Sat.Mar 11, 2017 - Fri.Mar 17, 2017

3 Ways To Combat Recipe Learning

The Web20Classroom

When I was a middle school science teacher I regularly assigned projects. At the time I thought that the projects would be a great way for me to understand what my students understood about particular concepts and topics.

5 Ideas to Amp Up Chromebooks

The CoolCatTeacher

John Sowash shares ideas on the 10-Minute Teacher Episode 35 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today John Sowash @rsowash talks formative assessment, multimedia, and the must-have apps for Chromebooks.

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Safe teaching is risky teaching

Ditch That Textbook

I remember lots of important moments from my time in all levels of school. Many of them are my times with friends, conversations at the lunch table, sports competitions, etc. I remember some lessons from the classroom.

How to improve student engagement

The Christensen Institute

Most teachers struggle with low student engagement, particularly at the middle school and high school levels. “My My students don’t seem to care.”. They don’t see how school is relevant.”. They won’t put in the effort.”. Those statements from teachers about their students are all too common.

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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Google Classroom: Updated Group Docs Maker

Teacher Tech

If you are having students do work in small groups the activity may require a collaborative document for the students to work on. Manually creating documents for each group can be challenging.

Tight on Goals, Flexible on Means: Universal Design for Learning Empowers Opportunity Youth

Digital Promise

YouthBuild USA , a Digital Promise Adult Learning Beacon , is an international intermediary for a network of 250 community-based YouthBuild programs and schools around the country. We and our partners are committed to bringing the voices and experiences of Opportunity Youth learners (low-income young people of promise, ages 16 to 24) and educators to the conversation about learning differences.

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9 Ways To Support A Culture Of Wellness In Your School

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post 9 Ways To Support A Culture Of Wellness In Your School appeared first on TeachThought. Whole Child Experienced Teacher General

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Movie-Making on Chromebooks: Simple Steps for Getting Started

Class Tech Tips

Today I had the chance to lead a webinar for teachers for the fantastic team at SimpleK12. I’ve shared lots of favorites during SimpleK12 webinars in the past and today I focused on how students and teachers of all ages can create movies on a Chromebook!

Join SETDA: Affiliate Memberships Now Accepted

SETDA's Affiliate program connects non-profit education membership organizations with state leaders. SETDA's mission is to build the capacity of education leaders to improve learning through technology policy & practice. Benefits include: SETDA conferences, webinars and news feeds.

What Is It Like to Learn Math In a Different Language?

MIND Research Institute

As classrooms become more diverse and rich, educators are finding the need to ask this question with great empathy: What is it like to learn math in a different language?

Top 7 education apps for the classroom

Neo LMS

We people are funny creatures. We fight for our liberty of choice like a gorilla beating its chest, yet when we have too many options to choose from we hold still and try to blend in with the surrounding environment like a chameleon and avoid making any decision.

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How Can We Create Amazing Lesson Plans Around #MinecraftEDU? | @PlayCraftLearn @Mr_Isaacs

My Paperless Classroom

On this episode of the TechEducator Podcast we welcome Minecraft EDU team member Meenoo Rami and MIE Expert Steve Isaacs onto the show to talk about how teachers can actually create real world lesson plans around Minecraft Education Edition.

Here Is An Interesting Infographic Featuring The Best Google Apps for Teachers Using Android

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

March , 2017 Below is a collection of some of the best Google apps for teachers and educators using Android. Our selection is based on our previous reviews of apps and tools created and shared.read more. Android Google Apps my freebies

Epic Ways to Celebrate Pi Day

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode #32 with Scottish Maths Teacher Chris Smith From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Chris Smith @aap03102 is a Maths teacher from Scotland where his irrational passion for Pi earns him geeky renown.

10 Ways To Help Kids With Learning Differences That Could Benefit All Students

MindShift

Schools are typically designed to serve the average student, and those with learning differences — such as dyslexia or trouble with executive functioning skills — usually make up a smaller part of the population. Estimates find that 5 to 20 percent of Americans have learning differences. If struggling students don’t find the help they need in school, keeping up with the rest of the class can be an enormous challenge.

Join Us for The Symposium on Global Competencies - Chicago, April 3

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We hope you'll consider joining us for The Symposium on Global Competencies , April 3rd, in Chicago, Illinois, at the Sheraton Grand Hotel.

