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Bringing Vision Into Focus: Georgia’s Journey to a Statewide Vision of Personalized Learning

Education Elements

Personalized Learning. Two words that at the same time inspire hearts and minds, and leave our pragmatic minds wandering.

Teacher as Researcher in the Classroom

Digital Promise

The Milwaukee Master Teacher Partnership is a partnership between the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Milwaukee Public Schools, funded by the National Science Foundation.

5 Strategies Teachers Can Use To Help Struggling ESL Students

EdNews Daily

If you have ever tried to learn a second language, especially as an adult, then you know how challenging it can be to learn, understand, read and write in a new form. Any language can be difficult for a new language learner.

What does the future of teaching look like?

The Christensen Institute

Over the last few years, the Christensen Institute has written extensively on how innovation in K–12 education will impact teachers. We’ve tackled important questions such as “Will computers replace teachers?”, “How will technology change teaching?”,

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.

SEL shouldn’t be a canned curriculum that we buy

Dangerously Irrelevant

Jennifer Rich said: It has been lamented before that our children are overprogrammed and our schools are pushed to the brink with standards and standardized tests. We have also managed to slip down the rabbit hole with character education and social-emotional learning.

League Districts Take on Major Challenges Together

Digital Promise

The League of Innovative Schools (League) convened in Park City, Utah last week for the biannual #DPLIS meeting, co-hosted with Juab School District , Uinta County School District #1 , and Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind.

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Social Media and Kids - what you should know - guest post

Educational Technology Guy

How Kids Are Using Mainstream Social Apps What You Should Know About Your Child’s Social Media Platforms The Most Popular Social Apps Among Teens and How They’re Using Them What Are the Mainstream Social Apps and How Are Teens Using Them?


Dangerously Irrelevant

. Until the life success of our students is more important than our own comfort levels, any change we initiate is doomed. Download this image: jpg key pptx. Image credit: Shipwreck , sbuwert , Bigstock . Related Posts. Are you going fast enough? SLIDE]. Troublemaker [SLIDE].

Encouraging Out-of-School Reading and Writing Habits

Digital Promise

A recent Scholastic survey of kids and families’ reading behaviors shows that only 39 percent of children ages nine to 11 read for fun most days of the week. This drops further to 27 percent of children ages 12 to 14.

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How School Leaders Can Motivate Instructional Innovation: A Teacher’s Quest for Progress

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 376 with Thomas Arnett on the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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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.

Let’s not simply end poverty. Let’s ignite prosperity.

The Christensen Institute

In an attempt to highlight the importance of its goal to end poverty and to inspire many who may not be attuned to the struggles of the poor, the UN General Assembly created the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, recognized October 17 every year. On that day, the UN and other major development organizations discuss the progress that has been made in ending poverty and the work that remains to be done.


Dangerously Irrelevant

. Attaching band-aids to our current work doesn’t change much. Download this image: jpg key pptx. Image credit: Patching up school items , Penywise , Bigstock. Related Posts. Are you going fast enough? SLIDE]. Troublemaker [SLIDE]. Should our first goal really be to preserve the structure?


10 lesson upgrades for learning with tech

Ditch That Textbook

Many times, we don’t have to totally redesign our lesson plans to get the most out of the technology we have available to us. A little upgrade can make a big difference. And even though technology won’t make your lesson sing by itself, it can unlock some pretty powerful teaching and learning. You can find […]. Ed Tech harnessing technology for deeper learning tech integration models upgrade learning with technology using technology in the classroom

We were hit by Hurricane Michael: What You Need to Know About Tech When You Have No Technology

The CoolCatTeacher

A special extended Episode 377 of the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. We have been hit by Hurricane Michael.

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Understanding the social determinants of health

The Christensen Institute

Innovation in healthcare delivery has historically focused on improving medical care. However, social/environmental factors—also known as social determinants of health—are estimated to have at least twice the impact on risk of premature death than medical care does.

Using @Grammarly: Rationale, Roll-Out Plan, and Video Tutorial to Orient Students #edtech


A couple years back, I kept hearing this question among many of the teachers I work with: how do we encourage proofreading? That led me to thinking: how are we helping students with this task and what technology can we offer to help students be better proofreaders?

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New data show some colleges are definitively unaffordable for many

The Hechinger Report

Aboubacar Konate graduated second in his class from high school, took Advanced Placement classes, speaks four languages and played three sports. College was my dream and my goal,” he says.

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How I’m Using Visualization With My English Language Learner Students

Larry Ferlazzo

Ogutier / Pixabay. I have used visualization techniques with both my mainstream students and English Language Learners over the years. And I’ve written about it – you can see those posts, as well as others, at My Best Posts On Helping Students “Visualize Success.”.

