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How to Create Authentic Connections for Learners with Virtual Exchange

Digital Promise

When students participate in learning experiences where they can engage with authentic audiences and purposes , they see that their academic work has meaning beyond the walls of the classroom. Because cognition and emotion are interrelated , using authentic audiences to help students make an emotional connection with content will also increase students’ ability to pay attention and retain what they are learning.

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For Ed-Tech Companies to Help Students, They Must First Understand Teachers

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Newcomers to the ed-tech space must learn an important lesson: If you're not helping teachers, you have little chance of reaching students. The post For Ed-Tech Companies to Help Students, They Must First Understand Teachers appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog Business Strategy Entrepreneurship Startup Startups Teachers

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Using news and entertainment media in the classroom

Neo LMS

“Media” is a funny word these days, it refers to both the medium of communication (digital media, print media etc.) as well as the content (news media etc.). For this blog we will be lensing in on the value of using news and entertainment media in the classroom, and how to go about that.

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22 Top Tips for Better Classroom Management

The CoolCatTeacher

Classroom management can be a challenge. In this post, I’ll share twenty-two of my top tips and ideas that have helped me have an awesome classroom. While I won’t claim to ever be perfect, I have learned so much over the last seventeen years. If this post helps some of you avoid the mistakes I learned early on, then it will accomplish its purpose! Classroom Management Tip #1: Build a Partnership With Your Students It’s true that you must relate before you can educate.

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.

My Story, Our Impact: How BakerRipley Connects Families to Opportunities

Digital Promise

Digital Promise’s Adult Learning initiative is thrilled to launch a new series of blog posts to highlight adult learner stories across the nation. The series will explore the powerful impact of local nonprofits and community-based organizations that provide adult learning and workforce development opportunities to families and communities. We invite partner organizations and learners themselves to share their stories moving forward.

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Zoning in on Change

A Principal's Reflections

The comfort zone is the great enemy to creativity; moving beyond it necessitates intuition, which in turn configures new perspectives and conquers fears. - Dan Stevens There are many impediments to the change process. One of the biggest culprits is fear. Many times, this either clouds our judgment or inhibits our motivation to take needed risks to both challenge and upend the status quo. In other cases, we might be afraid of failure.

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How to Set Goals for Your Library This Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

Amanda Johnson on Episode 493 While we have to finish well, those of us who are returning to another year as an educator have to look forward to plan. Today, media specialist Amanda Johnson talks about the massive success of some new sections she added to the library last summer and how she’s going to improve her library even more this summer. The goal is to encourage students to read and what Amanda is discovering might surprise you.

Innovative Examples of Community Involvement in Schools

Digital Promise

No matter which perspective you consider it from, creating opportunities for community involvement in schools is difficult. While educators, families, and community partners genuinely care about student success and well-being, they often approach both with different ideas and methodologies. Furthermore, there are often many barriers when it comes to any of these parties interacting smoothly with each other.

Creating Mosaic Art with Google Drawings

Ditch That Textbook

Let me just get this out of the way. I am in love with Google Drawings. I know it is often overlooked by many in favor of Slides, Docs or Forms but Google Drawings is my number one go-to for pretty much anything – especially when it involves creativity. I am always looking for new […]. G Suite Google Drawings Guest Blog art with google drawings art with gsuite google drawings gsuite mosaic art with google drawings

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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).

Leadership Equity: Q and A with Superintendent Dr. A. Katrise Perera, Gresham-Barlow Schools

EdNews Daily

Katrise Perera is a self-proclaimed life-long learner with nearly 25 years of service to learning communities and almost 19 in an education leadership capacity. She is an innovative and visionary public education leader in a progressively global and ever-changing learning environment. Her peers acknowledge her commitment, her dedication, her courageous leadership and for being an “Equity Warriorette.”

5 Ways to Create a Culture of Inquiry in Your Classroom Now

The CoolCatTeacher

Connie Hamilton on Episode 495 To create a classroom culture of inquiry, we can follow these five techniques. Connie Hamilton, author of Hacking Questions: 11 Answers That Create a Culture of Inquiry in Your Classroom. SmartBrief Keeping up with the news is challenging. Today’s sponsor, SmartBrief, has some email newsletters that will help you stay current.

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Testing Literacy Today Requires more than a Pencil and Paper

Digital Promise

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. Large-scale testing, or what many know as standardized testing, often carries important consequences for students. The results of large-scale tests may be used by schools or policy-makers to make important decisions such as grouping students by ability or assessing how well schools are doing.

What is Gamification in Education? 6 Ways to Gamify Your Classroom

ViewSonic Education

Do you want to play a game? As long as it’s not in the context of a certain horror film franchise, but rather in regards to gamification in education, then the answer is probably, “sure!” ” Take a moment to think about your experiences in education, either as a student or as a teacher. Chances are high that the lessons that still stand out are the ones that were most engaging.

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.

12 Awesome Ideas for Ending the School Year

Teacher Reboot Camp

The end of the school year is approaching fast! Before the year ends I aim to get students to review, reflect, and connect. Some of your students are probably super excited to begin their summers or might be restless from testing. The activities below will motivate your students to reflect, help others, move and learn, and think creatively. These activities help your students to keep their learning momentum and your energy going till the end!

