to an employee of one of the major airlines, who shared anecdotes about the culture change she experienced after the airline she worked for was acquired by another carrier. The most compelling anecdote she shared: the “49-Degree Rule”.

9 questions that help get at student agency and personalization

Dangerously Irrelevant

If your goal for a lesson, unit, or other instructional activity is to have students drive more of their own learning, consider these 9 questions from Section C of the 4 Shifts Protocol. If you like your answers, awesome! Keep doing that! If you’re not where you want to be yet, pick a couple of questions and select your desired answers instead (e.g., Students instead of Teachers or Both ).

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.

Green light for using green screen in classroom activities

Neo LMS

One of my favorite movie scenes ever is when Hogwarts students first learn how to fly in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. As a child myself, I could feel their excitement and apprehension of learning something so new to them. Today, it’s all about the movies. Well, less about Hollywood movies and flying broomsticks and more about how teachers can use the same technology to unlock the secrets to great learning activities.

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Neuroscience Research: 5 Ways to Superior Teaching [Top Episode]

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Dr. Jared Cooney Horvath’s book Stop Talking, Start Influencing:12 Insights from Brain Science to Make Your Message Stick is my book of the summer. His neuroscience insights shared in this podcast need deeper exploration and understanding as we design learning. Since John Medina’s book Brain Rules, this book is my favorite neuroscience book out now.

Open Organ Resources? Lessons from Sharing

Iterating Toward Openness

You should read this post by Cable Green before proceeding below. In 2001, MIT President Charles Vest’s annual report was titled Disturbing the Educational Universe: Universities in the Digital Age — Dinosaurs or Prometheans? It is an absolutely seminal piece of writing in open education that is, sadly, underappreciated today. To most people, Prometheus is famous for stealing fire from the gods and gifting it to humanity, and this is the theme Dr. Vest follows in his address.

Unlocking the Gate to Better Learning

EdNews Daily

By LeiLani Cauthen. To “ungate” in software is to allow a user to proceed to the next level or into a new section. In some software, gating is a way for teachers to lever up or hold back individual students so that they can surge forward if they are high achievers or remain with a group. Cleon Franklin, a great innovator and former Director of Virtual Schools and Online Learning at Shelby County Schools, said a very interesting thing about what happens when you ungate students.

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!

Chromebook Getter - Free Replacement for Chromebook Inventory Tool

Educational Technology Guy

The Chromebook Inventory Tool is/was an extremely useful tool for G Suite Admins to make managing and updated their Chromebooks easier. However, it will not work after July 16th due to changes to Google's Sheets API. I just learned about a free alternative, Chromebook Getter, that was developed for the education community as a replacement.

5 Authentic Ways to Encourage People Right Now [Best of Season 5]

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Genuine appreciation that is timely and meaningful can go a long way in the classroom, between colleagues, and administrators and their teachers. So why don’t we show more appreciation? It doesn’t have to be hard as Dr. Brad Johnson explains in this simple but inspiring show about taking the time to build relationships. We can do this. Even more importantly, we must.

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Girls Who Code Goes to Capitol Hill: Can Congress Help Solve the Gender Gap in Tech?

Edsurge

Jacky Rosen, a former computer programmer and the current junior U.S. Senator from Nevada, says she “got into computers a little bit by accident.” It was the late 1970s, and Rosen was pursuing a degree in psychology at the University of Minnesota. She was working on a research project, and her advisor suggested she take her data down to the math department and “tell them what you want—the guys will make you a program.”

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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.

3 Ways to Overcome High Student-Teacher Ratios and Improve Personalized Learning

EdTech Magazine

3 Ways to Overcome High Student-Teacher Ratios and Improve Personalized Learning. eli.zimmerman_9856. Wed, 07/10/2019 - 12:53. According to the most recent data, student-teacher ratios in public schools currently average 16 to 1 — with some states as high as 24 to 1 — meaning regularly adjusting lessons on an individual basis is, for most teachers, aspirational at best. .

20 Questions To Help Students Think Critically About News

TeachThought - Learn better.

20 Questions To Help Students Think Critically About News by TeachThought Staff 1. Exactly who is saying who exactly what about what? That is, what other and publication are making what kind of claim about what topic or ideas? Is what’s being said fact or opinion? Does this headline seem true? This is […]. The post 20 Questions To Help Students Think Critically About News appeared first on TeachThought. Critical Thinking

Becoming an EDUpreneur

CUE

Dear #WeAreCUE, As a 17 year educator, I have had the advantage of working in vulnerable and privileged environments, urban and rural communities, and district and county levels. How lucky I have been to bring that awareness and perspective to CUE just two years ago along with the amazing CUE team members. With open arms, […]. The post Becoming an EDUpreneur appeared first on OnCUE.