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Reinventing the Right Curriculum Is Impossible — But Necessary!

The Journal

Fixing the curriculum means replacing its current focus on English, math, history, science, etc. with content relevant to a future where 65% of today’s students will have jobs that don’t yet exist! This week’s guest blog by Jonathan Grudin explores making that "impossible" fix … possible

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9 Fine Ways to Do Better 20% Time

The CoolCatTeacher

A global search in education blog post From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Twenty percent time from Google. Or a genius hour. Or passion projects. Or compassion based engineering. I’ve written about these before.

Stop Taking Grading Home

Catlin Tucker

In January I wrote a blog post titled “ New Year’s Resolution: I’m Moving ALL Assessment into the Classroom.” ” I’m here to update everyone. Since January, I have not brought a single stack of digital papers home to grade! It’s been amazing!

6 Tips to Move Large Change Efforts Forward

A Principal's Reflections

Change is a process, not an event. Saying this and fully understanding the intricacies involved with the process of change are two totally different things. Change isn’t something that can just be willed on a person, people, or organization.

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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.

5 Tips for incorporating blended learning into your classroom

Neo LMS

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The role of technology in the PYP

EdTech4Beginners

This post will outline the aims of the PYP (the Primary Years Programme of the International Baccalaureate) and the role that technology plays in helping teachers and students to achieve those goals.

21 Great Websites and Apps for Earth Day

Ask a Tech Teacher

April 22nd is Earth Day. Celebrate it with your students by letting them visit these websites: Breathing earth– the environment. Breathing Earth YouTube Video –of CO2 use, population changes, and more. Conservation Game. Earth Day—NASA Ocean Currents. Earth Day Printables. Eco-friendly house.

The Top Four Benefits of Teaching Online

EdNews Daily

Written by: Elizabeth Jamison. Jennifer had been mentally outlining her novel for years, but with her hectic schedule, she never managed to find the time to write. Suzanne dreamed of running her own business, but was afraid to leave the comfortable safety of her current, stagnant job.

Tips for Successful Digital Parenting

The CoolCatTeacher

A conversation with Weston Kieschnick on the 10-minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. How much time on devices is too much time? Should kids put up their smartphones and talk to each other and parents sometimes?

Teachers’ Guide to Plagiarism

This article provides teachers with a step-by-step guide on how to handle plagiarism in the classroom: it examines the definition of the term "plagiarism" and its types with examples, describes common reasons students plagiarize, and provides tips for teachers to detect and prevent plagiarism among students.

The Importance of Online Personal Learning Networks.

EdTech4Beginners

Personal Learning Networks (PLNs) are the groups of people around us that help us develop skills and knowledge. They can be: Work colleagues. Teachers in other schools. People who you network with. Online PLN’s (usually social media based). What are online PLN’s?

3 Things You Could Learn This Summer to Infuse Your Teaching with Tech

Ask a Tech Teacher

This summer, Ask a Tech Teacher is holding five Summer Learning classes : Tech-infused Teacher (Certificate edition for CEUs or grad class for college credit ). Tech-infused Class. Teach Writing with Tech. 20 Webtools in 20 Days (and the Structured Learning curriculum edition ).

Valuing Professional Learning through Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

Districts across the nation are exploring a new approach to professional learning to meet the evolving needs of today’s diverse classrooms and the educators who lead them.

5 Habits to Start Now to Help Your Classroom Thrive in the Fall

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Want to prepare to have an amazing fall now? Would you rather have a summer to just spend some time healing up and getting yourself back together?

Custom eLearning: What to Consider as an L&D Manager

A custom eLearning project is an exciting opportunity, but any L&D Manager will also tell you it can be challenging. Inno-versity shares 5 points to consider before kicking off your project. These concepts are critical to addressing the most common pain points which, IF addressed, will ensure success.

7 Great Ways to Use Google for Education

EdTech4Beginners

In this computerized era, Google is the most commonly used tool in everyday life; from starting a day with Google News to saying good night to a friend using Hangouts. Along with social uses, Google has a significant role in education.

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A Pilot Test of Revision Assistant and What We Learned in the Process

Ask a Tech Teacher

Revision Assistant , part of the Turnitin family, is a comprehensive virtual writing assistant for students that allows them to digitally edit and rewrite documents for any class.