How rethinking regulation could help innovation thrive in higher education

The Christensen Institute

In an era of escalating costs, low completion rates, and ballooning student debt, it seems fair to assert that American higher education is in crisis.

Are You Pushing Or Pulling Students In Your Classroom?

TeachThought - Learn better.

Are You Pushing Or Pulling Students In Your Classroom?

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Students analyze rap lyrics with code in digital humanities class

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every Wednesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. Subscribe today!

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TED-Ed Launches Cool New Animated Poetry Video Series

Larry Ferlazzo

cromaconceptovisual / Pixabay. TED-Ed is launching a weekly video series of animated poetry. The first one is only available on Facebook right now, and it’s embedded below. I assume they’ll soon start showing them on their regular YouTube channel.

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For Schools, It’s About Who You Know

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Read the original version here. For more than a decade, establishing partnerships between schools and outside organizations — education-related nonprofits, community centers, colleges, or athletic and arts organizations — has been seen as a key way to address the obstacles and lack of opportunities many students face.

6 Answers To The Most Common Teaching Interview Questions

EdNews Daily

Question: Which States can I teach in after I graduate? Answer: After you graduate, you can teach in the state in which you hold your new teaching certification. However, if you want to teach in another state, you would have to research the requirements, as they are all different.

Not enough students have mentors, and we must change that

The Hechinger Report

Fifth graders Davonayshia Hollis, left, and Denaya Rippey, review a group entrepreneurial project for a parent-approved music device, developed in a mentorship program, Thursday May 19, 2016, at Brooklyn’s P.S. 307 in New York.

Guest Post: Teaching Social Studies To ELLs

Larry Ferlazzo

Over the past few months, I’ve published several series of guest posts from teachers of English Language Learners: one on teaching math , another on ELLs and Special Needs , and the most recent one on teaching Science to ELL s. I also published a mini-series on evaluating foreign transcripts.

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Real or Fake? Factitious is a Breakthrough Tool for Assessing Student Online Literacy


Real or fake? Biased or unbiased? Trustworthy or untrustworthy? During a recent trip through different parts of Texas, I got the chance to lead several teacher conversations around these three questions.

The golden age of podcasting: listening and creating for teachers and students

Ditch That Textbook

The Golden Age of Podcasting During the Golden Age of Radio, families would sit around their radios to be entertained by shows of Little Orphan Annie or the early crime drama of the Shadow read and created by a 22-year-old old actor, Orson Welles. Other stars include Jack Benny, Bob Hope and the husband & […]. Guest Blog best podcasts for educators podcasting podcasting with students podcasts podcasts in the classroom teaching with podcasts

As more Latinos go to college, schools vie to become Hispanic-Serving Institutions

The Hechinger Report

New T-shirts in the campus bookstore symbolize the University of Central Florida’s identity as a Hispanic-Serving Institution. Photo: Delece Smith-Barrow/The Hechinger Report. ORLANDO, Fla. —

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The 56 Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education In 2018

Larry Ferlazzo

With this post, I’m beginning to publish my end-of-year “The Best….” lists. There are over 1,700 regularly updated lists now. You can see them all here. You can also find many of them organized a bit differently here.

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What I’ve Learned (and Will Teach) from Disaster

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 378 of the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today I’ve reflected on the things I’ve learned and will teach as a result of experiencing disaster.Things are challenging for many of us without power, but we’re learning and pulling together. Advancement Courses has more than 200 graduate level online professional development courses for K-12 teachers.

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Bringing Vision Into Focus: Georgia’s Journey to a Statewide Vision of Personalized Learning

Education Elements

Personalized Learning. Two words that at the same time inspire hearts and minds, and leave our pragmatic minds wandering. If you are anything like the educators and leaders in the schools and districts we at iTeach support, you are already a ‘believer’ in the promise of a learning experience that is personalized.

OPINION: The Opt Out movement is gaining ground, quietly

The Hechinger Report

. Imagine hundreds of thousands of parents protesting the ways in which schools educate their children. Now imagine that this protest continues for several years in a row and that it takes place in multiple locations simultaneously.

Using “Common Planning Time” Effectively In Schools

Larry Ferlazzo

geralt / Pixabay. Many schools, including the one where I teach, provide a “common planning time” for teachers to work together. Most schools don’t provide enough – for example, we just have one hour each week. What are the most effective ways to use that limited time?

Join us at iNACOL 2018!

The Christensen Institute

Come join the Christensen Institute at the iNACOL Symposium, October 21-24, as we engage in some of the most pertinent topics in education today: equity and personalized learning.