A Collection of Some Great Google Drive Tools for Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

March 15, 2017 We have revisited our Google Drive add-ons’ chart we published last year and added few more categories to the list. More specifically, we added Drive tools for creating educational.read more. Charts Google Drive Tools

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OMG – Google Classroom For Gmail Accounts

Teacher Tech

Today my life got infinitely better. Google Classroom now allows users with Gmail accounts (email ends in @gmail.com) to join a Google Classroom class. Eventually, Gmail users will be able to create a class, patience! Notice that new features for G Suite ROLL OUT so if your Gmail account does not have access to Google […]. The post OMG – Google Classroom For Gmail Accounts appeared first on Teacher Tech. Classroom Google Intermediate classroom google

5 Ways to Bridge the Gender Gap in STEM

EmergingEdTech

Image Source Keep the Celebration, and Encouragement, Going Year Round With These Ideas Last week, we celebrated International Women’s Day, and March is Women’s History Month. There are some great. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

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How Perla Zamora and Her students in Mexico are Tearing Down Walls

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode #34 The 10-Minute Teacher on Global Collaboration From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Perla Zamora @pzamoraats from Tampico, Mexico is tearing down walls.

Teachers Guide to Create A Class Website Using The New Google Sites

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

March 13, 2017 Here is a step by step guide to help you create a website for your class using the new Google Sites. As you probably know, the new Google Sites 'comes with a bunch of extra.read more. Google Site my freebies

Parkinson’s and the power of business model innovation

The Christensen Institute

Over half of the adult population in the United States suffers from a chronic disease, and $0.86 of every healthcare dollar is spent on a patient with at least one chronic disease.

How Should We Address the Cybersecurity Threats Facing K-12 Schools?

Doug Levin

15 Common Traits of Successful 1:1 Computing Initiatives

Leadership Lounge

During the nearly 30 years that digital technologies have been in use in U.S.

Why students love a game-based learning experience

Neo LMS

For as long as children have preferred playing to sitting quietly and learning their ABCs, preschool teachers have been craftily devising games as Trojan horses to teach them concepts such as shapes, letter recognition, colors, seasons and relationships.

GIVEAWAY: The Chromebook Classroom Book by John Sowash

The CoolCatTeacher

A 10-Minute Teacher Show Giveaway From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. John Sowash will be on the 10-Minute Teacher show on Friday morning sharing his ideas for a Chromebook classroom.

Personalized learning reshapes school PD

District Administration

Coding outside the lines: CoderDojos get kids psyched about programming by turning them loose

The Hechinger Report

Skye Morishita working on the robot she programmed at a recent CoderDojo session in Boston. Photo: Chris Berdik. On a recent Saturday, a squad of Lego robots fitted with markers limped, hopped and spun dizzily across the table.

PL Superpowers - My Journey to Personalized Learning Superpower Stardom

Education Elements

I was blessed to become a Personalized Learning Lexington Education Leadership Award Fellow (2nd Class) back in December of 2015. Education Elements not only influenced my personal work, but it motivated me to make learning meaningful for my students (all 4,970) in an exceptional way. My work in personalized learning has been inspirational in my district. Every district educational leader will always answer yes to certain questions.

The triple threat: affordability, access, and alignment

The Christensen Institute

In a recent paper , I highlight five institutions that are innovating against a triple threat: (1) rising costs, (2) students who are shut out of higher education, and (3) persistent misalignment between what higher education is producing and what the labor market is demanding.

Teachers and IT: How to keep kids safe on Chromebooks

eSchool News

Just a few short years ago, Apple was the undisputed king of tech in schools. If you didn’t have iPads in your classroom, you were planning to get them soon. But today the momentum has shifted dramatically.

5 Must-Have Tech Tools for Formative Assessment

Class Tech Tips

It’s so exciting to see the way that tech tools can transform the way “quick checks” take place in the classroom. When used purposefully, digital tools can provide a window into student thinking, making it easier to figure out who needs extra help or who is ready for something new.

Not All Screen Time Is Created Equal

Catlin Tucker

As a parent, I am fiercely protective of my children. I want them to be kids. I want them to play sports, get lost in great books, collect bugs in our backyard, and engage with one another creating art projects, choreographing dance numbers, and playing good old fashioned board games.