From Teacher to Student and Back Again

Digital Promise

In each of the Verizon Innovative Learning Schools , educator professional development is a major component on the journey to enhance student learning and engagement.

How the African STEP Dance Ignited Kids at Ron Clark Academy

The CoolCatTeacher

A conversation with Junior Bernadin on episode 58 of the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. African Step, based on the African Gum Boot Dance, has an American version with a competition.

Key Elements for Successful eLearning Projects

Discover how this rapid development process creates engaging, custom learning solutions on a timeline that works for you, why a strong learning culture is important, and how to showcase your Return on Learning (ROL) using data to tell the story.

School Visits Provide Startup Confirmation and Inspiration

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

A stop in two classrooms to watch students work with ed-tech product Listenwise proved it's important for entrepreneurs to stay close to their customers. The post School Visits Provide Startup Confirmation and Inspiration appeared first on Market Brief.

169 Tech Tip #20: How to Add a Link to MS Word

Ask a Tech Teacher

In these 169 tech-centric situations, you get an overview of pedagogy—the tech topics most important to your teaching—as well as practical strategies to address most classroom tech situations, how to scaffold these to learning, and where they provide the subtext to daily tech-infused education.

What is Fidelity of Implementation?

Battelle for Kids

Fidelity of Implementation is the commitment to following all policies and procedures when delivering an intervention. It is a critical aspect of any program implementation and research endeavor to evaluate effectiveness. P21 Blog

Motivating Special Needs Breakthroughs #mondaymotivation

The CoolCatTeacher

A special needs conversation with Jennifer Cronk on episode 56 of the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Empowering special needs students with technologies is one of the greatest ways to motivate and ignite their learning.

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EdTech at School

This E-book is designed to support educators with case studies of education technology use at school.

Chrome Extensions Can Boost and Celebrate Literacy Among K–12 Students

EdTech Magazine

By Noah Geisel Leveraging a popular web browser can help teachers explore and track new ways of reading. Internet Mobile Apps Mobility Software Web Browsers

A new resource guide from Kiddom: Standards-based Grading for ELA and Social Studies

Ask a Tech Teacher

Kiddom is a free standards-based platform designed to help teachers curate individual learning experiences ( see my review here ). Now, they’re giving away their Standards-based Grading Guide–for free: Humanities Teachers, Rejoice!

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Teachers as Product Managers

Battelle for Kids

During a conversation with a stranger on a flight home, I started describing what I later realized was the rationale for the P21 Framework of 21st Century Learning in the context of a Software As a Service (SaaS) Product. I’m a geek I know, but in my defense, the stranger was a Product Manager and the analogy worked. P21 Blog

3 Strategies for Using G Suite for Education in the K-3 Classroom

EdTechTeacher

G Suite for Education provides opportunities for students of all ages to learn and grow. When combined with a Chromebook or laptop, the core G Suite programs create a powerful platform for learning.

6 eLearning Trends in Custom eLearning Solutions

Most digital learning trends focus too much on the "digital" and not enough on the "learning". It is not enough that content builders master available tools. We need a return to core learning fundamentals. Get Inno-Versity's eBook for 6 of the most important trends coming to digital learning.

Teaching teachers to relinquish control

The Christensen Institute

The new report How to create higher performing, happier classrooms in seven moves: A playbook for teachers ” tells stories of teachers who improved student engagement and academic results by introducing seven specific, practical moves into their classrooms that replicate the successes of top managers in cutting-edge workplaces. For the next three months, I’ll be doing deep dives into each of these important moves.

Summer Tech Camp–Everything You Need

Ask a Tech Teacher

Summer Tech Camp Survival Kit. From Ask a Tech Teacher. Are you teaching a Summer Tech Camp to Kids? We have the solution: Build Your Own Adventure. 230 value for $179. This is not training for you (you can find Summer Learning options here). This provides you with materials to run a tech camp for students. Weeks: 3 weeks (can be repeated). Hours per day: 4 or 6 hours per day, both options available in the same resource collection.

Why Kids Who Have Trouble Behaving in Preschool Fall Behind

Digital Promise

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. The landscape of early schooling is drastically changing. More and more children are attending school at an earlier age. At the same time, early childhood and kindergarten programs are increasing focus on academic content. But are these children ready for school?