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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.

Why EdTech Initiatives Fail (…and a support to help!)

Tom Murray

Over the past decade, as school district budgets have remained relatively stagnant, spending on educational technology has continued to accelerate.

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How do you deal with cyber-bullying in schools? 

EdTech4Beginners

Recently, I have noticed that cases of cyber-bullying are being reported more and more often in the news. As social media and technology is already a central part of children’s lives, online safety is an incredibly important issue to tackle. What is cyberbullying?

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.”

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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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.

How do you ditch “safe teaching” when prepping for THE test?

Ditch That Textbook

In a recent blog post, I suggested that what we consider “safe teaching” might be risky teaching after all. In this post, I talked about how all the traditional, overused teaching techniques — lectures, worksheets, etc. — are easy for students to ignore. And when they’re ignoring instruction, there might as well be no instruction [.]. Teaching Uncategorized creative teaching edtech educational technology high-stakes testing student engagement

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.

7 hilarious technology memes!

EdTech4Beginners

Everyone loves a good meme! Here’s 10 to make your Friday a little more enjoyable. Share your funny memes below ! Tagged: edtech , education , meme , tech , technology. education edtech tech technology meme

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.

You are in the miracle business — the best business to be in

Ditch That Textbook

The system is getting in the way. Sir Ken Robinson has counseled education leaders all over the world. He’s seen what works and what doesn’t. And there’s a lot we can do in the United States — and in other countries — to improve. Take standardization and competition. We’re mass-producing lessons and units for the [.]. Teaching Uncategorized creative teaching innovation macul17 sir ken robinson

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5 Ideas to Improve Rural Education in America

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 40 of #10MT Interviews Daisy Dyer Duerr From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Daisy Dyer Duerr @DaisyDyerDuerr reimagines what rural education can be. Rural education has a significant majority of perpetually impoverished counties in America.

Video: Take A Look Inside My Classroom, by @Wacom #edtech #flipclass

techieMusings

I am really excited to share a sneak peek inside my classroom with all of you who read this blog! Wacom developed the video embedded below to highlight how educators can use their technology to enhance teaching and learning.

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.

A Framework for Implementing Maker Education Activities Presentation

User Generated Education

I am facilitating two mini-workshops at ASCD Empower 17 and the 2017 ASCD Conference on Teaching Excellence on using a framework for implementating maker education activities. The description for my session is: Providing a framework for maker activities helps ensure that their use is intentional and that meaningful learning is extracted from these experiences.

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.

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

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?

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.

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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.

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

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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.

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.

4 Tools To Help Kids Understand Conflict and Self-Control

MindShift

Let’s face it: Kids have diverse opinions and they’re bound to disagree with one another. Today arguments occur not only in the hallway or classroom, but online as well. And whether or not these conflicts escalate can depend on how well students recognize and manage their emotions.

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Designing The Perfect School: 7 Principles Of Sustainable Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post Designing The Perfect School: 7 Principles Of Sustainable Learning appeared first on TeachThought. Learning Models Terry Heick General Veteran Teacher

Education Budget Cuts, Student Aid Problems And More

NPR Learning and Tech

Trump's proposed 13 percent budget cut is the top education story of the week. Also: What's happening with student aid. Image credit: Hanna Barczyk for NPR

Creating a Culture of Relearning in Your CBE Classroom

Education Elements

The biggest frustration I hear from teachers who are implementing competency-based education (CBE, also known as mastery-based education or learning) is that students' motivation drops considerably when they realize they can retake tests until they get a passing score. It seems, much to the chagrin of the teachers, some students no longer take assessments seriously.

Students See A New World With More Accurate Maps

MindShift

Students throughout Boston are getting a radically different view of the world, one laminated 24-by-36-inch sheet of paper at a time.

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What Makes SEL Work?

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Read the original version here. What is the key to a high-quality social-emotional learning program that makes a lasting impact? It has to be a whole-school effort, according to developmental psychologist Stephanie Jones and her research team at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Just Announced: FREE Future Ready Schools Institutes

Tom Murray

As many readers of my blog know, I serve as the Director of Innovation for Future Ready Schools® , a project of the Alliance for Excellent Education , located in Washington, D.C. So, today, I’m excited to share that we have officially released our 2017 Regional Institute dates and locations ! What’s great about these events? They are completely free for school leaders. No catch.

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.

School Suspensions Have Plunged: We Don't Yet Know If That's Good News

NPR Learning and Tech

A controversial new paper suggests schools in New York City are less safe now that fewer students are being suspended. Image credit: Malte Mueller/Getty Images/fStop

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Joining Together to Best Serve Florida’s Adult Learners

Digital Promise

The Florida Adult and Technical Distance Education Consortium ( FATDEC ) began in 1999 with one mission: to make education easily accessible for adult learners by harnessing the emergent world of online learning. Many years and many ed-tech developments later, FATDEC has become a leader in leveraging the power of collaboration to support adult learners.

For Students to Thrive in the 21st Century the Ever-Widening Skills Gap Must be Addressed

P21 Blogazine

Soft skills. Life success skills. Social and emotional learning. People skills. College and career readiness. P21 Framework. All of these terms represent one thing - a worldwide skills gap epidemic. P21 Blog