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Battling Against Traditional Perceptions of Teaching and Learning

Catlin Tucker

My goal with blended learning has always been to shift the focus from me to my students. I want to place them at the center of learning. I want them to ask questions, conduct research, engage in conversations, collaborate with peers, and make meaning for themselves. I believe this is the best way to prepare them for life. However, the truth is that.

@Quizizz : Say Goodbye to Worksheets and Crosswords

The CoolCatTeacher

A conversation with Jon Corippo on episode 92 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Jon Corippo @jcorippo talks about one of his favorite tools, Quizizz. He shares how you can use this tool to teach vocabulary and save time for other things! Listen Now. Listen on iTunes. Stream by clicking here. Download the transcript by clicking here or scroll down to read the transcript on this page.


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Design Thinking Process and UDL Planning Tool for STEM, STEAM, Maker Education

User Generated Education

Post by Jackie Gerstein, Ed.D. jackiegerstein and Barbara Bray @bbray27. Crossed posted at [link]. If there is a makerspace in your school, it may be down the hall, in the library, or in another building. If there is someone other than the teacher managing the makerspace or there is a schedule for the school, your kids may only be able to use it once a week or month.

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10 Summer Jobs For Teachers 2017

EdNews Daily

Summer is here. School is out. Looking for part time summer jobs for teachers or summer teacher employment? Please find 10 summer jobs for teachers in 2017 listed below. These companies are hiring now. You will also find a good variety of online summer jobs for teachers. 10 Summer Jobs For Teachers in 2017: Back to Basics Learning Dynamics is hiring experienced, accomplished tutors, teachers, translators, interpreters, and education specialists in Delaware. Back to Basics Learning Dynamics, Inc.

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.

Supporting the Full Life-Cycle for OER-Based Lessons is Critically Important

The Journal

In the "old" paper world, teachers had evolved a comfortable process for managing the life-cycle of a lesson; developing, distributing, enacting, assessing, reflecting, sharing. In this week’s blog post, we argue that in the "new" world of OER-based lessons, teachers again must be supported in managing the full life-cycle of a lesson

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6 Tech Activities for Your Summer School Program

Ask a Tech Teacher

With the growing interest in coding comes a call for after school tech camps that supersize student enthusiasm for technology. If you’ve been tasked (or volunteered) to run this activity, here are five activities that will tech-infuse participants: Debate. Write an ebook. Genius Hour. Service Learning. 15 Digital Tools in 15 Days. Khan Academy. Debate. Working in groups, students research opposite sides of an issue, then debate it in front of class.

5 Advantages of Online Professional Development for Teachers

EdNews Daily

The number of teachers who participate in online professional development is rising at a faster rate than any other time in history. Today, prospective teachers can take full online degrees for certification, whether it is to obtain a bachelor’s degree or a graduate degree. Practicing educators can take online professional development for various reasons.

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Winston-Salem Innovation Literacy Project

Battelle for Kids

During the spring semester of 2017, as a part of EDU 377/677: Literacy in the 21st Century, a course offered through the Department of Education at Wake Forest University, a group of undergraduate and graduate students were tasked with attempting to define literacy in the 21st century. P21 Blog

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Maker Learning Research Webinar: Maker Empowerment

Digital Promise

For the last year, working groups focused on maker-centered learning and research in the League of Innovative Schools have joined forces to focus on the research behind the national wave of enthusiasm in maker learning. This working group’s first online meeting featured Dr. Kylie Peppler discussing the topic of creative learning opportunities and outcomes in maker learning environments.

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).

What You Might Have Missed in May

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are the most-read posts for the month of May: Why Blended Learning Fits Your Class, 3 Issues to Think About, and 5 Easy Ways to Begin. 9 Must-have Tools for Ed Conferences. ORIGO Stepping Stones 2.0–A A Versatile, Easy-to-Use Math Program. 19 Ways Students Keep Learning Fresh Over the Summer. Studying for Finals: 5 Collaborative Online Methods to Try in Your Classroom. 2 Webtools You Can Learn This Summer to Differentiate Lesson Plans. Can an AI Save the World? How Great is MS Office Mix.

10 Companies Hiring Teachers Over the Summer

EdNews Daily

Summer is here. School is out. If you are a teacher looking for a summer gig, or unique ways to make extra money over your break, please find 10 companies hiring now. Some of these jobs are remote, too. You will also find a good variety specific for educators. These 10 companies are hiring teachers over the summer 2017: Back to Basics Learning Dynamics is hiring experienced, accomplished tutors, teachers, translators, interpreters, and education specialists in Delaware.

The Vocabulary Doctors: How to Teach Vocabulary

The CoolCatTeacher

A conversation with Dr. Kimberly Tyson and Dr. Angela Peery on episode 94 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Dr. Kimberly Tyson @ tysonkimberly and Dr. Angela Peery @ drangelapeery share their advice for helping students learn blended vocabulary.

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An Expanded Definition of Student Success

Digital Promise

Erin Mote and Eric Tucker lead Brooklyn Lab Schools , a group of charter schools in downtown Brooklyn, and are focused on building systems that support an expanded definition of student success. Brooklyn Lab recently won a grant to expand their work from middle schools to two high schools through support from the XQ Super School project and the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

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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.

Need a New Job? Here’s What You Do

Ask a Tech Teacher

You’ve been teaching for five years and love what you’re doing. You consider yourself darn lucky to be working with colleagues that are friends and a boss who always puts your needs first. Most of the teachers at your school have been there years — even decades — and you have no doubt that, too, will be you. So, you don’t bother to keep your resume up-to-date or expand your teaching skills other than what is required for your position.

