Sat.Mar 18, 2017 - Fri.Mar 24, 2017

Doing More With The Classroom Makerspace

The Web20Classroom

When I was 6 or 7 years old I was at home on a boring rainy weekend. Being an inquisitive kid and generally looking for mischief I found some tools in a closet and decided something in my house needed taking a apart.

Formative Assessment Tools and Tips from Monica Burns #FormativeTech

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 37 of The 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Monica Burns, author of #FormativeTech , shares essential tools and tips for effective formative assessment. Learn how to get results. Pick some tools. Accelerate learning.

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How to Differentiate Questions with Google Forms

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Differentiate Questions with Google Forms appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Shut the Front Door (Again)! Updated Differentiation with Google Forms! UPDATED March 2017! There are so many amazing things we can do with Google Forms.

Creating Control: Managing Bullying in the Classroom

EdNews Daily

One of every four students reports being bullied during the school year, according to the National Bullying Prevention Center. Bullying in the classroom has always been a problem, and educators are now taking bullying seriously.

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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Why I Hack My Classroom

EdNews Daily

Written By: Grace O’Shea. New York City, Summer 2011. I was excited to be joining a force of Teaching Fellows poised to tackle the opportunity gap in NYC. I began my summer school assignment feeling a healthy mix of zeal and terror. I was about to go live. The challenge?

12 Potential Education Technology Implementation Pitfalls and Ways to Avoid Them

EmergingEdTech

I originally wrote this piece back in 2012 for inclusion in a collaborative effort that celebrated the 5 year anniversary of the popular website and “Ning” at Classroom20.com. Numerous. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

You Probably Believe Some Learning Myths: Take Our Quiz To Find Out

NPR Learning and Tech

A new survey shows widespread misconceptions and unfounded confidence about learning. Image credit: LA Johnson/NPR

Teaching Morals and Ethics In a World of Gray

The CoolCatTeacher

A Cathy Rubin Global Education Discussion From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. The murderous mobster Jimmy Hoffa once said, “I may have my faults, but being wrong ain’t one of them.”

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.

How This Teacher Builds A Professional Learning Community Online

EdNews Daily

This is the first article in our series about building professional learning communities for online teachers. In this series, we share ideas from online teachers who work at 51Talk. 51Talk is the largest online English education platform in China.

6 Best Practices for Building Positive Teacher-Student Relationships

Brilliant or Insane

Brilliant or Insane. Chances are you didn’t need Hattie or any researcher telling you about the importance of student-teacher relationships. As a first year teacher, I somewhat smugly felt when it came to student-teacher relationships, “You either have it, or you don’t.”

The 2017 Honor Roll: EdTech’s Must-Read K–12 IT Blogs

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez From gurus to classroom tech champions to communities, we’ve got the latest batch of top K–12 blogs. Classroom

Effective Student-Led Parent Conferences

The CoolCatTeacher

Laura Penrod Stock interviewed on Episode 38 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Help students share their work. Give them a voice. Students can lead parent conferences. They can share a year-long portfolio of work.

Healthy Body, Healthy Mind: The Impact of School Lunch on Student Performance

EdNews Daily

By now, it is no mystery that what people eat has an effect on their daily physical and mental health. When people keep themselves well-nourished, they can participate more fully and effectively in a wide variety of activities.

The Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of A Special Education Student

NPR Learning and Tech

In a case involving a Colorado school district, the high court finds that schools must ensure students make more than minimal progress. Image credit: Andrew Harnik/AP

Teachers: This change is causing dramatic gains in student achievement

eSchool News

[ Editor’s note : This post by Alan November, written exclusively for eSchool Media, is part of a series of upcoming articles by this notable education thought leader. Check back later this month for the next must-read post!].

Volunteers Who Are Changing Perceptions About STEM

MIND Research Institute

The challenges of getting students interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math)/STEAM (including the arts) are well-documented and the implications for our economy are staggering.

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KidZania: Hands-On Kid Sized Cities Coming To America

EdNews Daily

The world’s fastest growing experiential learning center for children is coming to the U.S., promising to bring unique educational experiences to American children.

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Schools collect reams of data, inspiring a move to make sense of it all

The Hechinger Report

Almost every school collects and stores information on how students perform. Test scores. Attendance. Demographics. And on and on. Now, more than ever, digital programs make it easy to gather, slice and dice these numbers.

6 Ways to Use Adobe Spark with Google Classroom

Class Tech Tips

Tomorrow I’m headed home from Barcelona where I gave the closing keynote at ITworldEdu. It was such a privilege to share meaningful, sustainable and scalable ways to create engaging learning experiences in the digital world.

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Give Kids What They Deserve #MondayMotivation #kidsdeserveit

The CoolCatTeacher

Adam Welcome on episode 36 of The 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Adam Welcome @awelcome inspires us to treat kids in positive ways. As co-author of Kids Deserve It , Adam gives us all a task to do at school today.

Intent vs. Impact

The Principal of Change

Speaking to a group of principals, one of the participants, thanked me for my time, and gave a very elegant “call-to-action” to the group. It was not simply discussing what I talked about, but what they needed to do to move forward.

How Will the Internet of Things Impact Education?

EdTech Magazine

By Jessica Leigh Brown Connected classrooms can help track people and things digitally, experts say. Internet of Things Networking

A mother and son go from homeless to college

The Hechinger Report

Moises Urena a SUNY student who grew up homeless lobbies for increased state aid during a visit to the Capitol Wednesday March 8, 2017 in Albany, NY. Photo: John Carl D'Annibale / Times Union.

Preparation for the New World of Work

A Principal's Reflections

A great deal has been written about the future and the importance of preparing students with the skills, mindset, and attributes necessary for success in a rapidly evolving world.

District sees massive STEM gains with VR

eSchool News

The students at Franklin Square Union Free School District in Nassau County, New York, had already studied the layers of the earth. They’d seen a video, discussed the concept, and even taken apart a physical class model.

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The Web20Classroom - Untitled Article

The Web20Classroom

Steven Anderson and Shaelynn Farnsworth lay out what Connected Educators do and how it’s a always a work in progress. Educators today can no longer just walk into the classroom, shut their door and teach.

Placement rates, other data colleges provide consumers are often alternative facts

The Hechinger Report

When prospective students want to know how much money they’ll make if they major in a particular field at Montgomery College, it goes to great lengths to give them an answer.

Disengaged Teachers: A Problem We Need to Solve

Catlin Tucker

I frequently hear about high numbers of students who are not engaged in their learning, but I hear less about teachers who are not engaged in their work.

11 online tools & apps for dyslexic students

eSchool News

In the past, dyslexia was rarely recognized, and when it was, very little was put in place for the student. It was assumed that students were being lazy, not paying attention, or being disruptive because they were badly behaved, not because they were infuriated.

Addressing cyberbullying and online safety in schools

Neo LMS

Learning environments differ widely.

5 Reasons Why Educators Need to Network

Indiana Jen

Terms like “networking” are often reserved for the business world. Many educators not only do not proactively network, but they are often discouraged from doing so. However, networking is essential to professional growth and, thus, for educational professionals.

How to Incorporate Digital Learning for Increased Student Success

techlearning

Blended learning is driving student success in schools across the U.S., and education leaders in school districts far and wide are taking notice of the results. Blended learning combines online learn. Techlearning T-L Partner Post