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Building a PBL Environment

EdTechTeacher

by Shawn McCusker. This article will be published in the next edition Digital Learning Magazine. Building a PBL Environment: 5 Tools to Support Project Based Learning and the Future of Work. What Skills and Behaviors Does Your Classroom Environment Value?

Implementing differentiated instruction: the good and the bad

Neo LMS

Differentiated instruction is an approach to teaching focused on students and their uniqueness. Learners come from different cultural backgrounds, they have different cognitive strengths, they evolve in different ways and have to overcome different challenges.

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Want More Tech-Savvy Kids: Stop fighting Technology

EdNews Daily

By Tamara Fyke. I have a crazy idea. What if we stopped fighting technology? Instead of punishing our students for bringing their phones to class, what if we allowed their phones? . I asked my college-aged son his opinion about my idea. He’s an expert, since he’s almost done with his K-20 journey.

5 Successful Traits to Achieve a Positive Culture of Assessment

EmergingEdTech

Changing our perspective on assessments can take them from a time-consuming necessity to a useful resource to provide pathways to a better future in academia. Scary evaluations are a thing of the. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

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.

What You Can Do to Bring Emotional Intelligence Lessons into the Classroom

Waterford

You may be aware of a student’s IQ, but what about their EQ (emotional intelligence quotient)? Emotional intelligence is different from cognitive ability, but it can be just as important.[13]

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Social-Emotional Learning (SEL): How are we going to address our children’s emotional needs?

The Journal

Our children are hungry — food-wise and emotion-wise. Schools have addressed the former and they are starting to address the latter. In this beginning blog post on SEL — social and emotional learning — we define it, raise a few provocative questions, and then we hear from Dr. Tyralynn Frazier, an SEL expert, who explores “SEL and Equity.” A very good place to start

New Resource Highlights Micro-credential Policies Across States

Digital Promise

Micro-credentials are gaining ground as a form of professional learning for educators. Interest in micro-credentials continues to increase as more schools, districts, and states launch pilots to learn more about successful micro-credential implementation.

How to Use Fortnite in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Mike Washburn shares insight into Fortnite From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Fortnite has a physics engine in the game. Unknown to many educators, Fortnite has three modes of play. While Battle Royale is a first-person shooter, the creative mode is not.

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#WorldReadAloudDay February 5

Ask a Tech Teacher

On Feb. 5, 2020, World Read Aloud Day celebrates the pure joy of oral reading with kids of all ages.

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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).

How to Inspire the Next World Changers

Teacher Reboot Camp

“Every child deserves a champion – an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be.” ” – Rita Pierson.

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Balance with Blended Learning is Available Now!

Catlin Tucker

This book was inspired by the following… I want students to develop confidence in themselves and their abilities. I want students to understand that their grades are a reflection of their skills, and they are capable of improving those skills at any time.

Silicon Valley Teacher Spotlight: Mike Messner

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Mike Messner teaches seventh-grade social studies in Silicon Valley.

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The complexity of self-actualization and how to help students achieve it

Neo LMS

One of the primary goals of educators is typically to help students reach their greatest potential. However, before this can be done it’s often necessary to find out what motivates and brings them alive.

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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 Inspire the Next World Changers

Teacher Reboot Camp

“Every child deserves a champion – an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be.” ” – Rita Pierson.

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Designing, Assessing, and Implementing Educator Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

This post first appeared in Getting Smart. Ongoing professional learning opportunities are critical as teachers strive to continuously advance their ability to meet the needs of their students in an ever-changing world.

STEM and Makerspaces in the Language Arts Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Kate Hodges, English Teacher from Ohio From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Language arts classrooms can use more than books to teach.

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What Does it Cost You When You Don’t Set a Strategic Direction?

Education Elements

The foam on the edges of the waves grazed the outside of my foot and I felt the sand catch my heel with every step. I was intently focused as I walked along the beach outside of my home in Jacksonville, Florida, considering my intention for 2020.

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.

FETC Was Great(er) Again This Year

EdNews Daily

By Charles Sosnik. Kudos to the team at FETC. Like many of you, I am a veteran of nearly one hundred education conferences and events over my lifetime. In just this past year, I found myself in Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas and Miami. All great cities. All great events.

9 Ways to Use AI-Powered Quillionz to Assess Student Understanding

Ask a Tech Teacher

This school year, you have probably heard about dozens of new apps–all educational, rigorous, and highly-recommended–and you can’t wait to try them in your classes. The problem is there are too many so how do you pick?

5 Steps to Gamify Your Elementary Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Heather Marrs shares how to get started with gamifying your classroom From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter How could you take your whole elementary classroom year and gamify it? What if everything students learn could gain them XP (experience points?)

Tic-Tac-Toe or Checkers - What Rules Do Your Teams Follow?

Education Elements

Take a look at your calendars and consider the number of meetings you have each week. Can you say that you go through most of those meetings and 100% finish on time and in each of those meetings you get 80%-90% of the agenda items covered?

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!

Education Needs to Push the Hard-Reset Button

EdNews Daily

By Matt Ridenour. The current public education system has stagnated. The information and technology explosion has exposed a behemoth that is not able to pivot and adapt. Without massive action, the United States will continue to lose traction in our ever-shrinking global learning community.

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Google Classroom (still) to the rescue: Blogging, vlogging, and podcasting

Ditch That Textbook

This post is written by Laura Steinbrink, a high school English teacher and tech coach from Plato, Missouri. This post was originally published on her blog, Rockin’ the Boat, at rockntheboat.com. Be sure to join her mailing list to get her latest posts sent right to your inbox. IT’S YOUR TOMORROW (RIGHT NOW)My top performing post by […]. The post Google Classroom (still) to the rescue: Blogging, vlogging, and podcasting appeared first on Ditch That Textbook. Google Classroom Guest Blog

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How to Build School Culture and Student Relationships

The CoolCatTeacher

Danny Steele helps us grow and improve From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter We can build a positive school culture that includes good student relationships.

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Reframing ed tech to save teachers time and reduce workloads

The Hechinger Report

For much of the previous decade, advocates of education technology imagined a classroom where computer algorithms would differentiate instruction for each student, delivering just the right lessons at the right time, like a personal tutor.

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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.

Our Students Need a New Definition of Writing

MiddleWeb

The narrow “alphabetic” definition of writing found in many school classrooms actively disengages youth, says literacy author Shawna Coppola. Students simply prefer to compose using forms that incorporate visual, aural, and multimodal texts as a way to make or enhance meaning.

Blended learning brings out the best in educators and students

eSchool News

If you’ve been paying attention to education news lately, you’ve probably noticed that the conversation around technology in the classroom is shifting. When edtech first burst onto the scene almost three decades ago, access to more technology – devices, broadband – was everything.

2 Student STEM Challenges Open Now

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Join in some powerful student challenges! Discovery Education has two student challenges happening now.

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