Teacher Input Essential to Startup Product Development

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

By getting a strong group of teachers to provide input on a startup product at the beginning, you create a group of future cheerleaders and super-users. The post Teacher Input Essential to Startup Product Development appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog Educational Technology/Ed-Tech startup Teachers

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16 Things They Don’t Tell You About Teaching

The CoolCatTeacher

Motivational Monday - episode 91 podcast and blog simul-post From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. You know, there are some things that I’d really like to tell you as a teacher, some things I wish that somebody had told me. Teaching is Hard. The first thing that nobody ever really told me is just how hard it is to teach. There are days where I’m tired before first period even starts, and I wonder how I’m going to do it.

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Challenges in Curation: Successfully Integrating Open Educational Resources in the Classroom

Digital Promise

Start the Facebook live broadcast. Check. Get the app loaded to take audience questions. Check. Start live-tweeting the discussion. Check. Welcome your panelists and attendees to your SXSWedu panel. Check. The best laid plans can fail when you overlook the simplest of details.

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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.

Teachers: Already planning next year? Here are 4 ideas

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are 4 Ways Teachers Can Better Prepare for the Next School Year , thanks to Kiddom , the online platform with a mission to make your lessons easier to plan, assess, and analyze: Put Time Back in Your School Day. Time is precious. As this school year ends, learn how to save time and plan effectively for next year with these four strategies using Kiddom. Learn More. Happy Teaching & Learning! The Kiddom Team. More about Kiddom: Kiddom Redesigns Student Experience.

There Can Be No Privacy without Security

Doug Levin

If there is an Achilles' heel to a future of robust personalized learning for all K-12 students, it is the uneven attention to the cybersecurity risks facing school information technology assets and data. In this post, I offer emerging lessons about real and perceived information security issues facing schools from the data underlying the K-12 Cyber Incident Map.

Why educators should consider scenario-based learning


The e-learning landscape is a continuum of different instructional designs meant to adapt to individual student needs. This is where scenario-based learning comes in, where learners are immersed in real-life and situational scenarios that lets them gather skills and information. In other words, scenario-based learning is a just another face of learning by doing. Including scenarios in your e-learning materials could be your recipe for success.

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360 Filmmakers Challenge Stories: Borderline

Digital Promise

The 360 Filmmakers Challenge inspires the next generation of virtual reality creators by encouraging high school students to produce 360° films that make an impact. This is a story about “ Borderline: Crossing the Border, Reaching the Dream , ” winner of the Tell 360° Award. In response to their teacher’s charge to “tell me a story,” five high school students shared the experience of being a first-generation American in their 360° film “Borderline: Crossing the Border, Reaching the Dream.”.

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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!

Leadership Opportunities in School: Two Students' Perspective

Battelle for Kids

Student leadership not only creates opportunities for students to invest in their own learning, but it also provides avenues to collaborate with peers, teachers and administrators alike. It also helps increase public speaking skills, student voice, and empowerment along with school spirit and a sense of personal power and strength. Below are two students reflections about the power of student leadership. P21 Blog

YouTube Kids: A fantastic resource whilst keeping children safe online.


YouTube Kids is a fantastic app! Watch my video tutorial below to see how it works – it’s really simple to set up. Have you used YouTube Kids? What did you think? Leave a comment below. Tagged: child safety , children , e-safety , edtech , education , kids , learning , online safety , teachers , teaching , video , youtube. education child safety children e-safety edtech kids learning online safety teachers teaching video youtube

An Australian Math Classroom with iPads

The CoolCatTeacher

A conversation with Tom Davidson in episode 93 of the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Tom Davidson @trdvo shares how he uses iPads in his math classes to teach. He’ll talk about Explain Everything, SeeSaw, Aurasma and his workflow with some sample lessons. If you’re using iPads or want to compare how math is being taught somewhere else, this is a wonderful classroom Wednesday that you don’t want to miss!

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QR codes on the streets of China

Dangerously Irrelevant

Thomas Friedman said: China has moved so fast into a cashless society, where everyone pays for everything with a mobile phone, that Chinese newspapers report beggars in major cities have started to place a printout of a QR code in their begging bowls so any passer-by can scan it and use mobile payment apps like Alibaba’s Alipay or Tencent’s WeChat Wallet to contribute to the beggar’s mobile payment account.

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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.

Associate for Success

A Principal's Reflections

I cannot overstate the importance of trust in establishing the foundation for relationships. In addition to trust various other elements contribute to the growth and strengthening of relationships. One that might not readily come to mind is association. The act of associating with others can contribute to positive relationship building and is linked to the awareness of your own defined leadership persona.

E-Safety: A free poster for your classroom / computer room


I recently made an e-safety poster using the Canva. You can find my tutorial explaining how to use this excellent tech tool HERE. Please feel free to print the poster – for the high resolution PDF file, click HERE. Tagged: child protection , e-safety , education , graphic , learning , online safety , poster , teaching , teaching resources. education child protection e-safety graphic learning online safety poster teaching teaching resources

Don’t forget about pedagogy when chasing technology!


What schools can learn from a simple tailor. What does tailoring have to do with education? Nothing much would be an average answer, but I beg to differ. And the following story will make my case. You see, I grew up wearing almost only tailor-made clothes. They were unique, they fit me perfectly, and all my friends and classmates envied me for this. No, my parents were not millionaires. My mother was a professional tailor.

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