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.

Coding or Critical Thinking?


As the Hour of Code again approaches, I ponder the efficacy of encouraging all schools to participate under the banner of coding. To be involved in EdTech is to interact with articles , TED Talks , and apps that encourage coding.

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 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.

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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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.

Scaling Innovation: A System’s Approach to Transforming Teaching & Learning

Digital Promise

Like many other districts in the League of Innovative Schools, our team at Bristol Warren Regional School District (BWRSD) has a firm understanding of best practice and current research. However, the difficulty in scaling any innovation is converting the theory into action.

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A Fantastic Construction Game, With Lots Of Uses In The Classroom.


What is The Sandbox? The Sandbox is an app in which you can build vast worlds (think Minecraft but in 2D). Have a look at the intro video: How did I use it in a lesson? As part of our topic on mountains, as a starter activity, I asked the pupils to build a mountain and then map the different zones.

Using @Quizlet to Begin AP Calculus Prep – Review Notecards w Example Questions #edtech


When we begin our review in AP Calculus AB, I always use a very popular worksheet that is broken into two columns — “when you see the words…” is written on the left and “this is what you think of doing…” is written on the right.

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.

What Did SXSWedu Have to Say About Adult Learning?

Digital Promise

What did this year’s SXSWedu conference have to say about adult learning? Turns out, more than you might think. SXSWedu is one of the country’s largest educational technology conferences and, as most of these conferences go, has tended to focus more on the K-12 segment than on adults who are in need of foundational skills to help them advance in the workforce.

Innovation in Africa: Where the digital and analog worlds collide

The Christensen Institute

In preparation for my TEDxGaborone 2017 talk, I was interviewed by Afrolutionist’s Mmabatho Motsamai. We discussed digital innovations and Africa’s prospects for the future.

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


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.

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

Doug Levin

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.

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Powerful Language Learning in the 21st Century

The CoolCatTeacher

Rachelle Dene Poth talks language learning and STEAM on 10MT From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Rachelle Dene Poth @rdene915 talks about teaching Spanish and STEAM with technology, student choice , and project based learning.

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Activating Student Thinking through Strategic Annotations

Digital Promise

Teachers are always looking for ways to facilitate deeper student learning through reading. The true goal of any classroom is to prepare students not only for comprehension, but also higher-order analysis where they feel comfortable interpreting content and using it in new ways. Getting there, however, requires that students understand how to practice metacognition and critical thinking while reading; teachers cannot simply hand students text and expect them to do so.

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.

How Socioeconomic Diversity In Schools Helps All Students


“Millions of poor, disadvantaged students are trapped in failing schools.” ” So said President Trump at the White House recently.

Why six states still spend nothing on preschool

The Hechinger Report

Aaron Thompson and Peyton Stilwell, both 4, race a car around a track in their Head Start classroom, which is housed in a public elementary school in Caldwell, Idaho. Photo: Lillian Mongeau. IDAHO CITY, Idaho — In 1864, the tiny town of Idaho City was the biggest American settlement in the state.

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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?

Interview with Alan November: The key to deep learning? Listen more, risk more, learn more @PearDeck @Wacom


I had the awesome privilege to do an interview with Alan November , which was highlighted on eSchool News: The key to deep learning? Listen more, risk more, learn more.

Growing An Educator Pipeline Starts By Sparking Student Passion For Teaching


When Michael Shaner was a freshman at Smyrna High School he joined the Future Educators Association club to explore an interest in teaching. At that time, club members mostly talked about issues in education and what a career in teaching entailed.

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Video: Inside a jail school trying to treat kids like scholars not criminals

The Hechinger Report

Nearly 50,000 young people are in juvenile jails across the country, where educational options are often minimal. The juvenile detention center in New Orleans was no different — until a new group of educators took over, with a different approach.

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Multiple Choice

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Read the original version here. One of the key elements of the curriculum-design approach known as Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is student engagement — creating opportunities for students to become engaged and stay motivated, to believe that what they’re learning is important, and to feel capable in their learning.

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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.

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.

OPINION: Why is Trump’s ed secretary ignoring the biggest development in education since the printing press?

The Hechinger Report

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos arrives in the House Chamber before President Donald Trump addressed a joint session of Congress in the Capitol, February 28, 2017. Photo: Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call.

Project Galaxy Bazaar : Training Students for Ethical Entrepreneurship Leadership in the 21st Century

P21 Blogazine

As a Business teacher to grades 11 and 12 at S N Kansagra School in India, I have always wondered, "Is whatever I am doing in the classroom is good enough for my students? Or, do I need to incorporate something more to make them future ready?". P21 Blog

Why students love a game-based learning experience


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.

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.

Isn’t desegregation a measure of educational quality?

The Hechinger Report

Eboni Walker, executive director of the Hoffman Early Learning Center, is currently recruiting “families who value the research that shows children learn best in these diverse environments.”. Admit it.