Dr. Alec Couros on Spearfishing, Citizenship, and Lateral Reading

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 491 Schools are being targeted with “spearfishing” attacks – a new form of phishing that is quite deceptive. Citizenship encompasses digital citizenship and the importance of lateral reading are three of the motivating topics tackled today with education thought-leader Dr. Alec Couros. SmartBrief Keeping up with the news is challenging. Today’s sponsor, SmartBrief, has some email newsletters that will help you stay current.

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Is the purpose of school really low-level content and procedures?

Dangerously Irrelevant

In The Genius Myth , Michael Meade said: If each person has natural gifts and innate talents, then the true nature of education must involve the awakening, inviting, and blessing of the inner genius and unique life spirit of each young person. Kindle location 371]. In You, Your Child, and School , Sir Ken Robinson and Lou Aronica said: We all create our own lives. Helping your children develop what is inside them is the best guarantee of them creating a rewarding life in the world around them. (p.

What is Active Learning? And Why it Matters

ViewSonic Education

Active learning is a teaching method that works wonders. Think about some things you’ve learned. How to drive, change a tire or prepare a meal. You may have first been instructed by a parent. Or watched a how-to video. But it was through the process of actually changing that tire that you truly learned the skills. When you did that, you were engaged in active learning. Not all methods of fostering learning are created equal.

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.

Digital security and safeguarding student and staff data

Neo LMS

A version of this post was originally published on April 9th, 2019, in Education Technology , as the first part in a series regarding safeguarding data in educational institutions. Check out the following parts of the roundtable managed by Steve Wright here , here and here. We all know about the importance of data security. But can you outline some simple, practical and affordable solutions for schools and universities? I wish there’d be an easy answer to this.

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Martians in Your Classroom, STEM, and Making Makerspaces Accessible

The CoolCatTeacher

Rachael Mann on Episode 492 The first person to walk on Mars has already been born and is in our classrooms today, so the experts tell us. He or she could be in your classroom or mine. The question is if we’re equipping that child and the others to go behind them with the knowledge and intuitive exploration of making things work together for success through rich making and STEM spaces. Today we talk to Rachael Mann, author of The Martians in Your Classroom: STEM in Every Learning Space.

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10 awesome lesson planning tips from the #Ditchbook community

Ditch That Textbook

Writing and organizing your lesson plans can be difficult. Our time is precious and we want our lesson plans to be a meaningful part of our teaching day. But sometimes it’s hard. Lesson planning can become just a check on our to-do list. So where do you come up with new ideas? And how can […]. DitchBook Twitter chat Teaching lesson planning lesson plans organizing teaching

Time, place, path, and pace

Dangerously Irrelevant

Can you say… adaptive learning software? Download this slide: jpg.key.pptx. See also my other slides , my Pinterest collection , and the Great Quotes About Learning and Change Flickr pool. Related Posts. Education in a digital world [VIDEO]. 5 great slides about technology, learning, and change. Is Diane Ravitch anti-technology? Can’t we do better than the evolutionary filmstrip? SLIDE].

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!

Becoming An Innovative Teacher Leader With Innovative Leader Competencies

Education Elements

In 2018, the Wall Street Journal reported that educators were leaving the teaching profession at the highest rate on record. As teacher protests about fair wages and adequate resources are on the climb, districts aim to staunch the flow of the teaching exodus. And while pay and resources are certainly worth prioritizing, a 2018 Gallup poll shared that teachers who left the classroom cited one overwhelming reason as to why: lack of career advancement.

How to Talk to Kids About Poverty

The CoolCatTeacher

Jaime Casap on Episode 494 Jaime Casap, Google’s Education Evangelist, grew up in poverty. Today, he shares his story and encouragement to help teachers reach children from a variety of backgrounds. You’ll want to listen to this encouraging show! SmartBrief Keeping up with the news is challenging. Today’s sponsor, SmartBrief, has some email newsletters that will help you stay current.

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Leadership is ACTION.

Tom Murray

In this #LeadershipMinute, Tom talks about how leadership is defined by one’s actions. To see all of Tom’s #LeadershipMinutes, visit his YouTube Channel. Blog #LeadershipMinute Leadership Learning Transformed LT8keys School Leadership

Meet Your Students On Neutral Ground With Virtual Office Hours

EdNews Daily

When you want to offer one-on-one attention to your students, office hours can be a practical option. Students are often going to other classes immediately after visiting your class so they might not have time to talk with you. Many teachers use appointment management software to make meetings with students more accessible. However, you might not have considered using virtual office hours.

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.

New Report Released by Schoology on Digital Learning

CUE

It isn’t all about the technology. In a new report released by Schoology, researchers made three key findings that have significant implications for digital learning. In a report released by the EdTech company that looked at the 2018-2019 digital state of learning (based off responses from 9,279 teachers and administrators), researchers identified three major findings […]. The post New Report Released by Schoology on Digital Learning appeared first on OnCUE.

The Future of 5G in Education

The CoolCatTeacher

A Video Shot by CBS Interactive and T-Mobile in my classroom What kind of impact will 5G have on education? Recently a film crew from CBS Interactive for T-Mobile came to my campus to film my predictions on just that topic. Take a look at the full video here or view a short 30-second clip below. sponsored 5G in Education: 30 Second Overview [link] I think the thing I loved about the video the most is that I think they really captured what happens in my classroom.

Social-Emotional Learning

Tom Murray

Basil Marin joins Tom for this #LeadershipMinute. Blog #LeadershipMinute @basil_marin Basil Marin Social-Emotional Learning